Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign, Or (Pardon My Language)

Here are a few signs I have hanging at the cottage. The little frying pan was given to me many years ago by my mother-in-law.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Canister and Tin Collectibles

I picked up this canister set yesterday for $5.00 at a garage sale. I can't wait to see how it will look in my kitchen at the cottage.
It is definitely a vintage set, with matching Salt & Pepper Shakers.
I love these tin pieces, some vintage and some new. The large pitcher I have had for about 33 years, and there is a funny story behind, to long to write about here, but it holds a lot of memories. The smaller pitcher, and double handled jug are said to have come from Nova Scotia, and are quite old.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Window Boxes Before and After

Here is a post I did earlier. Just wanted to show how a can of black spray paint can make planter boxes look new again. I added diamond shapes in cream and caramel colors to break up the solid black, and to add some color to the front of the boxes. Great for holding fall mums.

Thanks Susan from Between Naps On The Porch for hosting Met Monday.
Be sure and visit her blog. Just click the butterfly on the right.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cloud 9

We have a new addition to our family. Isn't he beautiful? Our first grandchild was born September 5th and his name is Jackson John. I have been on cloud 9 all week and I won't been down anytime soon. Everyone is doing very well.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Country Home

I don't know what it is about this house, but I just love it.
We have been driving past this house for years on our way to the cottage, and I just had to stop this time and take pictures so I could show you how magnificent it is.
That wrap around porch just beckons you to come sit for a while. I love the gingerbread trim on its peak. Our cottage resembles this place a little, but of course its made of logs. Maybe unconsciously, I tried designing the cottage to resemble this place, do you think?