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Monday, July 26, 2010

Sandy's Victorian Fairytale Cottage

I visited my sister a few weeks ago and she gave me a newspaper article she had clipped and saved for me. Sandy has renovated an old hunting cabin and turned it into a lovely & so charming victorian style cottage retreat. I love it!

Read her lovely shabby blog here. The online article can be found here.






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Sandy crossing a creek to get to the cottage.

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She covered her books with pretty shabby paper.

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Love this porch. I have those boots, too :)


Who doesn't dream of a cabin in the woods?


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This is my dream bedroom.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Country nightgown



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White nightgown from drawingroom on etsy. Crisp white cotton reminds me of summer.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Midsummer's Flower Vine Hair Wreath

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This simple flower crown reminds me of Midsummer. Didn't Kirsten (American Girl) wear one?

If you have a craft store near you, it is simple to make.

You will need vine wrapped wire, silk flowers, ribbons, wire cutter and a hot glue gun.

Below is a close-up of the flowers I used. They were on sale for a few dollars.

Doesn't the vine look like a little bird's nest :)



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I wove the pink flowers with the vine, but the white flowers should be glued on so they don't fall out.

Then I tied on two pieces of pink satin ribbon.

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I have plenty of materials left over to make many more crowns so the cost probably comes to $1 or under.

If your little girl is having a fairy or princess themed party (or even a tea party), this is a pretty party favor to make.
Or if you are a grown-up like me, you can make one for yourself :)

Linking up to Tea Rose Home. Stop by Sachiko's lovely blog and see what the other ladies' created...


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