French Linen dining table

Salutations! I’m blogging in today with yet another table painting saga to share with you. It feels good to get this off my chest. Indeed, I can’t keep all this table makeover drama to myself. And I can’t tell you how many times the thought “why didn’t I just leave it blue!!” went through the ol’ noggin. But what’s done is done, so now it’s time to figure out a way to get a color that works and makes me […]

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cottage fix Friday flowers

Happy Friday Cottage Fix friends! It’s been a long one, and we’re going on day two of a three day rain here. I spent the morning at the gym and the afternoon baking and cleaning. If I don’t keep myself busy during these long spells of dreary weather I’ll sink into a lull until the sunshine returns.  I brought home these peonies and I’m showing them off today for Friday flowers, love those fluffled, ruffled blooms! These are in pinks […]

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Cottage Fix clay pots inside and out

Hola Cottage Fix crew! I always love clay pots filled with seasonal flowers out in our garden, pansies in the fall, and a different annual each spring. I love this look so much in fact, that I found some for inside too. I found this little group of three clay pots at a yard sale and I filled them with herbs to grow inside. They’ve been growing for a week now and they just keep getting bigger and bigger. I […]

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floral paper meets vintage mirror~ DIY art

Salutations! I’ve been working on this wallpaper backed mirror on and off for the past couple of weeks. The mix of vintage mirroring and floral paper creates something quite lovely, and even a bit magical. It’s a fun project and any old (or new) mirror will work for this. For mine, I used new pink floral wallpaper that I had ordered online earlier this year, but vintage papers are especially nice for this project. I first saw something like this […]

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Saturday spring in pictures

Hola Cottage Fix friends! It’s been one of those couple of weeks. I’ve been so busy with this and that and family and life— it’s just been a jam packed spring so far. I’m working on a couple of fun things that I hope to finish up and share with you soon. For today, it’s a collection of spring photos from my Instagram and iPhone… xoxo Sally    

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cottage fix blooming spring, whites, and ruffles

Hola Cottage Fix crew and happy weekend! Spring is bloom, blooming away here near the coast of Virginia and it’s just beautiful. There’s a cherry blossom in full bloom at the round-about near the entrance to our neighborhood that wins first prize for sure—the prettiest cherry blossom I’ve seen. I need to walk down there and get a good long look, and maybe even a quick iPhone photo. I’m just not sure I can snap a quick shot without getting […]

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cottage fix cherry blossoms

Happy Friday guys! The garden has been on my mind this past week with the arrival of spring and the early bloomers starting to show their stuff. So when we moved into this quirky vintage (old) cottage about five years ago now, we inherited gardens with flowering trees, ivy covered beds, and a variety of colorful perennials. I like to think we’re doing a fairly good job of keeping things going, along with adding in some of our favorite plants, […]

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