As you browse, you will find that I fill my blog with flea market finds and other treasures to create that Romantic, Vintage

Cottage, French Paris feel for your home ~ I love roses, chippy, whites, pinks, vintage linens and lace, so you may find just what you're looking for ~ My items are handcrafted or repurposed into the perfect cottage decor, just for you ~

At times I feature other Artists Creations ~ with links to

their store. So please pause a little while and enjoy their talents.

Oh . . . and I just have to share some of my favorite flowers

with you, as well.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Good Morning! 

I hope all you ladies are having a fabulous Mothers Day! 

After "Happy Mothers Day Wishes" from my daughter, son and his wife, grandchildren and sisters,  I decided to go for a hike and share some Gods country with you. Enjoy!

Bitter Brush "Food for the deer"


Oh yes . . . my Jack Russell (Molly) just had to stop and dig for a gopher!  The highlight of her day.

The water source for irrigating the land.

. . . another view

I'm fortunate that I was born
To someone like you;
I love you still. Though you are gone,
Your memory lives on and on,

I will always rememember you.
Happy Mothers Day Mom

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This fabulous Vintage Doll is my latest find!  I am  so excited to come across her. She definately needs a new hair do . . . but I don't plan to change anything about her.  I don't know a great deal about dolls but I do know that she is quite old.  She is stuffed with straw and wool or cotton fiber. I will be getting her apraised and ready to go to her new home in my Etsy store in the next few days.

Her head is bisque or composition and her eyes are glass.

Notice the sweet little dimple in her chin.

 A bisque or porcelain is a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque
porcelain. Bisque dolls are characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish. They were very popular between 1860 and 1900 with French and German dolls. Bisque dolls are collectible, and antique dolls can be worth thousands of US dollars. Antique German and French bisque dolls from the 19th century were often made as children's playthings, but contemporary bisque dolls are predominantly made directly for the collectors market.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The highlight of filling lots of orders today is a very sweet one orderd for her mother.  She ask that it be wrapped for gift giving.  Here it is and on its way to cheer her special day!

If you have someone special out there that you would like a gift sent off to, visit my store and browse my creations. 
I will create it ~ wrap it ~ embellish it ~ send it on its way.
Shipping all over the world!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

French Shabby Chic Paris Cloche

This Lovely Cloche was created by
 using some of my French Inspired Hand Stammped Trims.

Trims used in creating this Cloche.
Available in my Etsy Store.



All the romance of Paris in the spring time, and a walk along the Rive Gauche of the Sienne!! This little one of a kind chapeau would be right at home on that dream Parisian vacation!! 
  A must have! May be purchased at
Thisle Cottage Studio

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Grape Hyacinths

Just had to show you my
Grape Hyacinths.

They so much remind me of my grandmother
whom I dearly miss.

"Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought...." Sophie Scholl