Do you enjoy shopping? I don't, no really, I can't stand it unless...I have the experience to enjoy a shop like the one above. This is Cottage Gardens located in a little historical town by me that is filled with fun and unique shopping experiences. These pictures were taken a few years ago when I became acquainted with the shop owner. I loved talking to her. She was featured in a national magazine because of her shabby chic style. She had that 'WOW' effect when it came to decorating her shop and her home. And did I mention she lived in a modular home? Everything was in a variety of whites and all chippy. This is how cool she was...she actually took a porch from a historical house and attached it to a wall within her home. Did I mention 'WOW'? She traveled and did major shows and sold to major designers. And she was the sweetest 'down home' KY gal!
See that bike in the window above? See how she took a can of white spray paint to make it special? I am still looking for a junk bike to do that to. When I say junk, I mean zero dollars. I have already found a big bike basket to attach to the front. Now I just need to find a bike!
She no longer has this shop. Someone else has moved in. It's a sister and brother team and I met them when they started buying from me at the flea market. They buy from me for resale and for display purposes. I like being the middleman, I mean middlewoman. I've owned a shop before, well, twice before. I start feeling confined after awhile. I'm a free and restless spirit. I don't like to be tied down at all. I may just extend my business this next season by selling my finds directly to shop owners. I've been kicking the idea around. It's something to look into anyway.
The new owner has invited me to stop by and visit. I need to do that soon, real soon...
Living it up at Lakewood,