Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fishtail Cottage 2014 Garden Party #15

Welcome to this weeks Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage! Link up your Cottage Garden Landscape posts below. I hope you visit one another's gardens & please do invite your friends (always looking for new gardeners to join in)! No rules over here, but would love it if you are not already a follower of my blog – please become one!!!

Garden Party 2

Looking forward to seeing all of your gardens again this week! oxox, tracie

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fishtail Cottage’s Garden 9/15/14…

Every week that passes now, the garden seems to slip away just a little more!   For now, we are still enjoying sunny (mid 80’s) days here in Seattle. I know it won’t be long until the leaves start to change and fall to the ground and the garden falls asleep for the winter. So I am enjoying absolutely every moment that is left of our Summer.

The shutter on my camera recently broke and I was forced to purchased a new one ~ I am looking forward learning how to use it, as I don’t feel that I am getting it right quite yet!  So here are some photo’s of the garden I took today to share with you! Hope you enjoy!


I plan to take a photography class soon so that I am ready for when next years garden arrives!  thanks so much for coming by today and hope to see you at this weeks Garden Party! xoxo, tracie

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dressing up the Great Room…

Since our remodel two years ago, I’ve left the furniture how we originally placed it. lately, I’ve felt a little itchy for some change in this room and decided to make a few subtle changes. I first rearranged the furniture which has left the room to feel a little more open.




I fell in love with these drapes at Pottery Barn and couldn’t stop thinking about how fun they would be for fall, so I ordered them and think they look perfect.  They still have that same blue that I had previously within the color scheme which doesn’t feel so dramatic, but the extra colors of yellows, reds and oranges seem to match nicely with the other pieces in the Great Room and give this space new life.




Of course adding some dahlias from the corner flower market certainly gives that extra special touch don’t you think?


While browsing for new drapes at Pottery Barn, I saw these toss pillows that matched a flea market find that I have in the Great Room ~ See “Big Ben” in the sketch of this framed artwork? The color in the pillows matched the drapes that I brought home, so the pillows of course found their way to the check out counter!


Once I hung the drapes and moved the furniture around ~ it was easy to add touches of fall to the room!


One of my favorite areas to change out is my faux fireplace mantle.


Just a couple more shots!


Thanks for coming by today ~ hope you are enjoying your week! xoxo, tracie