Friday, January 1, 2010

I'm Still here

I have been a bad girl in terms of regular blogging, I am ashamed.  I liked to set aside time to to do it, but sometimes time doesn't let me! ;-)  Today was a great New Years Day, I loaded the crock with venison (my hubby got a deer this year), potatoes, carrots, and green beans.  I made a loaf of batter bread and enjoyed an evening with some friends.  Our friends have seven daughters ages ranging from 7 to almost 17 and they are a real delight. They are coming over in the morning for a pancake breakfast compliments of me. I am looking forward to it.

So as I have been away from the blogosphere for such a while I thought I would attach the pictures of our recent paitning to the cottage and the new floors our landlord put in.

We have limited space here in the cottage, the kitchen is not quite roomy enough for an eat in kitchen so we turned a corner of the living room into our "dining room".

The walls in the living room before were an off-white, and we went with a very creamy pale yellowish shade with a deeper yellow accent wall to add warmth and color but without making it to dark as the living room does not get a lot of natural light.
Oh yeah we painted the kitchen walls a refreshing green called "herb tea".

I guess you could call this my free section, we got the couch for free on freecycle and the plates were stashed in some boxes I received from leftover garage sale items on craigslist for free. I love decorating with old plates, just take a paper clip, un fold it and hot glue it to the back of the plate. I also have a rule of thumb when it comes to antique plates - I never spend over 25 cents on a plate.  It makes it fun!!!

So the cottage does not have any extra rooms, it's very basic, so I call this my "mud room" but it is actually on the right wall of the living room just as you walk in! ;-)

The lovely new floors, I love them! And am very thankful!

The window nook.

The accent wall, and yes a sleeping child on the couch!!! ;-)


  1. The new floors look great! I can see why you like them. The cottage looks really welcoming and homey. You've done a good job with it.

  2. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your pictures.