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 […]
These intricate gorgeous clocks, known as Comtoise, Morbier or Morez clocks, are a style of longcase clock made in the Jura region, mountains on the French–Swiss border. Production of these clocks began in 1680 and continued for a period of about 230 years. During the peak production years (1850–1890) over 60,000 clocks were made each year. […]
Here’s some more of the wonderful things we got a few months ago during our last French Flea Tour… The Cottage is brimming with new and unique items handpicked with our discriminating patrons in mind. Stop in and check out the long-anticipated goodies that just arrived!