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Monday, April 30, 2012

Cottage Guest Room

ON MARCH 17, 2013 I will repost "My Cottage Guest Room"...Only this time I will share 21 delightful photos!

I'm so glad you stopped by!
This has been my "MOST VIEWED POST" this past year.



Please come right in and prop up your feet! I will, kindly, ask Miss Kitty and Little Bear if they wouldn't mind resting against the pretty pillows on the bed.
I love toile! If you look, closely, you will see my favorite nursery rhyme "Hey, Diddle Diddle...The Cat and the Fiddle" images printed on the fabric.
I love slipcovering anything that moves and this little footstool was begging for a new suit of clothes!

Above my cozy chair is perched this petite little shelf.
Thank you for popping in and visiting, my dear friends! Please come back again!
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo



Please go to www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com for the most wonderful blog. I added this post to her invitation.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pretty Pincushion


Last year I had the pleasure of making this little pinnie for my darling adopted daughter, Paula, of "Sweet Vintage Rose Cottage" She has become so very dear to me as she has gone through so many adversities with her health. We have prayed for each other every day and encouraged one another. If you haven't visited her lovely blog, please do. You will come away blessed by one of the sweetest, most feminine blogs, ever!

I love searching for little children's shoes at thrift stores and have found such precious ones. This is a little snippet of the "before"...that, I made darling Paula's little pink and white pinnie. Happily, I still have one more sweet little shoe waiting to become a pretty little pinnie!

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me your kind comments!
Blessings, my dear friends!
Carolynn xoxo 


Friday, April 27, 2012

My Blog Icon

Hello...My sweet friends! I posted my little icon photo yesterday and thought it might be fun to share just what that little RED shoe actually is...
Can you guess?


Yes....You guessed it! It's a pincushion...Made from a little child's RED patent leather shoe.

I find myself heading straight for the shoes when I go into a thrift store! There are so many darling little children's shoes...Some nearly new and others lovingly scuffed by the feet of little ones.

If any of you decide to make up your own little pinnie...Please let me know if you post it on your blog! I'd love to see it! :)

Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friends!
Carolynn xoxo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cottage Guest Room

My Cottage Guest Room...Part 2

How I love spending the day visiting thrift and antique shops! I have found, over the years, many vintage garments, fabrics and what-nots. I love finding a good bargain and my guest room is where many have been destined to live. I've been blessed with a large collection of "Precious Moments" that have been gifted to me through the years from dear family and friends. I love each one! I made the 30s log cabin quilt for my precious cat Chloe who I lost to kidney failure. When I see her blankie I remember snuggling her in it.



Thank you so much for visiting me and for spending a few precious moments in my cottage guest room!
Blessings,
Carolynn  xoxo

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Welcome to my Guest Room





I created my guestroom with my sweet Mom in mind. I wanted to provide the bedroom that my Mom never had as a child...having spent time in an orphanage. I designed it to be soft, feminine and cozy. I wanted it to be a place that when she came to visit would bring joy and peace to her. My Mom is turning 90 in just a few weeks...I am so thankful to still have her in my life! She is not only my Mom, but my wonderful friend!


"Now I lay me down to sleep...I pray, Thee Lord, my soul to keep.....


                   ***SWEET DREAMS, MOMMA***

Please visit www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com for a wonderful blogging experience. I posted my "Sweet Dreams" guest room on her blog.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chocolate Anyone?

**********WHEN I CAN'T SLEEP**********


THERE'S NOTHING MORE SOOTHING THAN A HOT CUPPA COCOA!

I hope you are having a nice weekend, my dear friends!

Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Friendship

"A GARDEN OF FRIENDS.......IS ALWAYS IN BLOOM!


My husband's sweet Grandmother carved and painted these little birds many years ago. They are beloved keepsakes!


THANK YOU, MY DEAR FRIENDS, FOR POPPING IN AND LEAVING SUCH KIND AND THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cat Napping

"CAT NAPPING ON A RAINY AFTERNOON"


TRYING TO GET COMFY...............


"WOULD YOU PLEEEEEEASE..........QUIT TAKING MY PICTURE?! YOU'RE DISTURBING ME!!"



FAST ASLEEP, ONCE AGAIN....SWEET DREAMS, ZOEY!


HELLO, MY DEAR BLOGGING FRIENDS! I'M SO GLAD YOU STOPPED BY. I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD WEEK! THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS...I LOVE READING EACH ONE OF THEM!
BLESSINGS,
Carolynn xoxo







Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rick Rack & Polka Dots

Oh, how I LOVE APRONS! They treat my heart to so many wonderful memories like...My precious Gramma Peggie, her warm, sweet smelling kitchen, her strong faith in God, her loving heart, and her melodious laughter...Times past that are dear to my heart!
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR SHIRLEY...OF "Zetta's Apron"
This week I have been stitching up something special for the very first person who left a comment on my new blog. Her name is Shirley from "Zetta's Apron" blog. In a loving tribute Shirley has dedicated her blog to her Grandma Zetta's memory. I was so touched by this that I thought it would be most appropriate to make an apron in honor of her Grandmother. Shirley loves the color RED (like me) and she has a penchant for polka dots. My dear Shirley...I hope you enjoy wearing your red, white and polka dot apron in good health!

***AN APRON ISN'T AN APRON WITHOUT A POCKET***

***ALL TIED UP WITH A PRETTY BOW***AND A CUSTOM "Chenille Cottage" LABEL***
 

BLESSINGS, SHIRLEY...I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR NEW APRON!
LOVINGLY,
CAROLYNN   xoxo

Monday, April 9, 2012

My Sewing Room


Welcome to my Sewing Room...A place where I love to spend time!


Can you tell that RED IS MY FAVORITE COLOR? Can you tell that I LOVE POLKA DOTS?
 

This week I am hoping to spend some quality time stitching up the final details on my "giveaway" for my first official visitor who commented on my blog...her name is Shirley of "Zetta's Apron" and her blog is delightful. I will be popping it in the mail. When I know Shirley has received her gift, I will post a photo of it! I pray you all have a wonderful week, my dear friends!
Blessings,
Carolynn  xoxo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

HE IS RISEN

HE IS RISEN...HE IS RISEN, INDEED!
Blessings, my dear friends on this beautiful Easter weekend! It is because my Messiah lives in my heart that I can face tomorrow! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend with family and friends celebrating our Messiah, Jesus', resurrection. What a beautiful time of year this is with it's colorful flowers, cheerful colors and sunshine. We are a little behind here where I live as it snowed, again, yesterday! My daffodil and crocus shoots are trying very hard to push through the frozen soil to make their happy appearance. I know it won't be long before the snowflakes bid farewell!

HAPPY EASTER and my sincere thanks to each one of you who have visited my new blog!
Carolynn xoxo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

WELCOME

Welcome to my very first post...

     I am so thrilled to join one of the dearest, sweetest communities! Thank you to all of you who have encouraged me! 

    I look forward to sharing my days with you...hoping that every post will bring honor and glory to my Lord, Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ.
  
  Thank you for popping in and thank you, all, for leaving your kind comments!
Blessings,
Carolynn  xoxo