About Me

Welcome to The Old White Cottage!

My name is Melanie and I'm a lucky wife and mother to 2 daughters and I love my home in Northern Virginia.  The Old White Cottage was born in 2009 after I started working less to raise my girls.  I found myself with less time at my day job as an engineer and more time at home.  In addition to DIY and decor in my home, I love antiques and thrifting.

I'm an engineer by trade but such technical work does not allow for any sort of creative pursuits so this is my little creative escape.

I'd love to answer any questions you have!  
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