I am completely enchanted by this little Victorian cottage in the Catskills. Once an old hunting cabin, the now shabby chic cottage is packed with charm yet still lacks a bathroom and kitchen. The owners, Sandra and Todd Foster, live in a 1971 trailer across a nearby stream. Ms. Foster renovated the 9 by 14 foot cottage on a $3,000 budget all by herself decorating with pieces from flea markets and salvage shops. I’m swooning over the flower box and chalky white chandeliers. She calls the place her “refuge.” Well deserved!
(via The New York Times)
this victorian cottage looks absolutely gorgeous. These pictures reflect the magic of this place…
style maniac says
oh my … i thought this was a dollhouse when the pic came through on my Follower feed … enchanting
p.s. i featured one of your other finds on Style Maniac today … thanks for sharing
Soo cool. Thanks for sharing.
Emma Kisstina says
I am so in love. Oh so pretty! I totally want one of my own…if I had a yard. Here in Stockholm we have little communities of mini cottages with gorgeous mini gardens ‘kolonistugor’ that are really popular…that one can rent too…but the waiting lists are 10-15 years. yikes! I can’t find any good photos to show you. my flickr can give you an idea…
Such a charming place of solitude! I love woodland retreats!
Oh that would be such a sweet little getaway! Cant you just imagine having posh girls nights there?
I want a little cottage like this across my backyard! I love it! xo
Just read the article… so sad but so uplifting. I think Ms Foster should get a stylist job at photo shoots! Wish I had her tenacity!
Dancing Branflake says
Oh my goodness I love this! And the inside is remarkable. Definitely a place to dream about.
Pink Champagne says
So charming and cozy – I’m in love!
just a girl says
This place is what dreams are made of!
wow! if this is not the most heavenly of places. can you imagine having a place like this to sneak off to and read? or to take a nap with alfred?! i would love to take a nice fall nap in a cottage like this with my little polo. wow. breathtaking.
shiree segerstrom says
Too sweet! It makes me want to be a child again! Shiree’
The Prippy Handbook says
Great article! She is one determined woman who completely deserves such a beautiful oasis.
J. is a Bird says
Oh my goodness! I thought it was cute from the outside then I saw the loft and wow that just make’s for me. Great find.
I thought it was a doll house, too! In fact, it’s just the world’s most gorgeous play house.
I just saw this! Too good to be true!!
i’m in love! so dreamy!
My friend just send me the link to these photos in the NYT. It’s stunning. The only thing that made me a bit sad is her husband’s back problems keep him from spending time with her there. But it’s a perfectly romantic place.
This little folly cottage makes my heart swell!!
If you added a bathroom, wouldn’t it be the best little overnight or weekend retreat??
Kelle Dame says
Oh Wow! What more could a girl ask for ?? How dreamy! It would probably take about 2.5 seconds to clean too!
Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita says
charming and dreamy all at once! what a lovely place to escape from the little people!
I’m swooning right with you! Just add another little cabin with bath and kitchen and I’ll be moving in!
I’ve been in touch with Ms. Foster recently and she’s such a delight. For more of her beautiful cottage, check out her blog at http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/ She gives some amazing detail on her decor and furnishings – it’s a must see!