Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring Break: Week One

I love having TWO weeks for Spring Break!  This year, my first week coincided with my grangirl's spring break.  So, I rented a cabin in Pigeon Forge.  After riding up curvy, swervy roads, we found our wonderful cabin complete with game room, loft, and hot tub.  With just being minutes from town, we would travel into Pigeon Forge each morning, and spend the day eating, shopping, going to shows, and super fun attractions!  At night, we played dress up, dolls, etc.  It was the best time together!  If you ever find yourself in East Tennessee, you need to spend sometime in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area!

Friday, March 24, 2017

A "Two Seater" Spruced Up For Spring

So the other day, my bestie and I did lunch and then prowled around some antique shops.  We chose to do both in a small neighboring town.  It was a nice little outing...even though we had to drive back home in a torrential rainstorm!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Is In The Air....and Around the Cottage...

So this marks the second week of spring break.  My first week was spent in the mountains...in a cabin with my grangirl.  The cabin was cozy, we hit lots of fun places, shopped, and ate lots of yummy foods...but the weather was anything but springtime weather!  All in all, it was a fabulous time despite the cold and snowy days!  I'll share that soon in another post.
Upon my return from our mountain getaway, the temps were still a bit cool.  However, there has been lots of sunshine on these chilly days...and I was ready to make Chippy White Cottage a bit more springy....So....out came the bunnies...the colored eggs...birds...and big blooms!  Would you like to take a peek?  I kind of thought you might....

Friday, March 17, 2017

Easter Bonnet...With all the Frills upon it

I remember always getting a new dress for Easter...many times it was made by my mother, who was an awesome seamstress! I loved playing dress-up as a little girl!  I would always get my momma's and grandmother's old hats and purses for dress up and fashion shows.  I would dress up in outfit after outfit...gowns and hats, and carry the wonderful old hand-me-down purses.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gallery Wall...New Concept?

"Gallery Walls" are all the rage...I decided that I wanted to create one in my living room.  While choosing just the right pieces, I thought to myself...this really ISN'T a new concept at all!  Off and on all my adult life, I had created something similar.  I started looking back through picture albums (you know those things that hold photos before camera phones and digital copies...lol) and I found photos of several "gallery walls" from the past.  It's kind of like in education...ideas go and come back around with new names for them....I think that's the same thing here.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weekend Crafting

Last weekend was the flea market, and this weekend I put some of my treasures into projects.  Anytime I am working with anything chippy and white, vintage millinery flowers, or dolls, I'm a happy girl!  And when the project calls for all of the above...then I am over the moon!
When I found this chippy white frame last weekend, I initially had a different idea in mind for it.  However, things just led me in a different direction when I got out all of my treasures.  So, after gluing vintage millinery flowers, a white rusty heart & key, a sparkly "LOVE", and a Frozen Charlotte to this wonderfully chippy frame...here are the results...and I have to say, I LOVE it!

It fits into my Gallery Wall (that I'll be posting about soon) just perfectly!
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Flea Market Finds: Worth The Wait!

You may remember one of my posts from last month about not getting to go to the flea market due to weather...Well, my bestie and I made it to the Nashville Flea Market this past weekend...and it was worth the wait!
We are always there for a few hours and find some good treasures.  However this month, we found an unbelievable amount...and we closed the place down!
Would you like to see some of my wonderful. treasures?  Oh, I knew you would say, "YES!"  So let's take a look then!!!