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

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

More Flowers And Crafting

Hello, girls!  Nothing new here.  Still picking flowers.
And I'm still putting them in little vases on my kitchen window sill!.

And I've been making lots of button ball garlands as gifts and for trade!  I thought this jar full of rag balls looked so cute that I had to snap a pic!

There are days that I feel like I live a charmed life and then there are those OTHER days!  I like to highlight the good ones.  

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Flowers And Finds

Dreamy soft blue melamine and milk glass from the Salvation Army.  I love thrifty vintage finds!
Pansies in tiny vases on my kitchen window sill.  I ♥ pansies and Johnies.
$8.00 pink thermos splurge from my antique mall.  I had never seen a pink thermos before.  I need to do my part to support local business!  Right?!  
This is what I have hanging on my front door right now.  This is my first time to put real flowers in this sconce and they are doing just fine!
I was thrilled to finally find 2 large plates to add to my Alpine Chalet "mom" dishes!  See the size difference?  These were at The salvation Army along with more small plates.
This is my little Alpine Chalet display corner in my kitchen.  I'm really tired of navy blue but I love the light blue in these dishes. 
These are the types of lilacs I have here at the new place.  This pic was taken on the little iron table on my front porch.  Did you know that lilacs keep well outside if it's cool?  The ones I have in the house wilt so fast.

Thanks for coming by!  I hope you're all feeling your blessings more than your trials!

I'm linking up for Junkin Joes at the Cottage Market!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Yes I still craft!  All my supplies are organised in my bedroom but I love crafting in my new cutie pie dinning room!  I sit facing my open kitchen with my hutch behind me and my sliding glass doors off to the side.  It just feels right!  I was packing up button ball garlands to mail the other day and the cuteness of the table and background deserved a snap!

I so love crafting, decorating, gardening, taking walks, treasure hunting, blogging, playing Words With Friends, facebooking and watching my favorite shows on Netflix.  I never get bored or lonely and I'm so glad!

I hope you have activities in your world that make your life richer and happier, too!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Monday From My Porch!

Happy Monday, girls!  I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!  I sure did!  I missed my mom terribly and I didn't get to be with all my boys but was able to be with the eldest and youngest.  We  all went out to eat and then went together afterwards to buy a hanging flower basket for the porch (my idea) and my eldest boy gave me a $100.00 gift card for Macys!  Woo-hoo!  One of the best things about the day was having a super long talk with my teen!  I sure have missed him being my little boy but I'm starting to get to know the man.  He sure has some strong opinions- which I think is great.  Maturity is an amazing thing!

So what do you think of my little corner of the porch?  Ya know, it doesn't take much to make things look pretty or cute!  Here's my free wicker coffee table from my daughter in law and my $20.00 Craigslist love seat.  I adore wicker!  They both need a new paint job but that doesn't stop me from using them!  That's a vintage sheet from the Goodwill wrapped around the cushion and the cushion is just an ugly old garage sale find. I turned a discarded Eater basket into a planter for my pansies.  Yeah, the handle is crooked but I don't care!  Do You?  It's still cute!  My long time readers might remember that "blue bird" pillow case turned pillow cover.  It was a Good Will find from when I lived in Virginia.  Boy that seems like a long time ago!

I'd show you the whole porch but I'm not done with it yet.  I do a bit of decorating in one room and then I'm off to another- never finishing anything!    Who cares?  I don't!
Have a great day, girlfriends!  Don't forget that you are awesome!