Thursday, 24 May 2012
Our Tea Cozie Cottage-Show and Tell Friday
In 2005, I was going to open a tea room in a rental property that we owned. Our daughter and her family had rented it for five years and had bought their own place in a neighbouring town and it was sitting empty. The property surrounding the home was our parking lot for our auctions. We are now in our 40th year of auctions-that is another interesting story-the auction centre is a retro B/A garage put back to 1957. That's for another time. Back to the Tea Room, we got the bright idea to restore the house and downsize and move out of the house we were in at this time. It was a five bedroom very comfortable charming home. So their goes my tea room, I had china cabinets bought to paint white, chairs, tables and china and cups and saucers. It was a wonderful dream, now Iam doing it through blogging. Going to share our Tea Cozie Cottage-that was to be the name of my Tea Room-never know maybe someday...
This was an Ontario cottage, dating back to the late 1800's, very small, the brick at the front of the house is different from the sides. The brick came from a neighbouring town from a big fire that wiped out many places. The original school house was on this property to the left of the house and moved back when the house was built. The School house is still here, used as an empty garage.
You can see hear the different coloured brick, very unique, we tore off the back room, took off the roof and restored from the bottom up. All the brick was removed and put back on as the walls of brick were just falling away.
So exciting and a little nutty, this was next door to the auction centre and it was sure discussed at length, that we were nuts
This is our new home and we do love it.
It is so charming, and comfortable and we are honoured to lived in it. I do thank God every day for this privilege, above you can see our pond and a corner of the school house.
This is my Romantic Home. Thank you for stopping by, I am sharing this with Cindy at romantichome.blogspot.ca