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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

25 June 2009

Your never too old....


A collection of vintage Greeting cards and Postcards!


In my pursuit of finding graphics that I could use in my designs,
I stumbled upon the world of gorgeous old postcards and greeting cards.
Most of what I found is at my fingertips on flickr and I have even joined some of the groups sharing what I have found in my antique and flea market hunts.
I have used many of them in my blog designs and even some etsy shop banners.
Here are a few, feel free to help yourself!







21 June 2009

Lots of new items this week!

I have been so busy!
I just added 19 new items to my website today!

Marionberry Cottage

here is a peek at 3 of them!~Moonlight and Roses Keepsake pillow~


~Country Cottage Oven dress kitchen towel~


~Jumbo summer porch pillow sham~

Lots more to see! Pop by for a visit soon!

Marionberry Cottage.com

I am always looking for your imput!
Feel free to leave me comments of what you like or what you would like to see
Leave your comments here or on my website





15 June 2009

Do you love roses?

Feast your eyes! I had the opportunity to visit Heirloom Rose Gardens with a friend this weekend! I took way too many pics to post here, but here a bunch of my faves! Below is a wonderful quotation that was on a sign in one of the themed gardens, it is so inspirational to me, I hope you enjoy the roses as much as I do!









To see more about Heirloom Rose Gardens, see the guest author post I did
on the French Cupboard blog

14 June 2009

Happy Flag Day


Fly your flag today!

06 June 2009

a wonderful feature!

Cindy from the Vintage Vignette did a wonderful blog feature on me! Check it out and leave a comment for her. Don't forget to check out her Etsy shop too, she has beautiful creations!

05 June 2009

Whoa..it was a heck of a storm

Last night western Oregon has an extremely rare weather event. I know this is something that many parts of the country (including parts of eastern Oregon) go through all the time. But we are used to mild weather, so this was BIG news and very frightening for many of us.
It was a gorgeous early summer day--When I drove home from an out of town meeting at 2pm, I could see those tall fluffy clouds hanging over the mountains. Usually they stay there, and if there is a storm, its in the mountains, never moves into the valley where we are.
Within an hour it was getting mighty cloudy and dark. I figured I would pull up the local weather radar--holy crap--the map was yellow and bright red just to the south of us, with severe thunderstorm warnings posted for 70mph damaging winds. I shut the computer down, turned on the local news, grabbed the step ladder and pulled the hanging flower baskets, and the flag down. 5 minutes later, back in the house, now the emergency broadcast is sounding with TORNADO warnings for my city directly in the path!! Folks, we DON'T have TORNADO'S here!!
I didn't even know what to do, so trying not to panic--I listened to what they said to do, and got under our big Victorian king bed. I see these two ears perk up--well the cat was already there--she knew where to be. With cell phone in hand, I was calling all the family in town.
The cat and I spent 15 scary minutes under that bed with the loudest wind I had ever heard in my 56 years. When I heard the wind quiet a bit I ventured out to a torrential downpour for at least 15 minutes.
It is estimated that we have about 2 inches of rain--that is about what we get all summer. The power was out for about an hour, and the bigger cities to the east and north of us Salem and Portland suffered power and flooding issues too.
I know this seems like OMG, we have that all the time in our part of the country, but try to compare it with snow in Hawaii--this stuff doesn't happen here!

I uploaded this pic from the local newspaper as I was just too scared to even pick my camera...

01 June 2009

Summer tote sale

I have been busy creating summer fun!

pop on over to Marionberry Cottage and take a peek!

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