Monday, May 19, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

This week I've been working on new signs for my cottage shop. I had the hanging sign handpainted by an artist named Othelia Vacura, who has an online shop called Old Czech Country Antiques & Primitives. I asked her to copy my shop logo as closely as possible and I think she did a great job.

Next I got some black outdoor acrylic paint and painted the street number for my cottage shop so it is visible from the street now. I found the cute little wooden butterfly cutouts at Walmart and thought they would add a little touch of whimsy and charm.

Last of all I went to VistaPrint and designed a door sign for the storm door at the shop and I just love it! Sorry my photo skills aren't the best and don't show it off too well but it's nice and was very inexpensive.

I've also been busy with the spray paint again this week. Here is a lovely old wicker is huge!....that I bought at a yardsale last summer. It was black when I got it but I thought white would look nice and bright for summer...what do you think?

While I was at it I got my French tea/flower cart out of the garage and gave it a new coat of white paint. Then it got a place of honor on the front porch of the cottage.....I'll be a little sorry to see it leave when someone else decides they want it for their cozy cottage.


Anonymous said...

Oh Debbie....
Your cottage store is just beautiful. The signs came out good. I really like the door sign. That teacart is just precious!


gail said...

Hi Debbie, thats so funny we both posted wicker rocking chairs,,,yea, it took 4 cans for me too!!! I love your cottage, its so cute. Your new signs are great... pink hugs, gail

Theresa said...

Hi Debbie,
That door sign is so pretty. Oh, seeing your shop makes me want a B&M of my own. I don't know how you can part with the tea cart. I am struggling with selling some pieces of china, lol. What kind of pep pills do you take. Don't you work at the college, your website, and your B&M. Gotta give you the award for Energizer Bunny Stand-In.
Love wicker by the way, woohoo.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

You have such a lovely attractive shop front that I think it will gather a lot of people to look in your shop's way when they pass by! What a great job in decorating! I especially love the white tea's so cute.

Pei Li

Patricia said...

The new signs are terrific, the numbers showing up like that will probably help business! Love, love that white rocker and I don't think I would part with that 'tea wagon', it looks awfully good on the porch.


Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Debbie, I love your cottage! It is so inviting! Thanks for sharing photos.

Inka Thomas said...

I just love you shop. I can just picture the pink flower bed in the back.

lisa said...


I just love your store, it's gorgeous. You have worked very hard and it has paid off.

Hope your having a great day.


Christine said...

Debbie, your place is adorable. Can't wait to see more pics.

Don't you dare sell that wonderful tea cart! Put a tag on it with big letters that say "NFS", meaning Not For Sale. You will miss it too much and you can do so much with it for your displays.

I love Vista Print too. They are great to work with.


Jenni B said...

Your signs look absolutely adorable!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Well you have just been busy, busy, busy...and the cottage looks fabulous!