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Sunday, December 27, 2009

A New Year! A New Ad!! What's your New Year's Resolution for 2010?

Christmas has come and gone for another year! The new year is almost here and time to think about what New Year's resolutions you'll be making for 2010! What's your New Year's resolution for 2010? Will you make changes to your website to keep your customers coming back again and adding new products? Will you rearrange your "online shop" to ensure they return? Are you planning on giving your website a face lift, having a great sale or offering coupons to entice them to return? Are you planning on advertising or joining an online shopping mall this year? Now is the best time to make your New Year's resolutions for your online shop or boutique, start the new year out right! Read this tips below to help you succeed in 2010.

Here are just some of the great tips I recommend to our members! I would like to share some of them with you and help ensure your online shop is a great success! Remember it takes dedication and a continued effort to have your online business succeed.
  • Review and make changes to your website regularly, this gives your customers a reason to return and help "spiders" crawl your site more often, if regularly updated.
  • Make sure to exchange links with other comparable sites, this too, helps promote your site.
  • Offer specials, sales and incentives the same time each month, this will entice customers to return and check the different specials offered.
  • When shipping your orders, send them a coupon with a discount or an offer for a free item with their next purchase.
  • Invite customers to "bookmark" your page or add to their favorites, this allows them to access your site easily.
  • Ask them to recommend your online shop to a friend.
  • Most important is to ensure your site is easy to navigate, your shopping cart is safe and secure and you offer a privacy policy to ensure they are comfortable shopping on your site.
  • Make your site is inviting, keeping the colors, text and logo design uniform.
  • Don't "Clutter" your site with useless information or unnecessary pictures. There are still many Internet uses who have "DSL", therefore taking a long time to load. Some of your potential customers will become impatient and not wait for your site to load. This creates a possibly of a "lost" customer. Keep your site neat and uncluttered, adding only the necessary information and pictures to help the customer see what you have to offer.
  • Supply your information, i.e., email, address and telephone number. Some are still uncomfortable making purchases on the web. You may receive many sales via your telephone, directed from your website.
  • Make sure you have reviewed every page of your website, the keywords, meta titles, meta descriptions, information and pictures must be there. This ensures the "spiders or robots" will visit your site regularly, which will help increase your page ranking when people are searching on the web.
  • Go out of your way to ensure you help your customers with their needs, they will remember and return to your site instead of a competitor's site!
  • Join an online shopping mall to gain exposure and presence on the web. This not only helps promote your site, but will enhance the number of visits you receive and sales made.
  • Advertise your site in national magazines, it's a must! Think of yourself as a "stand alone" store in the desert with no roads leading to you because of your location. There are millions of online shops or websites, but if you don't advertise, just because you "build it, doesn't mean they will come". You have to make your presence known on the web.
  • Join an online shopping mall with good advertising benefits is one of the most important things you can do, it's great networking and provides untold opportunities if you want to succeed in the "website desert"! Most of the time, you can join and your membership costs will be less than one ad placed in National Magazines!
  • Shop around and compare benefits and costs of being a member of an online shopping mall.
  • Ask questions before joining, this will ensure you know what you are entitled to as a member, of any online shopping mall.

There are many things you can do to make sure your online shop or boutique is a success, these are just a few points I wanted to share.

As you plan your advertising budget for 2010, check into the cost of advertising in National magazines, it's costly, but necessary. We invite you to join us, we work very hard to help you "get noticed" with product display ads which are visible, and at a cost more affordable than paying for your own advertising fees!

Our newest ad above, in Somerset Life, is on the back outside cover in their January 2010 issue, notice the size of the pictures? Look at our past ads here. We ensure you'll "get noticed" at a reasonable cost which will fit your 2010 budget, plus many other fabulous benefits are available at Shabby Cottage Shops. We invite you to come join us today! You can compare our membership benefits and costs here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment, would love to hear any suggestions you may have!

Happy New Year!

Debie

Shabby Cottage Shops

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas to all...

Christmas is almost here and the New Year is just around the corner! It's so hard to believe Christmas day is just five days away! It seems like yesterday when Shabby Cottage Shops was just a dream and we are now almost six months old! Where has the time gone? It's been a very busy six months!

We have many fabulous shops with the most wonderful owners offering a wide array of gorgeous items! Each shop owner is so unique in their very own way and have the kindest hearts, not to mention the wonderful variety of fun personalities. I am thrilled I have been allowed to get to know each member individually and thank them for the vote of confidence they have extended to me and Shabby Cottage Shops, during our first six months as a new online shopping mall, for without each and everyone of you, Shabby Cottage Shops would not be!

I would also like to thank several online shopping malls, especially Joyce, of Make Mine Pink and Polly, of the French Cupboard, who so graciously embraced us with open arms and included us in so many wonderful events! As Joyce would say, "it's all about women helping women"! To all of you who have supported us, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Wishing everyone warm wishes, wonderful times with family and friends, enjoy the upcoming holiday season!

Debra
Shabby Cottage Shops

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Our Newest ad in Romantic Homes and a "Sweet Treats" Blog Giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops!

This is our newest full page ad in Romantic Homes, it's due on the newsstands December 22, it's their Valentine's Day issue! Can you believe Christmas is almost here and ads are coming out for Valentine's Day?

We'll be having another great giveway on our blog to celebrate Valentine's Day, a "Sweet Treats" giveaway, just in time to give your special sweetheart a romantic gift from Shabby Cottage Shops! Please check back for information on our "Sweet Treats" blog giveaway coming soon!

You'll have to follow our blog, leave a comment and sign up for our newsletter, that's it to participate in our next holiday blog giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops!

We invite you to join us as a member of Shabby Cottage Shops, our membership benefits and costs are guaranteed to be the best available on the web. Stop by today and found out how you can become a member of Shabby Cottage Shops, look at our ads, join us and "get noticed"!

Happy Holidays,
Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops!



It's Pinkalicious Christmas Party Time ~ Only 15 Days left!

Christmas is just around the corner! It's hard to believe it's only a few weeks away! You're invited you to join us today! This week's theme is the "Perfect Pink Present" for our weekly, Pinkalicious Christmas Party. Stop by and see what's new this week at Shabby Cottage Shops! You'll find a wonderful selection of beautiful pink items including kitchen accessories, gorgeous ornaments, hand painted signs and home decor! Plus there are great sales, free gift wrap, a fun contest and more! Our boutiques are adding new merchandise to ensure your shopping pleasure. There's still time to get everything on your wish list by Christmas! Make sure to stop by and complete your shopping at Shabby Cottage Shops tomorrow, and take advantage of the great sales and special for one day only during our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party", Thursday, all day! Scroll down to see a sampling at what our members have this week for their parties!







Visit all the shops, at Shabby Cottage Shops, there's still time to complete your last minute holiday shopping! We're sure you'll find the "Perfect Pink Present" for your mom, granddaughter, friend, sister or co-workers at Shabby Cottage Shops today!

Happy Holidays!
Debie

Friday, December 4, 2009

Helping The Pink Slipper Project ~ Warming Hearts and Souls!


We are so thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful challenge! This is another one of "The Pink Slipper Projects", the "Comfort Challenge III". There were 12 moms and 22 children in the Christian Outreach Program in California. Joyce, the founder of Make Mine Pink called everyone into action to participate and help ensure these very special kids and their moms would have a little something for Christmas!

The challenge was met by so many wonderful contributors, ladies who sew their hearts out to "warm the hearts and soles" of those less fortunate than we are!

These are the stockings my 9 year old granddaughter, Lauren and I created to help make their Christmas morning very special! We would like to wish every mom and child a "Very Merry Magical Christmas" and best wishes for a bright and happy Holiday Season!

Please stop by "The Pink Slipper Project" and see what the next challenge is and help support these wonderful events, it will certainly "warm your heart and soul"! You'll find some of the prettiest stockings and slippers created by some very special ladies, won't you come join us in the next challenge?

Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Welcome our newest Member ~ Bella Rosa Designs!

Bella Rosa Designs has just joined Shabby Cottage Shops as a new front page member! You'll find Cherie resides in her cute little cottage between Nana Puddn' Designs and Bella Lucille, right on the front page!

Cherie has been featured in several publications, "Crafting Traditions", both on the cover and with an article and most recently in Family Circle!

You'll find beautiful new "Sparkling Plaques",The Bella Victorian Collection®! This beautiful collection of original and exclusive gifts and home d├ęcor will soon be presented as a separate entity. You will find items that compliment the elegant Victorian, Old World Antique, Timeless Traditional, or Romantic Cottage Style home or studio!

Visit Bella Rosa Designs at Shabby Cottage Shops today and let her know you stopped by her cottage!

Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wishing you a "Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas"! It's Pinkalicious Christmas Party Time at Shabby Cottage Shops!


You're invited to celebrate with us tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd. This week's theme is "A Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas" for our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party". You'll find some wonderful new items this week, just in time for your holiday shopping! There's stunning new "wish boxes" at Debi Coules, twirl skirt sets and teacup lights at Nana Puddn' Designs and gorgeous handpainted kitchen accessories at Ribbons Roses and More!

Our shop owners are very busy adding new items to their boutiques on a daily basis, so make sure to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops tomorrow and enjoy our "Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas" party at Shabby Cottage Shops! If you are looking for shabby chic, one of a kind, children's boutique clothing, Paris Apartment Style, French Chic or romantic home decor? You'll find it all at Shabby Cottage Shops and our beautiful boutiques. Every shop has added some new items and has a wonderful selection of gifts for your holiday shopping, along with some great sales from our talented members. Be sure to stop by on Thursday, all day, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops.

Have a Very Merry Shabby Chic Christmas!
Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Who's the winner of the "Pink Present" at Shabby Cottage Shops?



We have a winner.....Congratulations to Chelsea S of New York! You have won our first "Pink Present" blog holiday giveaway valued at $400.00!! We hope you enjoy your beautiful products from all the participating boutiques at Shabby Cottage Shops!

You have three (3) days to email us with your entire name and shipping address, if we do not hear from you, we will do another random draw.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the "Pink Present" holiday blog giveaway and stay tuned for more details on our next fabulous blog giveaway coming very soon!

Merry Christmas Chelsea S, from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Debie

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

And the Winner is......

Congratulations to...... Kath' . You have won the "Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree" at Shabby Cottage Shops. You have 3 days to respond or we will select a new lucky winner. Once you respond, you will recieve a response from us within 24 hrs. You will then be able to shop at one of your favorite boutiques at Shabby Cottage Shops.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops !!
Debie

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shabby Cottage Shops ~ EARLY BIRD "PINK HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE" Starts Wednesday at 12 MIDNIGHT, EST!


You're invited to join us for a very special Sale!! We're having our first "Pink Holiday Magic Sale" and celebrating in a big way! Shop our participating boutiques during our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale" and Pinkalicious Christmas Party on Wednesday, November 25th, starting at midnight, EST!! This week's theme is, of course ~ "Pink Holiday Magic"! There's going to be fabulous sales, huge discounts and free gift wrapping!

Visit all of our wonderful shops to see what they've added this week! You'll find fabulous new items, just in time for the biggest sale of the year, our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale" at Shabby Cottage Shops! Enjoy unbelievable sales and great bargains this year at Shabby Cottage Shops, where you;ll find boutique shopping at it's best...

Don't forget to enter our "Pink Holiday Magic $100 Shopping Spree" and our Pink Present Holiday Giveaway! The "Pink Present" holiday giveaway is valued at $400 and ends on November 30th at midnight, EST! The "Pink Holiday Magic $100 Shopping Spree" ends on Wednesday, November 25th, at midnight, EST just in time to help you kick start your holiday shopping at Shabby Cottage Shops with our compliments! You can enter right here both wonderful free events right on the blog! Hurry and enter, there's no purchase necessary!

We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Magical Merry Christmas from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Debra

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Pink Holiday Magic $100 Shopping Spree" at Shabby Cottage Shops!


Shop early at Shabby Cottage Shops, we'll have huge sales on Thanksgiving Day! We're having our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale" to help you get started on all of your holiday shopping Early! Join us all day, Thanksgiving and take advantage of the fabulous savings at our boutiques! You can start shopping at our Pinkalicious Christmas Party and "Pink Holiday Magic Sale" on Wednesday night at 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time! Visit our boutiques, make your list and then check back at midnight to see if you have won the $100.00 Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Enter to win the "Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree" for $100.00 at Shabby Cottage Shops, just in time for our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale"!! The winner will be announced on Wednesday evening at midnight, so you can shop to your heart's content at one of participating shops! Have fun filling your stocking with the ultimate gifts from our fabulous boutiques! This contest will end Wednesay, November 25th at Midnight, EST, no entries past midnight will be honored!

Here's the requirements to have a chance to win the "Pink Holiday Magic Shopping Spree" at Shabby Cottage Shops:
  1. Leave a comment on the blog, along with first name and email address
  2. Follow our blog
  3. Sign up for our newsletter
  4. Visit each of the participating shops before our "Pink Holiday Magic Sale"

Shopping Spree Rules:

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter
  2. Valid for participants in USA Only
  3. Shipping fees will be included in the $100.00 Shopping Spree total
  4. Must purchase from one of the participating boutiques
  5. Must be 18 or older
  6. You will have until December 1st to respond to email notifying you as the winner, if no response, we will draw another name.

Oh, don't forget about the "Pink Present" giveaway, it's valued at $400 and ends on November 30th at 12 Midnight, it's valued at $400 and there are gift certificates with a value of $175.00

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shop Shabby Cottage Shops for "The Perfect Gift" ~ It's Pinkalicious Christmas Party Time!!


This Week's Theme is "The Perfect Gift" for our Pinkalicious Christmas Party!
You're invited to join us tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th. This week's theme is "The Perfect Gift" for our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party". We have "The Perfect Gift" for all of your holiday shopping at Shabby Cottage Shops! Many new items at our fabulous boutiques this week include "Wish Boxes" from Debi Coules Romantic Art; new hand painted signs at Rose Cottage Chic; and gingerbread mixing bowls with matching kitchen accessories at Sweetheart's Nest. You'll find many more fabulous new items are available from our boutiques at Shabby Cottage Shops!

At this week's Pinkalicious Christmas Party, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift"! Looking for shabby chic, Paris Apartment Style, French Chic or romantic gifts? You'll find it all at Shabby Cottage Shops and our beautiful boutiques. Each shop has the ultimate selection of gifts for your holiday shopping list, along with some great sales, Free shipping, Free gift wrap and Free gifts with purchase! Be sure to stop by on Thursday, all day, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops.

Visit all of our wonderful shops and see what our busy shop owners added to their shops this week and find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Don't forget to stop by and enter for a chance to win "The Pink Present" giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops blog! There's no purchase necessary and the contest ends November 30! It's valued over $400.00!

We're also participating in Make Mine Pink's "12 Days of Christmas" Shop Hop! This starts on November 27th and ends December 8th. There is a huge grand prize valued at $1000.00 You can join in the fun and Shop Hop with us here!

If you are interested in joining Shabby Cottage Shops mailing list so you can found out the "latest scoop", sign up here! You'll find out all the latest news about specials, sales and giveaways, plus all the latest cottage chatter, available to members of our mailing list only.

If you want to see what you have missed by not being a member of our mailing list, you can read the current and most recent newsletter here!

Happy Holidays!
Debie

Thursday, November 12, 2009


You're Invited, it's "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" time! Find "The Perfect Gift"at Shabby Cottage Shops!

This Week's Theme is "Everything's Coming Up Roses" for our Pinkalicious Christmas Party!

You're invited to celebrate with us today, Thursday, November 12th. This week's theme is "Everything is Coming up Roses" for our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party". We have "The Perfect Gift" for all of your holiday shopping this season at Shabby Cottage Shops! Fabulous new items this week! You must have something with Roses this year to decorate your home; for your little one to wear; set your Christmas dinner table and deck your halls with some of the most gorgeous new items available from our boutiques at Shabby Cottage Shops! For this week's Pinkalicious Christmas Party, at Shabby Cottage Shops, you'll find "Everything's Coming Up Roses"! Looking for shabby chic, Paris Apartment Style, French Chic or romantic home decor? You'll find it all at Shabby Cottage Shops and our beautiful boutiques. Each shop has a beautiful selection of gifts for your holiday shopping list, along with some great sales from our talented members. Be sure to stop by on Thursday, all day, you're sure to find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops.

Every "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" will have a different theme each week. Our boutiques will be offering you a wide array of different items for your holiday home decor and gift giving! You'll find "The Perfect Gift" this Holiday Season at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Come see what our busy shop owners have created and added to their shops this week and find "The Perfect Gift" at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Don't forget to enter our "Pink Present" blog giveaway, it's valued at more than $350.00 and ends on November 30th. You can enter by clicking here!

Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed about all the latest "Cottage Chatter" at Shabby Cottage Shops.

You can also view our current and most recent newslettters by clicking here and see what's been archived, so you can catch up on the most current events at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Wishing you a Magical Holiday Season from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Debie

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's Pinkalicious Party Time ~ Decorate Your Home!

It's that time again, time for our Pinkalicious Christmas Party! Today's theme is "Decorate Your Home"! Our members have added some beautiful new items, along with great ONE DAY ONLY sales events! Make sure to stop by, today, all day long and see what our members have created for this week's fun event!

We have added a new feature to our website and blog and want to share this with you!! You are now able to view our most current and recent newsletters! There is a banner to the left on the side bar of the blog near the top, just click on it and it will let you know all the great happenings and events taking place at Shabby Cottage Shops during this wonderful holiday season. While you are visiting the website, you can also view them, you can do this while you are "hunting" for "The Pinkalicious Christmas Ornament" for "The Pink Present" blog holiday giveaway, valued now, at almost $400! It's a little work, but then almost $400 worth of beautiful eye candy is certainly worth a bit of effort!

We also have two wonderful members, French Charmed and Dusty Oak Ornaments, who are having a blog "French Pillow Contest" and a "Name That Ornament", all you have to do send a picture for French Charmed's "French Pillow Contest"on her blog and then help Sandy, from Dusty Oak Ornaments, name her newest beautiful creation! By entering our blog giveaway, the "French Pillow Contest" and "Name That Ornament" contest, you will be doing your holiday shopping and enjoying all "The Perfect Gifts", it's just takes a bit of time, nothing else! With this economy, who wouldn't love to be the lucky winner of all of these products!! Better hurry though, the "French Pillow Contest" ends November 15, "Name That Ornament" ends November 27 and our blog giveaway"The Pink Present" ends November 30! You'll have all of your holiday shopping done, should you win, won't have to beat the rush and or spend a penny!!

We would like to wish everyone a very Magical Christmas, filled with love, joy and happiness from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Debie

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Welcome our newest Member ~ Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe!



Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe has just joined Shabby Cottage Shops! Please take a minute and welcome Patty to our family of wonderful boutiques! You'll find "Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe" on the front page at Shabby Cottage Shops! The pink fairy is working on getting her "faux kitchen" ready for Patty to create some beautiful faux pastries just in time for your holiday shopping! She will be busy working her magic at Shabby Cottage Shops very soon!

Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe creates the most gorgeous "Faux Pastries" which look too good to eat!Her menu of yummy eye candy includes; cupcakes, cakes, petit fours, faux candy and the most beautiful assortment of Sugarland Holiday Houses and Holiday Gift Boxes you are ever laid your eyes on! They are absolutely stunning and so beautiful, who would want to eat them anyway!!

Don't forget to enter our fabulous blog giveaway ~ "The Pink Present", is valued at over $350.00 and is going to make one very lucky winner "tickled pink" when it arrives on their front door step, just in time for the Holidays! You can enter here! See if you can find the "Pinkalicious Christmas Ornament" at each participating members shop, take a bit of time to have a chance to win "The Pink Present" blog giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops blog!

Have a wonderful week!

Debie

Monday, October 26, 2009

Shabby Cottage Shops ~ Blog Holiday Giveaway ~ "The Pink Present" valued at $400.00!


This is it! "The Pink Present" Blog Holiday giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops starts today! Our members have created some of the most fabulous gifts for one very lucky winner! These beautiful eye candy creations are simply stunning and will make the "Perfect Gift" for one of you!

You can bookmark "The Pink Present" giveaway, search at your leisure, save the page link to each site where you found the Pinkalicious Ornament and when you're done enjoying your stroll thru our shops, email me the links to the pages where you found them in each shop! This is a huge giveaway with beautiful "eye candy"! Good luck, it ends on November 30, so you still have time!!


Shabby Cottage Shops and the following members invite you to join us for our first Blog Holiday Giveaway. Our giveaway is valued at $400.00 and will end on November 30th at 12:00 PM EST! This includes a $75.00 gift certificate from Shabby Cottage Shops to use at any one of the participating shops below. To be eligible to win these gorgeous items and participate in our Blog Holiday Giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops, the guidelines are outlined below:




  1. Visit the participating shops below and look for this Pink Christmas ornament in their shop, email us with the link to the page where you found it in each shop. Don't post your answers in the comment section!
  2. In the comments section below; add the following, tell us what your favorite item was in their shop and which shop was your favorite and why, along with your first name and last initial, email address and state of residence.
  3. FOLLOW our blog, look to the right for "Our Cottage Friends", then just click on the"FOLLOW" button, you will then be following us!
  4. SIGN UP for our newsletter

******To ENTER our giveaway and "post" a comment, please scroll down to the end of this post, it will say "Leave a Pinkalicious Comment" enter your favorite shop, item and why it's your favorite shop there. Email us with the page link of where you found the Pink ornament in each shop, again, don't list them in the comment section!

Here's the Rules of "The Pink Present" Blog Holiday Giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops:

  • You must reside in the Continental USA or Canada
  • You must email us the page links where you found the Pink ornament on each participating site, (just copy and paste that link into your email) for each shop
  • In the comment section tell us your favorite item in their shop and which shop you adored the most and of course, why!
  • "The Pink Present" Holiday blog giveaway is free of charge and there is no purchase necessary to participate.
  • We cannot be held responsible for damages once the "The Pink Present" has left our hands for shipping. Any damaged items will not be replaced or reimbursed to the winner. You will receive notification when "The Pink Present" once it's shipped, along with a tracking number and delivery confirmation. Delivery time will vary to due holiday shipping times. "The Pink Present" will ship the most economical way via USPS or UPS.
  • Once item is received, please come back and let us know you received it by leaving a comment on the blog.
  • You will have 72 hours to respond to our email, if we don't hear back from you, we will choose another winner by a draw.

Below are the participating shops who so graciously donated these prizes for "The Pink Present" Blog Holiday Giveaway:

  1. Chloe's Chic Boutique ~ A Pink Covered Bird Candy Dish
  2. Debi Coules Romantic Art ~ Boudoir Sign ~ Signed by Debi
  3. Dusty Oak Ornaments ~ La Belle 100% Soy Candle and Abigail Ornament signed by the artist, Sandy
  4. French Charmed ~ Embellished journal, Christmas tag,embellished match box and embellished gift box
  5. Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique ~ Rose Print/Chenille Tote, Vintage Chenille Yummy Confections "Black Forest, Red Rose Holiday Cake"
  6. Nana Puddn Designs ~ Embroidered Christmas Guest Towel
  7. Ribbons Roses and More ~ Hand painted petite Teapot and Vintage Flour Sifter
  8. Rose Cottage Chic ~ Romantic & Stunning Sun catcher with Crystal Prisms and Porcelain Roses
  9. Sweetheart's Nest ~ Santa's Magical Key
  10. Vintage to Vogue Shop ~ $50.00 Gift Certificate
  11. Shabby Cottage Shops ~ $75.00 Gift certificate to be used at any one of the participating shops
  12. A Rita Marie Shabby Cottage ~ Shabby Chic Embellished Pink Window Shutter
  13. That's So Shabby ~ $50.00 Gift Certificate

There are many wonderful products valued at $400.00 or MORE, in "The Pink Present" giveaway, great to keep for yourself or share with some very special friends this holiday season!

We would like to wish each of you Happy Holidays from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops!
Debie

Friday, October 23, 2009

"The Pink Present" Holiday Blog Giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops!


Our "Pink Present" Holiday blog giveaway on start on Tuesday, October 27th. This giveaway will be the "Perfect Gift" for one very lucky winner! Many of our wonderful boutiques are participating and you'll see on Tuesday, there are many gorgeous items our members have so lovingly contributed for this very special event! Stop back by and see what treasures our boutique owners have created especially for "The Pink Present" blog giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops! The value of "The Pink Present" is over $350.00, and will surely "tickle" the lucky winner pink!

Make sure to join us on Tuesday, October 27th, find out how you too, can have a chance to win "The Pink Present", it's the Perfect Gift, from all of us at Shabby Cottage Shops to you! It's our way of wishing you Holidays filled with love, happiness and joy.

Come join us and shop with us, you'll find "The Perfect Gift" just waiting to be discovered at Shabby Cottage Shops...boutique shopping at it's very best!


Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pinkalicious Christmas Party ~This Week's Theme "A Vintage Christmas"



This week's theme for our Pinkalicious Christmas Party at Shabby Cottage Shops is "A Vintage Christmas". We'll have reclaimed, repurposed, one of a kind and shabby chic items items for your shopping pleasure along with some great sales from our talented members. Be sure to stop by on Thursday, all day and see what vintage treasures will be available for your holiday gift shopping at Shabby Cottage Shops.


Our Blog Giveaway will start on October 27, the same day our newest full page ad in Romantic Homes hits the newsstands! Check back soon and found out how you can enter to win "The Pink Present" giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops! You'll find all the information and pictures of the gorgeous gifts our members have so graciously donated for this fabulous giveway, just in time for the holidays on October 27th! Come find see what the "Pink Ornament" is for!

Don't forget about Dusty Oak Ornament's "Name That Ornament" contest, if the name you suggest is chosen you could win this beautiful ornament, hurry the contest ends on November 27th! Click here to see this beautiful ornament and your chance to win it!
Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops


Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Pink Slipper Project is Warming Hearts and Toes!


I wanted to share this with everyone! Joyce Lucas, the founder of Make Mine Pink is doing another wonderful project, it's The Pink Slipper Project. We'll be joining this very worthy cause by shipping much needed supplies for The Pink Slipper Sew~A~Thon on October 24th. These slippers are being created by many fabulous ladies for women and children who will be spending their lives, in shelters this winter.

We would like to invite you to join in helping with this worthy cause by donating supplies, sewing, crocheting or knitting slippers for The Pink Slipper project! Here's the pattern, so you can join in the fun on October 24th!

Here's where you'll find more information on how you can help. It will also tell you what supplies they need and where to ship items or completed slippers. If you would like to promote this event, or even recommend shelters which could benefit from this project, you can contact Joyce Lucas , the Founder of The Pink Slipper Project or leave a comment too.

We hope you will join "The Pink Slipper Project" along with us at Shabby Cottage Shops, let them know you want to warm the hearts and toes of so many in need!

Debra

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Pinkalicious Christmas Party Time at Shabby Cottage Shops!

"Home for the Holidays"

Come join us for our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party", today, October 15th, all day at Shabby Cottage Shops!!

Each Thursday, every week, we will have a different theme, so make sure to mark your calendars on Thursdays, from now until December 31st, we know you will be thrilled you did!

This week's theme is "Home for the Holidays"! You'll find wonderful home decor just in time to get ready for fall and of course, Christmas too. There's shabby chic, Victorian, French, romantic and traditional style in each of our members shops!

We invite you to stop by and join us for the festivities, sales and new items our members will be debuting for the upcoming holiday season!

Watch for updated information about our Blog Giveaway for the Holidays ~ The "Pink Present", which will start on October 27th, as we celebrate our first holiday season at Shabby Cottage Shops!


Enjoy the Christmas Party!

Debie

Shabby Cottage Shops

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome our newest Member ~ Sweetheart's Nest to Shabby Cottage Shops!


We have another new member, please welcome Sweethearts' Nest to the front page of Shabby Cottage Shops! Linda is in the process of stocking her shelves, along with the help of our pink fairies and will be moved in very soon!

From Afternoon Tea to Wedding products and everything in between like Victorian or Shabby Chic! You're sure to find Quality gifts and home decor, exactly what your heart desires at Sweethearts' Nest!

Please stop by Sweethearts' Nest and extend a warm welcome to Linda at Shabby Cottage Shops, while you are there don't forget to sign up for her newsletter and leave a comment, she'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Don't Forget Witchy Wednesday is tomorrow ~ October 14th!


It's the last Witchy Wednesday at Shabby Cottage Shops tomorrow, don't forget to stop by and see all the fun spooky treats created just in time for Fall Decorating and of course, Halloween! There will be some great sales and specials, plus some great ideas for home decorating too!

Linda, from Ribbons Roses and More has some great one of a kind spooky treats, Rose Cottage Chic is having a great sale on her Vintage Lighting for the month of October, That's So Shabby is offering 35% OFF, just email Jen to request your discount and mention Witchy Wednesdays. French Charmed has a Free gift with purchase, Dusty Oak Ornaments has created a special ornament just for this fun time of the year, plus all her Halloween ornaments will 20% off! Nana Puddn Designs is having a fabulous unheard of clearance sale ~ 70% OFF all Halloween Boutique Clothing! Vintage to Vogue Shop has some wonderful fall decor and great Halloween items on sale! Debi Coules is offering her canvas giclee prints, buy ONE get one FREE, this is a tremendous sale at Debi Coules Romantic Art, one day only, Witchy Wednesday! A Rita Marie Shabby Cottage has a beautiful Pumpkin painting perfect for Fall Home Decor!

Fly on over and join in the GREAT sales and fun treats for Witchy Wednesday at Shabby Cottage Shops last bewitching event for the spooky season!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Welcome our newest Member ~ Prim and Sassy Cottage!


Please welcome our newest member, Kathleen of Prim and Sassy Cottage!
She has been a seamstress for almost 30 years and have a passion for all things beachy, cottage, shabby chic, and vintage. Her background is in art, and she holds a Bachelors Degree in Art Education and a Masters of Science Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing.

Kathleen specializes in handcrafted boutique pillowcase dresses and custom dress sets, with matching items for American Girl Dolls! Custom monogramming available on most items!

Whether your little one is "prim and proper" or just a little bit "sassy", you will find the perfect design in our cottage boutique. You'll find a closet full of new items for your little angel today at Prim and Sassy Cottage!

Visit Prim and Sassy Cottage at Shabby Cottage Shops, along with all of our other fabulous members today!

We invite you to join us, our front page is filling up quickly! Join now and save over $300 on our membership fees! Compare our benefits and then compare membership rates, do you like to spend money needlessly? Front page membership is $43.33 a month and you get 2 product display ads during your six month commitment, plus save all on levels of membership at Shabby Cottage Shops, join us and "get noticed" at less than one half the cost of other sites! What are you waiting for? Come Join Prim and Sassy Cottage, Becky's Rose Cottage, Bella Lucille, Katie Newman Gifts and Home, Rose Cottage Chic and more members who have decided to join us! Enjoy the savings and same benefits at Shabby Cottage Shops without spending your entire advertising budget! Spend $260 for six months vs. $564 for six months, it's a huge saving of $304!! It's just makes good business cents!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Name That Ornament" Contest at Dusty Oak Ornaments!


Sandy, from Dusty Oak Ornaments is having her annual "Name the Ornament Contest". Help her decide on a name which reflects the beauty of this ornament, should your name be chosen by her panel of judges, you WIN it! This last day to submit an entry is November 27th, 2009. Visit Dusty Oak Ornaments and read about how to enter this fun contest here.

Make sure to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops this Wednesday, it's our last Witchy Wednesday for this year! Sandy has a special ornament for Witchy Wednesdays, perfect for Fall Decorating!

We cordially invite you to join us for our first Pinkalicious Christmas Party Thursday, October 15th. The theme is "Home for the Holidays". Our elves are very busy creating the "Perfect Gift", come see what jolly ole St. Nick has in his bag on Thursday, October 15th at Shabby Cottage Shops Pinkalicious Christmas Party!


Watch for more information on our Blog Giveaway, The "Pink Present", it starts on October 29th! The Pink Present will be filled with fabulous creations from our members. Come join us for the holiday festivities, the joy of gift giving and receiving at Shabby Cottage Shops during our "Pinkalicious Christmas Parties". Find out what the Pink Ornament is for!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pinkalicious Christmas Party ~ "Home for the Holidays" at Shabby Cottage Shops!


We'll be having our first "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" Shabby Cottage Shops on October 15th! Our theme for the first of many holiday parties, is "Home for the Holidays"! Our members will have a Christmas shopping bag full of wonderful items, just in time for Holiday Decorating! We'll have a different theme each week.

Plan to attend our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" each Thursday! Our members will be showcasing their newest items for the upcoming Holiday season! You'll find some great sales, one of a kind items and many other fabulous gifts, you can choose from, while attending our Pinkalicious Christmas Party, every Thursday, until the end of the year! You're invited to join us, for the holiday festivities, and the joy of giving and receiving at Shabby Cottage Shops!


We will also be having a blog Giveaway starting October 27th, this will coincide with our newest Full Page ad in Romantic Homes, their "Holiday" issue. Watch for more information and pictures of the wonderful products our members will be contributing for the "The Pink Present" blog giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops! Check back soon to see what the pink Christmas ornament is all about!!

Please stop by often, Jolly Ole St. Nick will be making rounds weekly at Shabby Cottage Shops, dropping off fun things created by our elves, especially for you and our parties!

Ho, Ho, Ho!
Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ornaments.com Featured Shabby Cottage Shops, Ribbons, Roses & More and Dusty Oak Ornaments!!

We are so excited! Ornaments.com featured two of our members, showcasing their beautiful ornaments! Linda, from Ribbons Roses and More is being featured this week, just in time for Witchy Wednesday, with her fun Halloween ornaments! Several weeks ago, they featured Sandy, from Dusty Oak Ornaments with her gorgeous handcrafted, quilted ornaments!

They also did a wonderful post about Shabby Cottage Shops ~ Pretty and Pink. You can read about Linda's fun handpainted Halloween ornaments here and Sandy's unique handcrafted ornaments here! Sandy has done a special ornament just for Witchy Wednesday and they are on sale too.

Make sure to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops for Witchy Wednesday, you find these ornaments, special sales and great creations from all of our wonderful boutiques!

Congratulations Linda and Sandy!

Debie

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shop Witchy Wednesday at Shabby Cottage Shops!


Witchy Wednesdays start tomorrow! Stop by and see what our members have created especially for you, there's lots of sweet treats and special sales too, like buy one get one free at Debi Coules Romantic Art! Not to mention the special items created for this spooky day, are waiting for you! Shop Witchy Wednesday at Shabby Cottage Shops for the next two Wednesdays! You're sure to find the perfect eye candy and maybe even some candy corn too!

We'll be sharing more information with you soon on our Pinkalicious Christmas Parties and our Blog Giveaway for the Holidays ~ "The Pink Present", be sure to check back soon for more details on our Holiday Blog Giveaway!

Would like to join in the fun at Shabby Cottage Shops? We invite you to join us as a member at membership rates much less than half of other sites on the Internet! Come and "get noticed" at Shabby Cottage Shops, our benefits are fantastic and our prices can't be beat! Join before October 12th, just in time to be part of our FULL PAGE AD on the Back Outside Cover of Somerset Life! Join us for $260 as a front page member, $180 for a member on Rose Cottage Court and $140 on French Cottage Cove or Cottage Park Drive!! Why pay more when you can enjoy the same benefits at a lower cost? Ask our members about their increased visits and unique visits and sales! Hurry, the clock is ticking, join and save at Shabby Cottage Shops!
See you at the "Witching Hour"
Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pinkalicious Christmas Party ~ "Home for the Holidays"!


We will be hosting our "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" each Thursday beginning on October 15th. Each "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" will have a special theme and our members will be offering you a wide array of wonderful items for your holiday home decor! You'll find "The Perfect Gift" for all of your gift giving, this Holiday Season at Shabby Cottage Shops! The theme for our first "Pinkalicious Christmas Party" is "Home for The Holidays"! We cordially invite you to join us each Thursday, starting October 15th ~ RSVP ~ Shabby Cottage Shops!

We will have a fabulous Blog Giveaway this holiday season. "The Pink Present" will be filled with fabulous creations from our members, be sure to watch for more information on "The Pink Present" giveaway on our blog. Come join in the holiday festivities, the joy of gift giving and receiving, at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Our Front Page is Filling Up! Welcome Chloe's Chic Boutique To Shabby Cottage Shops!

We have another new member, Chloe's Chic Boutique has joined us on the front page of Shabby Cottage Shops! Our cottages on the front page are starting to fill up quickly, especially with our increased member benefits and lower membership fees! We would like to welcome Chloe's Chic Boutique to our family of timeless boutiques!

Chloe's Chic Boutique offers products which reflect her love for all themes of Romantic Home Decor ~ Shabby Chic ~ Cottage Style ~ Victorian ~ Paris Apartment and French Country...

She offers an assortment of Candle Holders, Toss Pillows, Tea Accessories, Bath Accessories, Fun Girly Stuff... and more to accent your kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom in romantic style and believes it's the "little things" that transform a house into a home.
Our pink fairies are busy arranging her cottage, you'll be able to greet Diana on the front porch of her cottage very soon!

Come join our members, along with our newest members, Becky's Rose Cottage and Chloe's Chic Boutique! You can become a front page member for $260 for a six month commitment with TWO product display ads at no additional charge! This is a savings of $304 with the same benefits compared to other sites. Now is the time to join us, it's a phenomenal savings, just in time for the holidays! Join before October 12th, have your product display ad on the Back OUTSIDE Cover of Somerset Life at No Additional charge! Plus we have other ads coming out soon! This is just one of the many fantastic benefits waiting for you as a member of Shabby Cottage Shops!

All benefits
in each level of membership have been upgraded and membership fees have been reduced! Why pay more for the same benefits, join Shabby Cottage Shops and use your budget for inventory for the upcoming Holiday Season! We have many great events planned to help you enhance your awareness, presence on the Internet and most importantly, sales! Can you afford not to join Shabby Cottage Shops? We assure you, you'll "get noticed" when you become a member!

Have any questions? Email me! I will get back with you quickly.
Debie

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Treat for Witchy Wednesday from Dusty Oak Ornaments!

Dusty Oak Ornaments has created "Peek A BOO" especially for Witchy Wednesdays at Shabby Cottage Shops! You will find this ornament only on Witchy Wednesdays, along with another spooktacular creation by Sandy, at Dusty Oak Ornaments called "Itsy Spider"! There's a cauldron full of fun creepy crawly ornaments, just in time for Halloween or fall decorating at Dusty Oak Ornaments!

Make sure to stop by Shabby Cottage Shops for our first Witchy Wednesday, it starts October 7th, watch the countdown clock and don't forget to join us for some very special spooktacular treats from our members!
Debie

Friday, October 2, 2009

A New Member at Shabby Cottage Shops!


We have another new member! Becky's Rose Cottage is now a member of Shabby Cottage Shops! We are happy to welcome her to our family of timeless boutiques! Becky's Rose Cottage features the most beautiful Vintage Time pieces! Read a little about Rebecca below and what inspires her.

As a lover of vintage china I have always felt the beautiful pieces deserved a second life...displaying them is one way of using these vintage plates but I wanted something more...something that would give you a reason to admire them as well as make them part of your life...that is how Becky's Vintage Timepieces came to be.

Come, join Becky's Rose Cottage, along with our other members today! Our membership benefits have been upgraded and our membership fees have been reduced.

It's time for renewal at many other sites and you can save over $300 on the front page of Shabby Cottage Shops compared to other online shopping malls! You get TWO product display ads included in the cost of your membership on the front page. Plus all other levels of membership benefits have been upgraded and the fees lowered! You can join us for one year at a total cost of $520 vs. $1128 at other online shopping sites, plus get TWO product display ads at no additional charge. Our six month membership commitment is $260 vs. $564! Read about our membership benefits for all levels here! Hurry, our cottages will fill up quickly, especially at 1/2 the cost of other sites! Compare our benefits, then compare our cost and save by joining Shabby Cottage Shops today! Why would you want to spend more for the same great benefits?

If you join before October 12th, you will be in our Full Page ad on the Back Outside Cover of Somerset Life at no additional cost! Plus we have several more ads coming out for the rest of this year! Feel free to email me with any questions about our phenomenal benefits and savings available to our members!

Have a Pinkalicious Weekend!

Debie
Shabby Cottage Shops

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Latest Ad ~ Romantic Homes ~ Special Edition "Kitchens Issue"!


This is our newest ad in Romantic Homes, their special edition "Kitchen Issue"! It's due on the newsstands October 1st. We are excited to share this with you and are thrilled at just how wonderful it looks! Please visit Shabby Cottage Shops to see our other ads we have, plus what advertising is still available should you decide to join Shabby Cottage Shops now.

We are offering our front page members TWO product display ads in National Magazines as an added upgraded benefit at no additional cost! Plus we have increased benefits and lowered membership fees for each level of membership! Our front page membership is $260 for a six month commitment, vs $492 at other sites. It's a fantastic savings of $230 for front page membership! All levels of membership will enjoy increased benefits and lower prices for membership! You can enjoy upgraded benefits at no additional costs! Our current members will enjoy a FREE Full Page ad in Somerset Life on the Back Outside Cover, this is just one of the great benefits of being a member of Shabby Cottage Shops! Why pay more? Come Join US today! Enjoy FREE upgraded benefits, low cost co~op ad opportunities, save on your advertising budget and "get noticed" at Shabby Cottage Shops, you'll be glad you did! Can you afford to miss this fantastic opportunity?

If you join by October 12th, you will be on the Back Outside Cover of Somerset Life, at no additional cost! Our way of saying thanks to our members!
There's a Cottage waiting for you at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Upgraded Benefits and Lower Fees at Shabby Cottage Shops ~ Come Join US!


We have just upgraded each level of membership benefits and lowered our fees! If you join Shabby Cottage Shops, you'll get TWO MONTHS FREE and TWO PRODUCT DISPLAY ADS in National Magazines like Romantic Homes, Somerset Life and others! You will are guaranteed to save $230 on a six month commitment on the front page of Shabby Cottage Shops! Can you afford to join any other online shopping site?? Would you like "new eyes" looking at your site, enjoy having TWO PRODUCT DISPLAY ADS and paying almost 1/2 of what other sites charge? Then join Shabby Cottage Shops, save money, get fantastic benefits and "get noticed" in our ads today!

If you join by October 12th, your product display ad will be on the Outside Back Cover of Somerset Life! This issue hits the newsstands on January 1, 2010, just in time for any items on your site which are on special or to announce new products! We will ensure you "get noticed" at Shabby Cottage Shops in our ads!

You can read about our New Lower Membership Fees and Increased Benefits at a fantastic prices here! Memberships start at $23.33 with National Ad exposure! We guarantee this is the best pricing available, come join our family of wonderful artists and entrepreneurs today!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

We Have a New Member ~ Debi Coules has joined Shabby Cottage Shops!!

Debi Coules has joined us at Shabby Cottage Shops! We are absolutely jumping for joy she chose Shabby Cottage Shops as her place to call home! She creates the most beautiful Romantic Rose Paintings, Victorian Art and Hand Painted home accessories. Her work evokes a true feeling of romance when she paints!

Her art has been featured in Romantic Homes! You will find Debi's work in homes and shops across America, Europe, Asia and now, at Shabby Cottage Shops too!

The pink fairies are busy readying Debi's cottage on the front page of Shabby Cottage Shops, they are creating the perfect studio for Debi Coules and it will be ready in just a few days. Please stop by Debi Coules new home at Shabby Cottage Shops, it's where you'll find Debi's newest works of art just waiting to be discovered!

Debra

Shabby Cottage Shops

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Witchy Wednesdays ~ Sneak Peek of Spooktacular Treats from Shabby Cottage Shops!


Here's a "Sneak Peek" of just what Shabby Cottage Shops fantastic members will be offering for "Witchy Wednesdays"!
Stop by Shabby Cottage Shops on October 7th, all day and into the witching hour! We'll have a cauldron full of "Spooktacular Treats" from our members every Wednesday!
You're sure to find some sweet treats created by our fabulous members especially for this bewitching event!
Here's where you will find just a sampling of what is being brewed by our members for Halloween!
This is from Ribbons, Roses and More, she has more fun items at her "
Pumpkin Patch" and there are more treats brewing in her cauldron!


Be sure to add Shabby Cottage Shops to your favorites and bookmark "Witchy Wednesdays"! Please make sure to visit all of our members for fun Spooktacular treats on Witchy Wednesdays!

Hope everyone is having a beautiful Autumn day.
Debra

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