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This post is for all of the dreamers out there.  You know who you are.  You hold on to the thought that one day you will start your own business.  Maybe you always wanted to take a trip to the South of France and you dream about what you will see and do when you are there.  Perhaps you dream about the house you will have one day or the car that would just make you feel so special.  I think that we all dream.  We may not be dissatisfied with our lives, but it is just plain fun to have a dream or two.

Years ago I was watching the television and I saw the most wonderful tiny house.  It is the little place where dreamers need to go to have really big dreams.  I remembered it because it was so unusual.  Then the other day I saw photos of it on Pinterest and my interest was rekindled.

It belongs to a woman named Sandy Foster and it is located in the Catskills in New York.  The cottage is only 9′ x 14′ and was made from an old hunting cabin.  The cost of renovating and furnishing it was $3,000.00.  Ms. Foster did all of the work herself.  She hunted salvage shops for old windows with wavy glass and found an old porch door in the shade of hunter green that was once used on boarding houses in the area. She used a jigsaw to create the gingerbread trim.

Ms. Foster has had some difficult times in her life but she knew that she needed a place to dream and think and I’ll bet that when she goes there she is thankful for her family and for her tiny house and the things that are important to her and that make her happy.  I wish for all of you a holiday filled with thankfulness and dreams.

Enjoy the photos!

My Shabby Streamside Studio traditional garage and shed

Sandy Foster - My Shabby Streamside Studio traditional living room

Loft traditional bedroom

Pinned Image

Loft traditional bedroom

Dining Room traditional dining room

Mantle traditional living room

Next is the pantry in the tiny house.

Pantry traditional kitchen

It does not have a bathroom or a kitchen.  What it does have is style and presence and loads of charm.  The house was decorated back when Shabby Chic was THE decorating trend.  If you would like to learn more about Sandy Foster and her house, you can visit her at: www.myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com

Most of us do not have a building that we can renovate or land where we can build.  But, you can carve out a special place for yourself in your own home. Maybe it is a small corner in your living room or on a screened porch.  I think that you need to have a comfortable chair, good light, and quiet.  Robert Frost said, “Home is the place that when you go there, they have to take you in.”  I will paraphrase that and say, “Your quiet place is the place that when you go there, you just have to dream.” Add a bouquet of flowers, some soothing music, scented candles, books, and photos of your loved ones.

I am thankful for my discovery of doing this little blog.  It was a dream of mine for a long time.  Create and dream and be happy!

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