Tuesday, May 1, 2007

~~A little COTTAGE in the KITCHEN!~~







I am SO enamored with Cottages that they "live" in almost every cobweb corner of my Cottage! Some of my most loved Cottage Treasures are here in my kitchen. I can pretty much honestly say that the only "new" place I ever shop is for groceries or flowers! I rarely set my toes in a mall or shopping center - only if I have to.......for years & years & years & still today I only shop at any place that sells old "stuff", vintage, & already loved with "worn around the edges" character. My "Cottage Cupboard" is laced with what I call Cottage China~ cups & saucers, vases & gravy boats with cottages & gardens that I have found here & there, sometimes few & far between but at estate sales, antique stores, & thrift stores. Each little piece, although worn with crazing & some even with cracks, means more to me than anything I could ever find in today's manufactured world. Most of them could never be replaced because they are one-of-a-kind although years ago they were probably sold by the dozen. I love to walk by the glass doors & focus on a single piece that I might not have looked at in a while, then pull out a cup or creamer to fill with a tiny bouquet for the bathroom or kitchen table, with a candle close by to be sure that I notice it in case I've neglected to really "see" it lately. These are the Treasures that make my Heart Happy & I cherish each one!

HAPPY MAY DAY!!~~

13 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Kathy, that's a beautiful display! That's neat that you collect china with cottages and gardens on it. I collect china too, mostly transferware. It's an addiction LOL! It's lovely that you take the time to enjoy your pieces.

Manuela

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

what a wonderful post... debbie =)

meg said...

I, too, have a fixation on cottages- stemming, I'm certain, from the lack of my own home- & I must say, I covet (in the most gracious & kindliest way) your collection :)

Alison said...

Good morning Kathy
The cottages collection is beautiful. When I was in the UK we drove around all the villages and they were beautiful and many cottages like in your collection.
I actually had to remind myself that was I was looking at was real.

Arlene said...

Kathy! LOL...I stole the picture of your cottage! I love it, love it...hope thats okay! How funny! I don't know where I got it, but its my inspiration...so happy to meet you, and now I will be up all night ready every entry in your blog...LOL...small world!
Arlene

cindy said...

I too, have a cottage fixation. In fact that little cardboard print looks familiar and I think I have one like it. Tickled I found your blog, fellow Texan here.
cindy

Arlene said...

Hi Kathy...stopped by again to say you've been tagged! Stop by my blog for details!

Lori said...

Lovely blog. I will be posting soon a cottage cup and saucer. I have this thing where I love house things, big old houses. Houses on pictures are all over my house.

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty said...

I love cottages too. I'm not sure if I have ever posted here. You were mentioned on Lil cottage Shop's blog today and when I came to visit I knew I' been here before. You have such beautiful taste.

Mary said...

Kathy, your cottage pretties are making me homesick! I guess growing up in an English village surrounded by thatched cottages was taken for granted then........now I just can't wait to go home (October)and photograph them all for you.

Lallee said...

What a charming blog you have! Your collection of cottage items is just great and I love the clever way you have them displayed. Your 'real' cottage is particularly charming!

Debbie said...

Hi Kathy,

Can't wait to see what ideas you come up with for storing all of your sewing and crafts items...I have the same problem....my workroom is also a guest room, and small. The pics you posted of you work are just lovely!

Debbie

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