a few words about miss chelsea elizabeth...

she likes: making kites, dancing in the rain, adventures, little-while friends, letters, whole-leaf tea, crayons, bare feet, jumping in rivers/streams/creeks/waterfalls, language, catching the clock as it changes numbers, sleepovers, trains (big or small), cuddling & waking up before the sun rises, among other random things.

oregon-born, seattle-raised, bellingham-bred and franco-refined, she had moved back to the states from her affairs across the atlantic & now resides in columbia city with french husband & love of her life rémy. they spend most of their time taming the garden, taking care of their three chickens & two cats, and preparing the urban homestead for a new little chick of their own.

Monday, May 14, 2012

home is wherever there is you.

One of my dearest friends in France sent me a letter which I happily received today and she mentioned that I haven't shared any decent photos of our new digs. We moved to our perfect little oasis in Columbia City a little over a month ago and are so happy it makes me giddy!!! Since I can remember we've always had this magical wishlist in our heads of what we would ideally like in a place to call home, and we try to check as many off the list we can when we look at prospective places.

The list:
  • A fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • A decent kitchen
  • A "real" yard/garden (this can be interpreted a thousand ways, of course)
  • Close to work
  • Good walking score
  • Nice neighbors/community
 Well, my friends, this place takes the cake! Not only does it fulfill every item on our wishlist, but it is so much more! It has amazing energy and I think it's safe to say we will both be very happy here for some time.

As promised, here are the chez Coutarel photos!

the day we got the keys!

welcome to our humble abode.

front door/living room.

living room.

living room.





chickens in the stairwell.


upstairs reading nook.


front porch & yard, with blueberries!

squash & peas.

tomatoes & herbs.

the lion king enjoys the sun.

patio + side garden, and chicken coop supplies.

mint, cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, strawberries & more mint.

back yard garden plots.

clockwise from top left: carrots; greens (arugula, magentaspreen, bok choi);
kale/broccoli/raspberries; spinach/onions/beets;
raspberries/radishes; all sorts of lettuce
side of the house, seen from the street. (the box is our bedroom.)

our car hanging out with the blubes.

come knock on our door anytime!!!

1 comment:

ashley rae said...

i love it! I LOVE IT!! what a wonderful place you have found. xoxoxo.