Sunday, April 2, 2017

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!
I'm Linking To.....


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!!!

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stop and Smell The Roses

I love roses...and I love the way they smell.  I especially love the meaning of this saying. Unfortunately, I don't set aside time just for doing that and nothing else! 
We all have full plates at one time or another...sometimes we can't seem to ever get those plates clean!  Many of us are multitaskers much of the time!  But stopping and putting all aside for just enjoying the things around us in important!  Even if you have to "pencil in" time for "smelling the roses" we need to do that!
I love my home....it's comfy and cozy and full of love with my two pups!  After a long hard day, I have a wonderful leather recliner sofa to plop down on to watch a little tv. I have a nice cozy bed to snuggle up in at night! I have decorated my little cottage to my heart's desire.  I rearrange and redecorate often because that's just who I am and what I love.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Handwritten Letters... A Lost Art...

I've been into interior decorating since I was a young girl.  My taste has changed over the many years...decades...but I've always had a LOVE for OLD things!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Any Day Can Be Christmas

....Even if it's Valentine's Day!
I found some of the greatest treasures this week for a little of nothing.  Every day can be Christmas when you find little goodies like this!  It doesn't take much to make me happy!
Look at this box!  Plain and simple, right???
OMG!!!  You can't even imagine what lies within!
Something so fragile...beautiful....delicately sweet...
Take a look and see why I squealed with delight when finding these!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Subscription Boxes....Do You Subcribe??

I have shopped a lot online the last few years.  I love having things delivered right to my door.  I shop from ZULILY quite often.  I have learned the brands that work well for me and are true to size....or if they don't, I know that I need to order accordingly.
I was introduced  to "subscription shopping" when I began selling Plunder Design.  We have a monthly subscription available....Plunder Posse.  Each month, you receive 1-3 pieces of jewelry at a flat rate...no tax or shipping.  I haven't been disappointed since I bought my subscription.  My February Posse is due to be delivered soon, and I can't wait.  How cute is that necklace and earring set?!?
Oh....but there are MORE...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder...

I'm pretty sure the title of this post is an idiom...Sorry, I've been teaching idioms to my fourth graders this week.  They are everywhere!  LOL

Anyway, I do believe that idiom to be true!  What I might find beautiful might be dreadful to some.  Personally I find anything  CHIPPY*SHABBY*PEELING to be glorious!  Let me show you what I mean......
How positively, imperfectly PERFECT is this door!?!
Let's see MORE...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

No Fleas Today

Today was Flea Market Day. 
My bestie and I were looking SO forward to it since it had been a while since we had been.  We couldn't go on a Saturday this month due to my pups' obedience training, so we opted for Sunday.  We've been on a Sunday before, and it just wasn't as good...i.e. picked over, booths closing early, etc.  But we were all set to go...lists of hopefuls in hand....

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lovely Little Things


I have a HUGE love for little things!
And an especially HUGE love for lovely little things!
What do I consider, lovely little things, you ask? 
Well my beautiful lady's head in the above picture for one...simply lovely.
But let me show you more....
MUCH MORE!
I adore vintage millinery flowers!  I created this little vase from beautiful old lace,
old jewelry parts and millinery flowers. 
Then, I stuck some -oh-so-perfect- little rosy flowers in the vase. 
LOVE
Let's see some more...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Photo by Chippy White Cottage

The holidays are long gone, and I need to get back on track!  I've got to rid my pantry of any junk and get back to eating clean again!  I put back on several pounds over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I'm feeling sluggish again.  I hate when I do that to myself!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Ride Through The Countryside

Even though I don't live in a big city, there is still a hustle and bustle of everyday life.  You don't have long to drive from my town to be in the countryside, whichever way that you travel.  For me, there is a sense of peace...a light feeling...as if a weight (that I didn't realize was there) is lifted. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Nashville Flea

The Nashville, TN Flea Market is considered one of the top 10 flea markets in the country.  Well, I am not one bit surprised!  My bestie and I have been frequenting this flea market for years and hauled loads of goodies home almost every time!  You can find this monthly-themed flea market at the Nashville Fairgrounds every fourth weekend of the month!  You are sure to go home with some vintage treasure...if not many!
There are about 1000 dealers and vendors, representing about 30 states, each month!  It's been going since 1969 (I was 4 years old when it began) and has been going strong since....bringing in close to half a million visitors a year!  What?????  WOW!!!