Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Perfect Summer Dress

Even though we have the Little Black Dress Room, and it houses black and white clothes (and yes, the occasional pink), this absolutely adorable dress in yellow we just had to have! It is the perfect summer dress and can be dressed up or just thrown on with flip flops. So cute! I love it! It looks good on everyone who tries it on! You have to check it out. It is a great summer yellow with a mustard yellow tint. We have a limited amount so don't miss out on the yellow dress in the Little Black Dress Room. It comes in small, medium and large. In the photo to the right it is accessorized with one of Heather Curtis' Vintage Necklaces. It really completes the outfit to make it perfect.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Antique Coffee Table

Sometimes you get lucky and find an incredible antique! This coffee table is so fantastic. It is 68" long and in the right space would look really great. The best part about it is that the wood is teak and it is so durable. Perfect for a family room that will be used a lot. I wish I had a large enough space to take it home with me! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today we had a visit from Kate of Kate's Club and Josie! We love it when we get a visit from them. Josie is always excited to see us and makes us all smile!

Check out Josie on our great outdoor teakwood bench!

Monday, April 27, 2009

May Day at Serenbe

A few months ago I was asked if Urban Cottage would participate in the May Day at Serenbe. We were really excited to be asked to be one of the few vendors to participate! Serenbe is supposed to be a really peaceful place and getaway. It is only about a 45 minute drive from the city of Atlanta. I am looking forward to check it out and see all the artists that are set up. Our team from the Inman Park Festival will all be at Serenbe together! We are looking forward to it. It is only one day, Sunday May 3rd. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Last Day of The Inman Park Festival!

This weekend has been such a great time! We are all a great team which makes it feel like we were not even working! Madame Mandala was soooo busy all weekend, she had a waiting list, which she usually does! She is absolutely amazing and you can find her to get your tarot cards read at Urban Cottage! Concrete Lace's letterpress neighborhood postcards were a huge hit! Almost everyone commented on how wonderful they are! Breathless Paper Co. made many soon to be brides happy to find invitations that are not boring! It was nice to let people know where to find us all! We even made some new friends and they fell in love with our kids teakwood benches. They are perfect for the little sweet friends!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Inman Park Festival

Today was the first day of the Inman Park Festival! It was extremely hot but we had a ton of fun! Madame Mandala, Concrete Lace, Breathless Paper Co. and us all shared two tents on Elizabeth Street. We had so many people comment on how we have so much to offer! We are looking forward to tomorrow! 

Friday, April 24, 2009

Urban Cottage Shout Out!

Urban Cottage, Inc. Shout Out:
*By Paper Relish

Last night my business partner and I went to our first 
Lady Rogue Business Networking function. It's basically a network of people that either own their own business or are thinking of starting a small business. There are monthly meetings and online chatting to foster creativity and create community amongst those that have taken the plunge into the small business world.

The meeting was held at 
Urban Cottage (One of my favorite boutiques in the Highlands) and it lasted for almost 3 hours. It was a great networking experience that was laid back and not too intimidating. Everyone was so friendly and encouraging. We might have even gotten a few potential clients! Hopefully next month's meet up will be just as fruitful.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cute Enclosure Cards

Lindsey Kerr of Linvites makes the cutest enclosure cards! You can always find them right at our desk. They are the perfect pick up to add to any gift you are getting. We have a great selection for occasions such as birthday, engagement party, bridal shower, baby shower, house warming and many more. She is a lovely local Atlanta Favorite of Urban Cottage!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Kitchens

I know I have mentioned before, that I love kitchen stuff! Especially if it is pink! Well, we try to have lots of fun accessories at the shop to help make your kitchen a happy one! We have depression glass plates and bowls, ceramic mugs, colorful espresso cups and a lot more! You can also see our fantastic kitchen tables, chairs, islands and hutches!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Perfect Dresser

I think that finding the perfect dresser can really be a task. We offer so many different designs and styles. And, they can be made custom to your specific requirements. A dresser can be used for so many different things. It can be a multi purpose piece of furniture. It can house a tv right on top and store your belongings! Come and check out our perfect dressers hand made by Surroundings, Inc.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wedding Invitations By Breathless Paper Co.

Getting married is so exciting! To set the tone for the wedding, picking out the Save the Dates and Invitations is vital. There are so many books to look through at paper shops. And, to be honest, most are ordinary and lack luster. Well, the perfect solution can be found right at Urban Cottage. As seen in Daily Candy's 2008 Wedding Guide for Atlanta, Breathless Paper Co. is the perfect source for the perfect invitations. You can only find it at Urban Cottage. You can peruse the portfolio of invite packages. There are really classy unique designs and you can have the design and colors customized to suit your wedding style. They are designed by local Atlanta Graphic Designer, Matthew Berinato and printed on an off set press locally as well! Many different packages are offered and the turn around time is fantastic. you can make an appointment to meet and discuss what you are looking for. Breathless Paper Co. will set the tone of your Wedding perfectly! Every bride has been so happy with the invitations that have been created for them! In addition to the Invitations, you can also do your place cards, thanks you cards, programs, etc. Come and check out Breathless Paper Co.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Funky Upholstered Pieces!

I go absolutely crazy for these upholstered pieces. They are completely funky and fun. Most people have reacted to the pieces we have had in the shop by saying they love it but couldn't live with it. Guess what, I do! I have one of these funky sofas (the one pictured right above, third photo) and it makes me happy every time I walk in my family room. It is super cozy, which is so important to me. Obviously, I have made it the main accent in my room. All the rest of my furnishings and drapes are solid. I thought there would be a chance that I grew tired of it, but I am still in love with it! It has a retro flair to its design, which most of the pieces in this line do. So, if you are looking for a really special colorful and different piece of upholstery, just come into the shop and we can help you get the perfect piece!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Some of The Best Cards!

I know I have mentioned before that I love cards. I love giving them, getting them and selling them so people can give them and get them too! We have some really great card lines. But, the ones I can not stay away from are made by a local Atlanta company, which makes me love them even more, is Whimsy Press. Some of them are absolutely hilarious. One of the card racks in the shop is completely devoted to these cards. People come in all the time just to get them. And sometimes, people just go through them all and laugh. You can't help but laugh, because some are just too funny! Even if you don't need a card for someone, they make you want to find someone to send them to! Once you get to know these cards, you can not help but become a Whimsy Fan!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Table Linens

My mom, Gail has fantastic taste in table linens, thank goodness! I have to be honest, picking out all the right sizes and patterns is just not my thing. So, it is really great that she is. Our customers go crazy over our selection of great table linens. All can be machine washed and put in the dryer. That is one of my favorite aspects about the table linens we carry. I hate to iron and besides disliking it so much, I am just simply terrible at it. Anyhow, we have the perfect tablecloths and napkins for your dining room, breakfast room, bistro table, picnic table, porch, etc. So basically, we have what you need for any type of table. Some are vintagey, some are country french, some just simple patterns and some frilly! Our selection, hand picked by Gail, will please any taste!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

NEW Clothing Line in The Little Black Dress Room!

We are really excited today! Our wonderful Little Black Dress Room has some amazing new additions. A great line of comfy stylish clothing just arrived. It is called Poppy Sam and it was made in Peru. The fabrics are soft and perfect weights for Spring & Summer. I had to take some home with me! The prices are fantastic. Do not miss out!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Art Institute of Atlanta Ad Club Event!

Tonight was the Art Institute of Atlanta's Ad Club Gallery Showing & Silent Auction Event. All of the Urban Cottage ladies were there to show our support. My sister, Lauren is part of it and helped put it all together! And to be honest, I love my sisters artwork! I was excited to see her works hanging on the walls. It was really a good time. All of the artwork will be on display at the Five Spot throughout the month. So, you can still go by and check out all the student artwork and even put in a bid!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Awesome Rustic Intown Neighborhood Signs


               We absolutely think our Rustic Intown Neighborhood Signs are awesome! They are handmade by a local Atlanta company which is a family business. Being that we are also a family business, I completely love that we are able to have their hand crafted products and that we do so well with them. They will make custom signs for our customers as well. We try to always have all of the Intown neighborhoods in stock (Virginia Highland, Inman Park, Candler Park, Morningside, Cabbagetown, Decatur, Little Five Points and Old Fourth Ward to name a few) as well as other fun signs they make. We have Welcome to the Beach, Cabin, Cottage and Lake. And let's not forget about one of my favorite ones, Love Shack! They are also so reasonably priced that everyone can have at least one sign hanging in their home! Come and check them out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Inman Park Festival

I look forward to the Inman Park festival every year! We have been doing it for many years. It is really a lot of fun, even for us working. There are so many wonderful things to see and great people to meet. It always has been something we do to let people know about Urban Cottage. This year Concrete Lace and Breathless Paper Co. will be some of the main feature at the Festival. We will be having a ton of fun. The dates this year are Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th. Hope that the weather is great! 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter & Happy Passover

We wish everyone a Happy Holiday! Happy Easter & Happy Passover! 
I am heading to my parents house and am looking forward to spending time with my family and family friends. It is nice to be my mothers business partner, and nice to just spend family time too! Just to mention, I am honestly excited to set the table at their house! They have a huge round dining table which can fit about ten chairs comfortably. I LOVE setting the table and even more for holiday get togethers. I can not wait to use the new table linens and see how they look all dresses up! I will have to take pictures!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

We got NEW Aprons!

We finally got in our NEW aprons! Perfect for Spring cooking. Our vintage inspired aprons fly out the door! Come and see all the new ones that just came in. We have full aprons, half aprons and even child aprons. They are absolutely the cutest things ever!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Different Than a Key Chain

I have way too many keys. Some of them, I keep only because I am not sure what they even go to. Probably, I should just get rid of them. But, for some reason, I am almost afraid to. So, here I am with way too many keys traveling with me all the time. I used to have keys missing until I found these great little key rings that can hold as many keys as needs. They are on a very strong metal wire cord and have a beautiful hand blown glass bead on either end to keep all the keys from falling off. All you have to do is unscrew the one end off and straighten the cord out and put your keys right on. Then you just tighten it back and all your keys are safe. Besides having your keys safe, the key ring is really cute! I actually get asked about my key ring all the time. They are a great little gift and great to get for yourself. We have them at the shop and they are only $24. You will definitely have to have one! They are great!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just a Little Something

If you need just a little something for a friend, family member or coworker, we really try to have just the thing! We always have these little coin purses that everyone just falls in love with. Most people who purchase them say they are the perfect little something that they have been looking for! So, if you are in need of a little something just come on in to Urban Cottage and I am quite certain we can help you find what you are looking for.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We Like to Have Fun at Urban Cottage!

We really do like to have fun at Urban Cottage! We work hard but still make sure to set aside time to enjoy each other.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mother's Day is Around the Corner!

If someone asked me what one of the best things in my life were, it would hands down be my mom! She has supported me and been my cheerleader throughout life. I honestly am so grateful for her everyday. Well, Mother's Day is around the corner, Sunday May 10th to be exact. It is the perfect time to make some time to show a little love to your mom. If she is not around, spend time and keep her memory alive. Mother's Day is one of the best days of the year (besides Father's Day). 
Anyhow, we have some really special cards and books to show a little love! 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lady Rogue Business Network

Lady Rogue of Rogue Apron is a friend of Urban Cottage. She has started the Lady Rogue Business Network (LRBN) and we have offered to host the monthly meetings at the shop. It is a fantastic group of people (not just ladies) and we all meet up and chat about business ideas and networking. It is always a different. Someone usually does a pitch about their business ideas and gets feedback from the group. I enjoy being able to offer the shop to have a way to help people. I am always open for new ideas for fun ways to network. This is a great way. The meetings are once a month. Check it out! And btw, Lady Rogue is awesome! 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Storage Cool!

Storage can be cool! If you are in a home lacking storage closets (like most) than you are lucky. There are actually storage pieces that can make your things look stylish not cluttered and messy. A good option is metal wire storage items. We offer cool storage items like this such as a three tier round basket storage. I use them all over the store to display all sorts of items. In the home, they are great in a kitchen, bathroom and on a porch amongst other places. You can even get a bookcase that is metal wire storage. I try to have one in the Little Black Dress room to house tops or accessories. These are so great in an entryway, office or bedroom. I absolutely think these pieces add a taste of something different wherever they are placed. There is no decor style that can not add something from this collection.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Back!

Finally, we have gotten in the absolutely fantastic diffusers that everyone can not stay away from! They are made by Elizabeth W, which is made in San Francisco. We just can not keep these in stock. They really are amazing though. They last well over a year. I have a Rose and Sweet Tea one that we have had in use since last February (2008). The shop still carries the smell like it did when they were first opened. It is quite unbelievable. We carry lots of products by them. They are all just really lovely. The line has bath gel, body lotion, bath pouches, soaps, perfume and much more. The scents we always have are Rose, Sweet Tea, Vetiver, Lavender, Magnolia and Neroli Chamomile. The packaging is also so wonderful. Lastly, the price points are really reasonable for such high quality products! Come and smell away!