June 29, 2015

1 year ago...

One year ago on June 29th, we officially became A-frame cottage owners.
Built in 1964, and purchased from the grandson of the original builders, it was filled with all sorts of cobwebs and pink shag carpeting, but we could see it still had loads of charm.
One of the best features is this amazing view of the morning sunrise and easy access to the lake.
Over this past year, my husband has worked so hard to restore the A-frame and give the whole place a brand new life.
As you know, I've also had fun filling it with all sorts of estate sale treasures.
In the fall, when most families were closing up their cottages, we decided to replace the furnace and water heater and try using it year-round.
Aside from a few weeks in February, we were able to enjoy it even in the winter months and had fun decorating it for Christmas.


Being only 40 minutes away from our home, we found ourselves there as much as possible.
Today, on our 1 year anniversary, my husband is at the cottage supervising the installation of all new slider doors/windows.
Mother Nature will finally stay outside where she belongs.  
Happy Anniversary, A-frame!
We've loved every minute of our year-round lakeside adventures!
We can't wait to see what our 2nd year anniversary has in store!


15 comments:

Debby said...

It's such a cute place with all your touches. So glad you are enjoying it.

Debby said...

It's such a cute place with all your touches. So glad you are enjoying it.

20 North Ora said...

Kim - darling place to be at any season of the year. Love all of your touches.

Judy

Lynn said...

What a lucky little home to have such caring and appreciative owners! Wishing you wonderful memories-enjoy:@)

Jboo said...

Such a cool place!! Love it and all the special touches and repairs you all have done there! Happy anniversary A-frame!

Lynne said...

I can't believe it has been a year . . .
"A" is taking on such vintage beauty . . .
Congratulations . . . Enjoy Summer . . .

Margaret said...

I know I have enjoyed watching this past year the transformation and hours of enjoyment you guys have had! That was a purchase that is priceless! The years of use and pleasure you receive from it are infinite! Happy Anniversary little A-Frame. We ALL love you :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a special family haven, and all of you have made it magazine worthy. Thanks for taking us along this year. My hubby loves bass fishing, must show him your photo of Chris. :)

ThrifterSisters said...

I always get so nostalgic for my family's lake house in Wisconsin when I see these posts. Especially the photos of the dock out to the lake. I spent many summer hours on our dock fishing, sunning, and hanging out with my family. My dad is no longer with us and the lake house is where we spent so much time together. You are so lucky! I may have to wrangle myself an invitation :-)

Erica

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I can't believe it has been a year and how many memories have you already made there. Such a great spot for family time and a quick getaway. I know you will enjoy it for years and years to come. Bonus...how fun to decorate and hunt vintage treasures for it.

Pam Kessler said...

What a year you've had there! It's been so fun seeing everything you are doing there and how it's progressed!

Donna said...

You and Chris and the girls have breathed new life into your cute cottage, Kim! I love how you've decorated it with estate sale finds, and that you are enjoying it year round! Sounds like a toast is in order:)

Jodee said...

Wow! I can't believe that it's already been a year! I love, love, love the sweet memories that you will always have from spending time there!

Corey Moortgat said...

You guys are just so lucky to have your cabin! I just got back from a cabin in Helen, GA (a little Swiss-inspired town)for our vacation, so I'm feeling extra happy/jealous for you all to have such a special place!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim!!!

What an amazing transformation!! Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor with friends and family!! The memories you are making here are priceless!! I am so thrilled for you and your family!!!

Hugs,
Deb