Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cottage Touches

Sweet little cottages......
...tucked in here and there...
.....are actually old incense burners. There is a place in the back for the incense to burn and the smoke goes up the chimney. They are just so cute!
Somebody spent hours making this little needlepoint of a cottage.
I love it, even with the missing threads.
This sweet old English cottage is a doorstop. Framed is a sweet poem that was my Grandma Katy's. It is titled God's Garden and reminds me so much of her as she grew violets in her kitchen. If you click on the photo, you will be able to read it.
My favorite cottage of all and a reminder that Christmas is half way here!
Wishing you a SWEET day!
After I finished this post I found that Suzanne is hosting a Vintage Thingie Thursday. What fun! So stop on over to see what other vintage goodies others are sharing.

36 comments:

the wild raspberry said...

what sweet little cottages!
i would love to watch the little puffs come out the chimney...
have a wonderful day.
xo
chas

Martine said...

I love the incense burners!! How funny and totaly cute!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

martine

SueLovesCherries said...

Hello! I'm with you on the cottage loving! The last one is my favorite - reminds me of a Mary Engelbreit type.

That poem is so nice - I copied it down! Have a great day!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are adorable cottages and I can see how you got the name for your blog!!

Love your grandmother's poem. I love violets too! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Postcardy said...

The last one is a good way to celebrate "Christmas in July."

blushing rose said...

Lovely presentation & post. TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love your foot stool. I have one with a beautiful bouquet on a rose ground. They are becoming my next obsession I believe. Love the cottages too.

Coloradolady said...

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday...what a charming post...I love the little Scottie dog in the pictures too.

Can you believe this year is half over?

Have a great VTT!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love little cottages, I have a cottage teapot from Earls grandmother, a little cottage butter dish from a yard sale and some pictures. I can remember as a little girl thinking my dream home would be a little stone cottage with an English garden. I love your collections:>)

Dawn said...

Lovely little cottages. I spotted a few cute little Scotties too!
Dawn

ClassyChassy said...

Nice post today - love your cottages!

Miri said...

Sweet cottages! Wonderful needlepoint pillow!

Cal said...

Cute little cottages. And I liked the verse.

Cal x

~~Carol~~ said...

I love each and every one of your cottages! And that poem sounds very familiar to me. I know I've heard it before somewhere, but I jotted it down to save. I've been reading your lovely blog for quite a while now! I've only commented once or twice...I mostly lurk!

Mimi Sue said...

You have some adorable little cottages. Love them all. Mimi

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I love your sweet cottage touches, especially the doorstop and your Grandmothers Garden Poem! Grandmothers treasures sure can pull at ones heart-strings!

Thinking of you sweet Becky,
Hugs,
Maryjane

Daisy Cottage said...

Adorable cuteness! Love your cottage touches Becky-girl.

OH, I found a little something-something for you last week when I was out & about with my sis - but you'll have to wait 'till Christmas.

;-)
Love you VERY much,
Kim

Shelia said...

I love seeing all of your precious little cottages! I see a little Scottie in there too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

My Shabby Roses said...

Those cottages are so sweet. You do find the best things.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Becky.. look at your needlepoint collection! LOVE it! so beautiful! thanks for sharing.. Happy VTT

CC said...

Such sweet little cottages..I love them with their sweet colors. Happy VTT...and hope your weekend is a lovely one.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What sweet cottages, friend! Thanks for sharing those! Hope you are well. You remain in my prayers!

Maison Douce said...

I'm so into cottages, too!!! In fact, I have a wall with nothing but cottage prints!!
Isabel

Allidink said...

Aw those are adorable! Love all the little cottages :) Those incense holders are so cute!

All the best,
Allison

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh what sweet delights..i love them all :)

Vee said...

Your own cottage is my favorite of all. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

Julie said...

What a fun needle point! I just found your blog and just love it. I also am a scottish terrier lover. We lost our little Katie eleven years ago and have had a little Westie named Paisley! We are looking for a new scotty puppy.

Sinta Renee said...

Incense burners... I forgot all about those! Anything cottage is endearing.

Jenn Jilks said...

Great photos and stories!
I love the needlepoint, too.
We live at the 'cottage' in My Muskoka.

Storybook Woods said...

You have such a wonderful cottage collection. I really love the doorstop xoxo Clarice

Bea said...

What cute cottages! That needlepoint is gorgeous.

Lallee said...

I always love seeing any of your cottages. You have the best collection!!! Now I must go click on the picture and read your grandmother's poem.

Have a great Saturday!
XO,
Lallee

black eyed susans kitchen said...

We have a bit of a cottage collection too. I have trouble passing them up when I find them in pictures and as tea pots. Great show and tell.
♥, Susan

Becky said...

Absolutely precious!

I love the Scottie too!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I've never before seen such cute incense burners! I don't like incense much, but I'd like it burned in those cottages! Thanks for stopping by to see my French bird pillows nesting in my customer's home!

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These cottages are so beautiful. I love the second photo.