Memorial Day Menu

Memorial Day is a few days away! We’re hosting Aaron’s family on Friday & having a BBQ. I love my country and therefore love to observe every patriotic holiday.

Here’s Our Menu

STARTERS

Fresh Fruit

Spinach Artichoke Dip

On the Grill

Smoked Boston Butt

Portabella Mushroom Burgers

SIDES

Pasta Salad

Baked Beans

DESSERT 

More Fruit

Homemade Ice Cream

We just recently learned not all of the family is able to make it.. so we’ve scaled back this menu just a bit. HOWEVER, we’re still planning on having a good ol’ time!

Stay tuned.. I’ll be posting some quick Memorial Day decor soon!!

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 vision for this expansion is to serve our customers by offering a more industrial/rustic/primitive style merchandise. You’ll find items like industrial metal base tables, wood crates, metal tool boxes, light fixtures and much more.

French cottage style lovers will adore one side and the rustic industrial farmhouse lovers will appreciate the other.

Look for this expansion May 1st! We look forward to offering our customers beautiful unique treasures in Classic Cottage Co. at The French Flamingo and our expanded location inside Angels Antique.

Karlee & Aaron

My Vintage Booths in March

Another month has passed so it’s time for a monthly recap for March on my booths. Apparently, many of you are interested in my antique business. (Insert BIG Karlee smile here ☺️) March was a great month for us!

Mirrors Sold 

I know, how random is that?! We were selling mirrors left and right. Ha, I’m still trying to catch the mirror stock pile up from March. Small, large, rustic and french – a wide variety of mirrors sold all month long.

Comparing Springs

As I’ve said before Spring of 2017 was painfully slow for us. I mean PAINFULLY!! 😫However, so far this Spring we’ve managed to turn the tide and items are selling. March was a repeat of stock, empty, stock and empty. We’re hoping the same will happen for April. Time will tell!!

How We Did It

Coffee. Lots of warm coffee. Also, by not questioning/talking ourself out of buying pieces. When we went picking, we were willing to load the truck slam full! Haha, and then go back for more!!

Thanks for reading!!

-Karlee Bowman

My Adult Busy Bag

Hi! So we’re doing a little Spring travels this weekend. We’re making it a quick combo trip and seeing both Aaron’s family and my sister’s family. From Alabama to Kentucky to Indiana then from Indian back to Alabama – we’ll be spending a lot of hours in the car.

Growing up, my mom used to pack us  “busy bags” when we went on trips. Ha, now I wonder if a “busy bag” is an actual thing or just something mom made up. Hmmmm, have you ever heard of a busy bag?

Well, now as an adult, I still have a busy bag. (I think my sister Kayla does too!) Over the years is has matured a little. I’ve traded my coloring books, fruit roll ups and children’s fiction for more grown up items.

What’s in it?

The essentials –  books, magazines, chapstick, lipstick and laptop. Just a few items that can keep my attention for hours.

Books

I usually bring along two books just in case one is a bummer. However, all the books in the Outlander series is amazing so no worries there!Magazines

Magazines are a must too.. sometimes my eyes get tired from reading so I like to look at pictures in magazines (child moment.. again). I read both The Magnolia Journal and The Farmhouse Movement cover to cover ever issue.

Chapstick/Lipstick

Let’s face it – long trips can me you feel yucky. Having these two items make me feel human again. Also, I like to have the lipstick on hand to freshen up before seeing any family or friends.

Laptop

Duhhhhhh.. Cause I’m a workaholic.

SHOUTOUT!!! 

Thanks you Initial Outfitters for the sweet, sweet cosmetic bag! It makes for happy traveling!

Links

Drums of Autumn Book – Click Here

First Book in the Outlander Series – Click Here

The Magnolia Journal – Click Here

The Farmhouse Movement Magazine – Click Here

Eos Lip Balm – Click Here

Mac Lipstick – Click Here

Cosmetic Bag – Click Here

Tote – Click Here

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