Located in Marshall, Michigan is this darling home known as Thimble Cottage.
The homeowner, Robbyn Christenson Coulon, has generously shared these photos with us and her story of the home is quoted below…
“Thimble Cottage got its name because of its 1000 sq. ft. size. It was such a sweet, little place, I told my husband we needed to give it a name.”
“My mother is a seamstress and had just given me some of her prized thimbles.”
“Thimble Cottage was just floating around in my head and it stuck.”
“During the estate sale, some of the recent owner’s thimbles were for sale, you can bet I grabbed them up.”
“Our home was built in 1850 by Colley Bartleson for him and his mother, Anne Peterman.”
“I was lucky enough to find a photo of Anne and about 40 some letters that she had written in the dining room here at Thimble Cottage.”
“The paintings on the stairway are watercolors I have done of our family.”
“The stairway goes to the attic though we don’t go up there much at all. It’s cold in the winter, and very hot in the summer. Someone must have had their bedroom up there at one time as there is very old wallpaper on the walls. I crocheted the valance in the attic windows.”
“I added a photo of the bathroom that we had redone. The workmen took everything out and redid it.”
“In 2017 we were part of Marshall, Michigan’s Historic Home tour and over 2000 people toured Thimble Cottage.”
“We live in a charming, historic community and this tiny house fits our needs just perfectly.”
So many coincidences lead us to this house in Marshall, I feel it was meant to be ours. At least for a while.”
Alas, we are all only caretakers of these wonderful old homes, keeping them safe for the next generation of old house lovers to cherish.
Thank you so much to Robbyn for sharing Thimble Cottage with us!
~ All photos and artwork courtesy of Robbyn Christenson Coulon ~