I am experiencing (as are many of you) the after Christmas let down.
While the cottage looks all warm and cozy with all of the Christmas
decorations still up, soon it will all come down and everything will look
a bit less cheerful.
What to do to spice up the couple of cold and dreary months ahead?
All of the reds in the Christmas decorations have made me realize that I want to
use more reds in my accents. Red and white. Happy and clean and uplifting.
Oh and chickens. My heart was stolen by my neighbor's chickens. I never
knew how very fond of them I could be.
David and Bentley have prevented me from having a few running around our
yard ~ but I can still enjoy their presence in other ways.
My Mom has decided she would like to have some chickens. There is a little cottage
just one block from my own that is for sale. It is a really sweet little place. Mom's
neighbors have been moving into assisted living facilities (neither of us want that for
her) and she may be ready for a change. If we bought that little cottage for her she
would be close to Bentley ~ AND she could have her own chickens and a
chicken coop. I am going to share a sweet design I found on William Poole's
site of a Grandma's cottage. The one down the street is very, very similar and we
could make it the cutest little cottage!
So once again ~ chickens are inspiring!
Oh and one more thing before I let you go. Stop over and visit our BFF
Brenda she found a wonderful source for crafting fabrics. She bought the
cutest rooster print you all must see. I don't know about you, but little
sewing and crafting projects just relax me and make me feel all warm and
AND ~ I am about to start painting my kitchen hutch. It's currently blue with a
white interior and Laura Ashley fabric covering the shelves. You know the one,
you have all seen it. Well, if I get the nerve it will be painted red with white
Okay Bentley ~ send everyone your biggest grin and a wave too!
Susan and Bentley