As you know, we vacationed at Pretty Bird Cottage, which I found here. Come with me, and I'll give you the tour of the inside!
Pretty Byrd Cottage is the result of a vision of Cathy Tignor. She and her husband, Rhet, live in the plantation house of Evergreen, a home built in 1766. She bought the estate house 30 years ago and restored it to its former splendor.
Several years ago, she had a 3 acre pond dug and Pretty Byrd Cottage built on the island in the pond's center. The Cottage is an example of exquisite craftsmanship in design, function and delight! Nothing is "fake", it's all real, beautiful hardwoods - from the clapboard siding and gingerbread, to the floors, cabinets and built-ins.
As we enter the front door, we see the kitchen. Most of the cottage is in yellow and blue. The yellow countertops are a fun touch! An inviting tablescape welcomes us.
The kitchen is small, but very functional. Cathy Tignor brought her outstanding talent in design and real estate to the cottage when she envisioned it for visiting family.
I have never seen a fridge so thoroughly stocked! Let me tell you a few of the things inside: milk, OJ, eggs, croissants, muffins, ham, bacon, several cheeses, bread, English muffins, butter, all condiments, a beautiful German chocolate cake, grapes, apples, oranges, honeydew melon, strawberries, blueberries, crackers, cookies, bananas, yogurt...I left things out, but I think you get the idea.
The living room is to the right of the door. Beautiful wood paneling, built-in bookcases, gorgeous furniture. The fireplace is wood-burning, 2-sided. The other side of the fireplace is in the bedroom!
The living room's generous bay window looks over gardens and the footbridge to the island. Anyone up for tea??
A coffered ceiling in the dining room is elegant. Custom paneling under the windows and around the room adds its beauty. The center piece of the paneling under the windows was rescued from an old house that was torn down.
There is a master bedroom suite and a sleeping loft. We'll save those delights for another day!
Joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday and Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday today.
Have a beautiful day,