Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ham, Turkey or Prime Rib ???

Are You Ready ??
3 Days and Counting......
Is your tinsel hung?
Presents wrapped and under the tree?
Silver polished ? (does anyone really do that ?)
Cookies baked?
Well I can say yes to most of of that......
So do I really have to clean my house too?
I have been hosting Christmas dinner for the last 30 plus years at my house.
Now mind you, for the most part I really do enjoy it.....
But this year I'm having a tough time deciding what to fix for dinner.
Ham, Turkey, or Prime Rib ??
What do you think, does your family have a favorite ?
Let me know, I could really use some inspiration this year !
Merry Christmas from My Cottage to Your Cottage !!!
XOXO Sandi

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Have you started your shopping yet ??

New this week...
You know those grain sack pillows we all love ??
Well, these pillows have that great look
without that great big price tag !!
We love these!!

French inspired basket with a great label...
Wouldn't this look great on a front door with fresh Christmas greens ??

Carolyn Westbrook's newest book
The rooms featured in this book are amazing..
We have lots of new jewelry stock
for all of your gift giving

These collage necklaces are the so fun!!

Grandmothers Buttons necklaces..always a good choice.
Most have buttons from the late 1800's in the design.

More great fun jewelry at very affordable prices ...
I would like to apologize for the not so great photos..for some reason my camera wouldn't take a photo without the auto flash. Personally I am not a fan of flash photography....but apparently my camera is....go figure...
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Open House part II

As promised, more of our Open House Photos...

Vintage swans in one of our front windows

Dress form angel in front window
(sorry for the not so great pic, my windows are really hard to photograph !)

Altered books, great little works of art in themselves!

I happened to mention to a friend that I was looking for a dress form to use for a display in our front window. I had been looking for one for sometime without any luck.
I have a couple that I use in the store for jewelry, but I needed a spare for the window.
Patti gladly offered to loan her "girl" for my display
( with promises not to sell "her" of course)
Soooo, with the addition of sheet music wings and paper wreath...viola !! An angel was born....
Special thanks to my friend Patti...she has "saved " me more than once and she is one very talented lady. Check out her blog :
Have a great week !!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Open House Photos

The doors flew open Saturday morning....Lots of oohs and aahs,

A lot of very long days and nights....

preparing for our open house...

all the hard work has paid off...

To see the smiles of delight on our
customers faces makes it all worth it....

Great black china cabinet with curved glass doors

Lots of bling !!

Sweet silver tea pot lamp with embellished shade

One of our front window displays...Love these vintage swan decoys !!

Carved angel wings..great architectural piece!

More of that great cabinet !!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart
to all those who came out and made our open house a huge success.

I still have a few more pictures to go through and I will post them in the next few days.
Hugs to all you!!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Save The Date !!

You are invited to our annual Holiday Open House ....

 Saturday  Nov. 6th    10 till 5

Please come join us in celebrating the
start of the
  Holiday Season !!

Sips and nibbles will be provided..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Getting Ready....

Well as you can see, I've been a bit busy....

Getting ready for one of my favorite times of the year...

Love these vintage inspired bottle brush trees in the best Halloween orange..
 Of course one can never have too many skeletons on their
bed springs.....
Trick or Treat Stars hung in one
 of our many trees of course !

I hope this helps get everyone in the Fall mood, I know I sure am !!

We still have lots more coming in so check back...

Have a great week !!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lazy Blogger ??

Wow....August already!!!
It's funny, being a retailer I am always living a season or two ahead of the rest of the world it seems....Christmas boxes (please don't hate me for mentioning it already) will be arriving soon...along with fall and Halloween....
But I made a promise to myself this summer... to really enjoy THIS season as it happens to be one of my favorites...
Which may explain why I haven't been blogging...guess I have been enjoying it a bit too much...soooo here's a peek at what's new in the store..enjoy !!

Great little glass front cabinet...was once a built in


Great set of vintages dishes  


locally grown lavender bunches

Loving all the grey tones and aqua blues....
very relaxing....mmmm.

Have a great weekend !!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Smells like Summer !!

It's finally starting to really feel like Summer...warmer temperatures, longer days, and just...the smell of summer.
 Somehow the air just smells different in Summer...I don't know what it is, but I can defiantly smell it. (maybe it's really those favorite sandals from 3 summers ago that I just can't let go of...?)

Lots of fun red, white and blue to make your 4th of July party a hit !!

Great aqua table waiting for a new home

Just the right size buffet..
Only 42" long..love the glass knobs!!

I hope you have a great, relaxing, lazy weekend!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What's New ????

Well, I don't know what's up with blogger today..it won't let me put a caption under the pictures....and well,I have completely run out of patience.... So I guess you will just have to use Your imagination and just guess what clever (or not so clever..ha,ha) description I may have written for each photo. 
But I bet you can guess that we have a great new bed and dresser along with a great new buffet in the store!!  
(My personal favorite are the bed springs!!)

Have a great week !!