Author Archives: Marcia Ren

A Cottage Garden Tour (Summer)

“Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives it’s little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.” -William Cullen Bryant Hello, sweet friend… 💕 Living on the Oregon coast in the summer for me…means romancing the outdoors. 🌼 That being said…I thought the first day of summer would be perfect for taking you around the garden. 🐝 Come let’s stroll in a small cottage garden together… 🌺 💐 🌞 🍄 🌹 These exuberant old fashioned pink roses in full bloom celebrate the joy of summer. I’ve often wondered if the first owner…perhaps someone who worked at the old lumber mill…& handmade this cottage…planted these lovely roses… would have ever imagined that this cottage garden would one day be…painted pink cared for to it’s fullest🐝 🌸🌸🌸 🐝 🦋 🌻 ⛱ 💐 Summer unfolds it’s splendor… 🐝 🌸 🐠 🐝 🌻 🌻 🐟 🌻 … Continue reading

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Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown     Hello, sweet friend… This past week the weather has been beautiful… and…   I’ve been enjoying the art… of creating a beautiful garden     around my sweet cottage. However with Father’s Day just around the corner…   I thought I’d share a memory of my wonderful father. One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a tiny bit vulnerable… To make a long story short…while deciding what to leave or take for my move to the Oregon coast…   … Continue reading

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My SuMmEr VaCaTiOn In ArGeNtInA…

  This is a re-edited post from June 2014 Welcome to Marcia’s cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea… H0w’s your week going? Today I’m planning on taking a few bags of items to a the Salvation Army donation center.  Then, if time permits I “might” go swimsuit shopping.  This is sort  of funny… But I think I accidently gave mine away….   For me the summer means frequenting the beach… and going on vacation. Currently any long distance travels are on hold…since it is difficult for me to leave our four furry kids. Yep, very hard…. especially little Cami.  ♡ However, there was a time when we had only the two kids. .. (Teah & Earl) and when the summer meant…. “get the passport ready!”   Two years after we were married Joe and I traveled to Argentina. The trip … Continue reading

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Walking a Labyrinth

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful week. 🌻 I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather… working around the garden…& walking the beaches. I think you will enjoy today’s post… 🐝 especially if you can’t walk the beach each day. Today you will get a little sand between your toes, and a little beach in your heart. perhaps even walk away with a little beach philosophy for everyday life🐳 🐠       Walking a Labyrinth by Marcia Ren Published July 2016   🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬       Denny Dyke creates labyrinths… and… he is very good at it.🐠     🐟No doubt in my mind this guy is talented.🐡     I introduced myself mentioning I was a newbie to the Oregon coast…write a blog and was interested in learning a little about him. He was extremely helpful with sharing about himself.     Two things I’ll share… First, he’s … Continue reading

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Turn up the music…♡

  “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” -Fabienne Fredrickson   The following post has been re-edited   Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ..♡   Aren’t these the sweetest teacups. … One of my greatest pleasures on a large or small scale, is to prepare a beautiful tea party. ♡ All the thought, planning, effort, ingenuity, and creativity that goes into each party is my way of showing appreciation for friendships and love.         Celebrations enlarge my capacity for JOY. I love everything about planning an event. By remaining  focused on my good feelings and my pleasurable purpose things seem to fall into place rather Sweetly.        I devote myself to these events as a way of celebrating life. Serving wonderful food, seeing … Continue reading

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