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

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I'm linking up to the best red party in blogland! Click here to see more reds provided through Sue's blog- It's A Very Cherry World!
Is my barn red enough for you? Thank God I'm a country girl! Yeehaw!

These hills are greener today than they were last week when I took this pic. I can't wait to see the green hay and wheat growing on them!

Have a great day sweet ladies!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Spring Treasures

Happy Monday, sweet peas! Come on in and see my newest treasures from my local antique shop! I don't spend much but I still have fun! Such happy Spring colors in this little potholder. It now hangs in my dinning room.
A vintage baby shoe planter makes a good tiny baby card holder in my craft room!
I was afraid the planter was too goldy so I passed it up the first time. After coming home, it kept calling my name so I had to go back the next day and get it. I told this to the shop owner and she said I was funny. Yep, I guess I am! (Doesn't everyone hear baby planter voices?) ☺ She said she has more planters in storage and will bring them in for me to look at. Sweet, huh? I just love her!

I love my sweet blog friendies, too! Your friendship means so much to me! Each one of you makes my life and this world a better place!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top

My friend Twyla made this cupcake for me a couple years ago. Isn't it cute?! Has it really been a couple of years, Twyla!?? My do the years fly by! It's currently sitting atop this little vignette I've been working on in my Cutie Pie Cottage craft room.
I decided I wanted one area dedicated to whimsy and fun- serving no purpose but to delight me! My cottage drops are happy here in the midst of tulle and lights. It makes them feel important. (It sure is hard to get a good pic with mini lights in it!)

I tried this apothecary jar of flowers atop the milk glass too but the cupcake makes me feel happier!
I've been having some wonderful romps around the farm and that's made me feel happy, too! I can feel those Winter blues rolling away. Good ridance!!!
What would make you feel happy today? Try to make it be something you can actually do- not just wish for and go ahead and do it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Strawberry Bunny

It really *is* Spring! Even if you see snow outside your window. We've been hearing Robins and Meadowlarks here so we *know* it's Spring

Here to greet you for Rednesday is my strawberry bunny who hangs between my kitchen windows! Say hello, girls!
This Red valance hangs above my kitchen windows and I like to clip cute things on it like this vintage ad card from Jackie at Once Upon A Fairyland.

and this paper apron made by Cindy from Rick Rack and Gingham.

My kitchen is a Red happy place- except when I have to cook!
Thanks to Sue for hosting this weekly blog party!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Spring Corner For My Vintage Highchair

Hurray! I was able to move the wood box out of this corner of the dinning room and put Mandy the bunny there instead! She also has a lace panel behind her and a lovely vintage Easter pic so I can mix romantic with my cute! This lace panel is doing double duty by covering up a wall in need of cosmetic repair! Lace can cure everything! In this shot, my Eastery pic seems too high but if you saw how high my ceilings were, you'd see that it looks just right. Also, I didn't want the pic too low lest the grand girls muss it up when they sit in the high chair.
I can't wait till we're totally done burning wood for the season and I can really clean!
Yes, I love to clean and feather my nest! Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An Easter Bunny Photo Shoot!

Hello girls! I'd like to introduce you to Claire. She's my cutie pie cottage Easter bunny! Chenille, pink pom poms and vintage paper Forget Me Nots... The perfect Spring time accessories for a fashionable bunny! Claire sits here on my little dinning room table. It all looks so pretty with the sun shinning in!

My vintage daisy bowl works great as a base for a Spring time centerpiece! Last year, I had candy eggs in the bottom of the bowl but I keep forgetting to pick some up!

Claire thinks this pom pom scarf is a bit big for her and I do too but it's still cold up here in Idaho and she needs it!!

Opal Easter grass is my favorite kind and I wish I could eat these Forget Me Nots- so yummy looking!!
I hope you enjoyed this springy photo shoot! Spring is definitely in the air up here!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Strawberry And Check Lamp

I'm linking up with Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday! Hello Winter weary friends! I have 4 reds in one for you today!
A red lampshade, strawberry bracelet for an accent, a fruity linen and a red and white enamel ware inverted pot that's more rust than enamel ware. ☺ I needed more light in this corner of my farm house kitchen so I brought in this little lamp. The inverted pot gave me the height it needed.
See my vintage Green counter tops? The only thing I can like about them is that they are vintage.
We've been having a bit more sunshine up here in Idaho- how about you? These winter blues and blahs have just GOT to go soon!
Here's a funny:
Yesterday, while driving my van down the mountain to town, a mouse ran across the floor board on the passenger side! I screamed and grabbed tight to the wheel! I was soooo scared he would run out again and scare me and make me wreck!!! Ha-ha-ha! I just kept talking to him real LOUD and told him to STAY over there and NOT come out again but I about had a FIT! He stayed put and I had the guys set a trap when I got home but oh my! What a drive to town and back!
Have a great day, girl friends!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Has Sprung Inside My Hutch!

Happy Monday, girls! Get on board for a post full of cutie pie Spring decor! Baby planters lend themselves well to Springtime, don't they?! Here's a full shot of the open shelf of the hutch. It's so hard to get the light right for the whole shelf. My enclosed shelves aren't ready yet!
A little closer...

Sugary Meyercord lamby egg and yummy desert from Queenie.

Here comes the bride!

Cuppy taking a nap. ☺

I'll leave you with a cool parting plate shot.

I was ready for some decorating! It really cheered me up- especially when the sun came out!
Do something to make yourself happy today. You deserve it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Prairie Bonnet for Rednesday!

It's time for Rednesday! Thanks to Sue at It's a Very Cherry World for hosting this party!
Isn't this just the cutest thing? It's a potholder and it looks like it was made from a vintage table cloth. I love the colors! It hangs in my farm house kitchen and it's quite at home there! This was a gift from a while ago from my blogging friend Christy/ Queenie at Queenie's Vintage Finds And Treasures.

Thanks again, Queenie!

We're buried in 17 inches of snow up here on the farm! Had to hire a snow plow yesterday- hopefully for the last time this season!