Thursday, April 28, 2011


I had told Mama that I really wanted a few burlap coffee bags for a project around the blue cottage.... WELL.... THANK YOU MAMA!!  While home for Easter she had snagged ...  let's just say a few of these burlap coffee bags! 

 Thought I would share with you... if you want leave me a comment and I will have a drawing over the week-end! Grab my button and follow along for more give-a-ways!! 

Which one do you want? 
Happy day!! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vintage Trailer LOVE!!!

This morning worked on the Vintage Silver Streak.... friend was suppose to have a photo shoot here today, however the weather here in Texas is not being so cooperative so hoping for a sunny day next week!!  

These are a few pictures I snapped... Today I am joining the party at Sue loves Cherries. Thought IT would be fun to share the vintage trailer LOVE!! AND if you know anyone in Texas who wants to use her for a photo shoot, a wedding, a cupcake party, girl's night out ... just give me a holla!!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!! 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Marvelous Monday & winner of my drawing!!

Arrived back home from East Texas ... enjoyed the family.
Glad to be home... celebrating a Monday and these beautiful red roses from my garden.

Thanks to all that entered my drawing..... the winner is..... drum roll please.......  All that Glitters!! Stop in and give her a hug.... come back soon.. more drawings around the corner!! 
Happy Monday! 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Sharing my cross collection displayed in the hall area. The blessed sign I made out of a old cabinet door.

A gentle reminder daily of how thankful I am. Hope each of you have a very Happy Easter spending time with family and loved ones.  I am driving down to East Texas today to spend a few days with Mama! 

hugs... and don't forget to enter my drawing!! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

chippy and white....

What's in your bird cage? Today I have a little silver lamp with silver creamers!  

Chippy, rusty, white!! 

Happy Friday! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Showing you rooster love!!

If you love roosters.. enter my give-a-way!!
I am giving away a journal, note cards, and the cutest rooster tags!  A few more rooster items that are marvelous that are not pictured... It's a secret-- You will love it!! 
Grab my button and leave a comment if you want to enter! Drawing held Monday!  click here if you want to see more rooster love!  


obsessed with.....

Vintage Silver Salt & Pepper shakers!! 
Happy Day! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Where will you celebrate Easter Sunday? 


Sunday, April 17, 2011

a glimpse of the cottage ......

Bought here a few years back... still love it.. 

The yellow flowers are called "LEMON DROPS" they come back year after year - 
My shabby rusty window box.... 
A glimpse of more "Lemon drops" and a glimpse of side yard... 
Hope you have a fun filled family Sunday! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

enjoying home!!

Been a crazy week.... enjoying home and my roses this afternoon!! 
Hope you have a great day! 


Friday, April 15, 2011

A bike ride....

If you follow my blog you know Thursday night is Mimi night..... last night we took a bike ride and my 11 year old photographer took these around the neighborhood. Hope you enjoy the bike ride.... 

Which one is your favorite? 
Happy Friday!! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

a sister ....

Remember when I shared our sister get a way recently.  Do you remember this adorable pink trailer I shared? The trailer's name is Hope!   

It belongs to Caren, a breast cancer survivor... a sister spreading the world and raising thousands for the cure... for you, for me, and all that come and go before us.

Her story... It all began in March '05 at age 36. Right then and there, I would strap on the pink gloves and fight for my life and never give up! 2011 will be my 6th year to attend the Race for the Cure in Fort Worth with team "Support Our Racks". I do believe you can't beat adversity without a little humor! Last year, I hit my goal as top fundraiser after 4 times in top 3. I have also participated twice in the Denver Race for the Cure and also in the DFW 3 Day Walk. I have raised over $60K with the help of friends, family & fundraisers. My current project & dream is just beginning, and stars a vintage '63 PINK Shasta travel trailer I have named "Hope". Hope is a survivor herself, and she too has some dings and scars, that gives her character, just like all survivors! I plan to "Spread Hope and Awareness One Mile at a Time" pulling Hope, having fun and Going to Bat against Breast Cancer!

Please click here and vote for Caren 

Thank you for showing sisterly love!! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A garage sale find!!

Found this old lamp post lantern at a garage sale for $5 bucks!! 
Made it a bird feeder... 
Love it??? 
Linking here for the party today!! 
hugs.. Valarie 

Monday, April 11, 2011


When I arrived home tonight ... a little surprise for me!! New pj's from my favorite collection Nick & Nora. Love them very soft cotton & perfect for summer! You can have them too... click here....   

Click on photo to see my love note!! My LOML is the best! 
Sweet Dreams! 

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Today I hosted a celebration for Karla & Steve. Karla lives about 3 minutes from me. I met her when I moved to the historic district about 5 years ago.  
If you read her blog you know that her & Steve Mr. Sweetie recently married.  Here are a few pictures of the celebration today at the blue cottage. Be sure and stop by her blog here and wish them well.   

Karla & Steve 

Karla, Jenny, Peggy 

I used all a few of my silver vintage pieces for decor.  Love this old tea pitcher.  Used a few pieces of vintage crocheted pieces and old lace curtain panel. 

One of my favorite old coffee urns filled with flowers

Silver platters were out to display food.. I got so excited I forgot to take pictures of all the food! Used my LOVE banner that I found here.... TO CELEBRATE THE LOVE BIRDS!   

I did remember to photograph the yummy cupcakes!! 

Hope you all had a great week-end!! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

White chippy wicker planter!!

Sharing this white chippy wicker planter I snagged while on the sister trip this past week-end!
Happy Weekend!!
What big plans do you have???

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Everything is coming up roses & a blog makeover!!

Roses are blooming!! I love this time of year... let's take a stroll through my garden! 

AND... Did you notice I have a new blog look? Do you love it? 
Have a great day!! 

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