Monday, April 7, 2014

Downsizing from 1890 to 1940

As you know this is my house.

It was perfect for when we were a family of six, but come September wedding bells will chime for another daugter and we will be down to three.
So for the past couple of months we've been looking at houses, but nothing seems to be ticking the majority of our boxes. 
I've been checking out "Tiny Houses". Why tiny houses you may ask? Because we are simply looking for someplace to lay our heads, be cozy on cold winter nights, sit together to eat some yummy food, a yard for our dogs and a craft room of course. 
The other night I had a thought. The original tiny house may have been Wartime houses; houses built for wartime workers and veterans to rent and eventually own. In our town, they are sprinkled throughout and my daughter actually owns one of these cuties.

This one is my favourite and closely resembles Amy's


Now my dream is to rebuild one of these, as close as I can get to an original, inside and out. I spent Saturday night on the internet trying to find interiors of the 40's and found a few that caught my eye.

Maybe its because I haven't seen green in awhile, but I'm liking this shade.

Its all about the wallpaper in this one.

This is exactly how I'd like the bathroom to look.


Aren't they just swell.

Rogers dream is to find an original. So now I'm torn between recreating the dream or living in the real thing. Either way whatever happens, the house thats meant to ours (Wartime or not) is out there just waiting for us! :)


  1. Lots of changes this babies, new in-laws, and perhaps a new {old} house.....

    1. Whoa! When it's written all in one sentence it seems like a lot. Lol.

  2. Your current abode is incredibly gorgeous - it strikes me instantly as looking like something from a movie or the cover of a historical novel.

    I wish you both the utmost of luck with your new home plans and hope you'll find something that suites both of your house desires marvelously.

    Big hugs & many thanks for your terrifically nice comment on today's outfit post,
    ♥ Jessica