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Come in, We're Open!

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Come in, We're Open!

Cottage Northwest is stepping out of the virtual and into the real world. I'm so excited to announce that we now have a retail space!  For those who may be in the South Sound area, you can visit us at The Exhibitors Boutique & Trellis Cafe at 10312 120th St E, Puyallup, WA 98374. Goodies from the website are available as well as refinished furniture finds and unique treasures. Open every day except Sunday from 10:00 - 5:00 pm. While you're there, stop in the cafe for a delicious lunch or a pot of tea and scone. For those who prefer to...

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Thinking Outside the Pot

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Thinking Outside the Pot

Around about this time of year, after all of the Christmas greenery has been boxed and hauled out to the garage, I look around the house and get the odd feeling that something is missing. It feels a little bare around these parts. But even though I still have a number of plants scattered about, I do sometimes neglect the little darlings so they respond cruelly by curling up and dying. I seem to always take a little trip to a local nursery for 'just a few more' to maybe re-green my abode.  Here's the thing. I don't want to spend a bunch of...

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The Big Empty Hole in the Wall

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The Big Empty Hole in the Wall

When we moved into our (then) new house five years ago we were pretty pleased with ourselves. We thought - hey new house, move in ready, no work! Well as it turned out, we were so very wrong. I could go on and on about the minor and not so minor 'fixes' we have needed to address over the last few years (and believe me, I have) ranging from uneven cabinet doors, a warped faux mantle (literally a ping pong ball rolled right off) plumbing issues (yes you have to actually connect the pipe to the sewer), inferior drywall, poor paint...

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Ordering Deadlines aka Time to Start Shopping!

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Ordering Deadlines aka Time to Start Shopping!

Apparently, USPS has a few guidelines for delivery and so do we. If you need an in-stock item you seriously gotta stop dragging your feet!  Let your fingers do the shopping and be sure to get your order in by no later than December 18th. Fellow procrastinators - get it done!  If you live in the South Sound area (that's western Washington in case you were wondering) you have until the 21st. And then that's it. I mean the elves really need a break too. They have been working diligently and with very little coffee. As far as custom orders...

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Imitation is an Inexpensive Form of Flattery

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Imitation is an Inexpensive Form of Flattery

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. To imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment. Although the original quote attributed to Oscar Wilde actually states “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness” I'm guessing he was unaware of my budget and my love for all things Pottery Barn. The truth is when it comes to decor - I do love me some high-end stores, I just can't marry that love with their prices.  For instance... I had been long lusting after this gorgeous Vintage Inspired Paris map from Pottery Barn. It's a reproduction...

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