Tuesday, September 25, 2007

~What do I love about my COTTAGE/home?~

Karla is hosting a "What do I love about my house" party.. Stop by her blog & check it out.
What I love about my cottage is that it is comfortable. It's a place for me, my precious Grandchildren and family to hang out and just have fun. I love my cottage because I've been able to decorate it on my very slim budget. Most of my treasure were given to me from my Mother, Grandmother, or friends. Many treasures I've found at thrifts, flea markets, eBay, or things I've made. My cottage is not a huge fabulous palace but it's all I need. I keep things around me that I love. Most of these photos are recent, a few are not. I love changing my cottage around..I love the colors pink, & red, roses and anything old tattered, chippy, and old.. Hope you have enjoyed your visit to my cottage ~Mary~ :-}

40 comments:

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Mary you are so wonderful and so sweet you know. I think your home is the warmest, prettiest and most cosy home i have seen in a long long time.Everything about it says "Take your shoes off and relax". I adore it to pieces.
You know what i think the best thing is about your home but??
When Isabella and Sam are in it with you :)

Luv You Bunches,
Shann xo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I could just move in!

Joy said...

Mary, everything is beautiful!

Spontanity said...

Sowww.
Very nice.
Greetz from Holland:)

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my, you have one of the most charming houses I have ever seen. I could spend days there, snooping around :-) Clarice

CONNIE W said...

Mary, Your home is so lovely and inviting, reminds me of a bed & breakfast setting. I love love love the sofa, and everything else you have pictured. You have the touch to put it all together. I have a close friend who shops only at thrift shops and is able to make her apartment look like magazine photos...takes a good eye and some patience until one finds just the perfect thing to add to the mix. Thanks for sharing the photos. Also, saw the post below with Isabella's cute little crown, how darling is that!

Terri and Bob said...

WOW! I love your place! I think it is adorable! I love all the touches from the sillouettes to the cabbage roses!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Looks like it is move in ready...I'm packing right now!
You have the touch!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Good morning Mary! Your home is a precious, warm and inviting, and very feminine cottage for sure! I love the chaise, the rose pictures, how you arrange your shelves, and all of the cute touches here and there. THANK YOU so much for sharing with all of us cottage gals!!!!
xo,

Becky

She'sSewPretty said...

Mary, Your home is what I want mine to be! Beautiful!

carole said...

Mary Dear:
Well, looks like it is going to be super crowded in your Romantic Cottage with all the ladies wanting to move in. Phyllis and I can share a room : ) I will cook, clean and mow the lawn!!!
Your home is absolutely marvelous!!!
Thank you for sharing it.
Big Hugs
carole

jessi nagy said...

just darling!!!! so cozy!
jessi nagy
www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Mary, Absolutely beutiful!!! I could have slipped through my screen and been comfy anywhere! Your use of pink and green was to say the least awesome! And you are my luckiest blog friend...a fainting/lounging sofa!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your beauty, I'm so very impressed withyour sense of style!! Love, Lori

Bethany Hissong said...

Adorable!!! I love it... I wish my home was as beautiful and peaceful as yours! Thanks for inviting us!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Mary, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful home; thank you so much for sharing it with us!!
:)

Flea Market Queen said...

Mary...which is my room?
LOVE IT ALL...
Priscilla

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Wow I love your desk area, and the Rose pillow on the chaise. that is so wonderful.
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse
Http://www.Creativemuse.etsy.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52895107@N00/

Bejeweled said...

What a charming and cozy home you have! And it is just so pretty! Love the bedroom with the slanted ceiling and how all the silhouettes are displayed there!

Shelley said...

Oh, Mary again I must say, your home is just beautiful ! I could move right in and feel so at home. Thanks for letting me visit .
Blessings,Shelley

P.S. If you go by my AOL journal , you will see I have changed the name and make some changes. Take a peek , if you like.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Mary, your home is SOOOO lovely! Thanks for sharing! xo, suzy

tamy said...

A cozy home is really all in the little details and yours is fabulous. Thank you for sharing
Tamy
www.simplymein.typepad.com

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Such a beautiful cozy home! Thanks for sharing!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I could spend FOREVER in your house looking at everything. Sooooo many pretties!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your place is so adorable! One of my top favorites on Karla's party list!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

VERY Pretty house... or should I say BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your decorating style!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a charming home! Very welcoming! Thank you for sharing it all with us!
Barbara

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am so glad to be apart of Karla's party...I may never had discovered your blog! I love your home! Your displays are so sweet! Cherry

Debbie said...

Your house IS fabulous! It's obviously filled with love and oh so many creative touches. I love how you put those brackets on your outside window near the deck. The attic bedroom is amazing. It's all amazing, and you did it on a budget? Even more amazing!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

love the signs on the wall!!

bluemuf said...

So lovely. I enjoyed my visit

Karen

Arlene said...

Mary, thank you so much for the birthday wishes on my site. You know I love your home, it is so beautiful! I love that someone with a small home makes it so beautiful, most magazines only feature these huge homes..unrealistic, in my opinion..
Oh, and I need your address for something...please email me at lilcottageshoppe@comcast.net with your address please! :)

Mary said...

You may not be the Queen of Buckingham Palace Mary but you certainly are royal when it comes to your cottage! Absolutely beautiful - everything is stunning and you are so special too.

Someday I will have to knock at your door - hopefully you'll let me in - and you will show me around. That would be such fun.
A magazine definitely should do an article on your home Mary - it's so lovely, just like you.
Glad Isa had fun on her B'day.

Girl About Town said...

I love your home, it is so pretty and you can feel how wonderfully cosy it is! And I adore that pink gingham wallpaper!!! Oh my!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage!

Katrina said...

Mary I love your house! I have looked at all your treasures many times. I especially love the little outdoor area your have created.

Amy Wagner said...

Mary,
It is so comforting....like a big soft hug.
I like to decorate with thrifty things, found things, hand-me-down things, etc. It is so much more personal than going to a store and buying everything from a display.
Amy

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Mary ~
I just love the pictures of your home ! It is beautiful !

Rosa said...

I love everything about your house!! So pretty.

The Rose Room said...

Nice to meet you Mary, I also wen to the Bloglandia Ball, it was great! Your house is story book pretty, I need to look over and over again! Take Care - Rachaelxo

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

I am still making my way around to the party-goers. :-)

Oh. my...what can I say. I just love everything here. The pink stripes and checks, the silhouettes, the roses. It is all just gorgeous. Your home could be featured in Romantic Homes! Thanks so much for having us over.

Cottage by the River said...

I love your room with the twin beds. I have dreamed about a room like that since I was a kid! I enjoyed reading your blog.

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