Anyone who has children, aging parents or live plants is a caregiver. I’ve done it all except the plants part. Once it gets hot outside – that’s our summer here – I don’t like to go out of my air conditioning. What a cop- out, right? Any plants I’ve loved and enjoyed in the spring… Read More A Caregiver?
Well I haven’t been blogging. Summer and Fall brought changes for me. But my passion remains decorating and designing. Real estate has been slow for a newbie. Earlier in the summer I packed and moved my oldest daughter into an apartment. How many times have I done that? Let’s just say more than 10? And… Read More Where Have I Been?
When I saw these I just had to let you see them too. I can just drool over these cottages with gardens!
‘Does everyone know I’m a coffee fanatic? But coffee might not be good for me. To that I say, it’s my only vice I have left. It’s summer so my drink of choice is iced coffee. My favorite beans are from Rival Brothers http://www.rivalbros.com in Philadelphia. They roast their beans locally and in small… Read More Coffee Cottage or Cottage Coffee
I’ve talked about my love of this outdoor market in Virginia. Well it didn’t disappoint this year. My daughter and I went on the preview day – they offer these tickets for an extra fee online – but it’s worth it to avoid the crowds, and this year, the rain. We had a great time,… Read More Loving Lucketts
In the past 4 weeks I’ve shopped 3 antique markets. One Saturday, two Sundays. Locally in suburban Philly, Clover Market has been a mainstay for several years. I always go and, yes, I always buy but it’s getting a little harder. I realize that most everything I see I already own or have owned in… Read More Spring Markets – I Shop!
Nothing big going on in my cottage since I acquired my new bed. I do love it! Some of you know I’m a realtor but before my license I did quite a bit of staging. I love helping people get their homes ready to list so I’ve been doing staging consultations for other realtors. Realized… Read More Bits & Pieces
I used to always move my furniture around, In fact when my daughters were growing up, and I called my oldest she would say, ”it’s Sunday afternoon. Mom’s going to move furniture!” With my smaller house it is harder to move everything. A few weeks ago I got it in my head that I was… Read More Spring in My Cottage
Last weekend I had an Uncommon Cottage hip vintage home excursion to the delayed (due to snow storm) Ground Hog Day sale at Lucketts Country Store in Leesburg VA. I usually meet my daughter there but this time I did it on my own. It always feels so Southern here – well it is the… Read More Loving Lucketts
Already the beginning of March and it looks like we made it the through pretty unscathed. In the real estate market, it’s already Spring. I’m a Realtor so I see a lot of houses. Since I’m also a designer, sometimes it is not the house but the owner and his collections. I got to know… Read More Art I Love and Discount Shopping