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Vintage Cottage

If you love all the charm and allure of vintage cottage come in and make yourself at home.

Website: http://www.grandmastreasuresonline.com/
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2016

Meet Your Moderator Ellene Meece

 Ellene Meece is an antique/collectible marketer and organizer of people, products and possibilities in this vast world of Collectible Treasures. Her story involves being educated in antiques and collectibles through her mother who owned and operated a large antique and collectible store in Yukon, Oklahoma on Route 66 and then inheriting her inventory of endless antiques and collectibles after her unexpected passing. Ellene was determined to find a positive path forward to share these treasures with others and thus built an online business in 2007 through her website -www.grandmastreasuresonline.com where today, hundreds of collectibles have been added continually.

Discussion Forum

Victorian Cottage Style 3 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jul 13, 2016.

Vintage Western Decor

Started by Ellene Meece Feb 12, 2016.

Odd Items with Cottages on them. 47 Replies

Started by Pamela. Last reply by Ellene Meece Feb 10, 2016.

Cabinet Curtains...Ultimate in "Cottage"? 24 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Feb 8, 2016.

Cottage Inspired Potting Shed 17 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jan 31, 2016.

The Allure of LACE 8 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jan 30, 2016.

Art Me a Vintage Cottage 41 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Dec 31, 2015.

The LOG CABIN COTTAGE 4 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Dec 17, 2015.

A Bit of Rust...in the Cottage? 16 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Aug 26, 2015.

French Country Cottage STYLE 6 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Aug 10, 2015.

Let's Go to the Bathroom! 31 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Aug 10, 2015.

Vintage Cottage Discussion on Discussions 3 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Aug 8, 2015.

RUSTIC Cottage Charm 8 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jul 21, 2015.

Farmhouse Decor 3 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jul 19, 2015.

Do YOU Live in a Vintage Cottage? 5 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Apr 27, 2015.

Decorating with 'Cottage' Checks! 32 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Apr 24, 2015.

Entertaining in a SMALL Vintage Cottage 1 Reply

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Apr 6, 2015.

Decorating with a Ladder! 9 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Mar 22, 2015.

Vintage Kitchen ~ Hollywood Style 3 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Mar 15, 2015.

Sunlit Cottage 13 Replies

Started by Ellene Meece. Last reply by Ellene Meece Mar 7, 2015.

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Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 10, 2008 at 2:39pm
As i have been playing around with "tags" I see there a lot of newer terms missing.By the way do you subscribe to wordtracker..I need a list like the antique one for the category of "art" and for "home decorating" . I cut and past the antqiue list but I need the other categories..

Back to antiques......can we add a ter? like add "cottage collectibles"

this may be why the "men" who buy books at the major chains couldn't undrstand what "cottage collecitbles were".
Comment by Pamela on October 10, 2008 at 1:44pm
I could be wrong about this...but I think it has something to do with the actual numbers of searches that have, or in this case, have not been made for these as a combined term. I'd have to go find my notes on this because I looked into this a couple of years ago. And I was just asking a related question about blog tags yesterday in a forum. Although the majority of my posts have to do with "cottage collectibles" I haven't been tagging the posts as such. I have tagged what I would tagged subcategories such as "vintage linens" which I believe does come up on wordtracker. So it may be that we need to make an effort to tag things as such in order for that to be picked up as a search for those who read our stuff. Does that make sense?
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 10, 2008 at 8:40am
Good morning,

I think we should try to add "cottage" words to wordtracker, google etc. When I refer to my wordtracker list there is no category cor "cottage collectibles" or "cottage antiques" etc. Does anyone know their way around this stuff? Dianne
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 9, 2008 at 10:13am
I like the way Holly put it " cozy, homey, elegant".........cottage is not the same as clutter or dis-organized...it is using basets to organize newspaper....old tea pots without tops for pens and pencils......re-using, re-cycling and re-purposing.

Enough from me........I wrote a book which is 318 pages on this subject..Im "cottaged out".
Comment by happyfairy on October 9, 2008 at 9:59am
EXACTLY!! :)
Comment by Holly on October 9, 2008 at 9:46am
Yes, definitely a style, but a feeling too. Its charming, laid back, cozy, homey, but beautiful and elegant without being stuffy. And it is eclectic. Almost anything goes!
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 9, 2008 at 9:45am
Hi Pam and everyone,

Answering Pam's question:

What Are Cottage Collectibles?
Source: Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes



"So what are cottage collectibles? From my vantage point, as a compulsive shopper of cottage chic (flea market finds) , “cottage” is all your mother’s or grandmother’s stuff re-packaged and mixed with your great grandmother’s heirlooms and creatively blended together with the “stuff” your kid’s brought home from college or you found on your own. In other words, “Cottage” is a look which marries different periods and styles together, so that a pretty Victorian era tea set can be used on a forties hand embroidered tablecloth atop a one of a kind country style table in a seashore cottage. Cottage taste is eclectic and varies from frilly to rustic and everything in between. What makes up this “look” .........everything! "




Let me clarify further what is meant by the phrase “ style”. When antiques, collectibles, textiles, wall covering etc. are grouped together by similar appearance, material, structure, time period, function etc. they form a “style”. Cottage style can be applied to several different unique themes including “ Romantic Cottage”, “Country Cottage”, “Rustic Cottage-Cabin”, “Beach- Seaside Cottage”, “Retro-Whimsical Cottage” etc. While each of these versions of cottage have their own dominant features and elements, they all emphasize a relaxed , inventive and timeless approach to décor and lifestyle. I will also add, that cottage style is very popular today because it is affordable.
Comment by happyfairy on October 9, 2008 at 8:57am
Art you die for would include antique floral paintings in nearly any condition (I have one pictured on my page of morning glories), and the style (I would say) is anything ROMANTIC, like lace, crystals, antique wood furniture with old chippy imperfect paint, "foofie-girlie" stuff... just about anything in pink... Victorian dresses on an old hanger on the back of a door, gobs of ruffles, silver plated items... like candlesticks & pitchers that have lots of tarnish... antique wicker anythings, fabulous old gesso frames... with art ~ or not!... comfy fluffy plop-right-into furniture, Victoria magazines left out on an old coffee table... lemonade on the porch swing & anything else I forgot that would be considered charming! I think that about defines it in my little corner; then again there's "chic" cottage... "country" cottage... "beach" cottage, and it goes on & on! I hope I didn't confuse you even more!! Smiles everyone!
Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on October 9, 2008 at 5:23am
I have learned something new, "Vintage Cottage" is a style, not a place or thing. What kind of art is it "that you'd die for"? Out West we call this style "eclectic".
Comment by happyfairy on October 8, 2008 at 10:47pm
OK so this is how I feel about "Vintage Cottage"... if you have to ASK... then you'll just never "get it"! It's not a THING... it's a style... mix & match... all romantic things... treasures from the past, old frames, vintage linens, and art "to die for"! I don't HAVE a Vintage Cottage, but I have a good feel for it... and I sell COTTAGE items all the time (in addition to early primitive pieces)! Please have a look-see at some of my pictures for an idea of the things I like to offer, and my I Antique Online page for my eBay selling info!! Would love o have you stop in!! THANKS PAMELA... this is a wonderful idea!
 

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