Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trina's Cottage

Thanks to Melaine for arranging a tour of Trina's House.
This is the cutest cottage right on the Lake.
This plant was on the side of her house. Does anyone know what it is?

This was one of my favorite things. This crown was in the middle of her dining room table.

She had her table all decorated with her pretty dishes, candles lit. Just a perfect setting.

The door opens to a darling deck over looking the lake.
What a setting!

This is her living room, pink walls, lots of white. This leather chair was probably
the most manly thing in the house. She does have a husband!

This is her darling guest room that will be turning into her daughters room shortly.
All White!

This picture doesn't do this cabinet justice. It is black with beautiful leaded windows on top.
Filled with beautiful glasses.

How cute is this kitchen. This stove is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
Check out the lighted cabinet above with vintage china and lots of pink.

This picture doesn't do this room justice. This is Audrey's room/nursery for now,
but a new baby is coming. So Audrey will move to the now guest room.
Thanks so much for the tour. I love your house!
Cindy @ haleys cottage

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pasadena Showcase

If you ever get a chance to travel to Pasadena California in the Spring, this was always my favorite thing to do each year with girl friends.
The Pasadena Showcase House, Presented by the Junion Philharmonic.
This is the largest, oldest, and most successful house and garden tour in the nation.
This year they picked this beautiful 1917 house. This magnificiant Italian Renaissance Revival estate features all the bells and whisteles you could ask for. 25 designers reflect the house historical past while showcasing the latest syle and design. Now when they started, it sure didn't look like this. They normally choose a home that needs attention and turn it into a spectacular showplace. Next Year, I am coming down to California and dragging my friend Roxann with me.

Below are some pictures from this house. I wish I could find some garden pictures, as they normally do an unbelievable job on the grounds.
They always have music playing, great food, and a boutique of arts.
I can't wait until next year!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"A Wise Son Maketh a Glad Father "~Proverbs 10:1

What a joy to see your son become a father.
Enjoy the time with your Grandfather,Dad, Husband,
or Son.
Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Love these Pillows

I just got these in.
Love them!!
All made with Burlap.
They will be up on my website for purchase.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rhonda Addison's Photo Session
It's that time of year....to sign up for your custom photo session of your most treasured gifts...
Your art begins with a custom photo session in Rhonda's Vintage European inspired garden or at a location of your choice. Your favorite image(s) are then printed on canvas and hand painted with a combination of oils and acrylics to create your one of a kind art piece. Verses and embellishments are optional additions that will further your art's uniqueness.
F A T H E R ' S D A Y S P E C I A L
( In the Seattle area only)
Call Rhonda at
425 337-4879
(mention Haley's Cottage)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Back from Farm Chicks

Finally went to the Farm Chicks show yesterday. I went with my friend Cindy so we had a girls day shopping and driving. Wow, what a crowd! We got there at 9:00 to stand in line and we got in the doors at about 10:30. The line was way way down the street and around the corner. Most people had to wait about 1-2 hours to get in. I'm glad we got there early because at about 12:00 you couldn't move, there were so many people. It was good to see people shopping and buying!
I came back with a few treasures myself.
The booths were so creative.

This was at about 10:30, so not to crowded. Even men came with the wifes. After that It was too hard to take pictures, no room to focus!

I ran into some of the Snohomish girls at Inside Out, and Faded Elegance. I saw lots of my
customers and fellow store owners as well.
Fun Day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

When I was in California a couple of weeks ago, I spotted this
amazing plant at my friend Roxann's house. I had forgotten about this plant
as I had one at my house when I lived in California 18 years ago. It was my favorite plant as
it goes from pale lavender to lavender to purple. The name of the plant is yesterday, today, and tomorrow. So..... I am on a mission to see if it grows in the Northwest. It may just be a California plant, but I am going to try to find it. Maybe at Christensons!
It is so beautiful and you should try to find one as well.