Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Etsy Cottage Style Fall Color Party

This month Etsy Cottage Style Fall Color Party hit on the colors I love best, fall colors -- browns, beige, khaki, chocolate.  A lot of my artwork is done in these shades and colors.  My "cottage" is more of a  "rustic style" with a western theme.  I am going to share with you a lot of things I have that come in these colors.
This was a fabric book I created when I joined KC Willis' Collage Camp.  I had a lot of fun putting this together.  It now is part of KC's personal collection.  She told me it gives her inspiration!
This is the second fabric collage book I created entitled "Prairie Gals".  The entire book was published in the Summer 2010 issue of Sew Somerset.  I still have this book.

A lot of people I talk to while they visit my booth at Merchant Square are surprised to learn that I do not have a lot of shabby chic, white, cottage style items in my home -- only in my booth.  My bedroom is really the only place where I do have the cottage look using whites, creams, black, sage green and pink.  But here is a peek at some items around the rest of my home.
I love the wood box with the brands on it and the handles are horseshoes.  My sister gave this piece to me.  Also love the bottles wrapped with old baskets.
The collage on the left is one of my creations.  Again you can see that recurring theme of the blog party's color theme for this month.
I love the old, well-loved and worn buckaroo boots on top of the great leather box.  Below is an old egg basket with genuine stirrups highlighted against the vintage doily.
In my entry way is my grandmother's kitchen clock.  It used to work, but quit after being moved around the country so many times.  I have paid more in trying to get it running than it is worth.  But I love it.  At least it is right twice a day!!  This gorgeous antique chest and old mirror I picked up in Leesburg, VA when we lived back east.
I love these old jugs and the crock.  The jug on the far right has a cobalt design and my husband found that on a TDY to Massachusetts.  You can see that I am a cowgirl at heart.
And another piece of my artwork done in the coffee dyed fabrics, browns and tans.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and sharing in the fun of the Etsy Cottage Style Fall Color Party.


Sarah said...

Those cute little boots made me smile. I saved my son's boots that look very similar.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It looks like we both have the same blog designer. Isn't she the best! I see you live in Arizona, as does Karen! Love your blog attire and all your artwork. Come stop by Heartful Creations some time and I enjoyed your sweet comments and visit! Until we meet again! Hugs Marilou

Danice said...

Wow, I love all of your designs! All those browns are so beautiful. You certainly make the most of the color brown. Now following. Thank you for the nice comment on my Abigail's Frocks blog :)

LaVerne #497 said...

Luv it! Add more to etsy so I can buy something! LaVerne SOTF #497

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Everything is so pretty!

Bohemian said...

OMG Judy, I'm SOOOOOOOO envious you got to attend one of KC Willis' Workshops, LOVE your Creation from there! Thanks for stopping by, yes, I picked up one of the lacy Jackets for this Winter from Heidi's Boutique... she knows my Style so well that it was the 1st piece she showed me that Evening & I was captivated by it! Hadda have it *winks*...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Marijke van Ooijen said...


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Please taka a look into my world.