Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day Make and Take

We're celebrating Earth Day this Saturday at our shop and Monarch Waystation!  This Saturday we will be hosting a Make and Take, where we will use our Cottage Nest Chalky Finish Paint to make chalkboard style flower pots and plant a pollinator friendly plant.  All free of charge just for joining us!
Also, *fingers crossed* we hope to release one of the Giant Swallowtail butterflies we've been raising.  We have one very close to emerging but it's on butterfly time, not our time.  Either way, we will have caterpillars and chrysalises on display for any curious guests.  And here's a little background on this season's first generation of butterflies we are raising.
 And if you can not join us but want to make a difference, I recommend you look up local March for Science events, read this great article from Jane Goodall and by all means please watch this documentary on Seed Saving and Extinction featured on PBS.org until the end of the month.

--Lisa 
 
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

5 Reasons to Join Us for Strawberry Festival

Yes, it's the Berry best weekend of the year and you should start at Nest!
  • Beginning with the Strawberry Fest Parade, rolling at 9:30am and passing right in front of Nest.  We offer a family friendly environment on our lawn with ample free parking at our building and adjacent businesses.
  • Meet our new neighbor, Flowers by Linda!  She'll be handing out free balloons to the kids and you can win a bouquet for Mother's Day.
  • Easter Sale - fill your basket with already discounted goods 
  • Extended Hours:  
    • Friday 10:00a - 5:30p
    • Saturday 9:00a - 3:00p
    • Sunday 11:00a - 3:00p 
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--Lisa 
 
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Vintage Vibe: March Finds

This month brings some real pieces of hobbies and pastimes of American life.

How lovely!  This bridge set of napkins and rare, cocktail glass slippers are a perfect shade of robins egg blue with white embroidery.  These are on sale, too!
Also, I love this vintage Brass Butterfly plant rooter; also a good home for air plants!

And, this!  A vintage tennis racket with a cross stitch yarn heart.  I actually did a tutorial a few years ago on the blog and I'm letting go my demo.  Instant art!

All of these items (and more) are located in my dedicated Etsy shop.

Featured in this post:

  • Vintage Cocktail & Bridge Napkin Set - on sale here.
  • Brass Butterfly Vintage Plant Rooter - only one on Etsy  SOLD OUT
  • Forty Love Vintage Tennis Racket with Cross Stitch Heart - get the original here.
--Lisa 
 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nest is Nine

We end this month full of thanks!  This past Saturday was our big Anniversary Celebration and Sale.  Despite a terrible rainstorm with hail (yes, hail, yes!), we had an incredible turnout!

We are already planning our 10th anniversary and next year will be BIG!  Thanks again for shopping and supporting our store!
Remember, you can still use your coupon code HAPPY15 for 15% Off any purchase at our Etsy shop in celebration, too!

--Lisa 
 
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Totes Adorbs

This is a BIG weekend for us!  We're celebrating NINE years in business at our Ponchatoula, LA location.  And as a big thank you we've got some great one day specials for this Saturday, March 25th.
First off, we are offering this amazing little tote (designed and silk-screened by moi!) free with a $25 purchase in store...but wait there's more...when you bring this bag back and let us fill it with more awesomeness...you get 5% OFF any additional purchase forever!

Secondly, Saturday only, the store is 15% OFF everything, I know, crazy right???  And right now, we've got so much new stock: Easter decor, flags, a full restock of Lampe Berger, amazing regionally made items.  This is going to be a good day to have a GREAT day!

Thirdly, I know more?!?  I'm hauling in bunches of mini cupcakes and sweet tea, just so you know how much we love you!

This is primarily an in-store celebration, but our Etsy shop (also NINE) is running a special coupon code HAPPY15 for 15% off  your entire purchase there!

And thanks from the bottom of our hearts, for making our shop dream a reality!

--Lisa 
 
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday Funday: Crosby Arboretum

Hooray for Spring!  To celebrate, we drove east for about an hour to tour Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, MS.  I had been years ago, right in the beginning with my mom and now I was taking my own children to explore...
It was such a delightful experience; one of those rare times that something actually exceeds all your expectations.  The highlight for me was walking into their "bog area" - it sounded rather unattractive by name, but it could not have been more magical...an open area, with a field of tiny almost Chinese lantern style blooms, and bright yellow and red pitcher plants poking up through the grass.  Small pearl crescent butterflies zipped past, drawing my attention to a dive, then another, of a pretty bluebird pair...all of which were none too bothered by two loud toddlers...thankfully!

Find out more about Crosby Arboretum and the work they are doing in the field of native planting here.
--Lisa 
 
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hop to it...

Is Easter really on our heels?!  Yes, I think for sure as fluffy bunnies, cute chicks and glittered eggs surround me!

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--Lisa 
 
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