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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
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23 September 2012

Free images!

It has been a great while since I shared some of the images from my graphic library, so thought that the Cottage Craft party over at Etsy Cottage Style blog would be a perfect time to share. Since next months party will be too close to Halloween to share these images, I am putting them up now to give you plenty of time to play in   your craft room with these!

for your treat bags--click to enlarge to full sixe

 a pair of vintage greeting cards




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17 September 2012

Late summer on the patio

This summer we revamped our patio area. It was mostly flagstone and every year we would have to pick it all up and relay it. After 5 summers, we got tired of all the work and decided to put down aggregate.

It was also an opportunity to invest in a new patio set along with a big offset umbrella. Our table seats up to 8 people very comfortably. We are in the process of finishing up a stone fire pit (which you can't see in the pic) which will afford us some nice late summer and early fall fires.


 I snapped a couple pics this morning of what is still looking amazing in my patio and garden!




95 degrees today here in western Oregon...we are having an indian summer! This warm weather is expected all week. At least now all my tomatoes will ripen as they were very late this year.


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