Monday, June 11, 2012

The Cottage Look

My sun room is getting more girly by the day. It is turning into a room that just makes me happy. It has all the pretty things. The rest of the family seems fine with it so I am having fun giving it a sort of cottage look. It is now all about me in there.

I remembered this painted window that I bought about 10 years ago on Ebay. It used to our in our kitchen in my pink kitchen days--and moved to our pink bedroom after that. Now I think it looks good in "my room". Wyatt doesn't understand why I would have something that said "Bed and Breakfast" in a room with no bed or breakfast. I told him to just go with it:)

I bought a few things from this same lady on Ebay. One of the other things I brought into this room too.

I have always loved cherubs so what drew me to this piece was the painted cherubs and the cherub applique.
 I enjoy having a place for these again.
I thought I would share a photo of Wyatt helping me with the 1:30 am feeding last night. The kittens are starting to eat on their own...but they prefer the bottle. I am getting really anxious for them to become independent. Poor Wyatt looks exhausted too!

Today was such a beautiful day! I got some weeding done...some painting done. Wish I would have gotten more done. I always wish there were more hours in the day!

My Peonies are just about done. The season seems so short! I am so going to miss these beautiful flowers.

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Thanks for visiting!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Good Morning Sweet Sandy!
I love the beautiful wall hangings....they are very romantic and perfect for your home.
Love the photo of Wyatt feeding the little one.
Your garden is so pretty.


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Would you mind giving me the name of this ebay seller. I love her art.


Amy Chalmers said...

Very pretty Sandy! I love your projects lately you have been hitting homeruns!! Today is my day off and I hope I get to garden and do some fun things too.

Melanie said...

Your flowers are so pretty!!! Enjoying watching what you are doing in the sunroom! It looks great!!! That picture of Wyatt is sweet!!! The kittens are growing!!

Grandma Carolee said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I love how the window boxes look. Looking forward to seeing the wall decoration in person. That is so cute where the kitten is also holding the bottle with Wyatt.

Student Residence Hall said...

Wow Very nice blog i really like it this type of blog and also images specially start a middle one is the best.

farmhouse-story said...

wyatt is so sweet to help:) your beautiful mirror and window look so wonderful against the blue, sandy! and your garden flowers are so pretty--its hot here, and mine are starting to show stress:(

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Sandy,
I love the cherubs and crystals! And your bed & breakfast photo...gorgeous! Your decor is stunning! So inspiring. Love all your flowers with the white picket fence. I have started a rose and lavender garden but I lack the white picket fence. I really enjoy visiting your blog. Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, this window is perfect for your sunroom! I love it; it's gorgeous! You found some amazing treasures on Ebay! Your flowers are also lovely! Your peonies are spectacular! The baby kittens are truly a labor of love! Wow, 1:30am! You have done an awesome job raising these kittens! Wyatt does look a little sleepy, but all of you will have stars in your crowns in Heaven! The kittens are adorable!

Lucille said...

Very pretty wall art, Sandi! That photo with the kitten is so endearing. Everybody seems sad to see their peonies go! All your flowers are beautiful! You're one busy gal, aren't you?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything looks beautiful, inside and out!!

The White Pear Tree said...

Beautiful post! Love the cherub frame. Your flowers are gorgeous. I must plant some peonies in my garden!

And your son feeding the kittie is priceless! I love how the kitten is holding his hand, so sweet!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Sandy,
Such a beautiful art romantic. The photo of your son feeding the kitten is so special, I also love the way the cute kitten is holding his hand, adorable! And your flowers are gorgeous!
Have a blessed day!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
The painted window is beautiful! Love all your "me" touches :-) Sweet little kittens... I did this once when I was a teenager, for kittens too, I'll never forget it, it was amazing and exhausting!
Happy Monday to you :-)

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

Everything about that room screams YOU. Those painted mirrors are perfect for that room. I absolutely just love all of it! I am also so jealous!

I almost made our casita (tiny guest house that is a bedroom and full bath)into my little cottage sanctuary but it has the family room furniture from the old house :( So that means plaid (yes I said plaid) furniture and it even includes the BIGGEST, ugliest, gold chenille recliner ever! No one ever goes out there...

Your Peonies are so pretty and the white picket fence is my favorite feature of your front yard.

Your house has a wonderful happy aura that anyone just driving by must feel.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Ana said...

My dear Sandy, your room looks absolutely beautiful. What a dreamy space...Love, love, love the wall paper...Or was it a stencil? Either way it's gorgeous.

Hugs and Kisses,

Janae said...

I love it! I'm so glad you found a place to hang this frame! I'm glad to see you having more pink in the house also!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Such a beautiful space. I love those roses!

Amy Jo

Anonymous said...

That frame is very beautiful. I love old windows that have been painted like that and used to make them myself, but never figured out how to use them in my house.

I know you will be thrilled when these feedings are over with. We hand raised two dachshund puppies my grandmother had. I literally would stay up all night to feed them so my Mom could get some sleep, and she would take them all day. I was thrilled when the puppies didn't need to be fed every 2 hours. Well except they were on their regular schedule and would wake up at 2 and 4am wanting to run all over the room.

That was one of those things when it wasn't so funny then, but it is now. Looks like your kittens are well taken care of and loved.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your painted window, Sandy! It suits this room perfectly! Aw, poor guy ~ he does look so tired. Your peonies look great. I love how they are coming through your picket fence. Makes such a pretty picture!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love your B&B window, it looks great in "Your room". The kitty eating is sooo cute!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sandy ~
so much beauty in this post by Wyatt feeding the kitten is my favorite!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Sandy :) Love the window and the 2nd piece by this very gifted artist!, Beautiful flowers; especially the Peonies!

You asked about how I make my ruffles ~ I use a gathering foot on my Singer Basic ~ I do have a ruffler attachment, but I can't get it to work on this sewing machine or my Singer Advance (makes all the lights light up!) and won't work. Oh well :) What sewing machine do you use your Ruffler on?

Pam Kessler said...

Maybe someone will invent an ever-blooming peony. Like those hydrangea's that bloom all summer long.