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Karla Nathan
Lawrence, KS
I am a Lawrence, Kansas artist with a love for anything vintage and pretty.
Interests: hobbies: **art (or is that a life force, not a hobby?)** gardening** watching way too much tv** floating around on lake clinton in our boat, especially in the moonlight** writing** collecting old wallpaper and millinery** playing with my little fairy girl, sugarwings** junking/auctions** redoing my home -over and over, it is a work in progress and i hope it never ends** talking (and sometimes singing -badly) to dorkies**
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Hope is the best, when youre ready for a redo, shes the one to call!
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Texas is great junking, and such nice people! That wouldve been nice, Erica. Im hoping to teach a class at the ranch, so plan on coming back again.
Toggle Commented yesterday on May Day Blessings to you at Karla's Cottage
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This is our third year with chickens, and our first fairy egg. I felt lucky to get it!
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Recently, when I gathered eggs, I found an itsy bitsy one nestled in amongst the regular eggs. This one was so little, it looked like a sparrow had snuck in and played a joke on us. Some of our hens... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
We were happy to add to the party, even in a small way. What a weekend!
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My older sister was a Mayday queen when she was little, but I never really saw any celebrations of the holiday myself. I always wanted to, so now I make sure to do a little something each year.
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Thanks, Pallas. I had so much going on along my side bar, I think this helps.
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Thanks, I was happy that Hope thought of it!
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Hope helped me clean up my side bar recently. I asked her about adding some little buttons in a block that held all of my "follow me" links instead of having the long row of ugly connections that were on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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When I realized I'd be in Texas on May Day, I knew I had to make up some baskets for all of the guests at the Whitworth Ranch Retreat. Dewdrop and I had just been discussing May baskets and I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Around here, school gets out at 1:30 on Wednesdays. And if I'm lucky, that is my day to play hooky from work in the afternoon and pick Sugarwings up. Since this Wednesday was Earth Day, we decided to plant something... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Youd think so, wouldnt you, Erica? Not all do that. Somerset publications do, but they often lose your artwork or keep it for years... Romantic Homes never sent me one, Romantic Country did. None of the other Harris Publications did, Country Accents, Small Room Decorating, Paint, etc. Where Women Create sent some for a give away, and so did Country Sampler Home Tour. They were great, and sent a big stack. Plus were so good to work with, very friendly and helpful!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on A Daphne's Diary Surprise at Karla's Cottage
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Well, there was no link to my blog, so Im groupie-less.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on A Daphne's Diary Surprise at Karla's Cottage
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Oh, Lynn, Im so sorry to hear about your tooth too. The more I talk about mine, the more other people I hear from with similar problems. Im sorry to hear you dont have insurance!! I know this is going to cost me a ton even with insurance. Good luck.
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True, its a matter of curtesy, Jeannie!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on A Daphne's Diary Surprise at Karla's Cottage
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No, honestly it is NOT wrong, this is the way the industry works. The photos and story were bought and paid for by the magazine to the stylist and the photographer and they were credited for it. I signed a form giving them my permission to do this at the photo shoot. The magazine had nothing but nice things to say about me, there was no slander, there was no copyright infringement. Im glad that Fifi and Mark have sold the photos multiple times, good for them, they are talented and took good photos. And it is a compliment to my home too. My only point is that it is sad that so often, homeowners arent informed when the pictures are published even the first time. If the publication is the perk they do it for, it is sad to miss out on it. When my home was first in Country Almanac, ages ago, I remember looking at the stands every single time I went to the grocery store, waiting to see where and when it would show up. I didnt even know which magazine it would be, only that it was Harris Publications, who own quite a few. There is nothing to sue and no reason to sue anyone, and Im not mad. Its kind of funny, Ive had quite the chuckle out of it.
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A while back, Fifi and Mark styled and photographed my home. The pictures were in Romantic Country and Country Sampler Home Tours. When you sign a release, you have no ownership of the pictures and it is a good thing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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We had a laid back Easter, pretty simple and lots of fun. With time for crafting and egg decorating in the afternoon, which is alway a plus for me. Walmart sells these plastic eggs that are great to embellish and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
I hope that the weather is good and my yard is blooming for everyone. But please remember, Patty, our house is old, and the yard is big, and we are pretty casual. Its far from perfect, our grass is more weeds than grass,and the beds are pretty wild!
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You know what I love most about Spring? That the views change daily. Just a bit ago, I posted about repainting the yellow brick road, and the flower bed was dull and gray. Spring popped out some colors and brightened... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Congrats to Pallas! I'll tell Adam that my advice worked.
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I hope we see you here someday, Joey! Ive hear a lot about Jeffs family from Beth, you all sound like a fun group. Now, are you our soap fairy who gave us the gift basket? I see that you have soap in your email address. Beth says the basket is just lovely, thanks, if it was you! ps- Im a Jo too, and always wished my middle name was my nickname, I wanted to be a Joey
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Ha! Pallas, your grand sounds a lot like mine. Those little ones just dont understand how our bodies are aging, Dewdrop is always telling me just how old I am looking. If I had any vanity, she sure would wreck it for me!
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On vacation?! Thats too bad Louise! But the bad that things that happen on trips become the funny stories we tell later on, dont they?
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Periodontal disease can cause so many difficulties, Im sorry to hear that, LindaSonia. And it is my gums that are the problem more than my crowns that are the problem. Ive had a couple gum surgeries in the past and now there is only so much good tissue left. I will have a higher gum line than before, so my teeth will look longer.
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