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, December 30, 2013

2013 - A YEAR IN REVIEW................WELCOME, 2014....HAPPY NEW YEAR!

                                                              A year in review.........2013
                "Sweetie" aka "Sweet Sue" the Vintage Canned Ham...........dressed up for the Holiday

                                                              Pretty in Christmas Pink-2013

                                 SOLD our Farmhouse early this year................

                                                 Living here temporarily....................

                                                First "Over the Moon" Vintage Market Show

                   Bought this darling 10ft. Vintage Canned Ham and named her Sweetie

                           Had to say good-bye to my precious Ms. are missed little girl

                         Bought and renovating this yellow, cedar shake cottage..........

2013 has been a very busy year for me and my family.........I look back and it feels almost unreal.....changes taking place so quickly.  I knew change needed to come but when?  God took us by the hand and said......listen to my voice and follow me.......JEREMIAH 29:11-13  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

I pray blessings for you and your family for 2014.  I pray that the joy of the Lord is your strength.  I pray for divine healing and protection for you and your family.....but mostly I pray that you know and have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father......  2014...a new beginning.....Happy New Year!      Roxie

Sunday, November 24, 2013


                                                           pic courtesy of Laura

It's been a whirlwind these last few days.....but the "Over the Moon" Vintage Show was a great success!
I am going to share with you a very few of the beautiful booths of VINTAGE waiting for that "someone to take me home with you" presentation.....enjoy!

                                               pic courtesy of Fleurish....please like her on FB!

                                                             2 chicks and a truck

                                                               pic courtesy of Laura
                                                              Sweet Vintage of Mine


                                                            Sweet Vintage of Mine

                                                               Interiors Embellished

                                                               The Front Porch

                                                             2 Chicks and a Truck

                                                                   pic by Fleurish
                                                              Sweet Vintage of Mine

                                                            pic by Fleurish
                                             and we can't forget "Sweetie" the canned ham......
             She was all dolled up with cedar roping and olde-fashioned white lights on her outside frame with softness of pink and white inside!  She was quite beautiful on the Friday night opener....

I would love to hear what is your favorite item(s) that caught your fancy!  Maybe something that gave you a great idea for your home......let me know!  I will share a few more pics later...I have so many!
Blessings~~~from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I purchased some homemade Lavender goat milk soap from a local goat farmer and embellished them with antique/vintage crocheted and lace pieces.  These will be going to the Over the Moon Vintage Market Show......they smell delightful and are very pretty!

                                           Have a wonderful and blessed week!~~~~~Roxie

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


                                            Here is your first pic of the new roof!
The choice was Certainteed Landmark dimensional shingle in the color Driftwood.  It has a very earthy blend of grays and a little brown.  I love it!!
This was a major step for the cottage.  I am glad we made the decision to put a roof on first before winter hit.  How do you like it?

                                                           ..... from another angle
Believe it or not, we have "cleaned" up a lot outside if weather was permitting. There is still much to do outside which you will be able to see in the next photo.  I have never shown a pic of the back of the here goes....

This back part with the big window was added 15 years ago.  This will be the family room.  As you can see to your left, there is another deck off of that room.  I feel it is very quaint on this side of the cottage, and I am looking forward to adding beautiful gardens there.
Taking this picture, I am standing halfway back.  We have began some clean-up back here.  We have a lot to get rid of.

This is the side/back view. I am standing on the driveway which goes all the way back to the 30 x 30 garage-man cave.  We have taken down all the vinyl white lattice around the deck (we plan on landscaping) and you can see all the "stuff" left on the deck that will be thrown out.
There is a walk-out area under the house (actually a small garage) with beautiful original stone.  I plan on using this in the Spring/Summer for my potting/work area.  It's perfect and shaded!

If you noticed....the old antenna is gone that was attached to the brick chimney!  Yeah...such an eyesore!  Plus we removed a section of privacy fence on the side too.....easier to get past that to work!  Hubby will be working on the cedar shakes the rest of the week, weather permitting.
I know it doesn't seem much to show but we are happy so far!   This is going to be a long process and I hope everyone doesn't get tired of it!  Thank you my blogging friends for the inspiration and encouragement really means so much!   Blessings~~~from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Here is a FIRST picture of the work we have started on the cottage.  I have decided to show you outside front  pictures because "time is of the essence".  This is the first week of November, and the weather will be changing very soon!
To the far left of the picture is a sample board of cedar shakes hubby made so we could temporarily put up and see roof colors.  It helped!
The original shakes (because of too much damage) were removed. (right side of door).  A new treated piece of wood on the bottom replaced an original one that had damage.  There is an extra piece of wood under the front door, but that is only temporary.   The black paper that you see was under the original cedar shakes.
The roofer is suppose to start this week on the NEW ROOF and the NEW CEDAR SHAKES should be finished to the right of the front door.....then on to the left side.
Of course, this is JUST THE BEGINNING to the outside!  The slab of concrete under the left picture window will be removed.  The glass screen door will be removed and the original wood castle-like door will be fixed and re-stained.

We may go for the natural cedar look with an oil coating.  We first were going to stain a color but now we are re-thinking that.  We also are doing a gray tone dimensional roof.

                         These pictures look pretty rough and we have a long way to go!

Most of the tyvek homewrap is in place on this area.  We are hoping for some good weather in the weeks to come.  This way, we can get much work done on the outside of the house.  This DOESN'T include ANY yardwork, landscaping etc.!  That won't happen until next Spring!

So it's OFFICIAL!  The first week of November starts the RENOVATION project.  I am going to try to post at least 1-2 times monthly on the cottage...maybe more!  I am calling it....AROUND THE COTTAGE.

I am not a professional renovator, designer or decorator but I do LOVE homes!  My great-grandfather was an Architech and Builder of cottages in Tenn.  I guess it's in my blood!

I love knowing that over these next several months, my blogging sisters and friends are with me on this adventure!  Please keep us in your prayers because we know this ain't gonna be easy!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


                                     No.......this isn't my cottage kitchen renovation!
This is a picture of my dear cousin Vickies kitchen (two chicks and a truck).  I had taken several pics back earlier this year.  There was a wonderful response to this posting so I am showing  some new pics and a few I have posted before.  Enjoy....  Her home is B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L!     She is also a vendor at OVER THE MOON Vintage Market Show!

                                                               living room

                                                       a quaint eating nook

I hope you enjoyed the tour of Vickies home.  She is ALWAYS changing things around!  Tell me what is your favorite room or item?
Blessings to you and a wonderful week~~~Roxie

Sunday, October 20, 2013



I thought I would give my blogger friends an update on the cottage.  We still have not taken possession of it because the couple living there needed an extra month to move.  So hubby and I agreed.
In the meantime, we have been looking at new roofing and having estimates......and I have been looking at pics for ideas on the cottages very small kitchen.  Can I tell you....I AM ANTSY!  Very ANTSY!
I came across this picture that I liked.  I like the glass cabinets and the island.  But see the rocking chair?  Lovely and all but this is how I feel......WAITING......and more WAITING.......I'm rocking and waiting!! are a few pics that have caught my eye for shelving.  Enjoy!

I love the French look of this small kitchen.  The simple open shelving is nice.  Of course, the Island and sink are gorgeous!

                   Same kitchen.....different view

         I thought his old cupboard on the wall would be a great idea for an open shelf look

      LOVE this!  Especially the galvanized top of the counter/furniture piece.  Very simple elegance

I actually have one of these coops!  I was looking to sell it but now I'm not so sure.......... this may be something to consider!

This is darling too!  More shelving....which I could do, but this may be too much for me.  Again, the sink and farm table is so nice!

                 This grabs me....LOVE the table and the single shelf in the background.

Hopefully, around two weeks, I can start showing you "before" pics of the cottage.  I still have "ants in my pants" but will be patient and take care of other things while I am waiting.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


                                                        (pic from my friend Laura...thanks!)

It's here!  The new winter copy of ROMANTIC COUNTRY!  The "Over the Moon" committee was happy to see our published ad for the winter/holiday show.

                                        Mr. Moon is very happy too!

Show dates~~~Fri. November 22~~~4p.m. to 9p.m.  Opening of the show
                         Sat. November 23~~9a.m. to 4p.m.

At the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, Lawrenceburg, IND    inside Agner Hall
Across the street from Hollywood Casino

Please visit Over the Moon Vintage Market FB page and LIKE!!      Thanks and Blessings~~~Roxie