Wednesday, July 14, 2010

~cottage color~

hello friends!

As per Ticking and Toile tradition....
.....the weather....

we had a nice break from the heatwave last week...
it was in the 70's all weekend & up till today...

today it's high 80's ... ahhhh....love it!


I came across this fun, colorful cottage....
and thought I would share it with you...
the homeowner also owns an antique store
& has a wonderful gift of display~


this is Kristi Stratton, owner of Hunt & Gather
in Minneapolis, MN


her style is so fun & full of color...
I love that she uses such unconventional
pieces in her kitchen & throughout her home
~you won't find anything out of a bigbox store here!


and I am loving the wood on the walls.....
I do believe this is my latest obsession.....

~note to self~
.....must put wood on my walls....



oooooooh....I just noticed I have the same
trophy thingy!

this is her pantry....she is very creative...
wouldn't  you say???

I wonder how long mine could look
 that neat & tidy???


this is the cutest pink cabinet....


she really has a way with mixing all the colors
together....she mixes pink, yellow, blue & green
and the results look fantastic....



I like that she grounds everything in white....
white floors & trim....


fun place huh??

~*~

well....the last 4 days around here have been
pretty crazy.....I've felt like a live in nurse....

we picked up our 12 & 14 year old daughters
from girls camp this last Saturday and

Madi...


was dehydrated & suffering from heat exhaustion
{remember the weather was hovering around 100
here last week....and where the camp was as well}

she hadn't drank much of anything for a day or 2....
in extreme heat & while being very physically active....

so she was very ill....we pumped her full of
gatorade & popsicles & water of course
all Saturday...

by Sunday morning she was "flushed" a symptom
of dehydration that causes your whole body to be bright red.....and puffy..... quite puffy....and had a temperature from 99 to 103 back down to 99 by nighttime.....

we kept a very close eye on her
& nursed her back to health 

today she is pretty much 80 - 90% back to normal......
thank God!  nothing like a little excitement.....to make a mom worry....

and today I'm cleaning sheets {that would be our sheets}
our comforter...
and our "flowy & romantic" dust ruffle....

yep....it's all been christened by the sickie...

~note to self~
.....do not let sick children into my bed......;)


well I'm off to swim with my girls.....



Enjoy the rest of your week!




xo,



Shellagh




{all photo's country living}


46 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Hope your girls are feeling better. I know how that feels. Thanks for sharing this ladies beautiful home. Our temps are back into the high 30's and with the humidity we are in the 40's. Don't you just love summer.

Rosebud and Bluebells said...

Sorry to hear your daughter was unwell, it sounds quite scary. So glad to hear she is ok again, Kids, they just don't realise how important water is especially in the summer. You are enjoying heat whilst we are in the midst of the cold. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Donnaxx

It's me said...

Hope your girl feeling better right now Shellagh.....what a beautiful home this lady have !!!!.....it is also hot in Holland well more than 30 degrees the whole time !!!........have a happy fun summertime darling with lots of fun !!!....love ...Ria...

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Shellagh,

What an inspiring little home that Shop Owner Kristi has. Everything is just adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

sissie said...

Oh it's so awful when our children are sick and of course they always want to be in our bed!
I do hope your girls are feeling better.

I love the colorful cottage house and kitchen photos. It would be fun to visit and just take it all in.

hugs
Sissie

Ms. Bake-it said...

Poor Madi! Glad to hear she is already back on the road to full recovery! What a cute cottage.

~ Tracy

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh....I love that little cottage. The pink cabinet. The wood covered walls. I have that goose light. It was in my house for a long time and then I put it out on the back deck. I might need to bring it back in the house. So glad you daughter is better. That is soooo scary.

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, that's pretty scarry for a mom! I'm so glad she's feeling better.
Great photos, so much to look at!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Enjoyed the tour ~ I used to live in MN and will check it out next time we visit.

Glad your daughter is ok and you can go back to being mom and not Florence Nightengale.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gail said...

I'm so glad your dd is on the mend. However, I would give those camp counselors a big huge piece of my mind. They should have been more responsible!
Glad she's ok.....

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

So glad that your daughter is back on her feet. Poor lil' kid:( I love that pantry!!!! I am now looking at mine in a whole different way. Thanks for the inspiration:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

That is scary, glad she is back to good health! My son hit his head over the weekend, blood pouring everywhere. He was fine but phew, they do like to worry us and keep us on our toes huh?
That cottage is absolutely charming, I love it!
~Michelle

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Sure hope your Madi is back to herself by now. That is a little scarry.
Loved the cottage you featured. It would make a great beach or lake house. I love wood on walls too and could use some of her other creative display ideas too.

Lacy said...

Very fun house!
I'm glad your daughter is doing well. I love girls camp so I hope it doesn't damper her for next year!

Rebecca said...

Love the home and shop!

Sooo sorry about your girl being sick. SCARY for sure.

Blessings for better days...

Love to you~

Rebecca

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Shellagh,
What a fun and eclectic style Kristi has! Her whole house is kind of like a cool kids playroom with all the fun pastel colors...very cool and very pretty!!
I'm glad your Madi is feeling better. I've never heard of that happening...how scary! I have a little Maddie, too...she's nine. :)
Have a wonderful day swimming with your kids!
Hugs ~ Jo

P.S. Now your just showing off with the nice weather (lol)!! It's 103 degrees here today and is supposed to get up to 106 on Saturday and Sunday!! Ughhhhh!!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Shellagh, what a scare!
Glad your Madi is on the
mend!!! I LOVE Hunt & Gather
and if you ever come to MN
I will take your there! I
haven't been in a while, so
your post has got me thinking....
I need to go! Thanks : )
xx Suzanne
PS: E-mail me about tea next
month! privetandholly@gmail.com

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Loved the cottage, she does have a knack for using colors!

So glad your daughter is feeling better, they do tend to give you a scare at times don't they?

Rondell

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I just love that sweet little cottage. Which is odd for me, considering it's bursting with color and I'm pretty much a white gal.

Awwww, your poor baby! Awww, your poor linens!

XOXO,
Anne

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi shellagh, so stressful whem our babies are not themselves as we know them to be.
This post was a big change for you as well with all this retro kitchy pieces, a real treasure hunt of a shop!
Thank you for sharing :)
No surprise that it would excite us though!
xoxo
Dore

June said...

What a worry this must have been for you! I am so happy to hear that Madi is doing a little better and that the weather has cooled off for you over there! It was too darn hot for you.
hugs

Tina said...

Shellagh, I am so sorry to hear your sweet girl has been unwell, always such a worry:( Hope she is feeling better by the time you read this. One positive about the washing is, I imagine it would dry pretty quickly in the lovely warm weather you are having!! Thanks for sharing the lovely pics of the gorgeous shop!! Hope you enjoyed your swim:) ~ Tina xx

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~Better days ahead you hope! Dang, I remember when you picked her up and said Madi wasn't feeling well.Poor lil Chick glad to hear she is doing better.

Darling lil Cottage you found I love it! Kristi has some awesome things I see many I would love to have.~Cheers Kim

Diane said...

What a fun and happy place to visit!
Diane

Zaira said...

Hi shellagh! I hope Madi is feeling beter today... I heard you a bit worried. i enjoyd this house so much, so full of colour and joy. I love wood on walls too, but could not put it in my home unfortunately.....maybe the next one??

Hugs to you my friend.
Zaira xx

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love the cottage pics! She really does have a way with color! I love the photo with the pretty quilt on the wall and the periwinkle blue wicker chair and the yellow dresser. I think what works is that they are mostly pastels. Take good care of that daughter of yours! Isn't it so worriesome when they get sick? The "Joys of Parenthood"!~Hugs, Patti

GWENDOLYN said...

Love the cottage pictures. So charming! I love the name of her store too... Hunt and Gather. That's so what I do when shopping.
Blessings~
Gwen:)

Wendy said...

Hope the girls are feeling better. Our Maddie leaves for camp next week, will remind her to drink plenty of H2O!
Charming cottage pictures and love her choices of colors.

Anita said...

Love all the very cool things in kristi's house!! I am in love with all her vintage finds and the colors, etc. So glad I came over here! Hope everyone is feeling better! Anita @ Far Above Rubies

Rosie said...

Hoping your babies are better now...so hard when our little people aren't well...sorry to hear of the christening...oh it's probably even nicer now...Happy Friday Dear...love Rosie

My Shabby Passion said...

Shellagh-
Please call me!
Michelle

Marydon said...

So glad your daughter's are doing well now, Shellagh! That is scary for sure.

I love your friends bright & interesting decor ...

Our GIVEAWAY ends Sunday, pop by.
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN~ Marydon

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Thank goodness your daughter is doing better! That was a very frightening situation and a dangerous one!
Just catching up on blogs and love the pictures on this post.
Also, the garden post (Diane's garden) ..oh my! What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

In Georgia we are enduring the humid 90's that are summer to us - ugh- glad your daughter is better!

she dreams big! said...

I'm not surprised that Kristi's home is as fun as her shop! I just got back from a trip to Hunt & Gather for the 1st time and was awestruck! The best couple of hours I spent! Plan on returning again when I go to Junk Bonanza!

Take care of those girls!

Sherry said...

Thanks so much for sharing the lovely cottage with all of the wonderful color. I will have to try to be a little braver with the use of color. I hope your daughter is well now.
Blessings

Kim said...

What a fun place Kristi has! I'm glad you got your daughter hydrated--that sounds kind of scary.

Cindy said...

Hi Shellagh, What a cute cottage you have shown us here. I love it, I could move into that right now and be SO happy!
Sorry to hear that your girls have been so sick, wow being dehydrated can be very scary, huh? When my daughter was going through chemo, when she was a teenager, she became dehydrated after every treatment and we took her to emergency so many times. I'm glad to hear that they are on the mend.
Not a fun way to spend your summer, huh.
Hugs, Cindy S

the vintage wren said...

Ooh, yummy color... Love it. Thanks for sharing this lovely fun home. Glad your daughters are feeling better, there's nothing more awful than when our children are ill. Take Care, Carrie

Jo Nelson said...

HI! I'm new to your blog and am trying to catch up. I did see the gorgeous setee you painted and recovered so I had to read about that. Then I noticed the bed skirt on the bed. Can I ask where you got it? I'm trying to find one like that - one with many gathers and shabby chic looking. I found one at Pottery Barn but it is $79 - a little steep I think. Anyway, I love your blog. Thanks for your help and keep up the good work.

cityfarmer said...

gotta give those shop keepers tons of credit!


hats off!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love your blog!
I am signing up to follow!
Have a wonderful afternoon!
Leticia

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Her homes colors just put a smile on my face. And I'm so glad to hear your girls feeling better too!

fairmaiden said...

Heat exhaustion is very serious and scary. I had a heat stroke when I was 19 yrs. old while camping in the mountains in 103 degree weather and I was off biking alone on my trek. I only lived I believe because of God. My parents did not take me to the hospital...I should have been taken and hooked up on I.V's for rehydration. By the time I got home and went to the hospital it was too late the Doctor said ...damage was done. It took a very very long time for my body to feel normal again. I still have to be careful in hot weather. Sounds like you got your daughter just in time to nurse her back to health. She may be more sensitive to heat now for the rest of her life. I would be mad that the camp leaders did not keep the kids hydrated. It is dangereous. I'm glad she is okay.

Urban Farmgirl said...

Hope your sweet girl is feeling better! And I love that cottage, too! And guess what?? The painted floors are coming along, I can't wait to have time to post about it! You MUST do it, I am so in love with it, I wish I would have done it sooner!

Anyhoo...did you see my giveaway today? Hop over to my blog and get your name in!

~mary~

Tracey said...

Hi Shellagh! Hope everyone is feeling back to 100% now!!! This home you featured is amazing!!! WOW! Such creativity!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

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