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Vintage & Current Sewing Patterns *
Retro, Antique, Current Fabrics & Findings
Cottage, Antique and Retro Finds!


Welcome to the Shabby Aqua Cottage! My name is Marla Johnson Gaboian. I live 30 minutes south of Chicago and 10 minutes from Indiana's Lake Michigan shore. Creativity, music and a love of the preforming arts has been my constant companion since grade school. I love to set the stage of an era. Searching for unique materials to recreate what is in my minds eye... is my passion. My inspiration is my regular visits to my Grandmother's cottage many years ago. I remember how cozy, simple and comforting her cottage was with it's simple furnishings,appliances, the eras nick nacks, textiles and everything that breathes all things cottage. The comforting feel her cottage brought when you…

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  • Joined September 27, 2009

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New and vintage chenilles cottons flanels vintage linens lace vintage retro kitchen items vintage retro advertising plant material and finds in nature vintage trinkets vintage retro toys cotton terry cloth flannel any luxuriously soft fabrics

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About

Vintage & Current Sewing Patterns *
Retro, Antique, Current Fabrics & Findings
Cottage, Antique and Retro Finds!


Welcome to the Shabby Aqua Cottage! My name is Marla Johnson Gaboian. I live 30 minutes south of Chicago and 10 minutes from Indiana's Lake Michigan shore. Creativity, music and a love of the preforming arts has been my constant companion since grade school. I love to set the stage of an era. Searching for unique materials to recreate what is in my minds eye... is my passion. My inspiration is my regular visits to my Grandmother's cottage many years ago. I remember how cozy, simple and comforting her cottage was with it's simple furnishings,appliances, the eras nick nacks, textiles and everything that breathes all things cottage. The comforting feel her cottage brought when you stepped through the door had nothing to do with monetary wealth or expensive household items....and that's what I love about it....... simplistic beauty. I invite you to walk through the cottage door and discover all the materials and goodies you can gather to set the stage and create your own look for that stylish retro feel or cottage look that came from this era. Create it.....wear it......indulge your home with it! Create or purchase unique goodies for others to enjoy too! Celebrate Unique!!! I specialize in lots of vintage & current sewing patterns and beautiful fabrics for you to create with!

*** Check back often as I will be adding goodies daily to the shop!




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