Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Dec 21, 2014

Part ll

"Just as a dancer, turning and turning, may fill the dusty light with the soft swirl of her flying skirts, our weeping willow --- now  old and broken , creaking in the breeze --- turns slowly, slowly in the winter sun, sweeping the rusty roof of the barn with the pale blue lacework of her shadow."

T.Kooser Winter Morning Walks
The kitchen hoosier
Little snowy owl atop the china cabinet

My new Christmas blouse from Target.  I think 2015 will be a turning point for me.  I'm thinking of blogging more about fashion in the new year. Did I ever mention I majored in Fashion Merchandising in college?  Not that that makes me an expert by any means.  I just love fashion and dressing up! I do read lots of fashion blogs, mostly those for us gals over 50.  Sometimes I feel like I don't quite measure up because I don't follow the latest trends or try to look sophisticated. I rarely wear black, which seems many my age seem to live in - oh well. I think I'll just blog about feminine clothing ideas and see what happens. Life is constantly changing here at Rose Cottage, and I need to change along with it.  Time to stretch my wings!

Dec 20, 2014

Merry Christmas!

"I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December."

~ O. Herford

Its hard to believe Christmas is just a few days away. I thought I'd share a few photos from around our cottage.

I still have a few presents to wrap and my daughter and I will be doing a bit of baking on Monday.
Im looking forward to a nice calm Christmas.  I'll be back tomorrow to show you the lovely lace blouse I picked up for a song!

Dec 19, 2014

Pretty in Pink

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
~Author Unknown
As a lady who can never have enough pink, I bought these lovely pink earrings to wear during the
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I'll be back tomorrow to share a bit of our Christmas at Rose Cottage. l kept it very sweet and simple this year.