A crown, traditionally worn by a monarch, deity, or spiritual leader is said to represent power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honor, glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection. But to those who simply love it for its romance and loveliness, no further qualification is necessary…
Nothing sets a tone in decor like a well-chosen clock… Each style, size and era defined by the way timepieces looked and operated, starting with primitive sundials all the way down to quartz precision digital clocks. The function of keeping time has been expressed in endless varieties, each with its own charm and persona. The […]
Remember as a kid how you were fascinated by all those very important keys grown-ups carried? And how much fun it was when you were given some “play” keys of your own? There’s fun now as a grownup in finding new ways to play with old keys, skeleton keys or more modern ones. You can […]
A cupola is typically a small dome on a drum on top of a larger dome, adorning a roof or ceiling, though there are as many variations of cupolas as there are roofs! Check out some of the great examples of these lovely pieces of salvage architectural pieces we have at the Cottage! […]
All Native Americans made baskets, they were a big part of daily life in tribes across the country, with patterns and geometric designs named tree pattern, leaf pattern, mountain pattern, and so on. Prized secret basket-making techniques were handed down from mother to daughter. Basket-making materials were collected in Summer. Grass was used like embroidery thread, with […]
In 1836, Sorel in France took out the first of numerous patents for a process of coating steel by dipping it in molten zinc after first cleaning it. This method of rust prevention came to be known as ‘galvanizing‘.” Here is a peek of some of the lovely galvanized items we have at the shop. […]
Nothing is more central to a decor style than well-chosen lighting fixtures. Whether we are going for a dramatic look, romantic, or casual; the right lamp, sconce or ceiling light enhances the overall look of a room. Here are a few of the different styles of lighting fixtures you can find at the Cottage.