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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Cottage .... Moving right along

This is the back /side of our house. It's fun seeing it all come together.  I'm not great at looking at a blue print and knowing how big or small the space is . Right now it feels a bit small.  

One thing I really wanted was a front porch....
A place to have a cup of coffee with my hubs, 
            or read a good book and watch the world go by.....
                             Sounds dreamful.... Hoping my world is not too crazy so I can actually enjoy it. 

       The high ceiling makes this room feel much larger then what it really is . 
             I'm thinking about adding a sliding barn door on this wall. 
                                 The kitchen is in the space to the right ....

     I really wanted to be able to eat and watch the sunset. I think this will be a perfect view!
        The space is big enough to fit a farmtable that I am refurbishing.
                     Big enough for the tribe to gather here for supper. 

           Ahh.... A real wood burning fireplace. We have plenty of wood around these parts for a real fire on a cold winter night. 
       Picking out the right brick was not an easy task..... But it turned out just how I imagined it . The     
                                            Brick is Old Williamsburg (hand made ) 
                                               The masons did an amazing job ! 

                                   The paint color in this room is Wrought Iron Black by Benjimin Moore.
                           I love the look of a black door. I chose to have the trim painted black as well. I think it         
                     helps to ground this space. 


      Ship lap..... Ahh, my favorite.  I guess I watch too much "Fixer Upper" with Chip and Jo.  I had it painted Simply White by Benjimin Moore. All the trim is Classic White by Benjimin Moore. It's just the right amount of contrast between the 2 whites. 

Storage.....we tried to think of every possible space for storage so.....at the last minute I asked our builder to build a window seat.  Foam and pretty fabric will allow for not only storage, but a great place to sit around the farm table. 

           The day before.....

         And set up begins.....


The Cottage

                                             It's been quite sometime since I last blogged...

                                                 I decided to let you in on a new chapter....
                                                         in our corner of the world.

                   Hubby and I are downsizing and and man oh days... talk about all kinds of emotions. 
             For me, I do love change.  Not all change is easy but... sometimes necessary.
                    We are leaving our home of 16 years and building a small cottage.
          It's exciting, sometimes overwhelming, moments of sadness, tons of decisions, excitement,
     fatigue sets in, more decisions, what to sell, what to keep, what to throw in the big gigantic dumpster....
              How in the world does one accumulate so much stuff and.... I don't typically hold on too stuff. 
                                                              At least I didn't think so! 

                                     Never the less, hubby and I are going from the big house...
                                                                To the baby house. 
                                       October 21, 2016 we broke ground for "The Cottage"

                                  Rule #1
                                       Hire a good architect and a builder that's a good communicator 
                                  Rule # 2. 
                                       Scour Pinterest and Houzz
                                   Rule # 3 
                                        Be decisive and have someone better then you to bounce ideas off of.
                                   I personally couldn't do this with out the expertise of my daughters! 
             I'll be updating the progress for the next couple of weeks and I would love any ideas or comments! 
                                                                               Stay tuned!

Friday, January 29, 2016

It's been quite sometime since I did any blogging .

Friday, May 29, 2015

Just a few fun pieces for sale this weekend.....

The Cottonwood House Market Place is this weekend !

   This is a two day event in a relaxed atmosphere down by the creek. We have 25 artisans coming with literally truck loads of great merchandise.  Shabby chic and cottage decor, antiques, architectural salvage, jewelry, candles, outdoor items, painted furniture etc. 

                        Come, bring your truck, grab a friend and have a blast shopping.!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Don't miss this fun event !!

                          I'll be posting pictures of items I will be selling at this event....

                                 If you are interested in being a vendor at this event,
                        All I need is your email address and I will sent you an application.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thinkin', wishin' & hopin' Spring

We are still in the middle of winter with a lot of cold weather, snow and ice and only dreaming of spring. With that comes the excitement of "The Cottonwood House" Spring Show

I'm not a winter gal at all. I'm a green grass, barefoot kind of a girl and spring can't come anytime too soon for me.  I'm itching for some warm sunny days to create some beautiful furniture . My barn is filling up with really cool stuff and I can't wait to get my hands on it .

We are gearing up for our Spring Show. I'm totally excited just thinking about it! So plan now to attend a weekend of a unique shopping experience at The Cottonwood House along with lots of other vendors.
  Save the date May 29th and 30th, 2015

Interested in being a vendor? Click the link below for more information.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thanks for coming to the 2014 Spring Show

          The Cottonwood House 
                   Spring Show

          It was a great weekend! 

    We had 2 beautiful days of great    weather.   

 A great big thanks to each if you who came and made it a successful show . 

On Saturday we had tutorials and giveaways from our vendors to create fun and excitement . 

       If you did not get to come... I will         
              tease you with what you 





       My dad and his buddies.... 
         I wish my mom was here . 
            Miss you mom ! 

       My niece Sammie and her cousin Kylie . They make the best cupcakes ! 

      My niece Jess. I can always count on seeing her here . Thanks for coming Jess!

    Savannah's House did a great tutorial     with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

     A bit of peace and quiet in the middle of shopping 

   The sweetest camper I've ever seen
      and....her flowers were absolutely          
kelly did a tutorial on how to take flowers from the grocery store snd create a beautiful arrangement. 

         My hubby ... takng a much need     
                         break ! 
        Thanks for all your help and your  
                       I love you !

           "Young living essential oils."
        After seeing a demo on the oils...
          I had to get some for myself . 

         The best hamburgers ever ! 
           and what a sweet set up ! 

                Ah...little Miss Macie...
                   with Auntie Sonji

       The kids had a blast fishing and making a dam while parents shopped 

                    Miss Macie... 
     taking a nap in the middle of it all. 

      I can always count on my sisters to  
                  help out ...



         And here's what's left ...

       See ya in the fall at our next event.