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

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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fun New Finds And Fun Decorating!

Hello girls! Want to see my fun, new finds? I bought a little wicker doll hamper from the antique mall!  Eeek!  It was love at first sight!  This Meyercord blue bunny is the same as the pink bunny decal that I've used in the  past.  
I keep it by my cozy chair in the dinning room with pink fabric in it for cutting into strips for my button ball garlands.  And speaking of button ball garlands...
Here's my new giant one!
Bobby helped me hang it up yesterday!  It looks just as cute, colorful and happy as I hoped it would!  As you can see, there's still a large blank spot on the wall waiting to be filled.  THAT is for my next project- an embroidery hoop display.
Do you like the shelf at the top of the wall?  I've had the *hardest* time with that shelf!  It's not easy to get to and it takes me a long time to add this and take away that until I get the look I want.  Stay tuned!  The canister set on the left is new, too.  I now have 3 sets of vintage tin canisters so that makes a collection!

Here's a close up of the garland- as close as I could get anyway.  These large balls take a LOT more fabric and I had to collect some giant buttons to go with it too so it was a long term but rewarding project for me. 

I'm having so much fun decorating my new little cottage.  Don't expect quick work from me but it *WILL* be cute!
Thank you so much for all your comments about my troubled son.  It means a lot to me to know you care.  


My Shabby Bungalow said...

Holly, I am so in love with your new cottage!!! It is so fun and cute and so you! Love the large ball garland. I know first hand how beautiful they are. I am so glad you have one displayed in your cottage. Cant wait to see the blank space when you are done. I am so happy that you have found such a perfect home for you and your sweet family!

I am so sorry for what you are going through with your son. I know it must be so scary and hard on you all. I am happy you felt you could share this here with us. We all care so much about you. I have had a really hard three years with my kids, though I have not shared. I pray for piece for you and that your son comes home and does the right thing. Being a parent can be so hard!!! Believe me I know.
Love you sweet friend,

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the way you are decorating your new home. Everything is just darling!
My heart goes out to you, Holly. I have two good friends with children who are going through similar struggles. Praying that he will find treatment and be willing to make the changes he needs to find healing. Hugs.

Connie Forsyth said...

You have the cutest collection going on!! I love all the sweetness!! Pink phone........too fabulous!!

I hear you on the kid thing!! I have 9 children, the oldest is 25, they never seem to stop putting you through the spin cycle!!

Sandy said...

Everything is so stinkin' cute!!!! By the way, you have a glitch in your back round...take a look....

Oh Holly,
I totally understand that you feel better when he is safe....no matted where that "safe" is....if you ever want to talk, I am here....I have been down a similar road...
Big Hug!


chris mckinley said...

First of all love your garland and your top shelf!!! I can't imagine the stress you and your husband must be under. Praying for you and your son!


Shirley Hatfield said...

I have been going through something similar with a sister of mine...we kept trying to help and just when you think she is coming around with good changes...she sabotages herself. We finally had to just let her go and work out her own problems. But while she was here it was so stressful. I keep feeling guilty for not feeling guilty, but the feeling of peace without her is so much better for my family. I am truly sorry that you have to deal with a wayward child...but we never stop worrying about them no matter how old they are.

Simply Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing your heart Holly. I certainly know how hard that is. If we all opened up and shared the problems in our lives,no one would be left out....we all suffer from time to time,some more than others. I am so thankful for the grace of God that carries us through these times. I am sending up a prayer for your sons safety,and for your peace in this situation. I love the ball garland. Your very cute cottage is coming together so sweet....and I love,love that precious little doll hamper....what a great vintage find. Blessings friend

RetroSandie said...

Dear Holly,
Your new garland looks perfect and the tin canister sets look great up on that shelf. I love your decorating-your new cottage is coming along beautifully.
My heart goes out to you. I'm sure it must be so very hard to deal with what has become this son's life. One never knows what difficulties may come when first cradling that little bundle of blue. Thank you for sharing ~ sending hopes and prayers (and warm hugs to you, Mom) that this son will find his way back from so many troubles.

XOXO Sandie

✿Carol✿ said...

Holly, your cottage is looking SO cute, just like I knew it would!

I'm so sorry for your heartache. I can only imagine that it's a relief when he's in jail, because then you know exactly where he is and he's staying out of trouble, and there's no DRAMA affecting the whole family. There is PEACE. We know someone with a similar situation, and we are praying for them, just as I will pray for you and your family. I'm so glad you've decided to share this, Holly, because I care about you. ALOT!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Holly, you know you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time. Your home is so adorable and cheerful. Take as long as you need to make it just 'so'. I look forward to seeing your embroidery hoop display! My crate wall is coming right along! Love Ya! Twyla

Andrea said...

Your home is so pretty! I have 4 sons also. I agree that kids are always less worrisome for us when they are out of our realm of life. Then, we can just commit them to God through prayer, and not feel guilty that we are or are not doing anything for them as they are not here to interact with.

when my kids were younger, and especially boys, I used to be at my wit's end at times. I went to a priest and complained and he said "They are God's children...pray to God to take care of them". And mentally, that really really helped me! I will pray your son has a conversion...God is generous with time for this!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

That hamper would have come home with me too! So darn cute! Your decorating is really coming along, and the garland is the perfect addition! I'm sorry to hear about your son. I would imagine that it's very stressfull to always be wondering if he's ok.
27 is quite young though. Maybe he will staighten out and there will be great things in his future.
Thinking of you-

Kim said...

Hi Holly,

Your dining room is looking fabulous with all of your wonderful vintage finds.

I commend you for being brave and telling us about your 4th son. It was quite the surprise, but hearing about what a difficult child he has been and the trouble he has been in, I can see why you never felt comfortable sharing that information with us before. We like to have others think our lives are all sunshine and roses so its not easy to let others see the dark sides of our lives. Just know that we are all here to support you and get through the rough times :)

DianeM said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your son and his troubles. That must be so hard on you and your family. I pray that someday things turn around for him.

VintageBettys said...

Hi Holly,
Your big garland is too cute!!! And that hamper is so adorable....I'm sure it would have came home with me if I came across it :)
About your son...I will pray that he will turn around...and for your family...I know how it must hurt...and yes you are right...life can be very difficult and challenging for all of us...nothing here on this planet is perfect all we can do is pray and try to carry on.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

first the good stuff, your cottage is so cute, I don't know if I have ever said before that I love your blog header, It makes your blog fun, so don't ever change it!!!

Now, my heart goes out to you..Oh goodness what a terrible weight on your shoulders, a person can only imagine all you have been through the last many years. I can see where you would have to come to an acceptance of what is, I guess when you figure out that you can't fix him! Drugs....It seems it never wants to let it's victims go, which of course leads to everything else...Listen, my heart goes out to you! No matter what it appears, none of us has a perfect or trouble free life, some more trouble than others! The blog world is totally non judgmental, a place where you should always feel free to share


Mary Redo said...

Well bless your heart, I am so sorry to hear about the strain with your son. I am sending you a big hug and hoping things will turn out for the best soon.

Big Hugs ~

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I feel your pain...I am so, so sorry...

Blessed Serendipity said...

It's so perfect for your cottage. Looking cute!

xo Danielle

Jane said...

Oh, Holly, what a lot of stress for you, and yet you're able to make everything so cute in your new house! Have a friend with a similar situation so understand a little of what you're going through. Praying for you all!

Kim K. said...

Your cottage is just so charming. I love all your transformations. I'm glad you are finding joy in your decorating. Please know that I am thinking of your family.

Patti said...

I don't have a perfect family, either. My husband is bipolar. He hasn't taken drugs - thank the Lord - because many of the people we know who are bipolar are addicted to drugs. My heart goes out to you - and I'm glad you have found lots of ways to be happy and passionate. Finding things to enjoy and be thankful for is a great way to cope - and I can see you do that A LOT! Your garland is so cute - I wonder, have you done a tutorial on that? I love your cannisters, too!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I am sorry about your son.
Your cottage is so cute and decorations I love!

vintage grey said...

Love everything, especially you new treasure!! Too cute!! Thanks for sharing, and will be keeping the situation in my prayers for you! xo Heather

delidiva said...

i understand your feeling more calm when he's put away. i have had the same experience with my oldest son and my little sister. my son has ,thankfully, passed through this and has a lovely wife and two children of his own. he understands the pain he put us through. my sister on the other hand will always be a lost soul who lives on the edge of society, never taking responsability for her actions and is a constant source of worry. i hope your son can find his way through to a happy life.

Sue said...

I've read your blog for a long time, but never commented before. We've been going through much the same thing with our youngest daughter- I swear she's 20 years old going on 12! She's also been in trouble with the law and with drugs. I agree, at least when she was in jail, we knew where she was and that she was safe. Prayers to you!

Liz said...

Love all of the colors you have in that room! And I have a passion for canisters, like the one you have on your shelves above. My heart goes out to you! My hubbys step-son is the same way. My hubby feels at peace when he is in jail, because he knows where he is! Hugs and prayers!

E said...

Holly its snowing and I am catching up on reading, hang in there it was my journey with my daughter's troubles that led me to reading blogs to escape the pain and I found Elizabeth (creative breathing) who had blogged about a similar experience. You are surrounded by women who know your pain and here for you simply for the asking. XO E

vivian said...

HOlly, I missed this post. Im glad you shared about your son with us. I like "knowing" my blog friends, not just admiring their talents and their homes. I totally get that you would feel at peace when you know that he is "safe and taken care of" in jail or prison. I also know that it must be heart breaking for you. Being a parent just never is easy. I remember when my kids were little struggling along trying to make sure that all their needs were met, dealing with all their squabbles and little troubles, some days thinking I would just pull all my hair out. I complained to a wiser, older friend once and she said, little people little problems, wait til they get older.. big kids bigger problems.
she failed to mention to me that then they become adults and we have no control at all. Ive been lucky with my kids, but they have had their share of problems and Ive had to let go and let God. It sounds like youve learned to do that too. What else can we do?
About two years ago, I totally realized I have no control over pretty much anything and I decided that Im just along for the ride! so I'm going to enjoy the scenery and make the best of everything I can and leave the rest to God.
Thank you for sharing your sweet spirit with us!

Lynn said...

Hang in there girlfriend! All we can do is pray for our children. We raised them to be respect, honest, and a good man or woman. But God gives us all free choice. We choose the path that we want to take. I will add you and your son to my prayer list and please do not let yourself feel quilty for the way he has chosen to live his life.
Big hugs,
Lynn and the wienee ranch

donna said...

Love you new find. Those Myer Cord decals are so darn cute. I remember them being on my baby bed. Your cottage is sooo cute. Love the ball garland on the wall. Oh how I squeel
over you kitchen cabinet. You have done a great job decorating it.

I am so sorry to hear about your son. I know as mom of a boy it is so hard. You just want the best for them. Know that y'all will be in my prayers.
Many Hugs

Little Miss Maggie said...

Those bunny decals are adorable. Very cute.