Cottage Fix Saturday flowers – sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses

Happy Saturday Cottage Fix friends! The little shabby cottage that could has sprung a leak. Ya know, that’s the thing about living in old houses… it seems there’s always something in need of fixing. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live in a shiny new abode where everything is shiny and new. But from what I hear even the brand spankin’ new homes start needing little projects here and there in no time at all.

Cottage Fix blog - sun porch with white wicker and rosesSo if it breaks we fix it. (mostly Mr. Manly, me… I’m more of a cheerleader!)Cottage Fix blog - brick floors and rainbow pastel rosesIn the early days of being a home owner I remember totally freaking out with every little thing that went wrong. I’m patting myself on the back today guys. I’m feeling much more relaxed these days when things break or simply just get so old we need to replace them, especially knowing there will always be something. Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses. Cottage Fix blog - sun porch with white wicker and shabby chic pillowsAren’t these roses pretty! Honey got them for me. I know he prefers tall flower bouquets so I left the stems long and displayed them on the brick floors in our sun porch. He doesn’t “get” my squatty little bouquets where I cut the stems down extra short. He’s so funny! After these open and start to flop I’ll cut them down short for a second life.Cottage Fix blog - rainbow pastel rosesI hope you all have a great weekend! Fingers crossed for smooth sailing. xoCottage Fix blog - sun porch with brick floors, white wicker, and shabby chic pillowsxoxo Sally


5 thoughts on “Cottage Fix Saturday flowers – sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses

  1. Dore @. Burlap Luxe

    No! A fixer-upper has way more charm then a brand new updated home. It’s the little life left in it that charms one soul in the struggle to keep up with the up keep. And yes things go wrong with new home as as well.
    I think more things went wrong with my 6 year old home then our 250 year old family home in its first few years.
    Plus the upkeep of an older home is so much more fun with all the charm they hold rather then a new home that lacks the old luster.

    I love you boquet of roses from your hubby in any length. And love letting them dry out in the duration of keeping water in the base the whole during process, they hold there color and beauty, like an old home.

    Beautiful weekend to you my dear.


  2. Victoria

    Oh, sorry to hear your little cottage is having some troubles:( When I was 14 we moved into a bungalow in So Cal that was built in 1920…I literally bawled my eyes out all the way back to our hotel after seeing it for the first time LOL…such a dramatic teenager I was:) My mom and stepdad still live in it and they’ve done a lot to it over the years but it certainly does take maintenance. I think, in the long run, it’s worth it tho!

    Your flowers look lovely! Hubby did good:)

  3. Vickie

    There’s no worse sound than the drip, drip, drip of a leak somewhere in your home! I hope your hubby has it all figured out and it’s not a big fix. I have friends with brand new homes, and they’ve had just as many problems as those of us with older homes.

    Your sunporch looks like the perfect spot to soak up some sunshine and enjoy your pretty roses!

  4. Julie

    Home ownership seems to come with occasional problems, darn it. I have lived in one of those brand new homes, though, and it’s really hard to get the personality that older homes have. I love your sweet cottage, Sally. And the pink roses are really pretty. You’ll get double-duty out of them 🙂

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