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

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Linen My friend- Is Blowin' In The Wind

The linen- Is blowin' in the wind. ☺
This is my newest vintage table cloth. It is quite faded but it likes my kitchen table/counter anyway. It does NOT like coffee spilled on it though so in the wash it went! I hung it on the line and thought to take some pics but it's windy here on the edge of the Palouse! The air is seldom still.

My table cloth was flapping hard but I thought I'd give it a try. Even though they are a bit blurry, I think the flappiest ones turned out the best!

Yes, it's faded and there are a few tiny holes in it but for $4.00 I thought it belonged in my farm cottage kitchen.

Since there is red in this table cloth, I'm linking up to Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World! Go visit Sue to see a list of this weeks red celebrators!

There's a new name change coming to my blog! *Cutie Pie Cottage*

I will always be a girl at heart but Cutie Pie Cottage defines me and my crafts even more.

Also, get ready for a new blog party- *Dotty Hop Day* where dot lovers of the world can unite!

PS I don't care what spell check says, "flappiest" IS a real word on my blog! ☺

Monday, August 29, 2011

Aqua Shabby Frame

I'm linking up with Ruby Jean/Angelina's My Blue Monday! Don't you just love her button? Her is an old frame I bought at garage sale a couple years ago. It was gold but I painted it a bright Aqua /blue with paint I mixed myself. Have to get that just right color-ya know?

I hot glued a vintage nursery lamb from blogger Linda to the corner of the frame and then hung my Swiss Alpine plates inside! These are the plates of my early childhood and I'm always on the look out at the thrifts for other pieces to match! Many blogging friends have gifted me with small plates and even 2 berry bowls! I actually saw a tea pot at the GW once but it was all chipped and cracked. Now I wish I would have bought it anyway. Thrifters remorse.... We all know about that- right?

My plates were adhered to the wall with Velcro fasteners. Do not try this if you live in a humid climate!

Girls, If you didn't see my last post, I'm soon going to be changing my blog name to *Cutie Pie Cottage*. I'll be kicking off this change with a new Dotty Hop blog party and a small give away, too! Stay tuned!

Love and laugh today!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Coming Soon To A Blog Near You!

A new name for my blog and a new blog party day! (Psssst! Get those dots ready!)
Meri put the Dotty Day button together for me. Isn't it cute? Thanks, Meri!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back To The 70s Daisy Canister

Hello girls! My MIL had a whole set of these canisters in different sizes in the 70s. She got rid of them all in the early 80s and somehow, I snagged one! I kept flour in it for my gravy making until recently. My current stove top is very hot and my poor vintage canister melted! I won't show you the melted side. It's too sad. But now it holds craft supplies for me and adds a vintage pop of color to my craft room. These were the colors of my girlhood bedroom and they bring back many memories! I have an afghan in these same colors and I'll show that to you on another day.

Don't we just love things that remind us of our childhoods? My 13 year boy old has requested that this canister be given to him when I'm gone. ☺ NOT that he would display it or anything! He said he would put it in a box! Hee-hee!

I hope you have something to help you laugh today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Vintage Train Case

Happy Monday girls! Ruby Jean has started up a linky party for Blue lovers! What's that? You thought I was a Pink lover? Well I am! But I love Blue and Red, too! Oh and Yellow and Lavender and... Got it? You can sign up to post your favortie blues, too! Go check it out!This is a sweet little vintage train case that I picked up at my local thrift store! I can't remember how much it was but I know it was cheap because EVERYTHING there is cheap!! Now I must admit that this is not my favorite shade of Blue but years ago it was so maybe I will like it once again and then I won't have to paint it! Ha-ha!

This our my weekend so we're going out to eat today and then I'm going to Macy's to use my gift card from my son and my daughter in law! I hope to find a really cute top! I'm only 2 pounds away from my 20 pound goal so I feel I deserve a new top- don't you? But guess what? I'm going to keep losing until my 50 birthday which is October 3rd! I don't actually care how much I weigh, I just want to fit back in to a certain size jean. :)

Have a great day everyone!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's Party Time!

If this is your first time here to Girls At Heart- Welcome! My name is Holly and I'm glad you're here! I couldn't help but show off my favoritest rooster of all time! The red dots totally get me and I GET them!!

He's a tiny toothpick holder but he packs a big punch of charm! He reminds me of a vintage children's card image with his big, roundy eyes and long eye lashes! I haven't named him yet. Any suggestions?

But he's not my only rooster...

The rooster on this tin is a true family man but my goodness, his wife lays dotty eggs! Who could pass that up? Not me! All the birds who came to this party are from my local antique store where I shop OFTEN!

Thank you so much Shelia for throwing this party for us and making blog land a fun place to be!

Go by Shelia's Note Songs blog to see her chicks and roos and to see who else linked up for this party! Have a great week everyone!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Yippee For Strawberries And Dots!

Hello girls! Looky here! Over the Winter, my local antique store lady gave me a call and said she had something at the store that I might like since she knew I liked strawberry items. When I arrived, the little sugar bowl was waiting for me. Strawberries AND dots! Yippee!! I was pretty pleased with just that- especially sine I had a special phone call about it but then...a couple weeks weeks ago, I went by my local thrift store and they had 2 matching bowls! You know how it is when you see that very special thing that you can hardly believe you're seeing? It's like slow motion walking to that shelf. Ha-ha! I was pretty tickled! The group of three look so cute on my vintage kitchen counter. I keep coffee filters in one and napkins in the other with the sugar bowl in front.

I've been swimming and sunning and celebrating Summer big time now that it's finally nice out! I know most of you have been too hot but this poor northern mountain girl was too cold for too long!!!

I'm linking this post up to REDNESDAY over at sweet Sues! Go check out the party!