Monthly Archives: October 2014

French toile and lace

Salutations! Fall has definitely found its way to the East Coast and it’s feelin’ fine. The air is crisp and cool, the sun is shining, and the bright colors of autumn are covering the trees. It’s like a warm blanket of sunshine on the nearby trail. Ahh… can you tell I really like fall? As much as I hate to be working indoors when all these lovely things are happening outside, I have been slowly chipping away at the family […]

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three bean and sausage chili

Hola! It seems everyone around here has a chili recipe. And come fall my honey samples pot after pot and raves for days about this lady’s spicy chili and that lady’s beefy chili. I’ve never been much of a chili chef, but after watching my honey savor bowl after bowl I’m sure it’s obvious what had to happen. I needed a chili recipe! I like the idea of having a big pot of chili simmering on the stove on a […]

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my package has arrived!

Salutations! How’s everyone? I’m feeling… well, pretty great over here! A couple of days ago my package from Mary Alice arrived all done up cute with blue and white string and topped with a couple of vintage keys. I am so saving that string! Mary Alice is just so sweet, come to think of it all of the decorators, chefs, DIY-ers, and followers of blogland are really some of the nicest people. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be […]

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here we go… white paint!

Hola Cottage Fix friends! So I’ve been happily trucking along with my decorating endeavors, and also thinking a lot about white paint.  If you’ve been following along then you know I recently painted our sun porch a soft white and filled it with white wicker and an heirloom bench. I’m totally diggin’ the fresh feel of that room and I guess I’m sort of stuck on bringing more of that feel into the rest of our cottage. You know when […]

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a casual cottage sun porch with a vintage rocker

Happy Weekend Cottage Fix Friends! I’m blogging in today with a vintage wicker rocking chair update and some cozy comfort on our sun porch. Do you remember that sweet little rocker I found this past summer at Class and Trash? The one that is incredibly tiny and in need of a seat cushion and a good scrub. I always seem to be bring home things that need to be cleaned — I wonder what that means? So I brought her […]

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fresh market flowers

Salutations! It’s not everyday that I have an excuse to splurge on a bouquet like this, but last weekend this beautiful assortment of fresh market flowers fell into my shopping cart and followed me home! What could I do but take a few photos? Umm…there’s a slight chance I even went a little picture taking crazy! Pink roses on the patio. Tiny daisies in the guest room. To display flowers in a straw bag just add a small jar of […]

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cottage fix breaks the rules!

Design rules that is, let’s not get too crazy! I’m shaking things up left and right here today at Cottage Fix. Oh joy! Who says that a chair is just for sitting? Not me! So when Modani Modern Furniture posted 5 Design Rules to Break, my first thought was “huh, I wonder what rules I’m breakin’ around here.” I then began to look around our little cottage, with its old wooden floors, shabby furniture, wicker, and lace, for rules that I regularly […]

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simple fall gardening

Hola! It’s my favorite time of year here on the East Coast of Virginia, early fall. I can’t get enough of the crisp cool air, sunshine, and hearty suppers that go along with cool fall days. This is also my favorite time of year to work in the garden, but I like to keep things simple and sweet. I like to fill my fall garden with lots of green. I love the way all the greens look when the leaves […]

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