Easy Mason Jar Flower Arrangements with Live Plants

Mason jars and inexpensive live plants make great centerpieces that last weeks

So, after sharing my quick centerpiece in last Saturday’s Three Things I got all inspired about creating centerpieces and flower arrangements in mason jars with live plants. I think it’s just such a great look – maybe it’s the former preschool teacher in me that actually likes to see the roots? The fact that they’re […]

Industrial Cottage Style

Living Room Bookshelf with Rusty Toolbox

For about the past six months, I’ve been moving my decorating into a more industrial style, but a hybrid industrial style with lots of cottage elements. On our living room mantel shelves seen above, I’ve added a vintage metal fan and toolbox as well as a set of Restoration Hardware-like old books with original paper […]

Plate Wall & Coral Additions: ORC Week Three

White chair: coral pillow & pouf - An Oregon Cottage

Two more things were checked off the to-do list this week for our one room challenge refreshed master bedroom. That’s good. What’s not so good is that one of them is causing me to rethink one of my previous projects, which is going to add another project to the list. Ugh – not good. But I’m getting […]

How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal

How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal :: An Oregon Cottage

As you’ve no doubt gathered, I like a bit of cottage around here. To me a cottage isn’t necessarily a certain style, but more a mixture of a lot of styles – a place where everything you love lives together beautifully. It usually includes at least some classic, vintage, and time-honored decor and architecture. And […]

Antique Fair Inspiration

vintage music sheets

Look what I found lingering on my computer: photos from when Brian and I attended a local antique fair (the Coburg Antique Fair, held each September) that I never shared with you. It’s better late than never, though, because as I was looking through them I realized that Antique fairs can be great source of […]

Gazebo Inspiration

Backyard with deck

Do you have an outdoor area you could turn into a “room” that would act as a sort of getaway right in your own yard? We inherited a structure in the corner of our huge, rotting deck when we moved to this house that I’ve dreamed of turning into a place in it’s own right. […]