Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Cottage Collective!!

Hello again!!

I've missed talking to you guys, but if you read my last post, you know I've been a bit busy. Traveling away from home for work while painting signs and trying to keep my house in the slightest bit of order feels like about 3 full time jobs! 

I'm gone about half of every week now, so it was shear grace that I happened to be in town when I got an email from Abbe of All Dolled Up. You might remember me mentioning Abbe back in the Spring when my Mom and I took a painting class from her. We'd been following each other on Instagram prior to that, but officially met that day. She's fabulous by the way.

Until recently, Abbe was the primary educator for Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint, and is also the owner of The Cottage Collective. The Cottage Collective is a wonderful little shop open one weekend a month that Abbe started in 2012. It features a collection of vintage, antique and handmade items by herself and several other local vendors. 

Abbe contacted me last month and offered to let me come in early on the day of The Cottage's Christmas Open House. I got an early sneak peek, took some pics to share with you guys, and did a little shopping! 

I'm sharing a bunch of photos of her shop "all dolled up" for Christmas, and if you're local, you're in LUCK!! The Cottage Collective opens again this weekend!! Scroll through the pics and drool over the amazing items and the jaw dropping talent Abbe has of staging everything to perfection! (I was shocked to find out she does every bit of the staging herself!) I'll share their address and holiday hours at the end of the post.

If you aren't local, you're gonna wish you were!! :)

I adore the salvaged doors wrapped as Christmas presents! I might need to steal that idea for the shutters in my entry way.

Alright, that was just the outside, ready to walk through those doors?

There was something for every decor. The gold and silver, rustic and glam, to the bright red and green! 

I'm still kicking myself for not buying that antique sleigh on the right.

They have more Christmas decor fun than you can imagine, but there's also jewelry and accessory pieces!

Abbe always makes sure there's loads of hand painted furniture pieces. The finishes are the absolute best I've seen. I have 2 or 3 of her pieces in my house already and love 'em all!! 

If you are able to check out The Cottage Collective in person, they are located at
137 N. Oliver, Kechi, KS 67067. 
Hours over the next two weeks are Friday the 12th from 10-6, Saturday the 13th from 10-5, and Thursday the 18th is their Red Dot sale from 4-8pm.

I'm hoping to make it out to shop myself. Can't wait to see what new fun things they have this month!!

Thank you so much Abbe for letting me have this little sneak of the shop. I'd love to do it again any time!!!