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Laces and Lettuces

I think that I may always be trying to live a Brambly Hedge life, but the tendency seems to grow stronger in spring. At least that\'s when I am most a...
07-03-2018 22:06

Thinking Spring

Happy Wednesday! I\'m thinking spring! How about you" I have managed to keep a little green alive since December when these little pots of ivy arrived...
22-02-2018 22:01

A Little French Valentine Tea For You

I don\'t really think of France when I think of tea. But I don\'t have any hearts yet for this Valentine tea either! LOL! But hearts and flowers are s...
13-02-2018 22:05

Back in the Linen Nursery

The changes in the "nursery" are going at a snail\'s pace. That is the speed at which most things are done here these days. I have nursery in quotes b...
11-02-2018 22:07

Romantic Farmhouse Inspirations

There are so many interpretations of farmhouse style that I can hardly choose one. Modern, which is more spare; country farmhouse, which is most tradi...
09-02-2018 22:02

Good Things Come In Threes

It seems like it has been a while since I did a little loot shoot here on the blog, but that\'s because I haven\'t been out beating the bushes that mu...
30-01-2018 22:03

Winter Tea

Welcome to my winter tea!  I have tea in a mug almost every day, of course, but these frigid days just call for something extra cozy.I have been thin...
26-01-2018 22:06

Sharing My Roses

It\'s the middle of January and already the days are flying by and disappearing into the flurry of the new year! I thought I would stop in to say hell...
13-01-2018 22:11

Remembering The Year In White

I always enjoy looking back over the year to review where I\'ve been. Something that blogging makes easily possible. The days and weeks fly by in turn...
27-12-2017 22:12

Bringing in the Greens

Having live greens is an important part of celebrating Christmas to me. I have already visited several garden centers over the past few weeks keeping ...
07-12-2017 21:57

Welcoming The Season

Happy December! It\'s Friday, almost dark, and I wanted to stop in and say hi before the weekend catches up to me. I hope you are greeting the new sea...
02-12-2017 21:59

Shifting Gears

I often go careening around the corner from Thanksgiving into December/Christmas/Winter. But it feels different this time. I\'m sure that having an ea...
21-11-2017 21:34

The Thanksgiving Hutch

The holiday season often starts with a refresh of our dining room hutch. It tends to get loaded down over time because it can hold so much. That is bo...
18-11-2017 21:33

Elegant Little Gifts

We get an early start to Thanksgiving with a dinner for ten on Sunday, so this week has me busy preparing and cleaning up my act! It\'s a good chance ...
13-11-2017 21:34

Planning For November's Tables

I had the best time getting out a few table things to consider for the days coming up! When you are a dish and linen fanatic there is always too much ...
09-11-2017 21:33

Petals, Patchwork, & An Autumn Ritual

Our local grocery had these beautiful wine-colored hydrangea plants in the floral department yesterday. I am way more apt to use this deep color for f...
07-11-2017 21:33

Hello November!

It\'s still seventy degrees and beautiful in Albuquerque, but we are finally getting a taste of autumn in the neighborhood. It leaves me with a need t...
04-11-2017 21:36

Using All Of Your Resources

It\'s early, and the light is bad. But I am putting perfectionism behind me for awhile today, and have lit a candle for courage.Maybe you have read a ...
12-10-2017 21:34

What I Have Been Up To

I\'ve been really stressed out lately, as many of you have. And by "lately" I probably mean most of the last year. I have often felt distracted from e...
06-10-2017 21:32

Vintage Cutwork Embroidery and Transferware China

I am a summer lover, and so this time of year is a little bittersweet for me. I was born in August in desert country. That might explain why I love li...
13-09-2017 21:39

Burlap and White on the Table

I have pulled a few things from the shelves together to make a centerpiece today. Fresh flowers are always nice, but I never seem to have exactly what...
08-09-2017 21:32

Favorite and Familiar Things on White Wednesday

It is hazy even down here in New Mexico. How can the country be so out of kilter from one end to the other at exactly the same time" My thoughts are o...
07-09-2017 21:33

Dish Season

I have to admit that I haven\'t thought very much about laying a pretty table over the summer. But the minute we stop running around, and especially w...
31-08-2017 21:33

Taking Stock

It seems that I have a collected a lot in my travels over the summer. It all gets plopped down somewhere between trips. So my rooms heave a sigh when ...
29-08-2017 21:33

Late Summer Changes

I\'ve started a few changes to the mantel with the change in the weather. It will probably get too hot again, but for now the days are cooler with our...
22-08-2017 21:36

A Little Cabin In Taos

One of our last hurrahs of summer. A visit to Taos, NM and this quintessential log cabin nestled in the foothills of one of the most soulful landscape...
19-08-2017 21:33

Textures of Taos

I am a native New Mexican. Half of my roots are here for many generations. But this was my first visit to the Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico. I al...
17-08-2017 21:34

My Latest Luscious Linens

Time for school again, and so I have my guest room "nursery" mostly to myself once more. Do you have a so-called spare room too" I don\'t know what I ...
12-08-2017 21:33

A Look at the New White Pots and a Few Other Finds

Today I\'m showing a few of the lovely white pots I got from Guy Wolff pottery this summer. If you missed that post click here.We\'ve been gone so muc...
07-08-2017 21:32

A Stroll Through the Gardens at White Flower Farm

The up side of our intense trek cross country was that it allowed me to stop at antiques markets along the way to my heart\'s content. At times I was ...
28-07-2017 21:34

A Visit to the Guy Wolff Pottery

I have been wanting to buy a few white pots from the Guy Wolff pottery since the first time I laid eyes on them. I\'m sure I saw them online somewhere...
25-07-2017 21:33

Just when you think that dress up days are over...

My girls have had a couple of years when they were not so interested in dressing up at Granny Camp anymore, and so I thought those fun days were over....
22-07-2017 21:34

Have You Ever Been To Lucketts"

Okay. So you have to you understand that Leesburg, Virginia is about 1,850 miles from my house in Albuquerque! And we drove there! But full disclosure...
18-07-2017 21:40

Summer in Old Town Albuquerque

Just a few snaps from my most recent jaunt to a historical part of Albuquerque. Besides a nice visit for our visitors from out of town, it\'s always p...
07-07-2017 21:34

Happy Independence Day!

I love small town celebrations on the 4th of July. To me they are mindful of the smaller themes of freedom. Home, family, the pursuit of happiness. No...
04-07-2017 21:36

White Sands and the Full Moon

You might be forgiven if you thought at first that you are looking upon a scene from the middle of a snowy winter. But it is actually the spectacular ...
02-07-2017 21:36

Botanical Style

My inspiration today comes from a book by Selina Lake called BOTANICAL STYLE. I think I have always called it "garden style." But maybe that is someth...
30-06-2017 21:37

June. Where did you go"

It seems such a long time ago since I got these shots of the roses at the start of June. I had to include them here to show you something pretty to lo...
29-06-2017 21:33

The Old Barrel Tea Company and The Art of Display

It\'s not just a refreshing sip of tea that awaits you on a visit to this adorable tea shop hidden away in Albuquerque Old Town. It is also a charming...
11-06-2017 21:30

Vintage Roses At The End Of Another Lovely May

I thought I would share the last of the first blush of roses with you. It was a promising start before an unusual freeze this spring, but we have enjo...
30-05-2017 21:33

Cottage Whites

Nothing like a few favorite white things to celebrate a leisure Saturday! I\'m actually celebrating a new computer hard drive as well. I have some cat...
20-05-2017 21:33

Back In Waxahachie & A Great Little Shop

You can just feel the love when you walk in the door. Or maybe it was simply me falling in love with this adorable new shop in Waxahachie on my recent...
09-05-2017 21:35

New Garden Stuff

I\'m probably the biggest pretend gardener that you know. I love to have a garden and watch it grow. But I am too busy with other things to tend much ...
27-04-2017 21:34

Perennials~The Toughies in the Garden

I haven\'t done much in the garden except to stroll through. I am strictly a patio gardener, and not much of that! But I can tell you that this bloom ...
14-04-2017 21:31

Floral Inspirations

Bloggers are the best people! Write about something as un-glamorous as cleaning up your act and you still get the sweetest comments. Thanks so much fo...
09-04-2017 21:29

Conquering Space

Guess what color my hyacinths turned out to be" Some things you simply cannot escape. . . . I have never grown them before, and had no idea what a lov...
06-04-2017 21:31

A Clean Sweep of the Last Week of Winter

No snow for us, but if you look closely at the paving stones here, you may see that a misty spring rain has just begun to fall. These days I must seiz...
24-03-2017 21:28

Springing Ahead

 We\'ve been re-arranging and getting ready for spring at the shop. Still lots to do! But a break for taking a few shots of the new arrangement is a ...
09-03-2017 21:29

Four Spring Tablescapes for Throwback Thursday!

I have gathered up a few Spring Tablescapes from former posts for you for Throwback Thursday! For this one called "1930\'s Farmhouse," just click on t...
03-03-2017 21:29

Farmhouse Bath

I just had both of my bathrooms painted, which was long overdue. That has me starting fresh and looking for fun accessories to add. I have kept some ...
02-03-2017 21:31

Linen & Pitcher Portraits

Here we are, the last weekend of the month. And that calls for a bit of a change up to both the mental and the physical state of things.It has been sp...
24-02-2017 21:30

Nudging Toward Spring

Sometimes it doesn\'t take much to inspire me. This little chamomile bouquet is enough to do it for today.Such a cheery bloom! And just perfect for "c...
01-02-2017 21:30

A Fresh New Look For The Winter Mantel

Hello friends! We are well into the new year already even if I am still in the process of putting all the holiday decorations away.Taking my sweet tim...
18-01-2017 21:29

Winter Life

We have just enough snowfall overnight to give us a little winter cheer! Ours will all melt off by noon. But it gives everything a beautiful softness ...
06-01-2017 21:29

Personal Favorites 2016

Another year of blogging has passed, and I\'m showing a few of my own personal favorites from the past twelve months. A lot of it now feels like just ...
31-12-2016 21:28

On Nature & A Little Dickens' Village

We are counting the days now until the winter solstice arrives and the days begin to get longer again. We are lucky to live in a mild winter climate, ...
11-12-2016 21:28

A Little Whisper of Nature's Design

I have long wanted to get my hands on some tallow berries. I don\'t think I have ever even seen them in person. But I have loved them from afar. They ...
09-12-2016 21:31

Our Magic Christmas Corner

Hi there! Just popping in to say hello. I thought I would show you how my Christmas corner is shaping up. Our decorating always happens gradually. A b...
05-12-2016 21:29

Folding Up November

The girls were last to leave. My only daughter and her three little clones.I get a lump in my throat as they all drive off. They don\'t live all that ...
29-11-2016 21:32

Down to the Wire

Hello dear blogging friends! Are you baking pies today" That task has been shared by other members gathered around our table for Thanksgiving this yea...
23-11-2016 21:31

The Lastest Shop Pics

We had a little shop excitement over the weekend with our annual holiday open house to launch the season. I snapped a few quick shots to give you a pe...
30-10-2016 21:32

A Thing Of Joy~ Ironstone & Transferware Treasures

We have all probably heard the phrase "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." It\'s the first line from a poem by the English poet, John Keats. But I wo...
27-10-2016 21:33

Old, New, and Something Blue

There is nothing borrowed in this mixture of elements. But the arrangement is a nice marriage of some of my current collections combined with recent f...
15-10-2016 21:30

A Quiet Room In Fall

Hello friends! Here we are just past a couple of October weekends already, and the fall days continue to be spectacular. We have had a house full of g...
11-10-2016 21:30

Just a Peek at the Wedding at Laurel Creek Manor in Seattle

Just popping in to say hello, really. I\'ve been MIA a lot this month with travels, and most recently at a family wedding at this gorgeous venue in Se...
28-09-2016 21:28

The Sideboard In Fall and Au Revoir to Summer

I think we are having our last day of summer. The weather channel says 88 degrees. I know many of you are so done with the heat! But it is a bitterswe...
19-09-2016 21:27

White Garden Roses For The Weekend

I have only simple stories to tell. And this one begins with our latest summer roses as inspiration.Sometimes it\'s hard to grasp just how hardy these...
10-09-2016 21:28

A Bird Inspired Table Setting to Celebrate September

When I give way to whimsy in decorating it tends to be mostly at the table. A little linen table square with a bird motif is my inspiration here. I fo...
02-09-2016 21:27

Summer In Sepia

I only nudge the colors a little at the approach to fall. The tones warm up as the temperatures drop, but you will not often find strong hues in close...
30-08-2016 21:27

A Little French Shop With Loads of Style

Sometimes things just don\'t work out. We passed through Eaton, Colorado (north of Denver) on a Wednesday, and the shop I wanted to visit is only open...
25-08-2016 21:27

Turning the Tables Toward Fall

We don\'t have a formal dining space in our house. We eat in the same room off of the kitchen for every meal. But that doesn\'t mean that the table is...
18-08-2016 21:27

Fitting In A Few New Finds

Sometimes a stop at the thrift store yields only one or two items to make the trip worthwhile. This tatted doily is one of those things. I even like t...
12-08-2016 21:28

White Roses & Vintage Lace

White roses are a bit of a Cabin & Cottage signature, and it seems I haven\'t had some in a while. I thought I would share them with you before they g...
09-08-2016 21:28

The last of the shop shoots. . .

Hello Monday! Hello August! This week even the weather seems to have taken a turn.  Since we aren\'t tied to the school year like so many people are ...
01-08-2016 21:27

Goodbye to July Blues

I have been wanting to display this French blue platter ever since I bought it a long time ago. And now it\'s perfect with my new blue dishes, so I ha...
28-07-2016 21:27

What I Brought Home With Me

Glad to be home!  We certainly had a wonderful time seeing a part of the country that we have wanted to visit for a long time. But we seem to have al...
26-07-2016 21:27

Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe

I\'ve always thought it would be fun to visit this site from the movie filmed in Juliette, Georgia. And there is still a lively sweet presence to the ...
23-07-2016 21:27

The William Faulkner House

 William Faulkner wrote, "The past is not dead. In fact, it\'s not even past." You get a good sense of that idea here at his grand former home, Rowan...
21-07-2016 21:28

Sampling Oxford, Mississippi

One of our discoveries in the south is the beautiful town of Oxford, Mississippi, home to the University of Mississippi. It\'s a bit off the beaten tr...
20-07-2016 21:27

Little Shops Along the Open Road

Another shop from Clinton Oklahoma, Memory Lane, has great curb appeal.I found a little ironstone bowl here at an appealing price, and reduced still m...
18-07-2016 21:27

Fun With Oklahoma Antiques

Lately Mr. Cottage and I have reminisced about childhood road trips we took across the country in summer. We remembered the family station wagon we bo...
15-07-2016 21:29

Homebody Abroad

I\'m a hopeless homebody. I can burrow in deep and get lost in my own four walls like nobody\'s business. That\'s not to say that I\'m not adventurous...
12-07-2016 21:26

Inspiration in Progress

Where would I be if I had to wait until a room was done before blogging about it" And what is "done" anyway" I have been trying out a few things for t...
28-06-2016 21:29

Garden Style At My Doorstep

Hello again! I hope you are enjoying summer! I have been wanting to share what I am up to with you but life will not stop moving long enough for me to...
25-06-2016 21:27

Doing June

Hello friends! June is busting out all over, and I feel a little like I have been shot out of a cannon. So far we have already been camping, been on t...
10-06-2016 21:28

Old Roses and Happy Finds

Sometimes you just have to take a moment during your busy day to enjoy a little corner of happiness. There\'s no bad news here, mind you. Just the end...
31-05-2016 21:29

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