O'Gowna Choice of Irish Story Piece Cottages
This little home will bring warmth to yours
I ordered the fisherman's cottage. It looks like it's standing on a bluff near the sea, with the waves crashing below. I love that it's not perfectly symmetrical, but its outline dips a little here and there as though hand-built by the fisherman himself. There is wonderful detail here, from the thatched straw roof to the weathered wooden blue boat turned upside down in the front yard - perhaps to dry out while the owner has carried his catch for the day inside. This piece embraces the rustic craftsmanship that you will find throughout the Irish countryside, around a bend in a quiet lane or on a windblown cliff. This little cottage was obviously crafted by a skilled artist who has taken pains to faithfully re-create a little piece of Ireland for those of us far away.
Cute But Not Great
I will say that this cottage is adorable and a great gift for any Irish friend or family member. My only complaint would be that the painting from the windows ended up all in the grass in the front yard. This happened to both of the ones I ordered. I know they are handpainted, so most likely it is from this, but couldn't they have then re-painted the grass? It did not look cute with bright orange paint in it. Other than that they are cute, but I am returning both of mine due to the poor paint job.
My own little village
I ordered all three of these. They are charming and have vibrant colors. While I have mine in a china cabinet, they would look great on a mantle, shelf, or as a centerpiece on a dinner table.
I have just received my Farmer's Cottage. It is a delightful miniature piece. I have ordered the Fisherman's and the Peasant's Cottages as well and look forward to grouping them together as a set. It was wonderful to find such a charming memento of Ireland, so well crafted, and at such a great price!!
I bought this for an anniversary present for my daughter and son in law. He has relatives in Ireland and they have been there several times. They said it is quite real looking. It looked like his father's first house. They also loved the details like the storage on the side of the house and the red door. They said everyone has red doors there.(its good luck) Anyway, they were so thrilled that I am thinking of getting the other two houses! I'm also going to paint my own door red!
Great quality like the other 2 Irish story Cottages. A nice addition to the 'farm' and ' peasant' arrangement. Sweet detail, incredialbel workmanship.
Charming and Quaint - so Irish!
I bought all three to incorporate into my Christmas decorations and I love them! They are the perfect size I was looking for and the details are delightful. I will replace the solid wood block houses I'd been using that had no charm whatsoever. Wonderful workmanship, and so evocative of Ireland. Such a bargain at the clearance price!
I have all three of these cottages and I love them! They are so detailed and cute. I bought the first one at regular price then added the others when they went on clearance. They are small so at this price you definitely should get all of them to display together.
Sweet/delicate design/memories abound.
Have the Farmer cottage and it sits out all the time for blessed memories.
Love my little Peasant Cottage
I couldn't resist this little piece of Ireland, especially at this great sale price. I chose the Peasant cottage and the detail is just extraordinary. I have this little treasure sitting on my nightstand next to my alarm clock. I see it at first light and it's the last thing I see at day's close.
I have given the peasant cottage as a gift to someone who has a 'historical' background to the Irish and I have the farm as a memory of life gone before. Enjoy while these are available.
They are sweet cottages but......
I did order all three, but had to return two, reason for rating only 3 stars. One was missing the "made in Ireland" stamp on the bottom; the other stamp was so overstamped you couldn't read where it was made.Looking forward to receiving the new ones. Hopefully they will arrive unscathed. These are darling little cottages.