Oh, Oh Those Summer Nights…

Miniature Cottage with Awnings and Flowers.
Photo (and permission to use it) courtesy of Linda Irwin Cottages.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend! While the temperatures here in the Washington DC area were fantastic (sunny, hot, and low humidity), BK and I weren’t outside as much as we liked. In short, we both got sick at the last half of this glorious summer kick-off weekend.

On the other hand, the first half was pretty awesome. We got to see my bestest friend JC finally tie the knot with her longtime partner AG. While we weren’t able to see the actual ceremony (the room in the courthouse was small), luckily mutual friends were present to take photos. So it was nice after the tasty dinner reception at Rasika West End to go through photos on the Metro ride home. Man, I seriously cried. 🙂

With this random note aside, off to the main point of this post — showcasing a vendor I found on Etsy. 🙂

Like most Etsy finds, this was an accidental find. Yes, I know it’s not exactly modern, but I am a sucker of all things cute.

Linda Irwin set up this shop to showcase her dollhouses and related minis. As you can see, there’s a rustic charm in the houses she built. For me, they remind me of the beach cottages in BK’s hometown in the Cape Cod area. Except the colors are still bright and fresh (and not worn down by the salts).  It just put a huge smile on my face since I could easily imagine spending summers renting such a cottage, and having family and friends coming in and out for meals.

After adding her stuff in my Favorites folder, I was very surprised to have gotten a message from Linda thanking me for the add. Next thing we knew, we were shuttling messages back and forth. Talk about bonuses — an Etsy shop selling cute cottages owned by a super sweet lady? Score!

FYI about her cute stuff — the items in her Etsy shop are in the smaller 1/4 scale (versus 1/12 or 1:12 scale). But she does accept custom orders so if one of her eye candies is to your likin’ then you’re in luck. And if you do order one of her masterpieces, do share — safe to say there’s a good number of us who are super curious on how it turns out.

And Linda – thanks for the messages! Until I won the lottery and can afford a beach cottage in real life, I’ll just visit your shop and sigh over your stuff.  Hope you don’t mind!

To see more of her stuff, please visit Linda Irwin Cottages on Etsy. Be prepared for some rustic cuteness.

(As for the blog title — yes, it’s that song from the musical “Grease”. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s cheesy and stuff. But it’s cheese-tastic nonetheless)


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