Real cottage style
We just got back from a relaxing weekend on Anna Maria Island Fl, and enjoyed some real cottages. 'Cottage Style' is all the rage these days (I like it, too) but then I read about the square footage of these 'cottages'- yikes! When I was a kid, cottages were small, informal vacation places. We had one- probably 600 square feet, with no insulation, wallboard, or electricity. Everything was painted planking or beadboard. The cottage we rented was about the same size as our old one, and not much fancier, although it did have electricity. We had a great time riding bikes around the island, and taking pictures of the wonderful old cottages, dating back to 1912. Maybe the real 'cottage style' will come back into vogue some day. Here's a picture of one of the old cottages, although it's not the one we rented.