Category Archives: vintage furniture

making room for music

Talk about one super-sized, spontaneous furniture purchase — a baby grand!  We have been toying around with the idea of a piano for a couple of years now.  The bottom line is I didn’t want to give up some of my favorite furniture pieces.  They weren’t fancy or expensive pieces, I just couldn’t bare to part with them.  But, I did.  And I am so glad I did.  My son has been filling our house with the most beautiful music, […]

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winding down with a vintage fan and coffee for one

The holiday is over, everyone is back to work and back to school.  The late breakfasts, long lazy days, and champagne suppers have all come to an end.  I’m only joking about the champagne suppers!  It usually takes us a couple of days to get into the groove of  being altogether 24/7 under one roof.  But once we get into the jive of things I think we could go on like that for quite a while. Usually about the time […]

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wicker chairs

Time for a little switch-a-roo! With all of the painting, repainting, and rearranging going on there is never a dull moment around here. A friend of mine recently admitted that she has never seen my living room the same color twice. Every time I think of this it makes me laugh! I’m happy to say the mocha latte shade in the living and dining room is feeling right, it’s here to stay. And man, am I glad. I don’t think […]

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dining chairs, a cottage fix splurge

dining table with pinecone

Well, sometimes no matter how hard you look for comfortable, reasonably priced vintage chairs, you end up having to buy brand spankin new ones instead.  We have been needing new dining chairs since we moved into our cottage. Our new dining room is smaller than the one we had before and the old wicker chairs just didn’t quite fit. In order to make everything feel like it fit, we would keep two in the corners of the room and pull […]

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sage green armoire and pillows

Don’t laugh!  The armoire that I painted gray a couple weeks ago is now showing off a soft shade of sage green.  What can I say?  It happens!  It takes me forever to make up my mind and I often drag decisions out for as long as I absolutely can.  After months with no sofa, I picked out our family room sofa under a threat from my hubby “either pick out a sofa in 15 minutes or I’ll pick one […]

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cottage color

blue and cream cottage buffet

Happy Friday!  Alot has been going down at cottage fix the past couple of weeks, some good, some bad. Miss Myrtle sprung a leak in our unfinished basement and water sprayed and spewed everywhere, and of course it was bright and early Monday morning, bad. The basement got pretty wet before I happened to hear the water gushing out, ugg! On the bright side, it was fixed in a jiffy. I finished all of my fall planting and flower potting — the little […]

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decorating, with a skinny wallet

cottage armoire

I have been chipping away at the living room bit by bit, happily dreaming of what my next move might be.  I love weathered wood and velvet pillows and soft lighting and oh I wonder what I might find?  And I’m on a budget, of course.  When bam!  It’s a good old-fashioned government shutdown, complete with bickering and insults from both parties.  I would love to tell you my thoughts on this, but this is a decorating post after all.  […]

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cottage luxury linen

cottage dining room

Luxury linen may not be in the budget for the upholstery, but I think I can swing it for the paint color. I painted our dining room a of couple of months ago this soft shade of ivory called Luxury Linen by Valspar. I have a hard time picking out paint colors, and there are usually paint swatches here, there, and everywhere! I’m lucky if the swatch that I struggle to choose is the one that makes it to the […]

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