Category Archives: Cottage lifestyle

VALENTINE BANNER

My daughter made this sweet banner for February with all the appropriate symbols of the month.  It adds a touch of color to the plain days of winter.  Felt squares are decorated with cut outs of Washington, Lincoln, hearts, snow flakes … Continue reading

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Celebrating January

Every month deserves a celebration. When we celebrate, we tag the time to redeem it but not every month comes with a showy holiday to make it stand out from the rest.  January is such a month.  Yes, Martin Luther King Day … Continue reading

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Embracing Winter

January is looking like…January.  This is the type of winter weather I remember from my childhood.  We played outside with double mittens and scarves wrapped around our heads.  It was expected.  Cold was expected.  I was beginning to wonder if … Continue reading

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Last Nod to the Holidays–Sunroom Christmas

           The time between Christmas and New Year’s Day extends our celebration.  We fill it with excursions to new-release movies [Star Wars], after-Christmas sales, dinners “out,” and the inevitable return and swap of merchandise. I am also sending … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Great Room

Our barn-home great room is perfect for Christmas.  I think of the scenes from White Christmas at the Vermont ski lodge when I decorate.  It is mostly traditional red and green on barn board. What you cannot see in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Tea in the Library

As a nod to Downton Abby, I decorated the second floor sitting room of our barn home as if visitors were about to take tea. Dried everlasting wreaths crafted from the Farm Grove gardens hang on the celadon door and above … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Cabin

We have a large area to decorate for Christmas, which gives me an excuse to begin on the second floor of our barn home before Thanksgiving.  Spreading out the work makes each project more fun. The theme of the guest … Continue reading

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