Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Garden Stroll.... Front Gardens and Porch

What a beautiful weekend it has been...
 We had a few short showers yesterday.
 But it has been sunny with a light breeze.
 Perfect for enjoying some time on the porch!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Start of Something New --- Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

 Yes, I am actually doing it.  For sure.
I am making over my Country Kitchen.
To a more Cottage Kitchen...
Can't tell the difference... you will soon.
 Of all the photos I take and all the things I share....
The kitchen is the most talked about.
 And honestly, I loved how it looked for 8 years.
But I see it every day, and it is looking shabby.
My beloved plaid wallpaper is ragged at the edges and has to come down.

Spring Flush At The Cottage Rose Gardens...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Decorating with Antiques: Beautiful Heirloom Family Recorder

Hello again, I am sneaking back today with a post on a new vintage find!
Today I scored this big wonderful family record print in an huge ornate frame.
It is bigger than it looks, 31 by 26 inches.
I loved the aged colors and the vintage flowers that match my plates.
But the handwritten family history sold me! 
The dates on the births and marriages start in 1872 and go to 1901.
As always, I wonder how these things end up at a flea market.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Country Gardens: Mid May On The Butterfly Hill

Welcome back dear friends,
I am sharing more of my cloudy day photos.
It has rained a couple times today.
Keeping the garden wet and the flowers soggy.
If the sun comes back out I will try again.

 But even though it was overcast,
enjoy the lovely spring blooms on the butterfly hill.

Grab a cup of coffee and look around a bit~!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Country Living Fair Nashville - Day 5 "The Good Stuff in the Back"

As I promised I have SO MANY more photos 
to share with you of the Nashville Country Living Fair.

I know I have always dreamed of attending one...
and so many wanted to go to it.
So I will just keep posting and hopefully you will enjoy all the DIY and vintage ideas!
 Like every good "pick" the good stuff was out back!
Okay, it was all good stuff... but you will see.
Here is where you find the Rusty Gold!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring In The Cottage Rose Garden --- LOADS OF PICTURES

Sometimes I feel like it is toss up on what is harder to keep up...
sharing photos of a changing garden on the site 
or keeping up with the actual garden!
Spring is a marathon it seems... but a wonderful one.
 Welcome to my cottage style plantings at the rose garden area.
This week's star is my Sensation lilac I trained into a standard.
I just love it's small tree shape and wonderful scent.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Everything Fresh and New.... An Early May Garden Update

Welcome to my Indiana garden in early May.
This is my favorite month.
Our wedding was in May and it is just so beautiful.
The weather has been wonderful this week and it shows in the garden.
Today I am sharing the front gardens from the road to the side of our home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Views of the Back Gardens and Lake

It has been awhile since I shared some pictures of our backyard gardens and the lake.
People come to see the borders, but once they are here they realize it is all about our views.
And yes, the gardens are my passion... but this yard is my husband's.
He always keeps it looking like a golf course, and yes.... uses it as one.
So lets take a little walk around and see the new spring growth in the gardens.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sweet Moments Of Spring...

My Country Living Fair Reader Tour Series will be continued soon, 
I have 2-3 more posts to do to finish up.
But I wanted to share a Notes From A Country Garden Update with you!
 Spring in a Country Garden... is there anything better?