The 2018 holiday season activated the design fairy/domestic goddess here at The Cottage, inspired by holiday memories growing up on the farm, made so special by my artistic creative parents (their gift that keeps on giving). With gingerbread cookies on the buffet, candles on the dining table twinkling in the crystal chandelier, and Mama's Russian spiced tea simmering on the stove, I'm blessed with contentment in spite of missing my loved ones that crossed the Rainbow Bridge all too soon, but ever alive in mind and heart. . . they'll always be with me in spirit.