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goodbye Coral Cottage

Goodbye, Coral Cottage. Hello something something cottage… We are going green and blue. All summer I’ve had paint samples taped to various parts of the house.  I studied those samples at different times of the day and on sunny days and cloudy days, ’cause you know how paint can change in different light.  After a few… Continue reading goodbye Coral Cottage

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cottage farmhouse we are under roof

The carpenters have finished their part of the exterior work on our cottage farmhouse renovation.  We are officially under roof. That’s a big hallelujah-Whoot Whoot!! But oh so far from being finished. All the siding and exterior trim work have been completed.  Well, except for some detail work.  I’m looking for some vintage corbels that I… Continue reading cottage farmhouse we are under roof

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summer at the cottage

Haphazard and Unruly. These summer days have turned hot and dry in Virginia.  I’m wishing for rain; it’s too darn hot to go out and water my potted flowers. I love these red sunflowers, but the germination rate has been poor.  Not long ago I was contacted by The American Horticulture Society – they had… Continue reading summer at the cottage

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Cottage Farmhouse July update

Time has flown by since we last visited. This is my most red,white and blue photo I could come up with today – for those of you that join me in celebrating Independence Day. We (that’s the royal we) have taken on the role of general contractor on our farmhouse renovation.  It is at best… Continue reading Cottage Farmhouse July update

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of flower feather and faery

These spring days are glorious, although a bit of a roller coaster with up and down temps.  Oh and the wind.  Gosh does it really need to blow this hard? So, how was your weekend? I did something this weekend, that I haven’t done in a few years.  Boy did it feel good. Now before… Continue reading of flower feather and faery

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Good day y’all. Are you doing the happy spring dance too? Spring is the time for renewal and new life and new beginnings. We’ve got lots of new here at the cottage.  New life springing forth, new growth, new beginnings. Sadly we lost our oldest and largest koi, Gilligan, this past week.  Yes, I cried… Continue reading repurposed