We are so delighted to be unpacking and displaying all the wonderful things we shipped from France! The enameled red French kitchen set came from Luberon, in Provence. I also have 6 more pots and pans with the same checkered pattern. This zinc window surround is one of my favorite finds during our tour. It […]
Linen, it’s an amazing fabric. It is incredibly durable, with a tensile strength twice that of cotton and three times that of wool, yet it becomes softer with each wash. It is non-allergenic, anti-bacterial and doesn’t hold static; add as little as 10% flax fibers to cloth, to eliminate static. It is dirt and […]
We’ve been on our annual French Flea Market Tour soaking in the beauty and finding delightful new goodies for the store… here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to: One of many favorite buys… wonderful early 19th century chateau gates! […]
Antique crosses, especially those fashioned as crucifixes, are common throughout Europe, most notably in Roman Catholic countries. Whether they are made of stone, wood or metal they have a varied history, as well as special names wherever they are found. Named for their purpose, placement or their specific function, each has a history, rich and […]
Lace, the word is derived from Old French “las” in turn from Latin “lacere.” Its origins are wrapped in mystery, for nearly every European country claims to be the first to develop the craft. There are many kinds of lace, and just as many kinds of thread, linen, silk, cotton, synthetic, even spun silver and […]
Clocks, the face of time: past, present, future. There is nothing more grand and majestic than an old clock, the older, the more majestic, right? Well, on a scale from “nice” or “pretty” to “stunning;” our most recent find is off the scale or any chart! We fell in love, instantly, when we saw this […]
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 […]
We love pink, that delicate and romantic shade of color that makes everything it graces that much lovelier. Pink; in many ways, it’s the universal color of love… it’s sweet, nice, playful, cute, feminine, and tender. It’s the iconic color of bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy. Everything’s prettier in pink!
We’ve got a special “Man” room for our gentlemen patrons (and those who shop for them). Thought we’d show you some of the fun hats collected there. Each hat exemplifies the finishing touch of masculine dress in a variant array of forms! So, whether he’s a cowboy, a dandy, a military gent or any other […]
Big signs, little signs, fancy or simple, they can be the smallest element to complete a theme or be the centerpiece of a decorative installation… feast your eyes on some of the great stuff we’ve got at the Cottage!