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Sunday, April 20, 2014

" Chrisy's Cottage" Does'nt let a little brain tumor get her down.......

My Sister Gena is staying with me for the next month.To help with recuperating.. She came up with this great card idea for my earring... Don't you Love it!!!!
" Who would of thought the removal of a brain tumor the size of a ping pong ball would spark high levels of creativity.... Oh, It could be the steroids they put me on.LOL...Many of you may be wondering why it's been so long since my last post.....Well here it is in a nut shell.........I started having headaches last Nov. only when I bent over...by February they were so bad they would wake me up from a sound sleep in the middle of the night. Of course I thought it was my eyes, because of previous eye surgeries ( macular traction with hole formation) ...But after seeing a Neurologist my MRI came back with a tumor the size of a ping pong ball right inside the top of my head putting extreme pressure on my brain..." Ouch!!!" It was a tricky surgery because of all the major veins wrapped around this thing.........So to University of San Francisco ( Dr. Michael Mc  Dermott )   My new Hero.... for  surgery 2 weeks ago......Good news, It was benign and they were able to get it all with out any paralysis on my left side of my body....So Thankful...... It's what  happened after that amazes me... It's like my brain woke up and I had to fill that now empty hole with more info. I woke up dreaming of Elephants. I don't know if it was the Dali Lama paying me a visit or the shops   I had been into the day before surgery. But I woke up decorating my Shop in my mind....I have been busy with my 3 Sisters help this past week.. ( Yes, they all came to my rescue love my Family) and my Sweet Hubbie...to WOW!!! you yet again. " Marie Antoinette Boho Chic" I'm calling this Look.... I was a little shaky taking these pics. " They have me on lot's of drugs ( Just a headband strip of hair shaved ear to ear, so I have a very large comb over thing I do to it..LOL  . LOve that scarves and headbands are so in.....I'm feeling better every day. Thank You for all your prayer chains I was on. and Tami and Tracy's Church and Laurie & Ruth for supplying my family with a week of homemade meals right to the house...I am so grateful to be alive and will never take Life for granted again.....I am so blessed, with so many caring Friends and family who have rallied to my side in this time of need.. I love you all...Hug and Love often .. It's really what counts most... Chrisy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

" Rhea Rose" has arrived....

Oh, Isn't she just a Sweetie Pie.....Our hearts are over joyed... Our youngest Son Dylan and wife Brittany's first....We are so in love with her......She has already been to the shop to visit Grandma at only a week old.... So maybe one of these days you will get to see her in person... I know she will become a regular....You can never have enough " Happy" Hugs Chrisy

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

" Chrisy's Cottage" Spring Runway...

The major trends from the catwalk mix romantic-maiden looks with urban-boho twists. It's time to push out of your comfort zone. Maybe try a graphic print top or dress, or a bright colored scarf to make that Spring outfit pop...Chrisy's Cottage is welcoming the Haute Bohemian, lacy looks and charming prints for a seaside stroll..We were layering are clothes last Season. This Season it seems we are layering our styles. Weather you fancy yourself a sleek minimalist, and haute bohemian, the artsy type, or a blend of all three. Your accessories will tell a story of You...We are a director of our own look. Clothing is a form of expression. Being too on-trend  can equal fashion victim.So combine pieces with abandon to " Keep it Fresh"...Dig in your closet and mix and match, and see what you come with!! Then travel over to " Chrisy's Cottage" to add a few

Spring must haves...Hugs to all Chrisy  :O)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

" Chrisy's Cottage" Junking Diva"...

Raised by an Antiquing Mother & Grandmother. I have " Junk'in" in my genes. I can't help it!! my vast imagination can't help but conjure up fabulous stories about wonderful Junk. Their History tells a story from the past, and I think brings me closer to my long ago Loved ones. As I've gotten older I realized I don't need to live with so much STUFF...I have sized down to a mere 800 sq. feet.....So the Shop has given me wings to spread my love of " Junk'in" around. I love finding wonderful treasures for all of you, and sharing the Love:O)
Chalk painted cabinet $ 149.00
Table and Chair set $ 295.00
New Lounger Boho pants have arrived...
Vintage sofa, marked down to $195.00

Love this cherub lamp....
Great entry piece for a small space...
Lovely cherub fountain...
Spring jewelry....
and don't forget to have a little FUN, this Valentines. My hubbie and I will be celebrating 40 years together... Wow!!! where does the time go? Life is sweet. Enjoy every moment...Hugs Chrisy

Sunday, January 5, 2014

" Happy New Year" 2014

Vintage may be derived from the Past, but it is very today....There are moments that come to us in glimpses. A first memory of planting Petunias with your Parents..... Making acorn dishes with your big Sister. Seeing the Ocean for the first time at 22.( Yes the first time I left Minnesota I was 22)...... It can be something so simple as your Mother telling you to always have a tube of RED lipstick on hand, for those  days your not feeling so pretty.... These memories of your past create your Vintage Soul. It's why you covet a peely cupboard that you once found in and old barn. Or a fancy Victorian table that reminds you of your grandmothers house. These are the things that comfort us...they work better then something packaged brand new!! So as the New Year begins, I hope you all look to the future, but remember also where you came from.It lives and breathes in all of us.  Happy New Year, Hugs Chrisy
How to look Chic without going broke. I'm talking about Casual Chic. Living by the Beach it's all about comfort. Vintage cami slip with rolled up jeans &  denim jacket and flip flops, can be the norm here...But you can also hop on this Springs new designer looks... It's back to the 90's grunge look---Seasons key shapes, longer pencil skirts, light as air slip dresses, with urban accessories-such as sneakers and iridescent outer ware   Goth meets Victoriana in the seasons textured ruffles , adorning everything from shorts to statement jewelry. Put on a denim jacket, throw on a large gypsy cross-over bohemian bag, and your street ready.....Come find your self ..We are already thinking Spring.....
This is my Grand-daughter Sarah, who was out visiting me. ...and was kind enough to be my model... Thanks Sarah for all your help this week in the Shop:O)

New Showcase full of treasures...Every girl deserves a Tiara...
Antique iron Full size bed just arrived
Love this darling boat display
White Shabby Chic Hutch $ 399.00 This has a copper liner in the top drawer for ice.. How Cool is that!!
Beautiful table candelabra that lights up...
Come in for a visit, We are decorating like crazy this week and new product is arriving daily... Hugs Chrisy