Friday, February 27, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink - - Linens & Lace

Hello sweet friends - -

Please join us at Make Mine Pink on Friday, February 27, 2009 as we present Linens and Lace.

Linens and lace tenderly woven into the fabric of a life. They first surround when we are wrapped in the heirloom christening gown. Yellowed by time but preserved with love, brought out on a day that is filled with expectant joy. A treasure carefully saved by a mother in each generation, along with the hope for a beautiful life to come. The simple elegance of linens and lace remains in our memories -later we're struck by the beauty of a simple lace hankie that catches our eye, lying in a grandmother's lavender-scented drawer. Linens and lace carefully collected and stored within a handmade cedar chest, for yet another day of joyful expectation. Feelings of love and anticipation lie behind each piece a young girl selects to adorn her one-day home with grace. She envisions a future life of bliss as she tenderly folds every piece and stores it away, to lie patiently in wait for its turn to come. Linens and lace draped over a vintage boudoir chair, in the corner of a quite room. Perhaps it is a small piece of handmade lace, or perhaps it is a layer, that found its way into her bridal gown. She thinks of the women who have worn linens and lace before her on a day like this. A precious object of beauty... delicate and strong, as she herself is. In the kitchen where she works to care for her family, she has hung the first curtains of spring. Linens and lace swaying gently in the breeze, while the sunlight dances through their intricate designs.

Here are some of the things that I am offering at the cottage this week - come take a look

Monday, February 23, 2009

Things are hopping at the cottage this week

Hello sweet friends - -

It's time for "show and tell" at Make Mine Pink. I wanted to show all of you some sweet little Easter goodies I'll be adding to the cottage later this week. I just love Easter time - - - a time for a new beginning - - fresh start. Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year! What season is your favorite? Hop on over to the cottage in a day or two and see if there is something springy you just can't live without!
Have a blessed week!
Cindy O.
p.s. The sweet framed bunny in the first picture is one of my favorite things in my home! My hubby purchased it for me from a sweetie named Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits. She loves rabbits and so do I!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink - - French Farmhouse

Hello sweet friends - -

It's time for "Pink Friday" again at Make Mine Pink. This weeks theme is "French Farmhouse". Please check out all the shops to see what they are offering.

I had lots of fun rounding up some things to offer in this category. Check it out.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Time to be creative again

Hello sweet friends - -

I've been thinking for a while about wanting to take my site, Angel Wings Cottage, in a new direction. In years past, back in the 80's and early 90's I was really into creating crafts and pretties. Back then it was lots of country stuff - - and Victorian things. I also made some jewelry. I did lots of craft shows.

I have been feeling a real need lately to get back into my creative side. I made a few Valentine cards last Thursday and listed them at midnight on my site for Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink. Imagine my delight when I awoke early Friday morning to see that someone had purchased them!!

Then today I was reading a post from a lovely blog that I visit, The Feathered Nest, and Dawn was talking about just that very thing. About how she thinks that it feels so good to be creating. So . . . maybe that was just the push I needed to try my hand at creating again. So . . . be sure and check back at Angel Wings Cottage in the near future as I get to know my "crafty" side again!