The Boathouse


Hello everyone,
Hope your week is going well. 

I had planned to do this post from down south
        but I had internet issues there.  As you may know
this is the boat house          
 that my husband and son built a little over a
year ago. I have shown
bits and pieces but today I have more photos that I
haven't shown before. There are still some little 
touches to be done but I can show them later.
We used old windows and doors ,spindles and
some old wainscoting as well as a couple of old
barn beams. The posts on the porch were also 

                                                               I love how it reflects in the pond.
                                                 Some of you might remember that I got the old
                                                 door and the old iron bed at the 70 mile yard
                                                 sale last September ~ both for $20,
                                                   The little conservatory on the back faces
                                                    south and we used old french doors in
                                                    here.Although it is small I love it!
                                                    If you would like to see more of
                                                    it  click here.
                                                              A small porch across the front
                                                              to sit and enjoy nature.
                                                          It has already had a few changes
                                                          as this was before the iron bed.
                                                          Andrew's grandfather was a carpenter
                                                          and this was his handmade ladder that
                                                         Andrew treasures.I kind of doubt that
                                                         either of them imagined it with linen
                                                         and lace!
                                                           The little nook is a cozy place
                                                           to enjoy the view or read a book.
                                                     It has an electric fireplace for ambiance.
                                          The loft is a favorite place for our grandchildren.

                                             This was the first year for this flower bed and
                                             it did well for a first season. We used soil
                                            from our own compost pile.

                                               I can't wait until we can sleep out here
                                      is such a peaceful retreat!
                              The view from the side so you can see the tiny
                                         conservatory and the nook for reading etc.

                                        There are still little finishing touches to be
                               know how I love to play house!
                                        Most people love to linger for a spell when
                                        they visit and some want to move right in...
                                       but alas I claim first dibs on it!!!

                                        I am sure you will see lots more photos of
                                        it this summer.
                                            I think Andrew and our son did a great job~
                                           don't you?

                                           I am joining French Country Cottage
                                           for Feathered Nest Friday,
                                           Common Ground for Be Inspired
                                           and My Romantic Home for
                                          Show & Tell.

                                                                       Thank you for visiting,

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