Thursday, November 25, 2010

Its Finally Out!!!

We have been waiting a year and the Sunset magazine December issue is finally in the stores....... AND The Cottage Garden is featured in the article about downtown Glendale...... We were so excited to be picked to be part of the article.


Don't forget Glitter Nights start tomorrow. We will be open till 10pm every Friday and Saturday until the weekend before Christmas....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New at #2 Shop!

We have been getting so many new things in at #2 shop, from clothing to purses and scarves!!!!

This outfit from Willow is very comfy for the chilly days ahead.

And scarves are the big accessory so we have plenty for you to stock up with....

We have already sold out of this cute outfit and just got it back in in 3 colors. Looks great over jeans or leggings and boots.

These sweater material headwraps are just flying out of the store. They are just to stinkin cute and a great price of only $13.95..... we have a ton of fabulous colors.

But the best of all is we were approved to carry the Big Buddha purses and they arrived yesterday. They are so wonderful and it will be hard to make up your choice. Oh well! might just have to buy 2 or more. The best part about these purses are they are made from vegetable product and not animal product (leather).......

This is one of my personal favorites!

Love these little wristlet clutches :-).

This is a great bag and big enough to use as an overnight bag or diaper bag.

Very cool purse!

Another on of my favorites.... love the flower accents.

This one is made with denim fabric.

Faux fur bag.

Meilan our #2 shop girl came up with this great idea. Buckets of stocking stuffer ideas all in one spot. Meilan has been helping lots of customers with picking out gifts for all the girls on your Christmas list. If you need ideas stop in and talk to her.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL..... DON'T FORGET WE START OUR GLITTER NIGHTS ON NOVEMBER 26th. We will be open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights till the weekend before Christmas.....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Laura Van Frames and Crosses

We just got in one of our most favorite American artists, Laura Van....... I must say she definitely outdid herself. This order of frames, crosses and the most beautiful box are so wonderful....... So all you girls that love Laura Van should hurry in before they are all gone.

This black cross is made from a great piece of chunky wood.

Great mustard color.....

This is the wonderful black box complete with sweet pearls.

Here's that wonderful mustard color again.....

Its hard to tell but this is a neat taupey green color. Really cool!!!!

And just a reminder that Glitter Nights starts next Friday night and goes every Friday and Saturday nights until the weekend before Christmas. We will be open until at least 9pm. on those nights. The area looks so beautiful with all the Christmas lights.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Tea at the Spicery

Our second annual Christmas Tea was held at the Spicery in our 1895 house. Everyone seemed to have a good time and it was so nice to have the Spicery back in its most wonderful splendor...... and Martha still has that special touch!

Lisa is the hostess who welcomed all the gals for tea. Our Cottage Garden girl Heather helped Lisa with the seating......

The rooms just waiting for the ladies to arrive.....

Everyone was all smiles as I went around snapping photos.....

The following three photos was a family of four generations. They all came together to have tea.....

After the tea the gals came and shopped. Boy what goes better together than getting together with girlfriends than going for tea and SHOPPING!

Thank you to all the gals that came out and supported us today..... I hope you all enjoyed and you were all part of making the day a great success.AND thanks to Heather for all she did working with Martha and coordinating this event. Since I was playing Christmas (decorating) elf. I had my hands full down to my curled up elf shoes getting the shops turned into a magical Christmas wonderland.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Our Christmas Open House was last Friday night and it was a wonderful evening. Lots of people came by and ate from goodies (the quiche was being eaten as fast as we could warm it up) all the wine was drank and everyone shopped their little hearts out..... All our hard work was so worth it by the look on everyone's face and the comments we received. Thank you to all who came and made our evening a success.

These new little angels called Gifts from Above are absolutely adorable.....

Darling snowmen. Because moi is such a sucker for snowmen.......

Little birds everywhere!

And of course our line of the metal Roundtop Collection is such a hit.

We were so busy for Christmas open house I didn't get a chance to take photos of the evening..... but I will post more Christmas photos in the coming days. There is lots of new things coming in almost daily. We have some new Cut Loose and Willow clothes in. A bunch of new scarves and some darling hats all at #2 shop.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Almost Done!!!

Well the cottage garden elves have outdone themselves this year. The shop looks absolutely breathtaking.... and we have received sooooooo many complements already from some of the gals coming in and we still need to do some tweaking!

Don't forget Christmas Open House this Friday night from 6pm to 9pm. The food and wine has been bought and there will be plenty of munchies so come hungry and get ready to enjoy a night of shopping delight......

Thanks to Laurel, Sandra, Meilan, Heather and Connie for all their help, I couldn't have done this big undertaking without them. They have all worked so hard for the last 3 weeks and I hope you all will come in and enjoy what we have done....... Carol