Friday, September 22, 2017

The Eleanor Buffet (vintage rentals)

Introducing The Eleanor Buffet...



She's a great vintage cabinet with lovely details. I painted this piece with Amy Howard's One Step Paint in "Ballet White". If you're in the central Iowa area, Cappel's Ace Hardware in West Des Moines stocks a great selection of Amy Howard products.


Robyn, at The Bistro in Story City, made me the prettiest cupcakes for these photos. She has an occasional cafĂ© and catering business. Her food is amazing! If you're ever in that area, be sure to stop in for a delicious meal and save room for dessert. Thanks so much Robyn!


Eleanor could be used in all sorts of settings... think dessert or drink station, cake table, display piece for photos, etc. Her dimensions are: height- 36.5 inches, width- 41.5 inches, depth-19 inches.



The banner stand is available to rent and it goes great with Eleanor...


I have two fruit crates available. They are both painted in "French Blue" by Amy Howard as well as the vintage mailbox (which was featured here).


Thanks so much for stopping by!
You can find me on IG here: the_cottager
You can find my FB page here: The Cottager 


Questions you may have...

1. Rental Price:
+ Eleanor Buffet- 58.00 dollars
+ White Banner Stand- 7.00 dollars (banner/streamers not included)
+ French Blue Fruit Crate- 4.00 dollars (large), 3.00 dollars (small)
+ White Scalloped Cake Plates- 7.00 dollars for the pair
+ French Blue Mailbox- 6.00 dollars

2. Do you deliver and pick-up?
Yes, charges for delivery & pick-up will be determined by location, size and quantity of your order.

3. Can I pick up my order and return it myself?
Yes, this will work in most cases. Some vintage pieces may need prior approval.

**In general, the area in Iowa that I'll be looking to provide vintage rentals is: Ames, Story City, Jewell, Nevada, Boone, Madrid, Webster City, Dayton and Ft. Dodge (& all the in-betweens). Keep me in mind for your special events and help me get the word out to your friends and family. **

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Poppy Table and Winston Wagon (vintage rentals)

Introducing the Poppy Table...


She is one of my all-time-favorite finds. Love the simple details of this piece. When I bought her she looked like this...


The photo is from my IG account awhile back. I decided to use Amy Howard's at Home One Step Paint. It's similar to Chalk Paint, and really great to work with. "Ballet White" was my color choice. If you're interested,  Cappel's Ace Hardware in West Des Moines stocks Amy Howard products. Here's a quick look at the color options...


I love how she turned out. Great potential for so many settings, especially as a guest book table. And she pairs beautifully with the Rosily Chair (featured here ).


I found this vintage mailbox and thought it would be a great addition to the collection. I painted her in Amy Howard's One Step Paint as well. "French Blue" was the perfect choice for a little pop of color. The gold letters are from Hobby Lobby. Notice the little detail at the bottom... you can make a name tag fitting for the occasion.


Dimensions for Poppy are: height- 30.5 inches, width- 34 inches, depth- 19.5 inches.



The Winston Wagon is also available. As I painted it gray and white,  I pictured it being useful as a wedding wagon. Practical, simple and sweet. The dimensions are: height- 20 inches, width- 36 inches, depth- 16 inches (the white side rails do come off if needed).  



Thanks for stopping by! More features to come.

You can find my FB page here: The Cottager 

You can find me on IG at: the_cottager 


Questions you may have...
1. Rental Price:
+ The Poppy Table~ 35.00 dollars
+ The Winston Wagon~ 25.00 dollars
+ French Blue Mailbox~ 6.00 dollars

2. Do you deliver and pick-up?
Yes, charges for delivery & pick-up will be determined by location, size and quantity of your order.

3. Can I pick up my order and return it myself?
Yes, this will work in most cases. Some vintage pieces may need prior approval.

**In general, the area in Iowa that I'll be looking to provide vintage rentals is: Ames, Story City, Jewell, Nevada, Boone, Madrid, Webster City, Dayton and Ft. Dodge (& all the in-betweens). Keep me in mind for your special events and help me get the word out to your friends and family. **

Linking to:
Make it Pretty Monday
Feathered Nest Friday
The Inspiration Gallery

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Emmy Lou Chalkboard & Rosily Chairs (vintage rentals)

Introducing the Emmy Lou Chalkboard & Rosily Chairs. Great vintage pieces that may work well for your next special event.


The Emmy Lou Chalkboard is such a fun prop! So many options for this... think personal wedding or shower sign, backdrop for a photo booth, a menu board, back drop for a dessert or drink station,  etc... I had a good friend come over and she worked her artistic wonder with a chalk marker. Lots of great ideas out there in the land of Pinterest for chalkboard art.



I think Emmy Lou and Josephine are such a cute pair! (The Josephine Crib is featured here.) For baby showers, the chalkboard sign could be personalized with the baby's name. Other great scripts could be something like... "Welcome Little One" or a "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" sign.



 She is definitely a statement piece. These are the measurements for her. Also for reference, as you think about script/art design, the blackboard itself measures 35 inches by 46 inches.


I enjoy following The School of Styling on Instagram. Here's a photo from their feed for some inspiration. I love how they used the chalkboard for this occasion...


Now, for the Rosily Chairs. They are quite charming with their layers of light blue paint and chippy charm. They would work well for a sweetheart table, Mr. & Mrs. chairs, lounge area chairs, etc...


They are approximately 35 inches tall and 18 inches wide.


More features to come. Thanks for stopping by!

Questions you may have...
1. Rental Price:
The Emmy Lou Chalkboard~ 45.00 dollars
The Rosily Chairs~ 20.00 dollars for the pair

2. Do you deliver and pick-up?
Yes, charges for delivery & pick-up will be determined by location, size and quantity of your order.

3. Can I pick up my order and return it myself?
Yes, this will work in most cases. Some vintage pieces may need prior approval.

You can find my FB page here: The Cottager 

You can find me on IG here: the_cottager

**In general, the area in Iowa that I'll be looking to provide vintage rentals is: Ames, Story City, Jewell, Nevada, Boone, Madrid, Webster City, Dayton and Ft. Dodge (& all the in-betweens). Keep me in mind for your special events and help me get the word out to your friends and family. **


Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Josephine Crib ~ (vintage rental)

I've been working on a small collection of vintage furniture. I'm going to see if there is any interest in my area, to rent out these pieces for special events. Think weddings, graduations, showers, birthday parties or any other event that may need a few special details to help bring it all together.

The first piece I'm featuring is:
The Josephine Crib






The idea for the crib is quite simple and sweet. If you're hosting a baby shower, the crib can be used to hold the baby gifts. Place them in and around it. It's the perfect piece to display some of the gifts as well. Hang up an outfit or two and/or a beautiful baby blanket. You could have all sorts of fun working with sweet Josephine. She's petite and charming!

Rental Price: $30 dollars
Her dimensions are: width- 34 inches, height- 30.5 inches, depth- 21.5 inches.






More features to come over the next couple weeks.

You can find my FB page here: The Cottager

You can find me on IG here: the_cottager

Questions you may have...
1. Rental Price for the Josephine Crib?
$30 dollars

2. Do you deliver and pick-up?
Yes, charges for delivery & pick-up will be determined by location, size and quantity of your order.

3. Can I pick up my order and return it myself?
Yes, this will work in most cases. Some vintage pieces may need prior approval.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

**In general, the area in Iowa that I'll be looking to provide vintage rentals is: Ames, Story City, Jewell, Nevada, Boone, Madrid, Webster City, Dayton and Ft. Dodge (& all the in-betweens). Keep me in mind for your special events and help me get the word out to your friends and family.**