Monday, July 5, 2010

Oh My… all I can say is WOW!


You may have already seen this… but when I stumbled upon it my jaw hit the ground!

I wanted to share this with you because I found it so inspirational as I am currently working on my white back porch!

This savvy, creative lady… Sandra Foster…


transformed a small hunting cabin on her farm into this adorable Victorian Cottage!

If you like shabby chic… then this is definitely for you!

Ms. Foster created (I mean completely transformed) her “refuge”  by shopping salvage stores and flea markets.

The New York Times did a feature write up on her cottage… you can find it here.

The article is called

In the Catskills, Comfort in a Gingerbread House


The article only had a few pics online that I could copy/paste to show you …

but here is the link to more photos by Trevor Tondro.

I love her story!

And I am still drooling over her cottage.

Sandra Foster also has a blog…

My Shabby Streamside Studio

Here you can see more photos of the cottage and her journey as she decorates her gorgeous refuge!


Thanks For Stoppin’ By!


  1. Hey Kendra! Yes! Saw this last week on front page of husband brought it to my attention, didn't know about her blog, though. I'll check it out. She did an amazing work of art!
    Becky C
    Buckets of Burlap

  2. Becky... I think this is so amazing! How cool would it be to create such a cozy little cottage/refuge like this!! She did a fantastic job!!

  3. Hey Kendra,
    I'm still speechless over the victorian cottage you posted!!!! That is the most adorable thing I've ever seen! Thanks for your comments about my chairs! I re-painted and upholstered them two years ago. I have had them in 2 different booths (totally different venues) and 3 art/craft shows. I finally sold them on Saturday in the booth that I have had for 8 months. I have finally "hit upon" the right location and antique mall. I have had better luck there than anywhere else I have rented. You should give it a try in your area, but I would first ask the vendors what kind of luck they have had. I would also ask the owner what dollar amounts some of the vendors make a month. Do a little homework first, and then "go for it" when you find a booth that meets your expectations! GOOD LUCK!!!


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