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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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Just Another Week in Paradise

“Take care to keep open house: Because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it” ~Hebrews 13:2 I’ve been meaning to share with you a chair that I saw a few weeks ago. It seems as if I’m often finding chairs that call out to me. This particular one came home with me that day. Oh and since we are becoming such good friends I also thought I’d  share a little quirky thing I do quite often  Periodically I go on the outside and pretend that I’m a visitor. I walk, look around and imagine that I’ve never seen the place before. I try to see what catches my eye, what I like and most importantly what makes a welcoming greeting. With that said I started thinking about Hospitality. ( perhaps it had something to do with the aforementioned chair) or maybe this past weeks visit … Continue reading

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Navigating Into The New Year

  It’s mid~day, mid~week, and close to being mid~month as I sit down and write today’s post. Since our last visit together I’ve built a snowman and seen it melt,  Experienced raindrops come and go pouring down rain  hung the new 2017 calendar🎉 halfway through January already!  and the Christmas decorations have all been tucked away  The rainy weather has provided a perfect backdrop for staying inside and getting organized again. When the sunshine is out, I have to be outside. credited to my SoCal roots (most likely) riding a bike, walking the beach, gardening or running around discovering new wonders on this beautiful coast  When the weather is rainy, and gray I keep  busy with the rainy day kind of stuff like eating serving tomato soup in large mugs, indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches browsing through gardening books 🌱🌺 baking cranberry scones  preparing a batch or two of my favorite soups.  Working on my blog💻📸✏ Practicing scales … Continue reading

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Nantucket, New York, and beyond

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. ♡ Here we are in the second half of October. This time of year is special don’t you think… Well, I’m thinking this will be a short post, since right now I’m in the midst of everything. On the other hand, once I start talking. .. Here are some highlights of my week. I managed to take a few photos of the final completion of all our windows, which I shared about in last weeks post. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, here’s the link. http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/windows-of-opportunity/          The garden window really opened up the kitchen area nicely. This is exactly what I was hoping for. It’s great when things work out the way you planned. I know this doesn’t always happen. … Continue reading

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A Fall Home Tour…Cozy comforts

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. ♡ Hey, Happy Autumn!  I thought it would be fun to share a glimpse of our sweet, unassuming cottage. Kind of show you how it is coming along. I feel like I have been re-discovering myself again in the process. Although small in size, it’s been a bigger challenge living out my committment to a more simple, and authentic life style. As you view the photos keep in mind that other than the first photo all are of our current cottage, which we moved into July 13th, of this year. More than five years ago, while living in California I was asked to have our then 1920’s cottage home participate in a Vintage Home Tour. After some considering my husband and I agreed. Shortly after the tour, one … Continue reading

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