Christmas at the Cottage

Here are some pictures of our booth and some others - there are some really beautiful things! We will be there Saturday, December 1 from 10am-3pm. Come shop and be inspired!!


Broken vases, haircuts & bagpipers!

Wow another weekend has flown by! I have been busy getting ready for Christmas at the Cottage on 11/30 and 12/1. The cardboard cones arrived and I have been busy embelishing these - they will be great for those gift cards - a fancier and more fun way to present them.
I finally set out a few Thansgiving decoations. Here is a picture of a really beautiful vase that I bought recently from Robin at her recent sale in Orange. A few hours later it was falling to the floor no thanks to our kitten "Lucky" - not so lucky for me. It was quickly swept into the trash and a mere memory now…hopefully I will find another to replace it and keep out of kitty's way!
Sunday afternoon we went down to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and enjoyed hot cocoa, cookies, the Dana Hills marching band and a group of bagpipers in preparation for their annual tree lighting. There was even snow! I attempted to take photos of my two comedians for our Christmas card - I may have managed to get one decent shot. Little Nick went to the Dr. this morning and as I suspected he has bronchitis, as soon as the antibiotics kick in he'll be his old self again - spunky little guy! He's sporting a new hair cut too (buzz) thanks to his mom's hairdresser skills or lack of. He did not like the way I trimmed his sideburns so we ended up buzzing his whole head.
It sure is a glitter fest in my little office/workroom. I purchased some cute emelishments from Sharon yesterday at Floral Facelift and will continue decorating cones and other things to be shown later!


Time to get creative!

I made a few of these little Halloween cones for some of my girlfriends and filled them with nostalgic candy; candy necklace, candy corn, black and white peppermint stick and a little glow necklace. I'm going to make more for Christmas - won't they be great with a gift card or some bling tucked inside! I hope to have some ready to take to Chistmas at the Cottage holiday boutique. I used the hat that Andrea made me for the Halloween Hat Swap as my inspiration; black and white toile fabric and the piece around the top with the ribbons was actually found in the $1 section at target - it's meant to go around a dogs collar with cute little dangling spiders. Loving Martha's new line at Michael's - the little spider tag was from some of her cute Halloween things.

A shout out to my litle nephew aka Spiderman! I added a song from one of his favorite movies CARS to the blog. Isn't he adorable!


Christmas at the Cottage

Mark your calendars for Christmas at the Cottage, Friday, November 30 3-8pm and Saturday, December 1 10am-3pm. The Main Place 18841 Red Hill Avenue, Tustin, CA Many dealers will be selling vintage furniture, stylish apparel, Christmas collectivles, custom jewelry, yummy baked goods and much more! My friends and I will be there with "jingle bells" on!


Petite Silver Tea Set & Dessert Plates!

Something for that sweet girl! An adorable silver tea set - just the right size for those little hands. The silver tray measures 10" and the tea pot is 5" tall. Perfect for mom and daughter tea parties! This complete set is $45.00
Here we have a set of 6 dainty dessert plates. These are 6" plates trimmed with roses and a gold rim. These beauties are Homer Laughlin. Perfect for scones or even chocolate chip cookies! $24.00

The Aprons are Here!

These are the perfect gift! We all have Holiday Gift Exchanges coming up! How cute to give one of these aprons with a Starbucks gift card tucked into the pocket.

Send me an email or leave me a comment on my blog if you are interested in purchasing one of these lovelies.
Half apron, white with red polka dots, rick rack and two pockets. This is not a vintage apron - it is new and really adorable! $18.00
This little gem is red and white gingham with black embroidered details.
It's in mint condition and a little vintage. $15.00

This cutie is a little more "Retro" It is also a little bit vintage and in mint condition. $15.00

I have a few more that I will be posting soon. A sweet little pink and white gingham number...check back soon.

The Stick People Dance!

I need to share these creative kids! My girlfriend "D's" daughter and her friends came by dressed as stick people for Halloween! One of my favorite costumes of the evening!