Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Show Time.................. shop, Cottage Vintage Home will be closed this Friday and Saturday.  I will be at the Junk Salvation Show in Hillsboro doing the vintage show on Feb. 1 and 2.

Please be sure to stop by the show if you want to shop some really great vintage booths.  Many treasures to be found at the Junk Salvation Show.  Linda and Dixie, the Funky Junk gals know how to throw a party and this show is no exception.  There will be loads of great things to buy and friends to see.  So come get inspired and have a great time, too.

Junk Salvation Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Cottage Vintage Home Store

Any of you recognize this place?  This is my shop, Cottage Vintage Home.  We are located in Vancouver, Wa. just on the other side of the Reserve from downtown.

Why locate somewhere other than the downtown area, you ask?  Well, look at this building.  How cute is this.  Granted the color scheme is not "shabby chic" but what the heck.  The street appeal is great, the parking lot, huge and I love the way it looks inside.

When I decided to open Cottage Vintage Home, the downtown area didn't have any spaces that would be "cute" enough for my shop.  I didn't want a strip mall scenario nor did I want to be just filling another space among offices, etc.  I wanted to have something different.  Thus, this house.

Located in the Hudson's Bay neighborhood, this house has been many different types of business' over the past 10 years but never a retail store.  So if you have ever driven thru this neighborhood and have been curious about what's going on inside, please stop on in and have a browse around the shop.
Our address is 2819 East Evergreen Blvd. and we would love to see you.  Hours are 11 to 5 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday and Saturday, 10 to 5. 

I will be taking part in 1 vintage show per month so the store will be closed 1 weekend per month unless otherwise posted.  Please check back on my blog or Facebook to see which weekend that will be but even if you the shop isn't open you can find me at the show selling my treasures.  You can always call me, too, at (360) 721-9980.

Hope to see you all soon at the Cottage Vintage Home store.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Uber Chic is coming to Cottage Vintage Home

And you know what THAT means.........container sale!!!!!  Yes, Christian and Dustin have committed to doing two shows at my store, Cottage Vintage Home, in 2013. 

One sale will take place in May and the other one in September.  I wan to put on a small vintage flea market along with the sale in September so if anyone is interested let me know.

But the most exciting part of all this is that those of us who LOVE Uber Chic will not have to feel left out since they do alot of their sales in California.  Right here in little old Vancouver we will be able to buy French treasures until we can't buy anymore.

So please check back often and I will update you on the actual dates and times.  The sales are Fridays and Saturdays so make plans now.  If you have any questions please send me a email

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Old Hardware Store Counter

For those of you who were lucky enough to see this beauty in got a treat.  If you didn't see it in my shop and you didn't see it at this summer's Barn House sale then you REALLY missed out.  It was a vintage hardware store counter that was the most wonderful piece I have had.  The patina was exceptional, the cubby holes were actually a size that you could use and the color, oh the color.  A beautiful green.  My point to all of this is that even a piece like this can be used for many different things around your home.  Don't be afraid of size.  This one was purchased and the gentleman is now using it as a storage unit in his garage.  When you are out looking for goodies and you run across a piece that is soooo special that you can't pass it up, just look at the piece with different eyes.  Open your mind to different uses other than its intended one.  If you love it, you'll make it work.  Happy hunting.....