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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
It’s been a long wait but it sure was worth it! The things we shipped home from our last Flea Market Tour arrived and now grace the Cottage. We’ve brought you big and small items, all with the rich history and lux of fine French antiques and vintage finds…a real feast for your senses!
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! […]