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Thursday, October 28

Thoughts are turning towards cooler days, friends, family, entertaining, in other words - "The Holidays"!  Ironstone platters, dressers, beds, harvest tables are just a few of the sought after items these days.  Time to start making lists!



sweet iron bird knobs turn a plain piece into something way more fun

pieces of vintage lace tied around napkins make your table



vintage ironstone platters, plates and bowls

kid's table





hand-knit hats


Birds on a Wire

Tuesday, October 12

One of the things we love most about what we do, is the "buying"!  Hands down, it's probably one of the most important aspects of this business.  Buying smart means many things. #1 Buy what you love.  #2 Buy at a good price.  This allows you to make a little profit and pass along a good deal to your customer.  #3  Buy with some idea of a look or idea you're going after.  #4  Buy a variety of big, small and in between sized items.  You need to offer a little of everything.
We had the opportunity to go to auction this week.  Ann and I have always said someday we are going to write a book.  The characters we encounter in this business are truly better than anything you could ever make up!  We were standing around waiting on some items we wanted and I couldn't help but laugh to myself at this sight.  It so reminded me of a bunch of birds hanging out on phone wire catching up on the days news.  I'm willing to wager most of these men didn't come to buy at all, but to just socialize with one another.  Wonder what the big story of the day was?

PLEASE Vote for us!

Thursday, October 7

Hello dear cottage friends!  Today is the last day you can vote for the Loudoun County Chamber's Small Business Awards.  The Cottage is one of four finalists and we are so thrilled and honored!  Please take a second to go to www.LoudounChamber.org, click on Events, look for small business awards and submit your vote...please!  Thank you soooo much!

Matilda Jane Trunk Show!

Sunday, October 3

You don't want to miss this one!  The cottage is hosting a Matilda Jane Trunk Show on Thursday, October 21st, from 6 to 8pm.  We think the clothes are very bohemian, anthropologie chic for kids and moms.  This fun event also coincides with Leesburg's Girls Night Out!  A little dinner+a little wine+a little shopping=Not too shabby!  Outfits that you won't see "coming and going" on everyone else and the fabrics are like butter against your skin! 

Save the date,
Linda and Ann
the cottage

P.S.
Please don't forget to vote for us!  (http://www.loudounchamber.org/, small business of the year award)

Look What's NEW!

Saturday, October 2

We've had more fun at the cottage this week.  We've also worked really hard.  Rooms have been cleared, cleaned, painted and filled back up again.  Aside from our 5th year celebration preparation, we would like to welcome Seasons NL,  Molly Strong and Vintage Maison  & Co., our newest cottage girls.  It's been a little like Christmas for Ann and I as they have moved in their incredible loot.  Take a look for yourself -
This 8 1/2' cupboard sold immediately!




Custom order signs make great gifts!




How cute for a baby's room!


The Welcome Wagon has been rolled out!


The holidays are coming.  Is your guestroom ready?


Pillows can change a room instantly and inexpensively.

 

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