Trust in the LORD with all your HEART. Lean not unto your own understanding, but acknowledge him in all thy ways and he will direct your path.

Monday, September 21, 2015


I came across this the local Thrift Store.......

           I usually would pass on something like this...........but it has good bones, classy style....

three old men were sitting on it when it captured my eye............I'm thinking how much?  

I can't seem to find the tag....must be hiding around those old men............finally two of them got up..

I can take a closer look.......Am I seeing things?  Am I reading this right?  

                           GRAND TOTAL for this French Provencial Couch.....$.79 cents
No, I'm not kidding......a mere $.79 cents ............One of my blessings from God today

Now, the next BIG question........What do I do with it?
                                                    Re-purpose it?    Take the dirty fabric off?   Clean it?
                                                    Paint it?  Distress it?
                            A lot to think about......a new project!  Anyone ever painted fabric?  I will be looking that one up??  or maybe just expose the neat underlayment of burlap and springs in this beauty....

                         It would make great eye-candy for a Vintage Mkt show or display in a shop....
decisions, decisions....Any suggestions?


Tuesday, August 18, 2015





I am!!  The smell of fresh, crisp air......pumpkins and pick-ups.  Lots of apples and apple cider with sunflowers smiling upwards to the sun.
Flowering kale, cabbage and mums all around our porches.....tractors, hay and corn shocks adorning the countryside.......yep, it's my favorite time of year!  Life is Good~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

Monday, August 3, 2015


Just a quick post to show an update on the outside..........

                              We put some very simple landscaping in this Spring.....

            the oil/stain is ALMOST finished!  (we have the "yellow" part to finish too)
Then......some "light" landscaping in the Fall on the side of the cottage and in the front of the side deck.  Plus, if time allows, there will be a Pergola going over the side deck you see in this picture.....can't wait!
This deck comes off the family room that was added years ago.

          The moral of the story~~~"A mans work is never done"!   LOVE my Ken~~~

You can't build Rome in a this case, a Cottage!   Blessings~~~Roxie

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Old lace, soft floral pillow, pine wood and a painted, antique can one resist?
               Hope you are having a lovely summer~~~~Blessings~~~Roxie 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015



                         Yep, It's been a while............
 If you are wondering......I have been keeping myself pretty busy these last few months.  Things I LOVE to do.......and things I don't care to do.

One of those "things" I love is visiting the Farmers Markets in our area......
Isn't this just the SWEETEST thing selling flowers off this pick-up bed turned FLOWER STAND?

As I stated earlier in the year...I won't be blogging as much as I use to. BUT, I still enjoy visiting your blogs, seeing all the creativity one shares or just a GOOD, ENCOURAGING post that makes one smile!

You of the "things" I don't care to do is seeing a "C" Doctor.....but it is necessary.  Even though everything is going GREAT,  I have been back on treatment since March....yuk.
The Doc wants to try to shrink that ugly tumor a little more.............Hey, it's been almost 6 yrs!  Isn't GOD good!
                  In the will find me visiting Farmers Markets, Flea Markets and some Junking.  And of course, thanking the Lord for everything he has done for me in my life!
                     Please keep me in your prayers~~~~Love you all!


Thursday, March 5, 2015



                            A perfect, quiet spot in the garden to relax and read the Word~~~

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


                            Hello blogland friends!  Hope everyone is doing well~~~

I've been tinkering a little with the small cottage bathroom........looking forward to Spring!  We have been blessed so far with a little snow and not much ice.
I found these SWEET galvanized letters the other day from a shop called Dresser up.  The owners name is Wendy and she specializes in Vintage and paint w/painting classes.  She has a FB page...check her out!

                                              LOVE the Tulips~~~

The Antique frame has a touch of old pink paint on it.  I thought this would be sweet for a Valentines decor~

Stay Warm~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

Friday, January 9, 2015


                                       Hi friends!  Is everyone staying warm?
Since it's soooo cold outside......I've been busy inside.  The kitchen is basically finished except a little trim around the baseboard.  I am looking to add a few vintage glass cake stands to my collection and it's always fun to change/add to the decor for the seasons.
I am very pleased how this tiny kitchen turned out (8x9) and my Ken did a wonderful job!  I am happy with the selections we in the farmhouse sink, Martha Stewart cabinets and hardware, the IKEA butcher block, and the shelving I put together myself from Home Depot.  Note:  Martha's shelving/brackets were $1, way!   This shelving and brackets cost around $200 (tax included)
I really like the vintage/retro style GE stove and the fridge fit perfect.

I am using a vintage lace tablecloth for the skirt sink but I will be looking for something else soon...
The lavender in the pitcher is from my garden at the still smells wonderful~~~

                                I love my sweet antique toaster light~~~

I do have a blank wall on this side next to the fridge.........I'm looking for that "something special" to go there

                                   Have a wonderful and Blessed weekend~~~Roxie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Romantic....Rustic.....Cabin.....Cottage.....Whatever it is, this is the earliest I have EVER started decorating for Christmas.  I never start until the first week of December but since I seem to be getting slower and slower at what I'm doing.....better start now!

Here are a few pictures.......we have much "loose ends" to do before Christmas.  So many have been asking how is everything coming along?.........(response.......S*L*O*W)   Basically, we moved in and collapsed...

This picture is the front room or as I call it "The Keeping Room".  I don't know what that word means but I like the saying.  I'm not sure what the room is keeping except all of my JUNKING stuff~~~

I have been looking for a unique grate/andirons but haven't found what we want yet.   I purchased the cowhide at "Over the Moon Vintage Mkt" from Small Town Junk.  I have been looking for different pieces of furniture to create a new look....I bought the modern button wing back recently to the right of the pic.  I like!
Blessings to each and everyone of you and your families!~~~~~Roxie

Saturday, October 4, 2014


It's a beautiful Autumn day here in SW Ohio~~~the leaves are changing color and falling right before our eyes!  There is a crisp feel in the air~~~
Do you notice a change in the front of the cottage?  The concrete slab piece in front of the diamond grid picture window is gone forever~~~and a small slab piece to the far right is no longer there.  Yeah!
The concrete that is left will be changed/or removed next Spring....Hubby and I are still working on a plan for that change.
We haven't decided if we are going too put any landscape out in front this Fall or wait till Spring....I believe we will wait.
Ken has started around the corner to the left replacing damaged cedar shakes before Winter sets in.  I can't wait to see that improvement.  Still a lot to do...some painting of trim and copper gutters but what an improvement!


                                     ~~~Work in progress~~~last Fall 2013~~~new roof.  Look at the 1929 board slabs on the roof...neat!

                                              ~~~You can see the changes~~~

Unfortunately, we lost the massive spruce on the right early in the year.  That was hard.

                              ~~~It's getting better everyday~~~

Have a wonderful blessed week~~~Roxie