Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year Wishes!!

I would like to start out this New Year with a HUGE THANK YOU to Jennifer Grey! As most of you know, Jennifer treats us the beginning of each month to her Cottage Of The Month article on her fabulous and cottage chic website, The Old Painted Cottage. A visit to her site is like a little gift just waiting to be opened and marveled at. So for this month, stop over for a little Scottish treat. You will want to grab a cup of coffee and a piece of shortbread and linger awhile at Glendoghall Cottage as you relax to beautiful Celtic music that plays along.

You see, Glendoghall Cottage belongs to my sweet friends, Doug and Wave - along with Hank, Bonnie and Maude McFie. I have had the priveledge of sharing bits of their home on my blog over the past year.
Trust me, I did wish to share more with you, however knowing my lovely friend Jennifer was going to give you a beautiful gift come January 2009, I held off.
Glendoghall Cottage is a lovely place to call home for Doug and Wave and their sweet pets. Here is the Matriarch of the clan, Miss Bonny. She looks mighty good for 15 - well, that would be 105 in people years!
Happy New Year friends! Wishing you the very, very best from our house to yours!
~~~Off I go to take a nap amongst the green hills covered with sweet Heather and listen to the bagpipes' resonating drones carrying the sounds on the mist through the Scottish Moors.~~~


Leigh said...


Pink Slippers said...

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Happy New Year...Loved the sneak peek...Wave's home is wonderful..heading to TOPC...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

I figured you were the 'Becky' that took those pictures; they are wonderful!
That was such a beautiful piece. I loved the colors and the tartan touches...Love those more traditional cottage looks.
Your friends have a gorgeous home.
That garden was amazing!
Suz in the Tules

Miss Jean said...

Happy New Years from our Scottish Terrier owned home to yours.

becky up the hill said...

You did do an amazing job with your photography skills. Big pat on the back~!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wonderful! Happy New Year to you!

the wild raspberry said...

What a beautiful front garden.
Happy New Year to you!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy New Year Becky! I can't wait to go see more of this beautiful home:>)

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Happy New Year Becky;What a great tour.Your phtography is great, and tell Doug & Wave their house is beautiful.Being a dog lover I could stay and look all day.

Anonymous said...

I saw that COTM yesterday and immediately thought of you. My first clue was the wee scotties everywhere. And when it said at the end that the photographer was Becky, my suspicions were confirmed.

You did a great job, Becky, and I love the house. So much character. I am going to link to it myself today.

Happy New Year to you and all your family, sweet Becky.



Storybook Woods said...

Charming, charming. Happy new year !!!! Clarice

Jean said...

Becky, you took fantastic photos of Wave's wonderful home. Even before I read whose home it was and photos by you I knew it was your friends home. I recognized some of the dog collectibles you had shown us before. She has some of the most special scottie and othr dog itemsI have ever seen. I love the outside of her home too. There are so many little touches that make it awesome. Please tell her how much I enjoyed the tour.
Happy New year to you and Wave.
Jean in Virginia

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy New Year!

Denise said...

Great pictures ! I think I might have something for you latter this month........... sooooooooo a little surprise in Jan would be fun!

Happy New Year Girl and I pray many blessings for you and your family!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Becky, my thanks go out to you. I would have never discovered Wave's beautiful home if it wasn't for you. It was such an honor to feature her home and your gorgeous pictures.


Liz said...

Happy New year! Your friends home is lovely ... As is everything you share! : )


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Their home is so beautiful! I love all the Scotty dog decor!!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Becky, I just discovered your cute blog! I'm going to pass it along to my sister, she loves scotties too! Hope you don't mind my adding your blog to my favorites list! I'll be back to check it out often - Happy New Year!

Lallee said...

Happy New Year dear Becky! I'm going to finish packing Christmas away,then put my feet up on the desk and sip a diet coke as I enjoy Wave's beautiful home. (too hot here for coffee) All your wonderful snippets of her home makes me know I am in for a BIG treat. Please convey my congratulations to her for the home feature.
Hugs to ALL Scotties,

Our Back Porch said...

Hello sweetie.
Great job on the pics.
I really enjoyed touring their home!

Happy New Year to you and your precious family!


Frippery said...

Just found your blog and I must say... CUTE CUTE CUTE... I will be busy perusing your beautiful photos for a while. Happy New Year, Pam

Sue said...

Happy New Year!!!

FarmHouse Style said...

Happy New Year, Becky. I love the photos and the music :-)


Elyse said...

congratulations, becky! you are the winner of my pretty organized giveaway! please email you address to me at and i will send you your prize right away. thank you again for entering!

i would also like to offer you my "treasured blogger" award. your blog is so sweet and fun. you may pick up the award at my blog at the bottom of the right margin.

thanks again & happy new year!

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
I have been away and it's taking me a long time to catch up on my blogging friends! Hope 2009 brings you much joy, love and abundance.
Your friend's cottage looks very interesting. I'm going over right now to take a look at it.
Hugs, Rhondi

BittersweetPunkin said...


Happy New Year to you as well!

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

I was so excited to see that their home was chosen for Cottage of the Month! I just love it :)

Duhgall is so cute looking out for those pigeons! Heck he's cute all the time ;)

Happy New Year sweet Becky. I hope it's the most wonderful ever!!


becky up the hill said...

Good Golly Miss took a pix of MY red house in wish..that pix in Jamestown tho, with the green pillars/columns, is my friend Mallory's store. The Antique Emporium. Her family used to have a grocery in there back in the day. The day we were in Monterey/Pacific Grove last week, I saw a blooming poinsettia and a hydrangea in someone's yard. Those flowers would freeze 'up the hill'..thanks for the fun tour..and your son and his girlfriend, very handsome!

louise said...

Wishing a very Happy New Year Becky to you and your family. x