Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Room of One's Own


I'll admit it: I'm fascinated by Sandy Foster and her lifestyle. She lives with her husband, but has her own tiny little victorian personal retreat just up the path from the home they share.

Before: this was an abandoned old hunting shack.

After: she rehabbed it all by herself with a lot of determination and just $3000!

Now, it's her magical all white, ruffles and all, room of her own. It is so feminine and shabby chic, I'm sure her husband doesn't feel comfortable at all here.
And that's the point!

Her bedroom loft, accessible by ladder with yards and yards of lace. Wouldn't it be nice to have a little escape like this!

Sandy's front porch. Love her pink wellies!

This is the inside of the 1970's mobile home that Sandy shares with her husband and their four dogs.

You can see why they call they're home the "Groove Tube!"
Mr. Foster has his own personal "man cave" on the property too. It is a large tarp covered shed complete with a big screen tv!

The happily married couple. How cute are they!
I know much has been written about Sandy, so I'll just leave it at that. A happily married couple, each with their own retreats. Hmmmmm. What a concept!

Read about Sandy in the recent New York Times article here.
Sandra has a gorgeous blog called My Shabby Streamside Studio.
Mr. Foster also has a blog, Actual Man Cave. Check out his post about their lovely renaissance wedding.

Photos by Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

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15 comments:

cityfarmer said...

groovy baby ...I can dig it with a shovel!


happy fourth

Anita said...

That is the coolest thing!! They must be seriously happy! I've got to check her out...

J. Is A Bird said...

What a beautiful little space, I'm jealous.

Anonymous said...

That is seriously lovely - wow, what an amazing escape place!
Regards
D

Patricia Torres said...

oh my... oh my... this is truly like a fairy tale.. wow!

Snappy Di said...

We find, as a married couple, that each having our own space within the house to get away to is a good thing. Too much togetherness is just that... TOO MUCH.

Di
Love her pink wellies!

Privet and Holly said...

Fun! Just linked over there from another blog, yesterday, but I am excited to see a link to the NY times piece so that I can savor it a little longer. That has got to be THE sweetest little cottage, ever! But, where is her computer??? And, does she have wireless internet? : ) How fun would it be to sit on that sweet front porch and blog and sip tea! xx Suzanne

Denise said...

What a dream.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

that is so cute, she has great style and I love the fact that she did it herself... I love her! lol

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a darling retreat...looks like something in a fairy tale.
xo, Sherry

Whimsey Creations said...

How very cool. Thanks so much for sharing that with us - I'm off to read about her.

Coty Farquhar said...

Dearest Delores,

This is the prettiest thing I have seen for ages. If I was there, I don't think I would ever leave. I would meditate and sleep all day.

Thank you, thank your for sharing this wonderful retreat. I think I need to share your story with my friends of facebook. What a wonderful & creative girl Sandy Foster is..

Hope you're well, sending lots of love and happiness to you.

xx Coty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've always wanted a little room in the backyard that was just for me, and I adore this pretty little retreat. laurie

Kathysue said...

boy what a contrast her special place is compared to the groove tube, Yikes, I would have to have a special place also to escape from the 70s!!! lol

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a wonderful lifestyle! Creating a world that is theirs and suits their individulaity! That takes a heap of inner strength I imagine! Fantastic photos!

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