Sunday, October 24, 2010

Office Makeover

Well ... I finally took the time and really dug in. My office/sewing room had gotten completely out of control! I don't know about you but once a room starts to get a little messy I seem to just keep dumping things there thinking eventually I will get it cleaned up. This one has been a long time coming!! It had gotten so bad I had stopped sewing and basically had a little space to sit at my computer. Now, I'm a bit embarrassed to show the before photos but in this case, I think I should. I was inspired by office photos Joyce of Make Mine Pink shared and how beautiful it all looked. I searched for some functional yet pretty display pieces and am happy to say I really like how it all came together. (of course, I still have stuff that was moved to another room awaiting a home but it will happen!!). The most exciting thing is that I can see the floor and pretty rug again!

So let's leave the old mess and move on to the new space:

Wow, there really was a sewing machine in there!

One new shelf and one I had.

New piece I picked up that was already white and distressed and only $40!!

I love to actually see my fabrics

Got rid of the dark desk and put the white one in it's place

Found this awesome hand painted and vintage wallpaper screen in Brimfield. It was supposed to go to the shop but it never made it!

Love this hand made slipcover ...
Thanks for visiting ...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Featured Business of the Week

I'm so excited ... I am the featured business of the week on Avalon Rose Market Square. Cathy of Avalon Rose Design designed my website, which I think is beautiful, a few years ago. She does amazing work! She has now created this wonderful market place which is a free gathering of online businesses, many of which are using website designs by Avalon Rose Design. Stop by, you'll be glad you did!

Thank you Cathy!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


The events committee in our town (Madison, Ct) is putting together a Sea, Shop, Scare event. The first step was Saturday ... 60 plus scarecrows were put up all over town. These two are ours that sit in front of our shop: "Shabby Chick" for the shop and "The Plumber" for my husbands business. In a few weeks there will be a town wide costume party and scarecrow voting event that should be fun. I'll take a few more pics to share then.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Please join us
October 11th – 16th
for our annual Pink October Shop Hop.
We have lots of great prizes to win. It's easy and fun to play. No purchase necessary! For details, click on the link below:
Shop Hop
Cottage Flair will be donating 10% of all sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ... plus each purchase comes with a free gift!