Welcome to Embracing Cottage Style where we celebrate all facets of Cottage Style

Please visit our Submissions and Advertise pages for more information on how to become involved in our community

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

How about a howling fun party.....................................................

This is a copy of a sucker holder you can make a copy of to use for a quick treat.
Now, Let's see how you celebrate!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Entertaining


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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Crafty Party

Sorry the party's a little late being posted, but the Stork made a delivery today!
Let's get the party started and then you can read about the delivery in my post 8)


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  www.sycottagestyle/blogspot.com 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What Is Cottage Style ?

Back today with some thoughts on Cottage Style and some pretty photos

I don't know about you but I've been thinking a lot about how styling 
So I have created some thoughts, questions on the topic of cottage style.

How do you describe Cottage Style ? 
What type of Cottage Style is your own ? 
Where do you find your type of Cottage Inspiration ? 
These questions really make you think about your image your products
your style maybe its time to rethink your brand your style, ideas how to keep it fresh, unique, you

Is it: 

  • Well-worn or reused vintage looks using painted pieces, pale floral fabrics, and pretty accessories with a romantic feel
  • Painted wood furnishings, a mixture of old and new, colors from primary to soft hues
  • Soft and cozy, warm and inviting, a bit frilly and romantic, with your personal touch thrown in to make it all your own
  • An eclectic mix of antique, vintage and new ... a style that embodies simplicity, practicality, diversity, and flexibility
 There are several different styles within this one, to name a few there are

* Vintage bungalow Cottage
* French Cottage
* Country Cottage 
*Shabby Cottage 
* Beach or Lakehouse Cottage

For me cottage style is about handmade or found objects crafted or refurbished with loving care and individual style. It's about color and texture. It's about mixing the old with the new. It's about combining beauty with practicality. It's about what home means to each of us.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Get Out Your Box Of Doilies

Hi, I wanted to start off my introducing myself
and give thanks for the opportunity to guest post on this great site

My name is Christy I am a DIY'er, Vintage & Antique Lover and Yard Sale Queen I have a little Etsy Shop where I share my love for vintage & homemade goodies., I am also a part time photographer and a Mother of 2 beautiful children 

But enough about me I am starting off with sharing a little DIY project I just finished 

Do you ever see those random doilies at yard sales, thrift stores or Antique stores or do you have a secret stash full of them like me ?
 You know just saving them up for something, some reason ?
Well I came up with a neat idea to display them, to get them out of that box they are hiding in. 

I started with a blank canvas 
(well in my case I lucked out and found this one at the thrift store with a hand painted verse on it) eek., sorry But it was the perfect size and only cost me a $1 How about that...

I painted it black, but would be great painted your favorite color
maybe a dark teal, dark blue or deep purple
I feel the black makes the perfect back drop

Once it was good and painted with several coats I got out my box of doilies
I had stashed away for a project., I have been picking them up randomly at yardsales and flea markets for awhile and have made a couple table runners
but I love this idea I think it makes a great art piece

Once I had a plan of what I wanted to use I got out my handy dandy
spray adhesive and went to town, I used a cardboard to spray them on the overspray can be a mess  talking from previous experience here but that's another story

Mine is still not a completed project but I hope to fill in the spaces
with some more as I find them

It's found a home here in my entryway for now., 
I tend move everything around as I get bored with it 

Here she is, I will have to do a follow up after I add some more to it
**see that doily on the table yeah I didn't I totally could have used that one :(

Thanks so much for letting me stop in today, I hope you enjoyed this DIY
and maybe it got your wheels turning 

Christy from Sew Vintage 
Shop & Blog 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Let's see your Vintage Style

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 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 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 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Let's go Shopping!!!

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.