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Friday, April 5, 2013

Sweet Spoolie

Do you want to see something really cute?
 
Sandy from "521 Lake Street" had an Easter Spoolie Swap.
 I was paired with Joyce from "Scrap For Joy".
She created this darling Spoolie.
It is perched high atop a vintage Jello mold.
I just love it, Joyce!
Joyce is an amazingly creative lady.
She made this adorable swag.
I love the tiny creatures she so artfully crafted.
Thank you, my sweet new friend!
 
Do you see what I see?
Polka dots a plenty...
Joyce gave me two of the cutest little egg cups.
I just love them!
 
Bunny Express with a truck load of fresh carrots...
Could they be from Mr. McGregor's Garden?
 
 
Tea Time at Chenille Cottage 



Bunny Hugs...

The Red Hutch all decked out for Spring.
My grandmother passed her Desert Rose dishes on to me.
I have many memories of Easter dinner at her house as a girl.
I miss her so much!






















Dearest Joyce,
Thank you for this darling keepsake.
It is so sweet and will grace my kitchen this Spring.
I love every thoughtful gesture and each lovely gift.
In the coming weeks I will be sharing all of your red pretties, too.
I am thankful to have gained a dear new friend.
I'm so happy you stopped, my dear blogging family and friends.

Blessings to each one of you
 and a Happy Spring!

Carolynn  xoxo


"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
 the time of the singing of birds is come
 and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
 and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."
Song of Solomon 2:11-13
 
I'm linking with these lovely blogs...

*Sunday:  
       Sunny Simple Life
               www.sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
       Seasonal Sunday
               www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com
*Monday: 
       The Dedicate House
               www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
       The Little Red House
               www.dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com
        Boogie Board Cottage
               www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
        Etsy Cottage Style
               www.etsycottagestyle.blogspot.com
*Tuesday:  
        Knick Of Time
              www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
              www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Tuesdays at Our Home
                www.mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
        Coastal Charm
             www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
        Budget Decorating Party
              www.creativecaincabin.com
        Friends Sharing Tea
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
        A Stroll Thru Life
               www.astrollthrulife.net
        You're Gonna Love It
               www.kathywithane.com
        Cozy Little House
               www.cozylittlehouse.com
        Tuesdays The Scoop
               www.cedarhill-ranch.com
*Wednesday:        
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
               www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Sue Loves Cherries
               www.suelovescherries.blogspot.com
        Blissful Whites Wednesday
               www.timewashed.com
        Open House Party
               www.nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
         A Sheltering Tree
               www.ourshelteringtree.blogspot.com
        Whatever You Want Wednesday
               www.freeprettythingsforyou.com
*Thursday:  
         Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
               www.jannolson.blogspot.com
         A Delightsome Life
               www.blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com
         The Thrift Groove
               www.thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
         Bernideen's Open House
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
         Faith Grace Crafts
               www.faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com
         Little Homestead On The Hill
               www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com
*Friday:  
         Rooted In Thyme
             www.rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
         Country Whites Weekend
              www.thecountryfarmhome.blogspot.com
         Thrifty Things Friday
              www.thethriftygroove.blogspot.com             
         Lady Bird Ln
               www.ladybirdln.com         
        The Charm of Home
               www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
        Friday Favorite Features
               www.foxhollowcottage.com
        My Turn For Us
               www.myturnforus.com
        Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop
               www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com
        Anything Blue Friday
                www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
        I Gotta Create
               www.igottacreate.blogspot.com
        Common Ground
               www.debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com        
*Saturday: 
        Mockingbird Hill Cottage
               www.mockingbirdhillcottage.com
        Show-Licious Saturday's
               www.sew-licious.blogspot.com
























 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Little Visitor

Hello, my dear blogging family...
I'm woefully behind on my blog....Can you guess why?
Do you remember this little guy?
Last Summer I posted this peek a boo photo...
What a wonderful visit we've had this past week. Chandler and his Mommy flew up to spend some time with both sets of grandparents.
Chandler has smiled, cooed and shared so many precious moments.
Chandler Kimo Timothy
"Let the children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14


Getting ready to fly back home to see my Daddy.
It's been a good trip!

Thank you for stopping by.
I loved introducing you to our little grandson.

Have a wonderful week!

Blessings,
Carolynn  xoxo 
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spoolie Swap

Welcome!
Sandy from "521 Lake Street" hosted an Easter Swap.
Thank you, Sandy, for hosting!
The challenge was to create an original "Spoolie" for our partner.

This was my first attempt at needle felting.
Thank heaven for YouTube tutorials.
I made this for my swap partner,
Joyce of "Scrap For Joy" blog.
 
Do you remember seeing this?
"Little Chicklette"
Almost finished.
"Little Chicklette"
Sittin Pretty atop her wooden "Spoolie"!
Easter "Spoolie" Variation
Egg Cup Pincushion
Work In Progress
I made the cutest little Polka Dot Easter Eggs...
You may ask..."Where are they?"
My kitty, Schlomo, ate them!
Another "Little Chicklette Spoolie" for my sweet friend, Jann,
of "Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs Olson" blog.
Not quite finished...
Just a few more touches.

"Little Chicklette"
She needed a little Bling!


Blessings to each one of you on this glorious weekend!
Carolynn  xoxo



 
My Photo
I'd like you to meet my friend, Joyce.
Her blog is "Scrap For Joy".
www.scrapforjoy.blogspot.com

I'm linking with these lovely blogs...

*Sunday:  
       Sunny Simple Life
               www.sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
       Seasonal Sunday
               www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com
*Monday: 
       The Dedicate House
               www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
       The Little Red House
               www.dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com
        Boogie Board Cottage
               www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
        Etsy Cottage Style
               www.etsycottagestyle.blogspot.com
*Tuesday:  
        Knick Of Time
              www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
              www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Tuesdays at Our Home
                www.mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
        Coastal Charm
             www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
        Budget Decorating Party
              www.creativecaincabin.com
        Friends Sharing Tea
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
        A Stroll Thru Life
               www.astrollthrulife.net
        You're Gonna Love It
               www.kathywithane.com
        Cozy Little House
               www.cozylittlehouse.com
        Tuesdays The Scoop
               www.cedarhill-ranch.com
*Wednesday:        
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
               www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Sue Loves Cherries
               www.suelovescherries.blogspot.com
        Blissful Whites Wednesday
               www.timewashed.com
        Open House Party
               www.nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
         A Sheltering Tree
               www.ourshelteringtree.blogspot.com
        Whatever You Want Wednesday
               www.freeprettythingsforyou.com
*Thursday:  
         Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
               www.jannolson.blogspot.com
         A Delightsome Life
               www.blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com
         The Thrift Groove
               www.thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
         Bernideen's Open House
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
         Faith Grace Crafts
               www.faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com
         Little Homestead On The Hill
               www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com
*Friday:  
         Rooted In Thyme
             www.rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
         Country Whites Weekend
              www.thecountryfarmhome.blogspot.com
         Thrifty Things Friday
              www.thethriftygroove.blogspot.com             
         Lady Bird Ln
               www.ladybirdln.com         
        The Charm of Home
               www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
        Friday Favorite Features
               www.foxhollowcottage.com
        My Turn For Us
               www.myturnforus.com
        Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop
               www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com
        Anything Blue Friday
                www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
        I Gotta Create
               www.igottacreate.blogspot.com
        Common Ground
               www.debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com        
*Saturday: 
        Mockingbird Hill Cottage
               www.mockingbirdhillcottage.com
        Show-Licious Saturday's
               www.sew-licious.blogspot.com

Monday, March 25, 2013

Friendship

Friends Are The Best Presents!
It's been fun sharing in my first swaps ever.
What a pleasure it has been to become friends and exchange treasures with other bloggers.

Two of my favorite blogs...
***521 Lake Street***

Elizabeth invited us to join in and I'm so glad I did!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
***Sue Loves Cherries***
A few days later, Sue announced her Swap and I thought...Why not?


Thank you, Sue, for hosting!






   
 Saturday I received a delightful parcel in the mail from Denise Marie of "Bloomin".
Just wait til you see the pretties she sent to me!

I absolutely love the darling swag that Denise Marie created.
It's not only sweet to look at but it's loaded with the sweetest passages of scripture.


This is so very true!
Thank you, Denise Marie..
Devotionals by some of my favorite women...
(Beth Moore is one of my favorites!)
Red and White Polka Dots
Precious Moments,
Chicken Buttons and Ribbon
Cute little Monkeys and Bananas
Forget-Me-Not Seeds
An Easter Basket shaped like a Sea Shell
filled with petite soaps

,
Bloomin
"Bloomin"
Denise Marie
www.denisemarie-bloomin.blogspot.com
Thank you, Denise Marie for your many thoughtful gifts.

     Have a wonderful week.
              Blessings,
         Carolynn  xoxo

*Sunday:  
       Sunny Simple Life
               www.sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
*Monday: 
       The Dedicate House
               www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
       The Little Red House
               www.dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com
        Boogie Board Cottage
               www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
        Etsy Cottage Style
               www.etsycottagestyle.blogspot.com
*Tuesday:  
        Knick Of Time
              www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
              www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Tuesdays at Our Home
                www.mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
        You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
             www.kathewithane.com
        Coastal Charm
             www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
        Budget Decorating Party
              www.creativecaincabin.com
        Friends Sharing Tea
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
        A Stroll Thru Life
               www.astrollthrulife.net
        You're Gonna Love It
               www.kathywithane.com
        Cozy Little House
               www.cozylittlehouse.com
*Wednesday:        
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
               www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Sue Loves Cherries
               www.suelovescherries.blogspot.com
        Blissful Whites Wednesday
               www.timewashed.com
        Open House Party
               www.nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
         A Sheltering Tree
               www.ourshelteringtree.blogspot.com
        Whatever You Want Wednesday
               www.freeprettythingsforyou.com
*Thursday:  
         Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
               www.jannolson.blogspot.com
         A Delightsome Life
               www.blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com
         The Thrift Groove
               www.thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
         Bernideen's Open House
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
         Faith Grace Crafts
               www.faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com
         Little Homestead On The Hill
               www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com
*Friday:  
         Rooted In Thyme
             www.rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
         Country Whites Weekend
              www.thecountryfarmhome.blogspot.com
         Lady Bird Ln
               www.ladybirdln.com
         Find A Friend Friday 
               www.sewmanyways.blogspot.com 
        The Charm of Home
               www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
        My Turn For Us
               www.myturnforus.com
        Homemaking Link Up Weekend
               www.bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com
        Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop
               www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com
        Anything Blue Friday
                www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
        I Gotta Create
               www.igottacreate.blogspot.com
        Common Ground
               www.debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com
        Meet and Greet Blog Hop by Laurie
               www.createdbylaurie.blogspot.com
*Saturday: 
        Mockingbird Hill Cottage
               www.mockingbirdhillcottage.com
        Show-Licious Saturday's
               www.sew-licious.blogspot.com
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cottage Guest Room

Welcome to my Cottage Guest Room...
Last April I posted just a few photos of this room.
I have added several more.
My April 24, 2012 has been my "most viewed" post with 2385 views.
There's nothing like a good nights sleep.
My desire is for my guests to sleep well and wake up refreshed.
I love all things vintage!
I found this old chair in an antique store in Lebanon, Tennessee.
It's the perfect place to squirrel away with a good book.
To protect the little woven husk stool that belonged to my husband's grandparents
 I slipcovered it in a minty green toile.
The images are from my favorite nursery rhyme...
"Hey Diddle Diddle...The Cat and the Fiddle".
 
"Precious Moments"
Each one has been a thoughtful gift from my family and friends.
"Star light, Star bright, First star I see tonight.
I wish I may
I wish I might
To have this wish I wish tonight."
"Sweet Dreams"
"Chloe's Quilt"
My sweet kitty, Chloe was only with me five years.
She suffered kidney failure.
I made this small quilt for her.
She loved to curl up and nap on it.
I miss her! 
Collecting and displaying vintage children's clothing is something I love to do.
 
"For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
That whosoever believeth in Him
 should not perish but have everlasting life"
John 3:16
 
I love soft, cuddly chenille.
That's the reason why I named my blog "Chenille Cottage".

 


I made this Teddy Bear
with my favorite 1930 Aunt Grace's reproduction fabrics.


Lilac
Lace curtains
A Lavender and white quilt
Rose colored lighting
 
I found this sweet doll cradle several years ago.
It needed a little TLC.
It soon became the perfect place for a few of my favorite things.
A chenille pillow
Quilted teddy bear
Several small quilted pillows
and
my 1950 baby picture.
 
"Birdhouses"
This miniature quilt is something I made several years ago.
I enjoy displaying it in the Spring.
Something soft for your toesies!
"Corner Cubby"
Each item on all the shelves was thrifted.
One of my favorite things to do is to spend time
 hunting for treasures in my local thrift shops.
 
The beautiful hobnail bedspreads were thrifted.
I paid $8 for each one.
I love kitties!
Sittin pretty!
My gentle little grey tabby cat, Schlomo.
 
"May Day Basket"
May your day be filled with joy!

Thank you for popping in and visiting,
my dear family and friends.

I sincerely hope your day...you week
are filled with joy!

Blessings,
Carolynn  xoxo
 
            
This week I'm linking with my favorite blog parties. Come join me!
Just this week join us at:
      "Thistlewood Farms" for the cutest BLOG HOP
            www.thistlewoodfarms.com

*Sunday:  
       Sunny Simple Life
               www.sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
*Monday: 
       The Dedicate House
               www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
       The Little Red House
               www.dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com
        Boogie Board Cottage
               www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
        Etsy Cottage Style
               www.etsycottagestyle.blogspot.com
*Tuesday:  
        Knick Of Time
              www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
              www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Tuesdays at Our Home
                www.mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com
        You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
             www.kathewithane.com
        Coastal Charm
             www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
        Budget Decorating Party
              www.creativecaincabin.com
        Friends Sharing Tea
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
        A Stroll Thru Life
               www.astrollthrulife.net
        You're Gonna Love It
               www.kathywithane.com
        Cozy Little House
               www.cozylittlehouse.com
*Wednesday:        
        Lavender Garden Cottage
               www.lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com
        Rose Chintz Cottage
               www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
        Sue Loves Cherries
               www.suelovescherries.blogspot.com
        Blissful Whites Wednesday
               www.timewashed.com
        Open House Party
               www.nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
         A Sheltering Tree
               www.ourshelteringtree.blogspot.com
        Whatever You Want Wednesday
               www.freeprettythingsforyou.com
*Thursday:  
         Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
               www.jannolson.blogspot.com
         A Delightsome Life
               www.blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com
         The Thrift Groove
               www.thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
         Bernideen's Open House
               www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
         Faith Grace Crafts
               www.faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com
         Little Homestead On The Hill
               www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com
*Friday:  
         Rooted In Thyme
             www.rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
         Country Whites Weekend
              www.thecountryfarmhome.blogspot.com
         Lady Bird Ln
               www.ladybirdln.com
         Find A Friend Friday 
               www.sewmanyways.blogspot.com 
        The Charm of Home
               www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
        My Turn For Us
               www.myturnforus.com
        Homemaking Link Up Weekend
               www.bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com
        Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop
               www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com
        Anything Blue Friday
                www.thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
        I Gotta Create
               www.igottacreate.blogspot.com
        Common Ground
               www.debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com
        Meet and Greet Blog Hop by Laurie
               www.createdbylaurie.blogspot.com
*Saturday: 
        Mockingbird Hill Cottage
               www.mockingbirdhillcottage.com
        Show-Licious Saturday's
               www.sew-licious.blogspot.com