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Daffodils in Spring!

Since selling the Cottage and moving, I no longer have my gardens to share, but, have no fear, I've found some beautiful Spring Daffodils to share with you.
While taking a walk around the back yard of our new place, a flash of yellow caught my eye further back, under the trees.

There were a few bunches scattered around, all with several buds and flowers.  I have no idea how they got there since this area was completely overgrown.  After grabbing a pair of scissors, I cut some to bring a bouquet inside to enjoy.   They must be magical daffodils because they look white in photos taken indoors!  Here are a couple of more shots:

Either way, I was thrilled to find a little bit of Spring to bring inside to enjoy! I hope Spring is in full-bloom at your house.  Have a wonderful week and, as always, thank you for stopping by the Cottage!
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Ham & Cheese Scrolls

If you've been looking for an hors d'oeuvre recipe that's easy and delicious, have I got the recipe for you!  This one has been in my recipe book since my kids were small and it's always a hit - even with the kids!  Take a look:
Now, before you think, "This looks complicated" and leave, hear me out.  This is all you need:
Basil Pesto - just a few spoonfuls A tube of puff pastry - I use croissants 6 thin slices of Swiss Cheese 6 thin slices of ham
That's it!
Here's what you do:
*Smack that tube of croissants on the edge of the counter and roll them out.  Pinch the edges together so you have a rectangle of pastry on the counter.  *Spread a few spoonfuls of pesto over the pastry. *Lay the 6 slices of ham and cheese over the pesto. *Grab one edge and roll the whole thing until it's  a log.  If you want to get fancy, roll one side to the middle, then the opposite side to meet the first roll. *Slice (with a serrated knife) into pieces and put them on a cookie sheet…

Repurposed Glass Furniture Coasters

Today is all about a little 'find' I made at the Cottage.  Tucked in the back of a cabinet were these little glass cups:
I knew exactly what they were because I saw them under my grandparent's furniture legs when I was a little girl.  They are called 'furniture coasters' or, sometimes they are called 'casters'. They were used to protect floors and were very popular at one time.  
Hazel Atlas was a popular brand of coasters and I'm guessing these were made by them.  You can see the 'H' etched in the base: These coasters were certainly used - notice the scratches - but, were not abused - no chips or cracks.   They needed a new life, so they became tealight holders!  A tealight fits perfectly inside. Did I mention the glow of the flame shows off the beautiful green glass? So, the next time you're in a thrift store and see these, grab a few.  You'll have some new tealight holders!  
What have you repurposed lately?

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A Little Shelf

I'm back again with my very last pallet wood project.  I had 8 scraps left and put them together to make this:

These were the scraps leftover from all of my projects:
After cutting them to size and sanding them, I used the dry-brush and stain technique to finish them.  Click HERE for details on that technique.
After each board was finished, I started nailing the shelf together. All in all, it was a pretty easy project.  It's not hanging on the wall yet....you know, selling the Cottage, moving, etc., but it will be soon!  So for the purposes of this blog post, I staged it on some cloth-covered boxes. Classy, huh??
How about a close-up? Or two?
So, that's how I used the last of the pallet wood.  Stay tuned for more projects, though, just not with pallet wood!
Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy your week and come back again soon!
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