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    My Vintage Booths in July

    Wow, I can’t believe we’re already in August. Kids are already going back to school and Summer feels like it’s slowing down. Despite customers being on vacation and buying school supplies, July was a good month for Classic Cottage Co. Let me give you a little recap on the whole month! Side Tables Sold Possibly because we live in a college town and students are gathering dorm items, side tables/nightstands didn’t last longer than a day after dropping them off. Woohoo!! I was glad to see them go! Chandelier Shock Total shocker. I found two BEAUTIFUL chandeliers (priced low enough) while picking this month. Woah! This never happens. Like seriously…

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    Beautiful Antique Set

    Does anyone else love gorgeous antiques with stunning detail? This. Girl. Does. I found the most beautiful dresser and chest set. I bought this set for my vintage Business Classic Cottage Co. It was one of the most challenging Classic Cottage projects yet but totally worth it. This set was gorgeous when we found it but needed a little TLC to make it usable again. Aaron spent hours fixing drawers and other little details on each piece. I bought this set in such excitement I didn’t even realize some of the drawers didn’t work properly. Yikes!! Thank goodness Aaron knows a little woodworking! Time for the big transformation. The white paint!!…

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    4 More Things You Can Often Find at Thrift Stores

    Spring of 2017 I published a post called 4 Farmhouse Finds from the Thrift Store and many of you seemed to enjoy it! I figured I would post another article with tips on what to look for at Goodwill and Salvation Army!! Baskets Every house needs baskets! They’re functional yet cute. Baskets are a easy cheap way to add texture to a room. Look for these at the thrift stores! You can find all sizes – large & small. Terra Cotta Pots Give me a used old planter over a new one any day! Especially if the previous owner (or their children) painted it and thus paint is chipping away! Also,…

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    Another Chippy Cabinet – Vintage Find

    Last month I found another white chippy primitive style cabinet & I haven’t shared it with you guys yet! You know my love for old cabinets.. we’ve talked about this obsession before. I found the old cabinet at a nearby antique mall… again.. same as the last chippy white cabinet I recently bought. Could it be I hit a goldmine??😱Tip – always always shop your local antique malls!  Even though I’m a “picker” I still shop/buy/support local vendors. So, here’s the deets on the cabinet.. It was a steal! I believe it was under $55. Tip – Yep, you don’t have to be full-time “picker” to find awesome deals. However, you…

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    Comparing Springs… Ups & Downs

    I mentioned in a post published on New Years that my business struggled last Spring. Now that it’s the first of June, I think it’s safe to compare Spring of 2017 to Spring of 2018. I truly hope this post brings you encouragement. (Throughout this post you’ll see pictures from the early days) Last Spring I nearly gave up on my business. I built this business from $0.25 items at yard sales. Truthfully, it was a steady build. Then Spring of 2017 came and my sales STOPPED. (Classic’s Opening Day. Not the best quality pic, sorry)  Oh no! Nothing was selling. Looking back, I had made some bad buys and lost…

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    Classic Cottage Co. is EXPANDING.. AGAIN!

    We’re so excited to officially announce Classic Cottage Co. is expanding for the fourth time. It’s easy to see our location at Angel’s Antique in Opelika, Al is busting out of the seams. Our inventory is still moving as fast as we can with the space we have. Our last expansion at this location was last July. Aaron and I were so proud to have a larger space in a corner location with our custom design. We are now seizing the opportunity to nearly double our amount of floor space by expanding out to the booth directly beside us. In other words, our current booth IS NOT relocating.. only getting bigger! The…

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    The $4 Carboy Jug

    A few weeks ago, I spotted a vintage 5 gallon carboy jug in a thrift store. It was lying on its side in a glass cabinet (so, it blended in well..) as if it were waiting on me to find it. (or perhaps someone hid it away for next time..) I have a few of these vintage glass jugs throughout my house, but like I said only a “few” because around here they seem to be VERY hard to find for a decent price. I shortly realized the vintage jug did not have a price tag. Aww, darn! We’ll it never hurts to ask, so I took it to the…

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