Open House ~ Nov 2

I look forward to this season every year. I love all things Christmas, from the music to the baking cookies, and especially spending time with family and friends. I hope you can make it to the cottage Thursday, November 2 for our annual Holiday Open House because we would love to see you!

We have different hours this year!! The Open House is from Noon until 7:00 pm. Please note, we will be closed from 10:00 am until noon to prepare for the event.

This season is all about joy and happiness, and I’m especially excited that we will be hosting a Renaldo Jewelry Truck Show during the open house. This is a great opportunity because you will be able to see the entire line of Renaldo bracelets and work with our Renaldo rep, Jerry, from Mississippi. If you would like to order particular styles or sizes of bracelets as Christmas gifts, this allows enough time to do so.

Come and celebrate with us at our annual Holiday Open House this Thursday, November 2 from Noon until 7:00 pm.  

See you at the cottage. Happy Christmas!
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Fall has Arrived at the Cottage

It’s that time of year when the mornings have that feeling of fall in the air. School is back in session and football games are starting. Soon the trees will be turning deep red and gold and harvest time is right around the corner.

It is a nostalgic time for me.  The cottage is full of the basics hues of fall colors, deep red, orange, browns and gold. Fall reminds me of everything about family. It is friendly and familiar.

We have what you need for your fall decorating to make your home warm and inviting. We even have a few delightful Halloween items that will make the kiddos happy! Halloween is spooky, not scary, like these adorable galvanized ghosts and pumpkins.

There is so much more for you to see and smell, too. So welcome, friends… we hope to see you at the cottage soon!
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7th Anniversary and Annual Storeroom Sale

red and white flowers in a terra-cotta vaseWe are celebrating 7 years in business and how wonderful our friends and customers are. Tuesday, March 28 kicks off our 7th Anniversary and Annual Storeroom Sale! Savings starting at 50% off… and don’t forget to bring your coupon!

Blackwell Cottage has donated a $250.00 cottage gift card for a raffle with proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Tickets are $5.00 for 1 entry and $10.00 for 3 entries. You can buy raffle tickets at the cottage up until 3:59 pm on Friday, April 7. At 4:00 pm on that Friday, the winning ticket will be drawn.

Many of you know my daughter, Taylor, is pursuing the title of Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen 2017 in June. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is one of the non-profits she is supporting. You could win the gift card, while helping a very worthy cause. Thank you!

We have so much to celebrate! Thank you for being a part of the cottage’s success.
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National Floral Design Day

Did you know that today is National Floral Design Day? But you don’t need a complex and showy arrangement to make your surroundings more welcoming!
daisies in a blue vase

The quality and design of silk flowers has improved though the last few years, and I’m excited about all the vibrant spring colors we have at the cottage.

From a decorating perspective, some simple ideas include adding a few sprigs of poppies to a mason jar or putting a bunch of sweet daisies in a colorful pitcher, like what we did at the cottage.

Floral arrangements can be used to coordinate with your decor or you can pick out colors that contrast with your wall colors. These arrangements are an easy and economical way to add an accent color (or two) and be able to change it when you want to try something new.

As a gift, flowers are a delightful way to express your affection for a friend, especially when you can pair them with a fun container.

Whether you like lots of green foliage or are a fan of arrangements that focus on the flowers, we can help you pick out something that showcases your personal style and taste. We get so much enjoyment out of seeing our customers and friends excited to take home something new.

So, what can you do to brighten up your days? It’s pretty simple… add some flowers around you!!!

See you at the cottage!
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Sunshine in the Cottage

re-open2This past month we’ve had a wonderful time re-decorating the cottage and bringing in new merchandise. Every season has a theme for me, and this spring, I would say that the colors convey a sense of vibrance and renewal. They aren’t the brights bold of primary colors, but hues that are closer to nature and convey a sense of calm.

We re-open tomorrow, January 31!! So, come check it out for yourself. You deserve to be inspired and comforted by what surrounds you in your home, whether that is a glorious new chair or a simple wooden sign that says “Our family is a circle of strength and love, founded on faith, joined in love, and kept by God together, forever.”

See you at the cottage!
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Thanksgiving and Shop Small

custom_social-post-2We wish our customers and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We are closed on Wednesday and Thursday, but we’ll re-open on Friday morning with normal hours. Shop on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 for special deals throughout the cottage. Thanks for shopping local. We appreciate your business!
See you at the cottage!
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Nov 3 ~ Annual Holiday Open House

holidayopenhouse-2016Blackwell Cottage has become a point of destination for many of you. This is why I believe you should make the cottage your holiday inspiration destination this Thursday, November 3, for our annual Holiday Open House.

Christmas is ready at the cottage and this year we took a dreamy, winter wonderlands approach in our decorating. I believe Christmas is home, wherever we live. That’s why, this year, we believe you can create your own kind of magic that feels like home!

Come and be inspired during our annual Holiday Open House this Thursday, November 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Make the cottage your holiday inspiration destination!

See you at the cottage!
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Fall is on Sale!

fall2016Fall and Halloween items are now 50% Off!

We are excited to get ready for the next season, so it’s time for a great sale. Delightful and fun autumn and Halloween merchandise is marked down.

This year’s annual Holiday Open House is on Thursday, November 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, so put it in your calendar now. It will be here soon.

See you at the cottage!
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A moment of remembrance

red, white and blue merchandiseUsually we think of the fall and Christmas a time of traditions. But for me, summer is significant because of all of the traditions within our family. Whether it is celebrating the 4th of July, enjoying family outings to a baseball game or something simple like hanging a bright and colorful wreath on my door, there are many special things about this season.

As we think about Memorial Day and the 4th of July, I encourage you to take a moment (or more) to give thanks for our freedom and to those who protect it.

Did you know that each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time? Read more fantastic info about this important holiday on the History Channel website.

At the cottage, we celebrate our country, and we like to show that pride within our home. We are delighted to usher in this next season with some new, fun merchandise, and hope you have your own wonderful summer traditions to look forward to.
See you at the cottage.

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Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Happy Mother's Day We have some delightful summer merchandise at the cottage… new shipments of jewelry, soaps/lotions, apparel, outdoor/indoor pillows, dishtowels and more! If you haven’t already found that special gift for your Mom, then make sure you come see us at the cottage. We definitely have something that will make her smile!

“If I didn’t have you as a Mom, I’d choose you as a friend.” Isn’t that so sweet??

I also wanted to take a moment to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of our friends and customers. This is a special day for you, and my wish is that yours is lovely and joyful!

See you at the cottage.

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