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A White Cottage

Oh how I love a white cottage! Be still my beating heart. I’ve shared several white cottages on this blog, including this lovely and this white farmhouse beauty.

A White Cottage

Oh, how I adore a wrap around porch … DREAMY! Can you imagine sitting out there in the morning with your coffee watching the world go by?

A White Cottage

I am in love with real, authentic, working shutters. And gas lanterns? Nothing like the ambience of a lantern!

A White Cottage

Love the wood front door and the welcoming front porch!

A White Cottage

So much to love about this cottage kitchen…subway tile, wood counters, open shelves, the lighting, farmhouse sink, red barstools? The details are all so charming! I’d love to spend the day in there baking while my blogging friends sat on the barstools sampling treats, laughing and catching up on life!

A White Cottage

A creative concealment! I knew I loved this house. That shutter is hiding an electrical panel!

A White Cottage

Love the simplicity of this room, I adore the red beds!A White Cottage

Sigh! A potting shed! Can you imagine yourself there working in your garden?

Hope this dreamy white cottage has inspired you today as much as it inspires me!

You may not live in anything like this, but it is fun to dream isn’t it?

this post was originally featured June 2009

images: My Home


  1. Stacy

    What a gem. Love the working shutters. One of my requirements if I ever own a house with shutters.

  2. TriciaRose

    It looks brand spanking new – is it a show house? The details are so well thought out – gas lamps yet! I’d settle for the potting shed…
    .-= TriciaRose´s last blog ..An Artisan’s Driftwood Home =-.

  3. Heather

    Hi Melissa – This is a beautiful house – I love the kitchen and the shutter electric panel. A nice way to start a Monday morning.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..Sunday Afternoon Walk =-.

  4. crush.

    maybe someday when the children are grown. >sigh< for know it's nice to dream…
    .-= crush.´s last blog ..inspired by :: Beki =-.

  5. Liz

    Oh that is my perfect home – just gorgeous x

  6. Becky K.

    I don’t usually gravitate to white…but in these cases it is beautiful.
    That little potting shed stole my heart!

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..The Suit Had to Be Blue! =-.

  7. Suzann

    WOW. thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I LOVE the pops of red throughout. You’ve given me a push to do something a bit over the edge for me. thanks.
    .-= Suzann´s last blog ..Parenthood… =-.

  8. Sarah

    Amazing – I love everything about it! I would get so much baking, gardening, and reading done in that house (once I stopped staring at how beautiful everything is, of course)!
    .-= Sarah @ Dream In Domestic´s last blog ..Pining After the Simpler Life =-.

  9. Myrnie

    Sigh….SO lovely! My parents just put an offer on a cottage on Guemes Island (I’m guessing YOU know where that is :) I keep begging my mom to let me go thrifting with her to outfit the kitchen, etc….and she’s adamant that she’s going to use the Shabby Chic line from Target :) So, so lovely- thank you for sharing pictures!
    .-= Myrnie´s last blog ..In the Which I Babble Giddily =-.

  10. g.suzie

    Oh, it’s all so perfect, but my favorite things are the shutter and the potting shed is to die for!!! Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven.

  11. Ashley Taylor

    Our whole family loves this house. DH loves the wraparound porch. And my daughter said “I hope we can buy that house before someone else does” I had to tell her I don’t think it is for sale and I don’t even know where it is. :)

  12. sherry goodloe

    LOVE wrap around porches! And yes, I CAN see myself out there in the morning having my coffee and watching the birds and waving at the neighbors and . . . .sigh
    .-= sherry goodloe´s last blog ..CHARMing Day at Whimzy! =-.

  13. ann marie

    I really love white cottages/homes. There are some wonderful ones on Martha’s Vineyard, with gardens to die for! Those red beds stole my heart though.
    .-= ann marie´s last blog ..My Fabulous Studio!! =-.

  14. Sara

    We lived in a white farmhouse with a wraparound porch when I was in middle school. I loved that house and dream of having a place like it. Lots of big rooms, shutters w/ bats behind them (!), nooks and crannies. It was amazing.
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..As Seen on the Road =-.

  15. Nikki

    I LOVE this cottage. I love everything white. Kitchens, baths, bedrooms, houses…*sigh* Why do I have dogs.
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..I should’ve married Al Gore =-.

  16. April

    I love that potting shed…I dream of potting sheds!!!!
    .-= April´s last blog ..He is Risen! =-.

  17. Brooke

    Please reveal where this house is; I’m stopping on my way home from work to pick up boxes and start packing…

  18. Anon

    Your post had me craving a little deep south landscape inspiration for our new house, so I set out to look up some great traditional neighborhoods I knew would have good landscaping. And what did I find? But your house for sale! It’s 32 Harford in the Hambersham neighborhood in Beaufort, SC. It can be yours for $479,000.

    I have to say I don’t care much for the earthy Tuscan colors in the family room – they seem quite out of place to me for the sunny Carolina coast. The staging also feels exceptionally, badly artificial to me. (“Oh yes, let me place my straw purse just so here at the foot of the bed beside this faux fern. I’ll be along in just a minute!”)

  19. Ramona Owen

    Oh my ~ my! Be still my singing heart. Simply lovely.

    Smiles ~ Ramona
    .-= Ramona Owen´s last blog .. =-.

  20. Tara

    i have several of those pictures in my archives….so inspiring!

  21. Tracy

    We are on the same bloggy wavelength… only you’re so good, you keep beating me to it! First, patios and now white cottages. Two half-way written posts I’ll have to scrap!
    Love this house! Lots of ideas I could incorporate into my own little (stuccobox) cottage.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Local Color : Garden Events =-.

  22. Gail

    You took my dream home and put it into a post. It brought a tear to my eye…both for beauty and for the fact I don’t live in it!

  23. Jill

    I do have a white cottage and have thought about painting it a color but alway go back to liking the simplicity of the white – coming up with a color I will LOVE for awhile seems unrealistic for me! It seems for me, I never tire of simple, clean white – on anything! Love these images!
    .-= Jill´s last blog at forty-three and a giveaway…. =-.

  24. Lacey

    The house is fine and all, but, oh, that potting shed. Now, that is to die for. Perfection!
    .-= Lacey´s last blog ..Framing Frenzy =-.

  25. Jean

    Love, love love that house. Great idea to use the shutter to conceal that electrical panel, which they seem to put in the middle of a really great wall, everytime! By the way, my white slipcovers got started today. I can hardly wait for them to be finished. Thank you for your insight into them for me:)
    .-= Jean´s last blog ..Flower-Topped Cake =-.

  26. Daisy Cottage

    Good Morning Melissa!
    I love this white cottage and especially love the potting shed – so dreamy!

    I hope you have a beautiful day – thank you for sharing as always!


  27. Deserae

    OMG what a sweet little cottage!!! The potting shed is divine….oh how I wish I only had one!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!


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