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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Christmas In July ~ "Hungry Snowman Contest" at Sweetheart's Nest

One of our fabulous members, Sweetheart's Nest is hosting another contest for Christmas In July!! It's called the Hungry Snowman more below and how you can win this hungry little fella!

You can win this goodie jar from Sweetheart's Nest!

Just give us your best guess of what Mr. C. had for lunch & how much he ate!
Think you already know?? Just follow these instructions to enter our contest for a chance to win! Please make sure you follow these directions explicitly

1. Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter, if you haven't already!

2. Go to the Contact Us page and enter what Mr. C. had to eat & how much.

3. Enter your street address (make sure I have this information! There have been winners I have been unable to contact by email)

Need a hint? Rumor has it, one of Mr. C's friends has trouble keeping a secret! I hear he hangs out in the Christmas category!

Mr. C’s dimensions are 7 ½” x 12 ¼”

The winner will be announced July 31st!

Good Luck!
Shabby Cottage Shops

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Time Recipe Contest!!!

Join us this week for Thursdays Marketplace at Shabby Cottage Shops!!!

We're doing something new and fun this summer! We'll be featuring a summertime recipe for you to enjoy. Below you'll find our first one, it's yummy, healthy and quick! It's the perfect time to enjoy a salad with some of your favorite fruits which are currently in season including raspberries, mango, nectarines and strawberries


2 cups sliced nectarines or sliced, peeled peaches
1 cup sliced, peeled papaya or mango
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

1.In a large bowl, combine nectarines or peaches, papaya or mango, strawberries, and raspberries. Set aside.
2.For vinaigrette, in a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, honey, and toasted sesame oil; beat with a fork or wire whisk. Pour vinaigrette over fruit; toss gently to coat.
3.Toss spinach with fruit mixture. Divide among 6 salad plates. Sprinkle each serving with snipped mint. If desired, garnish with mint leaves. Makes 6 side-dish servings

If you would like to send us your recipe and we feature it in our weekly newsletter, you'll enjoy a $20 Gift Certificate to use at any of the shops in the newsletter your recipe is featured in! Send us an email sharing your favorite summer recipe. Just note in the subject line Favorite Recipe Contest! We'll feature a new recipe every week for all of our subscribers to enjoy! You'll have to check the newsletter each week to see if your recipe is being featured! Sign up for our newsletter here, send us your recipe and then check our weekly newsletter to see if your recipe was chosen for the week!
New at the 5 Dollar French Marche is a wonderful sachet filled with lavendar from Provence! You'll find each one is uniquely handmade and smell fabulous!

Available at Deborah's Forget-Me-Nots is this Vintage pillow case set featuring bonnet ladies embroidery crochet lace! Enjoy a huge 30% savings on everything in their shop. Use code CRAZYSUMMER during checkout. Sale ends June 30!

Little Luxuries Oatmeal Facial Bar ON SALE FOR ONLY $4.50! Also, their "Scent of The Month" special is Wild Honeysuckle and it's 20% OFF. Hurry and get this fabulous fragrance before the end of this month!

Le Chic Bakery Boutique is now offering gorgeous jewel embellished vintage perfume bottles like this one! They are one of a kind for sure! You'll also find wonderful baked goodies, molded sugars and more at this fabulous shop!

French Charmed
is now offering Jeanne D'Arc Magazine in addition to this lovely dress form with a large aqua rose! Reserve your copy of the Jeanne D'Arc May 2011 issue now, quanities are limited and it's only $22.00!!

Vintage Paris Market is offering this fabulous gifts tags, plus you'll enjoy a free gift with your purchase of $15.00 or more! Another beautiful new pillow is being offering by That Shabby Pink Girl of The Ruffled Rose! It's perfect for your romantic chic cottage decor! Find many new items at The Ruffled Rose this week!

Receive a 10% discount on your purchase from The French Elements. Use code "summer" during checkout to enjoy this discount! Plus you'll get a free gift with purchase while supplies last! They will also be hosting a giveaway to celebrate four years on their online birthday. Watch for details soon!

Shabby Cottage Designs is offering 10-30% discount in their shop! Stop by and see the sale items Susie has in each category and enjoy great savings this week during Thursdays Marketplace!

Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs is offering 15% Discount for this week's Thursdays Marketplace ! Use code "Sassy" during checkout to receive yours!

Happy Thursday!
Shabby Cottage Shops

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sizzling Sales & a Giveaway at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Thursdays Marketplace is back at Shabby Cottage Shops and we've got some hot sales going on right now for today only! Some of the boutiques are offering big discounts using special discount codes, a free gift with purchase, free shipping and more for this week! Don't forget about our new products/sales category too, they are some special sales in this category as well!

One of our shops, Sugar Pink Boutique is having a giveaway on their blog, stop by and enter today for a chance to win some wonderful Candylights!

Below you enjoy browsing what our shops are offering today!

40% OFF at Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs in Gail's "Vintage Inspired Collection", use this code to enjoy your discount "Vintage June".

If you love Paris Apartment style gift tags and accessories, you're going to love Vintage Paris Market! Enjoy a free gift with your purchase of $15 or more. They also wholesale every item they create! Stop by today and tour this shop, you'll feel like you're taking a stroll in Paris!

Sweetheart's Nest is debuting their new line of Victorian Dolls! Each one is handmade by a local artist they were so lucky to find!

The Ruffled Rose has a lot of new items this week! If you love the Romantic Cottage Style and are looking for quality handmade home decor products and more, you'll want to be sure to visit this wonderful shop!

Holly and Glitter is our premiere source for every holiday! You'll find everything your heart desires for holiday decorating for your home and more at this fabulous boutique!

Le Chic Bakery Boutique is offering FREE Shipping on your purchases today. It's a wonderful shop offering everything from Gourmet cupcakes to molded sugar roses and more! To enjoy FREE shipping be sure to enter "THURSDAYMARKETPLACE" during checkout!

Little Luxuries of Va not only offers the best bath and body products, but now they have expanded their line to include these beautiful clocks! Each one is unique and handmade by Chip, the talented co~owner of Little Luxuries of Va. Don't forget about their "Scent of the Month" special, enjoy 20% off this month's fragrance, "Wild Honeysuckle"!

Rose Cottage Chic is offering 20% OFF their entire site! This also includes graphic design services! Use code "TM0616" to get your discount!

Shabby Cottage Designs is busy creating new pretties and this is on sale today! Plus you'll find some very unique creations by this fabulous resident artist, Susie!

Bella Lucille is having a sale on everything in her shop! From Candylights to vintage repurposed jewelry, you'll find some fabulous treasures at Bella Lucille, all on sale!!

Deborah's Forget-Me-Nots is having a June Madness Sale!! Enjoy 30% OFF every item for the rest of this month! Please use code "CRAZYJUNE" to enjoy the discount!

Doggie Carriers is a Pet Lover's Paradise! Want to dress up your best friend? Now is the time to do it and enjoy 25% OFF all bandanas by using code "BANDANA". Your pet will be the best dressed pooch on the block with your purchase from Doggie Carriers!

French Charmed is offering FREE SHIPPING and a FREE gift with purchase! You'll find lots of new "Frenchie" items to satisfy your love of Paris at this shop!

The 5 Dollar French Marche is having a sale, plus you'll enjoy a FREE gift with your purchase of $15 or more! Everything in this shop is $5 or less, but now you'll enjoy even greater savings until June 21st!

Thanks for visiting today, we love comments and would love to hear from you! Happy Thursday!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursdays Marketplace ~ It's a June Jubilee!

June has arrived and it's been hot and steamy here, with the weather in the high 90's, it looks like we're in for a long hot summer on the East Coast. Here at Shabby Cottage Shops we've got some hot news to announce along with some great gift ideas for Father's Day, two new members in Beautiful Cottage Boutiques and, of course, some great savings today for this week's Thursdays Marketplace!

The Shop @ Blue Creek Home is a new member in Beautiful Cottage Boutiques! We think this is a very special shop featuring unique vintage repurposed goodies, vintage china, needlepoint and of course, their original "BCH" pillows! Enjoy a wide array of beautiful french chic burlap pillows with roses, nautical themes and more, all created with wonderful fabrics, being the perfect compliment to any style of home decor!

Rhonda, is also hosting a "Anniversary Giveaway" on her blog to celebrate two years of blogging! If you have been looking for the Anne Sloan Chalk Paint, you'll find out where to purchase this wonderful paint, but also have a chance to win it on her blog, plus one of her "BCH" Original Pillows as well! You can enter the giveaway here! Good luck and please let her know you found about her giveaway in the comments section at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Luvcrystals is our other new member this week in Beautiful Cottage Boutiques! This shop offers handmade gift tags, sticker seals for envelopes, note cards, beautiful paper weights and more, all created in the French and shabby chic and vintage style themes with roses, crowns and different animals including, butterflies, cats and dogs too! Every item is custom designed and made. You'll love this shop, every item is unique and so pretty!

The newest edition of Belle Inspiration, a wonderful online magazine is available now! I love this magazine, it's like taking a stroll thru Paris! If you would love to visit Paris, then grab a subscription to this beautiful magazine! They have a special, you can enjoy one subscription and give one to a friend for free! It's just $19.99 a year and it's published bimonthly!

The French Elements is having a sale! Looking for unique embroidered burlap pillows and French European home decor and accessories? You'll want to check out this shop, they're offering a 10% Discount today! Use the code "SUMMER" during checkout to enjoy 10% off your entire purchase!

French Charmed is offering a free gift with purchase and free shipping on everything in their store today only! They have added new items again this week and there are some gorgeous French inspired treasures at French Charmed!

Little Luxuries of Va is debuting their new "Pedicure Spa Package" today! I have the wonderful opportunity to try these products and I must say, every product in this kit is fabulous and it's on sale for $22.50 today! Everything in the picture is included in this kit and it will pay for itself the very first time you treat your feet! When I received the box in the mail, I opened it and I could smell the peppermint and had to try it right away! I used all the products in this kit and it includes the brush which was a surprise! Treat your feet today, I guarantee you will be doing a "happy dance" and your feet will thank you! You can also purchase each item in the kit individually if you like too!

Le Chic Bakery Boutique is offering several gourmet baked treats for your dad! I have also tried some of their wonderful baked goodies and they are just so yummy! Place your orders now to have them arrive in time for Father's Day! Your dad will be happy to get these special treats instead of socks, ties or your typical Father's Day gift!

Doggie Carriers and More is such a fun shop! They offer everything from special treats to chic boutique clothing for your best friend! If you like them on Facebook, you'll enjoy a 20% discount on your entire purchase and free shipping on orders of $100 or more. I purchased a safety harness for Cody, our cocker spaniel and quite honestly, after he got used to it, he enjoys riding safely when we go somewhere! It's a must have, which I really never thought about prior to driving to Greenville one day! I had to step on the brakes quickly and my poor little fella fell on the floor in the front and he looked at me as if to say "what did you do to me"??!! So needless to day, he is now safely enjoying his daily rides and we have no more worries! Stop by and see all the wonderful things, plus necessities for your pooch today at Doggie Carriers and More!

The 5 Dollar French Marche is a new member on Rose Cottage Court and if you're looking for quality items at affordable prices, this is the shop for you! Yup, every item in this shop is just $5!! But they are having a grandopening sale and everything in on sale until June 21! You'll find scrunched seam binding, french sachets and soap, handstamped muslin ribbon, home decor, wish and gift tags and much! All at just $5 or less!

Deborah's Forget-Me-Nots is offering custom made clothing! Don't you just love this French inspired top? You can custom order this in any size, with your choice of lace trims and styles! Plus if you order today, you'll enjoy an additional 20% OFF by using code "ThursdayMarket" during checkout. I took a peek at the styles Deborah is offering and I will be placing an order, just have to decide which style, there are so many beautiful ones to choose from at Deborah's Forget-Me-Nots!

Vintage Paris Market is one of our new members on the front page of Shabby Cottage Shops featuring everything from French Style vintage gift tags, wedding favors and invitations, wonderful seam binding, sachets, handstamped custom fabrics! I love this shop! They made me some gorgeous handstamped muslin fabric for my bathroon and it's gorgeous. Best of all, it was custom designed just for me! Stop by and visit Vintage Paris Market, you'll be glad you did!

The Ruffled Rose is a fabulous boutique featuring handmade, handsewn creations in all types of fabrics including beautiful one of a kind pillows, fabulous faux pastries, vintage china with roses, handmade beautiful totes, handtowels and more! If you love the Romantic Cottage or shabby chic victorian style home decor, you'll just have to visit this wonderful shop! They are a front page member at Shabby Cottage Shops, we're proud to say!

Sweetheart's Nest offers quality home decor and more! You'll enjoy shopping at this boutique because they offer unique items you won't find in any other stores. This husband/wife team shop the market to ensure you'll enjoy unique quality home decor and accessories! They are delivered to your door looking like Christmas has arrivedn everytime you place an order with them. There's always a surprise inside for you as well! You'll want to visit them and take a peek at their "New Arrivals" and while you're there, look at these gorgeous new "Victorian Dolls", there are exclusive to Sweetheart's Nest and made by a local artist, created with porcelain, using German Molds and lead free paint, each one is unique and one of a kind!

Stop by Shabby Cottage Designs and enjoy a sale on this handpainted item with teacups and roses! It's on sale today only. You'll love this shop too! Suzanne is the resident artist and you'll find many vintage items which have been given new life by Suzanne's wonderful eye for attention to detail and style!

Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs not only offers unique handmade, lead and nickel free jewelry, but fun items including Altered art and unique treasures! Stop by today and be sure to check out their "Glitz and Glam" Jewelry Club! There are three different levels and you'll enjoy free jewelry on your birthday! Best of all every piece of jewelry is created by Miss Sassy Gail and it's posh jewelry, it's unique, usually one of a kind and she uses the finest crystals, beads, freshwater pearls and more! You won't find two of the same item in this wonderful shop!

While visiting be sure check out her "Vintage Inspired Collection" as well!

Don't forget to visit our "New Items/Sales" category as well, you'll find some wonderful new products and some on sale too!


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