Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cottage Mantle

I have a lovely little cottage in my backyard. It has my
 vintage gardening items in it.
When I bought 1515, I took the kitchen table and a bookcase
out of the cottage.
Since then the day bed has been loaded with the books from the bookcase and the
McCoy pots from the table.
 Since I am on vacation and it is GORGEOUS out.....
I thought what better time than now to clean!

It was cool enough this morning for a little fire in the fireplace.

I would of like to had a pumpkin in there but........







So I am going to sit back in my chair and listen to the Cardinal's game!





Of course Mom and Grandma are looking things over too!






Joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday



24 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

What gorgeous things, and so beautifully displayed. What a dear little red wheelbarrow, it's so sweet - I love it Anna!

Thank you for your sweet visit and comments. I have the Forestry emergency number in my phone just in case I see an injured deer or worst still hit one. Hope your Sister in law was okay and not too much damage to the vehicle...won't ask about the deer :o(

Rebecca said...

Wow-super cute!!!! I'd like to live in there!

Not sure if those are your comments-yes those mannequins went to the Civil War display.

Hope your enjoying your time off-looks like it!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Ann, it is truly a beauty! What great treasures you have in there and what a fun place to sit and enjoy the game or a book or whatever. Lovely!!

Pam

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Ann! This is the most darling collection of McCoy and gardenening things! Just a delight to look over. How fun to have a space like this!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm in awe of your McCoy collection. You have some great pieces...love the colors!!!

Babs said...

Your cottage is darling with all the McCoy planters on the mantel. What a wonderful place to relax. Love your chintz chair and fireplace. Happy Fall!

Happy@Home said...

The first time I visited your blog I was drawn to the adorable cottage from the outside. After seeing the inside, I am swooning. Soooo cute in there!! You have fixed it up to be so cozy and adorable. I love the paint color on the walls. It works so well with your collection of McCoy and gardeny things. I have been collecting a lot of this type of stuff at the thrift shops and have to say it is my favorite. Your pink squirrel and those little metal wheelbarrows are precious. What a great little hideout for you to enjoy your Cardinals game and your vacation. Have fun and thanks for sharing with us.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful collection of McCoy pottery, miniature wheelbarrows and watering cans!!! So fun!!

Shelia said...

Oh, Ann! What a precious little place! I love it! You have wonderful little treasures in here! I'd love to just move in and stay. Well, if I could get takeout! ;)
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Anne,
That is simply charming and adorable!
I love your vision in there and all the wonderful vignettes!
Thanks for sharing this,
Cindy

ann said...

Wow, Ann.You have such interesting collections and a very special place to display them. I love looking at your photos of your pretties.

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, I am totally drooling over your gorgeous McCoy collection! It's all so beautiful! And I also adore the pretty blue beadboard walls, I've always wanted a house with beadboard. Enjoy your time off:)

Pat said...

Oh my, Ann!! This is beautiful!

Tete said...

You know, it just seems a little sparse to me...LOL.
Where do you find all of this stuff? Did you start collecting when you were 2? You amaze me.
Love all the McCoy planters. They just make you smile.

CUBS ARE NUMBER 1!

Olive Cooper said...

Ann, how adorable is that is your cottage? Very. All that McCoy makes me happy. hugs♥O

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love this room!!! How fun! So many cute vintage garden and garden-inspired things. I'd love to have a place like this!!!! I adore all the watering cans and the pink squirrel I saw up on top! Cute!!

Richard Cottrell said...

What fun and excited things, So clever and so cute and especially fun arranged. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jann Olson said...

Oh, I could take up residence in there! I love, love it! Your watering can collection is too cute! It is so warm and cozy. I love the cottage feel.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Um, just one small question. Can I come over and play? :)

Blessings to your family.

Gail said...

O'Ann is this little cottage for real! It's beautiful!!!!!I could spend all my time in there.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your little cottage is just the most wonderful little place. I love it and I think I would be there all the time. You have it displayed so beautifully. Just totally unreal. I think I have drooled over every item and display you've shown. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

LV said...

You have some nice dust collectors to dust.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely display. And of course I love your cottage :-) Everything looks so charming.

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C'est moi Claudette said...

ANN, I 'm sorry I don't have many words today, but I do LOVE your mantel. I really really do. My fav colours in the world.
xoxoxo