Friday, April 28, 2017

Vintage Vibe: April Finds

This month the collection is in the pink!  I'm in totally love with each of these pieces featured here as they hearken Spring with a lightness and whimsy!
This retro ribbed vase is a stunner we just acquired; I think its an easy pick for Mother's Day, especially for the girl that has it all.

It's becoming harder to find these, but - hooray, this is a flour sack bag.  Manufacturers in the 50's and 60's began to print fun patterns on the flour sacks for their customers to use as a free incentive.  Don't you wish they'd continued?!
And I can't believe I even found this amazing quilt.  About a twin size, it's in pretty good condition. Also hand pieced in a lovely double wedding ring pattern but what makes this piece so nice is a lovely scalloped edge and the amazing paisley fabric on the back!
This must of been made for a very special person because quilt backs of this age are typically pretty plain, as they put their work and good fabrics on the front.  

Featured in this post:
  • Vintage Ribbed Pink Vase - Get it here.
  • Pink Daffodil Flour Sack Fabric Remnant - on Etsy
  • Twin Size Double Wedding Ring Quilt - Available in store at Nest Interiors or online.

--Lisa 
 
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Growing the Good...

I'm coming off an amazing 24 hour buying trip, more on that later!  But I just had to pause and say thank you guys for making our Earth Day Make and Take Event so special!
For those that participated, we made these cute chalkboard pots and planted pollinator friendly plants.  We used my newest color, Pothole, of my own chalky finish brand of paint, Cottage Nest Paint.  I love our paint but even I was amazed at the coverage this black has...and yes it worked really well as a chalkboard finish.
The star of the show was this guy tho, a Giant Swallowtail butterfly that I had pinned all my hopes on emerging for the big day.  Thankfully he agreed and it gave me an opportunity to share the work I am doing to raise and conserve butterflies.  All butterflies are in a decline, so to share this amazing animal in our Monarch Waystation was beyond special.
If you liked this event, please share your thoughts!  Also, we have plans for a special Fall event that will have another eco-friendly focus to it, so keep watching and reading for details!

--Lisa 
 
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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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