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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
Visit my website at http://MarionberryCottage.com
I am a regular contributor to http://ShabbyLaneShops.com magazines

31 July 2008

August Giveaway

~~~MY ETSY SHOPS ARE LOADED WITH NEW ITEMS~~~

Simply beautiful~~ A Pink roses tea cup pin cushion is the free giveaway for August! Accents of satin roses, pearls and even a vintage rhinestone button! Comes with 3 satin and rhinestone roses pins~~ Wonderful vintage cottage decor!

DRAWING TO BE HELD AUGUST 17, 2008



There 3 ways to be eligible for this giveaway- No purchase is necessary

1. A purchase from any of my online shops in the left hand column gets you 2 entries for every item purchased.


2. Email me directly and request to be included in the drawing if you do not have a blog. My email address is at the top left column.

3. Sign up through the comments section
*If you insert the badge below in your blog You get a double entry!


23 July 2008

Marionberry season!



Marionberries are in season here in Oregon and since my Etsy shop is named MARIONBERRY COTTAGE, I am celebrating in both my shops!

To see the feature I did on the marionberry, for its history and trivia pop over to the Etsy Cottage Style Blog

19 July 2008

I picked a gorgeous bouquet!


I just had to share! My David Austin roses are blooming so beautifully right now and the baby's breath is too. I was out early this morning and could not resist! I grabbed one of my treasured Laura Ashley vase and voila! Now I am not floral arranger, but it doesn't take much with such pretty roses....

17 July 2008

Another gorgeous summer day!


It's my day off from the not so favorite day job! I am in such a good mood this morning-- it is a beautiful summer day here in western Oregon. The raspberries and marionberries are ripe for the picking and I am headed out to pick my lot! We will indulge on many fresh berries, but most will go in the freezer to enjoy during the winter.

Since I couldn't get a lot of interest in the Summer Porch Challenge--well---I am just going to challenge myself and decorate my porch and patio!! Anyone else that emails me with pics by July 31, I will feature you here too!

07 July 2008

I am very honored!


Another Monday morning back to the ol grind, and there was a wonderful surprise on this beautiful summer day here in Oregon!

I am so very grateful to Char for her thoughtfulness in selecting me for this, my first award as an artist and blogger. WOW! My appreciation runs deep and my smile stretches from ear to ear! Thank you again my dear friend.

Now I have the honor of selecting some other inspirational artists to pass this award along to. I would like to bestow this award to some of my wonderful friends in the Etsy Cottage Style ning since they are such talented artists:

Lynda, Lynn, Mimi, Sherry, Barbara, Susan, Tiffani/Dena

The rules for receiving this award are:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

06 July 2008

WE HAVE A WINNER!!

The winner of the strawberry necklace is Judygr64

Congratulations Judy!

Stay tuned for the next giveaway that will held in late July to coincide with a feature on

** FABULOUS SUMMER PORCHES**

If anyone out there would like to have their summer porch featured here, please email me.
I am looking for good quality photos of inviting comfy porches with lots of color!

03 July 2008

Last chance to sign up for the giveaway prize!

Yep, LAST CHANCE--drawing to be held JULY 6th! Sign up for the giveaway in the comment section of the Celebrating the strawberry season feature. Some of the feature items are already sold, but you can still take advantage of the others. Today I am posting a sweet tote that I designed with vintage Wilendur strawberries tablecloth fabric.
If you mention you saw it in my blog in your checkout, I will take 25% off the listed price!

Click here to go to the listing




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