Category Archive: Springtime

May 06

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Vintage Mama’s Cottage has been a busy place the past few months! We’ve been working on several new projects in the studio, setting up websites and online shops, and creating fun new designs for babies, kids, and moms as well as a few home decor accessories and art journals. Some days …

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Apr 20

Favorite Things: Laundry on the Line

I know it is kind of “old-fashioned” to hang my laundry outside on a sunny spring day, but after all I am a “Vintage Mama” and I’ve been hanging out laundry for a really long time. I do lots of things the “old-fashioned” way, like hand-washing our dishes (especially now that I have discovered that …

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Apr 08

Spring into Nature Giveaway

Even though it has been rainy and cold here for the past several days (yesterday it felt like a blizzard AGAIN!), I know that spring will soon arrive with all of the hope and blessing of new life. And now we have the opportunity to participate in this month’s giveaway, sponsored by Katherine of Katherine’s …

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Apr 06

Favorite Things: Spring Rain

Usually spring rain is one of my favorite things. But this week, it really hasn’t stopped raining . . . at all . . . since last Saturday actually, when we had a blizzard. I guess the rain is better than snow blowing 40 miles per hour, sideways, stinging the windows and piling up in …

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Mar 23

Favorite Things: Easter Traditions

We have made Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday for many, many years. Even though I’ve never learned how to make a pie crust, I’ve always been really successful with yeast breads. Having grown up with very few family traditions, one of my priorities with my own children was to establish a few traditions, especially …

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Mar 09

“Beyond the Bunny” by Julie from Happy Home Fairy

As a mom and grandma (Vintage Mama covers it all!) I have always been interested in finding fun projects to do with my kiddos. So in addition to doing the typical, everyday activities like reading together, family fun night, chores, piano lessons and athletic practices, it is fun to do a few creative projects, too. …

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Apr 16

The Garden is Calling

Many years ago I discovered a gardening book where I first read about square foot gardening. I was immediately intrigued with the concept, probably because I had always planted my gardens the “old fashioned” way. Long rows, side by side, with lots and lots of room between the rows for WEEDS. I did not find …

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Mar 26

Making Stuff for Spring

Here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage we are always on the look-out for fun craft projects to share with our readers. As much as we would like to say that all of the best ideas come from our design studio, that is just not possible! If you are thinking about getting crafty this spring, or if …

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Mar 17

Wearin’ o’ the Green

With it being St. Patrick’s Day, we are all claiming to be a little bit Irish . . . . well, I actually am a little bit Irish as my Grandpa Dailey’s ancestors were originally from County Westmeath and in the south west of Cork, Ireland. Although I haven’t had an opportunity to do “official” …

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May 09

Thursday Favorite Things: Spring Cleaning (Washing Windows)

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 It may seem strange to some people, but one of my MOST favorite things to do in the spring is to wash the windows. This morning the sun is shining and it is absolutely PERFECT outside our little lake house. Not too hot, not too cold, not windy or rainy . . . . just …

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Apr 23

Springtime Inspiration for Tuesday: Window Boxes

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This is what my window boxes looked like in the house we lived in before we moved here to Indiana.  We had a blue Victorian two-story house with white trim, black shutters, and white window boxes. Every spring we would fill the boxes all around the house with red and white impatiens, a few trailing …

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Apr 10

Wordless Wednesday: Hopeful

Forking the veg patch

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