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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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh my aching bones! Will I make it through this Lord!

Lord have mercy on me~I pray that while I sleep tonight that some little elves will come out of the woodwork and finish the job...for I can hardly move and we may be only halfway done with the process of refinishing the hardwood floors! Who would glue indoor/outdoor carpet to a beautiful hardwood floor!? Some told me to use a floor sander, but when I went to pick up the sander the attendee of the rentals said that it would just gum up on the pad. So once again we opted to dissolve and scrape on hands, knees and bottoms! I could hardly get off the floor, once down! My dear sweet husband is helping me this time. I think he now realizes how hard I worked to get the first floor done! My real dilema is ~ we had to remove all of the things that have been in these last two rooms since my move, into finished rooms, which are now blocking and filling the walkways other rooms. Thus leaving no room to move about for customers. That being said ~ I have found it necessary to stay closed another day. Hopefully after spending another full day on it on Monday, I will be able to place some things back into those rooms! The floors are looking just beautiful and I know that all of the hard work will be worth it. The classroom will be the first room completed! Whoot~whoot! Hurrah! Then the Vintage Couture'! So maybe they won't be ready by the May 15th Anniversary Sale & Antique Flea, but I will not give up trying!


  1. Good luck with your floor!!

    Hugs from Ria

  2. Hi Maureen! I'm so glad I finally found your blog, and now I can find your store. Hope to see you soon.
    ~Erica (Golightly's)

  3. Thanks for stopping by and signing up for my giveaway, you may want to become a follower. I am deleting those that are not since it is a giveaway for my followers
    Thanks Lynn

  4. Wow.....what a job you have taken on. I can only imagine how much work that must entail. But.....I must agree with you, hardwood floors are the best.




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