When she arrived, we began moving furniture and fluffing things . Even though she is now teaching , she came to energize the project and decorate a tiny cottage.
. Cottage don't have unlimited space for things like giant snow villages or miles and miles of garland. What they do have is spots here and there for bits of tinsel and glitter,or fresh greens and natural burlap ribbon. It doesn't take much and the impact is huge.
|hot pink Christmas..view from the porch to the bedroom|
|the garland started at my office ( the pink fake polka dot bathing suit was created and used at a tour of homes 10 years ago.. )It appeared in the decoration box so maybe we will use it somewhere....|
|Old Metal Santa belong to my grandfather and then to my mother and now it is mine for a while. Even though it has seen better days it still lights up and blinks so it will have a place of honor at the tour.|
|the screen porch at Bead Cottage is as large as the house. I added it when I restored the cottage and it over looks the swimming pool.|
Bead Cottage was featured in Cottage Living Magazine. when it was still around . It is now featured in FRESH IDEAS special publications that has some of the timeless cottages from the magazine.
|my favorite "find" last year..a turquoise glittery tree skit for my tiny tree(.Target $8.00).|
|this little tree is make from pieces of screening and wired together and sprayed green.The beads are wired and glued to the screen.This door is one of my favorites...the cottage is one of my favorites. |
Holy cow!!..I better get to work!!! That is two weeks from today.