Hello Dear Readers!
I am back from a 9 Day whirlwind vacation.
We covered lots of sights and states and had a fabulous time.
When we returned, the house had really come along.
Our builder is in full steam ahead mode….
so today it’s a Hickory Cottage Update Part 2 and Vacation Tidbits.
But first let’s start off with a few vacation photos.
I will have more pretty photos to present at a later time.
I love this photo of the smaller falls at Niagra Falls taken with my iPhone.
Niagra Falls was actually our second stop of the trip.
We have been there before; however, our friends had not and it was great
spending the 4th of July there.
Of course when you are in Niagra Falls
you have to ride on the Maid of the Mist
and get totally wet even with the rain gear on!
Niagra Falls on the 4th of July
was a bit crowded;
however, ending the day with fireworks over the Falls was spectacular!
On our way from Niagra Falls to Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
we made a stop in South Williamsport, PA to see… what else . . . but
the Little League Baseball World Series complex!
My hubby and our friend(s)
who were traveling with us were like 2 boys
going back in time holding their baseball gloves
and then dreaming of someday
making it to this field/stadium: Howard J. Lamade.
What beautiful surroundings!
They never made it as kids, but it was a thrill to see these fields.
The staff was getting ready
for this year’s 2019 Little League World Series.
My hubby loved this planter!
We inquired about it and were told that it was custom made.
So he said to me, I know “we” can make this! O.K. Honey . . . 🙂
More vacay photos to come but for now, here is
Hickory Cottage Part 2
While we were away, the house got a roof and dormers!
I placed my sign that I purchased at a very cute shop
in Intercourse, PA for a photo op.
That shop sold decorative plaques and plaque holders.
80% of the artwork was done by the owner/artist
and the other 20% were from photographs
taken by her photographer daughter.
My plaque was from a photograph.
The owner/artist wrote Hickory Cottage on the sign. 🙂
(Her items are on-line if you are interested:
When we went to the house the next day
and they were putting in the windows.
When we returned later that afternoon. . . it looked like this:
All but a few windows were installed, plus the front door!
The back of the house … sunroom with lots of windows.
There will be a cupola on the sunroom roof.
Another view of the back.
A look into the sunroom.
It does look like a vaulted ceiling; however, that is just the
roofline. We decided to change the screened porch to a sunroom after the fact,
so the engineering of the roof
as we would have had for the screened porch remains the same.
Not to worry, the ceiling in the sunroom will be pretty.
My builder (Reese Construction) will see to that.
Here is one end of the sunroom where the door will be.
Here is the foyer as you stand in the dining room.
You can see the frame of the door and one half of the actual door.
A look into the Master Bedroom and the kitchen
will be on the other side of the wall.
We are looking at the fireplace in the Great Room
with the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with
their private baths in the foreground.
Here’s a peek into my Sweetie’s room.
So what did I do when I was in Lancaster County, PA? . . .
other than showing our friends who have never been there, the sights?
Looking for a birdhouse and cupolas!
I found a cupola that I loved and ordered it when we got home.
Actually ordered two.
And this spire to go on the top of it:
I found a birdhouse and will present it a later date
as it is still in the packing material.
It’s a beauty!
I hope you are having a great week.
I chose the bathroom fixtures yesterday
and going to the fireplace showroom on Friday.
I wish you all a most beautiful day and stay tuned this coming Monday
for Monday Morning Blooms!