The Autumn seemed to fly by didn't it?
Our week days have been spent creating lots of little bits and bobs and we have had some lovely times snuggled here on our white cloud with feather duvet and cushions enjoying life by the sea.
Then we were asked if we would like to be a part of something wonderful and it was to involve our Shingle Cottage and Christmas too!
Two of our favourite things had us saying 'Yes please!' straight away.
Our room like the rest of the cottage was really in a terrible state when we arrived......Shingle Cottage had been neglected for a long time and we have had a lot of work to do which we have done ourselves as my regular readers know...
I grouted that wall in the depths of Winter with no heating as Steve laid the tiles on the hearth and dry lined the walls....Hard work but we had lots of fun building our dream!
Our first fire!
I painted the wall and warmed my hands in between brush strokes..Oh it was heavenly to be warm!
It was a challenge to make this little cottage shine again but we kept on working every weekend and she became a little better and a little better.
Time passed and then Christmas came early to Shingle Cottage and we didn't mind one bit,I have truly been so excited about trimming our little cottage for our first Christmas here and what i would and how she would look.
Everything was dressed in pale pink roses,Frosted whites,Vintage Christmas Cards and sparkle!
Feathers and rhinestone buttons...
Candle light and silver glitter....
A Snow covered Christmas tree with frosted branches,Baubles and roses...
The fire was lit and the scene was set....
A Christmas Cottage!
But why i here you say?
Because our little tumbled down cottage is honored to be a 'Cover Girl' on the December issue of Creating Vintage Charm Magazine'
Sonia Cardona Cruose has worked so hard putting the holiday edition together and it is so beautiful,lots of inspiration and greetings from around the world.
The magazine that inspires and shares your excitement in creating and crafting. Featuring your handmade and repurposed creations and ideas, lots of colorful images, featured artists,studios, shops, tutorials, blogs, galleries, how to's and tips and more...
Now you can order a paper copy of Creating Vintage Charm at magcloud but if you can not wait and want to read it now you can have a digital copy to read on your laptop or computer by going to the same link but instead of clicking on 'buy print' click on 'buy digital' and it will be right there for you to see!
Digital is only available until Sunday so hurry if you want one and in the holiday sale it is only $4.44 so is a really great treat.
Oh and Sonia had so many wonderful things to share in the holiday issue that she had to make an extra magazine and its free for you to read online,A wonderful little early Christmas present!
You can read it here Holiday extra 2013
Now grab a hot chocolate,light the fire,snuggle up and dream a while....
Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage XxX