Sharing a home tour of our first place, a 200 hundred year old beautiful & quaint vintage stone cottage rental with pictures!
Vintage Stone Cottage Tour
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Our love of old houses has been with us from the beginning.
Jason and my first place was a 200 year old stone cottage in Hatboro, Pa.
It sits on a very busy road just a few short blocks from the heart of the town and across the street from the YMCA which happens to be where I got my first job at 14.
The Y now owns the cottage and the house & has turned the property into a summer camp… Just to clarify we lived in the little stone cottage on the right.
The one window box still up on the right Jason made & hung many years ago!
We lived there for almost 2 years as newlyweds finishing up college.
Although small it was perfect for the 2 of us.
With the exception of a few outside pictures I shot this morning in the rain… I don’t have too many pictures to show you.
It had two rooms downstairs a living room with a fireplace & a kitchen.
Upstairs had two bedrooms, a bath & a walk up attic.
I loved the wood beam ceiling (like we took down in our current farmhouse) & the deep windowsills & despite living on a very busy street the stone walls kept everything quiet!
It also had an amazingly large backyard of a couple acres and a stream with an old spring house.
Some of these pictures are really blurry because they are over 14 years old and we did not have a good camera.
Springhouse of the Stone Cottage
We learned how to entertain and host in this house and were constantly having our friends and family over.
It was truly amazing how many people we could pack into that little house!
We had many many BBQ’s in this stone cottage where Jason perfected his grilling skills.
I learned to really cook & bake here too.
We didn’t have a lot of money but I found creative ways to decorate using my thrift store discount (my full time job at the time) & scouring yard sales & flea markets.
My mom taught me how to make curtains for all my windows & Jason began making furniture & collecting tools for the house he hoped to fix up some day.
We grew up a lot that first two years of marriage in this little stone cottage.
We graduated college with dance and math degrees and we both got our first “real” jobs.
We dove into the world of puppy hood with 2 miniature schnauzers named Eric and Adam who we loved dearly for almost 13 years.
We also first became parents in this little cottage.
God blessed us with two little lives.
One we lost through miscarriage at just 12 weeks and one beautiful healthy little boy named Bennett (now 12 1/2) who was born the last month we lived here.
It’s hard to believe that we would still be blessed in the future with three more precious little ones:).
I have so so many SWEET memories of living in this vintage stone cottage.
Jason & I spent many a night sitting in front of the fireplace in the winter or outside with a glass of wine or beer in our hammock planning our dreams, hopes and plans for our future together.
Dreams of a big old house with a lot of land, a few kids and dogs, lots of laughter and lots of fun sharing our life with friends and family.
It’s amazing to see where God has allowed us to go when I look back at where it all started.
Love. Love. Love.
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for stopping by again:). Have a great week and take care, Tara
So nice to meet you here in blogland, this is my first time to visit with you. Really loved hearing your story, and seeing the home you started out in, God uses those humble beginings in great
ways, cause we can attest to that fact too, but he is so good to give us our dreams so many times too. I am sure you have lots of wonderful memories there.
Thanks for sharing,
Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comments about my stone cottage post! It is truly amazing how God works:) Have a great week and take care, Tara
love this little place and sounds like it has some special memories!
Cassie, thank you so much for stopping by to visit my stone cottage post! Have a great week and take care, Tara
Tara, I love this walk down memory lane! I love looking at photos and seeing where people are from!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Something to Talk About!
Karen thanks so much for stopping by! It does seem like forever ago since we lived in that little stone cottage! Thanks for hosting something to talk about! Have a great weekend! Tara
What an amazing house! So many memories were created for you there. You’ve come a long way since you first moved in there. Thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane!
Hi Jamie! Thanks for taking the time to check out our old cottage:). Have a great weekend and take care, Tara
Love this post. I lived in Fort Washington and drove by your house many times. I loved Hatboro and its stores, especially Santorian’s.
Hi Nancy! So fun to meet someone who has lived near by! Hatboro really is a sweet little town and we miss living walking distance from it:). Have a great weekend and take care, Tara
I can see why you loved that little house so much! I also have a soft spot for old homes. There is just somethings that can’t be replicated in new construction. I am getting ready to start a new linkup party this Tuesday at 7pm CST with Refresh Living and we would love to have you join us! I really hope you can make it!
until next week,
Hi Cat! Thanks for coming to check out our old stone cottage:). Thank you so much for inviting me to your new link party! I will definitely be by to check it out tomorrow!!! Have a great week and take care Tara
Such a sweet post Tara! Making memories and holding them close…the sweet things in life!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Cindy, thank you for your sweet comments about our stone cottage! I love linking up with Amaze Me Monday, thank you so much for hosting the party:).