Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What on Earth could you possibly do with this?? She thought as I lugged it away from the curb.

.......... not too pretty.

But a simple sanding and coating of white rustoleum paint, and this baby is suitable and useful again.
A few froggies pulled from the shed add a bit of cheer.

Transformed into the Potters bench I've always wanted now!
 A happy little spot to put some dirt in a pot.

One man's trash is another man's treasure proves true to me again.
Yepper...... I've been working around the yard down the shore and enjoying it.
I added this window cling to the shed window.

 A bit of a mess in there but so much prettier. I found this cling at home depot.

Now I can enjoy waiting and watching the flowers get bigger and the beach grasses get huge.
At summer's end the beach grass on the bottom left of this pic will be taller than the shed roof and have big fluffy blooms, which I love to see but always means the summer is drawing to an end.
This picture was taken 14 days ago and now those grasses are already up as high as the window ledge!
Joining the great outdoors party below!
Mission Possible.. Great Outdoors

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My new Pink Rose Bush

I just planted a new rose bush in the little garden at the beach house.
 There is a big storm brewing and it's super windy so I am really hoping she doesn't get battered. The beach is just beyond that seawall and it is blowing sand like crazy!
It is so windy I could even go out there to take my pictures, I had to stand in the back door way!
So I cropped and zoomed, to show you this tiny little bush only 2 feet high. I'm sorry it's not a perfect picture. It's a very windy day!

..........But come inside and I can show you these pretty little roses.
After planting, I picked a few of the roses yesterday that were beginning to fade.

I heard that when you cut roses, if you cut down to the leaf that has 5 leaves it will flourish best.
Does anyone know if that is true?

Thanks for stopping by the Cottage!

Joining the
 Pink Saturday Party

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Special bargain from last Christmas

I am relaxing in my sunroom, breathing the wonderful salty air.i just threw my new cushions on my wicker chairs. I got them at Christmas time ! Just now opening the shore house. I was shopping at Ross in December and came across these big fluffy ((perfect match to my sofa)) chair cushions for 5 bucks each!! Wow what a bargain! So i grabbed em and stuffed em in a bag all winter. Now here they are all cozy and fluffy!
Rediculously huge! And i love it!!
Come on in and have a seat.!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Morning

Such a pretty day, i had to take a walk by the beach. It is the best way to start my day! Second only to waking up to my grandbaby's kisses!
The lighthouse gardens are just coming alive here in Nj
And there are the first people of the season on the beach.
Have a happy and healthy mother's day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Mood

There are so many wonderful things you can give that will last more than just the day.

  ... a great day to get flowers and begin gardens

 Creating pretty spots to meander through for a peaceful moment, that last for years to come.

A  hydranga or rose bush will always bring  so many days of joy.

This is one of my favorite watering cans.
Kitty actually thinks she is hiding here. She pops her head down and back up while I snap a shot.

 I like impatiens. they're hardy. and it's hard for me to kill em. My thumb isn't the greenest.

In my Mother's day mood..I made a little group of vintage bottles that appear to be hugging each other.
A momma and child.

 I found the cutest vintage vanity mirror tray, out thrifting.
 The mirror can slide out, almost like a picture frame! I've never seen that before.
I Hope everyone has a super Mother's day
Thanks so much for stopping by!

I'm off to a couple of parties:
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Sat Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Memorial Day Red White and Blue

It's time for a little bit of Memorial Day preparations

Some red white and blue in honor of our soldiers who have sacrificed dearly for our freedom.

In the shop I gathered some ruby fenton glass and some cobalt plates and set them on the
 Frenchy  table I recently  painted white. 
I added in some white lace, I picked up on a recent Florida purchasing spree.

Moved things around till I was content.

My dear sister, who is back in town now made these napkin rings.
I just call her Pickier

The adventures of Picky and Pickier  will begin again now ;). 
She just loves to go junking with me, and visa versa.

We managed to get the window decorated also in a red white and blue theme for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend
Here is a peek at the window with some white enamelware trimmed in red.
 Some little flags thrown in here and there, and as always my favorite....
vintage bottles, this time in cobalt blue

I love decorating the windows for the Holidays.
This one will work for Flag Day June 14th and Independence Day July 4th
(Let's see If I don't get bored and change it a bit)

And back at the Cottage, a fitting table ready for breaking some crabs from Ricky's

Yumm I am already thinking about steamed mussels

I hope you have a happy upcoming Memorial Day... the official start of summer... yippee..
It's only 2 weeks and 3 days away from Memorial Day weekend!!

 How come we don''t see stuff out 6 weeks ahead like we do at Halloween?
Yeah like in August already?

Anywho have a great one!!
Thanks to all our service men and women!!

Joining some parties
Nifty thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

White Hutch for White Wendesday

Just a few pics of my hutch and a pretty new turn of the century pitcher i found recently.

The one right in the center. It's a genuine Victorian era pitcher

Sorry the pic quality is not so great, it is getting dark 6 pm wednesday, and this is from my phone.

Below is a piece of white Hull pottery, and one of my favorite blue bowls

I hope all are having a good week!
thanks for poppin in.

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