Monday, February 23, 2009

Winter Blues

We are in the middle of a snow storm in upstate New York! So to chase away those blues, I have taken "the blues" literally and spread blue all over my shop! I love the vintage blues: aqua, robin's egg, powder and I just love being surrounded by these colors. I have painted 2 signs with pretty blue hydrangeas and am planning on painting a pretty aqua bed tray in the near future. Just not sure what to paint on it...creamy white roses or hydrangeas? Any Ideas? I'd love to see you in my shop, so if you are ever in the area, give me call and stop on by! I think you will be pleased. Have a great week and stop by soon! Kelly

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cleaning The Basement

Today I am continuing my work on our basement. As I delve into tightly closed boxes, I am amazed at the neat stuff I am finding! Things I had packed away and forgotten, unfinished projects, beautiful vintage linens with only a few spots that need soaking... The more I clean, the more I realize I have so much to do. Oh well, break time!!!!

Tomorrow(Thursday) its back to work. My shoppe is only open Thursdays thru Saturdays, so I have plenty of time to hunt for new treasures! I have been rearranging the shop and will take some more pics. Thanks for stopping by and Have a super great day!
Love, Kelly

Monday, February 2, 2009

Did The Groundhog see His Shadow Today?

It doesn't matter to me, because I know Spring is right around the corner. I am trying to get my house clutter free so I can start working on some new projects. I am currently painting a berry and bird nest scene on a vintage picnic basket for a customer of mine. I am also working on some large signs with bright flowers on old wood pieces. I love painting on old wood. My next big project will be strawberries on a white wood kitchen chair. Check back, for I will post pictures soon.
As you can see in my shoppe pics, I have some really lovely items on sale for Valentines Day. I love searching for both vintage and new decorations to sell. I recently sold a to- die- for vintage, deep red halter style gown...gorgeous! My mannequin is now wearing a lovely sheer blush pink frilly slip. My shoppe gives me the chance to play dress up, I love it!
Enjoy your day and stop by soon! Kelly

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Painted Cottage is new to blogging!

Welcome to my shop, The Painted Cottage, located in upstate New York. It is filled to the brim with cottage furniture and collectibles, candles, soaps, lotions, antiques and my very own hand painted treasures. I am an obsessed junker, and I love to paint on all the "junk" I find! My shop is full of whites and pastels and is so comforting during our typical New York winters.(95 inches of snow and counting!) Every spring town in my area have junk pickup, and on those days I travel around looking for stuff! One of my best finds was a pile of old white painted molding, chipped with pink showing through! I almost passed out! I am sure you junkers can relate!!!!

My girlfriend uses the molding for frames she sells in my shop. I love being a shop keeper and creating beautiful items for sale.