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.

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!!