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Hi and Welcome!

I am pretty new to blogging, but I love reading blogs and looking at all of the creative ideas other cottage lovers have! I love thrifting, vintage items, and entertaining. I am also trying to start my own business, using my very own creativity. I make little girls Tutu's and I love making fun creative signs. I am learning to sew and can't wait to create with you! I am working on new inventory for the new year, so I will be updating it as much as I can!

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Give Away Winner!!!

Thank you ALL for participating in my very first Give Away!
I used Randomizer.org to determine the winner and

Congradulations to....

Thank you Ahrisha!  I hope you enjoy the plate.  I will contact you about shipping!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Show & Tell Friday and A Cottage Down the Layne's Very First Give Away!

Happy Friday everyone!  And thank you for stopping by to check out my very first Give Away!
Friday, April 9th is a special day for me, because my neice was born today 13 years ago!
I thought I would celebrate by hosting the very first give away from this blog!

I am also entering the Show & Tell Friday hosted by http://romantichome.blogspot.com/!
If you have a moment pop on over to Cindy's and take a look at her adorable Show & Tell and browse through the other beautiful items others have posted to Show!

This is my beautiful Tea Set!  It was given to me by a very dear friend Katie.  I have been looking, searching for a Tea Set ( I didn't have one) and I could never find one I just loved or that was in my price range.... Miniscule Price Range.  This Christmas, my dear friend, suprised me with this gorgeous tea set at our annual Christmas party. 

Would you care for a cup of Constant Comet?

Let me pour you a cup or two!

Thank you for checking out my Show & Tell Friday entry.  I absolutely love this Tea Set and I look for any occassion to use it!

Be Sure to check out my give away below!!!

Up for grabs is this very beautiful Limoges plate.  Covered in pink and cream roses, this is my very last Limoges dinner plate.  I had a set for sell on my website ( all but this one is gone).

To enter the give away, please leave a comment below.  I will announce the winner on Monday, April 12th!  The cut off to enter will be Sunday, April 11th at midnight!

This is a close up of the detail on the plate!

For a second chance to win, just mention this Give Away on your blog.  Be sure to let me know in your comment if you are mentioning this Give Away on your blog, so that I will know to enter your name twice! 

Good Luck and Have a wonderful weekend!  ~Rachelle

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Tablescpe and odds & ends

I hope everyone had a blessed and happy Easter!  I can tell you mine was wonderful, busy, and stressful all in one day!

This is my Easter table.  I did Yellow and Blue to brighten up the day!  Birds, Eggs, and Bunnies!  Perfect for a cheery Easter dinner.  We actually all went to Church that morning, rushed home and I apparantly didn't plan as well as I usually do, because I spent the next two hours scrambling to get things done!  My dear Mom helped me in the kitchen and we soon had dinner ready. 

This was the Mommy and Kiddie table!  I sat with my boy and a friend who has two little boys.  We sat here to keep the chaos away from the main table!

Now - onto a wonderful TJ Max find!  I got this beautiful 3 teir basket for 10$!  The item was badly bent and the screws would not tighten, so I asked for a discount!  I was ECSTATIC when she told me should would put it at 50% off!  My sweet Husband fixed her right up and it made the cutest little display for our plastic eggs!  I am debating on painting the whole thing in an antique white, with a bit of the brown showing through here and there! 

Ok - so this Friday I plan to announce my Very First Give-Away!  Check back soon for Details!

Ok, just a quick update on my cousin I mention with cancer.  She has been given just a week to live and if you would continue to keep her family in your prayers I am sure it would uplift them all.  She was actually doing well on Easter and spent some restful time with her kids.  She is not very cognizant of what is going on, but does not seem to be in pain.  _ Thank you!