Things are slowly coming together at Shabby Coast Cottage!
We are loading up on lots of vintage finds, restored and painted furniture, paintings and jewelry!
Our hangtags have come in and I can’t wait to hang them on all the goodies!
Slowly, we are getting there!
We are still hoping for an opening date in October… a little more painting, a little more fluff and buff and we will be ready to open! We are so excited to see the little Cottage coming to life!
On the back of our property, or the Front, depending on which street you are on… is a cottage house… about 900 sq ft. and an awesome porch. It was built in 1937 and is heart pine floor walls and ceilings! Fabulous wood that is sometimes hard to get a nail into!
I purchased the cottage and an acre of land as a single woman in 1997 – it is about 4 miles from the Gulf of Mexico near Seaside and Grayton Beach …and just a couple blocks from Eden State Park in Historic Point Washington. I was so happy living in my little Beach Cottage even though it had no air conditioning or heating for the first 2 years! There were also dirt roads back then, that have been paved in recent years.
Here is the front in her current state, she needs painting and some landscaping and some styling with pretty things and we’ll be good to go!
When got married we built in the back and the cottage became my studio, but after bringing our daughter home from Guatemala, I wanted to be able to work in the house and moved my jewelry business into the house.
Then my sweet daddy passed away and the cottage became a storage house for all of his things… and my framing supplies… and my thrift shop finds…and things piled up more… and more… until it looked like an episode from horders! Seriously. no. seriously…see… it’s okay, you can gasp…
So little by little these last few months i have been sorting through things and have cleared a pathway, yes, it was that bad! But it is like going to a thrift store everyday!
and these fabulous vintage suitcases
and this dresser that i think was my maternal grandmothers, i need to check on that story before i go and sell it…
i have been having so much fun uncovering things long lost…
i will be blogging about the progress and all the treasures i am finding!
When will we be open? i don’t know, i want to set a date, but if i don’t make it i will feel like a failure… and really, why do that to myself? Our Summer tourist season is almost over here in North Florida, so that pressure is off… So we will open when everything is ready!
I have set up a Shabby Coast Cottage facebook page , so stop by and “like” it and you can follow all the progress!
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