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August 10, 2008



Have fun cleaning Kim! Can't wait to see the pictures. If I were there I would definitely help you tidy things up. Cleaning is fun (or at least keep telling yourself that)! :o)

That shop is darling!

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Anna @ Rusty Cottage


Good morning Kim :)

If I had to clean someone else's home I could only hope it would be Daisy Cottage and if I lived by you I would show up with bells on to help ;)

That shop is darling, as are all the shops around you it seems. I would have grabbed every one of those flower paintings :)

Good luck with the photo shoot!



I should be taking a break to clean, but am just not in the mood. We'll see you when you're done :0)


We will miss your posting and fab photos too!!! Retro Rosie is a beautiful shop, I will have to go there sometime!! Good luck on your Daisy Photo Shoot!! Hopefully, you will post of that too??


Oh Kim,

How exciting! I can't wait to see Daisy Cottage gracing the glossy pages :) That shop is adorable, I just loved those flower power pins :)

See you soon!



How exciting! Is Fifi coming to pay you a visit?


Hi. What a great blog you have here! I would love to visit this little store. It looks so cute. Have a nice Sunday! Daisy~

If I didn't have so much cleaning here at my own house, I would come down to help you tidy up.

That darling gray sweater with pearls and pick neck scarf caught my eye - LOVE IT!


Brenda Kula

You've always got me wishing you luck, Kim! Everytime I click on one of your posts, it seems I am cheerfully greeted by "yellow." And how I love yellow! Thanks for the cheer!

cindy~My Romantic Home

How exciting! It must be Fifi that's coming!!!! I'm so excited! Yay!!!! Have fun!!!


Exciting - Daisy Cottage in print again!!
Ooh, love the flower pins, especially the orange one with the "baby" buds and the green one. Oooh, oooh, oooh.
I would dust for you if I could!


What an adorable shoppe!!! I would gladly help dust Miss Daisy.. looking forward to seeing her in a photo shoot!!


Oh my goodness, this must mean you are going to be in a magazine, how cool! I'll miss your posts but I dont blame you a bit. Thanks for sharing the store, I would love to dig around at Retro Rosies's:>) Cant wait to hear all about the photo shoot!


Good luck with the shoot. I know the end results will be spectacular. Know that I am helping you dust "in spirit"!


The yellow outfit is so you!


Oh, Kim!! I hope this finally means that Daisy Cottage will land in a magazine spread...just like she deserves to be!! Can't wait to hear the details. I know you are excited and it will all be beautiful.


Rose Eliff

Enjoy the cleaning, Kim! I'm imagining you enjoying the dusting, picking up each item with a smile, doing some rearranging (which I know you do!), humming along with some music.

Like several others, I loved the enameled pins; I remember those - lol!


Your photos of that shop are so great--I feel "almost" like I'm standing in it, too. I honestly think I saw my white daisy pin in that grouping of 60s pins--now I wonder where mine went? :-) Good luck with the exciting photo shoot! I always need a reason to clean house---day to day doesn't work for me.....I need the threat of a visitor!

Such a cute, cute shop! I saw my 1960s formal - the pink strapless one with cumberbund and ruffles down the skirt. I saw other items like my Mom's set of flower pins she owned. So many memories and cute things. Thanks for taking us on this stroll back to simpler times.

Betty in Oklahoma


What a great shop! I love the vintage dresses, so fem and flattering. *Sigh

Kathy  :)

Hello Kim,

Is Fifi coming ??? If so pls. tell her hello from me. I love visiting her......

Sending warm wishes your way !!!

Have a great week,
Kathy :)

Jenni- nest to keep

Of course I'll wish you luck! :) I hope everything goes perfectly for you!
(And I actually really like to clean, so it's really too bad you live in Florida!) :)

Have a beautiful day! :)


Good Luck Kim! It is that gorgeous Fifi coming? Let us know in plenty of time for those of us overseas so we can order the magazine. That mag will fly off the shelf with Daisy cottage and Maggie the stars! Have fun cleaning! x


Kim- That's so exciting! I just can't wait to hear details!

Great vintage shop. Thanks for posting the pics. You have a talent for photography as well and bloging and all aspects of homemaking, I can tell!

We will all miss you while you're gone, but can't wait to see what's up...


Jean Eakin

Kim, Retro Rosies is great. Good luck cleaning. You will be missed! . Your house will be wonderful as usual in the photo shoot. I can't wait to see you in a magazine spread.(I hope) You deserve it.Have a wonderful week.
Jean in Virginia

Alauar Parrish

I would love to help you clean you home, but I am to far away, darn it. Cause I would love to Daisy Cottage. The shop is so adorable, love all the retro clothes. You are surrounded by such lovely shops, I am so jealous will miss your posting. Have a great photo shoot, hope we can get a look at them when done.



How exciting for you! I can't wait to see your home in the magazine!


I will miss you, I always look foward to read what you are posting and seeing all your wonderful pictures. Many Blessings, Virginia

Karen B

I'm so glad this is a virtual tour of this adorable shop. I'm afraid I would've spent way too much money there. I absolutely love the portrait of the lady. Fabulous!

Kim, What a fabulous shop! I'm sure some of us going to Silver Bella this year have BIG eyes as we look at the photo with the vintage prom, no less! Darling! You'll have fun with Fifi, she's got a wonderful way of showing and seeing things! And I'm sure they won't care if there's a bunny here or there (dust bunny!). Enjoy the process!

Patti know we are all wondering??? Cleaning for photos sounds exciting and mysterious, too! Thanks for sharing Retro Rosies - and for all you do.

Robyn Haas

Oh Have fun and give sweet Maggie a squeeze for me and Glacier!

Vee~A Haven for Vee

Have great fun with the photo shoot...Congrats!

Yeah!! How fun this is going to be for all of us!! I can't wait to hear about it and then see the actual pictures in the magazine. I am soooo happy for you!
p.s. try to sneak the mosaic birdhouse in ALL of the shots :-)))))

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

p.p.s. that was me - Penny at Lavender Hill in the previous post...I forgot to sign in :-)

Fifi Flowers

I'm sure that whatever you are putting together will be WONDERFUL! You always take FAB photos and you find lovely places.
Oh... and the beach looks so inviting!
Can't wait to come back and visit!

Rachel Going

Oh Kim, I wish I could help you clean. I just love doing that for others. Can't wait to hear all your exciting news. xo rachel


Love it! Little shops that have items from the past are so great. They take you back. I'm too young to remember the 50's or 60's but going in that store, makes you feel like maybe you can imagine what it would be like to live then.


Another photo shoot, Kim? Your daisy is getting to be a regular model! And well deserved! :)


Ya'll just have so many more cute shops than we do out here in West Texas...
Don't work too hard and hurry back...


Kim I would gladly help you dust Daisy Cottage..only problem is I would probably end up spending way too much time oooo'g and ahhhhhhh'g all your wonderful nooks and crannies there! I would have to clone it and move it here to Pennsylvania haha. Enjoy your visit and have fun! Hugs and blessings, Jo

Janet (Shabbyfufu)

Yippee skippee Kim! Well deserved and it will be fabulous I am sure. Hugs to you and the special lady...~XO~Janet

Mary / Mariah

Wow this is great , the good old days . I remember when there was a hat shop in our town . Mary


what a wonderful and uplifting place to shop!! Wish we had one like that here!

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Hi sweetie! Oh how FUN!!! I know for a fact that your home is sooooooo delightful and so clean, too! Tell Fifi hello from me!! Enjoy your time together! It will be the most fabulous day!! Now you drive carefully, ya hear!!?? :)

know I love you,

Elaine L.

I can't think of anything I would enjoy more than helping you clean Daisy Cottage. I can't wait for you to tell us how the photo shoot goes.


Isabelle from Peinture et autres


from Avignon, France


I can't wait to see a photo spread of your cottage. Make sure you let us all know!


I just wanted to say that I enjoyed visiting your blog. Your photos are wonderful and I love the vintage shop. Thanks for sharing it with your readers.


Oooooo, I wonder who's coming. :)

Fabulous shop! I love it. I remember those 60's flower pins, I used to have a few!

Hurry back!

The Decorated House

Hi Sweet Kim~
I'm so excited I can't help but jump and down!
Of course it will be a fantastic time for you now, and for us later.
Have a wonderful time and relax & enjoy it!
Hugs, Donna

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

What a fabulous shop! Don't work too hard!


Have a fun photo shoot,


Kim it's always so much fun shopping and browsing with you! Wishing you luck with your dusting and your photo shoot! You are such a celebrity!! Congratulations! hugs.. soon to be a wandering gal..NG


Wow, what a wonderful shoppe. I see so many things that suit me. Great shop hop.


Hi Kim

I'm a little late catching up this week. When I do have the time, I head straight for Daisy Cottage first, to see the terrific places and treasures you so generously share with us. Thanks for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to present such wonderful photos.

Oh, how I'd love to go to Retro Rosie's! I'd go nuts there! I want the grey sweater and skirt.
I have a coat much like the one hanging on the end there, with the fur collar.


I don't know why my name didn't show up, it was in the last comment!

Rosanne Dole

Hi, I am Retro Rosie and loved seeing the great photos you took of my shop. My business partner Nancy Cobb (Cobwebs Antiques & More} and I were thrilled with the way our shops were presented. Thanks again! Rosie

Rosanne Dole

Hi, It's Rosie and Nancy again! Exciting NEWS! MSNBC is coming to sunny Florida next week to interview us and film our shop for thier Sunday morning show "Your Business". It will air in early November, so be sure to watch for us. Always, Rosie

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