Saturday, December 6, 2008

Etsy Cottage Style Holiday Shopping

Christmas and holiday shopping at it's best on the Etsy Cottage Style blog!
This wonderful group of etsy sellers is showcasing their talent on the blog until mid December. Make sure to stop by and shop, and leave a comment at Etsy Cottage Style

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

David Austin Roses

When I lived at my old house I had many different roses. After 2 yrs. in the new house I miss them so much! My favorites were my David Austin Roses. Below I am sharing the pick for 2009.

Claire Austin (Ausprior)
David Austin Recommended Variety

Category English Roses
(English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin Roses
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Hardiness Hardy
Fragrance Strong
Repeating Excellent

There is something a little special about white roses – they are all purity and light – and yet really good white roses are rare among English Roses and Hybrid Tea Roses alike. This is because white roses are very difficult to breed. ‘Claire Austin’ bears pleasingly cupped buds of a pale lemon shade which gradually open to form large, creamy-white flowers of typical English Musk delicacy; their petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles, with a few more loosely arranged in the centre. They have a strong fragrance based on myrrh with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. It forms an elegant, arching shrub with plentiful, medium green foliage. Strong and particularly healthy. Undoubtedly our finest white rose to date.

Claire Austin is David Austin’s daughter. She has a nursery in the UK which specialises in hardy plants, including the country’s finest collection of irises, peonies and day lilies.

4.5 ft. x 4 ft. or 8 ft. as a climber.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sharing Finds...

Oh look at these goodies, my latest finds at
the yard sales and Saylorsburg Flea Market.

Some great old trim, a neat little suitcase and a top of a vintage dress.

These are a bag of old button cards, most of the cards aren't intact
but they are still fab to me!

This is a silverplate shaker. It just caught my eye.

These few spools of thread, a nice thick stitching thread.

I also got alot of other goodies, that I will share later!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Yard Sale Finds...

One of my favorite things to do is to go out treasure hunting or better known as yard sale'n.
Here are my latest finds....

Old German Postcards. I don't know anything more about them, but I liked them for 50 cents.

Old small painting, just caught my eye, 25 cents.

An old typewriter for $10 and a old postage scale for $3

and the last one a ornate tin planter for 50 cents.

I just love great deals and fab finds!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Last Weekend's Treasures

It is finally the time of year that I love, Flea Market & Yard Sale Time! The North East has too many cold months for me! Here are some treasures I picked up this past weekend.

Some great frames, A tall vase, A glass votive holder (avon), Some bonus papers in the back of a frame, a couple European prints, two small pitchers (marked on bottom: 1/3, 1/2 ), Some nice fabric for projects and some fabric flower pin ons.

I can't wait till I go this weekend to find stuff!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Weekend Weather...

What a beautiful day it is! The sun is shining bright. The birds are chirping. And I can drink a cup of coffee on the front porch this morning. Spring is here! Yeahhhhhh! Have a wonderful weekend!

Smiles, Christine