Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tiny Shabby Chic Cottage

This is a re-post that I did in June of 2010. It is the most viewed post in my five years of blogging, according to my stats. I decided to re-post it because Sandy has been on my heart.



Have you seen this? My friend sent me the link of the NY Times article about Sandra Foster building her dream cottage for only $3000.



This really is an enchanting dreamy cottage. I think in this economy it could be the way of the future. You can click on the link at the end of this post to read the full story and see more photos.















Get inspired: Shabby-chic gingerbread house

*Sandy's blog~ My Shabby Streamside Studio.She's a hidden beauty.


Sandy has brought so many of us beauty. Her story has inspired us all. Now she is in need of us to come along side of her and lift her up in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. She has just lost so much that was dear to her. Can we extend our compassion? Most of us have been, many of us are, in a broken place. I have found in my own suffering that there is beauty in the ashes. Love comes into those dark places and through the tears we find our way again into a place of goodness. Restoration comes. I am praying for you Sandy. ox Kerrie

21 comments:

  1. So am I, blessings darling Sandy. So sweet of you to do this post for her. Kim xox

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  2. I read of Sandy's plight last night - how devastating for her. I hope that she is able to re-build her dream home (I hope she had insurance!!!)

    I know that the blogging community will generally rally around a cause - I hope that the generous hearted people in her blogging life will open up their hearts and provide whatever assistance they are able to do, to help Sandy get back on her feet.

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  3. Thanks you for sharing Sandy's story.
    She is an amazing woman and so very talented.

    xoxo
    debbie

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  4. Oh- She has been on my heart, too, Kerrie. I have been lifting her up in prayer and have a post to do about her later in the week. I just can't believe all that she has been through. She is just the dearest soul! xo Diana

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  5. i heard about it and was very saddened for her and this heartbreak. i left a message for her on her blog. is there anything else we can do??

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  6. I have been thinking of her daily too. She has inspired me so much and helped me through so many times..making me realize you can take anything and make it a beautiful haven. Thanks for re-posting. I wish there was some kind of fund raiser or something we could do for her.

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  7. I just read about Sandy, Kerrie. Thank you so much for letting us all know about her plight. What a sad season for her. I will be praying for her - and let us know if there's anything we can do to help her. ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  8. Oh my gosh, i don't know what happened, i thought i had her on my blog roll, but i don't see her blog there, is she ok???

    Cindy

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  9. Oh my gosh... i just read about it...
    i wonder what in the world i could do to help... wow, she's maybe like the acorn getting crushed, so that the new sprout can blossom, but it's gotta hurt getting crushed like that...

    Cindy

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  10. I can't stop thinking about her, so sad. You are so sweet to post on this!
    XO
    Kristin

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  11. This is the sweetest cottage on the planet! So nice for you to post it again.

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  12. Oh dear, I discovered her last year, but I must read on. I am in a rush, but I must see what you have written here....love to you, Anita

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  13. Thank you for sharing her story, I have not heard. She will be in my prayers and I pray that she will find that light at the end of the tunnel.
    xo

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  14. I also read her sad story of divorce, her little dog gone, and her little dream home burned down and the lost of all her camera equipment.

    I would glady send a donation if we could get her to add a pay pal account to her blog, I am sure others would help also

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  15. With time and lots of support I'm sure she will again be able to create a home of her dreams and move on to a happier life..thanks for posting these photos again..absolutely darling...

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  16. Many prayers - i did not know either - our thoughts, hearts, and prayers will stay with her. Thanks so much for posting ox

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  17. This is a very beautiful post! Glad you posted it again. I didn't see it the first time altho I have been to Sandy's blog and she is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  18. Thanks for reposting the lovely photos. I'm on my way to check out her blog & read her story.

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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  19. Oh my Kerrie- this breaks my heart. It is a terrible thing to lose a dream. Your friend seems to gather strength from those around her- and she is certainly loved by many. I believe she will move beyond this---

    "what does not kill us makes us stronger--"

    Vicki

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  20. Thank you, so much, Kerrie! I'm getting teary just reading this!

    Warmly,

    Sandy

    PS - I didn't realize you had this blog in addition to the other and I'm updating my post on you.

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  21. So sad to hear.........this was such a precious cottage, and a work from the heart. Best of luck to her.

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