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Cottage Fix fall tablescape

Hola Cottage Fix friends! It finally happened, fall has landed here on the East Coast. Yay! The air is cool, a few of our windows are open, and pumpkins are popping up all over town. Please just let me bask in this autumnal delight for a week or two, just to really soak it all in. Pretty please! So with the weather starting to turn I couldn’t resist creating a bit of a fall tablescape, Cottage Fix style. I like […]

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peonies in the storm

Let me tell you… last night I lie awake to the sound of the rumbling thunder echoing through our bedroom. Rain pounded the roof and lightning lit the night sky with each explosive thunder boom. If it hadn’t been for Miss Paisley, there’s a good chance I might have slept right through this grandiose storm. But she likes to keep us informed of these sorts of things. Wink. As I lay there, all I could thing about was my new […]

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Cottage Fix Christmas greenery and garlands

Salutations! Cottage Fix is doused in fresh greenery and garlands and it feels like Christmas at last. It’s funny, each year as the holiday season begins I worry that I don’t feel very Christmasy. The stores decorate, the songs play, and the parties start, but Christmas seems like it’s just flirting with me on the sidelines rather than asking me to dance. And then, bit by bit the wonder, the bustle, the traditions—they slowly come. Sometimes ever elusive and sometimes […]

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shabby chic fall centerpiece

Good evening fine people of blogland! There’s nothing like two weeks of rain followed by a never ending coastal storm to put one in a very fine mood. I must admit I woke up this morning feeling oh so sorry for myself and blaming it on the weather man entirely. Then I flipped on the news only to see our two neighboring southern states got hit hard. Well now I just feel silly, the rain is nothing in comparison to […]

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6 tips for decorating with garden flowers

When it comes to decorating with fresh flowers, I can find a way to use just about anything that can be plucked from the garden. A little of this and a little of that whimsically arranged into a vase or basket or formed into a casual wreath is an easy way to transform a plain room into something bright and fresh. I love to place a tiny bouquet in our guest bath, on the windowsill or sink, to make our […]

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the tree is here so…

The tree is here so I had to change some things around. I’m sure I’m not the only one shuffling things around because of a little ole tree. Am I? So what did I change? It’s just the centerpiece and not the furniture this year; we went with a smaller tree than usual. Some people around here aren’t so happy about that, but every year we bring home a giant tree, move around furniture, and the monster tree overwhelms our […]

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fresh greenery and glitz Christmas centerpiece

Hola Cottage Fix friends! Christmas is brightening up our dining room with fresh greenery from the garden and glitzy vintage baubles from the attic. All my treasures from the attic are slowly finding homes throughout our cottage. And even though I told myself I wasn’t doing any fresh greenery this year other than the tree, the more I add the happier it makes me. I always worry about it drying out and dying; but I just love fresh greenery. So […]

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hunkering down this week

Salutations!  We’re hunkering down in the AC on this hot and sticky Virginia Summer morning while my daughter recovers from surgery.  I have a tendency to be somewhat of a nervous Nellie, especially when it comes to my little chillies.  Don’t do this, don’t do that, be careful.  Yes, I’ve instilled just enough fear into them to keep them safe, but not enough to dampen their spirits.  At least that’s what I like to tell myself. They are teenagers now, […]

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