The Little Cottage

Long weekends mean packing up the car and heading off to the cottage after a long winters rest. We make the year trip each year telling our friends and family that we are going to the cottage to rest and relax. Yet we know we are going to clean up the long winters dust, open the windows, and set up the cottage for the season until it comes time to close it up again for the long winters rest. We spend our long weekend cleaning up the yard, replanting flowers, and airing out the cabin. We are find ourselves just as busy as the work week, yet this is more rewarding in the end.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Alboran Summer House *includes summer tree and house* by Serenity Style *available for May round of Builder’s Box*

Outside Decor

*Cleo* Cart and Crates by Dreamscapes Art Gallery *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Welcome Mat by AZ Emporium *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Landscaping:

Rocks & Plants 1, Rocks & Plants 2, Swiss Cheese Plant in Copper & Brass Cauldron by Cosmos Boutique Shop *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Nature & Art *featuring Alder tree and Fig Tree* by La Luna *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Sweet Garden Grass06 – white*a, Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(cool colors)*a, Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors)*a, Garden Tree08 with Lights – orange a, and Garden Tree06 – dark brown(dg) a by HPMD

grass field green 01 – random by [we’re CLOSED]

Windlighting:

*Starley* Settings 2

Be sure to stop by the Home & Garden Expo and explore the many designers who are helping with a great cause!

The Entrance Way

The entrance way of the home is the first thing our guests see. My grandma use to say that you can tell a lot about the people who live in a home by their entrance way; something I never really gave much thought to as a children. Now that I think back to my grandma and the things she would say, I can now see how the entrance way opens the world to those who live within the home. Some entrance ways are clean with everything in their place and others are a mess with items strewn here and there. My favourite entrance ways are those with clear signs of animals and children. You know this home is filled with love and they are not afraid to show it.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Coille Home by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Indoor Decor

Nature & Art: Swans in love by La Luna *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Black Langley Hanging Storage and Storage Bench by {Q-Essentials} *available at Lost & Found until April 1*

Westwood Stained Buggles Glass Cabinet by {Q-Essentials} *available at The Old Fair until May 25*

{Q-Essentials} Music Note 2 Wall Decor, Treble Wall Decor, Music Note, Music Sheet Wall Decor, and Bulb Vase by {Q-Essentials}

Slumber Lamp – Cat – Calico by +Half-Deer+

Kitten Collection :: *FaMESHED Bonus* Sitting Kitten, Puff Pups :: Sleepy Puff RARE, and Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies *group gift* by Jian

Landscaping:

GumTree_v2{4Seasons} by Little Branch

grass field green 01 – random by [we’re CLOSED]

Windlighting:

*Starley* Settings 2

Be sure to stop by the Home & Garden Expo and explore the many designers who are helping with a great cause!

The Sitting Room

Often we find ourselves standing in a small empty space wondering what we should fill it with. Sometimes, we create a lavishly decorated room that leaves people admired with out skills. Other times, we go with a minimalist approach and stand back taking in the room and satisfied with our “less is more” frame of mind that day. Adorned in neutral tones with a hint of colour here and there, the small sitting room stood out from the other spaces within the house, and I couldn’t be happier.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Coille Home by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Indoor Decor

Inspired Space Desk by Serenity Style *from the May Deco(c)rate*

Guest Chair, Guest Sofa, and Guest Stool by [Ds] Dictatorshop *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Vintage Lamp – Deco – by AZ Emporium *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Birch Display / Clear on Black and Dead Orchard Decor / Oak – A by [ Cabal ] *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Havelland Rug, Metallic Skyline B, and Metallic Skyline A by {Q-Essentials}

Windlighting:

AnaLu *studio* 5

Be sure to stop by the Home & Garden Expo and explore the many designers who are helping with a great cause!

Just a Little Love

No matter where we are, who we are with, or how old we may be, we all need just a little love. We do not care where it comes from or what shape it takes, just as long as someone around us show a little love. It lifts our spirits on the darkest of days and allows for a crack of light to shine through. Often that little glimpse of love is all that is needed to get us through the day; regardless if it is what starts the day off or the goal at the end of a long day. It could be from someone unexpected or the ones we hold most dear. Just a little love goes a long way.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Bellavilla by [BR] Bellarosa Designs – Furniture & Homes

Indoor Decor

Heavenly Feel Col. *includes board rare, boxes, cup, pile of cushions, pile of quilts, stool, table, and vase* by Serenity Style

Balloon girl by Dj Blu (blublaize)

Windlighting:

CalWL

The Dressmakers Dolls

Usually the young dressmaker, could be found in her little shop lost in new orders for dresses that the women of the village wore to special events, but for the last few days business had been slow for the dressmaker. Needing to find something new to help keep her business running, the young dressmaker took up a new hobby; one that had the little girls of the town whispering about. She had figured it would not be to difficult to make her dresses in a smaller size then what she was use to, after all she was already making gowns for newborns. Before she knew it she was making dolls for the all the little girls, who were making requests for dresses for themselves and their dolls (so they could match).

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

The Atelier Couture *featuring Pavilion Rare* by Serenity Style *available at Shiny Shabby until May 15*

Indoor Decor

The Atelier Couture *featuring sketches, closed boxes, panel tools, stool, table, tissues box, and mannequin* by Serenity Style *available at Shiny Shabby until May 15*

Emma Antique Doll *featuring Doll – Grey, Box Pink, and Open Box Teal* by Serenity Style *available at The Crossroads until May 28*

Cute Cats *featuring Lazy, Photographer, and Traveler Rare* by {YD} Your Dreams *available at Cosmopolitan until May 6*

Frame Cute *featuring Cat {Black}, Elephant {Black}, and Mice Love {Black}* by {YD} Your Dreams *available at Shiny Shabby until May 15*

Windlighting:

*Canimod