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

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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sharing My Meyercord Decals!

Once upon a time,
I thought I would learn how to make my own decal copies from my decal collection.
I wanted to sell them AND sell items with my decals on them but alas- printers drive me CRAZY so although I might manage to make my own decals some day, I don't think I'll ever make them to sell.
So in the days to come, I will be sharing my decals with you- my dear blog readers!
  Dear Renee from My Vintage Mending cleaned them up for me a long while back.
Renee, If you read this, thanks again.
You are missed!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I'm A Little Teapot!

Hello blog friends!
I bought this little plastic cutie at my local antique mall.
I thought it was a potholder hanger but my potholders look humongous on it!
Maybe it's for keys?
What do you think?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chenille Charm

I just washed my chenille bedspread and thought it was a good time to show it off!
I love when it's all fluffy and sweet from washing.
I think it adds so my charm to the chair and room.
This is my cozy swivel/rocking chair but it is also my photo prop chair.
I turn it toward the sliding glass door for light, add my small, white chenille back drop and then commence snapping!

I've been redecorating the dinning room and kitchen a bit.
It's been slow going but it's something to keep me active and interested in life.
I'll show you when I'm done!

It's almost MARCH!  Hang in there friends!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring Green!

I'm just in from my sunny porch and all the birds were singing!
There's no green outside yet so I thought I'd bring a little bit to you!

I've had this afghan since 1971.
My step dad's mother made it for me and I chose the colors.
The canister was my MIL's.
She had a counter full of them in all different sizes and somehow, I ended up with one.

Spring's a comin', friends!
Hang in there!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jadeite and More!

Ooo!  My sweet facebook/blogging friend Jane gifted me with my first piece of Fire King Jadeite! Eeeks! 
It's the batter bowl and I just love it!  
I was waiting for a sunny day to get a clearer/shinier pic but alas-
no sun!  
Jane also gave me some groovy linens that I will show another time.

  Thanks again, dear Jane!
On Monday, I brought my roll of quarters down to the antique mall  and I HAD to find a bargain!
(We do what we have to- right?)
I was happy to find this painted sifter for $8.00!
The cute painted ones usually go for much more so I snagged it up!
And then to make myself feel really frugal, I bought this little eggnog cup for a dollar.
I even had a little change left over!
  Maybe I'll have a whole set some day.

Bloggy friends, I'm having so much fun on my new facebook page!
 I won't stop blogging here but facebook is just so much faster.
I have 700+ likes already and have people who comment and visit every day!
It's really made my winter more bearable.

Is there anything you're doing that helps you get through the winter?

Love to you all!  You are special! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Vintage Candy Box

Hello dear blog friendies!
There was a buy one get one free Valentine sale at the thrift store and look what I got!
A round cardboard candy box!  
It's obviously old but I can't find out anything about it online.  
It has a foil finish so it was hard to capture a perfect pic of it without a glare or discoloring but I just love it!
I have no idea what I'll do with it- display it, keep cards in it...  I don't know but I came home happy.

Are you happy?  
It's a challenge sometimes but one worth fighting for.
 We can do it!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to all my blogging friends!
You are precious to me!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Sometimes when I'm crafting, I just have to stop and have a little photo shoot!

The rag ball that is front and center is made out of the same fabric that my yo yo "doily" is made out of.
I love it!
It reminds me of Cath Kidston.

I'm going to MAKE myself get out of the house every day this week because the winter blues are trying to get a hold on me!
I don't like to get out when it's below freezing and icy/snowy but I NEED to!

Hope you're all making it through the winter somehow, too!
Hang in there!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Remember Flowers?

A pretty basket of posies I picked last year!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Yo Yo Doily

Hello blog friendies!
I love making these little quarter sized yo yos because they are so cute!
I don't like sewing them together though so I glued them together with fabric glue!
It was so quick and easy to glue them into this little round doily!
We'll see how it lasts.
Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Valentine Hutch!

I'm done with the middle section of my hutch!  (Heart garland made by Carol of Art and Sand.)
It was so much fun to decorate!  
(Birthday cake cutie made by creative Breathing Elizabeth.)
I've taken oodles of pics!
 (Blue bird with nest made by Laura from Vintage Bettys.)
All my Pyrex and melamine is in/on the hutch now!  
I only added small valentine touches here and there.  I wanted Carol's garland to be the main focus.
Does my phone look at home here or not?
I'm not satisfied with the top yet-
or the bottom...  I need/want some yellow melamine.

Thanks for coming with me on this decorating journey but now I must craft!

Oh and happy Feb. 1rst!  
If we stay busy and have fun, it will FLY by!