My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Show Off Your Cottage Monday 11/23/09

Welcome again to Cielo's SOYCM. Click to visit the other participants and enjoy looking into our homes.

As I've said, a great deal of my time each day revolves around this office. I believe in beauty in all I do and having it around me. This is my mouse pad and my note pad I use. Pink is the main color in this house.

A small pillow I have from an out-of-print Cyrus Clark fabric. It sits on my window seat in this office. I can view the street from this perch in my office but I don't really look out the window much when I'm on the computer.

Another tiny pillow I have that I made from an antique Wilendur tablecloth. That little rose in the bottom of the photo is a little Old Country Roses teacup my daughter gave me and I made a small hanging arrangement out of it.

The ribbon roses I made are on a vintage lace curtain that adorn that window.

One of a pair of hanging electric paper lantern my daughter gave me. There is one on each side. I added the roses and ribbon. They give the most romantic light at night.

Another lamp I froufrou-ed up many years ago. I buy them at garage sales, paint them and then decal, decoupage or paint roses on them.

I'm very grateful to be able to stay home. I know a lot of women want to work forever but not me. Also, some don't have that luxury. I'm very fortunate that I have a wonderful hubby who can support me to be here when our adult kids call and want to chat with me. I'll be forever grateful for that.


  1. Good morning Connie,

    I love seeing photos of your home. Flowers and prettiness everywhere and that is the way it should be. You have the perfect touch!

    Have a wonderful day.


  2. Okay. I am in LOVE with all of that!!!
    Especially that pink lantern. I would love,love, love that !!!
    Just beautiful Connie. Very feminine.


  3. Oh Connie, you are such a girlie girl! Just like me! Now, to answer your question, did I hurt myself? I'm a little scarred emotionally but physically I'll have use of my fingers again in another day or two.

  4. Hi Connie,
    So very pretty as always!. I adore your feather wreath my goodness it is just amazing and so lovely to look at. (I want one too).
    Its always fun to visit you, I enjoy reading all your posts.
    Have a wonderful day "living beautifully"

  5. I love flowers and lace and your things are so pretty. Thanks for sharing and giving me some ideas about fabric.

    Just love the pillow.


  6. What a wonderful way to spend the day at the office...your own!!

    Your surroundings are just so YOU!! Wonderful details, my dear.

    BTW, Love your wreath too!!

    Aunt May's Cottage

  7. Hi Connie,
    Love all the pink and I love, love, love, the rose paper lanterns your daughter gave you. The rose that you added to them is so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing today. Have a wonderful new week.


  8. Hey Connie

    Love the flowery romance that you have throughout your home. The lantern is wonderful!

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. I really enjoy seeing photos of your office Connie. I spend a lot of time in my home, so like you, I want to see pretty things around me.
    I love all the beautiful touches of Connie everywhere.

  10. So beautiful! I love it all!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Hey my sweet friend, just wanted to wish you a very special Thanksgiving Day!!

  12. Hello Connie, those are pretty treasures. Love the paper latern.

  13. Hi Connie...

    Ohhh...what a sweet treat! I love all...ALL of your pretty pink, my friend! Those pillows are gorgeous!!! I was thinking how pretty they would look in my Tea Rose bedroom...wink! Love all the soft pink, roses and your rose lamp...gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your pretty office with us today! I also want to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Tea Rose bedroom...and for leaving me the sweetest comment!

    I'm very thankful as well...I am able to be home and enjoy all the things that I love here! I worked for many, many years...loving my time at home now!!!

    Warmest wishes and Have a happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  14. Hi, Connie,
    I always love to get a glimpse into your lovely cottage home. I loved all your pretty pillows and lamps. That lantern is just spectacular. I love everything about it. It is so romantic. I, too, am thankful that I have been able to retire and enjoy a little down time at home. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving Day. Vicki

  15. Hi Connie, first time here to your blog. Amen to staying at home! I love that you also love it!
    I just feel so blessed that I have always been able to be at home. 5 of our children have flown the coop, but we have 1 lone last little chickadee still in the nest.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Enjoy your day.


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