There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.
Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs. You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Kris's and my blog.
Today my guest is Tracie from Fishtail Cottage. Tracie has a pretty cottage style and I love to see how she repurposes vintage finds and uses them in her decor. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know Tracie better!
I first want to say how excited and honored I am about being featured over here at Must Love Junk! Not sure where to begin, I had to go back through some of the other features to see what I should share with you, but realized quickly that this post is just about being “real” about who I am! My name is Tracie and I began “Fishtail Cottage” blog in 2010.
It came about after several email exchanges with a very special lady Dore at Burlap Luxe about my garden. Dore encouraged me to share my passion of gardening the journey of decorating my home. After much thought, I went ahead and began to create Fishtail Cottage.
The Gardens here at Fishtail Cottage are very young. I began my landscape in 2006 when we first moved in. Because we built our home and the land was ‘clear cut’ – I started with just plain dirt, well I should say “clay”. I tried to think of the big picture and decided to put in the bones of the garden. I brought in truckloads of good soil and drew out how I wanted landscape to look in the years to come ~ very little was accomplished that first year other than grass, a rose terrace, concrete walkways and stairs and the fence. I couldn't help but plant some things like boxwood and a few bulbs to see some sort of green outside. But over the years the gardens have evolved quite nicely…and every year there is so much to look forward to seeing how it changes. Sharing with you some of my favorite photo’s of the garden this past year.
My home is another amazing transformation that has happened since I began blogging. Here are some of my favorite photo’s and projects I’ve accomplished over the past few years!
Looking back, it’s difficult to see my current life without the outlet sharing my creative world with others. This blog has given me a way to journal my ever evolving garden and home for myself! To see the changes over the past couple years is amazing. The friends (yes, friends) I’ve met online with similar interests has impacted me more than words can say. The encouragement and inspiration I’ve found in others has given me inner strength to attempt projects that I never would have dreamed I would try.
I hope that Fishtail Cottage has blossomed not just a Blog, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest but a resource for others to be inspired as well! There is still so much to look forward to discovering together! Thank you so much for coming over and taking the time to read about me!
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Tracie! Your gardens are just stunning!
Please stop over and visit Tracie at Fishtail Cottage, then pop over to Kris's blog to read about Debbie at Lakehouse!
Have a great day :)