Hi Everyone
Happy Saturday
Being a born romantic 
New Years eve is a special time
  an evening filled with
champagne, chocolate and celebration
and most of all the people that we

One of our favorite traditions is to watch  the movie
When Harry Met Sally
it always makes us laugh and cry

That is what a great movie should do don't you think
Another tradition is to have a glass of champagne with a splash of Chambord
Chambord is a raspberry liqueur that makes the champagne pink!!
the crown on the bottle 
one glass is perfect to ring in the New Year
What ever your plans are tonight I hope
it is a safe evening filled with Love, Joy, Laughter and a little romance
and a good luck New Years kiss or two
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romantic saying for today
"The greatest thing you will ever learn is to love and be loved in return"
Irving Gordon



Decorating with Vintage

  Hi Everyone
Happy Friday
Decorating with Vintage
can be so much  fun

 These vintage garden nozzles were
transformed over the holidays into...
 ~Candle holders~
Don't you just
the brass and the wonderful oxidation 
that comes from time and use
that  fabulous turquoise color

A Little rusty chippy vintage charm
that looks right at home
next to all of the elegant glass
and silver on the table

Vintage treasures used in fun
and different ways add charm to any home

It is the last Friday before the
New Year 
Do you have exciting plans for New Years Eve?
that New Years day is on Sunday this year
the perfect way to start the New Year
with the entire family at Church on Sunday Morning
What a Blessing!!
romantic saying for today
"Nobody has ever measured not even poets how much the heart can hold"
Zelda Fitzgerald



Rusty Charm

Hi Everyone
 Happy Wednesday
It has been so wonderful to have
  our family and friends all together here at 
*White Ironstone Cottage*
It was a Blessed Christmas so full of
we even had a romantic surprise...
our Godson got
yippee weddings are so much fun!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Remy and Beth 

 After a busy holiday  week the greenhouse
  was a peaceful spot
this morning
 it was fun to be outside in the garden

 surrounded by rusty chippy charm

vintage windows

and garden tools

 pink ladders
funky storage

I pray your Christmas was joy filled
and you were all surrounded by family and friends
can you believe it is almost
linking for
White Wednesday

 romantic saying for today
"Unite our hearts in fervent love and let it be true
may it ever bloom and grow from what we say and do"
Thomas Reid



A *Christmas* Present

 Hi Everyone
 Happy Friday
A true test of patience 
waiting for the paper white bulbs to bloom

These bulbs were planted just 
after Thanksgiving

 They are starting to bloom just in time for 
~A Christmas present~
how the bulbs seek out the sun 
growing  towards the light

Planting paper white bulbs is planting a promise
of beauty 
so grateful to watch the beauty of nature
unfold just a little more everyday

So excited there are only 2 days
until *Christmas*
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Feathered Nest Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Home Sweet Home

romantic saying for today
"One day one look one lifetime one Love"



Christmas Tree Candle

Hi Everyone
Happy Wednesday
Many of you have asked me where
  to find these clip on candle holders
that we have everywhere in our home

Last year I bought a bunch that were gold
I really like the silver ones but I wasn't as happy with the gold ones
so this year I painted them white now they look like white lace to me
Here are some of the silver ones
I found a few on Etsy they are available from
Pretty Paula Products
 for  $28 dollars
there are quite a few for sale on Etsy this year
Christmas tree  candle holders are a passion
I  have been collecting them for a long time
I look for them all  throughout the year at every sale I go to
There are many different styles
The candle holders in these bottles are from Germany

They have a weight on the bottom so
they work well on the
Christmas tree

Here you can see the candles on our tree

This tin Santa is one of my favorites

The candles lite on the tree

This week is such a blessed time for our family
Our daughter is home from college and we have had so much fun baking and singing and just being together
For our family
Christmas is not about presents it is about
the presence of our Lord 

so exciting that there are only 4 days until
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Open House Party

romantic saying for today
"Joy is a net of Love by which you catch souls"
Mother Teresa



Simple Vintage Christmas

Hi Everyone
Happy Monday
The house is filled  to overflowing with the beautiful smells of Christmas
With the combination of Christmas tree, wreaths, paper white bulbs and 
fresh baked sugar cookies add the smell of a warm fire and you have 
the most intoxicating fragrance that can only be described as pure
Christmas Joy

I found a few vintage crystal salt  and pepper shakers that were missing their tops
and were only 99 cents a set
by adding just a small amount of wire and ribbon 
it turned into the perfect tiny vase for paper white flowers
on our Christmas tree

having flowers all around the house
     ~our simple vintage decor~
It is fun to use vintage treasures in a new and unexpected way
and inexpensive too

so excited there are only 6 days until
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Show off your Cottage Monday
Make it yourself Monday
Making the world cuter Monday

romantic saying for today
"Love is the joy of the good"



Vintage Christmas

Hi Everyone
Happy Saturday
Here is a  last minute gift idea
this vintage candy tin 
it even has handles

 I found candy cane cookies from Trader Joes to put inside the tin

They are so cute and yummy too

Vintage tins are great containers for cookies 
wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon


to have a few gifts wrapped and ready to go
Are you all done shopping or are you like me
still running around  for a few last minute gifts
linking for Pink Saturday 

there are only 8 days
until  *Christmas*

romantic saying for today
"Divine love is a sacred flower which in its early bud is happiness
and in its full bloom is heaven"
Eleanora  Hervey