Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Meeting - Donna of Conghaile Cottage

Good morning staff! How was your weekend? Are you ready for the holiday festivities? Me...NOT! I did make 63 cards this weekend, packaged up over 23 packages and filled out the most custom's forms ever! Oy! Next year I will start in June, next year I will start in June, next year I will start in June! Remind me I said this! Tomorrow I will schlep everything to the post office and stand in line with all the other last minute ding dongs! hee, hee, hee, giggle, snort!

Ok, so let's get on with our meeting shall we?

This week I am delighted to introduce you to a new friend of mine, Donna of Conghaile Cottage. Conghaile is Gaelic for Connolly and you can pronounce it that way. Ok...so I thought that was totally cool and then....I saw the house!!!!!!!!! Ya'll know I go totally crazy bunny wonky over cute cottages right? Well HELLO!!!!!!!!!! Get a load of her house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breathe Shell, breathe....

I can't breathe! Check out the side door!!!! There's a swoopy roof and a round windows and cute little characters to greet you on the steps and..and...and...!!!  Her husband hand split all the wood for the roof!!!! Oh be still my heart...

When I first met Donna I asked her if the picture on her blog was her house because I was about to pass out over how incredible it was! I think I might pass out again just looking at these photos.Then I learned that Donna and her husband build one of a kind magical places like this! After 10 years in construction, I have the greatest appreciation for what goes into building a home. The work they do is 100 more times more intensive than anything I ever did. I would love to walk through their home and just soak it all in. Of course, I would probably never leave and they would have me arrested for stalking.

Then I learned that she is a bunny lover!!! She put these fabulous bunny dishes on her Christmas wish list. Sweet!
Donna also designs and keeps incredible gardens. Now that is something we don't have in common as I am a terrible gardener. Although, I do enjoy garden viewing, tea and wine in the garden, bunnies in the garden, garden smells... so maybe that counts? hee,hee,hee.

Hop over and visit with Donna. She blogs about many beautiful and enchanting things. I know you will enjoy your stay. Tell her Shell and the bunnies said hi!

Have a fun and magical week everyone. And oh, by they way, I appreciate you visiting with me so very much! You are a most excellent staff! (Di it was so fantastic to chat with you live and hear your voice!)

Meeting adjourned.
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

20 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Shell. I do believe I just fainted for a little while. That cottage is fabulous. You could live in the East wing and I could live in the West wing! I's wonderful. I'm going to visit Donna now and explore her blog. Thanks for the introduction, my dear. Talk to you soon.
xoxo
Donna, Kes and Fezzik

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Oh my gosh, that is such an enchanting house!! I want to live there! Talk about something out of a fairy tail. It's so beautiful!

Allie said...

Oxygen....I need oxygen....oh my gosh I want to live in that cottage forever. Thank you SO much for introducing her - I'm off to become a stalker, er, I mean follower!

Ann Nichols said...

What a fabulous house - it is enchanting! I can't wait to hop on over to see more! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Blessings!
Ann
PS Be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!!

Allie said...

I meant to comment about starting to make things in June - but the pic of the cottage knocked it clean out of my mind. You know Shell, I think it would be a good idea to have some weekly thing next summer to get us motivated to actually make gifts for Christmas early. Maybe I'll start an online club for it! Think I'll remember, lol?

Jade said...

I know those bunny dishes! I have some, only mine are printed in green. The pattern is called Bunny Toile, and if it wasn't so darn pricey, I'd have every single dish in that pattern. :)

As to starting early for Christmas, I absolutely refuse (with the exception of handmade gifts that may take a while to make). For me, Christmas activities do not take place until after December 1st. I may just get in under the wire on a lot of stuff, but I'd rather deal with it in December than any other time of year.

Hugs to you and snuggles to Sugie and Harrington!

Jo in TAS said...

It's striaght out of a storybook! I'm imagining how much creativity would ooze from my veins living in that cottage! Gorgeous!!

Sherri said...

Shell, that "cottage" is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! I can't even begin to imagine living in such an exquisite cottage!! I love, love, love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us and I'll be going to visit Donna's blog soon!

Betta sp said...

wooooow....truly beautiful cottage in the snow i've ever seen:)

Jessica said...

So beautiful! The detail looks unbelievable!

Whimsey Creations said...

That house looks wonderful - I want to go with you when you visit!

Hef's Mom said...

I have seen those dishes! I saw them in Hendersonville NC, when I was there. I contemplated buying them but couldn't manage them and my mother on the plane! I also love the house! I don't think I could get Hef's dad to agree to that kind of house!

tfangel said...

Oh my, that is an awesome house! I am so envious, it's so magical.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OMG Shell, you are "TOO GOOD TO ME"!!! I am a bit overwhelmed here and I want to HUG everyone for their sweet compliments... Thank you SO much for making me part of your Wonderful World over here. "I just LOVE IT"!!! "I REALLY,REALLY,REALLY Want FOLLOWERS"... and You have given me quite a few new ones, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR "Everything"!!!
Giant Hugs to You,
Donna

Jillayne said...

Oh my - what a place! I would love, love, love to live in a house like that. I'm passing out with ya!
I also like that pottery - it's charming and sweet but not over the top.
Have fun in your line-up; I'm sure you'll have them all laughing before you get to the front!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Baloney. It's all Photo Shop. If anyone lives in there it is the old meany who pops you in the oven - right from Hansel and Gretel.

There - now I am happier in my dump.

Great meeting. next time have some Cinnamon Bunns!

Brenda Kula said...

That house is incredible! Looks straight out of a storybook.
Brenda

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

OMG that is one of theeee CUTEST houses EVER....

Maggey and Jim said...

Doesn't it look like a nice place for a Hobbit?? Love it, almost doesn't look real..
Maggey

pussman said...

Those dishes are on my Christmas wish list to next year! I only wish I knew the manifaturer of these dishes??

Happy New Year! You have a lovely blog!