Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Hello there! It's been a little bit since I popped in here. Summer was so busy. Honestly I don't even know where it went. It's seems as if it's one day rolling into another. These are some beautiful finds I got in Ocala over the summer. 

 
These are some pretty sheets I picked up used as well. 

 They are queen size sheets but they weren't deep enough to actually fit my bed. So they went on the guest room bed.

 
It has been a stressful summer with lots of  vehicle break downs and other expenses that we didn't foresee.... but we've gotten through. 

 
I got this lovely Cath Kidston bag. I've always wanted one but never found one here in the states. Thank you Amazon.

 
It's also been extremely rainy this summer which is just depressing. I can't wait for the rain to be over. I don't think I could ever live up North. I would be very unhappy. 
 
I hope everyone is having a happy summer and hopefully you will have a safe holiday weekend! 
Until next time 
XO
Amy Jo

Friday, June 23, 2017

Cheers to the Weekend

 
Good morning! I wanted to share this beautiful card my mom sent in the mail. It came after my last post. 

 
My flowers are holding up pretty well. Though the hydrangeas didn't hardly last two days.
 
Isn't this a sweet necklace? It's from oh honey hush on Etsy. She sells a lot of different things. Like head scarfs and jewelry all with a vintage vibe. You can also find her on Instagram.
 I'm so glad the weekend is here. My husband has been working 14 and 15 hours a day and the weekends are sacred right now. 
 
Maybe we can sleep until 7 instead of 4:30. It sounds wonderful anyway. And I know he's exhausted and needs the rest.  So how is everyone else doing? Are you excited for the weekend? Do you have wonderful plans?

XOXO 
AMY JO

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Birthday

 
My birthday was filled with so much love and good times. On Friday my husband had this beautiful bouquet delivered to the office😍. 
 
 
 
And when I got home I had this beautiful pen and card from my Aunt in the mailbox! It was so sweet. 

On Saturday I went shopping with Amber (my sister) and I found these beautiful books, 
 
I love the sweet simplicity of the old illustrations. 

I found this cute butter knife and

These pillows . They freshen up my tired old chair. We then had a wonderful lunch. I went home for a few hours and cleaned while hubby mowed. After that it was to dinner with my In laws. 

 
My mother in law bought me this!!! A blower! I never would have thought of it, but I absolutely love it! I was able to get my porch clean in a fraction of the time. 

 
So a beautiful birthday it was! The only thing missing was my daughter who is still far away in New York. She normally spends the day with me and this was the first time in her 24 years that we weren't together for one of our birthdays.  But I'm hoping to see her soon.

Love
Amy Jo

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June

 
June the month of roses....

 
It's been raining here pretty much the whole month so far.



 
I'm trying to cheer myself with flowers and rearranging , to much grey gets me craving sunshine and warmth.

 
This weekend is my birthday! So I'm looking forward to lunch and antique shopping with my sister. It's been quite sometime since I've gotten to go.

 
She found some new shops somewhere, so we are going to check them out. 

 
I hope everyone is having a good month so far...

Blessings 
Amy Jo

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful Things All Around Us

 
 

Good morning! It's positively beautiful in Florida right now... We have been having the best weather and it's wonderful! I'm so grateful for every day. 

 
I changed out the aprons....

 
I haven't grown tired of any of my pink appliances or pink decor..... when you love something you can always make it work. 
 
And it seems everything you pick up just goes....because it's what you love. This little bear is so cute. So she was added to the vignette. 


 
I named her cupcake... I hope your having a lovely week....
Blessings and Hugs
Amy Jo

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Vintage Chenille in the Guest Room

 
I found this beautiful pillow case that resulted in me dragging all of my bedding out for a little redo of the guest room. The fun never ends. 
 
I remembered that I had this beautiful bedspread I had never used before. The colors are fabulous. 
 
It's a vintage chenille in the prettiest pinks and yellows. 
 
At first I used the white with yellow roses pillow cases.

 
And then I remembered these beauties...

 
Perfect for summer. 

 
At least that's what Petunia tells me....

Friday, April 28, 2017

Cottage Happenings

 
Life is going by so swiftly... every day is such a blessing and a gift. I'm back with a little update on the happenings in Winona Cottage. I got to meet Christie Jones Ray about a month ago and I now have a cute little Eliza mouse along with one of her books. I've been following her blog and Instagram account for years so it was so neat to meet her.

 
My daughter came for a visit during spring break and oh did we paint the town! We went shopping and to the beach and out for lunches and dinners. It was fabulous! 
But of course all good things must come to an end. So she flew home. But will be returning next week for the birth of my nephews son. 
 
Spring has been unusually cool here in Florida... that was until yesterday when it hit the 90s. 

 
I finally completed this little collection. I found the refrigerator and it was the final piece that I needed. I love this little set. It's from the 1950's. It came in pink and white. Of course I wanted the pink version.

 
I did some tweaking in the entry way. And I love how it turned out. I have never loved the way it was before but I'm thrilled with it now.
 
Some of my favorite dishes got to come out again.
 
My baby dresses are back in the limelight.

 
And some of my toleware found a home again.
 
Happiness all around. 
Most recently I found this sweet little pink hanger at Michaels for half price. It's perfect for some of my aprons. I will show a shot of the whole room next  time. Well I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring! And I'll be back soon! Hugs to you all! 

XOXO 
Amy Jo