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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Gorgeous galvanized metalware

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. […]

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Lovely lighting accents

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.

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Enamelware

The story of enamel cookware begins in the 1760s in Germany. Enamelled cookware came to the US after Western Europe. Around 1850 Americans began to own enamel-lined culinary utensils, but they were very plain, nothing like the colourful mottled surfaces that were yet to come. The Stuart & Peterson foundry in Philadelphia was making enamel-lined […]

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