Thursday, January 6, 2011

inspiration~a splash of cottage from the summer for a winter indoor cottage party...

Good Morning! Fun Fact: The song you are listening to right now is what my husband and I walked together to, down the grassy garden aisle, past the white wooden chairs, and into the beautiful gardens as newly married husband and wife, 9 years ago...It will be 10 this July ;) Take a sip of coffee, this song makes me cry happy tears every time I hear it. It describes us to a "t"
Some things that you see on my porch in the summer
See what we wake up to on summer mornings. We love our cottage gardens! 
Wicker from an estate sale in Kennebunkport, ME. I added the floral cushion. Table tray from a flea market in Maine.
I'm getting ready for my Re-organization Thirty-One Open House this weekend, which is going to be great! You can order from me too and have it shipped to your door! ;) I am thinking of how I am going to reorganize my closets and my writing an reading room with new bins. I LOVE these items!
Here are some pics. from my cottage garden party from my backyard, over the summer. Remember this? I am missing it, so for my Thirty-One Open House, I'm having a cottage party inside, so I'm using my 2010 pics. for some inspiration...I love this stuff! ;)
This smelled SO good! Of course, my chalkboards were all around. I LOVE chalkboards!

A mix of nature with vintage

Old cans do the trick!

I call these fairy umbrellas. I love when these bloom!

Many summer nights we sit outside, listen to the frogs and owls, have a fire, cook marshmallows and hot dogs, and watch the stars.
Our outdoor washing station. I love using herbal soaps in this soap dish
Okay, so now that I am totally missing summer! I'm off to begin! I'll keep you posted!  ;)Alyssa
p.s. I linked this post to Fishtail Cottage


  1. Your summer pictures are so beautiful! Still not ready here for summer - it's over 100 degrees frequently - but spring would be nice. It will be here before you know it. As I drove to my classroom yesterday I saw the beautiful stone fruit trees are already showing that reddish color that always tells me that blooms are not too far behind. Enjoy your summer in winter party!

  2. Thanks to Kristin at "My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia" my first ever link party for Cottage Flora Thursday's is up & running! Inviting you to come over & link a cottage garden post you may have & please advertise "Cottage Flora Thursday's" on your post that you link!! & don't forget to become a follower of my blog !!!

  3. Have fun! I love the summery pics...they're making me miss the lake!


  4. Hi there, just came over from Tracie's at Fishtail Cottage... your gardens are beautiful and I love the thought of sitting out at night under the stars and listening to the frogs and owls... xoxo Julie Marie

  5. Thanks so much for linking up with Cottage Flora Thursday! I love your sitting area in the midst of all your pretty!
    Ps - I am your newest follower

  6. As winter travels on
    We know spring will soon be upon
    Us, the enjoyers of life
    Hand in hand with my wife
    I gaze at our beautiful home
    And wait, so that we may rome,
    For winter to pass us by
    And the arrival of a warm summer sky.

    I love you!

  7. Alyssa,

    Eek! My inn is haunted?! Where did you hear that from? *shivers* :p

    Erin @ I Heart New England


I read every sweet comment and thank you for enjoying boston bee. health, love, creativity, and happiness to you ;)Alyssa