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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.


Sandy crossing a creek to get to the cottage.




She covered her books with pretty shabby paper.



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

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


This is my dream bedroom.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Country nightgown


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

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Midsummer's Flower Vine Hair Wreath


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 :)


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.


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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