The Oakside Cottage

Welcome to The Oakside Cottage!
I have come to the conclusion that she will never be complete and I am ok with that.
Come on in!
It is very hard to take good pictures in such a small space and always under shade trees. I regress~



Yes....this chair is still a work in progress... It really needs a pillow. I really need to learn to sew.
I love this chair still...it is where my kids come to flop down and tell me about their day. I cherish those moments because I know it wont last forever...

I tried to surround myself with things that I love the most!
This is a cricket cage...oh the possibilites!

I painted this sign to remind me of the important things in life....
I dont know where I would be without this cabinet. I love having all of my favorite things right at my fingertips and in sight so I can enjoy their beauty. Yes, blue and brown pompom's are beautiful!




Thank You for visiting our little cottage and encouraging me along the way. I cant wait to show you things as they are added and moved around and the thought of decorating it for Christmas just makes me giddy! As you can see here,Im never alone while painting. Alley and Lola stay close to my side and I can promise you ,we never go a day without some "cat and dog" excitement!
Thank you so very much for the prayers said for Mrs. Jane. She is doing well and I will keep you updated and for those of you who had prayer request,I will continue to keep them close~

105 comments:

  1. Ohhh....it is so lovely! Oh, how I wish I had my own little cottage with all my lovely crafty stuff that I love. You did an amazing job! And...I love that sign. It is a precious place....I hope you ENJOY it!

    Blessings,
    Amy Rose

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  2. oh my...love it.

    i would be more than willing to teach you how to sew...you want me to come there or you can come visit here.;D

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  3. Wow - absolutely Fantastic. I'm not sure what I'm more impressed with...how adorable the cottage looks, or how quickly you got so much done (as a self proclaimed procrastinator...I'm a slow starter). Love the space!

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  4. Your cottage is just wonderful! The mums and pumpkin on your front porch, the favorite things inside, all your ribbon, and of course a cat and a dog for company...how perfect. What a great place to be creative!
    Debra

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  5. O this is so lovely! I especially love your man sign! amen! What a dream this would be for anyone to enjoy! Your very blessed!

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  6. How fun. And so cute. Your very own crafty cottage complete with furry friends.

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  7. Susie, what a cute space! And how perfect for you to work! I am glad Mrs. Jane is doing well!

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  8. Susie, she's adorable! Every girls dream place. :)

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  9. wow it looks great!!! can't wait to see what you do with it at Christmas, too! and you've got some cute business partners...do they fight like cats and dogs? :-) thanks for sharing!

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  10. It is so wonderful , enjoy your space.
    Chris
    Just Beachy

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  11. It's perfect! Can I come over and play? :)

    Jo

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  12. Oh, I've been waiting for a tour. So quaint & charming. What a great place to create (and learn to sew).
    Enjoy your Monday.

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  13. your cottage looks great, and I really love your yard and those trees, what a beautiful place

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  14. Sweet success! Perfect wee cottage for a perfect wee woman.

    Well done Suze, well done.. and please thank your family for all the hard work in helping as I know we all pushed to see results and here they are!

    Hugs!
    ~Olivia

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  15. Love it and jealous! It looks like such a great space.

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  16. totally jealous.
    so jealous.
    i might just sneak in and live there.

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  17. Beautiful and inspirational. Love it.

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  18. I am green...it's so fabulous!

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  19. The cottage is beautiful...what a wonderful place to create.
    Jane

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  20. It just looks so great! Susie you are talented and creative! There is going to be so many wonderful things come out of there.

    I would have never seen anything other than a playhouse! Well, maybe a shed, because our kids old playhouse we turned into a storage shed! Aren't I creative!?

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  21. Oh Susie it's just ADORABLE!!! I Love It!

    ~TidyMom

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  22. It's stunning - it fits you to a tee! I love it!

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  23. It's fabulous. What a wonderful little haven to create beautiful things!

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  24. Please, please, please can I come and play too? I love it:) I know that the space makes you happy because it made me smile just looking at the photos.

    Glad to hear about Mrs. Jane.

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  25. Your cottage is so charming!

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  26. How Exciting!!! I just love it!! Oh to have a place of my own. Cherish it Ms. Susie!! You've done a beautiful job.

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  27. How lovely is this??? Oh my gosh, love every corner. I am from Louisiana, so I am wondering...do you have little air conditioner in there?? ha ha--
    ~Angie~

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  28. YAY! I clicked on your link today hoping the cottage would be revealed....and you didn't dissapoint.
    Everything looks lovely. Love that bin with all your goodies and the cool glass containter with all your stamps...and all those ribbons! Wow, you have lots of ribbon girlie! My most fave thing though it the pics of your kids on the burlap strip...and in black and white. Love black and white photos. You did a great job. Check your email. Sent you one.

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  29. Your cottage looks great! I love the ribbon area, and the black cabinet, and the typewriter, and ...oh heck, I love it all! Great job! Paula

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  30. oh Susie - the memories that will be made there...adorable! :)

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  31. It looks great! I would love to come and plop down in that cute chair and chit chat with you about my day? :)

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  32. Hi Susie,
    This is just as charming and lovely as can be! We have a little storage building behind our cottage that I would love to do something like this with. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Cindy

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  33. I love the thought of an outside studio like this---and the black and white is awesome----It's great!!!!!

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  34. Oh Susie! The "OC" looks fantastic!
    I loved the pics. (I HAVE to get some mums for our front steps!)
    Know that we are praying for Mrs. Jane too. You are such a wonderful friend to blog about her story.

    XO,
    Layla

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  35. OH, Susie! I love your cottage! You've done so much! It's lovely and how cute is the front, especially with those little fuzzy faces on it! The inside is just wonderful! You've done a great job and I know you must love it!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. Oh susie it is just perfect! I love all the special touches, it is just the cutest darn thing ever! I'd love to spend a day in there crafting. Can I come over? I'll even bring my sewing machine!

    Fantastic job!
    ~Michelle

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  37. That is the cutest thing I've seen all morning!! Adorable...and you know we ALL want to come and step in!!! ;)

    Suzanne

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black organizer thingy........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. amazing job and so beautiful! Love it all!

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  39. What a FABULOUS space for creating!! I LOVE it and know you do!! That last picture with Alley and Lola is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!♥

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  40. Susie...........i don't see the daybed in there for overnight guests!......it must have been an oversight on your part........;)

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  41. What a fabulous place to hang out. It is like having your own adult playhouse and I LOVE IT!

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  42. i am so jealous..in a good way of course. this cottage is fantastic. i love it, everything about it. you are so lucky. if i had a workspace like this i would likely never want to leave it.

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  43. This is gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!! You know, are we ever really through with anything? I know that I am not. I am constantly tweaking!

    This is a great space!! LOVE the chandie!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  44. It's fabulous Susie! I'm jealous. I'm going to rent a trailer, drive to LA and haul it off! ;)

    YOu did such a great job...I can imagine spending hours in there coming up with great creations!

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  45. I am in LOVE! What a wonderful (and personal) space! Hugs and God bless.

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  46. Oh what a quaint little cottage!
    I am so glad you told me about the cricket cage. I was wondering what it was. I am in the midst of decorating our guest bedroom and transforming the tiny closet into my crafting area. You have inspired me to keep going.

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  47. Susie- it is just incredible and so much fun to see all of the special things you showed us along the way. Wow, what a neat space, LOVE it! You are one talented lady. :-)

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  48. How super cute is this!!! I am working in my garage, and it stinks. It is starting to get cold. Burrrr....... Have a great week!! Leslie

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  49. Your little cottage is so cute! Will you be doing all your painting in there now?

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  50. What a wonderful little cottage!!! I see a world of bliss coming out of there. :) So glad to hear about Mrs. Jane, too. As we head in today for the pathology results from my mother's surgery, cancer in general is huge in my prayers. It is such a beautiful thing to hear of people doing well in their battle against it. It just breaks my heart that something so ugly even has to exist!!! I will continue praying for Mrs. Jane and her entire family. As the daughter of a current cancer patient, my heart goes out to Misty (and other children Mrs. Jane may have) and the unique position she finds herself in. I pray God brings her amazing strength & comfort, too as she steps onto this particular stage in her life. Blessings!

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  51. It's just beautiful! You did such a great job!

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  52. What an amazing little studio to escape to for a bit!!
    Job well done my friend!!

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  53. What a FABULOUS little cottage. It is just as I thought it would be! Thanks for all your inspiration! I even made a little craft myself today thanks to you!! Enjoy your new space!

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  54. i just simply LOVE IT!!!!!! gorgeous, you probably want to stay out there all day

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  55. So amazing! I need an outdoor cottage! Looks perfect to me!

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  56. What a beautiful cottage, Susie! Such a fun space!

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  57. I love it! What a special place to retreat to. I have a little space in my house that I'm going to turn into my work space. I am so excited to have a space that is all mine. I can't wait to see more pictures when you decorate for Christmas. I am loving the floor!

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  58. Cute cottage, what a great work space! Love the signs!

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  59. Your cottage is so adorable. I love everything you have done,
    LuLu

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  60. It look awesome! What a fun creative space!!

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  61. I've been trying to wait patiently to see this....
    Such a beautiful little space.
    I'm so happy for you.
    You are going to create wonderful things in there, it's built for inspiration.
    Enjoy!

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  62. Ooooh...I could be very inspired working in a little spot like that!

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  63. what a beautiful cottage...thanks for sharing...pat H

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  64. delish and delightful! what a charming little cottage!

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  65. I don't know why, but the typewriter with your kids' picture makes me think you should do a sign that says "write it on your heart that you are loved"
    I keep wanting to do one, but that would be adorable behind your typewriter!!!!

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  66. Susie, don't know how I missed this all day. It's just beautiful!!! I love the way you've decorated everything. :) All the little details tie in together so perfectly. What a wonderful creative space. I love the last photo. :)

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  67. What a gorgeous little place you have there! I just love it. Good thing I don't have one because I would be ignoring my children and sneaking off to be alone too much! ;)

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  68. Your cottage is seriously so darling and I am seriously so jealous! Great job - I think she looks great.

    Chelsea

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  69. SO amazing! I think I need a cute little cottage now. :-)

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  70. Wow! I am in love with your cottage :) Congrats on the awesome workspace!

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  71. I too love your little cottage and think EVERYONE should have one.
    ~Sheri

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  72. Susie, it's beautiful. I know your so proud of it. I wish I had a little cottage.

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  73. fan-freaking-tastic!!! Totally jealous. :)

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  74. Hi, my friend! I love your little cottage, it is just adorable, as i knew it would be. I see that cute little typewriter has found a home. I love it!

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  75. Adorable! You need a pillow you say? I'm having a pillow giveaway...come guess!!

    Nouveau Stitch

    Ellen

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  77. Hi Susie,

    I adore your cottage and what a gorgeous workspace.
    thanks for showing us where you play and work.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  78. I love your cottage. And I love the way you have taken advantage of every space in there. That is just awesome!

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  79. I love your cottage! So fun to have a space just for you with all the things you love.

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  80. SO in love with your little dream cottage!& your pup is too cute!:)

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  81. love love love your little cottage. I remember the point in the flea market video where you purchased your little old typewriter! I have a very old on I treasure that my father gave me! We have a sweet little playhouse in the backyard my husband built that I've always had visions of doing something fun with but now that my kids are a tiny bit older, my husband keeps his lawn crapola in it! lol

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  82. What a lovely little place of your own! Congrats. Hope you enjoy it. I just discovered your blog recently and think it's great.

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  83. it's perfect! everytime i see those pretty sheds i think i could put one of those in the yard. you prove that you don't need tons of space to enjoy and do what you love!

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  84. Just love your little cottage, it is something I have always dreamed of having....Kerrie

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  85. What a charming cottage. It looks like a wonderful place to dream and create. I think I will put one of those on my dream list. Every woman needs a (even if it's little) a place of her own. Take care.

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  86. Oh I love it! It is so adorable just the way it is! That is all we really need is just a small space to think and daydream! SO inspiring..i love all your vignettes.

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  87. Its so cute! I have room, and actually, DH mentioned putting my scrap/craft stuff in a shed. I think I would need air though, I'm in Florida!

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  88. Beautiful Susie! I love your new space. Can't wait to see it all decked out for the Holidays. Bye the way, thanks for keeping Concha in your prayers, she came through her surgery well and everything looks pretty good so far. Will continue to pray for Mrs. Jane.
    Blessings

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  89. Oh Susie, this space is just fantastic. You are gonna get so much use out of it. I love every single thing, but all that ribbon, oh my! Another job well done!

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  90. oh how i love your blog. It is so inpiring to me. I have visited a couple of time but was never able to take the time to comment however today i am making time. I love visiting here just because it gets my brain started on things that i could do. The other day i went to my sister in law's house and she had this beautiful mirror above her fireplace that had a huge wood frame. There is no way i could afford one of those but now im wondering hmmmmmm maybe if I found a screen that was big enough i could make one myself. Like i said what a inspiration. :0) i will be back that you can count on! have a blessed day today!

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  91. I can't even express how absolutely fabulous your cottage is! I wish I had a place like that!

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  92. I am totally drooling over your ribbon setup! I SOOOO need something like that!

    The whole thing is so beautiful! I'm so jealous! ; )

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  93. I love your gorgeous little white house in the backyard! I would love to do something similar next spring to my shed but it's one of those metal things....do you think I could paint it with some special paint that would hold up under Alabama summers?

    Judy

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  94. Oh, I am so jealous! It is absolute perfection! I want one! laurie

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  95. Beautiful! Brilliant! Gorgeous!!
    What a wonderful space to create in.

    Ruth

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  96. This is just such an adorable place to call your workplace, Susie. It will be so cute decorated for the various holidays. If our neighborhood covenants would allow this type of outbuilding, I would definitely have one. It is precious!
    :-) Sue

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  97. Gasp! Oh your little cottage is just darling! I would never want to leave it!

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  98. Very beautiful things! When I saw your old screen doors I was wondering if you know how to get the musty smell out of very old wooden doors/window frames?

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  99. It looks so cute. Love it.

    cheri

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  100. What a sweet place to work! I want one! Do you sell these cottages on Etsy or anything? ha ha

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