cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Busy bee in springtime.....


Where did March go??? I was really busy and kept wanting to blog but time just slipped away. I will share more about it at the end of this post. March meant two holidays to decorate for this year. I started the month with my cloches showing a tiny of St. Patrick's day cheer but then had to switch them after the 17th of the month to Easter...


All my spring and Easter quilts were pulled out and accessories added to welcome the Easter Bunny when he arrives...



These little shoes were my Easter shoes when I was a baby. I am so glad my mother kept them along with a few other items of clothes...


Jos and I have been really busy working both in the garden in the city and at Cranberry Cottage. Lots of changes have happened at the cottage but that is a post in itself for later. As for the city garden, we have added a conifer hedge right next to the house. 

We need a little privacy. See that beautiful pine on the neighbor's side? We found out they are going to cut it down when Jos saw a notice in the local newspaper. We ordered some 15+ year old Thuja Emerald conifers and the man from the nursery called to say they would be delivered. 

Once we removed the plants that were in this section, Jos had to dig a big trench. They are planted and watered in so we have our fingers crossed they root well. Jos also added a row of paving and it all looks so nice now. 

We have also been to visit a carpenter up north who is making us a robust pine monk's table with cross legs. The table is done so we have to go pick it up. I can't wait to see it and have our first meal of the season outdoors!


Heidi

11 comments:

  1. With God's help and a couple of good pilots, I should arrive in Holland at 9:45 AM tomorrow. I will be able to see first hand all that you two have done since I was last there. It has been awhile. Not looking forward to the long flight. I picked the shortest I could find. lol. Beats walking or swimming haha. See you tomorrow. Love you, Mom

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  2. Jullie zijn goed bezig geweest!! Ziet er strak uit!!
    Ben heeeeeeel bnieuwd naar jullie tafel!!!!!!
    En een hartelijk welkom voor je moeder in Amersfoort!

    Liefs,
    Silvia xx

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  3. Jullie zijn goed bezig geweest!! Ziet er strak uit!!
    Ben heeeeeeel bnieuwd naar jullie tafel!!!!!!
    En een hartelijk welkom voor je moeder in Amersfoort!

    Liefs,
    Silvia xx

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  4. It all looks so lovely, Heidi. So cozy. Enjoy your time with your Mom and Happy Easter.
    blessings, jill

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  5. Hi Heidi,

    Please say hello to your Mum and tell her the bag she made me is still used a lot, it's a lovely size. Hope she had a good flight.

    I like the displays and your garden looks so nice and private.

    Enjoy your time together.

    Hugs
    Hazel c uk

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  6. Your vignettes are always so pretty, Heidi. Would love to hear and see more of what you've been up to! I see from the comments that your mom will be there to visit you. How wonderful! :-)

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  7. Lov seeing all of your decorations! I'm looking forward to the warmer weather finally arriving so I can head out and do some much needed tending of my gardens.

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  8. are you getting another kitty? hope so!

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  10. So beautiful and heartwarming!

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