French Cottage Tour Florida

Happy New Year.
I am off this week watching my grandgirls and enjoying some family time.
I thought while I was gone I would post about a beautiful French Style Cottage in Florida that I just love.

Breanna Pierce of The French Hens has this sweet small cottage in Palatka Florida.
Palatka a beautiful historic area in Florida.  Breanna bought this home in 2010 and has fixed it up so beautifully.  
The home is historic and built in the late 1800's.  

I am learning to live small and make the rooms work.  
Breanna has done this beautifully.  

For more pictures and more story on this lovely home you can visit Anita @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse's posting on this wonderful home.

Anita also has beautiful pictures of French Farmhouse style on Pinterest you can visit here.

 I fell in love with this small cottage home and wanted to share it with all of you.  
Thank you Anita for posting this lovely home so I could find it and share it with my blog friends.

Ahhhh just the sweetest little cottage and picket fence and gate.  A girl after my own heart.
The living room area is open to the dining room.  Love that fireplace.
Dining Area
Living room and dining room open concept to make the rooms feel bigger.

Beautiful Kitchen.  I love that she does not have cabinets above on the wall.  Makes her kitchen feel so much bigger.
Large Window for lots of light streaming in this kitchen.
Super cute guest room or little girls room.

Breanna's bedroom looks straight out of a french chateau.  

Love the angles in the ceiling to make the room feel larger.

I have found that living small is fun and easy to keep up.  
You just have to be creative and think outside the box to make every inch of your tiny house work for your needs.  
Breanna's home is a beautiful example that you can live small and still have a beautiful home.

Happy New Year.
After this week I hope to take down all the Christmas and start to fill in the room for the long winter months.  
Hope to have a post soon on some New Year changes.


  1. WOW. DOUBLE WOW. OK, many of the homes in my neighborhood look like this on the outside. If only more people would add that simple curb appeal of a picket fence, then all would be right with my world. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To look at the interior based on the small exterior, one has to give a HUGE applause to Anita for brilliantly composing her furnishings to lift this small home to grand heights. How beautiful is the focal point of the fireplace and the furniture of such high quality is sympathetically placed. That kitchen is TDF! The child's room.....yes yes yes yes on that bed crown!

    Living small is a fun challenge to help our ideas bust out. WELL DONE!

  2. Kris, I went to Anita's blog and she said she'd put a link to Breanna's blog but I don't see it. I also Googled The French Hens and nothing comes up...

  3. what a cute house!! Thanks for sharing it and Happy New Year to you too! xoxoxox

  4. Such a cute house, love the light in the kitchen. Her bedroom is beautiful.

    Happy New Year


  5. What I'd give to have that sweet little house! Yes, living small is trying sometimes, but so worth it. As I age I have more arthritis and don't have it in me to clean a big house anymore. This is just about right for me. When I look online at homes to rent, even if I could afford them I just groan when I think about cleaning even one more bedroom and especially deal with a yard.

  6. Kris,
    This post is filled to the brim with inspiration!
    I'll be looking forward to your 2020 posts!
    Happy New Year!

  7. Kris, I adore this little house. I liked the kitchen very much. Happy New Year to you and yours. Bless you, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. Ted is getting more chemo this week. Maybe only 3 more to go, hopefully.

  8. Such a cute little cottage....I could move right in!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  9. Thanks for sharing this Kris - what a truly stunning home! Wishing you, Terry and all of your family a very Happy New Year!
    Here in the UK we have just about an hour and a quarter left of 2019 - Neill and I are here in our new home to welcome in 2020! Hugs Gilly x

  10. So cute. I like living small but you have to remember every time you see a pretty that you have to have a place for it because "places" are limited!

  11. I'm a sucker for a darling cottage and this one is so charming! I wish you all the best in 2020 my friend. Happy New Year!! xo

  12. So pretty! Wishing you all the best for the coming year.

  13. KRIS!!!! Good morning and happy 2020!!! I just happened to look at my blog post and saw that you had visited. I haven't taken anymore photos of the new kitchen space so I decided to share some "before" and "after" shots, that still don't capture all the joys and attempts and trials and errors Ruben and I have experienced to make this house what we wanted. But you know what the feelings are like, don't you!

    Well my friend, may 2020 be a sensational year and thank you for your friendship.

  14. Kris,
    Thanks so much for sharing this sweet little cottage!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  15. What an adorable cottage. I could move right in. Happy New Year, Kris. xo Laura

  16. Hope all is going well, Kris. I bet you are having a lot of fun with the kids. That is the sweetest little cottage. You are starting to sell me on "little living"..Happy New Year, my friend..xxoJudy

  17. It is darling, Kris! The outside sold me right away. Small houses are so friendly and I like the feeling of intimacy it helps family members have. When I pass a huge house now I can't help but think about how easy it would be to each go to his own space and not be available to each other.

    Have fun babysitting!

  18. Happy New Year Kris. Love all the pictures. So cozy and inviting. Hugs and blessings, Cindy P.S. Enjoy those grands!

  19. I guess I missed the link to this lovely cottage. Love it!

  20. Very sweet-I love it. You, too, do a wonderful job of living small, Kris. Not sure I could do it...but you sure have. xo Diana

  21. Looking at this sweet French cottage and your JCC motivates me to consider small cottage living rather than condo living for our retirement years. So pretty!