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  • What I hope for my readers and for all keepers of the nest, is that they embrace their homes with their heart and all of the passion that it holds. I want them to know that they can decorate on a limited budget by seeing things in new ways; by rescuing the broken and transforming the ugly. I hope that they flaunt their favorite color and decorate their life with it. I hope that their homes feel like one giant hug that welcomes them each and every time they walk through their front door. More than anything I want everyone to have their own home-sweet-home dream come true! xo, Kim

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May 10, 2007


Susan Ramey Cleveland

It must be such fun to live in Daisy Cottage. All the colors! Keep posting photos please.

Esther Sunday

I drooled over this picture this morning, allowing one of my shredded wheat to take a nose dive off my lips back into my bowl...
I love these color combinations! Have a great day! Love, Esther


That tea pot is lovely sitting on the red box. The wonderful yellow really accentuates the green too:-). Friends are such wonderful blessings aren't they? :-).
Have a great day!

T Sheeley

The colors you put together always catch my eye!! I love the teapot. And yumm, M&M's and popcorn are one of my favs, along with popcorn and Hot Tamales!! Have a great day Kim!



That green is one of my favorite colors and I have two teapots that color. I need you to come to NH to stage them though. You have an eye.


OOOOOOh!!!! Pretty! Could you show a pic of the whole mantle? Pretty please? I'd love to see it.

Beautiful as usual!



What a wonderful teapot!! I do love plump happy "little teapot, short-and-stout, here is my handle, here is my spout!" Mainly because I really resemble one! LOL! Looks like a green spring day over at Daisy Cottage!

Jan x here at another gloomy rain-and-possible storms day at Rosemary Cottage! Time for popcorn and chocolate! LOL!


Lovely & COLORFUL pictures! Adorable teapot, beautiful border on the little saucer, & I love that red box.....I bet it's full of treasures!
Have a great day!

C. Stower

Kim, the colors that you put together are gorgeous. And the way you put them together is so artistic. You are also a great photographer, I could have the same things in a picture and they wouldn't look like that. Love Cindy S.


Such pretty green treasures! What a dear that sweet Betty Jo is!


You have a wonderful friend in Betty Jo! That little green tea pot is the sweetest thing ever!


ooooo the Cottage Love! just draws me in Kim. I love it here :)

Oh, those greens are just delightful! Love all your new goodies from Betty Jo. What a sweet lady she is.

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What a sweet and plump little teapot! Darling!! You arrange the best vignettes, too!

Betty Jo

OMGosh Kim! I just found your post and ran right over. That little teapot never looked this good in my home. Your camera is definitely an artist's brush, and Daisy Cottage the canvas. I'm so amazed too how it matches the other pot in your photo. The teapot and saucer are exquisite sitting on that beautiful red box. I love the way you stack the books on your mantle too. That's the one thing I miss in our new apartment, a mantle. I may try to find a faux one and simply put it on the wall. I'm thrilled you liked my little gifties. xoxo


thanks for the heads the teapot!


Love the green teapot. It looks so cute together with all of the other goodies.
Your new popcorn bowl is cute too.


Hi Kim...I am a sucker for teapots and this little green one is a beauty.

Mikki Jo

Such sweet treasures. I was looking at teapots just this afternoon at the antique store. I wanted to splurge but I kept from it. Maybe next time. Thanks for sharing.


So cute!



The colors are beautiful and what a lovely teapot! I love all of your pictures, it makes me happy to just come and look and what else you have found. I particularly love the green as it is my favorite color. Looking forward to your next picture.
Have a great day!


I just love visiting your blog. Its such a happy place to come while drinking a cup of latte. Thanks for sharing.


The green, red, and yellow colors are all so lovely together. You have such a wonderful way of putting pieces together. Want to swing by CT and help me?

The Decorated House sweet of Betty Jo! And she's right, that little teapot is so pretty in your home and it is so proud to be there. You can tell by how plump is chest is. :) Those green pieces will all have a loving home where they will be displayed with joy!


Hi Kim

You have been busy posting since the last time I looked! I love the teapot and the aprons. The wheelbarrow is a lovely idea - it will look great with flowers in it.

Enjoy your weekend.

Marie x


Love this vignette! Your colors are great.

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