Sometimes a house dictates what it wants to look like. My ranch house told me it wanted to be a farmhouse more than a cottage. I think in my heart I wanted a little farmhouse too - one full of cottage style with a touch of whimsy. I think I've achieved my goal on the outside. At night when I drive up - the solar caps on the fence posts lining my driveway wink at me as if to chuckle about the house's new look. A neighbor stopped by last evening as I was watering my plants. She wanted to know if I just moved in the neighborhood. I refrained from laughing. I've lived here thirty years. She loved the girl pulling the cow and wanted to know where to buy one. Shhh. I'll never tell. I don't want to ruin the neighborhood with too much silliness. My house has enough for all to enjoy.
Below are some photos of what we look like with our facelift!
One of five Knock Out Rose bushes
Lady on wall by front window
Crusty metal flower hung on chimney
Front door - new awning
Back gate, outhouse shutters, hen house, and egg sign!
And just as you were saying, how tastefully whimsical - Elsie appears in front of my gas meter!
I think I'll stay put for awhile!