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

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

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Potholders, Flowers And A Day Trip!

Just a mix of fun for you girls today!  I've been tweaking my potholder window treatment.  I found an old potholder that i wanted to add and I had to add new ones that I liked.  It is *really* hard to get a good pic of this window!  Grrrr!  I'm much better at taking close ups-
like these Violas.  My window box  looks fab right now!
My puppy smells the flowers while I work with them and she tries to eat them, too!  The red, white and yellow flowers were  "condolence" flowers from my hubs.  After 10 years of hearing problems, I finally jumped through a few months worth of insurance hoops to get some help, only to be told that I hear just fine.  Sigh.  I almost cried.  I evidently have some sort of sensory problem.  Ask me if I feel like doing more research about that.  Nope! 
I went to eastern Washington the other day to watch my boys rock climb.  It's only an hour away but the terrain was  so different!  It was very hot here.

Thanks for all the advice on my garland.  I was glad to see you are all as conflicted as I am!  Ha-ha!

I am so loving having a pool pass!  I feel so spoiled but I feel I deserve it.  I'm enjoying this early retirement!

Thanks for coming by!  I enjoy your friendship so much!

30 comments:

janice15 said...

very sweet, I love the valance of vintage Pot holders.. I have been crocheting some that I sell just in case your interested.. On my crochet blog @ beedoily.blogspot.com... Love your sweet flowers as well. Happy Sunday evening with love Janice

Patti said...

Hi Holly! Your pot holder valance is so colorful and cheery. just like the flowers outside, colorful and cheery, too! I love your blog!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I LOVE your vintage crocheted potholder valance! I collect those, too. Hope the hearing thing gets sorted out soon.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the pot holder valence, looks great, wonderful idea on how to use them.......Your flowers are beautiful, adore Violas.....Enjoy the pool, Francine.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your valance is so charming. I have to share this with my Mom. She'll love it. Your flowers are looking fantastic.

chris mckinley said...

I LOVE your potholder valance!! And the potholder is in the middle is perfect!! Enjoy your pool time, it's so relaxing!!!

Mary Clark said...

Oh my goodness, Holly - the potholders are gorgeous! Love the teapot in the middle, really an eye-catcher. Have fun at the pool!

Mary

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your potholder valance is looking so sweet! Love the basket potholder!
Pretty flowers!
Warmly,
deb

ThrifterSisters said...

That garland is so cute and creative. I love it!

You are so lucky to have a pool pass. My kids and their friends are constantly trying to talk us into putting in a pool. We have the room but we live in Oregon so it seems kind of like a waste for something we can only use maybe 3 months out of the year.

Have a great week!

Erica

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Great idea!!

TammysVintage Finds said...

I am in love with your valance! It is SO cute! My head is spinning with ideas right now.

RetroSandie said...

Hi Holly! (BTW, thanks for your comment-I'm coming 'round, I promise!!)
Love your pot holder valance and your flowers are gorgeous. I tried to leave a comment regarding your garland, but for some reason, at the time I couldn't. I was going to say, it looks like the last garland swag is a little wider than the other, maybe bring it in a bit and extend it all the way to the end of the wall. It looks so cute, why not extend it all the way?!!
About your hearing - I had some weird stuff going on and would lose my hearing, and have lots of dizziness. Hearing tests found nothing, but after a full head scan, the doc declared I have Meniere's Disease. Not much to do about it, I don't have it severe enough to get sick and vomit and all that, but I do have dizzy problems all the time. It has to do with fluid in the inner ear. Maybe you might check it out on the 'net and see if any of the symptoms fit you. I feel that a big problem from insurance companies, is that you get fit into a slot and the docs stop there, even if you don't happen to really FIT into that slot!! Good luck and I hope it helps. Hang in there!
Love, Sandie XOXO

CoriLynn said...

Beautiful flowers!! And I am dying over those potholders! ;) Enjoy your pool!!! You deserve it!
~xoxo, CoriLynn

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love your potholder valance, Holly! I am so sorry your dr. visit was less than satisfacory. Praying for you, Sweetie! Twyla

RetroGran said...

I love violas and yours are gorgeous! I need more flowers in my life. lol

Sentimentally Me said...

absolutely adorable!

love love LOVE your potholder valance/garland! Very Clever!

Sandy McClay said...

Holly...Can you come help me decorate???? I just adore how you use all of your vintage goodies!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Everything is sooo pretty! Love your beautiful potholder garland!! Happy new week! xo Holly

Protector of Vintage said...

I LOVE how you displayed your potholders!! Very creative. Mine are stashed away in drawers.

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Melissa said...

That pot holder window treatment is super cute and so creative! What a great idea!

donna said...

Your pot holder valance looks great. What a great idea. I hope every gets sorted out with your hearing my dear.
Hugs
donna

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Holly,I always love stopping by your sweet cottage. I love violas,but they are scorging in our high heat. Thank you so much for the offer of one of your pretty garlands. Your cheery colors would be wonderful. My home could use a little cheerfulness :) You are a sweetheart! Blessings

Danavee said...

That window treatment is the CUTEST!!!!! I love that idea! And you can change it up as often as you want!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh your pot holder valence is so cute!! Poop, on the hearing...Great now what do you do? So glad you are enjoying the pool, what fun!

Carol

Shelia said...

Hi Holly! OH, I love this and I love these olden doilies! I've made a couple for myself. I'm sorry about your insurance and how hard it is when we really need some. I'm in the same boat. The insurance companies don't want me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Art and Sand said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your potholder window treatment.

I saw some great potholders at a shop the other day and took photos of them to create my own. I might just do something like you did with them.

Enjoy your day!

My Shabby Bungalow said...

What a beautiful summery post Holly!!! I am so jealous of your window boxes! They are so pretty, I love the color you chose for flowers. I have always wanted window boxes! Your potholder valance is just so bright and pretty! It looks perfect in your cheery kitchen.
Im so sorry about your hearing :( That must be so frustrating. I hope somehow you can get some relief. But the flowers from Bobby are so pretty and perfect for July fourth!! And your puppy is sooo cute!!! Im such a sucker for doggies :)
I think its so cool that your guys rock climb! And the pool, so refreshing and great exercise! You definitely deserve it!!
Thank you for your support this morning, your such an awesome friend :)
Love ya,
Amy

✿Carol✿ said...

All of your posies are lookin' purty Holly! Love the valance too. Your cottage is packed with charm!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I stopped in to THNAK you for your visit and kind words and i was so pleasantly enchanted with your blog that i am now a Follower!! love your style!!
I also added you to my Blog Rolls...
Hugs,
Deb