Simple Burlap Valentine Banner Wreath

Sweet and Simple Burlap Valentine Banner Wreath

Is this burlap Valentine banner wreath too simple? I’m not sure you can get too simple – sometimes I get the best inspiration for something in my own home from others simple projects. I’ve been seeing lots of Valentine wreath ideas on Pinterest over the last few weeks, but I’m not much of a pink, […]

Our Nativity Memory & Tradition

Holiday Nativity Memories- An Oregon Cottage

As you all know, I love sharing about home, family, and special traditions. Oh, I know it seems like just decorating, recipes and gardening around here, but all those things happen for one reason only: I want to love on my family. How I do that is by preparing them good, healthy food (some of which I […]

Cottage Christmas 2014

A Cottage Christmas Porch with vintage sled and greenery

Welcome to our little cottage Christmas 2014 “tour.” I’m using quotes because it’s not like the tours I’m seeing on other blogs – the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, etc. – and it’s certainly not styled like a magazine shoot, either. In fact, I hesitated this year to post about our holiday decorations because […]

Christmas Decorating- Antique China Cabinet

Estate Sale Antique Christmas China Cabinet

Happy Friday! I’m SO excited to share with you our new-old china cabinet! I’ve been stalking Craigslist for more than two years (honest…and let me just say I was TIRED of looking – it had ceased to be fun anymore) for a cabinet to replace our old cabinet that we had used for storing dishes. […]

3-D Vintage Sheet Music Ornaments Tutorial

3-D Vintage Sheet Music Ornaments- a fun and easy Christmas decoration

One of our favorite day-after-Thanksgiving traditions is to make some new, easy Christmas ornaments and start our holiday decorating. When my kids were little, we made ornaments with glitter or paint, and they really got into it. As they grew older, my son lost interest but my daughter still likes to create and decorate. In the […]

Crate & Barrel Inspired Glittered Cork Ornaments

Glittered Cork Ornaments - An Oregon Cottage

Do you make Christmas ornaments? I have enjoyed making all kinds of ornaments since I was a kid, so to me making at least one or two new ornaments each year is a fun tradition that brings back lots of memories. I’ve shared some with you, like these knockoff Anthropologie ornaments, these rosette book page […]

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 […]

Wood Stump Side Table

DIY Wood Stump Side Table - An Oregon Cottage

Hey there, friends! I haven’t talked decorating in awhile (except for my fall updates, but that’s a bit different, since it’s temporary) because I’m actually in a bit of a transition after selling a lot of my furniture in our big garage sale. I’m using the money from that to buy things I truly love […]