About Me …


My love of decorating, crafts, and teaching others …

When our kids were younger, I worked evenings for an Interior Design Company accessorizing and decorating people’s homes.  I also worked for a major hobby/craft store and gave classes on how to make wreaths, flower arrangements, seasonal door decorations, gift wrapping bows, and girl’s hair bows.

Through the years I’ve continued decorating, but mostly  for our own home or for custom orders.


I was blessed with a full music scholarship to college and pursued a double major of both music and education before I left my Junior year to marry my sweetheart … or as Anne of Green Gables would say … “my kindred spirit and dearest of dear husbands.”  His name is Richard.

We have been married for 39 years and he still makes my heart skip a beat whenever I catch his eye across a crowded room.

We have been blessed with 2 children, a son and a daughter and we now have 2 dear grandchildren who are running in the same footprints our children did … and we’re still making memories at our cottage on the lake.

I hope you will be charmed and delighted as you read and look at the pictures of Cottage Green on the Lake.  I hope each recipe, tablescape, decoration, arrangement, landscaping idea, and unexpected way I use the items I love in my home will be an inspiration for you, as you make your own little haven and nest … 4 the seasons!

From my cottage to yours ~  Trenda