Parade of Homes

Hi Everyone

Thank You all for the wonderful comments about the guest cottage
 I am grateful
for your encouragement
Look what I found in the
Pottery Barn catalog
Can you guess what my next DIY project is going to be...
I finally know what to do with the
vintage buggy wheels
I bought at a flea market
I knew they would be great for something fun
Do you
to see other peoples Homes as much as I do?
I am so excited to be participating in the
Parade of Homes

A Bowl Full of Lemons
it starts this
Sunday May 1
(don't forget to put flowers on your front door)
There are 32 homes on the parade
and there is a linky party so you can join in the fun too
be sure and take a peek
A Real Life fairytale
so fun watching the Royal Wedding this morning
Everything was Lovely, Romantic 
there was a sense of intimacy about
the Wedding
even though the entire World was watching
May God Bless
them as they start their life together as
Husband and Wife

romantic saying for today
"Love is the greatest refreshment in Life"
Pablo Picasso



Shabby Chic Cottage

Hi Everyone
Happy Thursday
I finally have a few minutes to post some more
pictures from the photo shoot
Here is the front door

Please come in...

These are some of  the
Shabby Chic
inspired shots

So much fun to have all of
the roses and lace
in the cottage

Shabby Chic
is all about comfort and beauty

the pine chest with all of the 
pink and white 
all of the flowers too

Look at the front of the Cottage
it just looks so
fresh and clean

What a fun time it was 
transforming the guest cottage into a
Shabby chic 
comfy cottage
 Pretty Pink 

The roses permeated
the entire cottage 

A very comfy couch
that actually makes into a very comfy bed

Check out the
  repurposed door handle
The decorating transformation from Beachy/Nautical  to Prairie Style to Shabby Chic
for this little guest cottage was amazing to see
Which style did you
Like the best

linking up with
Fishtail Cottage for Flora Cottage Thursday
The Shabby Chic Cottage for
Transformation Thursday
Friday pretties at I love pretty little things
A Rosy Note for photo feature friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered nest friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration friday
How Sweet the sound for Pink Saturday
Rose Colored Glasses Porch Party

romantic saying for today
"Harmony is pure Love for Love is a concerto"



Prairie Style Cottage

Hi Everyone
Happy Wednesday

I had a fun photo shoot yesterday 
and I can't wait to show you the transformation of our little 
guest cottage
here are few sneak peek pictures

We did a Prairie Style look 
 it turned out really pretty

FiFis new book
Romantic Prairie Style
was our inspiration

foxglove flowers
Next we restyled the  little guest Cottage 
In a Shabby Chic look

Here is a sneak peek...

The Shabby Chic look
for the little guest cottage turned out beautiful
more pictures to come
photo shoots are so much fun
linking with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday

romantic saying for today

 "To Love is to receive a glimpse of Heaven"
Karen Sunde



May Day Tradition

Hi Everyone
Happy Monday

 this Sunday is
~May Day~
These vintage pictures show old May Day celebrations
In our home we have our own  May Day tradition
We hang garden flowers on our front door
I  make small hanging jars of  garden flowers
and secretly  put them on my friends front doors

Here is our door knocker
on our front door

Here is the little hanging
jar of
garden flowers

I was told that hanging flowers on your front door on
May Day
brings happiness and good luck to a home
any excuse to put flowers on the front door
and it is so fun to surprise my  friends on May day too
linking with House in the Roses for
Show off your Cottage Monday
Keep it Simple for
Motivate me Monday

romantic saying for today
"A kiss seals two souls for a moment in time"
Levende Waters



~White Easter Basket~

Hi Everyone
Happy Thursday
We are getting ready for 
The Vintage White Easter basket is filled with the
most beautiful pink and white

perfect for
and only$ 6.99 at Trader Joes
We are not doing a lot of decorating this year just a few flowers 
is such a meaningful day 
to our Heavenly Father
for his Everlasting Love and forgiveness

this idea for the Easter eggs this year
~so sweet~
That reminds me ...
I need to find my white crochet gloves for Church on Sunday

Linking with Fishtail Cottage for 
Cottage Flora Thursday 
French County Cottage for
Feathered Nest Friday
I Love Pretty little things for Fridays Prettys
My Romantic Home for Show and tell Friday 
A Rosy Note for photo feature Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

romantic saying for today
"A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you"



White Guest Cottage

 Hi Everyone
Happy Tuesday
Our little white guest cottage is starting to feel comfy cozy
the front patio with the
white iron table and chairs
the words for this cottage are
fresh, relaxed, romantic and fun!!!!!

Perfect spot for breakfast in the morning

 You can see that we are
still a work in progress
I have a special idea for the
door knob so right now it is
just a
hole in the door
come on inside

this old pine chest
we found it at a thrift store for $35 dollars
it is the perfect size and shape

and the large denim comfy couch that makes into a bed
The cottage is starting to take shape
more pictures soon.
linking up with
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays treasures
A Beach Cottage for Good Life Wednesday
Faded Charm
for White Wednesday
here are the bunnies gratefully they are still just eating the grass
in the backyard!!!!

romantic saying for today
"Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same"
Emily Bronte



Coronado Flower Show

Hi Everyone
Happy Monday

This weekend 
My husband took me to the
Coronado Flower Show
What a fabulous day
So fun walking around and looking at all of the amazing flowers
This beautiful arrangement was my favorite
love the colors and even the tiny succulents 
the lilacs smelled intoxicating 

 They judge the roses all lined up together in rows
here are the second place
red ribbon winners
Here are the First place
blue ribbon winners
there were 6 large white tents just filled with beauty

old step side trucks this one was
filled with roses
a truck bed full of roses

flowers in painted tin cans

for such a beautiful weekend
 such beauty  inspired us to work in our garden

This is my new DIY brick border it turned out great
we used recycled brick. It is  alittle uneven and looks like it has been there forever
Simply perfect to me and
 a fun project
linking up with House in the Roses for
Show off your Cottage Monday 

romantic saying for today
"Love distills desire upon the eyes love brings bewitching graces into the heart"



Spring Formal

Hi Everyone
Happy Friday

 this sterling silver monogrammed cup that says
Spring Formal

Our daughter is going to her Sorority Spring Formal tonight 
I miss her and I miss the days when she and all of her friends
were here at the house getting ready and taking pictures together
It was so much fun 
Thinking of her spring formal made me think of this little cup

Look at the details 
the lions and the little silver rings
Can you imagine receiving this at a spring formal
When I found this silver cup I started to imagine who it belonged
to and the romantic story 
 that went with it
It sure was a sweet souvenir
I  added a few  pink roses from the garden it almost looks like a corsage
sitting in it
Enjoy the weekend
linking with
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
My Romantic Cottage for Show and tell Friday
Common Ground for Inspiration Friday 
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
No Minimalist here for Open House Friday
and a Rosy Note for photo feature Friday
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a shoe string

romantic saying for today
"Love is a promise Love is a souvenir once given never forgotten Never let it disappear"
John Lennon