Vintage “tech” gadgets

Lights, camera, action! We’ve all seen the old movie sets with their behemoth lighting fixtures and bulky cameras filling tins with celluloid film. Pre-digital era, photos were taken with large boxy cameras, printed and enjoyed on heavy card stock, movies were projected on noisy equipment. Before cameras on our phones, and myriad projection methods, these […]

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Al Fresco dinning weather

Summer’s heat waves are over, and cool weather is on it’s way, this is the perfect time for those last outdoor picnics and barbecues… And what’s more fun than sitting around a table outside sharing a great meal, relaxing with friends and/or family? Here’s a peek at some of the great outdoor table sets we […]

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Fall is in the air!

Autumn is upon us, the promise of hot spiced cider, bonfires, and upcoming holidays. The evening air is crisp and chilly, leaves are beginning to turn… it’s just the time to begin preparing for Fall festivities, and we’ve got a wide variety of items to help you set the tone!          

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bath beauty in garden decor

For the more adventurous, here’s how we’ve used old sinks, tubs and other bathroom elements to spice up a garden area. It’s a different and fun way to incorporate items perhaps beyond their conventional use if they are chipped or rusty. Used as planters or water features, they’re sure to add whimsy and interest!  

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The beautiful faces of time

Clock faces large or small have a “timeless” appeal as a decor element. Easily incorporated into any style of interior design, they add grace and elegance to any vignette, yet they are equally able to carry a theme as a stand alone element. We’ve got many fine examples, guaranteed to add a distinctive touch to […]

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Design with Cool vintage cupolas

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!     […]

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First Nations artistry

 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 […]

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