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September 15, 2008


Kelly~Rose Vine Cottage Two

I don't have a favorite book, my Mom's fav was The Secret Garden and she bought it for me when I was little and I still have it. All of your books look so cute in your displays!

Teresa Sheeley

My dear Kim, we have a lot of the same books, but I do have a copy of my favorite; it's as good as Gone With the Wind! It's called Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught, if you haven't read it Kim, trust me you would love it!



Dear Kim,
Now I'll always keep your blog as one of my daily acticities. =)

I do have copys of all my faves. And we have lots of books too, everywhere in the apartament. It's a passion.

We have some doubled ones, beacause of the marriage -My husband and I have similar taste for fiction- so I arranged the doubles togheter as a sweet simbol of our union. =)



While most of the books in my home consist of children's literature (thanks to my 3 boys ages 19 months, 3 years, and 4 years) my personal favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It's a retelling of the biblical story of Hosea set in the gold rush of the 1850s. I don't own a copy because everytime I buy one I end up giving it to someone I think needs to read it.


I'll admit that I rarely read books. I'm more of a magazine kind of girl. haha! Does that make me shallow?

Hope not.

With three little kids, it's hard to find time to read a book.

But I do buy pretty ones like you have just to sit on shelves and things. Okay, it's official, I'm shallow.


I am reading everything I can get my hands on by Gladys Taber. Gladys Taber is most well-known for her books. They picture all the aspects of rural, country life. She wrote monthly for magazines in the 60's & 70's. Kim, I think your writing style and Gladys Taber's is somewhat alike. Here is partial list of her books:
Harvest at Stillmeadow (1940)
Stillmeadow Kitchen (1947)
Stillmeadow Kitchen Second Edition (1951)
The Book of Stillmeadow (1948)
Stillmeadow Seasons (1950)
Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge (1953); co-written by Barbara Webster
Stillmeadow Daybook (1955)
What Cooks at Stillmeadow,
Favorite Recipes of Gladys Taber (1958)
Stillmeadow Sampler (1959)
The Stillmeadow Road (1962)
Gladys Taber's Stillmeadow Cookbook (1965)
Stillmeadow Calendar (1967)
Stillmeadow Album (1969)
The Best of Stillmeadow (1976)
Reveries at Stillmeadow (unknown)


Nonfiction: Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer (called The Hidden Art of Homemaking when published in paper back)

Fiction: The Jan Karon Mitford series... because they take me to a town I'd love to live in. :)

Lace hearts

Do you know, I have a house stuffed with books, and I don't think I could choose a favourite. I find it hard to shed any books. They are just such lovely companions to escape into.

Art Cant Hurt

One of my the most recent I've added to my fave list is 'Eat Pray Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert.
But one of my childhood favorites was (and is) 'Girl of the Limberlost' by Gene Stratton Porter. I used to dream of the butterflies and moths!
Lovely to see you again....I've been off the blog-circuit too long!
Take care!


Oh, I'm so intrigued by that one book of yours, "The Little Yellow House". Is it good? I have a few favorites- one is Little Women which I am re-reading again! Another is The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West - a wonderful book! Of course, Anne of Green Gables and the Little House series. And..."Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit"!

Layla Palmer

I love "The Wedding"....Nicholas Sparks.

The Lettered Cottage


I guess my favorite book would be "A Girl of the Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter. I do not have a copy of it:>( I keep looking whenever I see old books for sale though. I see some of my other favorites in your stack!


Don't know if I have a favorite book...but I love Gone With the Wind...some of my other favorites are My Antonia by Willa Cather, Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen!


Hi Kim, I am enjoying the discovery of your pretty blog! I have been a rabid reader ever since I learned how. My favorite book is one I found on my parents' bookshelf when I was a girl: "The Moonflower Vine", by Jetta Carleton. It has been out of print for many years, and I looked everywhere to find a copy (my parents' copy had been discarded long ago). I finally found one in a used bookstore for only $2.50!!! What a thrill! I read it immediately and it was just as wonderful as the last time. Here's a synopsis for anyone curious:


One of my favorite books is the one Cheryl mentioned. The Moonflower vine. I think I still have a copy of it...need to look at my shelves.

I'm looking for a copy of Boxcar Children. The one published in the late 1940's. I have a reprint. Luckily the illustrations are the same as the original. I just "need" a copy of the original. I go through books in all the resale/thrift/antique shops, looking for that one particular book. That book, read to the class, by my third grade teacher was the catalyst for my lifelong love of reading. Also, decorating. Those kids took that boxcar and made it a home, from treasures found at a dump!


My favorite book is Gone With the Wind too! I own two copies. LOVE it!

Jean Eakin

Kim Is there such a group as Books anonamous? I admit I am addicted to books, have always been, and always will be. I love my books. I have so many favorites but one of them is Little women. I love old and new ones, fiction and non fiction, need I go on.
Have a wonderful evening with your books.
Jean in Virginia


Kim, this is my first ever post but, I had to answer your question, because Gone With the Wind is also my favorite book. I have a special feeling in my heart for this book. my father was a copy writer in Atlanta with the author, and was the one of the first to read the manuscript before it was ever published. My father had a autograghed copy, but it was lost before i ever got to see it.

Brenda Kula

We have some of the same books! I love all books, lots of different kinds of books. Couldn't pick a favorite. I cherish my books. Give me a book over TV any day of the week!


I love books myself but cannot keep up with the dusting! My fave books are Anne of Green Gables, Christy, and Sarah Plain and Tall.


Nancy, I, too, am a lover of Gladys Taber! I have a copy of all of her books. Kim, I have loved books and reading since FOREVER. My favorite books are the Miss Read books. They are written by an Englishwoman, Dora Saint, who used to teach school. Miss Read, is a headmistress, who teaches in the small English village of Fairacre. Another series she writes is based on the village of Thrush Green. What wonderful, soothing stories! You'll be yearning for a cup of tea when you read them!

The Roost

I LOVE books too. I have a Bible from 1880 that is my favorite. I love gardening, decorating & seasonal cookbooks too. :)

Sara Achuff

Dear Kim,

I've been reading your blog for a year. I love it! My favorite books are: What Falls Away by Mia Farrow and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Keep blogging.



Books are a wonderful thing. What would life be like without books? I have a wall to wall bookcase, but still have lots of books scattered throughout the house. As for favourite book.....Hmmm....that's a hard one to answer.


I love your beautiful books....I didn't see it in your decorating book you have the book "Decorating with Books?" You would enjoy it! The book I read every day is my "Life Application, New Living Translation, Bible" My most recent non-fiction book was "The Shack" I can't think what my favorite would be!!!!!I have many decorating you've made me want to take pictures of them!!! Thanks for the inspiration....


I love The Chloe Celeste Chronicles By Kay Rizzo. I finally have the entire set of books that to my Grandma!

Kathy  :)

Hi Kim,

I too am a bibliomaniac, they're like my kids can't pick just one !!!

Great post,
Kathy :)


Scarlet would say "after all, tomorrow is another day." Maybe tomorrow you'll find one. I love your books. They look so cozy and interesting. I'd love to read some of those huge stacks in your office.


My favorite book is also Gone With the Wind! I just picked up a copy at an antique store a month or so ago and it is begging me to reread it! I'm a Midwest girl so I also love all of the Little House on the Prairie books...I would love to find a vintage set!
Your home is always an inspiration, thank you!


Oh, I love books, too, and yours are awesome! My all-time favorite is To Kill A Mockingbird. Of course, my copy is highlighted, dog-eared, and marked with stickies because I'm an English teacher and a studying nerd. lol

Gone With the Wind is a really, really good one, too.

Mimi Sue

I am in love with the Mitford Series By Jan Karon. I have all the books and have read them all more than once. Mimi


Oohh I have too many to list! My all-time favs are The Secret Garden, The Little House on the Prairie series, Pride and Prejudice and my most recent addition, Silent in the Sanctuary!

I love your blog!


My favorite book is "Angela's Ashes." I loaned my hard cover copy to a friend years ago and never got it back. When I mentioned it briefly to an employee this past year, she surprised me with it for Christmas. It's not hardback, but it'll suffice. What a wonderful book and a gift I'll never forget.

I love all books too. I read every single night, even if it is only one chapter. I have loved reading since I learned how. I remember struggling with the Bobbsey Twins when they were too hard for me, but I never gave up. I love mysteries, a holdover from my Nancy Drew/Trixie Belden days, all decorating books and I have to have an atlas and dictionary near by my chair at all times. I love childrens' books too.

Seems perhaps I should have been a Librarian!



Hi Kim
I was introduced to your beautiful site by my dear friend, Becky, from Lace and Lures. I couldn't resist in sharing my absolute favorite book, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I have several copies of this book.
I also love the wisdom in Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

cindy h

My favorite is "Little Black Sambo" and I own one from 1948. One of the books our mother read to us when we were small. Now I have a stack of magazines that I need to read...when I finally get a chance to sit down and read I nod out eveytime! Must be that age thing!?
Love ya
Cindy H


I LOVE books and we have far too many of them, but I think that's OK. Reading is never going to be a bad thing...except maybe when I'm meant to be cleaning, or cooking, or paying attention to my children or hubby....I was such a book worm that when my Mum would try to talk to me I honestly wouldn't even hear her. She thought I was just being rude. And now my kids do it to me. "Just let me finish the page". Does that sound familiar to anyone?
And my favourites.. well the classics like Anne of Green Gables and the Little House series and Little Women.I also really like "Morning Glory" by Lavyrle Spencer. I had a favourite called "The Druid's Tune" by O.R.Melling when I was a teenager, but foolishly gave it away. How I wish that I still had it. My daughter Rosemary was named after a character in that book, but just don't tell Hubby. And of course her second name is Anne (with an E).

Karen Greenfield

Gee, Gladys Taber--I haven't thought of her in a while but I certainly love her. My books are currently packed from a move and I have to get the shelves up before I get them all out. And I really miss them and their smell. I also love Miss Read, the Betsy books by Maud H. Lovelace, D.E. Stevenson, Elswyth Thane and Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy books. How can some people NOT read???


Hmmmm... let me see, Kim. I have a lot of favorite books, and I have copies of all of them. I love the classics (particularly Southern authors), children's literature (particularly Shel Silverstein), historical biographies (particularly of our founding fathers and presidents), books about England and Scotland (have tons... I love Churchill, too!), histories (didn't I see your history by Patrick D. Smith?), genealogy books (if they're well documented), art books (particularly those about the Impressionists), and design books (specifically ones featuring my favorite designers... Mario Buatta needs to get busy on one).

I would have to say that my all time favorite book is the Bible (specifically the King James version as I get lost in the beautiful language). The Bible has everything from drama to poetry, but the most important thing it has is an introduction to the reason I can get up and function every day, Jesus. It gives me the assurance that I will see my mother, father, grandparents, first cousins, aunts and uncles, and some of my favorite friends again. Yep, a book like that is a must-read, and I have several copies (several versions). I carry its message in my heart of hearts. :-)




I love books too, but I don't think I could pick just one favorite!!!


My favorite book is The Bible...and I have more than a dozen printings of it--some collecting dust, others with worn out pages! I went to a reading of Rebecca Wells, (she is wonderful!!) author of "YaYa Sisterhood" and "Little Altars Everywhere", (had purchased the books previously) both of which I thought were very good. I could relate to them and they are easy reading. I have several of Ernest Hemmingway's novels. His life somehow intrigues me. Others too numerous to mention. You do have a huge collection, have you read them all?

black eyed susans kitchen

Hi Kim, I'd have to say that the latest book that I am reading is my favorite. Kind of like the flavor of the week. We have 2 huge bookcases in the kitchen filled with cookbooks, new and old, and a landing upstairs lined with bookshelves. I loved the Jean Auel books and the Harry Potter series, and well, I could go on and on. What I especially like, is reading a book before it is made into a movie. If I see a movie first, I never want to read the book. I miss the childrens books that used to take up space in my kids rooms, the Dr. Seuss books, Angelina Ballerina, etc. When my kids were young, there were always books for holiday gifts, and gift certificates to the local bookstore for their friends. Susan


Kim,I really don`t have a favorite.But wanted to tell you this little story of my mother.
She was a member of Double Day book club since the 40`s.When I was around 5,we had to move to California.We had to sell the whole contents of our house before moving.EXCEPT,mother would not part with her beloved books.Daddy had to rent a small U-HAUL trailer and haul all her boxes of books to California,and then a year later,we came back home.
Years ago,we built floor to ceiling bookcases in her spare bedroom,on all 4 walls,just for her books.She had her own private library!! Sadly,mother lost most of her vision in her later years,but still hung onto her books.
When she passed away,I wanted to keep all her oldest books,and we donated to our local library,the latest ones,in her memory.And I had to have bookcases built for them!!
I know she had some favorites,but didn`t ask her before she died,wish I had.

Claudia Hill

Hey Kim,

I love all your books. I, too, have books everywhere. My next project is going to be some bookshelves for our den. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird, and I have several copies, including one I treasure: an autographed copy! Second favorite book: Pride and Prejudice - also lots of copies.

Have a great day.

Kelli Swaagman

I love children's books and I have so MANY favorites: all the Fancy Nancy books, these are great if you have young girls who like dress up. The Secret Remedy Book, the illustrations are phenomenal, for times when we are lonely. Two books without words: A Small Miracle, about Christmas giving and Flotsam by David Wiesner (incredibly creative). Tear Soup, for explaining the grief process to middle age children and Let Me Hold You Longer about a Mom's love for her little boy. I could keep right on going!

Joy @ Cupids Charm

Hi Kim!!
I love your collection of books! I love books too....both old and new. I have been known to spend hours and hours in bookstores and going to the library is like going to the mall for other folks!! Enjoyed your post today. Have a beautiful week. ~ xoxo ~ Joy


Sounds like I'm not alone in my book fetish! My favorites are the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon, and Anya by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. Thank you so much for this post, because I have made a list of authors and books I want to read. I especially want to read Gladys Taber's books---I never heard of her! Love your blog Kim!!


I LOVE this post! I'm a book lover and have copies of all my favorites including "Gift from the Sea" "Gone With the Wind" "Valley of Decision" plus many contemporary titles. Also, I'm so pleased that the sound is working again on my computer so I can enjoy your music! I bought the CD for my car:)


Dear Kim
I love books too and have them everywhere. I wonder how many copies of Gone With the Wind you'll receive, since you mentioned you don't have a copy :)
A Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg is one of my favorites and whenever I find a copy I always pick it up because it is a great gift book. I also love Shellseekers by Rosamunde Pilcher but don't have a copy of it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Joanna Peck (Jodi)

Hello! Love books of all kinds! Especially decorating! I LOVE Gone With the Wind--I told my Mom when I was young I was going to name my daughter Scarlet someday....You should have seen her face! HEE HEE! On a different note my 4 year old son (Colt) just came up and hummed the song to your blog all the way through....Hmmm you would think he has heard it alot or something!! ;0) Jodi

Jennifer Grey

Sweet Kim, your book displays are wonderful. Not only do I love the look of stacks of books, but the nostalgic old smell they offer. Priceless.


Nikki Brey


The first novel I ever read was Gone With The Wind and I was twelve years old.
But my favorite book EVER is Left Behind by Tim Layhaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. It had changed my life.


I adore books, too! My favorite is The Mists of Avalon, and I do indeed own a copy. :)


Hi Kim! Gee, everything you do inspires me. After I click 'post' I'm going to walk around my house and find places to stack my books. My shelves are full, anyway, and I need more space! :) I am a major bibliophile and I own most of my favorite books. Like some of your readers, I love books by Gladys Taber and L.M. Montgomery and also David Grayson, Dallas Lore Sharp, June Strong and a host of others. Also kid lit. by Eleanor Estes, Elizabeth Enright, Ralph Moody and tons more. And funky old teen romances from the 50's and 60's by Rosamond du Jardin, Anne Emery, Betty Cavanna, Mary Stolz, Beverly Cleary and lots more I am forgetting. Reading is the best! As always, thanks for your inspiring blog... Blessings, Debra


One of my faves is Gone With the Wind, too! I think part of the reason I love it so much is that I have an original edition that I got at a barn sale for 25 cents when I was 13! It was the first collectible book I purchased, and I was really only buying it to read, although I was aware that old books were valuable. It has a place of honor with my other vintage books.

Daisy Cottage

Thank you EVERYONE! I LOVED learning about your favorite books! I wrote down the titles and authors that are new to me and I will definitely check them out!


Name my favorite book... that's like asking me to name my favorite child. (2 daughters and a son) I love books and I am so glad you do. Also, the porch swing... that's my therapy at the end of the work day.


I love your blog and enjoy reading it every day....inspiring! My favorite book ever is To Kill a Mockingbird. Judy

melissa @ the inspired room

Hi Kim! How are you, pretty girl you! Love seeing your new photo. Oh, I've been way too busy and not been here nearly enough! Always so lovely and comforting.

I love books. Even if I don't read them, I can love them if they look pretty! In fact, I am dying to pick up a book right now and go snuggle in for the night. Wonder what I'll chose, I haven't decided yet...


Fifi Flowers

Shadow in the Wind... yes, I own it... GREAT book... if you haven't read it... I suggest you do and then let me know how much you love it!



one day I have find out that the books which my grandfather collected over years where neatly packed in boxes resting in a garage. Nobody wanted them, so I took them and gave them a home. I am proud of my library and that is only what I have from my grandfather. I guess my favorite would be all of them, but I do have one which I have read 100 times. Angelique!

Sweet day. Suzy

Hi Kim!
Books! favorite subject.
I adore ANYTHING by Tracy Porter! I couldn't get by without my small, worn book titled STREAMS IN THE DESERT. My favorite, okay ONE of my favorite cookbooks's long...MARY MEADE'S MAGIC RECIPES FOR THE ELECTRIC Ruth Church. LOVE the book too.
And oh so many more.
We may not have beans on the table, but we got books!! ;)


I just recently found your blog and I love it. Thank you for the little bit of day brightening you provide each day.

I love love love books. Hubby keeps trying to make me get rid of some..whatever! I just sneak more in. I dont know that I have a favorite..I love too many. It was wonderful to see that Gene Stratton Porter was a favorite. There are actually several of hers that are wonderful(Keeper of the bees, Laddie.) One of my other favorite authors is Grace Livingston Hill who wrote a gazillion books around the 1920s.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

I know exactly what Scarlet woud say: "Oh, fiddle dee dee!" I have lots of favorite books, but my very very all-time forever favorite is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I own three copies of it: one hardback and two paperbacks, and a copy on video tape of the movie. Some of my other favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird, David Copperfield, The Shining, Watership Down, The Mists of Avalon, The Prince of Tides, Angela's Ashes, GWTW, The Dollmaker, The Haunting of Hill House, and about a million zillion more.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

I know exactly what Scarlet woud say: "Oh, fiddle dee dee!" I have lots of favorite books, but my very very all-time forever favorite is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I own three copies of it: one hardback and two paperbacks, and a copy on video tape of the movie. Some of my other favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird, David Copperfield, The Shining, Watership Down, The Mists of Avalon, The Prince of Tides, Angela's Ashes, GWTW, The Dollmaker, The Haunting of Hill House, and about a million zillion more.


Thank you for this subject! I love books! I have so many favorites and loved reading all of the comments about others favorites. This gives me more books to look for. I have a large collection of Civil War books including Gone with the Wind. Adore L.M. Montgomery's books.

Love your blog!


Scarlett would tell you tomorrow is another day and you could buy it then.


LOVE your blog!! My favorite books as a child were 15 by Beverly Cleary and Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank & Ernestine Gilbreth. Actually, that's still one of the best.


My favorite book ever is The Prophet, and I do have a treasured copy of it. I love my books, too.

Gretchen Gerg

My favorite book is "A Man Called Peter" by Catherine Marshall.


Wow, Kim, you do have lots of books! I thought I had a lot :)
One of my favorites is Gone with the Wind, and yes I have a copy of it, right on the living room coffee table. I also love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

christy in georgia

Right now, my favorite book is Memoirs of a Daughter. And, yes I DO have a copy of it. I love old, old, old books and new ones, too. i just love books period!


I have many fav books but my very favorite is "The Good Bad Boy" from my 8th grade childhood. I look for it everywhere in antique shops, old book sales, yard sales etc. I don't know the author but still hoping to find it one day.
This past year, I was engrossed in reading novels by Beverly Lewis. She writes fictional stories depicting lifestyles of wonderful Amish characters, her research is factual and something fascinating to me. I also enjoyed "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. I'm now reading Frank Peretti's three book series, the final one, "The Prophet" about intense spiritual warfare.


Kim, I appricate you sooo much. Thank you!
There is something I forgot to mention in my earlier post. When I got married my husband and I did not have a TV. We entertained ourselves with books, listening to ballgames on the radio while playing cards. A little painting, gardening, cooking and having friends over and much more was our home entertainment. I love the memories for those years. One of the books I read during that time was "Gone With The Wind". My life is much more interesting without a lot of TV. I need to get G. W. T W. out again. Thanks Kim for stimulating these memories.

Hooked on Houses

I was given a beautiful hardcover copy of "Gone with the Wind" as a teenager. I read it cover to cover without hardly taking a breath. I loved it. It's still one of my all-time favorites, and that old copy of mine is still treasured.

When you mentioned it here, I realized I hadn't read it in a few years. Maybe it's time to crack it open again! -Julia :-)


Now that's a LOT of books. Many I would enjoy reading myself. I have quite a few, mostly on gardening but some other titles as well. My all-time favorite book would have to be Little Women, just because I first read it in childhood and it always brings back sweet memories. Your blog is lovely.


Kim...I love books and have to many favorites to mention. I still have the Nancy Drew books from my childhood! lol!
I even have a few from my parents childhood.
Of course I have boxes and boxes of my childrens books saved for them.


What a great post. I have enjoyed reading everyone's favorite books. I love so many books, but a few fiction books on the top of my list are...East of Eden, Anna Karenina, The Stand, The Left Behind Series, and We Need To Talk About Kevin. I own all of them. I've recently begun expanding my non-fiction collection of decorating books and I'm starting to read historical fiction (which I'm loving).


I have tons of books and work in a library but I don't have a real favorite that I can think of..


A glorious post,Kim. My house is stuffed with books. I adore books they are my friends and always have been. I find it very difficult to pick a favourite as I love so many and they are so varied but I would have to go back to when I first began reading and the English writer, Enid Blyton. Her books always transported me to a magical place and even today she can weave her spell. x


What a fun post - I too love books! I had to answer because my current favorite is a cookbook, Local Bread, by Daniel Leader. It is on my wishlist, but I checked it out from the library. What a wonderful cookbook! I almost cried when I had to return it.


For some reason, I keep re-reading "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier. I absolutely love it. I have never read Gone with the Wind but now it is going on my list. :)

Kim please email me your address, I'd like to send you a little something.


Sheri May

Kim, thank you for the beautiful pictures and nice words you post on your blog. Also, thank you for responding when I needed help on paint colors!Have a Great Day!

Diary of Anne Frank. And yep, I have the original copy I first read as a young girl. Changed my perception of the world @ a very young age. I knew I mattered. All that from one book. Life changing. Awww, the glory of the written word.


My favorite book as a grown up is Watership Down followed closely by Vanity Fair by Thackery.

My favorite book as a child was The Pink Dress by Anne Alexander. Anyone remember that one? As a teenager, my favorite was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I adore books. I am also a school librarian!!!

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  • "Oh my! I have just stepped into heaven. A nostalgic, magic, getaway place where folk love one another and life is sweet. Kim, you will probably never know just how many hearts you have touched with your site. " ~ Francesca

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  • "I visited my friends with their tasteful beige homes and sometimes questioned if there was anyone else in this world who loved the things I did. Then I found Daisy Cottage and a whole community of other women who shop the side of the road, paint their furniture fun colors, and aren't afraid to fill their homes with touches of whimsy and fun. What a relief! We aren't alone! I'm not alone. Thanks for all your inspiration and for confidently sharing your home and the idea that we can have fun with our decorating. I never get tired of visiting here Kim." ~ Kathy

Thank you Rue!

  • "That hankie is like you and your blog Kim. In the middle of all of the other beautiful hankies, it's the one that stands out and makes you feel at home." ~ Rue

Thank You Jeanette!

  • "Sigh.... between your music, red and yellow mellow feeling and wonderful writing I just feel so calm. What would I do without you in the morning with my cup of coffee." ~ Jeanette

Thank You Lenna!

  • "My eyes have been opened to a world I never knew existed. Such vibrant creativity, such caring community: it literally takes my breath away. After so much loneliness and isolation it is overwhelming to me that such a world even exists. In time I hope to be able to fill my garden of life with lovely, loving friends instead of the weeds of loneliness. Until that time lace tablecloths will come out of storage, music and lovely scents will fill the air of this home. And I shall visit the Daisy Cottage when I feel despair raise its dark, obscuring head, for I know from experience, that it is ever lurking behind that next bout of pain and weakness. Your kind and generous response has strengthened my resolve, you have helped me more than you will ever know, my new-found friend." ~ Lenna

Thank You Rose!

  • "What I love best about Daisy Cottage is Kim. I love the way you appreciate every good thing in life and embrace joy in every moment." ~ Rose

Thank You Lisa!

  • "Here's how I can best describe into words how your blog made me feel. You know when you wake up in the morning and there's an early morning thunderstorm and every room in your house is as dark as night? Then, the rain and thunder stop and the sun comes shining through all the windows and you just know it's going to be a beautiful, sunshine day? Well, that's how finding Dear Daisy Cottage made me feel. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Kim. You blessed my day and may God do the same for you." ~ Lisa B.

Thank you Pamela!

  • "I am so touched by your words and photographs. Whether in happy or sad times, you inspire my heart and soul. We all need each other's light and you offer us that dose of sunshine." ~ Pamela

Thank you Joy!

  • "Your blog has helped me start to see the beauty in life again." ~ Joy

Thank You Anne!

  • "Thank you for your wonderful blog. I have been "lurking" but had to share with you how much you have helped me embrace the fun of decorating. I came to your blog looking for pictures to inspire me as I redecorate my house with cottage style. Today I was so tangled up in doing it "right" that it was really depressing me. I visited your blog again for some fresh ideas and came away realizing that there is no "right." Just me being me and enjoying my home! I am laying here in bed with tears in my eyes - tears of happiness that it is okay to be me and let that shine through in my house and what I wear and what I make with my hands. You are God's gift to me today and I thank Him and you." ~ Anne

Thank You Tracy!

  • "Your words and thoughts of encouragement help me see myself with value. You are a blessing. Thank you." ~ Tracy

Thank you Karen!

  • "Your humble spirit has not changed through your many posts here in Blogland. You have been blessed with a special gift and I am very thankful you share it with us." ~ Karen

Thank You Betty Jo!

  • "You truly inspire me to do whatever I can in my own little nest. I've always been an artistic dreamer, but you've enlarged my dreams with your way of seeing." ~ Betty Jo
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