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The Cottage JournalThe Cottage Journal

The Cottage Journal

Spring 2019

The Cottage Journal features decorating ideas, style tips, creative inspiration, and delicious recipes - and now you can enjoy every single page on the tablet! Create a warmer, more magical home with the beauty of nature and The Cottage Journal!

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
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ordinary treasures

Welcome spring! With the arrival of a new season, we invite you into this issue that truly captures the essence of home and is packed with cottage-style ideas for relaxed living. From charming gardens to comfy indoor spaces, we have you covered for fresh and inviting designs this season. The sunny California home in “Living in a Piece of History” on page 65 will have you lingering over bursts of color and flowery inspiration. The outdoor table, laden with a row of vases and pretty blossoms, is simple but stunning—perfect for entertaining outdoors in the garden. And this petite 1926 home just happens to be a South Hollywood bungalow with a bit of its own history.Fresh paint, fewer walls, and wider doorways were exactly what the 1960s home in…

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spring awakens

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”—– Lewis Grizzard ■…

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cottage style in bloom

Filling a hanging basket with a bunch of your favorite blooms is a simple way to cheer up your front porch this spring. To keep the flowers looking fresh, place the stems in a small jar filled with water and then place the jar inside the basket. To add depth to your door display, mix and match a few floral varieties. Choose a color scheme and group like blooms together to create a coordinated, cohesive bouquet. Don’t be afraid to branch out from the classic wicker basket—galvanized tin adds a note of country charm here—and choose a receptacle that reflects your personal style. Finish your arrangement off with a ribbon in a complementary color to tie everything together. ■…

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artfully arranged

No one knows how the flower frog got its name. While it’s assumed that the moniker arose from a physical resemblance and the fact that they can often be found in water, their amphibious features end there. Despite their unassuming appearance, these tiny treasures—once a popular tool for florists—are now a favorite among collectors.Also known as flower blocks, flower bricks, flower holders, and flower arrangers, the pieces are typically placed in water at the bottom of a vase or other container and allow for the accurate and precise placement of each and every flower. And whereas alternatives like floral foam often need to be disguised, flower frogs are easy to conceal within the container—or, in some cases, are incorporated into the design.According to some sources, the use of…

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longing for the sea

Whether you grew up by the coast or you make it a point to visit the beach as often as possible, everyone has that longing for the water. For Tracey Rapisardi, the calming attributes of the sea led to a design aesthetic shaped by the ocean. As a self-taught artist and designer, Tracey uses her talents and creativity to bring her love for all things coastal into the homes she designs. In her book, Simply by the Sea, she shares the magic and charms of living on the water. Comfortable interiors welcome family and friends from Maine to Florida as Tracey’s designs complement the natural beauty of coastal living at its best. With 164 pages of gorgeous photography in cottage, classic, modern, and country styles, you’re sure to be…

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market finds

Garden stool from Frontgate, frontgate.com or 888-263-9850. Rustic Garden Flair Planter from Vietri, vietri.com or 919-245-4180. (PHOTO COURTESY OF VIETRI) Pillows and pouf from Pyar&Co., pyarandco.com or 872-808-2919. Copper watering can, floral tea towel, and vases from World Market, worldmarket.com or 877-967-5362. Botanical prints from World Market, worldmarket.com or 877-967-5362. Apron from Southern Marsh, southernmarsh.com. Flower platter, pitcher, and vases from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com or 800-309-2500. Flower napkin rings from April Cornell, aprilcornell.com or 888-332-7745. Cake stand from World Market, worldmarket.com or 877-967-5362. Hanging planters from Arhaus, arhaus.com or 866-427-4287.PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM BATHIEAND JOHN O’HAGANSTYLING BY KIM CHISELKO ■…

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