Tag Archives: garden

evening light

Hello there Cottage Fix friends! It’s starting to feel a bit like summer here in Virginia and I’m diggin’ it. This past weekend we spent Saturday afternoon at the beach with friends, and Sunday Farmer Brown and I tackled the front garden. We’re on a mission this summer, let me tell ya! Every flower bed in our yard is overtaken with ivy and weeds (I blame all the rain, rain, rain). The ivy is climbing high up into the trees […]

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cottage fix Friday Flowers from the garden

Happy Friday Cottage Fix friends! Well, it’s been another one of those weeks with never-ending clouds and rain here on the ol’ coast of VA. And rain is in our forecast for both days this upcoming weekend. Ah man, the weird thing is I’m actually getting used to it. I keep thinking this is what it must be like to live in Seattle, the rain just keeps on coming and the coffee just keeps on brewing. Once I’m settled into a […]

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Cottage Fix summer bathroom doused in whites

Hola Cottage Fix friends! The first few times I shared our bathroom remodel with you I was always so careful to crop out the throne whenever possible. This made it especially challenging to photograph. But I just decided it’s a bathroom and it’s got a pot, wouldn’t be much of a bathroom without one! I’m sure you all assumed we put one in there. Grin. So today I’m sharing images of the kiddos summertime bathroom, and yes, it has a […]

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Friday flowers… roses from the garden

Yay Cottage Fix friends… it’s Friday! With all this rain the garden is lush green and full of blooms including these sweet pink roses. I popped a sprig into one of my “not so vintage” bottles. On the sun porch, it’s mostly whites with a touch of blue and a pop of pink. My quirky herb and vegetable patch is just on the other side of the windows. That’s where I keep an eye on things. Wink. The spinach, lettuce, […]

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Cottage Fix pots of lavender and Superbena

Hola Cottage Fix friends? I’m so excited to be blogging in under sunshine filled skies and cool crisp air. This past weekend was so lovely here, and the ever fleeting sun finally made a grand appearance. It’s been a while, so Farmer Brown and I worked for a bit out in the back garden. I also potted a couple of lavender plants and a Superbena. Superbena is new to me, it’s a verbena hybrid and this shade is called Royal […]

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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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shabby chic cottage and gardens

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! So I don’t know if you picked up on it or not, but I’m on a bit of a shabby chic kick (obsession) at the moment. There’s something about the soft color palette and feminine details that seem to work like magic in my quirky little cottage with the silly little family inside. And fresh cuttings from the garden brighten up a softer than soft look.I added more shabby chic goodness with a soft purple […]

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cottage fix collecting and garden blooms

Why hello there Cottage Fix friends! Today I’m talking bottle collections and garden blooms. Nothing takes me to my happy place like a garden full of Spring color and the scent of a freshly cut lawn. And bottles and blooms together are pure eye candy I’d say. I started my bottle collection over this past winter, kicking it off with a variety of recycled soda bottles and jam jars. They look so sweet in a grouping on there own or […]

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