Thursday, September 30, 2010

A little bling with mercury glass……..



I picked this little decanter up while at Nell Hills recently. The sparkly little bottle was hard to resist with such a beautiful little stopper as it’s crowning touch!

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I love the sparkle it adds sitting on the little table next to the chair in the living room! Mercury glass seems to be popping up everywhere in the cottage these days…..I guess you could say a new collection has been born?!?!?!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sometimes the best treasures are the smallest treasures………….


 While out and about this past weekend I came across this cute little beaker. At first I had no idea where it would go but it was so darn cute I just couldn’t resist! For now it has found a home on the little glass shelf in the downstairs powder room………..

Saturday, September 18, 2010


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It’s funny how big of an impact you have on me. It’s like when I see you,you don’t even have to speak,all you can do is smile,and it can make my day,and that’s how I remember my reasons for loving you.---unknown

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kitchen Round-up!



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This morning I decided to cut a few fresh flowers for the kitchen. Pickens were a little slim around our garden so I ended up with branches from our Weeping Willow tree and a few pears. While cutting the little tree branches I saw something leap out of the sink from the corner of my eye! Imagine my complete and utter surprise when the little critter leaped from the counter and onto my head! Yes, screams could be heard from miles away I’m sure as I swatted at the Grasshopper now perched on top of my head. He was quickly rounded up and life at our cottage is normal once again……………

Saturday, September 11, 2010


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A man looses his sense of direction after four drinks; A woman looses hers after four kisses. –H.L Mencken



Sunday, September 5, 2010



Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.-----Anonymous

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A knock-0ff


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Like everyone else in the world, I too am in love with the industrial look. While this isn’t a look that would work in the rest of the house it is just right for our den or aka “Man Cave”. Mr. D. doesn’t ask for much when it comes to the decor of his room other than it be comfy and not too fussy with a lot of,”stuff”. The moment I saw the bricklayer table I knew this is just what I was looking for. However the price tag of this piece was not in my budget. The more I thought about it the more I realized that if we can renovate a house down to the the bare studs we surely could make a table similar to the one I was in love with. So, a plan was born…I scribbled some dimensions out on a piece of paper and Mr. D. welded the frame together and then added the weathered boards. Total cost of project: around $30. I haven’t decided how I will accessorize the table yet……..decisions,decisions!