Cottage gardens have their origins in the more functional gardens of old which incorporated vegetables and herbs added with flowers for decoration.  It was an informal design with every square inch being used.  Some have said it looked like “a vegetable garden taken over with flowers”. While I do love most of the elements of …
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Antique Store

One of my favorite pastimes is shopping at antique stores and malls.  It’s sort of like a treasure hunt and I find it very relaxing.  I usually don’t have anything in particular in mind, but you never know what you will find. I seem to be writing about antique and gift stores this week, but …
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Sumner, WA Shopping

August 29th, 2012 | Posted by Sandy Garrett in Cottage Decor - (0 Comments)
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One thing I like about living in Washington is all the small, quaint towns, especially Sumner, which is only about 10 minutes from where I live.  Mr. CSD and I enjoy driving over and looking through the antique and gift shops and then stopping for lunch at the cute little cafe in town. I thought …
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One of my favorite places to shop for plants is Watson’s Nursery in Puyallup, WA.  Not only do they have high quality plants, but they have a huge gift shop where they display their products in what I call “room vignettes”.  Here are a few things I liked the last time I was there. With …
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