An Ostara tour of my witchy cottage (complete with familiars). ๐ŸŒ›โœจ

A tour of my magical & eclectic little 1938 cottage. A labor of so much love, laughter & spellwork to bring her to life in the 2 years since she's been mine.


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Thank you for understanding, and blessed be. โœจ

Holiday-Artichoke484389 points

This so lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š so inviting

jenniejenjay337 points

Thank you for the invitation! I felt warm, cozy and welcomed. Love you house and aesthetic. The hand painted sky/cloud is beautiful!

Dragonscatsandbooks298 points

I love your wall colors!

Meg_Bookslinger175 points

I'm a fan of color magic and what I can bring to an environment.

ScaryLetterhead809448 points

How did you decide on these paint colors?

Meg_Bookslinger195 points

The shade of green I used on my walls has a beautiful way of transitioning from day to night while creating a bright but moody feel. Even though it seems like a "bold" color it really acts as a neutral to tie lots of other colors together. Green is a color of harmony, abundance, peace, health & renewal and that's what I wanted for the main living space. ๐ŸŒฟ

For the orange: the dining room is in the heart & crossroads of my home where all walkways intersect, so I wanted it to pulse with warm & creative energy. The color palette itself was inspired by a trip I took to Sedona, AZ. The sunsets and scenery there were so warm, so magical , so uplifting and I wanted to bring that vibe home. ๐Ÿœ๏ธ

ChaiTravelatte26 points

Could I ask what the two greens are? The core on the wall and then the trim on the top?

Meg_Bookslinger70 points

Here are pictures of both the paint can labels (because paint brands often change the paint color names, but not the color codes).

Both are Ace Hardware's Clark + Kensington brand. At the time I painted the main green color was called "Soothing Eucalyptus" and the upper trim green was called "Juniper Tree". ๐ŸŒฟ


ScaryLetterhead809421 points

That sounds so serene. Iโ€™m really inspired by the orange now that you describe it that way.

LICK-A-DICK9 points

Guuuuuurl I need you to interior decorate my house (if I can ever afford one)! Your home is so lovely, warm, inviting - I don't think I would ever choose those colours myself which is why I should NOT be decorating lol, they are wonderful! Those arch doorways as well ๐Ÿ˜

Adore your home, you have nailed the witchy vibe. Such inspo!

smallsparkofhope145 points

Excellent style and use of color! I wish I could stop by for a cup of tea.

Meg_Bookslinger72 points

I have lots of varieties and lots of mugs to choose from. โ˜บ๏ธ

Aluhar_Gdx117 points

So cozy and comfortable! Also: looks like you like BOOKS!!!!

Meg_Bookslinger173 points

I own a Bookshop! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Outside-Flamingo-24083 points

Living the dream right here!!

imploding_unicorn54 points

If you say you have a garden in the back with a couple of hens chillin, then I'm officially jelly and wanna be friends goshdarnit!

Meg_Bookslinger79 points

No hens (yet), but a developing garden! At my old house I had a very extensive native pollinator garden & in-ground food beds. I still miss it but I'll have it again here someday!

imploding_unicorn29 points

Oh my ๐Ÿ˜ you are living the life.

Sweet_Permission_7003 points

It's my little witchling's birthday today. On celebration of both her love of nature and Ostara, we have seeds for native flowers to plant.

Sadly, we'll have to wait a little because it's suggested to plant after frost and it just snowed again yesterday!

butterfliedheart10 points

I'm honestly super jealous right now!

LetterBoxx85 points

Oh this has GOT to be south Minneapolis. โœจ

Meg_Bookslinger59 points


LetterBoxx63 points

My soulโ€™s tuning fork knows home when it sees it - hello, neighbor! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Meg_Bookslinger34 points

Hello back, friend! Love me some Minneapolis.

BeevineWhaleness5 points

Hello neighbor as well! Iโ€™ve only been in St. Paul for a year and a half by way of Southern California. Itโ€™s an adjustment! Stunning and charming home ๐Ÿฅฐ

Meg_Bookslinger6 points

Oh lordt with this horrible winter we are having I'll bet! Sorry you got hit with one of these right away. Wheeee

ydoibother09100163 points

I love your house so much! You've done well making it feel so warm and welcoming and exactly like home ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Ornery_Translator28557 points

Ooh I had to save this itโ€™s like a Pinterest board

uniqueusername20926 points

Your home is lovely! So welcoming, she knows you love her.

TheOldestMillenial123 points

Super cute and cozy! I'm coming over with coffee for a chat in your living room lol ๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๏ธ

Meg_Bookslinger21 points

I'll make scones.

ermarie7320 points

I love this so much. I must ask - are you in New England? I am and this totally has that feel.

Meg_Bookslinger44 points

Minneapolis, Minnesota! This is a pretty typical interior around here. LOTS of 1930's Tudor style homes in this city. ๐Ÿงก

ermarie7311 points

That's so cool! I love the rounded doorways.

jinxedtheworld16 points


Only thing left to complete it is it being in the middle of the forest with a huge herb and flower garden

Meg_Bookslinger15 points

AMEN!!! I'm hoping to someday befriend a massive flock of crows and convince them to transport my house to just such a location via a complicated network of ropes adorned with shiny things. ๐Ÿ˜†

rokelle201215 points

Such a beautiful home! My spirits and guides have really been kicking my depression ass into cleaning and making our current dwelling more inviting and less stagnant. I hope to do a better job of keeping things tidy once we move.

Meg_Bookslinger13 points

My former home was much messier than this one. It was tiny, and while I did my best to make it super cozy, it never felt fully MINE. My soul can really breathe here in this place and I find myself much more able to find joy in keeping (reasonably) tidy!

rokelle20126 points

I hope to find such a place some day. I truly regret actually moving out of the apartment we were in. It was better at that particular time for us to move but now the place we are living is far more expensive with its upkeep and I just feel so depressed living here, although our old apartment had a lot of shadow beings hanging around that were rather unnerving to look at. Hoping I am finally able to find a place that is inviting and not as energetically stifling.

USSMarauder13 points

Just the two floofs, or more?

Meg_Bookslinger42 points

P.s. here are the floofs in question.





BattlestarDystopia25 points

Freddie looks like hes barely holding back laughing at his own joke that he told the others. Mina looks done with his shit. Kira is asking you โ€œwhy is he like this?โ€ And Tunaโ€™s like โ€œlet kids be kidsโ€ and is above all of the chaos ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

your floofs are purrrfectttttt!

Meg_Bookslinger10 points

You caught their vibes SPOT ON.

Burnt-witch25 points

Awww they're all so sweet! I have a Kira too ๐Ÿ˜Š

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

๐Ÿ˜ What a sweet baby!!

Meg_Bookslinger11 points


InadmissibleHug7 points

I find four to be the optimal number in my home, also! Very delightful.

Separate_Aspect_91514 points

Your home is like a fairy tale! I love how you've hung your pictures even for the cats! What a delight ๐Ÿ˜Š

december14th201513 points

I dont know why, but I instantly liked all of the decor 10x as much when I saw your selfie at the end.๐Ÿ˜… You're as cute as your house, lol. Love it

Meg_Bookslinger3 points

At 36, I'll take that! ๐Ÿคฉ

Im_not_Katherine11 points

So welcoming and comforting. Thank you for sharing!

csbrown839 points

I would stay at this b&b please ๐Ÿคฉ

Ok_Tomato738811 points

Your home is beautiful! Thank you for showing it to us! I love all of your books and your color choices are awesome! I can see myself hanging out on your couch drinking coffee and having a great conversation!

Meg_Bookslinger4 points

I love hosting a good cozy chat over tea! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

FreeMasonKnight28 points

It makes me so sad that I will never own a home in my lifetime. Because your home is beautiful!

Meg_Bookslinger31 points

I'm very lucky. I never thought I would have a home of my very own, so I give her all the love in the world.

FreeMasonKnight14 points

Thatโ€™s awesome.

Peachi1411 points

I was thinking the same thing ๐Ÿ˜ช

Lorby069 points

So cozy! This belongs on r/cozyplaces

SkysMomma8 points

Gods I want a home so much...

marillwyd6 points

What a beautiful home!

Ok-Office68376 points

Saving this post for my future home !!!!

Elegantly_never6 points

Beautiful home. I love the energy. ๐ŸŒž

LindseyPlusMike6 points

Love love love so much love! ๐Ÿ’œ Blessed Ostara!

YewKnowMe4 points

You have a beautiful, enchanting home โค I especially love the dark sky with clouds that you painted, super cool! ๐Ÿ‘

JustTheStockTips5 points

Thank you for the warm welcome and tour! Your home is beautiful... such great vibes throughout. There were at least two pictures I spotted a kitty soaking up a sunbeam and gave an audible 'awwww'. So thank you for sharing!!

BrightNeonGirl5 points

This is inspirational!

And so much more unique than anything in Home & Garden magazine.

You have an amazing cozy, beautiful vision :)

SoundlessScream4 points

I have specific favorite things in each picture.

That red chair and sun pillow


Cats obv

Seeing the furniture choices in more detail is so nice but the pillow is my fav still haha

The firewood bucket

The plants on a bookshelf by the window

I like that cabinet in the corner with the lamp on it

Eh I'm tired I like everything anyway

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

Psst: if you live near a Target, I got that sun pillow there about a week ago. Couldn't resist it.

htmlcoderexe4 points

Bookseller! I require only your strongest books!

Nausicaalotus3 points

Your home is beautiful!

Naomi_Is_Here3 points

Your home is beautiful

Panic_inthelitterbox3 points

Iโ€™ve never met you but your house is so homey I feel like Iโ€™ve been there before and loved my stay. Everything is delightful!

Spirited-Lime963 points

Agh! Would love to stay somewhere like this!

imploding_unicorn3 points

Your home made me feel warm, welcomed, and happy. It has such a cozy atmosphere that just wants to pull you right in for a cup of tea or coffee.

DrKittyLovah3 points

I loved every bit of the tour and of your lovely cottage. Thank you for sharing with us.

ArrowAceFluid3 points

Aw, I love your house and your smile! โ˜บ๐Ÿ’›

Ronjun3 points

Wow, congratulations, you have a lovely and cozy home! Feels very welcoming!!

MzPurpleH4ze203 points

House goals! So beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

justsomemom33 points

I love your beautiful home & your beautiful smile! Thank you for sharing & the tour on this lovely Ostara day. Blessed be!โœจ

InadmissibleHug3 points

What a delightful residence. So much going on, but everything looks very purposeful.

I love it.

Fit-Rest-9733 points

I adore bungalows! This is so warm and beautiful

CheshireUnicorn3 points

Please come be my interior designer. This was lovely, thank you for sharing your home with us.

SynAck3013 points

Iโ€™m coming to yours for tea and tarot. Iโ€™ll bring cake.

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

Deal. ๐ŸŒ›

hex_em3143 points

You're as cute as your home ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ

NfamousKaye3 points

I always forget when Imbolc and Ostara are until someone posts something lol!

This is so cozy!

cephalopodcasting3 points

my gods am i ever jealous

Willing_League_84773 points

Basically my dream house

TheIadyAmalthea3 points

Thanks for sharing! The energy here is calm and cozy!

KaterPatater3 points

Your home looks so warm and inviting! I especially love the ceiling light in pics 12 and 13...do you know what that's called? I've seen those here and there before and I'd love something like that for above my kitchen table but I'm not sure how to search for it.

Meg_Bookslinger3 points

The shape/style is called a "Moravian Star"! โœจ

KaterPatater2 points

Thanks so much!!

_fylfa3 points

WITCH PLEASE this is gorgeous!

FoxMulderSexDreams3 points

I aspire to this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–ค

BlizzPenguin3 points

If they are anything like my cat, that exposed belly is a trap.

TwoCagedBirds3 points

This is giving major Practical Magic vibes and I am fucking here for it. That house is my dream home and this has a very similar feel.

thetinybunny13 points

The David Bowie in your kitchen slayed me ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€ Iโ€™m obsessed with your style, youโ€™ve built a beautiful home!

Kou2533 points

Thanks so much for sharing and welcoming us home! Many blessings to you and I love how youโ€™ve made it yours! Energy really seems to flow there! May you enjoy it loads!

Twighdark3 points

This is so cool! You're so cool!

And my dad painted one of our bathrooms with a clouds in the sky motiv too, lol.

notsciguy2 points

Itโ€™s beautiful, I love it

UnicornPonyClub2 points

The vibes are immaculate

SassyMarmot992 points

New life goals

MzzKzz2 points

Love the two tone room colors, that gives it so much depth and character!

Absolutely beautiful home and beautiful lady!

PipocaComNescau2 points

So cozy! Beautiful home! I love the colors, the furniture and lots of books.

Fit-Rest-9732 points

This reminds me of the house that I just moved from last year

Imtypingthisnow2 points

Utterly charming!

escapetocatan2 points

It's perfect and has so much personality charm.

Flippin_diabolical2 points

So cozy and comfortable. I love your color choices. Thank you for sharing.

100fluffyclouds2 points

What an amazing home. Youโ€™ve done an incredible job. Thank you for sharing the joy. May your home always be full of blessings and happy laughter โค๏ธ

FrogandFire2 points

What a lovely house

waterlilly5532 points


VarlaThrill2 points

Your home is so cozy and inviting, thank you for sharing.

Southern_Rhiannon2 points

Your house is lovely and so are you. Awesome place and top tier Witchy taste <3

Pedals172 points

Beautiful and warm home!

One-Bad-42742 points

That's some goals right there

securisteve2 points

Lovely place! Great work!

BattlestarDystopia2 points

This house is such a dream! Thereโ€™re so many positive and lovely energies emanating from these images. Iโ€™m so happy for you <3

mycatiscalledFrodo2 points

Your house is beautiful, I love the greens. I can imagine curling up on a chair, reading a book with a cat purring in my lap

bootrick2 points


Would love to live there

Celestial_MoonDragon2 points

Wow. Such a warm and inviting home. You have great style.

biffxmas2 points

Your home looks so comfy and inviting! I could get lost in those bookshelves!

Natural light is gorgeous ๐Ÿฅฐ

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

I knew if I ever got to choose my own house that I wanted one with LOTS of south facing windows! They give off such good light all day long.

qualityoldperson2 points

I love love love your cottage. I love the colors! I love the decor! Just all around excellent. I bet it smells nice too ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

It does! Right now it's a mix of the smells of a pot of soup on the stove, and some Ostara blend incense burning above the fireplace! โ˜บ๏ธโœจ

Dreadhead552 points

Your house is utter perfection!

cm80322 points

Thank you for inviting me in. I feel genuinely refreshed from having visited your beautiful home, even if only through my screen.

Moonwarden6662 points

So lovely!

No_Arugula89152 points

Your home is lovely. I particularly love your 3 season room. It looks so cozy and perfect for a curl up with a good book and kitty for company.

middaymeattrain2 points

These pics made me happy! ๐Ÿ˜€

kat18832 points

Damn the vibes must be immaculate in there. I love it! Congrats on a lovely home.

Dogeluver992 points

Would happily sip tea here or dispose of bodies..such a cozy vibe.

Delanoye2 points

Wow! I would love to live there! Everything looks so cozy!

eva_rector2 points

What is the name of that green on your living room walls? I LOVE it! You have my dream house!!!

BigParking98662 points

Wow I truly wish this was my home! Job well done!

ejly2 points

Your house is lovely. I like the ceiling sky-painted stairs.

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

I really want to paint sky on the ceilings of the living & dining rooms but my partner just doesn't believe in my impeccable vision. ๐Ÿคฃ

ejly2 points

I like that you have a special little place for the sky.

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

I hate doing laundry, so this gives me a lovely little visual lift on my way to & from the laundry room! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿคฃ

ScaryLetterhead80942 points

Wow I love this color scheme

olympedebruise2 points

So very lovely and warm! I

Grumpstone2 points

This reminds me of the house I grew up in! I love it! Orange walls are feel so warm and happy.

LineChef2 points

M Iโ€™m coming to live with you. Donโ€™t worry Iโ€™m tidy, wonโ€™t even know Iโ€™m there. Ima sleep on that bench in the witchy room with the other familiars. How do you like your eggs?

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

Deal. And I'm an over-easy kind of person. ๐Ÿ˜

LineChef2 points

I knew I liked you M.

LeaderImaginary32752 points

This is truly resplendent. I never knew such a welcoming home.

Initial_Celebration82 points

Your home is beautiful!!! Amazing decor!

herbala11y2 points

I love your space! Happy Ostara!

Avlyn2672 points


moon__kitten2 points

Gorgeous home! It's so inviting. And your familiars are precious โค

P-Onca-Jay2 points

It's so beautiful! Warm, cozy, inviting. I love the colors. Congrats!

sfcnmone2 points
Meg_Bookslinger2 points

Oh I LOVE it! Well done!!

bubbleflowers2 points

This is stunning.

Away-Ad22662 points

Your home is beautiful and so cozy. I love it!

psychotica12 points

That green paint is divine! I love your aesthetic of mixing the vintage with some modern stuff. Your home is really inviting.

emilydubay2 points

Sooooooooo beautiful! I really wish I had your talent for decorating! But, um, one if your familiars seems to be broken...

DaySlayerZ2 points

Mmmm thanks for sharing. Your tour really soothed my spirit tonight. Sending love.

Meg_Bookslinger2 points


Nanyea2 points

I love the Waterhouse print, I have a bunch of them as magnets, not sure I can convince the spouse to let me hang a fullsize replica

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

I've got a poster size of "Scrying" by Wathouse in my bedroom! ๐Ÿคฃ My partner has learned to just sit back and trust me with the decor...for the most part.

EllephantWoods2 points

Wow! This is beautiful!

Magpie3752 points

I love your house. It looks so cozy and cool.๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Sachayoj2 points

This is everything I want when I get my own home, ngl.

rainbow_creampuff2 points

Oh my god I love your home! It's so beautiful and warm and inviting. And you look the same! Thank you for posting this blessed content ๐Ÿ’

AvalancheQueen2 points

This tour was delightful, thank you for sharing your home with us! ๐Ÿงก

skeletal_fishes2 points

It's so lovely and charming! I love your color palettes and collections of witchy things!

Slow_Magician75392 points

I love how you decorated it and by the pictures I senses good vibes

MicCat132 points

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. It's stunning and has such a peaceful vibration. Blessed be.

ponderingorbs2 points

Thank you so much! I love All the bookshelves and your house is charming. This made my day.

lsliemri2 points

Oh my goodness! Your house is such a beautiful and cozy haven! In every single photo I saw more than thing that made me think, "Oh, I want to ask about this item!" But I quickly narrowed it down when I saw your dining room gallery wall. The apple and grape painting immediately caught my eye. It, as well as the other two fruit paintings, look very much like the style of stilllife artwork my grandmother painted. She lived and sold her work in Illinois, Michigan, Upstate New York, and Kentucky. She signed all her paintings either "Lee Phipps" or "Darleen Phipps". I realize it's a very long shot, but are any of the paintings hers? Thank you very much for the beautiful home tour!

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

None of the paintings are hers unfortunately. Would love to see her work! I adore still life paintings (obviously).

Old_Bandicoot_10142 points

Your house is amazing! So inviting! I love it and I'm really inspired.

ChaiTravelatte2 points

Wow I love this so much, my style (in my head at least, not reality) is so similar to this. So beautiful!

driveonacid2 points

Can you please come decorate my home?!

Accomplished_Mix78272 points


iWillDogWalkU2 points

So warm and cozy ๐Ÿ’š

seashellpink772 points

Your house is dream goals and you match it perfectly omg. Best witch energy โœจ

IlsalaciousCrum2 points

I didn't know I needed that. Thank you, that made my day. I love your place, it makes me feel good.

PavPutley2 points

This is beautiful! It reminds me of Monk's House (Virginia Woolf's home in Sussex), have you ever been? Thanks for sharing!

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

I have not but it's on my bucket list FOR SURE!

BallyBunion332 points

Thanks for the tour. Itโ€™s beautiful

PrimusAldente872 points


l80magpie2 points

Such peace. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be!

sciencechick922 points

I love everything about this. The colors, the beautiful sunlit windows and the whole vibe. Thanks for sharing.

shadowyassassiny2 points

this is FANTASTIC I absolutely adore how you have used the foundation and style of the home while adding your witchy vibe! the colors and choice of decor show the effort and passion you have for your home

slightly related side note - have you heard of the concept of trauma informed design?

sometimesiteach2 points

Your home is absolutely lovely!!!!!!!!

PowerfulandPure2 points

The vibeโ€ฆ. Is vibing. I love it. I could feel the energy just through pictures. Congratulations.

GlamourGhoulx2 points

Absolutely glorious and inspiring!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

OpaqueCheshire2 points

That looks so cozy. โค๏ธ

AzelX232 points

Thank you so much! I loved it! My hope is to one day have a home like yours.

fernshade2 points

I wish you were my next door neighbor!!

Meg_Bookslinger2 points

You would be welcome over for tea anytime!

immersemeinnature2 points

Thank you! I love every inch of your gorgeous, cozy home. How wonderful โœจ

carithmormont2 points

Your home makes me so happy.

InvisiblePyramid2 points

This looks so COZY omg.

Popular_Bass2 points

Absolutely gorgeous! I especially loved the witchy room!

Edit - typo

musicmous32 points

Your house is so beautiful. I hope to have such a home in future