( kot'ij ), n. 1. A small family dwelling ; a hut ; a cot . Cottage is now applied to any modest country or suburban dwelling . 2.A shed used for temporary shelter for man or beast. One of several detached houses forming a hotel , a city or country house of one story though sometimes with attic rooms. 3. A very peaceful ,relaxing , home or cabin filled with cozy, comfortable ,carefree, time worn, vintage furniture and accessories . 4. A place to rest and rejuvenate.

July 30, 2010

Still sick :(

Morning Glories !
I pray today will bring you the simple joys of life ! Look around God always has His creative hand in so many things we just have to look around ..I pray you see them today ! Amen
Well Im still not better yet and I had an even worse night last night ..seems like breathing is getting worse ? I will try to be positive and pray that soon the antibiotics start to kick the mean time ..Im just not well enough to get any of my projects done ..I dont even feel well enough to sit at my sewing machine..and Im really getting antsy !! But I have much time to live my dreams out and I know this is just a little bump in the road of life ...(the forest lined country road of life)
I thought I would post the pics of my little cottage style patio I have in my yard..this pation is off my garage and my sweet husband rebuilt it for me last year ..because we found that the carpenter ants had destroyed the inner core of the walls ..what a mess ! But I will have to thank those ants ..kind of ..because I got to repaint it the way I had wanted to for years ! And I was finally able to redecorate it the way I truely wanted ..which is Country Cottage Style !!
In some of the pics you will see some of my past projects the 2 antique oak porch rocking next door neighbor( an elderly man ) was putting them to his curb ...all the seat slats were off but they were there ..I flew out the door almost tripped across his lawn ..and said " are you throwing these out ?" He said "yes " ..I took them husband simply screwed the slats back on and here they are ! One of my favorite ..trash to treasure finds of all ! Also the little round table in between the rockers ..yard sale 2 dollars ..I only cleaned that ... the crystal lamp on it was my grandmothers ! I made the pillow covers and the chairpad cover for the wicker sofa to match the comforter I had.. I was very lucky to find the same material ! The old wooden sea crate box ..was also a yard sale find I think it was only 3 ..I painted the metal shelves I already had a sage green... the shutters on the window were a yard sale find 2 for the pr ..I simply cut off the bottoms across and white washed them ! My Mom made me the embroidery quilt and my Dad made the frame ..I thought it was perfect for that room ..and that little girl in the quilt is just how I feel !! I pride myself on the fact that this room was almost entirely made up of curbside freebies..yard sales..hand me downs ..and sewing projects... I feel so at peace in this little room's not real big but it has alot of love in it ! I have done much Bible study in this room and many prayers as well ..It's my little sanctuary! These are the type of rooms I can hopefully one day help others create !!

Blessings and peace,

July 29, 2010

Change of plans ?

Morning Glories !

Dear Lord Thank you for this day ! This is the day that You have made, let us rejoice and be glad in it ! Amen

Well ...I had my day all planned out for getting some of my projects finished and I wanted to tackle another birdhouse today ..I have a few things to finish painting too ...but I woke up at 3 am with a 101.4 fever ..chills..horrible pains in my joints especially my neck & shoulders ..a bad headache ..and trouble breathing ?? Im completely stunned ..I havent been this sick in years ?

So needless to say I most likely will not be getting anything done today ..I actually am feeling like typing this is difficult ! Hopefully the Dr will be able to figure it out and give me something to help ...the weirdest part of all is ..I have been on Myniocycline for a month for my Rhuematoid Arthritis's an Antibiotic ..and I have really been getting such great relief in my joints from this med..I was so happy ..finally something they put me on worked so good !! So why I would end up with some type of infection is strange ..well I guess it could be viral ?

Oh well I can spend the day dreaming up new ideas about how to fix up my rescued furniture pieces anyways ! Yesterday I saw a pic of a cabinet door ..that was painted white, distressed a little ..and on the inside panel they placed a vintage floral piece looked like wall paper or something ..then they put hooks all along the bottom ..I will try to take a pic of the pic and post it later ..but I thought what a clever way to reuse an old cabinet door !! I posted a couple of the vintage postcards that I will be using for my one table Im going to place a map of Florida on the top of the table,,place a few of these vintage postcards around and then put a piece of glass on top of that ..the table has a little lip all the way around so it makes it nice for this ... I also did a sewing project yesterday ..I bought sandy colored ,light canvas material ,and made a tote bag ..on the front of the tote I sewed sea shells in a heart shape ...I will also make a few and sew the sea shells across the top ..I thought this would be so cute ..for someone to take to the beach and use for sea shell collecting ..or for whatever they bring to the beach ! I will also post a pic of this asap !! I also found some beautiful floral material I had to make some really cute throw pillows ! I also dug through my attic yesterday ..Oh my gosh ..I found quite a bit of things I can sell ..I didnt even realise I had all this stuff ..the cutest little pitchers ..Riveraware cream colored ..a fiesta ware peach color..a teal green riveraware pitcher ..some wood frames a cute little crate that has a Goudy and Kent's sea foam green lable on it ..some wire dryed flower hangers ..a little mini cabinet white distressed with 6 little drawers..and some crocheted doilies ..Im sure theres even more up there..when Im feeling better I will get back up there ! For now I need to find out what's up with this fever balogna !! Please say a prayer for me that it's nothing serious and I can get back to my work right away !! And I pray for you a peaceful day today ..may you find a little joy in the simple things in life !

Blessings and peace,


July 28, 2010

Wednesday July 28, 2010

Morning Glories !

Thank you Lord for this new day ,everyday is a gift from You ! May I find your peace and joy in all that this day brings . Amen

I woke up with such a joy in my heart ! I can't wait to go out to my shop and start on some more of my furniture rescue projects . I don't know where to begin ? Last night ,I was so happy to find a 6' country boot bench a little beat up and in need of a new side ...but I can do that no problem ..I also worked on white washing a wood frame ..that holds an adorable "paint by number" sea scape I can't wait to post the pics ..I'm still working on how to do all this on my blog spot bear with me for a bit ! I also found a wooden book shelf needs a new back I am going to put a piece of wainscoting ..for a new back and paint it white ! I also started my prime coat on an old bunk bed ladder ..this will make an adorable quilt rack ...I already did one for myself ..and I display my quilts on it !....I also have an old Victorian chair ..this is the project that will take a while to get done ..the scroll work in the frame is so detailed ..and I haven't figured out how to clean the upholstery yet ? But it is a beautiful shade of sea foam .and I will be painting the frame white .. I have a few lamps I can paint today and I am going to tackle another birdhouse today ...I finished my first one yesterday ..I gave this one to my Mom !
Well when I figure out how to get the pics on here all this talk will make alot more sence ..Im sure so hang on ..and keep checking back !
I pray that you have a peaceful day ,