Saturday, April 25, 2009

I Would Like To Introduce You To....

Rosebud, The Carousel Horse

Rosebud was rescued from a dingy, dirty garage at a yard sale a couple of months ago. Rosebud needed some TLC, desperately. We lovingly took her off the stand and carried her to MiMi. MiMi is my mother-in-law, decorator, flower arranger, painter.....she wears many hats. She loved on Rosebud until she started to shine again. She now stands proudly in our front room at the Cottage. Isn't she just about the cutest little horse you have ever seen?? She is so much happier now, but would be ecstatic in a sweet little girl's room.

Get Ready!!! Coming up in May is our Cottage and Friends Antiques on the Lawn Sale. The sale will be Saturday, May 16 from 9 am-6 pm and Sunday, May 17 from 12 pm-5 pm. We will be closed Friday, May 15 for set up. We will have some other vendors here with us also.
We look forward to seeing you!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Love This!!!

Abby over at The Blissful posted this and what! a! great! idea!!! This is a new nationwide movement to save independently, locally owned, brick and mortar stores. The Cottage opened in October 2008, not the best economic time in the history of our nation. Undeterred and hopeful, Marci and I keep pressing on. We love having the store and are dreaming of expansion one day. We appreciate your support!! We try very hard to keep things fresh and new for you. So, with that said, I totally support this 3/50 project with all my heart. I actually already support the local Mexican Food restaurant wholeheartedly, quite often. Feel free to pass this on!!


Oh my, Marci mentioned I would be tired when we returned from La Bahia...I had no idea!! We had a blast, sold some things, bought some things and survived the 45 mph gust. Well, we survived, some of Marci's beautiful antique dishes did not. We will be learning the art of mosaic with our box of precious china pieces. Marci handled the crashing china hutch with such was kind of a blank stare actually. She was stuck holding the gorgeous stained glass window from tumbling when the hutch tipped amount of sprinting was quick enough to catch everything. Anyway, the booth morphed every day as us cottage chicks could not leave well enough alone. One thing would sell and the re-arrange would begin. My creative juices were spent by the end of the week. I wanted to share a few pics of the booth.

This is Annette. Her booth was right next to the cottage booth. She has fabulous vintage 50's and 60's treasures. She also had this rams head....she was stunned that it did not sell....? She encouraged me to go experience the Junk Gypsy Prom....
Of course, this meant I needed to shop for vintage clothing. The whole outfit cost $15, mink stole included!!!! What is scary...I was not in the least bit out of place!! Annette let me borrow the vintage cowboy veil from her booth! We had to have our picture taken in the Junk Gypsy outhouse. You just never know what you will find on a Round Top trip!!!
Next thing on our list...Cottage and Friends Antiques on the Lawn Sale!!! It will be May 16 and 17 and we have some friends signed up to have a booth. Can't wait to see all the cool things they will be selling!!! Hope to see you there!!!