Saturday, February 21, 2015

Movies I love

With the weather outside so windy and cold and a pot of chicken and dumplings simmering I am in the mood to watch my favorite movies.
 Baby boom with Diane Keaton is my all time feel good movie. 
I think my sweet little grand baby is as sweet as the baby here. Last Sunday we snuggled after playing with Legos and watching the Lego movie. 
My next favorite is Practical Magic. Two of my favorite stars
I love this kitchen set. I love the creamy white
I also love the saying at the end of the movie. 
Always Throw salt over your left shoulder
Keep rosemary by your garden gate
Plant lavender for luck
And fall in love whenever you can. 

So on this very cold night find your favorite movie and snuggle with your favorite person. Share your fav movie


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love sweet love

I love handworked pieces. Just knowing that someone spent time on this and thought about making something special touches my heart. 
 Sentimental pieces from the past remind me of times past 
my parents refinish this sweet bench 
that was my great grandmothers

I love repurposing bits into new pieces

 Of course vintage calendars touch 
my heart

 And vintage fabrics make my heart litter patter

 Memories of my sweet parent brings a swell of love to my heart

 I always wonder what touches people's hearts at Valentine's Day

 Last year I made some special plaques with place cards and tins

What brings love in your heart

May your day be filled with love

Have a wondrous day. Di

Sunday, February 8, 2015


I am sitting on a Sunday working on my computer. Some of my pictures have disappeared on the blog. Oh goodness I can't believe how hard this is. So now I am going to try a least a post because I needed a mental break.
Some of my favorite loves in my life gave me incredible gifts. My mom gave me this beautiful Victorian chair.  I would love to recover it but maybe later

Love present 2 are the sweet puppies from hubby. We went to get one but walked away with two

Of course my favorite is hubby. A gift from God. He is one of the kindest people I know. Always supportive. 

My gift of creativity is my gift to myself. I enjoy taking pieces and bits and fitting them together. 

My grandsons are a sweet gift from my daughters

The gift of friendships is always treasured

Beauty shared on our blog helps to lift my spirits 

And beauty in the world opens my eyes to the talents in myself and others

I hope your Sunday is full of joy  Di

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog

Hi, thanks for joining me. I am Di at Cottage-Wishes. I collect vintage finds and enjoy the hunt. 
Hubby and I moved from Florida to North Carolina to be near our children and grands. hubby with our 2 Yorkie puppies, Sophia and Maggie Mae.
 We joke that one has blonde hair like me and one grayish like hubby. 

I like country french and blue and white. 
 I enjoy repurposed furniture and crafting with my finds. I took a 60's jewelry chest and painted it like my dresser. 
 Vintage fabric have always caught my eye. I love the rich colors and the history they hold. 


Some of my fun projects are this metal hanging and chair

I love using chalk paint and had a friend upholster it with me feed sacks. We lived in buffalo early in our marriage 

And I love decorating with old wood pieces 

We are so blessed to be in the area near our families. 

Here are 2 of our grands. 

Our other family is in South Carolina at the beach

We always find time to refresh our souls here 

 Thanks to Vicki for getting us all together. For one lucky visitor I have a sweet giveaway. Please leave a contact email. If you would follow that would be great. Come sit awhile. Di
2 Bags Full

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Inspiration Year

Snap shots of my lovely year

May Your 2015 be wonderful, I am so blessed to have my dear ones near to me.  Di

 Best of 2014 Vintage Home Decor, Repurposed Projects