Announcement Vintage * Retro * Garden * Cottage * by monah__
Vintage * Retro * Garden * Cottage * by monah__
belovedgoods on Dec 30, 2016
Charming. Thank you so very much.
Kim on Aug 1, 2016
Mint condition dust cover, great communication, excellent seller!
jeanne benjamin on Nov 23, 2014
no problems all fine. tks
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). http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/monah 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.
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.
My shop is cottage-y and being here should be fun for you.
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