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:

Click here to visit the online shoppe!

Click here to visit the online shoppe!
Link to online blog shop

Friday, November 20, 2009

R&R ~ Break me off a piece of that!!!

I am truly looking forward to Friday and hoping for  some Rest & Relaxation, however I fear that with only one day closed at the cottage will spin by quickly and leave me feeling like it was just another day at the grind! Don't take me wrong, I love what I do, but to afford hired help ~ yah ~ break me off a piece of that!!!             
Angela, our latest newby reminded me of that commercial the other day ~ you know the one! Calgon  - Take Me Away~  Oh, to be able to just pass the time soaking in a tub! But right now I would give the tub up for some time to just sit and soak up the calm of my latest room that I have completed. It was the living room when the original owners lived in this bungalow. I was going for a vignette of a dreamy room ~ depicting a Bed & Breakfast look.
It's my favorite and I would take it over that Calgon soak in the tub.
 A reading spot in a comfy sandy colored wing back chair, an antique four post bed, a fireplace and a romantic table for two. I picked up the little white desk in the above left picture on a trip to Oklahoma. Check out the Charles David Italian leather riding boots ~ in perfect shape! I love the cast iron horse head towel ring, lending a hand to the other Equestrian  items.


Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate your comments and I would love for you to follow my blog. I am aspiring to be able to do a new post at least 2-3 times a week. It is hard to keep up with it and I will try to respond to every comment or inquiry asap!
Thanks again,
Cottage Panache Antiques, Gifts & Decor


  1. It is hard to do it all when you're starting out, but you are doing a lovely job....just don't take on so much you end up feeling burned out. For me, that is always an issue. I love antiques and junking, but sometimes, I just want quiet. The shop looks wonderful.

  2. Maureen, this room offers such a peaceful setting for your lovely finds! Rest up, though. Just not in that room! You need at least one day a week in another setting! ~ Angela

  3. I am following you and enjoying it.... Blessings...

  4. So glad I found your wonderful blog! Not even sure how I wound up here - Ha! That's one cute little granddaughter you have!

  5. what a beautiful blog! Just love it! You are so clever and love all your posts!

    If you get a chance come check me out too! I have a new and amazing giveaway every Monday and have a great one going on now! I also just made a fun e-magazine thats full of fun discounts to amazing shops! :) So check it out!

  6. * B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L and almost ETHEREAL!!!! It sends my mind off to wonderful places!

    With sincere thanks,
    Linda in AZ

  7. I am following you and I love your shop.Wish I could visit there because I see lots of pretties.
    Come visit me sometime too. I have a booth in a shop called Miss Minnie's, and I love what I do.
    I'll be back to see you often.


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