Monthly Archives: September 2015

subtle autumn decorating at Cottage Fix

Salutations! Well according to my calender it’s officially fall, but can you believe nobody told the weather guy here on the East Coast. It misty rained, rained, and almost rained the entire weekend, and they’re forecasting rain all this week too. It’s thick and muggy out there, humid enough to need AC. And you all know how I feel about that. What happened to the sun filled crispy crunchy autumn I was dreaming of? I hate to moan and groan […]

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Friday flowers in the garden

Well, we made it – Happy Friday friends! I feel a bit on the lucky side to still have a little something blooming in the back garden. I’d like to add more late summer/early fall bloomers out here, but I’m not so sure what they would be. The perennial garden is always changing; budding, blooming, then dieing back until its time comes again. It’s so exciting to see something new popping up from the earth. xoxo Sally

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cottage fix mixes vintage goodies with a dollar store score… say it three times fast!

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in today with a dollar store score that I’m super excited about. All of these pretty dishes you see here on my trunk are vintage finds and also from my grandmothers cupboard except for one. Can you guess? It’s the charming pink goblets, I just love pink glass. And pink glass from the dollar store, are you kidding! I’ll be going back for two more in case any happen to break. I wish you could […]

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a romantic autumn vignette with recycled goods

To my dismay the buffet in our dining room is often piled up way too high with clutter. You know, it’s the landing spot. The place where the keys, lunchboxes, and mail all love to congregate and join us for supper—so I decided to foof it. Maybe a bit of fluffing and puffing is just what this little spot needs. One thing you may not know about me is that I’m what they call cheap. Personally, I like to think […]

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Cottage Fix fall favorites

Good morning Cottage Fix crew! This is my time of year here on the east coast of Virginia. Oh yes, this is what I was waiting for! The air turned crisp and cool over the last couple of days and up went the windows. The fresh air feels so good breezing in. Here are a few of my Cottage Fix fall favorites from last year’s season. I’m ready for pumpkin spiced everything, including this sour cream pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. […]

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cottage fix Friday Flower Power

Hola Cottage Fix Friends! Yesterday Honey and I celebrated 20 years of marriage bliss, my how time does fly by. It was a cloudy, muggy Virginia sort of day, but we made the most of it. Making the most of things and laughing at one self is the secret to “happily ever after” I’d say. If you ask honey, he’d say communication. He’s probably right. One thing we both learned to do over the years is “just say yes” to […]

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Miss Paisley and a bundle of fluff

Salutations! Look who decided to help me change the sheets today—it’s Miss Paisley the miniature schnauzer. She does this every time I make the bed. Which is, of course, daily. Grin. “Hey guys, I like soft snugly bundles of fluffy stuff.” Yes, it’s true. As I’m writing this, it reminds me of one of my son’s childhood friends, a sweet little girl that lived in our apartment complex in California. They were in preschool together at the end of our […]

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pretty vintage finds

Clickety-clack school is back! The good thing about school being back in session is that there’s no one here making messes all day. The bad thing is there’s no one here making messes all day. I must admit I do enjoy the feeling of the house remaining clean for at least a few hours in a row after I tidy up. So I’m doing a little shopping of the vintage sort. I found this pretty vintage oil on canvas and […]

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