Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Cozy Cottage Christmas!

This is a weekend full  of shopping and creative energy!  Amazing holiday projects by The Mixie Chicks from California, Cassandra Van Curen and myself, Karen Hillman.  

There are a small 15 spots available, $300.00 per person.  Please contact me if you wish to know more details!  My email is

Just can't wait!! xoxoxo

A Few More Blissful Kozy Kottage Photos..

   Molly and Lilly made these chocolate covered pretzels for us and we indulged in them all weekend long!!

Here is the Soft and Beautiful Banner Molly painted over the doors in my bedroom!  So So Precious!

Our sweet friend Linda found out we were having a girl's weekend at The Kozy Kottage and she made us all one of these precious framed mini's!  It was so sweet of her to think of us!  We felt gifted all weekend long!  

Girls Only Karen's Kozy Kottage Weekend!

What a wonderful weekend I spent with my artist friends Francie and Molly and Molly's sweet daughter Lilly at my Kozy Kottage in Mount Dora! 

 It is my special "Happy Place" about 3 1/2 hours from where I live in South Florida.  I call it my Artist's retreat, and I light up every time I walk through the door!

We did fun projects all weekend!  Francie painted a plate rack and some details on my china cabinet, and Molly stenciled a beautiful banner on the wall in my bedroom that says "Dream"...(Photos soon!)

I baked homemade bread with Lilly and it was DELECTABLE!!  we served it with honey butter!

Lilly played with Satine, my sweet Standard poodle all weekend!!

Oh, when artful friends gather, there are always such wonderful gifts!!!  I received 2 of the most SPECIAL  treasured items ever!  This AMAZING 1950's Prom Gown from Francie which is so stunning, it will have it's own special place on a wall in my Kozy Kottage!

And THIS Beautiful Framed piece that Molly made for me!  We had found some old skeleton keys in a drawer and Molly used one for this project she had in mind!  She hand stitched the words and it is something I will cherish forever!

Sweet Lilly LOVES Vintage and had spoken for so long about wanting to come to the Kozy Kottage!  She was so excited!   I had wanted for a very long time to photograph Lilly...I knew she would be such a beautiful subject!  Here are just a few of the many beautiful shots I took! 


                     I call this shot "Lilly with a Lilly" sweet!    


                     And this I call "Kozy Kottage Queen"



        No girls weekend is complete without a little pampering!!  
         We did hand treatments and mud masks!  I wish I had a
          photo of all of us together!  

    I am always heavy hearted when I leave this little house, but the fun and love and memories remain within until the next time I open the door and say...."Hello Kozy!!"....  xoxoxo