A unique shop where you can find decor for your home at a reasonable price. We scour auctions and flee markets to find beautiful pieces and give them a fresh new purpose.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's a BAT?!?!?!!!!

If you would have stopped by cottonwood around 3pm the other day, i think you would have turned right around and headed back outside...

What a drama!!!

My sister (Carm) and I were busy doing our normal routine, when suddenly...a little friend of ours decided to pay us a visit. Right away I scramed, "BIRD"! As I croutched to the ground, making the counter my temporary shelter...I shouted at Carm to tell her to turn the fan off (we certaintly did not want bird feathers flying everywhere). After that was done, we both attempt to move in and hunt the little guy down...might I add, we were as quiet as could be while walking on our tip-toes. A few mintues pass and no sign of our friend. "AHHHH, there he is!" Both of us fall to the ground in hysteria (this ordeal happens more then 4 times)!!! Several minutes pass and by this time the "bird" I'm sure is getting a good laugh at his attempt at harmlessly attacking two humans :) Panicking and not knowing what to do anymore, Carm calls our dad thinking that maybe he would drive 20min. to come get this guy out...hum, yeah right, wishful thinking Carm :) After searching outside for help and finding no one, we realized we were on our own. SO....suddenly, after moving from room to room, we finally lay eyes on our target again. He is crawling on the floor. That's right, I said crawling....yes, to our surprise our little friend turns out to be a BAT!!!!!!! Oh, and he is an ugly little thing too (it gives me chills just thinking about him). By the way, can anyone tell me why a BAT was out during the day, arn't they suppose to do their thing at night? Anyways, once again, he starts flying frantically, with his goal still being to, ATTACK! Here we go again! Seriously, what are we going to do? The Cottonwood House cannot be this BATS permanent home. We have to act fast. Now being the older sister, dont you think that Carm should have taken charge in this situation and trap the thing. BUT NO, instead, she locks me in the room with the BAT! WHAT, is she crazy!! We're both screaming by now and in walks a customer. Carm very politely explains the situation to her, while I'm still stuck in the room trying to scout this guy down. Oh my, what a site!!!! After several minutes of craziness (sreaming, laughing, falling on the floor) and numerous close calls to getting our heads swiped off...the BAT decides he is finished playing for the day and calmly leaves the building thru the door. Carm slams the door behind him and once again we can breathe :) What a day we'll never forget (and I'm sure the bat won't either)!
By the way: It was such a crazy scene, later we decided to renact the whole thing over to our family. Now that was funny!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Have a window...use a window!

We have loads of windows...TONS! And if you want to know what we do with them, take a look...

Add some legs and you have a unique, one of a kind coffee table...

Attach two of them together, and it makes a great art piece...

An old french door makes for a great room divider!

It's all up to you...use it as a message board, all you need is a marker...or matte some of your treasured
black and whites between the frames...hey, how about even a cute little tray, screw some
handles on & add material under the window to make it a little extra special.

If you have created something out of the ordinary with windows, we'd love to hear your ideas. Let us know!
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Climbing Vines and More Vines!

In the begining of summer I thought I would plant a few climbing vines to pretty up the old carriage house, Here is what happened. Vines everywhere!!!

I put an old window up and attached a shutter underneath. I attached a roped grapevine above the window so my grapevine has a place to climb. So, grapes anyone? Help yourself!

An old rocker and a hanging plant, Simple but beautiful.

More vines. To the left is an out of control tomato plant. It's as high as the roof and yielding beautiful red tomatoes. Please help yourself!
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