Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Lamby and Spring Porch

I've been having fun taking spring porch pics:
Things like this new lamby from friend Traci.
Isn't it sweet?!
My cousin Renella sent me a bow for my egg wreath.  
After living in town for over a year, my old grandma cat is finally brave enough to go out on the front porch but she will NOT let me take a pic of her on the love set!  
She jumped down as soon as I aimed the camera!
The pic makes me laugh!  

I want to add another pack of Marigolds here and I want to add a pastel yo yo mat under my little egg tree.
I enjoy my porch so much!

Thanks for coming over to play!
You're so special to me!

Monday, April 14, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons- have a photo shoot!

Can you believe these lemons aren't real?
They were a gift from my friend Traci and the chickies were, too.
Or are they quail?
  The Jadeite batter bowl was from Jane a while back but I thought these would go well together!

I feel so sorry for some of you bloggy friends who haven't had much spring yet.
It's wonderful here but since I'm up north, it could still snow again so I'm on guard!

Take care, wonderful peoples!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pink Gooseberry Fridgie!

My new friend Traci gave me a pink Gooseberry Fridgie!
I'm in love!
I now own 2 fridgies!
So of course I had to have a little photo shoot with it and of course I had to use props!
Cats, dogs, chenille- nothing was safe!
Traci sent me some other fun things too but I'll save them for another post.  

Hope you're all enjoying early spring!
Please never forget how special you are!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kitty Cards, Pyrex and Tupperware

I'm sharing 2 kitty cards with you today because they were shared with me!
I loved how they both had white kitties and they both said HI!
This is my first patterned lid Pyrex find.  It's the verde pattern.
I love the yellow but I had my fill of those shades of green in my childhood!
I was given these Tupperware iced tea spoons recently by the same friend who gave me the bread box!
I'm trying to find a way to incorporate them into my hutch because I just love them!
Have you seen the Tupperware documentary?  
It's too fun!  Go Google it!

It's still pretty cold and cool here but the birds keep singing and things are greening up every day!  
When it's sunny,
I have my porch time and enjoy it so much!
I hope you're enjoying something, too!
Girls just gotta have fun!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Hello, cutie pie friends!  
I sure do love my porch time-especially now that I can plant some primroses!  
I hope all my North American friends experience warm spring soon!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Tree!

I have a little Easter tree on my front porch now!
I gave it a little make over.
The trunk and limbs were plain white but I wrapped vintage sheet scraps around them.
When I showed it to one of my boys, he said, "Oh, you're wallpapering a tree."

Yeah, I guess so!

And then there's this.  My boys throwing a gigantic tire around the back yard.
My life is an interesting mix.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Parade Planning

The first Easter parade planning meeting was held this morning in the living room of Cutie Pie Cottage.
Turn out was low and
photographers had difficulty with the lighting but five float entries were submitted and plans are under way!
We trust that this annual spring time activity will encourage the hearts of the winter weary and that more will join the fun.

I'm glad I have blog friends who can "get" this.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Collection Grows

Hello blogging friends!  How are you?  
I know some of you are reveling in spring and some are still patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for it to appear.  

As usual, it's a mix of winter and spring here in north central Idaho!  
Do you remember my Poppies and Wheat cake carrier and canisters?
Well now I have the bread box!
One of my dear facebook readers sent it to me!
It was *her* grandmother's bread box and that makes it so, so precious to me!
It's like she gave me a bread box AND a grandmother!

I'm trying to find a place to put all the pieces together which means there is some fun redecorating going on around here!
Well, I'm kind of always redecorating.
How boring to just leave it be!

Thanks for coming by and commenting.
Hope you all have a great week! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crafting and Treasure Hunting

Nothing new around here!
Just crafting.
Is making yo yos considered crafting?
I loved this cherry fabric from a little girl's dress!
It's making some sweet yo yos!
I redeemed my $20.00 shopping spree card at the Salvation Army yesterday!
This Corningware pie plate was one of my finds.
I see the casseroles all the time but this was my first time to find a pie plate!
I also picked up this waste basket.
Do you think it's vintage?
The woven part is soft.
I don't know much about this type of glassware but I remember my siblings and I having similar ones in the 60s and 70s.  
We would put colored water in them and we thought we were so cool!

I also found an AWESOME tall wicker shelf for only $10.00 and it was basically free since I used my punch card!
My treasure hunting trip was really fun because I've hardly been able to go shopping at all since all my foot/back/heel knee problems began!
My physical therapist has commended me for hanging in there when I've seen so little improvement.
It can be discouraging but my crafting, blogging and facebooking helps see me through my lack of activities that I usually enjoy.

I hope you are finding things that you enjoy too- especially SPRING!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Egg Wreath!

Ta-da!  I made an Easter egg wreath!
I wanted my wreath to be multi-colored and I wanted all types of eggs so I went to every place in town for some!
  I ran out of eggs AND grass but I had plenty of hot glue this time!

I used a straw wreath as my base but I wrapped it in pale yellow fabric first and then glued, glued, glued away!  
This will hang on my front porch in my white frame.
 I'm waiting until the first day of spring, though.

Come see Cutie Pie Cottage on facebook if you haven't already.
 I now have 1,696 likes!  Wow!  So fun!

Today is my therapy day and tomorrow is my boy's 16th birthday!
Busy times!

I love y'all guys!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Hey there blog friendies!
I went to my local antique mall after physical therapy and bought some blue melmac to match my pink!
Melamine, melmac, whatever you call it, I love it and I love the click clacking sound that it makes!
I took 43 pics and these were the 3 finalists!

Have started crafting for spring/Easter yet?
I've only started decorating but I want to make an egg wreath for the frame on the porch.
I'm finally taking my ornament wreath down today and hopefully, the empty space will motivate me!
Winter is almost over, friends!
Hang in there!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Elephant Decal

Hello wonderful blogging friends!  
I'm sharing my pink elephant decal with you!  
Isn't it sweet!?  
In one of my own black and white baby photos,
I can see a glimpse of a rubber elephant toy so I guess I've always liked them.  

Comments sure are few around here these days.  
Where is everyone?