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~Alice W.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Re"decorating" our Website!

We have recently made some changes to our business...most notably our name...Faded Rose Cottage (formerly Looking-Glass Studio)! We hope that you will stop in and visit our "redecorated" site. Leave us a comment in our guestbook to let us know what you think! And be sure to sign up for our newsletter, as we will be adding lots of lovely finds and creations throughout the summer, and you won't want to miss out! Most of our items are one-of-a-kind, so get them while you can!
Another change to our site, is our updated category listings. We are now offering vintage clothing, lingerie, books, nursery decor, and so much more! Be sure to browse through each "room" of our cottage for lots of lovely, romantic items!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Garden Style Decorating

Recently, while thrift store shopping, I discovered a new favorite decorating book by Better Homes and Gardens:


I have been flipping through it everyday since I got it! There are so many fabulous ideas and resources included for anyone who loves shabby chic, cottage style, and country decorating. Especially, now that summer is here, it is the perfect time bring the outdoors in and the indoors out.

Here's a peek inside:

The images in this book have inspired me to implement "garden style" into my own home. There are so many ways to bring this style into your home including: adding aged architectural elements (columns, old porch pieces, etc.), worn picket fences, chippy garden furniture, antique sun dials, vintage wicker sets, and so much more!

If you are interested in purchasing this book yourself, there are several listed on Amazon.com at very reasonable prices. Click here to find current listings.

We also have several "garden style" items for sale on our site...so be sure to stop in for a visit! We will also be frequenting flea markets and estate sales this summer and will be listing new items regularly, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date!

Available Now:

Down in the Garden Print $8.00

Handpainted Rose Planter $8.50


Chippy Metal Wine Bottle Holder $18.50

Vintage Seed Packet Collage Sheet
Vintage Seed Packet Collage Sheet $2.00