( 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.

November 23, 2011

Attic Hunting

Morning Glories...
I first want to wish you all a very Blessed Thanksgiving ! May God richly bless you and your loved ones ..and fill your Thanksgiving table with delicious yummies...dear loved ones ...and much laughter ! I always enjoy this day and giving thanks to my Lord Jesus for all He has blessed me with He is so good all the time !

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you ...
Phil 1:3

Ok about the attic hunting  ...well this started out by me ..trying to find a few pieces that I used to own ...only to discover that they have strangely disappeared ? Like for instance I used to own the coolest metal wire gym locker basket ...I have had it for around 15 yrs ...I have used it in many different ways throughout the years ..from holding all my socks together in my holding magazines on top of my coffee table..the last I used it ...was at my very first Flea Market venue .. it was holding my vintage linens on top of a table ..oh it looked so pretty that way ..and I had painted it white just for this occasion ..I know that I packed it up after this show ... the next show I took my linens out of it and into another place {a dresser}...that was the last I remember ?? I have looked high and low ..but it is nowhere and I just can't understand it ? I truly hope that somehow I have just misplaced it and try not to think that it was walked off with ? Could that even be possible..I hope not ? Anyway ...I also used to own a beautiful antique alarm clock it was brown metal and half round very very cool looking ...again I have looked everywhere for this clock where I thought I would find it..and ...nothing !
But ...I have not gone up into the dreaded attic yet ..why ?? ...because I'm afraid to go up there ! I know that once up inside it I will have to go through approximately 25-30 tubs of stuff ..mostly my two sons worth of  baby things.. papers and artwork... but there are those tubs which are full of many old treasured heirlooms ...and some filled with antiques I have picked up through the years...and pictures...and old decor items I just couldn't part with at my yard sales...there is furniture up there too ..some really old pieces...and my wedding memories as well ...I wouldn't mind actually... seeing my gown again... it's been quite a while ! 
So what I'm going to do is get very brave ..dress warm ...and march up those stairs and start hunting hopefully ..I will find the things that are missing ..but even better ...find some really cool things that I can dust off and display once again or for the very first time ...actually I'm thinking this is gonna be kinda fun ...Exploring my very own attic !
Stay tuned for the post in a few days... of all the things that I found... I will have photos !

Blessings & Peace ,

November 02, 2011

Vintage Labels

Morning Glories ~
Well... I have finally succumbed  to the fact that I am addicted to Pinterest! Once you start pinning's so hard to stop. So many beautiful photos to admire, adore and be inspired by... you name it and it is there ...the beautiful photography just never ends and everyday there are so many new pins. I'm finding now I can barely go to sleep unless I have checked in on my board and pinned at least a few a night . One of my favorites to check on is DIY or crafting ..of which there are so many amazing ideas to choose from !
As usual... I peeked in on Pinterest last night and there was thee coolest {is that a word ?} printable vintage label ...I clicked on that and it brought me to a board that was filled with all kinds of printable vintage labels... and how to creatively use them... I cannot wait to print these up and start using them in some of my work ! I am in love ...
I thought I would share some of them with you...

   This is the first one I that it's about COFFEE
         I can't wait to strip some cans 
         and use these vintage can labels on them !

These vintage post card printables are beautiful ! 

     Love these vintage vegetables labels...    

     Isn't this just lovely....
 for using on old bottles or making tags.

  A few more vegetable labels...
I can only imagine all the ways 
to use these beauties...

I've already used this one 
 below on my blog !

More cool tags
I absolutely love these ...
I'm going to make some coasters 
using these and old CD's 

I'm going to use these vintage tags
on my vintage luggage...

These are Free Printables from
"Just Something I Made"

These are all free to download and print up ...
Thanks to "Graphics Fairy" and Just "Something I Made" 
A few of these I was unable to find the source 
but I got them via "Pinterest" so I'm sure 
you can also find them there ! 
If you happen to know the source ..
please let me know so I can credit them. 
I hope you have as much fun with these as I will ...
Happy pinning, printing and creating !!! 

Blessings & Peace