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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 13, 2010

Cottage Garden Decor

This bathroom has been a long time coming....when we moved my parents in and
added on to our house on the ground floor for them...we were able to build a bathroom
on the second floor where we now would be.
I mostly used things that I had to decorate with....old garden items....a newly painted old piece of picket fence....
a leftover hoe that was missing a handle....
The cabinet was an old cabinet that held a playstation when the boys were young...the shelf...borrowed from my mom and newly painted...
But I did get new towels with little ruffles on them from Target's Shabby Chic line. I love them...don't use them...but I love them.

The little green bird was sent to me from my wonderful friend in Kansas city...every time I visit her I want to redo my house! Her house is beautiful from top to bottom! Thank you Gina!
The large white piece was from a thrift store and a steal...yipeee....painted it white....ocean green inside and added new knobs.

I have lots of old plates....so they now adorn the walls...

Playing along with these great blog parties! Please visit for inspiration....you will love what you see. And the hostesses are absolutely wonderful!
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ ~Hi Kathleen!
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/~ Hi Gina!
http://lbratina.blogspot.com/ ~Hi Leigh!



Blondie's Journal said...

You did a beautiful job on the bathroom, Debbie. I love the shade of blue paint...very tranquil but still cheery {if that is possible!}

Love the cabinet and shelf and all of your pretty accessories, including the hoe!!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your cottage garden decor.
I sure wish I had room enough in my bathroom for that big white cabinet. Love it all.


Gayle said...

Absolutely perfect and so soothing.

Olive said...

Lovly large bathroom.That cabinet was a great find. Happy WW! ♦olive

Kathy said...

Just love the color of your bathroom! The white furniture and accents go perfectly! Just love it!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love the color you chose for this bathroom and the white accents add just the perfect finishing touch!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
I found this on White Wednesday...what a fabulous blog!
I have an art blog, but I also have an inspirational blog called I Owe it All to Him...there is a link Party Fri-Sun...(I left a big window of time). Anyway, all I'm asking is for people to post a favorite Bible verse on their blog and link it up...I'd love for you to join us...

The people are great about visiting the various blogs and leaving comments...neat group of faith-filled people.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful bathroom. LOVE the color you chose, and the white trim just makes it all look so clean and crisp.

Sandi said...

So funny Debbie. I love those towels too, but can't imagine using them. LOL I have the shabby chic shower curtain make like that and I love it!

Love your whites today! Happy WW!!

the old white house said...

Your bath is beautiful! Love the chippy additions like the hoe hanger! I would freak out the first time I saw dirt covered hands heading towards those towels! Everything looks wonderful! Happy WW! Theresa

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Great decor and love the color!! AND Love the hoe... what a great idea!! :)

Denise Marie said...

adorable decor! love the idea that you painted the inside of the cabinet.

Simple Home said...

Your new bathroom looks wonderful. I love the beachy colors. I hope all is well.

★Carol★ said...

I wouldn't let anyone touch those pretty ruffly towels either! That bathroom is simply stunning, and just cottagey perfect!
Happy WW!

Anne Lorys said...

What a fabulous job you've done!
So lovely, it's like a gorgeous white oasis.

And of course you don't use those yummy towels! ;-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

One Shabby Old House said...

The blue on your wall is so cheerful. It makes all the white so lovely. I can't believe that you found something affordable at a thrift shop. That is an awesome piece. I am finding that the thrift shops are more expensive than the antique stores. So be thankful for your thrift stores girlie!

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Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love the wall color! You have done a beautiful job!

Diann said...

Hi Debbie!

Oh, your bathroom turned out wonderful! Love that shade of blue and the white just looks beautiful! All the pretty details are lovely.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love your bathroom!

It turned out so pretty~the color on the walls is almost identical to my bathroom.

Angie said...

I love this bathroom! It is so fresh and cheery. I love it all, but especially the pretty plates hung on the walls and that awesome cabinet!

Julie said...

I love your bath. The blue is so pretty and I am lovin your whites.
The frilly towels are so girly looking!! Love the white armoire/cupboard!!! GREAT post...Enjoyed myself...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks so much for coming by my blog--I was so happy to see you!
I've been in New Orleans since Katrina, but I'm from California...lived in Granada Hills...I was wondering where you're at.
Praying for you and sending blessing to you and your beautiful family!

nannykim said...

this is so cute. I love the little shelf, the wardrobe thingy, and the towels and mirrors. I didn't know Target had a shabby S. area!

Ginger said...

Hi Debbie:
I haven't been by for awhile (just not blogging much) so I have to go back and read some of your older posts.
I love your bathroom. The wall color is really nice, and you decorate like a pro.

Unknown said...

Great job Debbie! how long did it take for you to redo your bathroom?

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love everything about this bath... those towels are delish...love the china....the wall color... Tooo CUTE!

Warm blessings,