Gracious Cottage

Long Beach, California · 28 Sales


Gracious Cottage

Long Beach, California 28 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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"monah" from Gracious Cottage "monah" from Gracious Cottage


Your personal shopper for cottage, shabby and chic and pastel living!

GRACIOUS COTTAGE by monah comes to you from Long Beach, CA. I love Vintage! One thing has led to another…I started by renting a booth in a local antique store. Then I began to sell at some flea markets. When ebay came along, I was thrilled (“monah” seller ID since 1999). Next, I had a brick and mortar store called Past & Present Shop on Broadway in Long Beach. I also dabble in catering called “Have Seconds” (heritage recipes). For teas, I set the table with mismatched vintage dishes--charming imperfection. More recently, I have been competing in the local county fair Tablescapes contest.
I like cooking, baking, small entertaining & gardening. I have managed to combine vintage decorating with all my interests. I am creative in my own way.

My love affair with home accessories started with knick knacks. As I child (home then was Eau Claire, WI), I would earn money through 4-H projects or garden projects. I would take my hard earned money :) to the local Woolworth’s or Kresge’s Dime Store and buy a knick knack—almost always an animal. I still have most of them today. My interest in decorating got matched up later with my interest in vintage. I always gravitated toward my Grandmother’s house where everything was older.

It is all about "home." From mine to yours. I love to see how other people decorate their vintage homes and express their individual creativity. If you have a photo you would like to share, I would gladly feature it on my website Gracious Cottage.


HONORABLE MENTION: My current assistant is Izzy.
Trevor, Wojo and Chelsea, all black & white rescues, reside in pet heaven. Chelsea (pictured) is napping on my shabby chic bed. I miss them.

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  • monah


    Gracious Cottage is all about romantic, feminine and pretty. I live in a cottage; and I find things that I luv and then pass them along to you. I feature pastel living and whites.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2016
Hi and thanks for stopping by Gracious Cottage!
My shop is cottage-y and being here should be fun for you.

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Payment due at time of purchase with Paypal. You can always email me.
Shipping cost is indicated in the description. If you are buying more than one item, let me know so I can adjust shipping. I charge actual shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept a return if I misrepresented an item. Please return to me by the same method and in the same condition as received. Shipment should be received by me in 7 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Monah's intern assistant is Izzy. She knows how to talkkkk. Meow.