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The journal of building the cottage of my dreams which will be complete in October. In preparation of decorating my dream home, I scour the internet looking for ideas and tutorials for my home.

Owner: Jan_Renee_Collins_Freeman

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Language: English

Tags: Cottage, Decorating, Building a new house

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Latest Blog Posts for For the Love of a Cottage

  • Organizing my Candle Hoard
    on Feb 3, 2012 in Hoarding Organizing Candles
    Walking into a room with warm, glowing candles is so peaceful.  Candles can give most any room a calming effect.  There was a time, not so long ago, that I could not walk into a store without going to the candle aisle and purchase the one..
  • My love affair with my Cafe' Paris Dinnerware has endedI have loved my Cafe' Paris dishes since I first saw them in Target around 1997.I didn't get them at the time and regretted it.  When I went back,they were gone!!I learned a lot about this pattern as I searched Ebay and Replacements, Ltd.&n...
  • A Pearl Dances - Original Art
    on Jan 19, 2012 in Art by Jan
    A Pearl DancesIt has been 2 years since I did made this.  I really need to get back into my art.  I did this with a software called Poser and Paint Shop Pro.I thought you might like to see it.Hugs,       &...
  • My Mom and the Quilt she made for my sister
    on Jan 17, 2012 in Quilts Mom
    I wanted to write a post about a beautiful quilt my mom made for my sister this Christmas.  It's very difficult to just write about a quilt when Mom is really the star.  I could try to describe the love and admiration I have for Mom, howeve...
  • Christmas of 2011 - Better Late than Never!
    on Jan 5, 2012
    Larry began getting the flu Monday before Christmas and I followed suit 3 days later.  This was the first Christmas in my 56 years that I have not been with my mom on Christmas Day.Of course, it all worked out in the end, however on Christmas da...
  • Looking back to Karen's Last Christmas with us, 2007I took a picture of a picture in Old Town Spring.  How I wish I had purchased this.  Artist unknownThe last Christmas Karen was with us, the Collins girls took a shopping trip to Old Town Spring.  We planned this every year, however so...
  • Living Room furniture selections
    on Dec 1, 2011 in Cottage #2
    Back in September, 2011, Larry and I compromised on the living room/family room furniture.  I didn't want a formal living room in my cottage.  I don't like rooms I don't use.  I want a family room that everyone can enjoy.Also, as I hav...
  • My office - craft - hobby room November 10, 2011 update
    on Nov 10, 2011 in Cottage #2
    I wanted to give you an update on my office.  Paint color:  Tropical Tide by BehrMy son, Richard, is doing all of the painting and crown molding and it's looking beautiful.I didn't get pictures of the first color I chose, however it wa...
  • on Nov 7, 2011 in Home Tours - Other Blogs
    For the Love of Wood - Home TourI am crazy about this house.  Everytime I read this post again, I think...I can't do that, my space is too small.You will be absolutely surprised when you look at this beautiful home in the country.
  • Dining Room ProgressThere is one piece of furniture that I have a love/hate relationship with.It is a Philippe Langdon St. James Entertainment/Bookcase piece.It is massive as you can tell by the dimensions.  When we moved into our traditional house, I was told I ha...
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