Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day…..


God Bless the USA Free Printable (two different versions available). Great for Memorial Day or 4th of July!:


Wishing all our friends of the cottage a very

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Peaceful Sunday…..


Brought to you by Cookies In Bloom and Hannah's Caramel Apples


Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
~Mother Teresa

Friday, May 27, 2016



A little red, white, and blue inspriation to honor those who have served our country!






Patriotic casual bunting July 4th.  Decoration for  Independence Day:




Wrapped in Glory. Military and Law Enforcement Working Dogs.:


Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Share Your Style #67

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to another week of Share Your Style!  I'm so glad that you decided to join us again. I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I am your host this week.

Remember when you link up to this party, your post is seen on all five of these blogs at the same time.  So, you get a lot of exposure!

Last week, there were so many great posts linked up.  It was difficult to choose just a few to feature this week.  

First up, is Simply Designing.  She shared a delicious recipe for chocolate bundt cake with salted caramel sauce.  It doesn't get any better than that, does it? 

Next, Common Ground shared the basics for building a tabletop vignette.  I thought it was so interesting to get a formula that almost guarantees a well balanced vignette.  Sometimes, following a plan is easier than "winging it".  

Cabin & Cottage shared her new blue transferware collection.  I love blue and white transferware!  She found some amazing pieces.

And last but definitely not least, was Twelve on Main with her amazing farmhouse laundry room reveal.  Oh my goodness!  It's everything I could ever want in a laundry room and more.  She did an amazing job and has some great money savers mentioned in how she made it all happen.

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So, now, if you weren't inspired enough already, by those features alone, lets see what everyone is featuring THIS week! 

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Our cottage is being featured…….

Our cottage is being featured over at Suzie's View today!


We are so flattered that she chose our cottage to kick off the brand new feature Home Tours on her blog.
Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A quick little paint project…..



After I bought the new drapes for the dining room the blue and white plates I had on the wall sconce shelves  suddenly didn’t look so good anymore. I searched and searched for something different to put on the little shelves but nothing was quite right. Then one day I saw some wicker candle holders while looking on Pinterest. I thought they would be perfect…..the only problem was they were really expensive! So, I kept searching and found these less expensive ones.


They were the perfect size and affordable! The ones I saw originally were a grey willow though and I thought of them every time I walked thru the room and saw the brown wicker ones. The other day it occurred to me to just paint them!!!


I brushed a little grey paint on them…..first a lighter shade then a darker shade. While they were better they still weren’t quite right though. So, I sanded some of the paint off and then they were just what I had envisioned all along!!!!!


A quick little fix and all it took was a little paint!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Peaceful Sunday…..


St Giles Cathedral ~ Edinburgh, Scotland:


Love is friendship that has caught fire.

It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.

It is loyalty through good and bad times.

It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

~Ann Landers