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 
Next...
  • 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'

                                      Katie

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Easter Projects & Display

post by Katie

Unfortunately I didn't get around to posting a piece of furniture this week, but I thought I would share a few of the Easter projects I worked on for the Cottage, and our display.  

I made this burlap Easter banner, using the Cricut to make stencils for the letter and bunnies...


I recently found these little guys at a garage sale...

I also found these bunnies at the same garage sale, but they were all colorful, I just primed and spray painted them white.  They are allot more subtle now, easy to add just a touch of Easter to your home rather than going all out with pastels everywhere that don't match your decor.

I've had these frames in my stash for awhile, I just cut out the bunny and chic silhouettes with the Cricut. 


How cute is this burlap, bunny, runner my sister made...

Another banner using the Cricut...

Chalkboards are a great way to add seasonal and holiday touches without buying something new for every one...

I made the design for this Easter hunt sign and the little yellow plate using the Cricut.  The sign was an old sign that just wouldn't sell.  

Here it is before...

Add a few faux eggs and nests and you have simple touches of Easter in your home...


Thanks for stoppin' by the blog, come and see our Easter at the Cottage, we would love to see you!

                                                                                 Katie

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Product Highlight:Paper Straws...so Fun


I thought I would throw in a post here and there with Product highlights.  Different items we have at the Cottage, and ideas on how to use or display them.

The first product I would like to highlight is our new retro paper straws.  Have you seen these?  Its a really fun trend right now. 

I used them for the first time at my daughters Pink Lemonade Party this summer(I'm going to post about it sometime, cause it turned out super cute).

I think they are going to become a party staple at our house.  I love to plan a theme party.  When I went to order them for my other daughters "Mickey, Minnie" party...
I thought "we need these at the Cottage", so I found them in bulk and placed an order.   
I thought I would offer a few more useful ideas for them other than just for drinks.  They are a cheap cute way to add color to a themed kids(or not kids) birthday party, but you can also use them for Holidays, weddings or showers, they would also make a great favor to give away.


 I love em with the little flags...



  You can also fill them with candy powder and make your own pixie sticks.  They are super cute as the stick in cake pops and other desserts. 
 

Need more inspiration?  check out Pinterest, it's endless there.

If you can't make it to the Cottage, Amazon offers a great variety, and so does Etsy.

Thanks so much for stoppin'

                                                        Katie

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