Monday, October 29, 2012

Facebook Fan- Giveaway

Holiday Inspiration Giveaway!!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!  This week I will be having my first ever giveaway!!!  This giveaway will be for my Facebook Fan's....so if you are not a fan yet you still have time to become one!!! 
The giveaway will be on Nov. 1st!!!
All you have to do is go on Facebook and type Southern Style Cottage and Like!!!  You will be entered!!  Super easy!
Now to the good stuff...What will I win?
My Favorite Holiday Inspiration magazine!!!  There are SO MANY great ideas and some of my favorite Bloggers are featured!  Also...
3 Vintage Christmas ornaments I hand selected just for you! 
To be entered just go to my page anytime between now and Nov.1st.  I will announce the winner on the morning of Nov.2nd. 
Have a great week!!  Will have a fun post coming up...stay tuned! :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My First Giveaway!!!!

Good Morning!!!  Hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! 
Just wanted to drop a little note and let you know that I have a Facebook Page..Southern Style Cottage!!!  Please go check it out as I will be having my First Giveaway!!! 
Holiday Inspiration Giveaway will be on Nov. 1st.  But you have to be a Fan/Like Southern Style Cottage Facebook Page!!  You won't want to miss out on this!!
I know it's early for some of you to be thinking about Christmas but my gears are already turning!! :)
Here are are few photos I have found on Pinterest!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Problem Areas?

Good Evening!  Hope you had a great week.  I have been very sick but seem to be getting better thanks to breathing treatments every 4 hours!!  Anyway...I know we all have "problem areas" around our home as of right now I would say mine are 2 spots above my kitchen cabinets.  As many of you all know our home is French Country so keeping with the look of the rest of our home I have ceiling tin, platters, family items (antique crock Great Grandmothers) and other items I love.  In the kitchen/breakfast nook area I have kept with cream, black and touches of red.  This are has more cream..sorry photos is not great. :)
The large crock on the far right was my Great Grandmothers she used it to pickle things. :)  The other items I just like yep there is ceiling tin. :)
One thing I do plan on doing is adding another picnic basket on top of the one that is already up there..will help add some height.  The large wooden spool was also my Great Grandmother's and I just like the teapot and clock. 
This area I like..vintage scale with vintage bowl of apples and planter with antique rolling pins I have collected.
Insert "problem area" #1  area above vent....
So far I have come up with either a large scroll iron or wood plaque or I like the idea of either EAT or YUM letters in either black or cream...here are some pics I found on Pinterest.
I also like the idea of a key...of course it would have to hang horizontal.
But I also LOVE the idea ceiling tin. :)  I know you are in total shock. LOL  It does go with the rest of our home.
Just to the right of the vent is problem area #2...
Love the decorative finials but I think either iron plaque or maybe an old window on the wall behind them would help.  I will remove the ivy also...just needed something up there when we put them up there 7 yrs ago. :)
Everything does not look so washed out in person.
Any thoughts on this would be great...also what are your "problem areas"?
Hope you have a great Friday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Guest Room

Good Morning!!  Sorry for such a long delay in posts we have had company and I was having trouble uploading photos.  Well as promised I will be talking about our guest room...there are a few little things I would like to do still but for the most part its finished.  As you may remember 99% of the items  in this room belonged to family members. Warning...this will be a long post!!
This is the start to the wall of mirrors...the tall one on the right belonged to a close family friend..its dated 1923 on the back of the mirror.  Also the chest of drawers and rocker belonged to the same family friend.  The chest was in our daughter's bedroom when she was a baby & I had the rockers seat recovered with a vintage bedspread.  Here is a better view of them both....

The wall next to the rocker is where I have vintage family cross stitches hanging...the one in the middle was made by my Grandmother almost 70 yrs ago, the ones on each end my mother made years ago.
This wall ties in nicely to the cross stitched days of the week hand towels my grandmother made years ago.  As you can see I just draped them over the drape rod to make a valance.
Above the bed I have 2 baby gowns my grandmother made, a few of my grandmother's figurines and a few other things that I just like. :)
On the bed I have an 1976 calendar tea towel that I had made into a decorative pillow...the colors work perfect in there!  The fabric I choose to make the back and ruffle with is blue ticking.  Also the quilt that is on the foot of the bed was my grandparents....they used it for family outings.  The bench that is at the foot of the bed was my mom's..my grandfather made it for her when she was little.  I just recovered it and made the skirt for it also out of the same blue ticking.
On the small wall next to the bedroom door I have my great grandmother's sewing machine.  I am still looking for one of the drawers and the top needs to be refinished but I love the history of it.  On the top of it I have a photo of my grandmother and great grandmother along with a vase that belonged to my great grandmother and the clock was a wedding gift we received.
On the wall above the sewing machine I have the magnetic board I made a few months ago.  Using an old window frame and blue ticking.  With a few family photos.
I think that pretty much sums it up.  Hope you enjoyed the tour.
Stay tuned for a giveaway soon!!!
Hope you have a great week!