Monday, May 5, 2014

Prairie angel

There was much delight and joy around Jasper's Cottage this weekend. First of all, little Shifu Peanut is feeling much better after his operation and the ear is healing nicely. It's still a little crumpled, it usually stands straight up, but we hope it will be back to normal soon.

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.

Do you recognize the blue floral basket that I drooled over 2 months ago in Target? It's mine now! Mr. French came along on the shopping trip because he needed to pick up a few things to redo our shower. Normally I kind of like shopping alone but this time it was ok that he was there because he insisted that I get the larger white floral basket as well. I said no at first but then I let him talk me into it. ;-) I also got a new comforter which looks great on our bed, not that you're going to see any pictures of the bedroom anytime soon. It's not blog ready to say nothing of being magazine ready. I've got a lot of work to do.

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 least that's the excuse that works for me!


  1. Love the basket,its pretty,happy you !!! Nice day !xoxo

  2. What a wonderful Prairie Angel!!! I'm sure you'll enjoy snuggling down on your new comforter and reading those magazines:)

    I have the bigger RA basket too, love it! I'm sure you'll have your home "magazine ready" soon, but as long as it's comfy to you that's what really matters:)

  3. wanted to let you know I just posted about the tart tins (tutorial) on my blog today! thanks for your interest in learning how to make these! xoxo, tracie


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