Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Listings......

Just some of the new listings this week in Aunt May's Cottage.

Jump on over and look at the porch sale, too!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

PRH Valentine Swap

My swap partner was Celeste and I couldn't have been more thrilled! What a talented artist this lady is! Just a sampling of her work.....

The first package ( all of these were lovingly wrapped, I might add) took my breath away. She really knows me as this is little petal cake is such a perfect gift. Beautiful hand painted card, too!!

The second package made me cry.....

Inside the heart shaped box.....

Then, to top it off, the box was full of these glittering goodies too......

I feel so blessed to just know Celeste, let alone be her swap partner and friend! She is such a special lady and really knows how to pamper and spoil. Thank you so much, my dear friend. I am overjoyed!

Lucky for you, Celeste has an eBay store where you can find goodies like these! Go shopping and drooling at La Rea Rose where you will find her beautiful hand painted and crafted items.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Still Listing....

Some more new items for Aunt May's Cottage........

This is just a sampling of the items listed this week in my Web Store.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Items This Week

I've been really busy making and listing new items for the cottage. I'm in the mood for spring, so have added some items that make me think of SPRING!! I'll be listing all week so check back often.

Here are just a few of the new items in Aunt May's Cottage Web Store this week.

Thursday, January 10, 2008



I want to thank those of you that have purchased items from the cottage during the past week. You've gotten some great bargains and allowed me enough room to offer some wonderful new items for sale. I can actually walk through the cottage now!

You will soon see some exciting changes in the cottage. There will be more vintage and antique items listed soon. I'm waiting for this Michigan weather to produce a sun shiny day so I can take some great photos.

New to the cottage will be a "Porch Sale" catagory with items that are gently and lovingly used at have-to-get-it prices.

For the next two weeks I'll be concentrating all my efforts and time on the creation of new and unusual items for your Romantic, Victorian home.

Keep an eye on Aunt May's Cottage starting January 21st for huge restocking and lots of new items.

Bye for now......

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cottage Clearance SALE!!

Sale starts today and runs through January 11th! Don't miss out on some wonderful bargains. Most items are at or below my cost.

Personal Note:

In shopping around Web Stores, I find that lots of them list items that have already been sold. I've come across several web stores that have NOTHING BUT items that they have sold. I don't understand this and feel that I am wasting my time looking at items that are no longer for sale. I want to see something I can buy!

I also notice that many Web Stores will have the same items listed in LOTS of categories. They have dozens of listings, but only a few items....also a waste of my shopping time. Sooo.......'ll see a slightly different face on
Aunt May's Cottage store. No longer will any item be in more than one category. Each item has only one listing on the entire site. I've tried to have a list of categories that applies to most of my items, but now we've added an "Everything Else" category so everything that I sell is covered.

I've always taken my sold items off the listings at the end of the month, but now, you will not see them at all unless you look in the "Sold Items" category. I leave them in there so my customers and friends can order something that I have already sold to someone else or as a reference.

Perhaps you like the medallion that is on a pillow that has sold, but not the pillow itself. Or you like a table cover that has sold, but you need it in a different size. We can use those sold item photos as references for special orders.

You'll also see a pared down look. I tend to jabber on and anyone that knows me will attest to that. I see a lot of sites that will tell in detail the things that they have for sale. They go on and on in their description of what you will see on their site and what you can buy there. I don't want to take time reading....I want to shop! So......there will be less talk and more action on my site.

I will continue to update the Articles (more frequently) and Photo Gallery in case someone wants to educate themselves in the ways of our Victorian ancestors, but most of my talking will be on HERE....the blog.

That's about it this time. Be sure to check out
Aunt May's Cottage often as I will be adding new items during the next few weeks and a couple of brand new lines that I will talk about later.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

After Photos.......

What do you think? I'll put this room back together and take more photos to share. Most of this lovely floor will be covered by an area rug, but you and I know it's there!

'Till next time.....