Hickory Cottage Updates

Hello Dear Readers!

Things are moving along at the Hickory Cottage . . .

yes, we named our house.

I shall tell the story later about how I came up with that name.

Things are actually moving along faster

than I expected and so are the requirements

to make decisions that I was not quite ready to make

such as shower and tub fixtures

as they will be doing the rough plumbing soon.

Because I have been busy with the “cottage”

there hasn’t been much time to do some “pretties” around the house.

My orchids were not doing so well on the dining room table

due to insufficient light,

so I changed out the orchids and placed my chinoiserie crock

with faux flowering branches

on the table. No need to worry about the light on these pretties:



Now on to the Hickory Cottage Updates:

As you walk up to the house you see this:



It is probably evident that you can see the garage on the left,

a courtyard garage design. This actually looks a lot like our former house,

but wait till the roof goes on!



The opening/window to be is the dining room window.



That brick structure will be the porch.



This is the view of looking at the Foyer/Dining Room from the Great Room.

The dining room window is on the right.



I am standing in the Great Room looking into the Sunroom.

Below is a side view. A door will open up to stairs leading down to the patio.




Above is the large window in the Master Bedroom.



Above is the view of my Sweetie’s room.

She will definitely have a great view and a great window seat.

So that’s it for now….I will have more pics soon!

Have a most beautiful day!!!

I will be very busy with decisions, decisions!

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  1. Susan Smith says

    Great progress on your new home! I am looking forward to seeing the colors you choose. It’s fun following the building of your new house.

  2. That’s nice, Shirley. I can’t tell if you were there morning or evening. Is the sunroom facing east or west? Tell us about the [lighting] orientation in a future post, or point me to the post if you’ve already mentioned it!
    Have a great day. Choices, choices!
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  3. So nice to see it coming along. That is one big sun room!

  4. Well there’s some progress! I can imagine you are in crunch time on decisions! The sun room is going to be fantastic! Boy I am imagining it with the roof trusses and it’s going to be quite grand!
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  5. Shirley so exciting to see things moving forward.

    So love the crock with the faux branches.


  6. Nancy Brantley says

    Faux branches are pretty in crock. Hickory Cottage is looking like a house plan I love!

  7. I love your blog and am enjoying your house building. Would you share sometime, your floor plan? My husband and I are looking to “right size” and since I love all your decor and thoughts in decorating, I’d love to see your plans. Good luck in choices today!

  8. Oh goodness, things are moving along fast! Yay!! Hickory Cottage is looking quite grand, friend. Such gorgeous views on all sides. I can’t wait to visit you there. : )

  9. How exciting Shirley!!! I can’t even imagine how amazing the experience of building your own home must be. Looks like it will be fabulous?

  10. What an adventure!

  11. This is so fun and exciting to follow the progress on “Hickory Cottage”!!!! It looks like it is going to be a BIG cottage!!! I know how hard these decisions are, but you will make wonderful choices, I know!

  12. Great to see the progress going up for your new home!!! I know you are so excited and can’t wait to start on the inside with colors, fabrics, furniture, etc. Love the pictures and send more when you can.

  13. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Great progress! I was were you are two years ago! Have fun picking out things.

  14. Wow..things are progressing along quickly with “Hickory Cottage”. It seems like it was just the other day when there was only the foundation. When things get to this stage decisions start coming at you fast and furious but I know how much fun it is picking out materials, fixtures, etc and seeing it all come together. Looking forward to learning how your new home got its name.

  15. Shirley, Hickory Cottage is moving along rather quickly, it seems. I know you are more than ecstatic for it to be finished and I am excited for you!

  16. Shirley, As one who has built several live-in houses, as well flipped houses down to the studs and started over…I can feel your excitement. I like your vision and I understand the choices and decisions. I know you are aware that sometimes it can be overwhelming, but my suggestion is to make it a journey and enjoy every minute.

  17. Exciting to be able to actually walk in and get a sense of what it is going to be like! I look forward to hearing how you decided on Hickory Cottage!

  18. Dear Shirley,
    Thanks for Hickory Cottage updates. Yes, great structure has seen and seems to visible something different. It’s really exciting and developments are amazing.
    Thanks for sharing us.
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