~~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..
The IVY COTTAGE
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..
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..(:)http://www.twocottages.com/index.php 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
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:~~DESIGNING for LIFE~~
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.