Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friendship Friday


One recipe for friendship is the right
mixture of commonality and difference.
You've got to have enough in common
so that you understand each other and
enough difference so that there is some-
thing to exchange.

--------------Robert Wiess

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all
Here are a few images of our
Pinecone Cottage this Christmas

We had to keep things simple
because of our kitten. 

Love this box I found at a thrift store. 

This little church is from my childhood. 

Little treasures. 

Wonderful tissue paper and
my favorite Christmas wish,
given to me by a dear friend
many years ago.  She did the
calligraphy herself.  It is my
wish for all of you.

"May you never forget
what is worth remembering
or remember what is
best forgotten."
Old Irish toast

Be happy and safe and have
a wonderful Christmas. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friendship Friday


If the first law of friendship is
that is has to be cultivated, the
the second law is to be indulgent when the first law has been neglected.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Friendship Friday


True friends don't sympathize
with your weakness----they help
summon your strength.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friendship Friday


If I do vow a friendship,
I'll perform it
To the last article.

-------------William Shakespeare

Monday, November 25, 2013



Wishing everyone a wonderful
Thanksgiving.  May you have
happiness and health.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friendship Friday


One can do without people,
but one has need of a friend.

-----------------Chinese Wisdom

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friendship Friday


Of all the gifts that a wise providence
grants us to make life full and happy,
friendship is the most beautiful.


Friday, November 8, 2013


You give but little when you give
of your possessions.  It is when you
give of yourself that you truly give.

                 ------------------Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rainy day

Today is a rainy day at Pinecone Cottage.
So I thought I would share some
blooms from the yard to cheer myself!
A post just for viewing...enjoy....

Friday, May 10, 2013

Update on Making the Cut

Just a quick update on how the ferns look
after my last post about them being cut.
They always come back so bright and shiny, pretty!!
I don't know how to link back to a previous
post but you can look on the old posts for
Making the Cut to compare.

This last one wasn't in the first post
but it is one of my favorite parts of
our shade garden with ferns.  They
were all cut down, too.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Driving home

This time of year in the Northwest
the mountains are still covered in snow.
We are having unusually beautiful
weather and this is what I see on
my drive toward home

Mount St. Helen's

When I was a child we would go
to Mt. St. Helen's and camp.  We
would fish on the gorgeous Spirit Lake.
When we moved away I missed my
beautiful mountain.
After returning to the northwest as
an adult, I lived in Portland, OR. when
Mt. St. Helen's blew her top.  I saw my
lovely mountain explode and later I saw
the devastation.  But I still love her.  She
is an old friend, and as an old friend I
see her beauty and the joy she brings to me.

For those of you far away, here she is, all
dressed up in white.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

More Sneak Peaks

Here are some more sneak peaks for the
Cottage Vintage Home sale May 5th.
See previous post for address and time.

Many more little treasures. 

Cute little candle holders. Rulers. 

Napkin umbrellas, trivet that expands,
laundry sprinkle bottle, tins. 

Colorful box of drawers, cookie cutters
recipe boxes. 

Precious little baby record book, unused. 

It has great graphics! 

Vintage bottles, pin cushion, bolling pin shaker,
small games.

More things are being readied. Many fun
items to peruse. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sneak Peak for May 5th

Here are a few sneak peaks for the sale I am doing at
Cottage Vintage Home
May 5     10am to 3pm
2819 E. Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA

Please ignore the garage stuff in the background.
I will have my usual eclectic merchandise. 

Button jars, tins, paint by number, squeaky toy.... 

Little blue shelf, game, jar of letters
that hook together. 

Great old jacket with U of Oregon colors.
Has a zip hood.   

Basket full of  $ 1    items.  I will also have
a basket of 25 cent items.  I am clearing out
so there will be lots of little things for sale.

Sure do hope you can come by.  17 vendors
plus the shop to keep you busy!! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tree news

The man that I married likes to move
things around in our yard.  Sometimes it
is because they need to be moved and
sometimes because he just wants to move them.
A couple of days ago he needed to move
a tree from the back to front yard so it could
get more sun.

Originally he had a couple of friends to
help him do this.  But it poured that day. 

So he decides he can do this by himself.  

And I am watching him turn the tree from
side to side and cut and dig and then... 

He uncovers this poor little guy who was
just trying to do whatever he was doing
underground.  I think he is a salamander? 

I decided to look at the flowers  Our tulips
have just started to bloom. 

I just love bulbs of any kind and hope to
plant more this fall. 

Turns out the only help he needed was
a little bit from me to get the tree into
the wheelbarrow for the trip to
the front yard.  Fortunately it was
mostly a downhill ride! 

And he did it!!  Now this paperbark maple
will be where it can get more sun and be
a much happier tree.  If the deer don't eat it.