Friday, October 30, 2009

Betty's Garden in the Fall

Betty Dorotik is one of our artists at Haley's Cottage. Betty works in watercolor, botanical illustration, colored pencil, and calligraphy. She finds inspiration from her garden where birds, butterflies and bees gather. Her wooded property provides the habitat that these little guys insist upon, thick brush, woodland canopy and absolutely no visitors. Her gardens are amazing. It's fun to see how the leaves have changed and her garden changes for the fall. I can't wait to see her summer pictures.


It doesn't get much better than this!


This window box is amazing!




I love kale. It reminds me of when we moved here 19 years ago and I couldn't figure out why everyone had cabbage in their yards (and bark). I am now a big kale fan.

Maybe if I had a garden shed like this my yard would look better, do you think!

Oh Hydrangeas!





Thank you Betty for sharing your amazing pictures of your garden
here on Camano Island.
Betty's house is normally on the garden tour, we will let you all know about it so you can
visit in person.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lisa's Haunted House

For all of you Halloween lovers, here is a tour of Lisa's House. For all of you know Lisa, she is the creator of all our vintage jeweled items. Lisa loves Halloween and goes all out in decorating her house. The cat's who are in quite alot of the photo's are her little helpers.





Love these Witche's legs!

















I really feel boring now, as I have no Halloween decor. Maybe next year, I will get my act together.















Saturday, October 24, 2009

Funky Junk Sisters Girls Night Out Fundraiser-Too Fun!

Last Night my friends Cindy and Donna and I, closed the shops at 4:00 and headed down to the Funky Junk Sisters Fundraiser Show for Breast Cancer. Today is the actual show. As we entered, we were greeted by this beautiful pink feather tree decked out with one of kind ornaments from all the vendors at the show. I'm hoping they call me today to tell me I won the tree. It was a really fun show with some great booths and fun vendors.
This booth is from "Feather Your Nest"
This little lady on the right was the cutest thing. Her head was an orange lamp globe all lit up.
One of my favorites in the show. I can't wait to show my friend Lisa as she is a Halloween nut.
She'll probably whip one up today.


More from Feather your Nest


This great booth was from Victoria Gifts and Home Decor in Puyallup.


Pretty, Pretty


I love this look as this is probably me, pink and white. Great booth with so many great
pieces. This is Jennifer Martins, Bentham Green Studio.


Really cute jewelry from Longbranch Art Farm. She also had her cute dog in her booth!


Here is Poppyseed Girls. Their booth was very crowded every time we went by.
Everything was mostly turquoise, red, and black. Very cute with unique home decor and gifts.
Their home store is in Stanwood, so they came along way.
Dawn Oscar from Great Findz always does an awesome job in her booths
So creative in her displays. You'll see some her pieces here at haley's cottage.

Here are some of Dawn's great pillows.

More from Victoria Gift and Home

Debi and Bob Kennedy kept in the pink in their booth.
I absolutely love Bobs hanging cams over this table. I'm still thinking of where I could put one or two. Their booth looked great as normal with lots of fun Christmas ideas.

More from Debi and Bob

Here is Tiffany from Shabby Scraps showing off her new bracelet from the show. She also had an amazing necklace to match.

Here is more of Shabby Scraps booth. So pretty with all the white.


One more shot of shabby scraps great vintage clothes.

Here is the darling booth Pat of Tippy Stockton. She created some darling unique ornaments and lots of great jewelry. Her booth is my favorite color of aqua and it looked really festive.

We had a great time and saw alot of familiar faces, found a few treasures, and had lots of girl talk on the way there and back on our little road trip to Puyallup.

















Thursday, October 22, 2009

Authentic Home Color Paint


Haley's Cottage is proud to become a

Authentic Home Paint Retailer.

Above is the Elegant Color Palette, 1 of four palettes
If you have used Devine Paint, you will love

Authentic Home Paint. Save consistency, different palettes.
  • 75 Rich Vibrant Colors
  • 4 mood or feeling vignettes: Elegant, Serene, Playful, and New
  • 3 Finishes; Buffed, Matte, or Polished
  • All Zero VOC Base~ Eco friendly premium base product
  • Available in Interior and Exterior
  • Expert Home Color Consultation Available

We are so excited to be become a retailer that for this weekend we are offering a 20% Discount on paint ordered. Free Delivery with purchase of 6 or more gallons.


Now that our yards are done, it's time to concentrate on our interiors. An easy and inexpensive makeover with just a little paint.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Watch NCIS Tonight

For all you ladies who watch NCIS, tonight's episode was filmed
at my Mom's House in California. I really wanted to go down and watch the filming and hopefully meet Mark Harmon, but....... So if you get a chance to see it, this is the house where I grew up at. I guess it's totally decked out in Halloween decor. Growing up in Southern California, all of us girls had a crush on Mark Harmon. He is just as cute now even with
all the gray.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our Feathered Friends Moved into their Condo

Yeah! The condo arrived a few days ago and our little parakeets are so happy.
They love the perch at the top and spend most of their day there. They can see everything that is happening at haley's cottage.

The white one on the right is the stinker. He escaped the other cage and flew around the shop all day. It took us 10 hours to catch him. With the new cage he can't squeeze through the wire. So we are all happy.




Friday, October 9, 2009

Our new Halloween Candle

Here is a glimpse of our new Halloween Candle.
100% Soy candle
"Pumpkin Souffle"
6 oz glass topped with rhinestone embellishment and wrapped with a bow.
Special Price for you bloggers
$15.00 each
Please e-mail me for ordering at:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Youngest Leaves the Nest

Today is a very sad day for me. My youngest, Haley has moved to Hawaii. I knew it was coming and have been in denial, but it doesn't make it any easier. I can't stop crying. I guess you just think that the youngest will always be around. I did survive her being in college for 4 years but it is still hard as she is my best little friend. I guess I will survive this as well, just another chapter. She should be arriving there about now.
Aloha!