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.

Monday, October 27, 2008

We are happy to announce...

The Engagement of Doug and Jessie!

Carm and Sonj here...Doug is our "Little Bro" and he just popped the question to his lovely girlfriend over the weekend....of course she said yes!
Congrats to you both!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Peek at our Parking Lot sale

Thanks to all who came to our annual fall parking lot sale. The weather was perfect. The Chicken Corn Soup was so yummy and the treasures were plentiful. Those of you who were not able to be here, we have a few pictures for you to see what you all missed! Hope to see you the next time.

After pushing and shoving and trying every possible way to get this darling wood table this trunk, we finally realized the legs came off! DAAAA!!! Needless to say, this "BRIDE TO BE"was one happy customer!


Four bars stool and a dresser. Both are here at the shop. The bar stools are only $75.00 for all 4 and the dresser is only $125.00. Sweet deals!!

This adorable set sold for $50.00. Now that was a deal. The customer loved it but did not like the red color so they painted it black. I love it!!!

Sue and Lewis arrived bright and early with a smile and a truck load of the coolest stuff. All shabby chic and cottage decor. Their prices were something to write home about for sure. As you can well imagine, at the end of the day they left with an even bigger smile and an empty truck!

Ashley did a fine job in redoing what was once an ugly bed and chest. She painted it this cool aqua color and distressed and antiqued it. It is beautiful and still waiting for the right customer to purchase it. Don't wait to long, because there seems to be interest from several customers right now. If you are not on our email list and would like to know of our upcoming events,
you may email us at Thecotttonwoodhouse@yahoo.com. We have exciting events planned for the holidays and you will be the first to know about them. You will not want to miss our "Midnight Madness" night. More details coming soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Our Dear Emy...how we enjoy your peanut butter eggs...yes that's right we said PEANUT BUTTER EGGS!!! They rock!! If you come to Cottonwood you must try a taste...Emy also has many great Salsa's, tea's and sauce's as well as kitchen knick-nacks and such! We love Emy because she is always cheerful and has a smile for us. Emy's husband was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago...click here http://gordiemiller.blogspot.com to read their journey....Thank's Emy for your inspiration....we love you!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Here he is...

Well, awhile ago we did a few post's on the "family" here at Cottonwood...Vern, Sondra and Carmela...well...next we have Randall...Ran is our "everything guy" he does a little bit of everything here. Most times you will find him working hard unless he is on facebook, uh-oh Ran, caught ya!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

7 Things...

Carm and Sondra here...we got this little ditty over at http://theletteredcottage.blogspot.com/
and we thought we'd try it out for ourselves. Enjoy!

Seven Things To Do Before We Die:

1 Skydive (Sondra)
2 Travel to Italy and eat authentic Italian cuisine
3 Travel to France( been there, done that says Sondra), Ireland, back to London and Austria
and once again run around the fountain from The Sound of Music, The Holy Land to walk
the streets where Jesus walked, Sonoma Valley, Sonj wants to go to Australia and surf...well
we could go on and on but you get the picture!
4 See my children graduate, marry and have grandchildren! Obviously that is Carmela, she is
the one with the 3 boys!
5 Move to my dream house...a cottage by the water, woods and fields with a white kitchen,
plenty of bedrooms but still feels cozy...stainless steel appliances etc.
6 Have horses (Sonj)
7 Finish all the projects in my house and head...I know you can relate!

Seven Things We Can Do Now:
1 Enjoy a Sunday afternoon on a hammock in the woods reading "The Shack"
2 Play with my kid's
3 Volunteer
4 We can work together at Cottonwood and still have fun!
5 Have good conversations with friends and family over a hot cup of coffee/cappuccino
6 Decorate!
7 Check the pressure in a tire and then fill it up :)

Seven Things We Cannot Do:
1 eat broccoli and cauliflower(Sonj)
2 Cook a wonderful meal that everybody likes night after night, after night... any ideas?
3 Sleep all night without going to the bathroom
4 Speak in front of a crowd without a rash breaking out on my chest, therefore giving away
the fact that I am NERVOUS! (Carm)
5 Be organized! (This is our dear mum, she is great but there is a reason why she need's us here
at Cottonwood) We love you Mom!
6 Sondra cannot drive past a hitchhiker without either picking HIM up or wanting very badly to
pick HIM up...yes, even at 1 am in the morning...have you seen her? she is teeny, tiny and a
7 Speak a foreign language... well, besides good ole Pennsylvania Dutch! Really Truely!

Seven Favorite Foods:
1 McDonalds french fries...I know they're horrible for you but I just cant get enough of them:)
2 Amish made Roast (it's a mixture of turkey and filling. we have it for thanksgiving every
year...our Grandma's is the BEST!)
3 Tomatoe and mayo sandwich!
4 Hamballs with a pineapple glaze on top (sonj's favorite B-day meal)
5 Pasta Salad
6 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
7 Chocolate pie, chocolate cake, chocolate bars, chocolate brownies, chocolate whoopie pies...are
sensing a theme?

Seven Things We Say Most Often:
1 Hey.
2 How are you ladies doing today?
3 Hey sweetsies :)
4 Seriously.
5 Love Ya!
6 Ya Know?
7 Boys that's the last time I'm telling you!

Seven Celebrity Admirations
1 Rachel Ray
2 Candice Olson
3 Palin Power!
4 Dr. Dobson
5 Glenn Beck
6 Keith Urban (Carm's pick)
7 Rita Springer (We both like her!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

These are a few of my...



Pumpkin Mouse..need we say more!

(oops that is supposed to say "Mousse"


White kitchens with ironstone dishes and chalkboards


Love the plates above the door and painted floor


Fall decorations!


Caramel apples...I wonder if I shall make these for a bake sale coming up?

The Cottonwood House

Fall Wreaths

The Cottonwood House

A Great Sale...are you on our email list, you get first dib's on the sales!

The Cottonwood House

Our Farm tables made from reclaimed barnwood


Christmas Time...yes that's right it's coming soon and it's our favorite time of the year!

What are your "Favorite Things?"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dont Forget...

Hey ya'll, we just wanted to remind you one last time of our
"Parking Lot Sale"
this Saturday, the 4th!!!! It starts at 8:00 sharp...you'll want to get here early so you can be the first to find the great deals. And remember to save some room in your stomach for some hot chicken corn soup. Hope to see you then!!!

University Master's Commission!

Today the students and staff from University Master's Commission GAP, volunteered their hard working hands and precious time to help clean up what was left of the summer here at The Cottonwood House! For those of you who are not familiar with this ministry...it's a nine month inernship for post highschool students that are interested in going into ministry and discovering God's purpose for thier lives. Local service projects are just a small amount of what this team does. And well...it just so happened that we were blessed to have them join us today!
Here are a few pics of what they accomplished...
Are the leaves giving you problems Becca? :)

Is Joel raking stones?

If a rake and your hands dont work...try a leaf blower, right Steve?

Actually, Katie says she prefers a broom :)
No leaves for Teresa...she's on to bigger and better things!

And for Jonathan...well, it's tomatoe time...
Nice pick buddy!

Thankyou guys for all your hard work...we really appreciate each and every one of you! The place looks great!!!!!

Enjoy your year in Master's! And remember, God is a God worth laying down your life for and pursuing after with all your heart. Be blessed!!!