Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary Country Maiden

Nestled next to Cottage Garden I is the Country Maiden. They are celebrating their 21st year in business. What an accomplishment. If you are in the area stop by and congratulate them on their anniversary. Way to go Cheryl !!!

Cheryl Kappes is the current owner of the Country Maiden. She is standing in front of her McCalls candles, one of her best selling items.

This doll was created for Cheryl by Greta of SewBeIt. On her pocket it says I Love Az.
Next post I will give you a sneak peek of what the Christmas fairies have been doing at the Cottage Garden to get ready for the Holidays.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Taryn's Birthday

October 24th was granddaughter Taryn's birthday. She was 3 years old. We had a big family get together to celebrate her day. She was one happy child. Oh to be young again !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New things at the Cottage Garden

We now have a great selection of Kellie Rae Roberts prints. She is doing so well that it took several deliveries to get a good selection in. Get them before they are all gone again....................

This chandlier has been so popular that I just got in 2 more of these. The prisms on this chandlier are so crystal clear and the little shades are adorable. They can be cutomized to your color scheme by putting ribbon around the top of the shades.

This beautiful angel has just flown into #2.

We also received an order from our gal in San Francisco, Caramia. She makes all these funky rings, necklaces, and bracelets. They are designed to minic the old bakelite. Her new bracelets will be arriving soon. I can't wait to see how they turned out.

The raven necklace has been a very popular piece.

The heart necklaces are just too cool.

Our new gals from Dallas finally sent us some new necklaces of clay shaped in the forms of hearts, birds, crowns, and peace symbols.

We have waited for these since June. Yea they are here.
The Christmas elves namely Carol and Pauline are busily getting Christmas displayed at #1 shop. The transformation will be done soon. Stop by and see our progress. The trees are just about ready to be set up. I will be posting our progress soon. What a chore to do but oh so worth it. It will be enchanting !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Front Porch Day

Just our luck it had to be more than 10 degrees above normal today but it still turned out to be a wonderful day. Getting ready for the day.

The first customers arriving at #1 shop. Welcome !!!!

Many shoppers milling around deciding what to purchase.

My son Eric and his wife Lee Anne with the girls, Emmi, Ainslee, and little Miss Mollee enjoying the afternoon under the gazebo at #2 shop.

Lori setting up for a trunk show of her wonderful jewelery on the front porch of #2 shop.

Lori with Ellen, who is one of Lori's biggest fan. She loves the funky style of the button jewelry.
Ian once again played his banjo and guitar on the porch to the delight of all the customers. There was some real stomping going on.

Thanks to all who came to the Front Porch Festival and supported all the small shops. We truly appreciate each and everyone of you. Next big event will be the Christmas open house November 13th from 6pm - ? We will also be having our Christmas Tea outside #2 shop on November 14th. If you would like to make reservations please call Carol 623-847-3232 or 623-847-5262. It will be at 1pm and cost is $12.50. Of course it would be fun to wear your favorite hat !!!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Front Porch Festival

Saturday October 17th is Front Porch Festival. This is the 15th year that Catlin Court has been doing this. Ian will again be playing his guitar and banjo on our porch. Weather permitting!!! Of course it has been absolutely beautiful the last week or so and as luck would have it we are suppose to be above normal this weekend. It will still be a great day in Catlin Court and maybe the weather men will change the forecast and it will be a big cool down instead of a heat up.

Another thing happening this weekend is that the Cottage Garden II is 3 years old. Ahhhhhhh....................

Happy Fall everyone!

Hope to see you all on Saturday.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Front Door

Around the front door of my house. Fall plants and pumpkins have created an inviting vignette before you step into the house. I love all the yellows, oranges and purples that really depict the coming of the autum

This crazy pumpkin face was created with the kit from round top, for those of us that don't have the time to carve a pumpkin this sure was quick. I topped it out with a bow of raffia around the stem. The pumpkin is nestled in a pot of springei fern.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October!

Its October 1st and did you feel the cool in the air this morning. We can finally breathe a sigh of relief that the triple digit weather is gone.

Here's a little poem I found about Fall........
Come little leaves said the wind one day
Come o'er the meadow with me and play
Put on your dresses of red and gold
Summer is gone and the days grow cold!