Category Archives: Our Cottage

🎄Early Holiday Decorating:⭐️ Creating Joy and Organization🏡

Planning, organizing, and preparing for the holidays is the recipe for joy that warms the heart and brings people closer together. -Marcia🥰 The air is getting cooler, leaves are falling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. For some, the idea of starting the holiday preparations early might seem a bit premature, but trust me, it’s never too soon to begin crafting a festive and organized home for the upcoming celebrations. The day after halloween, I decided to jumpstart the holiday spirit by unearthing my Christmas decorating bins. There’s something truly magical about opening those bins filled with … Read the full blog post

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Fall in Love with My Autumn Decor: A Blush of Warmth and Elegance🍁

Autumn whispers it’s secrets to decorators, inviting us to simplify, the canvas and embrace a new color palette, where nature’s hues paint a tapestry of joy in our homes.🍂 Hello, sweet friends… As the leaves outside began to change their hues, I found myself inspired to transform our home’s interior to embrace the beauty of the fall season. This year, my decorating journey led me to revamp our living room, dining alcove, and a small vestibule-all with a new color palette that added a touch of sophistication to the warmth of autumn. One of the most exciting aspects of this … Read the full blog post

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Embracing The Splendor of Summer in My Enchanting Cottage Garden🌸🌸🌸

Like a symphony’s final note, the closing of a summer garden in a whispered promise that beauty will return, carried on the wings of time… As the warm embrace of summer envelops my quaint cottage garden, a symphony of colors and fragrances dances upon the gentle breeze. The roses, oh the roses! Their petals unfurl for the second and third time this season, painting the landscape with hues of crimson, blush, and ivory. Their delicate beauty is a testament to nature’s resilience and the care that we have lovingly bestowed upon them. Amidst the verdant foliage, the hydrangeas stand proud … Read the full blog post

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A Journey of Blooms: The Story Behind My Charming Gallery Wall🖼️

Painting the world with love one petal at a time… In the heart of our home, a whimsical display adorns the wall along the stairs, creating a unique and ever-changing gallery of floral wonders. This small but meaningful collection has been curated over the span of several years, each piece carefully chosen to tell a tale of beauty, discovery, and cherished memories. The focal point of my gallery wall is, undoubtedly, the collection of floral paintings. From summer roses to dainty bouquets, each piece holds its own charm and character. One of my most treasured possessions is the tiniest artwork … Read the full blog post

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Summer Bliss at Home🏡

“Summer at home is an invitation to slow down, savor the simple joys and rediscover the beauty in everyday moments.” -Marcia Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well. During the summer months, my favorite place to be is right at home… There’s something incredibly comforting about being in my sweet home when the weather is at its best. The warm rays of the sun filter through the windows… creating a pleasant ambiance that instantly lifts my spirits… One of the main reasons I adore spending summers at home is our thriving garden… It’s a symphony of colors and scents, … Read the full blog post

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Embracing the Spirit of Summer: Flags, Decor, and the Joyful Anticipation!☀️⛱️🍉

“Just living is not enough…one must sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson Hello, sweet friend… Can you feel the excitement in the air? As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, I find myself bursting with anticipation for the glorious season that lies ahead. I simply couldn’t contain my enthusiasm any longer, so I decided to embrace the spirit of summer by adorning my surroundings with Fourth of July flags and decorations! Now, I must admit embellishing a little outside dormer uplifted my spirits even more! One of the things I’most excited about is exploring … Read the full blog post

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Embrace the Summer Vibes: Refreshing Dining Decor on a Budget🍋

“A lemon a day keeps the negativity away. Squeeze it, embrace it, and make it into something extraordinary.” – Unknown Hello, sweet friends… With the arrival of summer, I always find joy in transforming my dining space with seasonal elements. This year, I stumbled upon the cutest lemon-themed decor at both the Dollar Tree and Dollar Store, and I couldn’t resist incorporating them into our home. The best part? By utilizing items I already had, I managed to give the dining alcove a delightful summer ambiance, all for less than 20 dollars! So, while I don’t have any immediate plans … Read the full blog post

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Organizing My Closet For Spring🌸👚🧢

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris Hello, sweet friends… Springtime is a wonderful season along the Oregon coast, with the arrival of warmer weather and blooming flowers. At the same time organizing my closet for spring in the Pacific Northwest can be a little bit tricky as the weather can be unpredictable and tends to be rainy and mild. However, with some careful planning and a few tricks this past week I created a functional and stylish closet that will work well for the season. … Read the full blog post

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🌸The Coming of May/ a DIY👑

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” -Diane Mariechild Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well… At a recent luncheon surrounded by successful women who are making significant contributions to their community… I listened to their stories and insights, and became acutely aware of the important roles that women play in our lives. From mothers and caretakers to entrepreneurs and community leaders, women are an essential part of our world. Reflecting on this experience, I realized that May Day and Mother’s Day, two upcoming holidays, provide a perfect opportunity to … Read the full blog post

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“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Hello, sweet friend… Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can present challenges when it comes to completing outdoor projects due to the region’s inclement weather… such was the case this past week… due to cooler temperatures, and rainfall I realized that my spring She Shed refresh… would most likely take longer than I had anticipated… however… I do look forward to sharing the finished project with you…if I can manage to complete it… until then here is the link to Part 1🌸My Cottage She Shed & Spring Refresh|Part 1🌸 where I shared … Read the full blog post

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