My Photo

The Music of Daisy Cottage

Thank You!

  • I read and appreciate each and every one of your comments. Thank you so much for stopping by Daisy Cottage!

Where Women Create

Writing Published In

Photo Credit In

Quoted In

Editorial Mention In

Top 10 Vintage-Inspired Blogs

  • Thank you!

How Nice Of You!

Inspiration Destination

Beautiful Book!


Let Your Home Be Your Heart

  • What I hope for my readers and for all keepers of the nest, is that they embrace their homes with their heart and all of the passion that it holds. I want them to know that they can decorate on a limited budget by seeing things in new ways; by rescuing the broken and transforming the ugly. I hope that they flaunt their favorite color and decorate their life with it. I hope that their homes feel like one giant hug that welcomes them each and every time they walk through their front door. More than anything I want everyone to have their own home-sweet-home dream come true! xo, Kim

« What Color... | Main | Somerset Life »

January 19, 2009



What a GREAT idea! I hate paper napkins anyway, they're so rough! So why NOT mix up the gorgeous colors and patterns that we find? We all love going to sales and to thrift stores, so YEEHAW! I am on this as soon as I can start! You have the best ideas! Thanks, and I love the shots you put up and that bowl looks gorgeous!


Yummy napkins and oh so Earth friendly!!!
Happy Monday!

Linda@Lime in the Coconut

Kim...Your photos are Sooo charming and full of color. It doesn't matter WHAT you photograph, it is always so beautiful!

Love using real cloth, unfortunatel, don't much. More laundry and all. Yeeessch.

Lisa ~A Cottage to Me

I just love cloth napkins! What better way to make a statement on any table. I enjoy your blog. I am a newbie, come for a visit and I welcome any advice.


Love all the colors, but especially the red polka dotted ones.... Sooo cheerful!


I Love all those napkins. I've been wanting to find me some to start using instead of the boring white paper ones!!


you are right! i think i should sew some fabric napkins now. probably use thicker fabric than for quilting, no?

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

I love fabric aunt has always used fabric napkins.....I guess I should thank her for my fondness!

Delighted Heart

What a day brightener! Always love your "color" shots! Well, I guess all of them are "color" shots! They're always great! Cute, cute napkins!
Have a beautiful bright delighted day!


Kim, That is a great shot!!! Love the color!!


Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Great photos!! Love the colors!


Well you caught me there. I'm a white (boring) paper napkin user, don't ask me why. Okay, I know why. My grocery store doesn't have nice colored ones, and since it's the only store I seem to go to these days (and days turn into weeks) that's what's on the table. But I so agree, it would be much nicer to have colors!

Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

Cloth napkins are just fabulous! I love all the color and charm you can add to your table with them. Your picutres are so full of vivid color and just beautiful.
Have a great week,
Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee


those napkins are such lovely colours. thankyou for the great pictures you colorful and inspiring


I agree, Kim! Cloth napkins are fun!


Sheila :-)


What a great idea! I would probably, though, not use mine except for display - I'm terrible about getting out stains, even when I follow professional advice. :/ So I'd be afraid to chance ruining the colors.
What do you do about that?

When I visit your site and hear the music and see your photos, I fall into the sunlight!
Thank You!


Love your neat napkins. Your colors are always so cheerful and uplifting to the soul.



I like using cloth napkins too, Kim. Your's are so colorful!

A Romantic Porch

I love cloth napkins too! And it saves a little $$$ on the budget too...probably make up for it in laundry and ironing, but it's still fun! You're a dear! xo rachel


not to mention it's great for the environment...stay green!

The Decorated House

OK, you got me on the doggie trivia from the Wizard! So funny. Can't imagine it now.

Love your colors because I love white so much. It's the variety that makes it all fun.

Hugs, Donna


your house is like a big smile & a hug to boot =)

Karen B

I've been collecting cloth napkins for years and rarely buy paper. Visitors usually kind of roll their eyes, but I don't care. BTW, I love Maeve Binchey (one of the authors in your last post).

Jean Eakin

I love cloth napkins and not just to wipe your mouth with, I use them hanging out of "stuff", use them under "stuff", and on "stuff" and tie them on baskets. I also use them to tie up small gifts for friends with, so I am always on the lookout for pretty ones. Kim, have a great evening.
Jean in Virginia

pauline and

Hi Kim,thanks for stopping by, I visit your blog often, but forget to leave a comment. I always enjoy your talent with color and design and the inspiration you are to all your fans (me included). Love cloth napkins too!! You are brilliant!


Love your colorful napkins-they look great in that bowl-like a feast waiting to happen!
~have a wonderful week!~Tam:D


Love the fun colors of your napkins but the polka dot one is my absolute favorite!!!!! It is so bright and cheery you can't help but smile :o)


No color today!! It is SNOWING!!!! In NC this is rare, so we will enjoy the white!!


I love the way you find beauty in small things around your home. Your photos are always delightful and inspiring. laurie


The different colored and patterned napkins neatly folded just lying there look so cheerful. I'd never have thought of mixing them that way, but it works! I know how to do some napking folding,used to do it when I worked in an assisted living community.


Good Morning! I read your blog all the time but have not yet commented. I also live in a charming yellow cottage but mine is not nearly as colorful as yours! :) I just read the latest Country Home mag. and one of the articles was "live with what you love and get rid of the rest." That is my new motto and have done a complete redo of my home. Many many many trips I made to the Goodwill with things that I truly didn't "love." The thing about your home that I do love is that you seem to love and enjoy everything in your home. Every corner is filled wit something special, unique and fun which seems to make your home warm and comfortable. I look forward to more inspiration and ideas. I've gone to an all neutral scheme in my home but everytime I come to your blog, it makes me want to paint! :) Sarah


Just found you Kim and love the wonderful colours. A yellow home; thats what I always wanted. Yours look lovely.

Blessings Gail

p.s. loooove the music. Acker Bilk- the best !!!!!


Those look too cute. I have to agree with you. I sat down and made some handmade fabric\cloth napkins before Christmas. At first I felt a little old fashioned, and then started using them, and cannot stop! First of all, they are cuter, and secondly, they feel much nicer than paper! :)

Julie (Knitsational)

Yours are so lovely and cheerful. They inspire me to throw out my dingy ones and make new ones.

Pony Girl

I like cloth napkins too, and the great thing is, they are a great touch but not overly expensive! I have picked up great sets, fun french country looks or patterns, for less than 9.99 for a set of 4 at the local discount stores. I especially like vintage ones though, one of my favorite finds at antique stores!


Hi Kim,

Your blog and beautiful photographs always brighten my day. What a great colorful collections of cloth napkins you have to use.I could not agree with you more "cloth or paper" - give me cloth any day.

Bentley sends a big kiss to Miss Maggie and wanted her to know that she can see him in person on my blog post this week.
Hugs and Blessings,
Erin and Bentley

debbie ragan



We are wanting to paint a cottage on the gulf and found and fell in love with your website. Thanks to all who sent in their great dream home colors....have spent the afternoon ruminating.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Search Blog Here

You Can Find Me at My New Site! Click on Baby Swan

Click On Painting To Visit Etsy Shop

Order Your Copy Of Fifi's New Book Here!

Miss Maggie of Daisy Cottage

Find Me In

Your Beautiful Hearts For Jack

Thank You Dear Sis!

Thank you Fifi!

  • "It's people like yourself that make everything beautiful and worthwhile." ~ Fifi

Thank You Ida!

  • Kim I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us into your sweet home! I absolutely loved being there and looking around with you. Your hospitality and sweet spirit make the home even more beautiful! Thanks for reminding me that one day I too will have my "dream come true!" ~ Ida - MOPS Member

Thank You Jane!

  • "I just discovered your blog and am blown away with the comfortable, almost nostalgic feel of it...almost like finding a long-lost friend after many years apart...somehow familiar, but all so exciting and new." ~ Jane

Thank You Dena!

  • "Kim, I love your blog. I so appreciate you sharing every day. I miss you when you're gone. Losing my dear sweet baby boy in Iraq has made me treasure life and those so dear to me. Reading your blog is such therapy for me. You have made me treasure the finer things in life that I use to overlook. Birds singing, flowers blooming, my home and all of the treasures within it. I'm not sure that I ever looked at a teacup or saucer and saw such detail and beauty in it." ~ Dena

Thank You Grace!

  • "I would like to let you know what a joy it is to wake up each morning and read your delightful blog. I always feel as if you are speaking directly to me. Since I was diagnosed with an immune disease a year ago I wanted only to read positive and very inspiring blogs and your blog was the first I found. I think maybe the good Lord meant for me to find your blog and since then it has been nothing but smiles all around. I have tried very hard to stay positive about this disease and very up beat. I know that there is no cure and I have accepted this, but reading things with a positive message and filled with so much love helps. This is where you come in and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and to let you know how very much you and Miss Maggie are loved." ~ Grace

Thank You Francesca!

  • "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

Thank You Kathy!

  • "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
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 09/2006

There's No Place Like Home