Wednesday, September 11, 2013

RENOVATING THE BEACH COTTAGE: FINDING HIDDEN TREASURES.


See those gorgeous bottles up there? It is the beginning of a lovely collection we've discovered under this Port Fairy whaler's cottage since we started renovating. Since taking this photo, we have another cute little bottle to add, and there are a few that don't fit here because they don't stand up (they have the most strange curved bases). We have also found some china, marbles, and broken trinkets. Nothing worth selling and retiring on, but it's so much fun to discover a little bit of history, and imagine how it ended up under the house.

Oh, and see the lovely little bottles in the shelf below our collection? That was a little gift from my sweet friend Kelly. She bought it specifically for our beach cottage. She thought it would look nice. She was right, don't you think?

Have you renovated and found hidden treasures? Do tell!