Saturday, September 09, 2006

Our humble little cottage "A miners cottage"

This is for all those who are trying to get a better peek! :o) at our little cottage.
This is our humble little home what in Australia is called a "miners cottage"
It has a passage way down the middle and it was to help the cool evening air flow through the house.
Hubby and I planted the beautiful elm trees each side of the path and they are growing so large one day I am sure I will find grandsons perched on branch's.
Each side of the porch is a very old grape vine and the grapes are yummy if we get them before the birds.
We also have a very! very! large oak tree out the back that was planted there in the 1880's.
It is a simple little house but to us it is a wonderful home filled with a simple way of life & such happiness what more would one want.
This is my Saturday!

23 comments:

Alice said...

I love it, love it, love it. I can well believe that you have turned it into a very happy home, too, Lee-ann.

Thank you for our little visit.

miss*R said...

it is truly gorgeous. I love miners cottages. Our home was originally what is called a railway cottage. you & I seem to like many of the same things! xoxo

Janet said...

I love your miner's cottage. It looks happy and welcoming. Right about now I would love a small house and a simple life. Mine have both been topsy-turvy this past week. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Sue said...

Lee Ann,
Thanks for sharing this! How inviting it looks with the daffodils blooming the trees to welcome you!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

This looks like a great place to live. My hubby and I live in a house that looks like it was built up on stilts. I will have to post a picture for you Lee-Ann so that you can see it. Now the problem is that everything is up 14 steps. We are in our 60's plus my hubby works very hard. Coming up those steps at the end of a long hard day or carrying up groceries when it is 100 degrees outside is very very hard. But we feel blessed to have a house to live in.
Thanks for letting us see where you live...

Kara Bird said...

I love your cottage and your spring pictures. We love spring and flowers at my house too. (Beautiful Hyacinth by the way... although I'm not sure if I spelled that right.) :) It is just turning to fall here in Nebraska, how does that correspond to the seasons in Austrailia? I've never thought about that before.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Lee-Ann.

What a beautiful home. I love these little cottages (we call them worker's cottages in Qld). I can't get over how green your block is - not like the pale green/brown we have at the moment.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Love

Robyn

Nicole said...

Oh Lee-ann, your home is beautiful. What a gorgous house to come home to every day. Much love, Nicole xox.

Becky said...

I love it!

Remiman said...

Lee Ann,
What a pastoral and picturesque home you have. You and your husband have invested a lot of love in it to make it as comfortable as it surely is. Thanks for sharing.
rel

Jeanette said...

Hi Leeanne
love your home we bought a home just like that intending it to be a holiday home in country Yarrawonga 100 year old. it was the old postmasters home quite run down in need of a lot of work so we had a few working bees cleaned her up did a few renovations like a new kitchen and larger windows thoughout the house a new coat of paint. love yarrawonga and our renovations went home to melbourne sold our new home and moved permantly into our postmasters cottage 20 years ago and still there

Morning Glory said...

What an enchanting sight. I love your cottage!

Meow said...

What a gorgeous little home you have ... it must hold so many amazing memories. It looks like it would always be full of love and laughter.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Take care, Meow

Dotee said...

Lee - Ann - I love your home! Have always wanted to live in a Miner's cottage myself. It looks welcoming and so cosy!! Would love to pop in for a cup of tea one day :)

PEA said...

I'm packing up and going to visit you right now:-) Sigh, I wish it was that easy!!! You have a wonderful home and I just love the flowers surrounding you...perfect! It's not the size of the house that matters, it's the love that's in it!! I'm catching up on all the posts I missed while I was away...love all the pictures you posted, how can one ever tire of Spring flower pictures...keep them coming:-) Hugs xoxox

Jeanette said...

Hi Lee Anne
im still in yarrawonga and if you are ever in yarra please pop in

MugwumpMom said...

What a lovely and cozy spot! And your gardens are wonderful! So full of colour.

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

This cottage has such a wonderful feeling to it. Feels like a place for healing and fairy tales...

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

We call them 'Shotgun Shacks' in this neck of the woods. They were built like that for the 'sharecroppers' and old slave shanties in the South. It comes from saying, "you could shoot a shotgun in the front door and it would go straight out the back door". And they make absolutely adorable little abodes! Your's is cute! sooo many pretty flowers and I'd sure love a PORCH like yours!

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for dropping by. IT is such fun to be in contact with women from other countries! Your cottage is so lovely. Please come back and visit!

Peg said...

What a lovely family. I adore the pictures of your garden, such bright vibrant colors. We won't see colors like that again until April or May. Then here in Florida, they will only last until the end of June, it will be to hot for them to last.
Yes ma'am, I did join in June. My family is wrapped tight in the masonic teachings.
My husband is actually at his own EA degreee initiation tonight. He is one step closer to being a master mason now.
I hope your days are bright and warm!
Peg

********I posted this down at the bottom, but I am not sure if you will get it...sorry for the double comments.*****************

Peg said...

oh and which comment were you referring too?

Lee-ann said...

Thank you everyone it was so lovely to have you all visit and take a moment to look oave our humble little cottage.

I am of to visit you all now see you again real soon.
Lee-ann

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