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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Super Special Signs

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!

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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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Comtoise clocks’ rich history

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. […]

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More French goodies

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!

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French finds are finally here!

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!  

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Crowns Not Just for Royals

A crown, traditionally worn by a monarch, deity, or spiritual leader is said to represent power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honor, glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection. But to those who simply love it for its romance and loveliness, no further qualification is necessary…

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Time After Time

Nothing sets a tone in decor like a well-chosen clock… Each style, size and era defined by the way timepieces looked and operated, starting with primitive sundials all the way down to quartz precision digital clocks. The function of keeping time has been expressed in endless varieties, each with its own charm and persona. The […]

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The Keys to Everything

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 […]

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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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