Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Wishes

May your holidays sparkle
 and your New Year be shiny and bright

The happiest of holiday wishes from
My Cottage to Your Cottage,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Open House

I'm just going to let the pictures
 speak for themselves.....

Our local main street association even provided carriage rides for the evening!

The champagne flowed,
 goodies were served and
 a good time was had by all.

A great big Thank You
 to everyone who came out and
 made this event a great success!

Friday, October 7, 2011

So much to share!!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year...

The colors, the textures, even the air smells wonderful..

Really loving these ceramic

Great primitive hutch filled
with all the best Halloween decor

Always have to have a few bed springs hanging around...need a hand??

Bethany Lowe at her best!

Loving all of our Grey...

It's the best neutral and goes with most everything...

So very Scandinavian...

We have an amazing four panel screen in the store. This size is hard to find and beautifully done by local artist,

Tamra Alexander Cook

check out more of her work at:

Close up of hand painted detail.

Thanks for stopping by..

Happy Fall Friday!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Where have I been?

Well...I guess you could say I took a little self imposed technology break...just needed to refocus and evaluate how I spend my time or in my case... lack there of. So for the last month..very little TV, computer only when necessary (not even facebook! )....
So now I'm back feeling refreshed....creative juices flowing once again. I must say I did miss my blogger friends and all that creativity just flyin' around out there. My hat goes off to all of you that manage weekly or even daily posts. I seriously don't know how you do it!
So enough about me......

We have the most wonderful iron bed in the store right now

Original paint with wonderful patina.
It just doesn't get any better!

Floral motifs on both head and foot board

Love these repo subway signs..
New York and France

We are now carrying
The Junk Girls "Bling"

Jenny and Melissa do an amazing job.
They are the ultimate re-use, re-purpose queens!
Cuffs are re-purposed vintage leather belts
Brass initials to add to your
Sterling silver spoon pendants
Pendants are stamped with an assortment of sayings and words. My personal fav....
Junk Diva!

 Well I will try not to be such a stranger in blogger land... :)

From my Cottage to Yours,
Have a glorious weekend,

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July !!

I am so very thankful for all of those who have volunteered to serve our country.....

It is because of you that we have the freedom to fly our beautiful flag and all that it represents.

And may none of us eat too many hotdogs,
or too much apple pie today....

Happy 4th of July everyone!
From my front porch to yours,

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rainny Day Project

Well, I had big plans to do some serious flea marketing this weekend, but I guess mother nature had other plans...most markets were rained out....
So on to plan "B"...
I had a pile of European grain sacks just sitting in my work room..
nothing like a little rain to inspire me !

Now these grain sacks
are on to their new life...
What do you suppose the farmers who filled these beauties with grain over 100 years ago would think of us making pillows out of them?
The linen fabric has been washed and is now wonderfully really amazes me how this fabric has stood the test of time.

Available now at The Cottage.
Have a glorious week,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Change is in the air...

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about my own personal
style and that of the store as well...
My love of neutrals, and texture,  imperfection that is perfect, calming and welcoming..

photo courtesy Veranda Magazine

And while I still love all of that...something has been missing...I have that itch for change. that is a powerful word.

Do you notice something here ??

photo courtesy Veranda Magazine

How about here??

photo courtesy Veranda Magazine

I know...shocking right ??

photo courtesy Veranda Magazine

Yes...that's right...Color !!!
And blue, blue green, blue gray...
It's everywhere I look these days.
So.....back to that big word
I'm thinking Blue???

How about you??

From my (blue) Cottage to yours,

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

After and ...almost before..

Just a quick little post today.....

 A glimpse of what's new.....

Love, love, love these numbered
 hooks and pitchers...


           This cane back sofa turned out so lovely....
if only I had remembered to take a BEFORE shot...
Oh, well.
I always have the best intentions of doing a
before and after.....
I guess I'm always so eager to rid the piece of it's ugliness that I forget to take a picture..Trust me it was reeeally baaad.

                              Love the side detail !!    

 Pretties for Mother's Day

Lots of fun garden stuff!!!

Happy Tuesday !!