Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April's Cottage Window

Here is the cottage window for the month of April. I know I'm a little late and will try to get May's done sooner.

You can see in the reflection of the mirror how the grass and garden herbs are greening up in the April showers (and snow) that we have had. You can also see how much the fence needs whitewashing. I'll have to hope the weather dries up as the vines cover that fence very quickly.

Sorry for the reflection, but the trees are not out yet. Click on photo to enlarge.

Everything in this window is for sale at Aunt May's Cottage. We have added lots of luscious Victorian frames this week, too. Some in the lighter colors for you shabby lovers.

All of the trim on the cottage is the same color as the siding. I'd like to paint the trim white and I'm thinking of painting this window white. What do you think?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Items at Aunt May's Cottage

These are a few of the new listings this week at the cottage.

The frame is also available in shabby ivory.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What's New??

What's new, you ask?? Well, this is not new, just a new idea to me. I'm so overwhelmed with "stuff" I can hardly breathe...........so, I've decided to let go of some of my vintage wedding gowns. These are all new, clean and never worn, stored in garment bags in a closet in my smoke free home. They just don't make them like they used to! These will all have wonderful hand beading, tons of appliques and lace in abundance. I just love looking at them and I will keep my favorites, but I have wayyyy tooo many and need to share their beauty.

Now, I know many of you still have your lovely gown stored away somewhere. But! What about that dress form or mannequin? What is she going to wear? What would you hang on that favorite decorated hanger (hopefully, purchased from Aunt May's Cottage)?

Here it is!! My goal is to list three a week in at the cottage. I will have no more than a dozen on there at a time. Check them out! You may find one that is just what you NEED for your lovely home. Psssttt....they are wearable, too.

The back of the dress shown above.....

Here's another beauty

The back of the dress shown above......

Where is your wedding gown??

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ahhhhhhh, Spring..............

Wait!! This doesn't look like spring, does it? This is what we woke up to yesterday. And it's spitting snow again this morning. Will it NEVER stop??

Although beautiful, I'd like to see green grass, which is also beautiful! I'd like to be able to see the daffodils blooming without having to dig them out of the snow! I'd love to take a photo of the crocus in the cottage garden, but you can't see them right now under all of that white stuff.

Maybe next week (sigh)................

Note: this is NOT a black and white photo. This is exactly how it looks.