Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I know there are not many people out there reading my blog yet, but there is something coming up that I couldn't let pass by with out commenting on, Paul's Sock Hop, in memory of Amherstburg town Councillor, Paul Renaud, who organized Amherstburg's fist car show. As business owners we were asked to pay tribute by transforming our shop to the 1950's, on August 1st for a chance to win a 1/2 page add. Being a new business this excites me, free advertisement, yippie! Another thing I really love, and find interesting beyond belief, is era decor, I find it a challenge, treasure hunting for goods of eras passed. I didn't know much about 50's decor before this so a challenge it has been! As a teenager I had a love of all things 60's and 70's, my taste making my parents ill. I loved the cheery prints of a happy flower, the brown swirls in a mushroom, and the straight lines of the furniture. I even carried it into my closet, preferring to wear polyester and cords, I was eccentric I am sure.
Exploring the 50's has been fun, and I'd like to share what I have found:
-I really enjoy the fashion, how complimenting to form the dresses are
-I will always from now on wear an apron
-I need to entertain more
-Entertaining is an art form
-50's kitchen are FABULOUS
-How fun it would be to do a room in 50's
Images are borrowed from google.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Somewhere along the way renovating my cottage on Lake Erie I came to find how much I really loved the cottage/ country life, always being a country gal (exempting my early twenty where I thought so desperately I needed the city air to guide my young wings), I never gave it much of a second thought, until I married a city boy, (who I might add I turned). Simple things make me smile, an old canning jar filled with daises, a rusty bucket filled with treasures from the beach, dirty knees from pulling weeds, and grilled pizza from the BBQ.
With all of the things I love in mind, a paint brush, some white paint and the love, support and labour of my family we got to work, and with in a couple of months my dream came alive. I am now, along with my amazing husband the owner of White Willow Cottage Shop! White Willow is nestled between two black detailed columns, on a lovely old street on the shores of historical Amherstburg, Ontario, with in walking distance of many other lovely shops and Fort Malden. We are loving our home at 71 Murray Street, the locals and customers have been so kind with well wishes, and kind words. I get so excited to hear how much the next person love white as much as me. It warms my heart to no end when someone purchases something I have laboured over for hours. I hope they will keep coming back and be happier then the last time!
At White Willow Cottage Shop you will find a mix of things previously loved, new and handmade:
-furniture, white and slightly distressed
-gifts and more!
We hope you will stop in to say !
71 Murray Street
Tues/Wed- By Chance or Appointment
We are Currently CASH ONLY.