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October 04, 2009


Debra Howard

What a sweet post. I love the little stick furniture and the little birds.

Sherri S

Sweet Kim,
It's always a pleasure to have a looksie into your beautiful home. Plus you make fabulous photos! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.


I love your granny sofa ~ I'd have bought it at twice the price. And, of course, you'll make it work!
Your blog (and home) are always such a pleasure to visit!


Hi, Kim, Very peaceful, warm post. It's wonderful the way you put everything together so well. By the way, I read your story in the last Romantic Country. Just seems like your among friends in that magazine, you, Fifi, Janet.


I like your "Granny" sofa, Kim! I think it was an absolute steal. Love all of the pretties in your post, too.


Sheila :-)


I love the granny sofa...the soft blue really is a perfect touch! Enjoy!


PS...I noticed the twig furniture and thought you might enjoy Mike and Debbie Shramer's lovely fairy furnishings...


Oh Kim, I've been waiting to the new sofa! Love this one! The color, the pattern and especially the scalloped edge at the bottom!
It's so YOU! Great deal too!

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone!

Kathi, it had a plain navy blue straight edge of fabric under the scallop and I just cut it off! So I'm so glad you like the "new" edge.



The birdies are so cute! Your sofa looks like the kind where you can grab a good book, a cup of tea, and snuggle under an afghan! Now that's what I call a good Sunday afternoon for fall and winter.

Daisy Cottage

Oh thank you Ulrike!! See, that's just what I wanted the sofa to be!!


Mary Lou

I think folks will come to love your sofa once they get to know it better. Nothing beats a comfy sofa - they just need to know how comfy it is. I've been wondering if you found something.
Thanks for all the pictures. It is always a joy to peek into Daisy Cottage.

Mary Lou


I love viewing all those little scenes. So beautiful! You definitely are a domestic artist. :)


I so agree with everyone...comfy X cozy = your new Daisy Cottage Couch :)

Enjoy your Sunday Kim....

Just finished watching the Pats and my cute Tommy...really good game !!! One of the appetizers we had were Bird Nests from Trader Joe's they are sooo YUMMY !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

Kim dearie! I love your granny sofa & as long as it's comphy, that's the main thing. I think she's cute!


I love your new sofa. I like it even faded!!!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't need a thing!

Can we see more of your fall decorations when (if) you you do more?

xoxoxoo Jennifer

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita

Love the granny sofa! $10? You did get a bargain! But oh the little twig table and chairs! How precious! Love love love it!

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

I love your new granny sofa Kim! And that's one of the many reasons that I love your home. It's not furnished in ultra-expensive furniture. Each piece is picked out with love, and cherished!


Dear Kim: Amazing! Your new granny sofa looks very Parisian to me with an almost toile effect!
I think I love it very much!
You live the words that Emerson once said, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Tres Bon, Dear Daisy Cottage, Tres Bon.


Love the funky "new" couch! I'm having a similar fall Sunday up here in Idaho with the addition of a fire in the fireplace and a light snow outside. Mmmmm...


Thanks so much for all the eye candy, including the darling granny room sofa. Pam


I love seeing the fairy chairs in your sweet home! I know they are as happy as they can be....and so must the fairies be that visit your home.
Love the birdies!


I love your sofa. You will definitely get your $10 worth. I also love all the colour in your home ... very energizing.

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

I just went ahhhh as I looked at your photos and imagined the music, scent of your candle and the smells soon to come from your oven. All matters of the heart.
Nancy M.

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Thank you everyone!!!

And Jennifer, I love the fairy chairs almost as much as I love the VERY talented lady who created and gave them to me - YOU!!



Elizabeth Ann

Hello dear Granny Sofa, you've found a wonderful home! Kim, I so enjoy when you post a potpourri of pictures (smile), because I recognize some sweet items and remember the posts when you first found them! Thank you for sharing such a warm and homey blog Have a lovely week.


hI kIM,
Your granny sofa looks like that wonderful and indestructible velvet fabric from the 60
's. There is absolutely no other fabric like it! You were very lucky to get it! I have a chair covered in it and I collect every pillow I find in that fabric. LOVE IT

Rose - The Center of My Self

I do love a peaceful Sunday afternoon. Soft music, candles, dinner in the oven - you paint such a lovely picture, Kim!

Do I sense a bird theme today? :-D I didn't know you had fairy furniture; so cute. Thanks for posting that link Christy!

I'm glad you love your granny sofa; what a buy!

What time is dinner?? i can see me sitting at the table enjoying The Daisy Cottage... As always~~ Thanks for sharing...


enjoyed visiting your warm home. hope you had a sweet sunday too.


I love your pictures, house, and angles you use! And... I LOVE the granny sofa! Thanks you sooo much for sharin!

Love, Madison


What a lovely post. I really like your new granny sofa, I don't think you are crazy, I think you're smart. Your home always looks so welcoming. Hugs, Cindy S.


I've had a fun but hectic Sunday and just reading your post helped me to settle me down! I LOVE your granny room. Daisy Cottage is such a special place. I look forward to every visit!


Your home is so cozy and inviting! I love your granny couch! Especially the scalloped skirt! Those little twig furniture pieces are adorable!


I have not been by in a long time to visit...your cottage just makes me smile so is so cheerful! And you are so pretty. That granny sofa is amazing. I can't believe it only cost $10. It looks great in your cottage.

Alison Gibbs

So many beautiful photos to cheer us up


I love little peeks at the pretty things in your home Kim. The granny couch is wonderful, and $10!? You are right, for that kind of $$ you can do anything you want with it.


Oh Kim,

Your new granny couch has so much personality, and what great bones! I bet it is super comfy too :)


Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
I love your new/old granny couch. The blue gray color of the fabric is really nice and very calming and it does look comfy. But really don't you think your over spent a bit (wink) what a great find.
I spied some some wonderful crocheted goodies on your couch, I love all home made things.
Enjoy your day,


Kim, this is my first comment on here ever! I'm so glad to have found your blog! I love it!!! And I love your new granny couch, it's perfect!

Have a splendid day!



The knitting needles with the hearts on the ends were soooo warm and a cup of cocoa on a fall afternoon! And I loved the fairy furniture (it belongs on the front porch of your dollhouse!!). hugs!


YOU are an inspiration for color!!!!!!!

Karla Nathan

Just the opposite, Kim, I don't think that is a granny sofa at all, that is magnificent!! Ooh, it would be beautiful in a shabby chic colored room too....Just day dreaming about how it would look in MY house! I'm jealous of it. But then, I am a granny.

Hey Kim, just read your fabulous "A PINK HOLIDAY" in the new Romantic Country!! Great article.. hard to believe Christmas is around the corner! hugs and thinking of you!!

Fifi Flowers

LOVE all your little birds!!! Your home is charming as ever!!
ENJOY your week!
Fifi Flowers

Kelly McMaster

Hi Kim,
I LOVE the granny sofa! And everything else in your home too! Especially the birdies! So sweet and colorful!
Have a wonderful day and thanks as always for bringing brightness to our world!


You can't go wrong with that sofa!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage

Loved all the pretty photos! Love your home.


Esther Sunday

The blue sofa looks awesome!!!!!

Brenda Kula

Comfortable like a well-worn pair of jeans are comfortable. A brand new pair just never feel as right! Love the pretty birds!

Ann Carnahan

Hi Kim,

I happened upon your blog one day and I so enjoy it! What an inspiration you are to me!


karen cox

Hi Kim,
Such beautiful birds, and you always stage everything perfectly. Not too staged, cozy and inviting. Have you written a book yet? I was in the book shop the other night and I thought so many people now are shopping in Vintage, second-time-around and consignment. You have always been so inspirational.

Have a great night, I love visiting your lovely blog. I feel like I just had a cuppa over a neighbor's house.

Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

I am drooling over your home, Kim, and your use of color. Why, oh, why am I so afraid of color? Your sofa is just perfect as are the paintings that hang on the wall behind it... And could anything be more cottagey than all your sweet little birdie friends? Oh my gosh, I just love it all!... Donna

Ann at the Handley Bungalow

That "new" granny couch is so pretty! Your house is as beautiful as ever. Love the pictures!

Drawn To The Sea

The blue fabric with the daisies... I am 100% certain that once upon a time I had something made of that. Now don't laugh, I think it may have been a dress.. my home ec sewing project. I'm seeing myself walking down the "runway" on the auditorium stage...

Mercy, now I'm laughing... it's ok if you do too :-)

Wonderful day,


Well, I will try and leave this post! I love your blog, I am new to it, going to start my own soon too!I stop by daily! I am a true vintage shabby chic gal myself and love going back in time viewing some of your lovely things, that, and I laugh and cry, I also have myself. Like my Mom and Nana, we saved everything! Going to get out the oj squeezer and the meat grider this week to use. Kim I would LOVE to be considered for your lovely giveaway! Wish I was there! Humidity and all! :) Please add me to your, I would love a chance to win, list :) Hugs The Kat :)


I am new to all these blogs, now I get on my computer only to read all the neat blogs. I came accross yours it is the neatest thing love it. Have a Great Day. Vickie

Pamela Zwieg

Hi Kim,

I am new to your blog--Love it, your home is marvelous. I look forward to following along. Have a great day. Pam Z, Barrington, IL


Hi, Kim, just love your whimsical style! All your little birdies caught my eye, I love to decorate with them too
Thank you for sharing your your creative home :D
Miles of Smiles

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