Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SpringTime at Cottage In the Sun

This summer we had a very long road trip (three kids in the car) to the panhandle to help celebrate my cousin's wedding. We stopped at a western museum in Lubbock on the way and my kids were Thrilled to discover jackrabbits everywhere on the grounds! So, to relive the wonderful memories of our trip and to celebrate spring, my daughter and I worked on a jackrabbit template. Here's a sneak peek at the rabbits I will be listing on Friday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ready for Spring in South Texas!

We're getting ready for Spring in South Texas! We finally got just a bit of much needed rain, the temperatures are getting into the 70s and 80s, the grass is greening up and the Mountain Laurels are starting to bloom! I'm celebrating with some vibrant Spring colors. New hearts will be ready in my shop beginning this afternoon, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Red Roses

When I was little my Papa grew the most beautiful roses. Whenever I would visit, he would let me pick out a few just for me. He would cut them very carefully with his pocketknife and trim off the thorns so I wouldn't get poked. When I see simple pink and red roses I still think of him. Now, I know roses are predictable for Valentine's Day, but I will always love them! The weekend will be filled with soccer and basketball and cheerleading, so my sweetie brought home roses today. I just had to take some photos! I'm always amazed at how perfectly the layers and layers of petals overlap and these smell divine. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Going Cottage

When we moved to our "new" house, I had two goals; only keep and decorate with things that I love or that someone in my family loved and make our home as cozy and inviting as possible. One of the things I missed most about my old house was the built in china cabinet. I was walking on air when I found this built-in corner cabinet that had been removed from an early 1900s south Texas home at my favorite antique shop! Old paint, beadboard, divided glass doors, and those cool little turn-knob latches! And when I asked if they had another one similar . . . they showed me the matching one they had in storage - and I got a discount for buying both! They fit perfectly in the corners on either side of the back window. In this photo it is still decorated for Christmas with one of my tin banners, but the heart stays up year-round!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Love and Heart Banner

I have been trying for months to figure out how to string together words when the letters can't be balanced (like an L or J). A request from a client finally helped me come up with a solution. It's over 3 feet long! I wish I could see it on her wall!