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.