Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cottages And Kings

"A little cottage is always very snug."
Fanny Ferrars Dashwood

"It's not a cottage, more of a villa, really."
Cecil Vyse

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
Some of the very best fairy tales begin in a cottage. There's a beautiful girl who's longing to escape her little life and go live happily ever after with a prince in his palace. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Gretel all spent part of their lives in a cottage. Well, if they were as charming as these, I don't know why they'd want to leave.

The Dashwood girls in Sense And Sensibility had to leave their comfortable home to go live in a cottage. It was the envy of every rich young man in the county.
Is that a handsome prince come to carry off a fair maiden? Or an evil wizard with an evil plot on his mind?
These are the condos of cottages......all in a row. There are enough cottages here to hold all the heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose.


Lori said...

oh my, those are so sweet:) i can totally see myself living in one of those darling cottages and puttering in my english garden!!!

madrekarin said...

One of my favorite things to do when I was in England was to find the cutest cottage in the village. Trust me, it was very difficult, as they were all so darn adorable. My favorite was a little gatekeeper's cottage in Great Glemham. It looked as though it had come right from the pages of a fairy tale.
After spending three weeks in Suffolk, I was ready to move there!

Sandi McBride said...

I don't know, I could move into any one of them and be perfectly content for the rest of my matter how big, no matter how small, my homestead is home from winter to fall(from a diary entry of Nancy Douglas, my late Grandmother)

Donna O. said...

Each cottage was better than the next. Don't you just love the roofs?

Tonja said...

These are wonderful! I can imagine myself in any one of them! Oh wouldn't it be fun to decorate them with special treasures? I would love to see a village of these someday!

Donna O. said...

Just popping in- still love those cottages!

Rhondi said...

English cottages are one of my favorite style of home. I think I may have been to the town that those last 2 photos are from. They look very familiar.
Love the photos.