Another source of joy - the mailman brought me a very special present on Saturday. Remember how I mentioned that I missed out on the first issue of Prairie Style magazine a couple of years ago? Well, if you don't remember you can read all about it here. Anyway, someone wonderful and special and amazing read that blog post and just happened to have a few extra copies of the premiere issue sitting around her cottage and voila, she sent one to me. She's definitely my prairie angel and I thank her for not only sending the magazine (which I LOVE, btw) but for also being so sweet and encouraging through our email exchange last week. I definitely have a goal to get Jasper's Cottage "magazine ready" this year.
And that leads me to another joyful event that took place over the weekend - I finally got to go shopping for a few "pretties" for the cottage. There's been a loooooong dry spell on the shopping front this year so it was nice to be able to get a couple of things I'd had my eye on before they disappeared from the stores.
But you can catch a little glimpse of the beautiful new comforter as the background in this picture of the elusive premiere issue of Prairie Style from 2012. I'm so glad to have it, there are many gorgeous houses in there. My favorite house in the magazine is also featured on this blog - Dreamy Whites.
Here's my beloved blue floral basket being put to good use. I have so many "inspiration" decorating magazines and books, I may need a third basket...at least that's the excuse that works for me!