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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Friday, March 25, 2011

Workshop with Linda Kinnaird Jewelry - "Mixed Metals Shadow Box Necklace"

Wow, I just realized that this will be my 100th post! Gee, what took so long!? Anyhoo, on to the real reason for this post!

Presenting another workshop at Cottage Panache for Linda Kinnaird Jewelry!
I am loving this piece, being offered on Saturday, April 16th.
It will be a three hour workshop, from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
Here is Linda's details and notation for this workshop.
Mixed Metals Shadow Box Necklace
Linda Kinnaird Jewelry
This necklace is a mixture of copper and silver metals, vintage keys, chain and crystals along with a little bling and pearls!
First, I'll show you how to hammer your sheet of copper to give a nice texture, form your shadow box, then finish off the edges with copper foil tape. Copper will naturally darken over time, but if you'd like to oxidize/antique your shadow box, you'll be given the opportunity to do that also. Next, as your focal point for your shadow box, you will choose between a silver crown or a vintage piece from a selection that I will provide. After your focal piece is added, we'll add a vintage prism dangle. Next, I'll show you how to wire wrap links, incorporating a vintage key, the chain, crystals and pearls.
The necklace measures approximately 28 inches long!

                                              Tools you will need to bring to the workshop
                                              Chain nose pliers or flat nose pliers
                                              Round nose pliers
                                              Wire nippers/cutters
                                              Small ruler
                                              Sharpie pen
Supplies for the necklace are included in the cost of the workshop.

The cost of this three hour workshop is $60.00 with only 6 seats available for this workshop.
Sign up begins as soon as posted and all seats are to be prepaid to hold your space.
Cottage Panache 817-595-4040
(A light snack will be provided by Cottage Panache - Thanks Maureen!)

 Linda, what a beautiful piece this would be to present to Mom on
 Mother's Day and just in time!
And thanks for providing details for my 100th Post!
About Time ~ Right!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's Up!

What's Up?! Well, there is so much to tell but I will start with the
Most important details, details, details on... 
The Cottage Panache' Antiques 
Third Anniversary Sale & Spring
Cleaning Flea Market.
We've set the date for Saturday, April 9th, at 10:00 am and will continue outside and inside until my new and returning Junkers, Pickers and Dealers Extrodinare' have sold out or can no longer stand (some probably til 5pm and some a little before!) or the last resort ~ you're not there anymore!!!  :(( sad face!
You won't want to miss all the treasures! Bigger and Better, every year so please don't miss it and if you send me an email, I will add you to my list.
If you have any peeps that your think might be a perfect fit for this sale (maybe you-just sayin!) let me know by giving me a ring at the shoppe or email me! Of course this is not a yard sale or a garage sale, (even though the city permit says sales garage sale!)
so anyhoo, no garage sale stuff for this sale. Oh, no, no, contrare' bon amis,
just treasures and treasures untold ready for re-creation!!!  Everything vintage,(vintage = must have been made before the 80's, retro 70's okay!), including great finds of unique and hard to find parts and pieces 
that you have been searching for, to complete your  Vintage treasures.
  Or pick up a treasure that has already been
reclaimed and refinished 
 with parts and pieces, and married together by the hands of the 
Antiquers, Junkers, Pickers and
Altered Artists Extordinaire!!!
Booth space is the size of a canopy (10 x 10) from side to side (but deeper, if you like)The wee fee of $25.oo will go towards the cost of snacks, and water, etc.  for customers, and peeps extrodinaire! The shoppe will be open, (after all it is myThird Anniversary on Glenview Drive!) so no porta potties for my peeps!
There are only a few more spaces so don't wait too long if you're interested!
The group would love to have you!!
Adieu, (hope to see you soon)
Your Host Extrodinare'
(well whatever, just ask my peeps!!!)