Category Archives: Our Cottage

A Quarantined Life…What I’ve Learned About Myself…(so far)

Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all. Hello, sweet friend… There has never been a better time to get to know yourself —intentionally or not… This week I decided to take Joe’s suggestion and write about masks. I’m now realizing that perhaps he was referring to the cute ones I made… that being said… I’ve been able to see and experience another part of myself day-to-day…week-to-week in this whole evolution of quarantine time. It’s a strange revelation, during a time of social distancing, just how important a healthy relationship with yourself can be. As life pauses and reorganizes… I’ve found this time as a unique opportunity to embrace these changes, by being more loving …kind and compassionate to myself. I’ve always thought ( been told ) I was an extrovert as I excel in social situations… don’t have trouble talking to (never) or in front of (seldom) … Continue reading

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An Art Exhibit and “Marcia’s Second Pink Home”

“Home is where the heart is” – Pliny the Elder Hello, sweet friend… How are you? I hope you had a great week. Earlier this week I attended an Art Exhibit Opening at Southern Coos Hospital located in Bandon, Oregon on the Oregon coast. The theme of the exhibit was called “Home” All the artwork displayed some form of home life. I was so excited to attend this exhibit… since I find an enormous comfort in the home The artists work displayed different kinds of structures representing home… There were barns…nests…farm houses…small cafés… As I strolled through the exhibit sipping punch and munching on small delectable cookies I was pleasantly surprised to see… that one of the artists had painted… our home… There it hung so beautifully on the wall… it was entitled “Marcia’s Second Pink Home” I excitedly called Joe to let him know! (of course) To be continued… … Continue reading

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A Christmas Cottage Tour 2019

You’re never too old to believe in Christmas magic🎄 Warm greetings, sweet friend…🎄 Welcome to the holiday season! In my last post http://marciascottagebythesea.com/vacationing-part-three-a-vintage-christmas-open-house/ I promised a tour… As you can imagine I’m so excited this year… To share a glimpse of how I’ve been decorating…🎄 This cottage was made for Christmas…🎅🏻 To be merry… bright… Filled with joy… and topped with delight…

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Enjoying The Summer…2019

  🐝 “Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you WILL find its way.”-anonymous  🌷 Hello, sweet friend…I’m just finishing a wonderful walk on the beach. The summer weather has been magnificent & I am relishing e.v.e.r.y  s.i.n.g.l.e moment.  That being said I am using the summer as a down time to share and repost my favorite stories since moving from Southern California 4 years ago. (I can’t even believe it has been this long!) I know many of you are new readers to my blog and perhaps would enjoy these early adjustment to a new life posts. Enjoy! 🌷 This is the original post which was published on WordPress July 21, 2015 Well… this first week has been fun, challenging… surprising…and wonderful! It’s been fun because everything is new.  And, I’m realizing that trying something new, can be exciting, and a very good thing. With that being said… I’m … Continue reading

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Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown     Hello, sweet friend… This past week the weather has been beautiful… and…   I’ve been enjoying the art… of creating a beautiful garden     around my sweet cottage. However with Father’s Day just around the corner…   I thought I’d share a memory of my wonderful father. One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a tiny bit vulnerable… To make a long story short…while deciding what to leave or take for my move to the Oregon coast…   … Continue reading

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