Guest Post – Fox Hollow Cottage

Good morning All!  TGIF, ey?

I’ve been so busy getting ready for the sale that I haven’t had enough time to write posts this week and I’m so sorry for that.  I’m going to have to wait until next week to share more pictures with you of what I’ve created for the sale this weekend.  And of course, I’ll also share pictures from the sale too!

Since I didn’t want to end the week with no post at all, I asked the fabulous, and very funny, Shannon Fox from Fox Hollow Cottage to drop by and say hello to you!  She’s also here to share information about the awesome La Craie paint line she carries.  When all the dust settles from this sale, I’m gonna have to place an order with her and try it on some new projects!

So, without further adieu, take it away, Shannon:

Hi there Ironstone Nest Readers!

I’m Shannon and I blog at

I’m a little-bit-of-everything kind of blogger. 
I like to share DIY style projects we do on our home, fun crafts and thrifty finds I discover.

Our house is older (1920’s) and had been sadly neglected. 
It needed a considerable amount of work by the time we came along.

One of the biggest projects we’ve tackled in it, would have to be the kitchen!

This is our before…
It was really just an jumbled mess of scabbed together cabinets and a whole bunch of ugly! Lucky for us, we were able to work on it before we ever lived in the home. 
(Thank gosh!)

Our After…
There was so much we did, a basic gut job!
We had our challenges for sure and it was a true, real-deal 
DIY job accomplished by my hubby, my dad & I.

I was fortunate enough to find a chandy I had been coveting online in a little boutique that was having a lighting sale. 
For tons less!!!!
It was sold as fast as my eyes focused on it.
This is the second home it has hung in.
After several years of struggling with my cabinet doors I recently decided to ditch them! I love them so much more open, where I can enjoy my things.

Unfortunately… our poor little house 
came with a few ugly bathrooms too.

Like, really, really, REALLY ugly!

{both have since been renovated!}

You know, I don’t think I realized how MANY projects I’ve documented in the last year, until I had to try and pick a few.
I have them all listed in on my blog under
Projects & Tutorials
It’s full of things like these…

In August, I became a retailer for a gorgeous new paint being imported from Europe by
The Maison Blanche Paint Company.

It’s called La Craie.

La Craie, meaning “the chalk” in french, is now available in the US and it’s the most wonderful paint.
It’s an easy to use, beginner friendly product.
No prep.
No priming.
Just the good part . . . the PAINTING!

It applies like a dream with a wonderful flow and is so workable.  I just adore it.  I’m completely spoiled now.

It’s available in 28 luxe shades.
Including Debutante, shown below

We also offer a buttery smooth wax in four shades. 
This is “Amber” and it imparts a candle lite glow.


I have lots more to share… but I don’t want to impose 
on my hostess anymore.
Thanks so much for having me!

If you’d like to stop by and visit me at Fox Hollow Cottage blog I’d be happy to have you.
I also hang out on Facebook. Lots.
Sometimes, I even have impromptu freebie giveaways ;)
Hope you can pop in and introduce yourself.

Actually, I’m all over. Take your pick…
{I get around. hehe}


Happy Fall!


I’m so very grateful you stopped by today, Shannon.  Thank you for taking the time to come over to our Nest.  Your blog has always been an inspiration to me and I hope my readers will stop by your blog and discover it for themselves!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you for reading!



  1. So happy to stop in today and visit :) Thanks for having me.

  2. Shannon, is a sweetie! Love her blog.

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