Summer Cottage Tour

   We loved it as soon as we saw it…..even though we had to look over a lot!  We still have dried hydrangeas from the yard that we picked when we first looked at it.

We have now lived in Oak Cottage for almost 19 years……here’s a quick tour……

Summer Cottage House Tour

Oak Cottage is an authentic Acadian cottage…..or French cottage.  All of the brick from our home were taken from a Civil War home in Virginia, and all of the heart pine floors were reclaimed from an antebellum home in Alabama. We love the character that has been built into the creating of our home…..and for the past 19 years we have had fun making it our own…..and adding our own character! {Click on the highlighted names of each room to go to the post with the details and more pictures; along with the links to the posts from the many DIY projects from each room.}

Our Entryway…..

Cottage Entryway

Cottage Entryway

Our Living Room……

Cottage Living Room ::: Cottage in the Oaks

Cottage Living Room ::: Cottage in the Oaks

Cottage Living Room ::: Cottage in the Oaks

Our Kitchen……





farmhouse sink

Our Dining Room……




Our Bathroom……





Our Office…..




Our Cottage Garden…..

Graduation Party_Cottage in the Oaks

monarch butterfly

Your can check out our Year of Mantels here.


Our Year of Front Porches here.

Hope you’re having a great week………



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  1. kristy says

    I don’t mean to gush… but I love so many things about your home! I’m new to your website and so I’m “just getting to know you”and I must say I do love your style! Your home looks so easy and cozy. Thank you for sharing!

    • says

      Kristy~ Thank you so much! I’m honored by your kind words! Gush all you want to! heehee! Hope you are having a great summer….xoxoxoxo

  2. says

    Thanks for letting us peak into your beautiful home, Daune! I love your style, especially your mix of vintage pieces. My family and I have a long way to go until our home is “finished”, but until then, I enjoy looking at your home for inspiration!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Amy! I don’t think a home ever gets ‘finished’…do you? It’s always changing with the family and reflecting the season that we’re in…or, at least, I hope it does! =) Hugs….

  3. says

    Oh what a lovely home you have. I’ve been stalking this evening. :) I so adore that you used the word Acadian. Our family history, on my husband’s side is Acadian and did not go south to add an X to the end of our name. Most sprang from Maine and Massachusetts but now live in the south.. oh some of us anyhow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. ~Heidi

    • says

      That’s so great that you have that great piece of history about your family! =) Thank you so much for your kind words….love having you here! I hope you are having a super summer. It’s going by so quickly! xoxoxoxo

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