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Sweetheart Cottage II

I guess I’m a hopeless romantic – but proud to be one! No series of mine makes that more clear than my Sweetheart Cottage Collection.  For the second painting in my Sweetheart Cottage Collection, I’ve conjured a vision of a perfect romantic hideaway. Sweetheart Cottage II, A Tranquil Dusk at Falbrooke Thatch is nestled right next to a charming little waterfall, with an arched footbridge leading from the front door over the falls. Twilight warms the mist; at nightfall, the sound of falling water will sing a gentle lullaby just for lovers.

This is just the kind of quaint cottage with its stone steps, tidy thatched roof, antique lampposts, and bower of bright flowers – where Nanette and I love to go for our frequent second honeymoons. I’ve devoted Falbrooke Thatch to Valentine’s Day – note the “214” address just below the heart-shaped window – and to romance. In fact, I’ve hidden hearts throughout the painting as a tribute to my own sweetheart, Nanette. The more hearts you can find, the more romantic you are.

  • In loving tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden five N’s in Sweetheart Cottage II.
  • This particular cottage was done for Nanette on Valentines Day. The address shows the date “214” and the windows in the cottage are heart-shaped.
  • Thom said that however many hearts you find in the painting, that is how romantic you are. Some of the flowers, leaves on the trees, and even birds are in fact, hearts. There is even hearts in the lamps!
  • Thom always said that if anyone knew where the actual location was to let him know, because he would like to take Nanette there.
Title Sweetheart Cottage II, A Tranquil Dusk at Falbrooke Thatch
Published January 1993
Collection Sweetheart Cottage II

Image Size

20" x 16"

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