Hi there, yes, we are really on Chapter 59! Has been awhile since I did one of these posts but you can expect these to become a regular post again as things start to rev up over in PB! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Palmetto Bluff. We had to go down to check on progress and make several time sensitive decisions. All is proceeding at a great pace and we were overjoyed with how things are looking so far. The “cottage” is really more of a small house. It is absolutely charming and if there was one more bedroom in there, I think I would be tempted to call it quits there:) Our dream plan aka long term plan is to build the main house, and three small cottages (one for each son who can eventually come and enjoy it with their own families). This cottage is the biggest one as we will live in it until we move into the main house. We want to start the house when we are sure we are going to be spending about half the year there, that is the only way to warrant that. We also want to build a small barn and that is also something we are revisiting at the moment. Palmetto Bluff never disappoints, it is always such a pleasure to be there, such a beautiful part of our country. Even a few short days has a way of restoring me and feeling recharged. When I say its my happy place, I mean it! If you have been, then you just know:) So wanted to share some progress with you and a few decisions we are needing to make right now, would love you to weigh in. So here are a bunch of pictures taken from different angles, different times of the day. Some seem repetitive, yes I know, but I just can’t seem to help myself. No narration needed- The scene truly takes my breath away Love the wrap around porches (will have them upstairs too) This is the view from upstairs deck V A few decisions on the front burner- Lighting is something that we need to decide soon as many companies are running 4-6 months to deliver goods…..yes its still crazy out there! Will be putting an assortment of hanging gas lanterns and some wall mounted gas lanterns. In certain areas we need to go with a narrower profile, so I have narrowed it down to these below (they will all turn a oil rubbed bronze color so visualize that)I also don’t want anything super traditional or too “fancy”, something with cleaner lines. Here are three contenders. Would love to know if you have a definite favorite. CHOICE 1 CHOICE 2 CHOICE 3 CHOICE 4 I am starting my list of resources, as I did last time, which I call my Gold List since these are only names I would recommend with 100% confidence. We got so many questions about resources, that this was a good way to share them. So, today’s list is short but it will grow very long very soon, as we move along in the process! And there you have the latest on the bluff. It’s chugging along and we are hoping for a December finish. I was actually hoping for a Thanksgiving completion which is not totally out of the question but would be a happy surprise:) Lots of decision making to come and I look forward to taking you along for the ride! If you have a favorite with the three lighting options, would love to know! Thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day. Until next time……… DEAL OF THE DAY- Our incredible floral topiary set of 6 mixing bowls in on special, today only! You won’t find a prettier set, each with their own lid. Today $35.00 (normally $50) no code necessary, subject to availability Click here Have a fabulous day, until next time……….