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August 30, 2008

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sharon

Good morning, Kim! Oops! It's afternoon already, isn't it? I woke up early today, then an hour later, took a nap! I love holiday weekends!

Your new table is adorable. I love it! Oh, do we get to see a room re-do? Yay! I say YES, make that upstairs room into a guest room. We'll just sit back and watch. :)

Carole

I love all your color choices for Daisy Cottage. Your home is tastefully decorated with many unique and warm treasures that reflect your welcoming spirit.

Vibrant colors are my favorite but I also tend to choose gentle pastel hues such as pretty Robin's Nest Blue with pale Baby Yellow... just a friendly suggestion from me. Whatever you select will be gorgeous.

sandra/tx

Decisions, decisions... Whatever you do, it'll be great, Kim. Your home and blog always serve to inspire.

Bea

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog.I do love you blog, it is so inspiring. Kisses to Maggie

Lynn

Kim, your blog is one of my favorites. I love all the red! You'll be pleased to know that I have begun painting the walls in my bedroom. The accent wall is somewhere between shrimp pink and canteloupe. The other walls are going to be cherry red [all from the same paint chip] in a parchment effect. I just finished spackling and am waiting impatiently until I can roll on the base coat. And with the leftover paint, I am going to paint a cheapie dresser. I bought seven different [but harmonious] new knobs for the drawers yesterday. Thank you for inspiring me to be exuberant with color! Have a great weekend.

Wendy

It is rather grey and yucky today, isnt it? I say blue, but then again, it's my favorite color! We are getting ready to FINALLLY paint our bathroom and I'm going with blue!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

OH! I just LOVE that table Kim! It is perfect for Daisy Cottage. Hmmmm I vote for blue in the bedroom redo :-)
Hugs,
Penny

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cindy~My Romantic Home

I love that little table in the corner and I love those hands on it!

I vote for blue or blue and yellow in your bedroom...I think everyone would have guessed that's what I would choose! It seems like I've been seeing a lot more blue being brought into your sweet cottage lately and I would love to see how your blue room would look because you are so good at putting things together!

I love waking up in my blue and white bedroom! There's something about the morning sun coming in a blue room makes it so soothing!

Vee~A haven for Vee

Your blue table is a very nice addition to that cozy corner. I've got the urge to start on my bedroom soon. It's too girly and cluttered for my new circumstances. I'd love to go with yellow, but I'm thinking a blue-gray. I'll be interested to see what you go with.

Layla Palmer

I NEED that table!!!
You have inspired me to try to figure out how to build one JUST like it!

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Brenda Kula

A cute find you have there, Kim! I'm sure you'll find the proper place for it. Again and again, redecorating as I likely do! Have a good weekend yourself. May it be a colorful one!
Brenda

Rose Eliff

I just wanted to stop by to wish you a very happy Labor Day weekend, Kim! Enjoy your new table, take a nap when it moves you, and I pray each day is filled with love!

chris@catsonmyquilts

No extra sleep here. We're babysitting our grandson overnight who has more energy that anyone or anything I have ever seen. You'd think he'd be extra tired, but NOT!

Jean Eakin

I love the blue table and the Hands on it.Any color you would choose would be wonderful with you being so creative and warm. Have a great holiday.
Jean in Virginia

Rachel Going

Hhmmm! I'm kinda into that pale robin's egg blue color...well actually I'm into it alot and just gradually adding it here and there. So I don't know if that is "blue" but it might be fun! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. xo rachel

Carol

Such a cozy corner. I have a couple of these little tables. They just tuck in anywhere. They are also nice beside the chair. Sweet!

Diane

It does make a cozy little corner. We never get tired of rearranging and redoing do we? Maybe a nap first though. Diane

Joy @ Cupids Charm

Hi Kim!!! Don't you just LOVE furniture that can be moved from place to place? Your darling table is sooooo sweet and I am sure that as the years go by it will move and change with you and will be a constant source of creative inspiration! What a sweet find you found! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! :) ~ xoxo Joy

meredith

Kim, I love it. Very warm, cozy, and inviting. Have a grand weekend!

Kelly~Rose Vine Cottage

Hi Kim,
Love your cute little table and I vote for blue in the bedroom, but mix it up with all your touches of color like your beautiful quilts. It's to hard to stick to just one color, if your like me you have to many favorite things to decorate with. Whatever you do it will look beautiful!(;
Hugs~Kelly

Dena

Hi Kim,

I think both colors would turn out lovely :) I am partial to the red though! Enjoy your rainy snoozy weather. Sounds like a good day to snuggle in and play with some decorating ideas.

Hugs,
Dena

Kat

Kim...That is a sweet table! Its looking very cozy at Daisy Cottage.
I made peach cobbler yesterday with just picked peaches. Come on over.

paige

always a treat to visit your blog
xo

Sheila

Okay, let's see. What color??? I vote for yellow. Then you can put cute quilts in various colors in there. Yellow can work as a nice neutral.

I have a small bedroom painted pale yellow, and I intend to move an antique jelly cupboard my grandfather made (very primitive and painted white)into it. Over the years, I have wallpapered the back of the cabinet as the mood strikes, and now I'm going to put my quilt collection on its shelves. I also love a collection piled on a bed or hung on the wall over a rod.

What direction does your room face? If it's a western exposure, it could be hot painted red. But red is a color I adore.

I love light so yellow always works for me. It's the golden glow of the sun. :-)

Sheila

lissilulu

what a great table...I seriously love any table with knobby knees...have even been known to take apart a table that is too far gone just for the knobby knees. LOL!
Lori

Carole

I meant to say, "Robin's Egg Blue" haha... it didn't look right when I was tying it but I'm sure you knew what I meant :)

Patty in Kansas

Dear Kim....for a bedroom, think of a lovely robin's egg blue, with accents of cheerful yellow...we have a raspberry bedroom in our old (88 yrs.) house, and I'm thinking of changing to a more restful color. Your writing is something I always look forward to reading at the end of every day. God bless....Patty

Robyn Haas

Come by and take a peek at what I have a 'brewin' over at my place!

brandi

charming little table. you have a pretty house...would love to see more home pics!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Sweet little table, and Maggie looks great in her pearls.

Dana

Great table find! It looks like it will be a good fit in many Daisy Cottage spots. Your Maggie painting is just delightful. What a treasure it is.

Kelly

I love this blog and would like to add it to My Favs list if that is okay! Gorgeous photos!

LAURA SLOAN

I log on everyday just to something new . IT keeps my crafting side goning.thank youso much

craftmatic

I often read your blog and always find it very interesting. Thought it was about time i let you know...Keep up the great work

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