Seriously we named our house. This may seem like a silly idea to some, but to me it means something more. Our home is our little haven. It doesn’t matter that it’s not finished, maybe not our permanent home, not perfect or finished, but it’s our little tri-level cottage & it’s our home right now. It’s the our the place we make memories, share coffee every morning, laugh & act like children, it’s our first home after we left the military life, & it’s our safe place that we are blessed to call ours. I always tend to name our homes when I talk about them to people. “Hey do you remember our tiny town home?” “hey that looks like our olive green craftsman house!” or “wow, that looks like our historic downtown bungalow we lived in.”. Now we have our Cottage on Tyler. Why a cottage? It’s our style, lifestyle, & our obsession with being surrounded by coziness. Cottages are cozy dwellings & that’s what we live in. Wikepedia says this about a cottage: “A cottage is, typically, a small house. The word comes from England where it originally was a house that has a ground floor, with a first, lower storey of bedrooms which fit within the roofspace. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location.” Our house is modest, our house is cozy, & our house is well loved & well lived in so it must have a name.
Our house is officially “The Cottage On Tyler” & it was officially officially established in 2014 even though we owned it before then, we didn’t move in until 2014 so we count it as that year. So who made this big beautiful sign? My lovely, gorgeous, talented, friend, Tiffini from The House of Beloning. When I came to her and told her I wanted to name our house & showed her the inspiration, I thought she might think I was crazy, but she seemed to like the idea & came out with this beautiful piece of art for our upstairs living room [right when you walk in our front door]. She gets me. Every time. I always wanted some large art work for this wall & I think this piece is just perfect. We actually hung it directly on to the antique windows that are standing behind the couch on screws that are simply just screwed into the outside window pane.
You know what I love most of these photos & this sign? Maybe it’s because I was feeling lazy today, but I didn’t straighten up before I quick shot these of our sign. Our coffee table was shoved to the side this weekend & we never centered it again, the blankets are just thrown, & the pillows are still like I had them with my morning coffee today. Our house is always cozy, always lived in, & even though I always like to have a clean house, it doesn’t hold us back from enjoying our cottage on Tyler thoroughly. What do you guys think of our new sign in the living room? Want one of your own? You can head to House of Belonging [HERE] & check out all her awesome work. & if you want your own pallet sign you can get 15% off yours by using the coupon code lmbpallet15 & that code is good until March 31st 2015. Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. xx
As many of you know, I’ve forever been a House of Belonging fan & her work can be found around our house [and past houses]…