Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Mothers Day Tea Shopping Event

Hello, just thought I would dust the cobwebs off of this little ol' blog to talk about our upcoming event, cause we're pretty excited about it.  We will be hosting a casual tea perfect for spending a lovely afternoon with your mother, your daughter, your best friend, or whoever you'd like to gather and join us at the Cottage for this private shopping event.  
Consider yourself cordially invited...
As our super cute flyer(thanks to pic monkey) exclaims the event will be held Wednesday May 6th.  We will be selling tickets up until April 28th (but tickets are going fast).  We invited "Lavender Bleu Tea House to cater. It will be an afternoon of Shopping, tea, and a fabulous lunch.  I know this because between all of us cottage girls we have been to quite a few tea houses and Lavender Bleu is definitely one of the best.  

We also wanted to make this a really special, fun, day and what's funner than a little shopping so we're calling it a shopping event and discounting everything for those that wish to attend.  We will be giving each of our guest a Shabby Cottage gift certificate, a fun little gift bag, a chance at an even bigger gift certificate, and Lavender Bleu will also have something for you also.  We are also discounting all purchases made on this day only.  

We'll also be introducing some brand new products were bringing in, I'm especially excited about this part because I'm so in love with this new line of merchandise.  

If you are interested in attending this event, contact Faye.

The details...

Date: May 6th
Time: 1pm til your done shoppin'
Where: The Shabby Cottage, 19663 S McCord rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Admission: $22
RSVP: theshabbycottage@msn.com

I also want to take this time to mention some other events coming up at the Cottage.  We are having a fun grown up Easter egg hunt this Saturday(March 28) at the Cottage, wear you bunny ears and a be prepared to hunt for our special hidden give-aways.  

Join our mailing list if you'd like to keep up to date on our upcoming sales and events(we can be a little last minute so this is the best way to know about our sales).  You can text "shabby" to 22828 and enter your email.

Thanks so much!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"All that Glitters is Gold" at The Cottage...

Hey all, so there's been about a million things I could have blogged about over the past months, but I just had to share our latest venture at the Cottage. We had a fun little contest over on our Facebook page to see if anyone could guess our new colors. There are three and we had some great guesses and some winners. Y'all are the first to be let in on the big secret. As you can see from the pic above our new colors are gold, a new "whiter" white, but also a rich teal shown in the picture below. 

We're calling it "Worn Teal".  I painted this super cool piece, it's a cedar chest/dresser I guess, I'm not sure what to call it.  I've never seen anything like it, it's all lined in cedar. 

We cleared out the summer room and begin with a clean slate(I know clean slates are the best). We cleaned, repaired and painted to prepare. It's pretty different than what your used to seeing at the cottage. A little more modern and bright with straighter cleaner lines, and a lot less distressing.

We've often had requests for a "whiter" white than our creamy cottage white( which we will definitely still be using, it's our best selling color) so we found one for y'all.   As for the gold, I'm just so in love with this trend. If you happen to follow me on Pinterst you can see I'm a little obsessed with it.

So to break it down, I knew we had to have a white and gold sawhorse desk, so my mom and dad threw this one together(I'm pretty sure they think otherwise it was actually a little more complicated than that) but it's definitely well made. Not the "throw some sawhorses down and board on top" the way I would have done it. (I'm kidding...sort of).  Didn't their's turn out awesome.

I wanted to add some office type accessories cause this look is so perfect for a pretty, feminine, fun office space. So I added gold paper trays, pink pencils, and a chevron journal.

when we started talking about adding teal I knew this was the perfect piece. I did distress it and also  antiqued over it with Minwax in "Provincial".

I sprayed my Ikea metal shelf, which I think is perfect for the look we were going for a little more modern and clean.

We shopped and painted and sprayed for the fun finishing touches.  After all who doesn't need a pair of gold antlers?

We also put together a gallery wall, with one of a kind, handmade framed inspirational quotes and fun accessories.

I think this look is perfect for a feminine pretty office space, or if your so inclined to decorate your closet(I just may be considering this), or maybe a teen girls room.

We also added some soft pink touches here and there to shabby it up a little...

A gold chandelier of course...

A super unique ornate mirror, with soo much detail...

It's the perfect spot to show off our "German Glass Glitter"...

  I got my inspiration for this look from Pinterest of course, but also from designers like Kate Spade and Theresa Collins.  If you think you'd like to add a little glitz your space check out my Gold-Spiration board for, well some inspiration.  This was just the funnest room to put together, I hope you all enjoy it, and come, shop, spend, and be inspried.

Thanks so much for stoppin'


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Monday, July 7, 2014

Upcoming Events...

Welcome to my back burner, which is where this blog has been sitting in my life, well since Easter unfortunately, but I'm not going to bore you with excuses.  I'm just going to move on.   

The reason for this post is we have some exciting events coming up at the Cottage.  Some events on location and a list of fun events we are planning at the Cottage.

First up...

  • The Camas Vintage Street Faire.  
    page1image128This is the one we were unable to attend last year.  My husband and I were able to go shop it though, and let me say it was awesome, definitely one of best kinds of these sales I have been to, so I am so super excited to be among some of the best local vendors around. The Faire is Saturday August 23rd 
  • The Oregon City Open Air Antique Fair, which we attended last year.  The fair is back on Main Street, so we are super excited about it. The 19th annual Open Air Antique Fair will be Sunday, August 24, 2014,  from 8-4.  Hope to see you there.

Yes the shows are the same weekend, so we will be pretty busy, but be assured we have enough inventory to go around.  We'll have new refinished furniture and unique finds at all our upcoming events.

Now for some exciting upcoming days that will be held at the Cottage.

  • We will be celebrating our 13th anniversary in September This is when we offer the biggest discounts of the year, so you don't want to miss it.  The Anniversary Party will be September 12-13 our regular hours from 10-5.  We're still in planning mode but I'm sure we'll have a fun give-away, drawings, food, and lots of new one of kind treasures for your home.
  • October: The Cottage will decked out in fall decor for our Fall Festival.  We'll be celebrating the season while showing off the cottage in all her fall fabulouseness.
  • We'll be having a Vintage Christmas Soiree, November 14-15 a little early this year so we can devote December to our families.  We'll be open regular hours in December.

We even have some really exciting events planned for 2015.  They are still in planning stages for next spring...

  • Our first ever Ladies Vintage High Tea, this catered event will be sometime in May in honor of Mothers Day, but we'll be taking your RSVP's soon.  there will be a fee for this event but we will make it worth it.

  • Then join us for "Camp Cottage" this is going to a super fun spring/ summer event celebrating the joy of camping which is big among us Cottage girls and our families.

So that's it for now, just a little peek into what's happnin' over here at the Cottage, we hope to see you at some of our upcoming funness.

Thanks so much for stoppin'