Cottage News...

Viv Thompson wins raffle!

Takes home a beautiful

handmade pendant necklace

Defying the gloomy weather, Friday evening's "Charm Party" was the happy, cozy, fun place to be!
Guests enjoyed refreshments,
select coupon savings
and the special feature of the party:
artist Mishell Knoess,
who creates gorgeous jewelry and "miscellany."

In other news,
The Roses and Rust
Spring Event
has been scheduled
for Saturday, June 4 . . .
Holiday ShopHop Saturday, Nov. 6
Remember that great "shop out of the box" find?
the amazing... the priceless....
the instant heirloom gift?
That shopping experience coming again soon...

For the value you expect ...
the best of Redding shopping ...
the special, unique items on your list ...
for the most important people in your life ...

Get ready for the holidays with our ShopHop, sample Holiday Appetizers while browsing for great gift ideas. Each Shop will have Specials, Drawings & hors d'oeuvres!

At Each Shop Enjoy...
  • Free Gifts
  • Refreshments
  • Special Holiday Recipes to sample
  • Find Amazing Gifts for Friends & Family
Visit each shop you'll be entered to win a Fabulous Grand Prize
with gift certificates from each Shop!

Roses and Rust

Roses & Rust
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2010

Ponderosa Ridge Ranch Barn,
Anderson, CA

Early bird (8-10) Admission $5

10a.m. - 5p.m. Free Admission

Cash and Carry Event
Home Furnishing, Vintage Clothing,
DIY, Food, Music & More…

For more info call:
Bonnie (530) 356-7480


Do-it-yourself craft party

Sept 16th 5 to 7:30 p.m..

Antique Cottage & Garden

Sweetspot specialty treats,

lots of handcrafted items and vendors,

fabulous $5 Pomegranate-Apple manicures!!
Tickets $15 ...
Don't miss out on all this fun!!

Nurture Me Day

Indulge Yourself this Saturday, August 21 from 11 to 3

Wander through the garden,

smell the flowers,
spend the afternoon shopping
just for you...
Get that item you've always wanted
but couldn't justify splurging like than on yourself...

We'll make it even easier by taking 15% off most items

Come on out to the Cottage, have some homemade cookies, sparkling cider and meet some of our friends; like Barbara Gant, who makes beautiful inspirational "wearable art" pendants. Her passion is to encourage others to live a life of limitless possibilities.
Another friend, Mimi Dunning, is launching her new business, LaBella Gift Baskets, enter to win a "Spa" basket, or one of Barb's pendants.
Enjoy a quiet relaxing afternoon browsing all the new, cool, fun stuff we just started putting out this week...
you've earned it, you deserve it,
let us help you nurture yourself for a little while...

Apron Party Winners....


Last Sunday Antique Cottage and Garden had the best live music! Retrofit, a classic R&R/Blues band which will open the 8th annual Shasta Blues Festival, played some great tunes for us all, even had some folks up and dancin'!!

We had the most wonderful cake, white chocolate and raspberry, courtesy of our featured artist, Joyce McCarthy, who brought in models wearing some of her most recently-created aprons.

The "Tie One On" afternoon party brought our customers out in all kinds of great aprons, funny, sexy, assortment worthy of note!
We had a "silly" apron game, with questions such as What is an apronista? to which winner Sharon Carbaugh replied: "an ape wearing an apron, eating apricots..."
Another notable answer to: Who made the first apron? was given by winner Martha Chandler, who said "The ladies who came over on the Mayflower." Kim Rapin answered "Adam and Eve" and Darla Carrillo answered: "my Mom, Joyce."

The winner for the Most Romantic Apron was Jeri Shaw, in a lovely blue pink and blue floral full apron.

The winner for the Most Fun Apron was Judy Coats
who had a reversible black and red cocktail apron... very fun!

"Tie One On" Party this Sunday from 1 - 5:30

Don an apron & join us
for an afternoon

of great music & refreshments.
Live Music from 2 - 4 pm.
Retrofit, (
Games and prizes for:
Most Romantic Apron, Funniest Apron and Most Earthy Apron.
Special Guest: Joyce McCarthy.
Trade in your apron for $5 off an original Joyce McCarthy apron.

4th Of July Sizzling Sale

One day only, everything in the cottage and garden is
15% off.
Come and get that wonderful item you have been thinking or dreaming about.
We will have refreshments and will be open from 10:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.

Coco and Renaud's rendezvous

They gazed into each other's eyes for one perfect, beautiful, endless moment… and then he brushed the first tear from her cheek and said: “
Goodbye Coco my love, I will never forget you…”
She took the umbrella he’d opened for her; those tears now masquerading as rain. She clutched her gloves and bag to her chest, as if to hold on to these last minutes and the love they both knew could never be….
As children, Coco and Renaud played together when his father delivered ice for the many grand occasions at her family’s mansion in Paris. Their childhood friendship grew, quietly, steadily and as naturally as seasons turn into years…Until the summer Coco’s betrothal to the heir of another wealthy family was announced. It was then they realized they were in love, but this love was all Renaud had to offer Coco. Though a talented young musician, playing his accordion would never earn him anything more than a meal now and then and the praise of his childhood sweatheart … She knew her heart was his and always would be, but that they could not hope for a future together.
And so they met one last time in a little cafĂ© on the far side of town to say their goodbyes…

Just an imaginary event, but when these items were grouped together, it seemed to set the stage for one of those timeless love stories ... Come enjoy the thousands of items elegantly displayed at the cottage, and let your imagination wander through vintage, antique and ancient, and see what stories they evoke for you...

We have 30 new varieties of plants from Annie's Annuals that just arrived.

This is one of my favorite, Papaver species, "My Big Fat Greek Poppy."

From Annie's Annuals, this Mediterranean rarity, "Cretan Rock Lettuce" is a great container plant in our hot climate that blooms the second year. It needs to be protected from frost in the winter, but it is worth the extra effort.

Another FAB perennial from Annie's Annuals is this native, Ranunculus californicus.

We have 4 inch and 1 gallon sizes available.

We sold the French buffet so our living room is re-arranged and awaiting your visit. Come and enjoy!

It's Spring at the Cottage! Come celebrate with us Saturday, March 20 for a jewelry show, plant sale and wine tasting!

We will be featuring Kalinka Nelson, jewelry designer, and Bruce Miller, award winning wine maker from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

New French Finds at the Cottage

We went South on a couple of shopping trips in January. Now we are having fun refreshing the Cottage and incorporating our newly imported French "finds".

The living room is brighter and more open. The arched shutter over the buffet is the new focal point
and really puts our philosophy to work (using beautiful salvage as decor.)

This is a hard to find vintage metal fly-dome and it goes perfectly with an old silver tray and new apothecary jar.