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

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

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just Watching The Farm

We rent a 345 acre farm- sort of. The 4 bedroom farm house and 12 or so acres surrounding it are for our own particular use...

while the rest of the acreage is leased out to local farmers for growing hay and wheat.

We still call the whole farm ours and we are free to explore every inch of it.

Watching the hay get bailed and loaded was the main event this week! There was a LOT of hay!

We had to watch the haying with our coats on. It's been cold here in the North West! Our pool is up but we've hardly used it at all. It's in the 30s this morning! It's supposed to warm back up and I'm glad. Although I do not desire the heat wave the rest of the US has been having, I *am* tired of being cold!

So, I haven't been crafting, treasure hunting or decorating. What *HAVE* I been doing? Just watching the farm. ☺

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Please Pass The Popcorn Chenille!

Hurray for THE garage sale find of the year- so far anyway! A full size White popcorn chenille bedspread with no stains or tears for $12.00! ( Note the rows of freshly mowed hay in the back ground!)There is only one spot with some missing threads but it's not noticeable at all. This beauty was WELL made back in the day!! It was REALLY heavy when it was wet from the wash! I had to wait for the skies to cloud up to take these photos. The sun made it TOO bright!

It has a flower/ flower pot pattern. My husband says he thinks his grandmother had one just like this!

I can't tell you how heavenly it was to snuggle down under this bedspread once it was washed and hung on the line! It smelled of fresh green hay and sunshine and it made the most wonderful rustling sound! I could have a whole house full of chenille and still want more!

well girls, I so appreciated all the enthusiasm about my pink dishes. Thank you so much for all your comments. I'm so glad I have a community that "gets me" on this. With my Internet being so slow now, I've ALMOST wanted to give up on blogging lately but I'm glad I've hung in there! You are all such wonderful women and you are the frosting on my cupcake!

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pink Mela-something Dishes!

Looky here, girls! I took soooo many pics of my latest antique mall find but I narrowed them down to just a few! This is a big batch of plastic dishes. Before, I would have said they were Melamine but now I'm not sure. Someone please educate me so I don't have to Google it. Only the sugar bowl is chipped but with a little scrubbing, they all look new!

All the dishes were in the same booth except for the bowl that says Malloware. My 3 year old granddaughter loves to play with these and so does her Gramma! My childhood was void of pink so I revel in these. Even my husband likes them and says they bring back such good memories for him.

I like them plain but I couldn't help experimenting with just ONE cup!

I put a different Meyercord decal on each side. Eeek! I know my GG will really love this! I can just hear her now! I'm going to give it to her for her upcoming birthday.

These decals are so hard for me to photograph! The light has to be just right to prevent blur but then there's a glare from the shine of the decal...

I hadn't been able to spend anything at the antique mall since Winter so it was really fun but of course I saw things that I couldn't have and that ALMOST made me grumpy! I really want to be thankful for what I HAVE instead of longing for what I don't have.

Enjoy your weekend!