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


  1. Hi, Di - nice to meet you! I'm hopping along over at Mountain Quiltworks. I love that you moved to be near your family. Nothing more important than that. Nice blog - it was fun looking at the world through your eyes.

  2. Hi Di...on behalf of Vicki at 2 Bags Full...WELCOME to GRB 2015!! Your post looks great and we hope the hop brings you many new followers and friends! Val from

  3. I am enjoying visiting your blog-I love to repurpose things into new again too-so much fun with the hunt as well
    enjoy the party!

  4. Great to be near family.Dogs really cute.

  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I have enjoyed looking through your posts :) Have a wonderful week. Hugs!

  6. Hi Di
    Thanks for sharing a little about yourself here. I too love vintage fabric tetiles and this is such a gorgeous piece you have to share. I wonder what you little Giveaway just might be!!
    Thanks for the visit to me blog too! Enjoy the party!

  7. Hi Di, So nice to see you at the party! Looking forward to reading more in the coming year :-)

  8. Hello Di

    I found you through Grow Your Blog event. I enjoyed reading about you and your blog :). I too love all things vintage and I love hunting for treasures in charity and thrift shops :). I would like to wish you every success in your blogging adventure.

    Have a happy GYB! Hugs, Asia

    If you'd like to visit me back and find out more about my blog Under a Creative Spell, that would be fab!

  9. Your vintage cottage aesthetic is inspiring!

    t_ktl at

  10. Stopped by to meet you on my hop around Vicki's GYB party and loved seeing the things you've upcycled, especially the chair which is fab. DH and I love the South Carolina Lowcountry and will be heading back to Hilton Head Island in a few weeks time for our annual dose of R&R plus extra retail therapy!
    If you get the chance pop over to Normandy Life and visit our little corner of France, I think you'll like!

  11. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  12. Hi Di! I'm visiting via GYB and enjoying perusing through your vintage treasures and the new life you are giving to them with paint...WOW! I love your style!

  13. HI, I'm a textile artist, visiting, via GYB, from St. John's, NL Canada. Thanks for sharing your work.

  14. Congrats on your retirement and moving closer to family! How do you like NC? I moved back to my home state of WV after 32 yrs in VA and have visited NC often, mostly the Outer Banks. My hubby was transferred here in 2012 and with the thermometer showing 10 deg right now, I can assure you I long to scurry further south! Looking forward to reading more and seeing your lovely projects here on your blog.

  15. Thank you so much for inviting us to visit. I love your blog header photo and seeing the wonderful things you are bringing back to life.

  16. Di, you live in one of my favorite states. NC is so beautiful! I enjoyed the tour of your projects and peeking into your life a bit. Enjoy the blog party! Susan

  17. Hi, ive hopped over from gyb party, I love the things you have repurposed. That chair is fantastic!

  18. Hello dear Di, beautiful GYB post you have here. I'm already following you and it's always a pleasure to visit you and seeing your work. But Di, what happened to the photos on your blog????? I see none in your previous posts anymore.... How come they're deleted? Did something happen may be with your picasa web-albums where blogger saves the blog photos? Do tell me if you need any help. Sending you big hugs, Wendy of Apple and Apricot

  19. Isn't it a blast when you find suitcases in great shape?

    I so love Yorkies - My fav toy breed.

    Popped by from GYB -

  20. Hi Di, greetings from another NC gal! Found you on the GYB hop. There is some problem with the pictures on your blog, most of them are not showing. But I'll stop by again later. I like vintage finds, DH says I am a thrift store rat. I enjoy projects too, will follow for a while, and hope you get your picture problem solved soon.

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