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October 27, 2007


Henriëtte KB

Oh Kim I love the hat, my grandma had one in the same style. Thanks for having me thinking about her. She sadly passed away 16 years ago after living so many years with us at my parents house, I still miss her much from time to time.
I do have her hat somewhere in the dress up bin whitch my kids use.

The banana bread looks delicious!

Hugs from Holland

Susan Ramey Cleveland

I love that hat!!!!


Hello Kim.
Beautiful pictures, I love the hat,the flowers, and I want to have a try to the banana's bread. It looks delicious.
Thank you Kim for sharing your pictures...
Hugs from Buenos Aires, Argentina

jean conklin

What a great haul you made at the thrift store! My favorite are the suitcases! That hat is not bad, either, tho!! lol
Of course, the very best part is the bread. Ummmm, it looks so sweet and delicious. What lovely pictures you take..I so enjoy them.
I am a new blogger...and I hope you will come over and see me sometime.


Oh, I love hanging out in here. Such tranquil moments you provide us!

Bristol @ Cottage by the River

Kim- I had a great saturday as well, love your finds.



Loved the pictures. The banana bread looks wonderful! I got the receipe from you and I am going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing that one!

Kathy :)

Hi Kim.

Glad I popped in.....I remember your story about recipe is like yours except I add 1/2 C milk and 1 tsp.baking powder....I am low on milk so I think I am going to make yours. My husband gets in late tonight from a business trip ( 3 weeks) and its his favorite. So I will be making that while watching the Sox beat the Rockies (hopefully) !!!

Thank you Kim..have a wonderful evening.

Kathy :)


Hi Kim,

I love your treasures, especially that cute hat! I can just smell that nummy banana bread from here :)



The banana bread looks yummy. I think I can smell it. What wonderful thrifty finds.

C. Stower

I really like the hat and the suitcases. You are a such a great photographer!! I have made your recipe for banana bread and it always turns out GOOD! I use whole wheat flour in it and then I can tell myself that it is good for me! LOL! And so yummy! Hugs for Saturday, Cindy


I love those botanical prints! A few years ago i found a ton of them at an antique sale. They were only two dollars and I only bought four of them! I wish I had snatched them all up!


Kim, I just did some catching up on your blog from the week. Banana Bread, yummy!!

I love your new red table!:)

Jen @


That's a great hat! It reminds me of Mama on The Waltons. I always did love that show and wanted to be Olivia Walton. She really had it all together, didn't she?


Those are wonderful!!!

Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Gorgeous photo's, great thrifting finds! Glad you're having a lovely weekend Kim.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

I love the green felt hat! And old suitcases are the perfect find!


Warm banana bread with a little butter and a hot cup of coffee sounds perfect right about now.

Love the hat!


Angela (Cottage Magpie)

Mmmm...thrifting and baking, what a great combination! That hat is awesome. And I love the pretty flowers at the end, are those mums? Happy Saturday! ~A :-)

Jennifer Wallace

Great finds! What goodies do you plan to store in your luggage? I have two wonderful old suitcases that belonged to my Grandparents. Both hold home movies. They are sentimental AND functional. How good is that? ;)


Hi Kim,
You found some awesome treasures!!Now where are you going to put the hat and suitcases?You will have to show us a photo when you find somewhere to put them.
After looking at your photos,I think my favorite thing is the white pitcher with black flowers and rooster!!!


Again, you have found some really neat things to add to Daisy Cottage. Everything will look great in your home and I can smell the bread from my house. LOL

Have been MIA due to minor repairs at my old house and have not been on your blog. I envy your beautiful cake holder and the cute baby "pie" chick.

Your new slipcovers that your sister made really speak to me and the red table is TDF. Your home is always so homey looking and I know its full of love.

jessi nagy

what a nice relaxing weekend!
you will have to post the recipe for that banana bread. if it's not a secret?
jessi nagy


What a great hat! I hit a few yard sales yesterday and found "nothing". I love the picture you got. I've been looking for something similar to that, too, but haven't found one. Yesterday's sales were really junky except that my DD did find lots of old, old records, albums and 45's. She bought quite a few of them at only $1 a piece.
The banana bread looks so yummy!!!!!


Good Morning!
I love reading your blog! Great ideas, yummy looking recipes and I love your cottage! I especially love your living room and the colors you use. I am also a lover of red and most of the walls in my house are a buttery yellow. Do you mind if I add you blog to my favorites list?


It DOES look like you had a lovely Saturday. Lemme see...Hubby & I had maple oatmeal w brown sugar, played violin & guitar together, watched Love Actually, I worked on a new tote, we went for a nice long walk in our new neighborhood, had asparaus hollandaise on croissant for dinner, watched some British mysteries. A lovely relaxing day. So lucky :)


How do you find so many beautiful things? And that Banana bread looks very yummy!!!
tfs ;)

Angela Redekop

Yahooooooooo!~ I did it. I made my first banana bread that was cooked in the middle. LOL. I came home straight from Church, clicked onto my Favorites (of course Daisy Cottage is there), than wrote down that receipe and I've made two loaves. Just finished eating a piece..Yum yum. Thanks sweetie!~
Do you know not only do I come here every day to check what new post you have, but I come several times a day just to listen to the music...
Take care..

Alison Gibbs

Yummy - Grandmas Banana Bread.
love the hat.


Love the pictures. My favorite is Banana Bread!!!
I just got back from my daughter's wedding weekend.
So glad to be back. I just posted the first photos on my blog.


Oh what sweet treasures, Kim! The hat reminds me of my mom, who used to wear them all the time...

You always have the best pictures -- I can almost smell the banana bread!

Wild Rose

Hi Kim,

It sounds like the perfect Saturday. I love the flowers and the floral print.

Marie x

Diane Duda

I'm thinkin' this hat may show up in a new painting. I just love the colors of it! Your other finds are great as well. :)


The Decorated House

Good Morning Kim!
I was wondering what mischief I would get into this week baking with the weather we are having, and that banana bread looks yummy. Or maybe the muffins would be good, or maybe.....

What fun finds you have added. That hat is darling.


What great trasures you found!!!! The banana bread looks sooooooo yummy! Might have to make some today :o) Have a great week!!!


That looks like a cloche, Kim! Cute hat, whatever it's called!

The Bride, our resident banana bread baker, is sort of busy at the moment. We're missing the bread, but having fun anyway!

Your bread looks delish!


Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Loved admiring all your finds! I think that banana bread knows my name. I think I heard it calling me.


Dear Kim,

This is always the perfect way to spend a Saturday! I know you enjoyed it!
Your photos are always so sweet and warm...I get such a good feeling when I am here. And I never leave without a big smile!



Yummy Banana Bread! I can taste it now. Love the wonderful a vintage hat to go along with yummy banana bread!


I'm sure everyone else has said it, but that hat is fantastic... it reminds me of the 1920's! And I can imagine how good the banana bread must smell... yum! Is it getting cooler in Florida yet? We had our first frost last night!

melissa @ the inspired room

Your pictures look so pretty, love the hat!

Happy day, Kim!



I have a hat very similar and refuse to throw it away. I wore it in my early 20s and I still love it. Great photos, especially of the flowers.


I love old suitcases and the banana bread looks scrumptious!
Donna :)


My goodness.... I just love coming for a visit... I leave feeling so happy... so at ease... thank you.... and I love this song ( A Summer Place)!!!!

Daisy Bouquet

Great hat. We love banana bread. Mary


Great thrift finds as usual..the hat with the blue the color combination!
mmmm..that banana bread ..the daisies are a wonderful color! Come see what I did on the weekend!! hugs Anna


Kim, the only words I can come up with today to leave for you are...

This is most definitely, without a doubt, a FEEL-GOOD blog! I always leave with a smile in my heart! =)


You apparently inspired me in a subconscious way. I remember reading about the cute little suitcases but forgot about the hat. few days ago I posted an old family photo on my blog. The two women are wearing very similar hats. Why am I suddenly thinking they are called cloche hats?


I love your page "dreams do come true" what a beautiful house. love your music.
Arnica CA.

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