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

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three Makes A Collection!

I finally found my third painted sifter!  It has a wonderful red wooden knob AND a chunky red handle!  there's a little decal on the front, too.
It has been happily added to my red and green sifter
 AND my apple sifter!
Here's all three together so you can see the size difference.

There's just something about them- like a hug from my mother and grandmother.

I don't have any large collections.  I would become bored with collecting only one thing.  I probably have more Pyrex than anything else.  Or maybe baby planters- or is it suitcases?  

Hope you're all enjoying fall!  I don't really do Halloween but I do love fall.  I only wish it lasted longer.  Winter comes early when you live in the north!

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Dresser For The Craft Room

Hello bloggers!  How are you?
I guess this is a decal season for me because I found *another* pink decaled item on my second birthday shopping trip!  First the cradle when I went with my hubs and now this dresser that I found with my son!
 I put it on top of my new vintage craft table!  I have fabric and trims in all the cute drawers.  
See my new appliances on the table, too?  That gives you an idea of their size.
I'm keeping supplies in them and on them because they serve a purpose other than just being cute!
 I sure am being treated like a queen lately but after the summer I had, I needed some pampering (and not the diaper kind)  

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pink Appliances!

Yippee!  After years of wishing for tiny tin/toy pink appliances- my wish finally came true!

A stove and sink sitting side by side in a new to me antique shop- $20.00 each!  These are toys- only 8-9 inches tall.
My son took me antiquing in a new town for my birthday and it was so much fun!  These are sitting on my craft table right now- holding supplies.

I have more birthday goodies to show but I'll do that in another post!

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you are well and that you know you are loved!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fireplace Mantel

Even though I haven't had a fire yet, I finally went ahead and decorated my mantel!  Green glass ware and Indian corn from the Goodwill, berry/ pumpkin sprig and mini pumpkins from Walmart and leaf garland from Joanns.  I like the garland because it's so full.  I'm thinking about putting a bit of frosty glitter on it but I'm not sure.  (Of course I've changed the mantel since snapping this pic!) 

It looks so pretty with the twinkle lights and candles lit!  It's so hard to get a good pic with the mirror there but I'll keep trying!

Are you wondering why I haven't used the fireplace yet?  I'm making myself wait until the room is all re-done!  This is going to be my spa/nature room so I'm totally redoing it!  I've been gathering ideas on pinterest and started a board I'm calling Forrest Chic.  I'm also not sure which wall the fireplace will be on so everything has to be juuuust right (and cold) until I can use it!  I'm funny that way.  I like to wait on good things- savor the newness.

My eldest son took me on an antique buying trip for a belated birthday gift!  If you're not with me on facebook, I'll be showing my finds here soon.

Hope you're all having a happy fall!  I'm feeling happier than I have in a long while and THAT'S a good thing! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cutest Cradle Ever!

Hello bloggy friends!  You know how I love old decals- right?

Well, I found this doll cradle on my birthday treasure hunting trip!

I gasped when I saw it!

Decals on both sides!

It's currently holding fabric and my yo yo kit- right next to my computer table.  

For some reason, I am not a doll person.  If that surprises you, don't worry- I'm hard to figure out.

The bunnies with the balloons is my favorite decal.  Here's close ups of the rest.



Bobby spoiled me this trip- that's for sure!
Thanks for coming by and leaving me a comment!

Next post, I hope to share some design plans for my new "spa" room!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

My Birthday Table!

Happy Birthday to me!
This 50s dinette was sitting outside under a carport at the antique mall we went to.  It was soooo dirty!

A guy saw me looking at it and said I could have it and the 4 chairs for $75.00!  The leaf was hidden underneath it.  I didn't even know it was there until after we bought it!  

When the table is wet, it more closely matches the leaf color.  I'm researching how to shine it up for good!


And here's one of the chairs!  This one was in the best shape!  All the others are torn.

Here's a close up.  This pattern is called cracked ice and it reminds me so much of my mom!

I had fun scrubbing it up and shining it!

For now it's sitting on the front porch but it will be joining the table in my craft room tomorrow!

I found more fun things on my birthday shopping trip but I'll save them for another post!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me!

I'm 53 today!  I'm the little girl in pink, looking at what I think was a catalog!
I never liked crowds and still don't!
Bobby is taking me out to lunch at Red Lobster and then to shop at a big antique mall that's in an old airplane hangar!  
I've wanted to go there for a long time so I'm excited!  
               Wish my feet good luck!  *I* like to shop but my feet don't!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Super Fun Find!

Look at this doll sized case I found at the thrifts!
It was really dirty but cleaned up fine!

 I haven't been able to find another like it online.
It looks a lot like the Ponytail brand of similar items but they always had the word Ponytail written near the girl.

Hope you all have a great week!  Last week was the best week I've had in a long, long time!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Vintage Kitchen Wares Put To Work!

In case you're tired of seeing my yo yos, you may now gaze upon fall fabric scraps!

I gathered them together for a fall photo shoot to highlight the usefulness of thrifting old kitchen wares AND thifted wicker shelving.
You're welcome.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Girls Can Be Scarecrows, Too!

Isn't she a doll?!

I want to make more!

Monday, September 15, 2014

My New Fireplace

Celebrate with me!  I have a portable fireplace!
It sat at the thrift store for months waiting for me to have enough money to buy it.
I'm so glad no one else bought it first!  Isn't it perfect?

It has a fake log and burns a fire gel that crackles like wood!  
I can't wait till it's cold enough to use it!  
The last 2 houses I lived in had wood stoves and I've really missed having a fire.  I've also lived in 2 different houses that had a fire place and I loved decorating the mantel.  
This is more for looks and mood rather than heat but I am glad it has a real flame!  I'll show it to you again when I have it decorated for fall.
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Newest Scary Guy!

My latest scarecrow!  (Already sold)  These just turn out so cute!