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Sunday, March 31, 2013


Deb of Linens Lace and Lattes

Someday all of the vintage linens and lace will be gone...
Atleast that is what I tell my husband everytime I fill my car with boxes of linens and sewing notions from estate auctions. His response is "No - they won't be gone...they will all be in our basement"
I seldom pass up any that I find, even the worn, tattered and stained. I find that when families prepare for estate auctions they many times pile the items in boxes, not realizing the beauty of the work which went into creating this work. I can't keep them all so take a tremendous amount of satisfaction in getting these beautiful items to others who will love and cherish them.

And then there are sewing notions. Ohh.. don't get me started on how excited I get when I buy a vintage sewing basket and sort through all of the items. I save every pin, button and snap I can get my hands on. My vacumn sweeper clangs frequently from the sound of a button left on my carpet from a 'color sorting' session!

So that is my story...rescuing vintage linens, lace and sewing notions ~ keeping some and sending the rest to others near and far who will love and cherish them as much as I do.
I would love to connect with others who have this crazy passion for vintage linens and lace. If you blog about vintage textiles, I would love to pour a latte and talk linens and lace!

Visit Deb at her Etsy shop and blog

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter/Spring Party

It's an Easter/Spring Party! 
Let's all show our Cottage Easter/Spring Decor!
What did the Easter Bunny bring?
Spring/Easter fashions.
How do you do celebrate Easter?

This weekly Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.

Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed.

For more info about ECS go to www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Party Cottage Style


We all love to entertain in out 'cottages'. our cottage styles really shine when we combine favorite recipes or take-out with cherished dinnerware, beverageware, serving pieces, silverware, linens, placemats, and beloved collections to create fun and wonderful tablescapes in a comfy nook for one, on an intimate table for two, for a small get-together, or for a grand gathering. Themes are as boundless as our imaginations. Each table a cottage one-of-a-kind.

This weekly Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.

Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed.

For more info about ECS go to www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com

Now, Let's Party!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Craft Room Hop


This party is dedicated to those who love to create, the spaces they create in, and the sharing their inspiration. All posts are welcome sharing designs in all craft/sewing rooms, how-to's, tutorials, supply leads, everything craft related.....except selling sites...... those will be promptly removed. This is a craft party;)
 Selling sites are welcome every first Monday of the Month.

This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party.
For more info about ECS go to etsycottagestyle.ning.com for more info

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Vintage Fun

Do you make weekly runs to the thrift store and antique mall? Scour flea markets and plan weekends around yard/garage sales or estate sales in the quest of vintage finds to complete your decor, add to a collection or to use in your in your newest craft project?Does your pulse race ....temp rise....find it hard to focus....loose all sense of direction upon arriving at your destination? No fear. You're experiencing 'vintageitus'. It's a perfectly normal effect of the vintage quest. A sure way of alleviating these symptoms is to join our weekly party and posting about your 'vintageous' item(s).
This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please chjeck the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party.
For more info about ECS go to etsycottagestyle.ning.com for more info
This is the perfect vintage fix;)

NOTE..this is a blog sharing party....Please do not post links to selling sites or they will be removed. Thanks
Don't forget to visit the March Giveaway Here

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March giveaway

We have a new Giveaway for March hosted by Sandi (one of our admins)
She is giving away a beautiful hand made Victorian sachet ($25 value)

You can sign up for this giveaway by going to this link
You do need to be a member of our community (it's free, and no obligations) to join in this giveaway

Sunday, March 3, 2013

What a lucky Week!

Oh Boy, it must be the luck o' the Irish , it's the first week of March and it's time for...............
Market Monday is filled with One-Of-A-Kind designs......crafts.....
supplies.....antiques....and more. Open 24/7..... vendors add items daily....no rain/snow....heat/cold....no crowds or parking to contend with.....great snack and beverage bar.......ok so it's in your own kitchen, but hey where else can you see such fantastic finds right at your fingertips?! Let's start browsing.

If you are a vendor or would like to be part of the market please read below.........
Market Monday is open to all Vendors with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in! The InLinkz is easy to use. Just use your selling site URL in the InLinkz at the bottom of the page

Remember, Market Monday is open to all sellers, whether you are a member of Etsy Cottage Style or not. If you would like to become a Member and join in swaps, chats, groups, etc. Check out the Home Page at http://www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com/ We'd love to see you there.

Don't forget to check out this months ECS Featured Member by clicking pic below

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Featured Member

Congratulations to our March winner chosen by random generator~

Janet of Graceful Rose 

Hello, my name is Janet Greer. I have been painting for about 15 years off and on. I started painting when my husband and I moved from a large city to a small town in Kentucky where he is from.  I also love to decorate.  My husband, Leo and I have been married for 18 years and we have remodeled 6 houses in that time.  He rebuilds them and I decorate them.  We are quite a team.  Our current home is what we call our "retirement home" and we hope to stay in it in our retirement years. It is a charming little yellow cottage, although it did not look like that when we bought it.  Like I said I have been painting for about 15 years, my husband encourages me as when I married him, I could not draw a straight line.  God has blessed me with him and my talents without which I couldn't do what I do.  I have done several craft shows over the years and have exhibited my art in many local venues and have been fairly successful on a local level.  Somewhere along the line, I started painting vintage cake servers and now people come to the craft shows looking for them.  I have also sold several of my paintings through local exhibitions and craft shows.  It is so rewarding to have people come back and tell you they love something they have purchased from you.  
I have always loved vintage and Victorian things. I love teapots, lace and all things Victorian but since purchasing this little "cottage" I have become involved in decorating in the cottage shabby chic style and I have fallen in love with all of the roses and romantic accessories to go into decorating a cottage.