Wednesday, June 2, 2010

If you could plan your dream home, what would it be like ?

I read recently on another blog that question....if money were no object, what features in a house would you choose ? Interesting question.....
At this stage in my life, almost retirement age, I would choose a classic bungalow
with two bedrooms and a bath upstairs for guests and then the main living quarters all downstairs.
I love the front porches, they are so inviting and remind me of my Grandparents bungalow. I would love wood floors throughout and classic black and white tile in the
baths. Two are just fine.
My kitchen would have an antique O'Keefe and Merrit stove where I could cook to my
hearts content. A butler's pantry could store my food and all of my bakeware collection. I love to bake special cakes for loved ones !
My bedrooms would be spare and easy to clean. I love the old classic Chenille bedspreads with quilts folded at the bottom for afternoon naps !
Some other favorite things are the old glass door knobs that were in my Grandmother's
I love to do laundry and currently have the sweetest laundry room. White cabinets and
green glass knobs. The only thing I would add is a large sink to be able to bathe
my dog....that would be just great !
For colors of walls I love the classic Restoration Hardware greens, beiges, blues
and buttercream. Nice, soft soothing colors.
If I lived in a four season area, my one little luxury would be a four season room
to be able to enjoy the outside, in.....
The landscape would be old classic flowers and roses.....lots and lots of Jackson &
Perkins and David Austin English....Hydrandga's, Heliotrope, Cathedrial Bells, Zinnias.
A raised bed for fresh vegetables and herbs......
It is nice to know that my wishes are not for something grand and actually attainable.Happiness to me would be to appreciate something old and bring it to life.


  1. Oh Mary...I hope you get all of it. You have worked so hard all of your life...and I hope that one day it all comes true.
    It's funny, but no matter how old I get, or where I live, I always try to turn my home into that little cottage with roses and a garden. It's slowly getting there...and I have accepted what God has given me...
    It all sounds so very much like you!!!

  2. Think that is what we have in Dad
    loved to garden and we girls all had our own
    rose bush...we sister's do that in remembrance
    of is therapy to work outside. I do the same with my sister called my first house, the doll house.....really attracted to the midcentury homes....guess this'was the era we grew up in and it was a happy time to remember....lots of bargains out there in this style of home....good site is Retro Rennovation which I have gotten a lot of inspriation. I am putting a lot of thought into
    what would be good for us....not too big of a
    home but room for guests and entertaining.