Saturday, April 21

The Whimsical Cottage...a fun mix!!!

Last weekend I opened a new "shop within my shop". We call it "The Whimsical Cottage... a fun mix!" We had sooooo much fun decorating the room, complete with a green and white checkerboard tile floor. I've had an antique shop for the last 15 years and it has been so much fun to order new items. It's funny - they come all cleaned up and in perfect condition and all I have to do is price them and put the out for sale... a very strange concept for an antique dealer who's been hunting it all down, fixing it, cleaning, researching it and finally pricing it to put it out for sale. Then as soon as I get all that done, it sells and I have to go find something else to put in its place. I hope that doesn't sound like a complaint. I LOVE what I do and I think I'm pretty good at it. I just wish I could order more of some of the wonderful things I have found over the years.
Each item is special and unique in my antique shop, but once it is gone, it's gone! I love the idea of finding fun, new items that I can play with over and over again in The Whimsical Cottage. I'd love to hear what you think.


  1. Polly,
    I am so happy to have seen "The Whimsical Cottage" last week.
    You have such an eye for all things pretty and cute!!! Keep up the good work and thanks for letting us come into the shop and dream!!!
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  2. Hello Polly! Great hearing from you. I LOVE your "The Whimsical Cottage" It looks so adorable! Hope all is well with you.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :-}
    ~Mary~aka Bella of isabellascloset

  3. Ooooh, I love it!! I wish I were closer to you so I could come visit. Hubby and I are going to Galena in Oct. Are you far from there? I jumped over to your blog from foursisters. You have wonderful taste! And, I love your name. =) Blessings... -Polly

  4. I love love love it,wish it was here in Australia in my town.I mean how darn cute could it be !
    And a perfect name i do say so myself.
    Jullie of Whimsical notions blog lol

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