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Random weekend

It is that time again... 

That anything goes, this and that, random weekend time again.
And this week, it is all about early autumn mornings,  
a vintage sink 
and tiny treasures.

Early morning

I shared this photo on my instagram stories last week and had so many folks message me about. It was a chilly misty morning- and it felt so good to be out in that beauty. I honestly did more walking than jogging that day- I was spending some time just taking it all in.


Sipping coffee while wrapped up in a cozy blanket this morning- there is a definite chill in the air in the morning.  And while pumpkins have been making an appearance around the house- I am thinking Christmas already and getting ready to put up several trees.

Hardwood Flooring

This week, I am going to share some of the tips and comments that I gathered from FB friends about hardwood floors. How to choose a color, finish, style, type, etc. And what to avoid. 

Vintage Sink

A very heavy, very large vintage sink came home with me last week. And it has already found a perfect spot out in the greenhouse. 

Tiny Treasures

I played with the most darling little tiny treasures last week- and I am not ashamed to admit- I am in love. I started the renovations on the dollhouse- and was shooting snaps for my book- and was so excited that Rachel Ashwell sent a box of her latest handmade dollhouse furniture for me to include in it.

 Those shabby little fabrics and chippy painted pieces are an absolute dream in the dollhouse- I will share a bit more soon and the story behind those little Christmas presents and other things that I made to go with the furniture. 

Coming your way:

More Autumn- a closer look at the living room
Hardwood Flooring 101
More on that vintage sink
A book review on an amazing book
And much more

Happy Sunday everyone.


  1. Beautiful photos, walking this time of year makes your heart sing! Such wonderful days. Looking forward to your other posts.

    1. I agree- it is a beautiful time of year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

  2. Lovely photo of the misty sunrise. So pretty! And that sink! I can't wait to see it in your greenhouse! Have a blessed Sunday!

    Ricki Jill

    1. Hi Ricki Jill! The sink is such a charmer- excited to share more!

  3. Shots make me feel sooooo good. I did not know what I was missing not being subscribed to French Country Cottage all these years.

    1. Hey Adam!!! So nice to see you pop up here!! Hope all is well- looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

  4. I'm eagerly awaiting your post on hardwood flooring! What perfect timing because we are about to replace the hardwoods in our house in the next few weeks and I'd love to hear your tips!

    1. Ohh that is what have been up to as well. Not easy to choose the right hardwood for sure!

  5. You've really piqued my interest with that snip of a look at that sink.

  6. Such a beautiful run-walk you had! Beautiful countryside! Excited, too, to see how your doll house is coming along. The Shabby chair and presents are sweet.

    Have a great week,
    Barb :)

  7. Love the little chippy chair:). Hydrangeas are very beautiful in your new old sink. Again your photography is stunning and your book will be gorgeous. Glad cooler weather is showing up for you, Kathleen in Az

  8. Your picture of a misty morning gave me much peace this morning. I just wanted to be there and feel the air. Thank you for sharing your photos! Looking forward to more French country!