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Thursday, June 19, 2008



~~One Good Lesson I learned~~

Keep one fat notebook to jog down all you need to remember..that way you'll always know where to find it..all in one place like that~

I learned that while working at a darling Garden/Gift shop some years back..


They did this and seem'd to work well..There was an outside garden with pretty plants and cement works ..birdbathes, water fountains, etc.. Inside the little used brick house were all kinds of pretty home and garden decor items .I just loved working there the two women who owned it retired and closed..

The Ivy Cottage looked similar to this but was a used brick home with a cement pillar'd front porch about 4 fat steps to walk up ..On the outside and back were the Cement stuff, statuaries, an lots of trellises, iron work items , stepping stones , planters and ofcourse real plants..(:) I think I have some pictures of the place on a floppy but ny new puter doesn't use floppies darn..

A wonderful glass display case huge ~!!

There were several windows and they looked like this from inside.. just darling.. they always had live plants in there like Jasmine and the smell was wonderful~~(:) Darling lamps and flower pots.

They just had really good taste..I also had the job of creating dry and silk flower arrangements that was so fun~!!(:)

Oh how funny.. I punched in IVY Cottage on the web an one came up (mine is long long gone)

here is the one I found similar but much bigger..(:) It's actually named IVY Cottage but the URL is ''two cottages'' hummmmm not sure why..

Some of the pictures on here are from this website~~They just reminded me of MY IVY COTTAGE (:)

Lots of iron work--planters etc~~

a fabulous wall full of metal ceiling tiles..I LOVE THIS~~


Well Thanks for taking the time to listen to me ramble on and on about my life..goodness it is sinfully self centered these blog things.. almost like a DIARY but much more fun (we have a voice -with pictures)..I will give you some attention too and stop in your place(:)

glad you came in... hugs Patty

I'm so excited!

Barb's given me this AWARD

Her fun blog is : The French Elements

Now I get to pass this award to 5 who make my day.

Each deserve it and I just love their blogs!

But first the rules:

1. write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think or make my day.

2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.

3. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

I Give this AWARD to:


kari & kijsa..their blog is really a great class in home decor a must see(:)

Two cute sisters ..this is the most recent pic they posted of themselves... We need an update gals~ If you were that cute then , you must be fabulous now~~

and one more award to:

Vintage Girl at Heart..

SHARRON's blog has really heartfelt stories(:) Love it~~

Barb (:) I'm just going to Award 2 blogs, hope that's ok.

hugs Patty


  1. Great photos..the Ivy Cottage sounds like a wonderful place.

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Hi Patty,

    What an enchanting place. Oh my, I could have had so much fun there.
    Blogging is fun, isn't it? It is kind of like a diary.

    hugs to you,

  3. Hi again Ms Patty,

    come on down! There is something waiting for you.


  4. Oh, I love your photos and is always so nice to visit! Even if I havent been regular busy at home with the kids....I agree about the notebook it is vital!

    Take care Patty,

  5. Hi Patty,

    No worries- 2 is good!
    See you tomorrow.

    many hugs,

  6. Ah thanks so much.. I am so touched that you awarded my blog!!! I just love blogland, meeting new people and all of the great projects,ideas and home decor etc...that everyone shares and sharing junkin' goodies and little snippets from our daily lives!!
    Love your blog.. the sisterhood post is priceless!!!and your cheap tricks are too!!!!

  7. I love coming here to visit! Always so much fun. Those cottage stores look like wonderful places to shop or work!

    Congrats on your award...

  8. Hi Patty, I was delighted you visited the Garden Party post today. And wowzer at all that wire work on your great post. Yes mam, I made that welcome sign. It's supposed to look like old crumbling plaster and pink faded roses. Congratulations on your perfect eBay stars. I think that's the first one I have seen. I only charge exact shipping and sometimes free shipping and I still don't have a perfect star on shipping & handling...go figure. :) ~ Lynn

  9. Hi Patty, Me again. The Roses welcome sign was made from spackling compound spread on a wood plaque. Then I put a glaze on it. The roses were made from a product called "Delight". It's an air dry modeling compound. I'm not sure it's even on the market anymore. As far as eBay goes...I have over 800 feedbacks with 100% and all perfect stars except for shipping and handling. There's a little corner of one of the points not covered in orange. I haven't sold on eBay in almost a year though.....not since opening up my boutique. LOL....Have a beautiful Sunday.


SO glad you came by (:) Patty

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