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December 07, 2007



Oh Kim, it is SO perfect and so very Daisy!!! Penny is so sweet and so talented, I just love the things she makes :)


rhondi mullins

That birdhouse has got to be the cutest thing ever and perfect for Daisy Cottage..the daisies, the colors and the bird..too cute!! What fun for you. Have you decided where you are going to put it?
Have a happy day.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Hi Kim!
I was truly humbled and honored when you asked me to make something for Daisy Cottage. I enjoyed every moment of it! I really appreciate the nice things you have said about me in this blog post.

Daisy Cottage is a place I visit every day. I enjoy sitting here with my cup of coffee and listening to your beautiful music while I read the newest post. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your day.


That is amazing - so beautiful and so perfect!!


Oh my goodness! That is one of the most beautiful, inspiring things I've seen in a very long time. I've made only a couple mosaic pieces, but that birdhouse makes me want to create one just like it. Thanks so much for sharing with us and I'll have to pop over to her blog! Blessings, Debra

Angela (Cottage Magpie)

Oh, it's just perfect for your home! Doesn't Penny just low you away! Yay for you!
~Angela :-)


What a perfect complement to your beautiful cottage. Penny is the BEST!!


WOW...that Penny is T-A-L-A-N-T-E-D!! She captured Daisy Cottage to a "T"...such an eye for detail...I love it! I know you have just the perfect place to put this new addition to Daisy Cottage...a treasure indeed!



I mean talented T-A-L-E-N-T-E-D!! I knew I should have previewed first!


OOOOOOHHHH!!!! I LOVE it!!!! I'm soooo jealous!!!! lol. It's PERFECT!! Penny does such beautiful work! I need to start saving up so I can get a birdhouse from Penny one of these days, hopefully soon...

Pattie :)

Now I am going to go over and look at Penny's other creations on her site and make out my wish list. hehe.


It's beautiful! Penny really is a talented mosaic artist. I've been following her work for a little while now, too. Truly amazing.


What a PERFECT birdhouse for Daisy Cottage! Please show us when you place it~ to get the full effect! Your cottage is beautiful and the gardens are wonderful, too. This addition will be just right!


What a beautiful creation. It immediately made me smile!


What a lovely project. This is such a beautiful birdhouse. I'll have to try my hand at doing a mosaic sometime.


I am in awe! That is the most beautiful birdhouse, and just perfect for your home. I especially love the bird sitting on the front. Absolutely amazing, what a treasure!

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Kim~ Penny did an awesome job! I have been reading her blog frequently and am amazed at her talent. I am saving my money up to buy something from her next year. Loving what she made for you. How sweet to commission her to make you a special piece. It is stunning and perfect for Daisy Cottage. Love the bird!!!! Penny, if you are reading this, you are so special!


Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage

This is the most amazing birdhouse...the details are perfect! I saw it on Penny's blog this afternoon. It's a wonderul keepsake.


It's beautiful and absolutely perfect, Kim! Penny is an amazing artist!



It looks as though Penny has captured the essence of Daisy Cottage perfectly, what a wonderful thin to have to treasure and to pass on as a family heirloom.

cindy ~ My Romantic Home

Wow, that is perfect! I love the daisies on the roof and the little yellow bird peeking out! Penny has so much talent!


Gorgeous. What amazing talent.


What a beautiful piece! She truly is an amazing artist. Bravo!


That is gorgeous! (you must imagine me singing that in a operatic like voice to get the full effect of the words!). lol

kathy :)

That will LOOK so amazing on your porch.....I will definitely be checking out PENNY.. Penny here I come..LOL

Thanks for sharing.
Kathy :)


Kim! I love it! It's so perfect for you and your cottage.....Penny did a lovely job. Beyond gorgeous.......the bird is the icing on the cake!

Alison Gibbs

Kim, what a wonderful birdhouse Penny has created for you. It is beautiful.


Beautiful colors! Amazing work!


Oh, how perfect! What a lovely piece of art from a lovely and talented woman!

Betty Jo

WOW! Your Daisy Cottage birdhouse is incredible! Penny is soooooooo talented. I love everything in her store. Hmmmm . . . I must start saving my money!! xoxo

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Penny is an awesome artist and her design reflect Daisy Cottage's charm just beautifully! Perfect!
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Kathy ~ Shabby Roses Boutique

Hi Kim,
I have just come over from Penny's blog after seeing the AMAZING birdhouse that she made for you. It is just so wonderful, you are so lucky!! I think I might need her to make me one too!
You have such a gorgeous blog...I am glad I found you!
Kathy :)


The birdhouse is stunning, just beautiful and looks perfect for your sweet cottage.


I love it!!! It is almost magical!!!


I just came from Penny's blog and saw your beautiful birdhouse. OH< is fabulous. Just perfect for you! I am very anxious to see where and how you use it!

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone!!!! I was so excited to share it with you! :-)


It's so beautiful! Penny's work is just amazing! ~ Lynda xo


Hi Kim! I love this little bird is so adorable!Penny is so talented and she caught the essence of Daisy Cottage so well! I love the little yellow bird, it is just so perfect.

the feathered nest

I saw it on Penny's blog. It's just so perfect for Daisy Cottage!


jessi nagy

wow that is amazing! perfection!
jessi nagy


What a wonderful bird's certainly unique. Sure you'll get loads of pleasure from it...Penny is very talented!
Margaret and Noreen at THY

Henriëtte KB

This is the most adorable birdhouse I have ever seen! It is just perfect for your lovely home Kim, thank you for sharing!




What an adorable birdhouse! Very special indeed!


Southern Heart

That is beautiful, and so "you", Kim! I'm so happy for you~

xo, Andrea

Jenn and Jacqui

Hi Kim, we have popped on over from Penny's Blog :) Your bird house is absolutely gorgoeus, Penny is so talented and a gorgeous person :) You have a lovely Blog Kim and we'll be back soon :) Come to visit us in Australia anytime! Jenn and Jacqui

Kimberly C.

That is priceless. Really special. WOW

Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Penny is AMAZING! I honestly think that is the sweetest, most adorable thing I have ever seen. Awesome work Penny, and Kim, what a stroke of genius you had to think of asking Penny to create this wonderful birdhouse! It's gorgeous.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)


It's adorable Kim!!
The bird is so cute, and the colors are perfect. What a talented lady.
Enjoy it,


This is so perfectly Daisy Cottage, Kim. I think it turned out lovely, and I especially love the bird.


Hello Kim
The birdhouse is so beautiful It is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
And Penny is so sweet and a Great Artist!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!


I can't imagine that little bird house being anywhere but in your Daisy Cottage. It's just a beautiful piece of work. I just love Penny's work...she is the most creative person. Thanks for sharing a wonderful piece of art.

Kathryn Bechen

Hi Kim,

Had to stop by Daisy Cottage today for some R&R and sure glad I did...Penny is just the best mosaic artist and this birdhouse is incredible! Not to mention she's a dear lady and yes, fellow blogger. Enjoy! Kathryn :)


so beautiful! something you wull cherish forever!

Sher's Creative Expressions

Beautiful. Perfect for Daisy Cottage too.




I'm a speechless! I love Penny's blog and this has to be one of my most favorite items I have seen on her site. Could be the color scheme is so much like my own home.

Elaine L.

Kim, the birdhouse is so PERFECT!



Kim, it is perfect for your lovely cottage:)



That birdhouse is precious; she is very talented, and you are very blessed!

I so enjoy reading your blog and coming up with ways to decorate my apartment while waiting to a cottage of my own.


That is so cute and SO VERY Daisy Cottage! Beautiful!


I just came in by way of Penny's and saw your birdhouse!!! I knew just looking at it that it was (((((perfect))))) for Daisy Cottage!! She is quite gifted isn't she!! Have a wonderful
weekend staring at your new birdhouse!!hugs NG


Just lovely!


that bird house is just stunning, one of the nicest I have ever seen!
Alicia ~ time worn style


Could this be any more perfect for the Daisy Cottage? This is absolutely beautiful. I love the china rose detail. She does magnificent work.

Catherine Holman

Kim, Penny captured your colors perfectly! It's absolutely beautiful and the perfect accent for your cozy, quaint cottage! I love her work!


It's beautiful. And, is so reflective of Daisy Cottage. I love it. I think you chose the prefect addition to the cottage.


wow! That IS perfect for Daisy Cottage, and absolutely beautiful! It's definitely heirloom quality. And I love the yellow bird and flowers on the front!


I love it! Penny clearly outdid herself. It is absolutely perfect for Daisy Cottage.


Love it and love Penny!

Barbara Jacksier

I'm so glad to have been a part of the process! It's simply gorgeous.


Oh Kim, what a wonderful momento to commemorate your home being photographed for Cottage Style magazine! It is obvious Penny put forth a tremendous amount of thought when she designed this darling bird house for you. She included so many little touches that are sooooo YOU and Daisy Cottage. It's beautiful from every angle and I know you will treasure it forever!

Donna @ donnas-art

Absolutely beautiful! I love Penny's work!

The Decorated House

Oh Kim! Penny did the most beautiful work with this birdhouse. I've admired her art for awhile and this is one of her loveliest pieces. You can truly see the love and care she put into it.


HEY! Yippee your song is back on! & I love the daisy bird cottage:) those mosaic artists always amaze me...such works of art they are! anyway hon do you want this one?

let me know and off it comes to you:)I'm happy to have found some time tonight play around here! Merry Christmas! xo


That birdhouse is gorgeous and so very Daisy Cottage! I had been to Penny's blog before and was amazed by her talent!!


That is the most adorable birdhouse! I am a birdhouse collector and that is beautiful work. I only just discovered these wonderful blogs, so I would like to ask in which issue of Cottage Style magazine did the article appear? Maybe I can find it at my library. I will also look through your Archives for a mention. I love your flair for design.


What a sweet birdhouse Kim! Perfect for you and Daisy Cottage. And thanks for linking to my blog! I hope some little birds come a-flocking!


I saw this birdhouse on Penny's blog and I just love it.


I saw this birdhouse on Penny's blog and I just love it.


I saw this birdhouse on Penny's blog and I just love it.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Oh my goodness gracious sakes in the morningtime!!!! That is beautiful. I'm going to Penny's blog right away to see what else she makes. (Wise use of your money, Kim.)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee

Such a thoughtful representation of your home! Good idea to use your funds so wisely on something as special and unique as this.


What a beautiful birdhouse! She did a great job making it fit in with your style. I want one now!


Gorgeous birdhouse!! What a creative and talented lady -- and with eye for color and texture! Wonderful choice for Daisy Cottage!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage


Oh, wow, Kim what an extra-special birdhouse that is & SO perfect for you. Penny did an amazing job, I love her work too & she is so talented & creative. I know you will never part with this gem of a birdhouse!

Oh & your Christmas tree is delightful, just like you & Daisy Cottage!



Oh this is so beautiful! Just the most prefect thing for your lovely home. Every piece perfection.

Hi Kim,

I love Penny and her mosaics, she is a real talented lady PLUS she is a SUPER NICE person too!

I am so glad you thought to have her make you that special birdhouse! That is a true treasure.


tongue in cheek

How darling! Taht little bird with the rose is such a perfect addition.


Darling, Penny did a great job on your birdhouse and it couldn't be more perfect for your Daisy cottage. :) Bren


This is fabulous. It really captures the essence of Daisy Cottage. The bird and the flowers coming out the front are just the icing on the cake. Penny's work is wonderful and you now have a life time treasure to enjoy.


How did I miss this post??! That is so clever and so beautiful!!! Have fun with your family this Christmas! :)


Just wanted to thank you for putting me in touch with Penny...she is going to make a birdhouse for DH with a little sign with the name of his shop!!! I am SOOOO excited!!!
Blessings to you this Christmas season and Happy New Year!


That birdhouse takes my breath away, it is so beautiful and so YOU! What a very talented lady, and you most certainly spent your $$ in a very wise way. Thank you for sharing, Kim!

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