Paper Crafts – Vintage Pieces for Collage/Altered Art – English Cottages in Summer

I love cottages, especially those of old England.  I found these and thought they were just perfect for a summer craft.  I hope you like them as well.  For the larger size click on graphic and then click again.

Summer Cottages Hanging Tags


Little Cottage

By Virginia Wauchope Bass

I know a little cottage
Where everything’s just right;
The windows bloom with tulips –
At dust there’s candlelight.
The knotted oak beside it
Is webbed with ivy leaves,
And honeysuckle tangles
In clusters round the eaves.

The friendly gate swings open
Against a low stone wall
Where quaint oldfashioned blossoms
Design a Paisley shawl;
And up the winding pathway
The stones with moss are grown –
I love that little cottage
Because it is my own!

Of course, with these cottages you need some flowers – These are pngs so you can use in any paint program. There are no drop shadows.

Flower 2 tuckdb org

Flower 5 tuckdb org

Flower 4 tuckdb org

Flower 3 tuckdb org

And you will also needs some birds –

Bird 2 May Bowley 1821 tuckdb org      Birds May Bowley 1821 tuckdb org

And, here are some scriptures about home life –

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.   Ecclesiastes 2:24  KJV

In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.   Proverbs 15:6 KJV

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.  Proverbs 17:1 KJV

The lady who serves the Lord:

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1 KJV

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.   Proverbs 31:21 KJV

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 KJV

“Little Cottage” poetry  found –  http://vestidoslindosatelier.tumblr.com/post/79357245

English Cottages and flowers courtesy of – http://tuckdb.org

Dove – courtesy of http://thegraphicsfairy.com

So good to have you visit, dear one, please come again anytime.  God bless!