January 11, 2011
House Love: Avonlea's Rose Cottage
I've been watching copious amounts of the critically-acclaimed (I love the fluff and drama associated with that phrase, critically-acclaaaaaaaimed) Canadian series, Road to Avonlea. Did you watch the show growing up? I can honestly say that I am a product of all things Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince Edward Island, Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables, etc.
Watching the show has been a great comfort during these brisk winter days. I love the genuineness of the characters and the sincere family connections. And their gorgeous clothes - sometimes I feel as though I was born in the wrong time.
What I have also realized, watching the show as an adult, is that I covet Rose Cottage, the home of Hetty King (who in my opinion is one of the best characters ever written and portrayed by the late Jackie Burroughs).
The name itself is enough to inspire. It is certainly a dream home - tucked amidst the trees on a dirt road, a wraparound porch, a cheery yellow exterior, and deliciously cozy interiors!
Image found here, here.