Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Preppy Plates

So, I know my taste are somewhat eclectic at times.
I really love the preppy look that is all the rage right now.
Remember, I am searching for those touches of modern
to add some pops to our rustic cottage decor.

Check out these preppy plates from LA Plates.

You can actually personalize your own!
Super cute!!!

What a great idea for a wedding shower gift for a girlfriend! 
Maybe a baby gift.  Or like I'm going to do.........just treat yourself
You deserve it!  A great price too, only $22 for one plate.
  I'm thinking of doing a group of three.

What do you think??? 
Aren't they great?  Check them out at LA Plates.
Which one is your favorite?
I'm not much for having collections, but what a cute gift idea
someone could give a gift year after year.

Happy Preppy Wednesday!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Summer Drives

Interested in a Summer Roadtrip?

The Corson Cottage will be featuring
Sunday Summer Drives
for the rest of the season.

We will fill you in on some of the best of the Midwest.

To me there is nothing better than a relaxing drive
along a scenic windy road in the Summer sunshine.
Stopping at the local farmer's markets, finding an old shabby barn flea markets full of junk in the middle of no where, or maybe if your lucky, even running into a historic charming downtown area with quaint shops to pop into.  Ahh, that is the life!

First on our list...

Red Arrow Highway in Harbor Country

I must admit it's been a little while since I've taken this drive,
but it is definitely one that I can't wait to do again!  
It's a lil farther than just a Sunday drive for me,
but still made #1 on my list of Midwest must sees! 

 Red Arrow Highway runs right along Lake Michigan
It is about an hour and half outside of Chicago.
There is super quaint shopping all along Red Arrow
Great flea market finds, antiques , and upscale home decor. 
Seriously one of the best Industrial Anitque shops I have seen.
Oh no I can't remember the name, but you get the point.
If you get a chance check out our friends at Freckle Farm in Lakeside, MI.
Lakeside is home to many of Chicagoan's lake home retreats and
 escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

photos by Freckle Farm

Has anyone out there visited Red Arrow?  Let us know!
We love to here your stories!  If your planning to go we'd love to know!
Happy Travels!


If you're looking for a place to stay I've been thinking of checking out the Lakeside Inn. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

recycled sails

I could totally be a big ol beach bum!

I love all things that say sandy beaches and relaxation.
Perhaps I lived on the coast in a previous life or maybe I will one day.
Who knows.........probably not, but I can at least hope to vacation there!

I totally have a summer crush on these recylced sails.

BeeHive Design's Shop on Etsy

Reiter 8 on Etsy

Add a touch of beach to your home for some summer fun.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

In loving memory of my Dad, Michael J. Hall
 I would like to wish you all a Happy Father's Day!

What matters is how we live love and spend our dash.
from the Dash by Linda Ellis

Not a day goes by that we do not miss and love you
and all the memories you have left to fill our hearts Dad.

Love Carrie.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Visit Historic LeClaire Iowa June 4th & 5th

June 4th & 5th

Come visit historic LeClaire, Iowa this weekend!

It's the American Pickers Weekend in LeClaire!
Sponsored by the History Channel

My big brother, Michael from Dwellings is one of the even coordinators
who help make this weekend happen! 

For the second year in a row we will be supporting the Pickers for the weekend as event volunteers!
There is a flea market and lots of activities come join us!
10a-10p Saturday and 10:30a-3p Saturday!



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