Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Wedding

No doubt it has something to do with beginning a new life here on the Oregon coast. Or, perhaps, it’s that I recently celebrated one year living in a sweet cottage by the sea. Whatever the reason…lately I’ve have been thinking about beginnings.  Beginnings can happen at anytime throughout life. Interestingly they can happen later in life.  And, most amazingly they often  happen when we least expect them. When I was younger I thought the best beginnings happened during our youth. Afterall, the announcement of a new birth is so exciting. Always sweet, with so much promise ahead. However, more and more I’m thinking beginnings which occur at a later stage or chapter in life are ones to be celebrated,  perhaps even embraced more. These are the ones that often take a special courage. Since, by this time we have more than likely experienced at least a few endings. Recently I attended a … Continue reading

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A Garden Tour and Tea Party

“One day the gardener realizes that what she is doing out there is actually teaching herself to garden by performing a series of experiments. This is a pivotal moment in one’s life.” ~Margaret Roach Having come from years of hosting tea parties, and attending a variety of garden tours… I naturally have a built-in affinity for growing things and gathering friends together. With that said I’m really not much of a gardener. However, that does not keep me from visiting & enjoying the gardens of those who are. This past week I experienced my first garden tour here on the Oregon coast. The tour was in an area called Couquille. I met the nicest people who shared openly about their gardens. The gardens varied from simple to more elaborate. They were all beautiful in their own way. What I learned that afternoon was that a good garden should evolve and … Continue reading

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The Laurel

  Hey how was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing, & fun. I’m resting today from mine.(grin) I thought I’d share a teeny tiny tid~bit. I’m taking you out of the country. Just kidding. You won’t even need your passport for this get~away. However, you will feel as if you have traveled to some magical place. Come let me introduce you to “The Laurel” a wonderful new shop that recently opened up here on my sweet coast. The shop proprietor is Lisa. Here you will experience an atmosphere of creative venders who sell a variety of new & re~purposed items. The items range from beachy art to custom made slipcovers…and everything in between. There’s nothing like having a place to get away from it all….without having to get away. SeA~ya!  

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My Cottage Tour: July 2016

    I’ve been -playing around outside with this bike…and decided to repost a fave tour of the cottage. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 Post re-edited from July 2018 This past week marked one year living on the Oregon Coast. There’s been much pondering about what to share. There are many details I could share. Those details include the emotional, physical, or spiritual part of any first year involving change. Naturally I decided to share the transformation of a small cottage. By viewing these photos you will see how they speak of all three. By now you must know how very important creating Home is to me. The process of self discovery has been well worth the journey. I’m convinced our homes can be designed to make us feel complete and satisfied. There’s no doubt the homes I’ve lived in  have often reflected a certain spirit. This sweet cottage by the sea falls into a unique category … Continue reading

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“When The Shark Bites…”

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ Recently, we had the privilege of watching our friend Captain James participate in The Great American Cardboard Boat Race. Facing adverse conditions captain James successfully launched his craft. While hundreds of spectators cheered him on. Please enjoy the video of the event. Feel free to cheer Captain James on!  

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