Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Little About Me and Fleur Cottage...

Hello and welcome to Fleur Cottage! My name is Esther and I live in southeastern Pennsylvania with my husband. Fleur Cottage is our 'empty-nest' home and we moved here in our mid-fifties. We have five children and sixteen grandchildren and are still counting! I love living in our 'dawdy haus' where we are close to the conveniences of shops. I grew up with eleven other siblings in a Mennonite home - Hubs was born into an Amish home with one sister but his parents left that way of life when he was five.

I was fifty before I knew what decor I liked and stumbled across Shabby Chic decorating and I was hooked! I love creamy whites, soft greens and soft grays with some natural wood thrown in the mix. My summer hobby is gardening - my winter hobby is painting small pieces of furniture and other projects but I hate painting walls! Old dishes is another favorite, especially the ones that have a grainy look.

When I started blogging, I look at the world with a new eye - the eye of a camera lens and I'm amazed how it has given me another perspective of life itself. What an amazing amount of inspiration I've learned from joining this community of people from all over the world!

  Living room
Dinning room
Lily and fish pond.
My lavender bed.
Our back deck and yard.
And us!

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