A Destination and A Decor

Clemson, South Carolina On Etsy since 2010


A Destination and A Decor

Clemson, South Carolina | 1,079 Sales

Sandy Gilstrap

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Sandy Gilstrap


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About ChaugaRiverCottage

Sales 1,079
On Etsy since 2010

Using the past to bring warmth to your home

I learned from my grandmother how to scour a thrift store to claim objects that might be crusty with filth and overlooked by most, bring them home, clean them, restore them if necessary, and layer them to create a home that has just the right amount of worn warmth.

The name Chauga River Cottage is both a destination and a decor. The decor you can find here, and the destination can be found at

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  • Sandy Gilstrap


    Chauga River Cottage is my little cottage in the northwest corner of SC sitting high above the Chauga River. It's filled with vintage decor I've collected over years. Find Chauga River Cottage at Find the decor here.

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Last updated on May 3, 2015
I have spent years hunting treasures for my home. My home is now full, but I still like to hunt. Let me hunt for you. In my shop I will bring to you the many treasures found near and far to make your home, space, life all that you want it to be.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Shipping for breakable or fragile items will be slightly higher because of the increased amount of packing material needed to protect the item. If anything is lossed or damaged during shipment, I will work with you to rectify the problem.
Under certain circumstances I will refund your purchase or make an exchange. These circumstances will be decided on a case by case basis. I want you to be happy and shop with confidence.
Once payment is received, your item will be packed and shipped. Accepted payment methods are shown above.
I try to keep shipping costs as low as possible by reusing boxes and shipping materials and by using a variety of shipping methods. I ship using United States Parcel Service, FedEx Home Delivery, and UPS depending on which carrier is most economical for the item being shipped.
USA shipping fees do not include shipping to Hawaii and Alaska. Please contact me for adjusted shipping prices to these states.
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Please feel free to contact me with any questions.