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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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Tuesday's Table Treasure

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Tuesday's Table Treasure

End table dilemma number 168. It's not that I can't ever find furniture pieces in stores; in fact, I discover wonderful pieces all the time. There are beautiful pieces but their price tags are just short of the balance in my checking account. In fact, they're so far down the road from my budget, that I can't even see them in my rearview mirror. You know the places I mean? The shops I like to call the Fantastic Four: Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Pier 1 Imports and Crate & Barrel. I spend some time walking through their physical stores or...

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Tuesday's Table Thoughts

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Tuesday's Table Thoughts

I'm looking for some ideas on a new coffee table for our family room. Naturally, I will be building one myself. It needs to be sturdy and robust - lots of feet will wind up propped on top - but with a classic rustic design. Here are some of the ones I'm considering so far. My first contender comes from Nina at Everyday Enchanting for Remodel-aholic and it's a terrific knock-off of a Pottery Barn table I've been lusting after for a long time but I'm not quite ready to pony up the $700 price tag. What I like about this...

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The "I Want a Chair" Project

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The "I Want a Chair" Project

The darling man always knows there is a project coming when I start a sentence with  "don't you think it would be nice…" followed by something like  "to have a nice comfy chair in this empty space in the family room to lounge in?" In Theresa-speak it really translates to "I think we need to fill this empty five feet in our family room that I've been staring at with disgust for a month." Let's be honest here, I think he's on to this. Of course, I don't mean "let's go spend hundreds of dollars at the furniture store". No. He...

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