a touch of cottage fix fall

Cottage Fix blog - pears and candlelight

Autumn’s Embrace The cool crisp air blew in like an old friendAnd with each step, we were greeted by crackling leavesThe landscape glowed warm amber all aroundAnd enveloped us with a blanket of affection As we walkedHand in hand through the days of autumn’s embrace Happy Fall! I added pears and candlelight to our mantel for a touch of fall ambiance. And in our living room, a few more pears and candlelight along with a bouquet of white blooms for […]

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Christmas 2019

Happy Holidays! I have been busy getting our Christmas up over the past couple of weeks. I always try to keep it simple, and I always try to reinvent the boxes of baubles and shimmer that I haul down from the attic. This year I splurged on some new cranberry velvet pillows for our living room sofa, which look right at home with the vintage baubles and twinkle lights. I’ve been displaying the golden garland of jingle bells for years, […]

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cottage fix pumpkins, flowers, pears, and pine cones

Happy fall! With the air getting cooler and the trees painting the sky a warm autumnal glow, fall is my favorite for sure. I love trekking through the trail with the sound of crunching leaves underfoot, popping a roast into the slow cooker, and winding down the day with a toasty fire and cup of hot cocoa. The hubby has been adding Bailey’s Irish Cream to his hot chocolate, which if you haven’t ever tried, is quite amazing! The kiddos […]

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3 ways to decorate for fall with natural elements

With cooler weather just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few of my easy yet stylish fall decorating ideas. It’s true, I’m already dreaming about crackly, crunchy leaves and cozy knit sweaters. I usually incorporate natural elements and candlelight into my fall decor to keep things simple and elegant—because you know I’m known for my elegance. Grin. I choose just a couple of places to adorn inside, as well as our front stoop outside. I don’t ever spend […]

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gathering basket filled with blooms

Hi there Cottage Fix Crew! It has been one hot and humid summer here in Virginia and I’m so looking forward to fall! Although, our youngest little bird will be joining her older brother heading off to college this school year and I’m not so sure about how that will be. Dreadfully quiet I suppose, but they’re ready to soar! And waiting at home… their devoted, pining parents, unwillingly letting go of all helicopter parenting and lawnmower tendencies. I guess […]

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summer hydrangea bouquet and the red door

Hola! Summer’s in full swing and the hydrangeas this time of year are spectacular. There’s a garden down the street from us growing a couple of bushes with bright pink blooms that catch my eye every time I drive by. Ours are out in the back garden and bloom French blue. We also have a lace cap in purple/blue. Our bush that usually produces purple blooms hasn’t done much so far this year, fingers crossed. I created this bouquet with […]

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eating key lime tart

Hola! Simon is on his way home from college even as I type! As much as I miss him while he’s living so far from home, it does make for quite the fun production on the rare occasion that he travels home for the weekend. Oh yes, there’s usually a couple of conversations about what will be on the menu while he’s here, and more importantly — what’s for dessert? The choice was between key lime pie and blackberry cobbler, […]

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