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!
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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!

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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.

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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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It’s Time to Celebrate!!

We are celebrating 6 years in business and how wonderful our friends and customers are. This Tuesday kicks off our 6th Anniversary and Annual Storeroom Sale! Savings starting at 50% off… and don’t forget to bring your coupon!

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Storeroom Sale Coupon

Are you ready to “ooh” and “aahh?”

welcome back imageWelcome back!! The cottage will be open at 10 am on Tuesday!

We have had so much fun getting ready for the new season, and we can’t wait for you to come by. Bring some sunshine into your home decor with all of the new and delightful items at the cottage, where you’ll be greeted with the colors of spring.

The theme for this season is all about creating vibrant warmth… from bedding to florals to tabletop pieces, our new merchandise is sure to spread joy and happiness.

See you at the cottage!
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Sneak preview…

Tisket a tasket who wants a basket? We have unpacked these cuties. Pair one of our new baskets with a new spring pick!

I couldn’t resist Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail. They are an elegant way to celebrate our favorite childhood stories.

Closed for January

Closing signWe are looking forward to delighting you with new items for Spring! We will be closed during the month of January as we decorate the shop and get in new merchandise.

Make sure you come see us at the cottage next month. We open on Tuesday, February 2.

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