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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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September 25, 2007



I couldn't agree more. A romantic home may take many forms, what matters most is the care and affection that we show it and its inhabitants.
I have only recently began to romance my home. I have always considered it small an cramped. I have overlooked its potential. I am thankful to you and others who have challenged and inspired me to look beyond its limitations and recognize the hidden gem within.

Crazy for Daisies - Marlene

Good Morning Kim...I just drop in on Karla's home....what a feast for the eyes...both of your homes are just adorable and FULL of ideas for decorating one's own home...I love them BOTH....Seeing your milk glass plate makes me want to go and take out my mother's set and pieces that I've collected through the years and display them in my home....Thank you for the most delightful little tour...Have a great Autumn day! xoxo Marlene


Love your pictures and I love your home too! xo, suzy


Kim, you know we ALL love EVERYTHING about your home!


Thanks for the tour! It was beautiful.


Just when I thought I had seen most of your home, you show us so many new and beautiful things!! I am trying to post my photos I took yesterday for the party (blogger is not cooperating this morning!) please stop by later and hopefully I'll have them up too!
And you know I LOVE YOUR COTTAGE!!!!

Miss Janice

LOVED the tour of your home. I have to get a black gingham tablecloth like yours, too cute and love the runner also. I LOVE ALL the photos--so many ideas! Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
Miss Janice

Jennifer Froh

I love your home! Isn't this party fun? I'm participating too!... it's been amazing seeing all the different decorating styles of such talented women!

Lee Ann

My husband always tells me that everything in our home has wheels! I LOVE to change things up. I enjoyed both sites and got some great ideas. Have a great day!


Kim you have such a beautiful home. I love seeing it because it is so different from mine. But you always inspire me. Clarice


What beautiful, comfortable space. Lots of relaxing little vinettes. I love the sweet music on your blog too.


Thanks for sharing about the party! What fun that has been!


Nice place to live.
Greetz from Holland:)


Your photos - and your home - are amazing!


Great pictures. I love the red door and light peeking through. The reds in your home just make it so, so, yummy, Yes, that's the right word, YUMMY

C. Stower

Kim, your pictures are all beautiful and yes, your home is definitely romantic! I will stop by the party, thanks for the links. Also, I have recently used two of the recipes that you have made and posted, your choc. chunk oatmeal cookies and your banana bread. They are both keepers! Thank you!! Hugs, Cindy


Absolutely stunning! I just want to move in!


Gorgeous photos! Gorgeous home! Love your blog!


Here's what I love about your home: first, that you share it with all of us. Also, I love, love, love the red and yellow and green. That top photo I think is the first I've seen of your palette on a larger scale, and I ADORE IT! With the's all just yummy! My palette is turquoise, orange, and your green, which I also love, with a lot of wood that I now want to paint white! :)

She's Sew Pretty

Oh my! Simply breath taking!


Red has always and forever been my favorite color... needless to say I LOVE your home and the way you've decorated!

Junie Moon

What a beautiful celebration of your home. Your pictures are gorgeous and you've done a wonderful job decorating. I think it's great that you incorporate thrifting into your efforts because it reminds me that I don't need expensive things to make a home.

I think the best thing about your home is that you cherish and love it--that's the essentials, isn't it?

tea time and roses

Kim what beautiful photos of your home...and what a lovely home you have.

A big hug to you...



You have a lovely and cheerful-looking home!


Home Sweet Home that is truly what comes to mind when I look at all the photo's of your home. My smile got even bigger when I saw little Maggie looking out through the bottom pane of glass of the red door.


Hi Kim,
Sounds like fun at Karlas. Your home always looks so pretty and fresh as a daisy.
I will have to peek in on Karla later too.
Thanks for sharing,


Hi Kim,

What lovely photos, I just can't get over how pretty your home is. I love that red door with the curtain drawn back. Just georgous!


Susan at Black Eyed Susans Kitchen

I just love the use of red and yellow in your decorating. It draws my eye in and feels a little exciting. Susan

cindy ~ My Romantic Home

I don't think I can ever get tired of looking at pictures of your beautiful home! I just love it! I wish I would have seen Karla's great idea sooner...I would have joined in!


Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
My daughters name is Kim, but then in Dutch:)

Beth Leintz

I love how you've made a cottage cozy home with bold colors like red yellow & black- love the little details you've shown in your pictures.


What a fabulous home you have! I love your fun use of color!

Rose -

Daisy Cottage just oozes romance, Kim! Color, warmth, welcome - a person feels surrounded by love just viewing your photos; I imagine a visit in real life feels even more loving.
Thanks for the link to Karla's party! I really enjoyed taking a look at the others' romantic, cottagey homes.

happy zombie

I cracked my monitor trying to jump into that top photo! I'm aching to have that room.


Your home is beautiful, and should be in a magazine as well!! Really lovely!!

Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Just gorgeous! Absolutely, simply, classically, tastefully, elegantly...... gorgeous!


I just have to stop by again and say how beautiful your home is, Kim!

The Decorated House

Now how can you keep surprising us with new pictures that look so fresh and like we've never seen some of these spaces before!??

Beautiful pictures. I see why your home loves you so much!


A cozy lovely home is all in the details which you have truly accomplished! Thank you for sharing...


Kim your home is so lovely. You are a great inspiration. And I just noticed you have one of my favorite songs on your "sweet melodies", so I play it over and over when I visit you! Theme From A Summer Place, I just love it!!


Dear Kim, I've already told you -- you are my inspiration! Any time I need a pick-me-up, I visit darling Daisy Cottage! The bright, bold colors, the wonderful vintage touches, and your own sweet character shine through the most dreary day! :)


oh gosh! Ya take the most drooly little pictures I ever did see:)!!! I have saved a couple for future playtime;)always such a pretty place! love to you!


Wow, this red is gorgeous!! I have a red lounge, so I think this colour is sensational!!!


Just love your little cottage! I always enjoy visiting and today I was not disappointed. You have such an eye for detail. Thanks for letting me stop by once again.


Very romantic ~~~~~ adorable ~~~~~ classic elegance! I never tire of your home, Miss Kim! Love it always!




I was without internet until noon today! I missed out on seeing some wonderful homes and will catch up tomorrow!

I love these shots of Daisy Cottage!


PS...I found an Acker Bilk CD and we listened to it all weekend. Not only Stranger on the Shore, but many more very old favorites! Thanks for being the catalyst for my finding that album, Kim!

melissa @ the inspired room

Lovely as always, Kim. I couldn't get it together today to have a party, but the door is always open, party or no! :-)

I think you are right, homes with red and yellow can be very romantic! You don't have to have an all pink or white one, you just have to have one that is completely YOU. Mine has lots of red and yellow, not like yours at all, but its own unique red and yellow mix, but I find mine to be romantic too. Isn't it fun that everyone can have totally different styles and we can enjoy each one of them? I get so inspired by all the different ways to have a lovely romantic home.

Happy evening, Kim!



Hi Kim,
Love your home, it's so nice to visit everyday! So refreshing~ Thanks for sharing!~Hugs~Rosemary

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

I always find your home to be so uplifting Kim! I love color! And your home is full of what I call happy colors!I mean come on in this world could anyone be sad in such an uplifting home so full of color! Reflects so much warmth and love! Beautiful!


Love your home! I have notived from other pictures, that it seems like you like chickens, just as much as I do!


Oh. My. Goodness, goodness, goodness! I love your decorating style! I love the classy and gorgeous! I am glad I stumbled upon your site!

nikki brey

I want to come spend the night at Daisy Cottage!!! I want to drink cocoa on the porch with a breeze blowing in the morning. It would be a blast!

Elaine L.

Your home is very romantic! And, it's nice to see romantic style done in colors besides, white, pink, and blue.


Esther Sunday

I just wanna know one thing... when can I move in? Love, Esther

Natasha Burns

I love the way you put those colours together, how totally gorgeous!!!


Wow. Just Wow.
I love love love all of it!


I just love Daisy Cottage! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with me! I just set up my blog and added my very first post. Stop by and visit sometime.


I think your home is very romantic. The yellow and red are great! No wonder you liked the orange locker in my grandson's room!


Your home is filled with warmth and charm! I see why you love it!Of course your fur friend is one of the reasons!hugs NG


Your home is Romantic & elegant, very charming indeed! Thanks for the lovely tour, Love all the mirrors!:)
Enjoyed all the beautiful pictures of your beautiful Cottage! ~ Fresh as a daisy!



Love your photos and love the touches of red around your house! Red being one of my favorite colors!

britt-sparkled vintage charm

gorgeous pictures!!! love the red and yellow!!


Hello darlin! Vibrancy and energy come to mind when viewing your wondeful home. I so want to sit in your dining room and have dinner! Yummy room! xoox,cherry


I could read your blog over and over just to look at your beautiful ROMANTIC home:)


Your home is sooo cheery! Thanks for the great visit and for sharing Karla's party - that was fun too!


What a fun fun fun cottage! ~Mary~ :-}

Helle Greer

Hi Kim,
Your cottage is just a dream, and the music that was playing today, made me cry, it reminded me of my family in Denmark, it was so beautiful. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I love your blog, I feel like I'm sitting in your living room, porch, or with ever you picture you post that day.
Have a great day,

Michelle E.~ at Vintage Pastiche'

What can we say Kim? Your home is SO beautiful and just lovely. I love the outside looking in picture. When on walks in the evenings at dusk I love peeking in homes as I walk by wondering what it looks like inside. You give us a chance to see inside. :)




You have filled your sweet home with love. It is so warm and inviting. A treasure.


Awww, wonderful sentiments, Kim! I couldn't agree more. These are such beautiful photos of Daisy Cottage. You showed her off perfectly & I sure had fun at the party.



You definitely have the knack. That living room is scrumptious!! Love, love, LOVE it.


I just found your yummy blog! I just moved into a 1920's cottage and I am loving it!!

Shopaholic D

first of all...i wish i had a house. when i finally do get one (hopefully w/in the next year or two) i hope it is half as lovely as yours! beautiful photos!

:) D


Your home looks so Happy! What an inspiration!


Hi Kim, I'm still partying. LOL. Thanks for coming by yesterday. I love your home, such beautiful colors. Very happy. Love those red mirrors. I have one in the garage just like it that I need to paint.
Love it.

Devilish Southern Belle

I'll have to check out Karla's place, too. I'm still brand new to your blog. Found this blog through your flickr where I added you as a contact....and found your flickr through an older blog, I think. Whew!

Rita Weiss

Oh Kim....I have had Daisy Cottage withdrawls (!!!) Your photos and cottage are so devine, I want to come over right now. and fun stuff over at Karlas! Thanks for the link :)

Your home is an inspiration...and is exactly the cosy, love-filled style that we are aiming for at our own slice of heaven in Australia. It truly makes a difference in the lives of the children who come into our care, to have a home that embraces, comforts, nurtures and uplifts the spirit. Your style achieves all this and more. Thanks for sharing your style with us.
God Bless, Shani

Dawn - Hydrangea Home

Kim-Your home is decorated so beautifully! I love all of your touches of red! Karla's party has been so much fun. There were so many participants - I still haven't seen them all!

tongue in cheek

What bright wonderful splash of color! You have a knack for design, cheery and clever! Fun! Love it!


I LOVE this blog! Your home is unbelievable!!! I could look at pictures of it all day long. By the way, we are currently painting our upstairs in Cowslip #3 and Richly Red. I just couldn't find any better colors than those featured in your home. Thank you for listing them on your blog!!


Hi Kim-Love the Barn! Can't wait to go there again. Thanks for including Andrew . He is a doll (and my Grandson!!!!!) Looking forward to seeing you again.


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