Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Endings...............

Happy Endings..

There is good news at the end of the year...I am grateful for prayers for Peck . He rallied for Christmas and so were are  taking it one day at a time.
Between the Cottage Tour, my projects,the wonderful vet, the great help and support of  the docents and my friends.( the $12,000 we raised) ..and Christmas Christmas......I am grateful and pooped!!!!!!
I came to the office to gather the receipts, the last of the things to be returned , the mail,  the bills and the photographs...and the dreaded invoices.
Funny how going to the office is relaxing, I must be weird. Instead of working, I am playing "blog catch up" with my friends in the blog world and watching Lance (the office cat) doze on my computer.
The quite is so welcome and relaxing . ....
The plan for 2013...invoicing and....having more fun!!!

We had a wonderful Christmas oyster roast and dinner .....My son and his wife decorated the boat building shed and we all had a ball!!
the hostess with the "mostess"

merry coastal christmas!!!

the oyster roast..on christmas day
our beloved Peck ... at the party and wanting some of everything!!!

Peck waiting on the roast ....

Peck getting some love ..
starting the fire..

There is nothing like a fire to warm your soul..and good friends and family enjoying our Christmas Tradition...
the chandelier never made it to the client..Oh well..

cranberry, orange water..

 After  you eat the oysters you can make a wreath, a lamp,  a chandelier.... some candlesticks..even a driveway... with the shells(after you bleach  them).... the ultimate recycle.
and you say that looks terrible...looks terrible .. taste yummy!!

the" host with the most" having  crab stew...

my Christmas mimosa...

the oyster factory in Bluffton where we buy the oysters..

yummy snacks..
a shell tree skirt...happy holidays...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Prayers for Peckinpah & A Winner!

Hi Friends! Hope you are all having a great week. Are you ready for Christmas? I'm not. I've been very sad this week. My son's dog, Peckinpah is not doing well. So we need all the prayers we can get right now.

Thanks to everyone that took time to enter my holiday giveaway. I wish I could pick everyone of you. But unfortunately, I can't. The winner today is SSS Soap. Congratulations!

A Richard Leo Johnson photograph of Luscious Little Cottage and Peckinpah, the rescue dog who loves to have his picture taken. Richard had already framed the shot and just as he was about to shoot, Peckinpah walked right into the frame and struck this pose. Everytime I see this photo it makes me smile.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Giveaway

The Giveaway is NOw CLOSED! Thanks!!

Once again, I just want to thank everyone that was involved in making the Holiday Cottages Tour a huge success. What an exciting day. We couldn't have done it without all of you. In case you are new to my blog you can read all about it here. We are adding photos to our Facebook fan page if you haven't seen them. Come on by and have a look. Now that the tour is behind us, I would like to focus on a Holiday Giveaway for all my lovely readers. 

This is the 2nd annual "Gift of Design" giveaway. I will be giving away a two-hour design consultation. Anyone is eligible to enter the giveaway. It doesn't matter where you live. If you win, you will need to send me photos of the room you need design help with and we will correspond over the telephone and/or via email.

If you want to enter, just leave a comment on this post. Please make sure all comments are in by Friday, Dec 21st at 12PM EST. The winner will be randomly selected by and announced later that day.

Have you finished your holiday shopping list yet?  Gift Certificates are available in any amount. Just send me a message if you would like to purchase one. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Few Tour Photos...........

Spooky says "Thanks from the animals"( at 99Steps to the beach, my cottage but isnt wasnt on the tour)

Thank You , Thank you. Thank you to everyone who helped  with the tour. It takes a village for certain. My friends came out in force to help prepare, even a stranger came into the picture to lend a hand (thinking my parents sent her).

The perfect  island holiday Sarah Meighen at the  Crarbaritaville Cottage
Nora's Cottage 

Key Lime Parrot

Splash Shack cottage shells and tinsel

Nora's Cottage

Crabaritaville Cottage (tiny pineapple)
Castaway Cottage

Bead cottage

Splash Shack Cottage

Crabaritaville Cottage tree...Sarah is very talented

                                                                              Beach towel for a tree ?

Nora's Natural and turquoise shell wreath

Key Lime Parrot cottage  colors

Tybee Tides cottage view

Castaway Cottage

Nora's cottage a cottage shutter headboard from my the Jane CoslickCottage Collection

Key Lime Parott

Keylime Parott

Key Lime Cottage
Bead Cottage

Shrimp Cottage

Tybee Tides Cottage

Nora's Cottage
 I think this says it all....simple, colorful and peaceful.. 

Happy Colors.. Happy Holidays...
We raised $12,000.00  for the low cost  spay  and neuter clinic.It was a BEAUTIFUL day and everyone had sooooooooo much fun.

Friday, December 7, 2012

{PAWS }Pause for Great Cause

Hi friends. I just wanted to remind all of you that tomorrow is the big day. The Jane Coslick Holiday Cottages Tour. I'm so excited. I can't wait to meet all of you. There is still time to get tickets if you haven't already. Go to

Here's a link from WSAV and a little sneak peek video.

And because every post is better with pics!!