Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger is a feature done each Saturday that introduces you to a blogger you may already know or a new blogger for you to get to know. This feature gives you a peak into the personal life of the blogger. Getting to know the special person behind the beautiful blog.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland so enjoy getting to know these talented bloggers each Saturday.
Magali from Little White House on The Sea Side
Happy Saturday Everyone. This week I am really excited to introduce you to a blogger from France. Ohhhhhh I love when we all get to meet our international bloggers up close and personal. So enjoy getting to know Magali from Brittany France. You are going to love getting to know her. Then hop over and visit her cute blog and see all the great reno's she is doing to her fabulous 100 year old seaside cottage.
Junk Chic Cottage Saturday Spotlight Feature
I'm Cottage. I'm located on the North Coast of Brittany, France and I'm about a hundred years old.
Me, on closing day
Several families have lived under my roof since I was built. A few years ago, my owners decided to put me on the market: they wanted a house that would be bigger, more modern... I was very worried: who would want to love me?
You might wonder why I was so worried because from the outside I'm rather charming, don't you think? Well, the inside was an entirely different story... No Cottage charm there... You might even wonder how I got my name of Cottage...
Dining-room as left by previous owners.
Then on the first Monday after Easter came a Petite Blonde to visit me... She had a hard time trying not to laugh at my owners when she saw the garish colours they chose for my walls - there wasn't two walls the same colour - the very weird choice they had made for each very small room... And she kept asking questions like "is the chimney flue still in the wall?" or "are the beams still under that drywall ceiling?". My owners rolled their eyes and didn't know what to answer... And I had no idea why those questions were of any importance.
Bedroom as left by previous owners.
It turned out Petite Blonde - aka as Magali, aka as the blogger behind The Little White House On The Seaside blog - bought me. Little did I know when she arrived with her cat and her books that we were embarking on a several year journey to reveal my inner Cottage charm.
Dining-room today, still a work in progress...
Many of her readers think that renovating an old Cottage in France is a dream, but we've had a few nightmares along the way: from a complete flood of the first floor when a very old water pipe broke in the hands of a very dumb plumber to a few gaz leaks...
Living-room today, still a work in progress...
But overall, it's been an amazing experience where Petite Blonde and I have learnt to know each others. You see she's a modern girl and I'm an old Cottage, so when we have choices to make, renovation and decoration wise, it sometimes takes long discussions, transcripted on the blog, and we each have to compromise.
In case you have no idea what you can find on
her our blog, here's a little sample...
Petite Blonde shows you the details of all the transformation I'm going through. 2014 was a big year and my kitchen went from ugly and impractical to charming and efficient.
Kitchen on Closing Day
Kitchen Today - after four years of hard work and love
Truth be told, Petite Blonde lives on a teacher's salary and everything that adorns me is thrifted: she might inspire you with her very cheap finds.
Also because of that teacher's salary, she tries to do as many things as possible on her own: she'll explain how to make me (or your own home) prettier on a budget and with very limited DIY skills. Don't tell her I said so but she's the clumsiest Petite Blonde ever.
She loves when I'm filled with wonderful baking or cooking smells and she shares her always easy recipes.
I'm located in a beautiful area and Petite Blonde will also take you places around : she's the best at finding funny historical stories about the towns she visits. You'll get an idea by clicking here.
If you'd like to see more of me, please visit The Little White House On The Seaside.
A huge thank you to Kris for allowing me to tell you a little about my owner,
Thank you Magali for sharing yourself with all of us. Love that you had your sweet cottage speak about you too :). It was so great to get to know you and to dream of where you live. Oh la la to live in France and in a 100 year old seaside cottage. Heaven I say!
Thank you Mon Amie