Mixing It Up A Bit

Happy New Year my friends!  Life has settled down a bit since the holidays and I have been mixing my sweet cottage up a bit. I really enjoy the Christmas holidays and they always seem to go a bit fast for me. But, on and on we all go into a new year, new challenges . . .

sitting room rug

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Christmas Welcome

I can’t believe that it has been 2 months since I have last blogged. Time sure does fly. I have had a great time decorating my cottage for the holidays. I really wanted something different in my new home so I spent several months remaking my Christmas decor to fit my cottage and my new-found happiness. It’s amazing what a little paint, glitter and glue can do to make a huge impact. So if you want a fresh new look for your home this holiday season for pennies read on . . .

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My children’s old sled that was their fathers when he was small.

Welcome to Shabby Lane Cottage! The entrance to the cottage is a fun welcoming sight. I am totally a blue and white girl and I really embraced it this year for Christmas. Now, there is a color that I do not use very often in my decor and that is red, I have added touches of it through out my home this year. (It’s a long story why red is not one of my favorite colors)

Front Porch

Shades of blue and a touch of red welcome you to my home.

If there was a little snow it would make this front entrance so charming but I am not rushing the winter season. lol  Today’s post will be about decor for your doors that welcome visitors in.  Continue reading

Country Cottage Fall Decor Ideas!

Welcome to Anne’s Attic – design!  My attic (my attic being my mind that never stops creating)  is chock full of ideas today.  My sweet little Shabby Lane Cottage is ready for Fall and ready to help inspire you to decorate your home for pennies.  Continue reading

Shabby Curtains

Hello! I have been really busy preparing Shabby Lane Cottage for Fall. There have actually been a few days when I could open up the windows and turn the air conditioner off and let the soft fresh air in. Now that’s heaven to me.   Continue reading

Shabby Chic Art

Welcome everyone.  I have been very busy with my art and design projects this summer. It’s a good thing that I have this to fill my time because I have been chopping at the bit to repaint some furniture and ready Shabby Lane Cottage for Fall.  I told myself that I had to wait a few weeks. It’s just still too hot outside and I don’t want people in my neighborhood to think I am crazy when I start hanging Fall wreaths on the front door! Alas, I have beautiful neighbors! Hi Susan and Kim! They know I can be little crazy at times.

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Summer Decor Changes

This has been an amazingly beautiful summer. Living on the side of a beautiful mountain range in the  North Salt Lake (Bountiful) area is a wonderful place to be. I love having the change of the seasons. I think that is what is most appealing to me about living here. Continue reading