Mar 22, 2010

Cottage Entrance

I've had some time to play in the cottage and around the yard.  Let's take a few peeks at my yard and entry.
I used a bunch of Windex to be able to take this photo.  A dozen kids ring my doorbell every week so lots of fingerprints and faces against the glass.  lol

I was trying to look serious when I was spring cleaning at my front door but I kept my tongue in my cheek while I was hanging...yet another bunny on my property and labeling our home...
Beagle Run Cottage (beagles hunt bunnies). 
If I were to freshen the name of my blog it would be to this or
The West Nest.

Jack Beagle has the run of the place and the kids on my street find him out front (naughty boy) even more in Spring than we hear him barking in the back yard.  I may have hubby help me put the name on wooden plaques for the front door and the back gate.  This is just cardstock and scissors and the computer.  I need to learn how to arch the lettering??  I am between this and putting my house numbers right there like so many are doing lately.

This is his Milkbone doggie toy from Big Lots.  He loves getting new "babies" for Holidays.  If you step out back and he's sunning himself he's gonna run over to ya with a lovey for you to throw and run around the yard with him for a few minutes. (If you give a beagle a lovey...that could be the next book in the give a mouse a cookie series.)

Back inside, I got this newest bunny for $3.99 at Ross and was gonna hang it on my mailbox but decided to hang it on my front door.  I got out my green gingham wire edged ribbon (Ballard's clearance) and used it for the rigging.  I love ribbon...what girl doesn't??  I could bathe in it!

Coming up the front walk..
Left at the front door.  A hodge podge of blooms and a vintage Easter image.
Left inside the door.  My newest bird house and a sweet birdie looking for seeds.  I had to have this fabric remnant at Hancock fabric last month...Love at first sighting.  I had no idea it would be perfect for this console top.
I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything than live in a castle and wonder at nothing.
~Joan Winmill Brown
Here's my garden metal bucket that is probably an ash bucket (Vintage Thingy).  I stuck the yellow stems and some hydrengea stems from Dollar Tree together.  I lost a lot of tropical climate plants in the garden so I am fauxing it up until I can get it stocked back. $$$
Look what came in the mail ...
Speaking of Bunnies and my cottage, Carey from Chicory Nits sent me a gift!!
Carey, you delighted my heart!!  Nate saw it all set up and loves them.  The sweetest little taper candles and bunny holders ever.

xox, DeniseMarie

Let's head out to some other places:

 




45 comments:

  1. Denise, your front door & walk is so pretty and welcoming! Your bunnies are all so charming! The front door looks great! Love the sign! LOL@ a ton of windex! Is it me or does that stuff streak a lot?! Your Jack is too cute!

    Great find at Ross!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  2. Hey sweetie, I love all your little bunnies. That fabric under the bird and birdhouse inside is soooo cottage, I just love it.

    If you give a lab a lovie...you're left with a pile of fluff in about 3 seconds!
    Beagle Run Cottage ~ too cute!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  3. What an inviting welcome. I love the bunny rabbit. Thanks for welcoming me into your home.

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  4. your sense of humor is wonderful, denise! your posting is too much fun! (o: you have a beagle, too?! jack's a great name! we have jessie. she's jessie beagle bagle. or scrounge dog when she's getting into the trash to get out the butter wrappers to lick. your forsythia (yellow flowers) look GREAT -- i thought they were real! bummer about your blue vase breaking... but they look great in the vintage bucket, too. i enjoyed seeing your 4-generation photo. (o: you're a blessing to your family -- and to us!

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  5. denise -- is it alright if i grab your 'colette' button for my blog? am not sure how to do it.
    the more support we can give her, the better! (o: (o: (o:

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  6. OH...enjoyed all your photos and your pretty yard and home. How neat to get a gift from a bloggy friend! And your beagle is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing over at Tam's.

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  7. Denise Marie!! You go girl!! Love the signs and your outside bunnies!!

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  8. Your house is looking fabulous. I love your entry and the little bunnies all look perfect. Even your mailbox is gorgeous. Your new birdhouse is so pretty. Your home is just lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. You have created some beautiful vignettes. Hugs, Marty

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  9. How quaint! Hippity hop...I love your beagle. I can tell he's living the good life too ;-)

    Happy Spring!
    Doris

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  10. Love the quote about cottages! Very cute sign on your front door and I love the bunny!! Great idea. All of your Spring/Easter stuff made me smile.

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  11. Great job, so spring-y! Love your landscaping!! Thanks for linking up at "AP Tuesdays!"

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  12. Denise, thank you so much for visiting us and leaving a sweet comment. I love Beagle Run Cottage. I'm off to browse your blog!
    xoxo Pattie

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  13. Looking at your spring decor made me want to put up some springy things in my home. We finally have good weather. YAY!

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  14. Hi DM,
    I love all your Easter decorations, very springy.Glad you like the candles. I have a set I bought a few years ago and they always look so cute on the table. I wish I was as organized as you, with the way you post for several parties.I have to learn to plan better. Have a great day.
    Love,
    Carey

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  15. Great organizational tips! And I love your clever decor. It looks warm and welcoming. :) -Karen

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  16. Oh my goodness, I adore all your bunnies, walking up to your door would be such a pleasure, so whimsical and happy..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  17. You have some really neat Easter decorations! I'm working on mine now, lots of fun!

    Katherine

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  18. That metal bunny is so cute - especially with the gingham ribbon! Your entry looks so inviting, and I'm loving that bird house in the big pot of ivy. laurie

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  19. Your front door is so welcoming. You have given me some ideas. Thanks! Joan

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  20. Love your cottagey home! Great Easter decor and Beagles, sooo cute! Love your puppy too, Cindy

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  21. So cute--and I LOVE LOVE Jack!

    We have Oliver Wendell a basett --adore hounds.

    ou front looks great.

    Thank-you for helping to gather inspiration for Colette!

    We appreciate YOU!

    Happy Gratitude Day!

    love,kelee

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  22. Everything looks so fresh and pretty. I adore ribbon too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Your bunnies are so cute and just seem to shout 'Welcome Spring'. I love the metal bunny hanging on your door. So very cute!

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  24. I love you entrance and your beautiful yard. I think I need to do something too to spruce up my front door. Maybe start by getting all the gardening supply off of there?
    Visiting from Anti-Procrastination Tuesday.

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  25. Oh girl all of your SPRINGness is just darling my friend...loved seeing your Beale my granddaughter has one name Yota and its all over the place all the time...it just letsm my granddaughter live with it ha ha!! Thanks so much for coming by my friend...I love meeting new peeps...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  26. Hi Denise Marie,
    Everything looks so cute! Very springy and ready for Easter. I love the pastels and the bunnies! Your dog is adorable, too!
    Thanks for spreading the love for Colette, and for linking up this week. I hope you have a great day!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  27. Denise, I love that name Beagle Run Cottage - you should change your blog name. I did, and I'm so happy!

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  28. That is a beautiful decor on your porch. Thank you for sharing

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  29. Your porch is one that is so inviting. The decorating is superb. Spingtime will come to Kansas I hope. It's still gloomy and cool. No flowers yet. Yours are beautiful. Happy VTT
    Ann

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  30. I love your home and your bunnies, but your dog is my favorite! What a sweetheart! I sent you an email I received my package yesterday. It was so wonderful!! Thank you SO much! I hopefully will post on it soon. Thanks again! Suzie

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  31. Very lovely spring decorating! I do like the vintage can with flowers, but there is so much to love about your decor!

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  32. Denise, Wellsville is a lovely little community off of I35. Great little country spot about 35 minutes from here.
    Ann

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  33. Your old metal bucket looks nice with the flower stems.

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  34. Great curb appeal! Very springy.
    Kathy

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  35. What a beautiful home you have! And a special pup!

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  36. What a NICE DISPLAY..... your ash bucket looks so great in your yard, I love that. Have a great VTT!

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  37. Thanks for great posts. I have GOT to get to work on our entrance. Thanks for the motivation. :)

    And thanks for sharing the recipe card idea with Coloradolady. Can you tell I'm a rookie at this whole networking thing?! Thanks again.

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  38. So many pretty things. I love the fabric under the bird house and the red bunny on the door is so cute. Your yard looks beautiful. Of course the prettiest thing of all is Jack Beagle. Prettiest is the wrong word I guess. Handsome is more fitting.

    Iris

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  39. Hi!
    Love everything about your front door and walk way. But really like that mailbox. Cute. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    A View of My Life
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/03/couple-of-friday-memes.html

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  40. Everything looks adorable! You inspire me!

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  41. Your front yard and doorstep are so pretty and very welcoming.

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  42. Hi Denise, what a cozy place you have, thanks for showing us all the cute stuff you have for Spring. You have many blessings. Love the quote by the way.

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  43. What?!?! That adorable bunny was only $3?!?!?! You really must be living right!!
    Thanks for the sharing the link with me!

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