Greetings from Maureen at Cottage Panache Antiques

So glad you stopped by my blog!
Cottage Panache is currently going through some changes.
Soon, I will be offering items for purchase online. Special event sales will be held occasionally and will be posted here, on facebook and on my website:

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Whistle While You Work!!!!

This is my daughter, Emily whom just started her freshman year at Birdville High! She has been a great help to me. This is a picture of the new location before we moved in. The owner decided that it would be a good location to have a rummage sale before handing it over! Yeah that's Emily in front. My high schooler~OMG~I can't believe she's in high school.
I've been dying to do a post but have had a battery issue going on with my dell notebook~~~It went dead and $150.o0 later I was playing the waiting game for it to come. Geez, I can't believe it was so much for a battery! That would have bought alot of paint for the remodel. This heat is so draining when you are scrubbing, scraping and painting! Soon it will all be worth it~just have to keep on whistling while I work and before ya know it I'll be done. I could really use 3 more of me, and younger. I celebrated my 52nd birthday by moving the contents of Cottage Panache, then celebrated my 31st Anniversary pulling up carpet that was glued to hardwood floors. It is beyond me to why someone would see fit to glue cheap carpet to a hardwood floor! I'm hoping to remove the adhesive to expose a pretty wood floor.
The pictures above of course are the before shots and will look totally different when I'm done with it! Will try to keep everyone informed on what's goin on. I was hoping for an early September Grand Re-Opening but it may be more like the middle of the month. We'll see how it goes. I need a miracle right about now to be ready. Time is money you know. And the more time that goes by, the more money I'm a loosin! Will post again as soon as I can.
Have paint brush will travel and don't forget to ~Whistle While You Work!!!
So, anyhoo here are a couple of sneek peek pics of the new location in progress. Nothing too extraordinary to report just yet but progress still the same.


  1. Cannot wait to see what you do with it!! I know it will ba AMAZING!!!!!!

  2. Waiting and waiting-so far looks awesome !!!! Love Tiina.....

  3. Oh BLESS YOU!!! I blew out L5 in my back just moving stuff to get ready to paint. I can't believe what all you are doing. It will be worth it when you get all this done! Just keep reminding yourself of this. Can't wait to see it all complete.

  4. Maureen,
    It looks like you have some good help over there. Can't wait to see the big reveal! Lisa

  5. Just wanted to stop by to say how much I enjoyed reading this post & to say hello. You have a great blog and really interesting photo's too. Best wishes and thank you for sharing...

  6. Thanks for checking out my Blog! I know what you mean about time, and needing 3 more bodies! Love to see your daughter digging in! My daughter, Liz, has been helping me with the shop and shows since she was 7. She has learned so much, and important values she'll carry with her the rest of her life...
    Take care,
    Barb C.

  7. Yay Maureen ~ I am so excited that you are going to be opening up soon ! I was just just wondering about that ~

  8. I am so tired ~ only got 4 or so hours of sleep last night * trying to finish up the loose ends. Some, I am afraid are still loose ~ oh well, but it is a daily progress and they say that hard work never hurt anyone!!! What?! ~ I need a full body massage including the feet because I hurt all over. harumpf!
    Will post new pics after I take a nap if I can get my camera from my budding photojournalist!
    Hugs to all! Maureen

  9. Maureen,
    I wish I was going to be here for the sneak peak, but alas I'll be off in Round Top!!!! I will come visit you as soon as I get home. Good luck girl, the website looks AWESOME! Lisa


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