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Wreath Sizing 101

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Wreath Sizing 101

Here's a handy little guide in helping you choose the right size wreath for your home.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas & Details

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas & Details

Mother's Day is May 13, and if you have a flower-loving mom on your list, the Cottage has a variety of gifts for her! GIFT IDEAS Artificial Floral Stems This year, give her flowers that she can enjoy year-round. A variety of blooms and greenery are available to create your own bundle, or a few pre-made little bundles are ready to go too. Wreaths Your mom will have the best looking door in the neighborhood with one of my handmade wreaths. All artificial, so she can hang it once and be gorgeous all season long.  Wall Hanging For the more...

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Spring / Summer Show Schedule

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Spring / Summer Show Schedule

Try saying that title 10 times fast!  Here's where I'll be selling all the goods in-person through the summer. Even though shows are completing exhausting to my introverted self, I love doing them to get out from behind the computer and meet all of you! April 21 // The Cleveland Flea // 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH May 12 // The Cleveland Flea // 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH June 9 // The Cleveland Flea // 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH June 15-17 // Country Living Fair // 800 East 17th Ave, Columbus, OH September 14-16 // Country Living Fair // 800 East 17th Ave, Columbus, OH All season long...

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The real-life inspiration for the Cottage

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The real-life inspiration for the Cottage

Here is the real-life spot that is the inspiration for Lorraine’s Cottage. Tucked away on a hill in the English countryside of Bath is the cottage my family stayed in on a summer trip. Lush wildflowers grew in the garden bed. Chickens roamed the neighboring cottage's yard. Sunshine poured brightly through the clean blue sky. The cottage overlooks this pond and magnificent stone bridge. See the cottage in the distance? Even swans gently glided along the pond - like right out of a fairy tale. Yet, it was all so real. Something about standing in the quiet and surrounded by untouched natural beauty...

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Meadow Fresh // New Products

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Meadow Fresh // New Products

Happy 2018! After a needed break following the (awesome) holiday season, the shop is open with some of my best products yet!  My inspiration for this new round of collections is the freshness of a meadow: natural tones, wild greens, and lots of rugged texture. I love the serenity of wide open natural land, so I want to bring this feeling into our home decor.  Wild Rose + Eucalyptus With its leafy eucalyptus, rosemary, and vines, this collection is the epitome of wild. And it's topped with light rose blossoms contrasted with deep eggplant scabiosa. With it's muted tones, this...

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