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Thursday, December 6, 2012

5 Sponsor Spotlight

We are grateful for so many things, and the little blessings in our lives do not go unnoticed. I know I’ve said it a bunch of times, but I have the nicest group of folks that read this blog, and are kind enough to leave us little comments that brighten up our day.

But this little corner of the blogosphere wouldn’t be complete without our dedicated sponsors. We are very choosy when deciding who goes up on our limited double bar space up above. We support small businesses, as we’re a small business too (a one-girl operation really). We think the world of each and every one of our sponsors, and they work really hard to make their little corners of the blogosphere a place you would like to visit too. 

I’ve highlighted each one of these special folks, letting them introduce themselves and their products they offer in their shops. Please take a moment to read their bio’s and get to know them. You can click on their banners to go directly to their sites. And many of them are offering special promotions for TOPC readers.


My name is Christie Scibior and I live in beautiful upstate NY. Some of the inspiration for my paintings comes from my surroundings - the beautiful landscapes, farmhouses, and wildlife. I have been drawing and painting for about 20 years now and it has become my outlet in life. I couldn't live without it now.

It has been said that my paintings have a sense of timelessness and look as though they could be found in an old story book. I love all things misty and romantic and I try to convey that feeling in my paintings. I also love soft colors which you will find a lot of in my shop. My favorite subjects are flowers, animals, and landscapes. In addition to original paintings and prints, I offer greeting cards and personalized stationery in my shop! I also enjoy doing custom work!

Christie is offering 20% off for all The Old Painted Cottage readers! Use code TOPC20P




Bonjour! My name is Chelle, and I’d love to welcome you to
French Charmed, a boutique and online community for those who love all things French, feminine and fabulous! I’ve been enchanted with European culture, style and history since I was in diapers (made of cashmere, if it had been my choice), and after years of collecting pieces from around the world, I decided to open French Charmed and share my passion with those who also love to be surrounded by beautiful things. A lot of thought goes into each and every vintage, handmade and hard to find product that I carry, as every piece is something I’d love to have in my own home — and often already do!
Please take a moment to peruse our lovely ooh-la-la gifts and decor, and if you shop between Dec. 6th and Dec. 10th, we’ll offer you a 15% off holiday discount! Just enter CHARMED as the voucher/coupon code during checkout.

Merci, and a very Joyeux Noel from French Charmed!


When I first started, Katies Rose Cottage was a small side venture I could use as my creative outlet. As my daughters grew, so did my business and over time it became less of a hobby and more of a dream turned into reality. Now my daughters have babies of their own and my small website has turned into a family run business that allows my daughters to work from home. Having three of us pouring into Katies Rose Cottage allows us to combine our unique creative abilities into one beautiful website!
Since joining with my daughters, we have been able to add more unique creations, such as our Ellie Grace line which offers vintage accessories for your baby girl. Our favorite and most popular items on our website are the handmade things such as purses, pillows, and vintage bottles! Everyday we work with each other to come up with new and exciting ideas. It is such a joy to work together with my daughters and their babies on a daily basis. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing a artistic pastime turn into a business in which we can share our creations and lives with you!

As a special promotion, we’re offering 10% off!
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Brick House Fabrics is an online fabric store that specializes in novelty fabrics. We feel novelty fabrics are a wonderful way to express oneself. Many of the fabrics we import directly, and many are only available in the US from us. We have true French toile de Joy, Provence fabrics, and many fabrics with document prints.

We’re having a sale, with 33% off our French fabrics!


My name is Rebecca, from One Crafty Professor, and I sell handmade children's items, specializing in sweet dresses and knitted/crocheted hats and cowls. I love working with customers to make their items extra special and customized! My workmanship, customer service, communication, prices and quick turnaround are unparalleled!

In my day job, I'm a tenured professor at a Big Ten school in the Midwest. In my spare time (when the baby's asleep and I'm not writing), I love to remodel and decorate my home. I also love to cook, sew, knit and crochet. I especially enjoy making pretty things for my little girl to wear. My shop is full of stuff I've made for my daughter (or my home) and then made again here for you! All items are handmade by me in my studio. Credit is always given to others whose patterns I have used (with permission to sell). I opened an Etsy shop as a way to express my creative side (and to support my fabric and yarn habit).

I am offering all The Old Painted Cottage readers 10% off any purchase in my shop. Just use the following coupon code: ILOVETOPC



Avalon Rose Design is a design studio focusing on vintage-inspired website and graphic design. We provide small business e-commerce website design templates that are beautiful, yet functional, efficient, and created with SEO in mind. Website designs by Avalon Rose Design can be seen on hundreds of websites and print designs in several major publications. You won’t find another design like an Avalon Rose design. That’s because the majority of graphics I use in my work are my own that I’ve created just for my clients. My job is to turn heads in your direction. The designs I create are unique to you. Never will you be mistaken for another. I use my excellent and innate intuition to craft visual brand stories that exceed my clients expectations. While I’m not a mind reader, I’m a good in-between-the-lines reader. Many times a client doesn’t realize the wealth of information they are giving me to create a design that is not only beautiful, but inherently genuine and two hundred percent personal. Your website design is about YOU and your brand. Love your look and it shows. Once you’ve got your brand in the forefront of their memory they’re hooked. That’s what it’s all about.

On all templates sold, including limited edition designs, Avalon Rose Design will include a matching business card design (free of charge) through December for all The Old Painted Cottage readers!




Cottage Industry is your creative and thrifty source for Interior Decorating, E-Decorating, Interior and Event Styling, and Editorial Styling services, specializing in Cottage, Flea Market, and Vintage Style decorating. Cottage Industry mixes vintage and modern styles; creating layered, collected, and inviting interiors and events, all within YOUR budget.

Cottage Industry loves cottages of course, but can transform any interior: city, suburban, country, and vacation homes, as well as retail boutiques, and work spaces. Although casual, fresh, and colorful cottage style is my signature, I'm not just a "one trick pony". I'm also you're go to gal if you like and want: Coastal and Beach House Style, Shabby Chic, French Country, Swedish Country, Classic Casual, Rustic, Vintage Modern, Hollywood Regency, Retro and just about anything that incorporates vintage elements.
My design recipe is to work with what you already have, add a dash of new, sprinkle with color, and mix well.

For all TOPC readers:
Buy 1 Design Board, Get 1 Free or 15% Off Any Decorating or Styling Service!

Topanga Vintage Market is the brainchild of 2 single Moms who love vintage and wanted to create a meaningful, green, part-time business together. “Well, 2 out of 3 ain't too bad,” laughs Patrice. The market is only once a month on the 4th Sunday, but it's been a full time endeavor for sure. Mainly because Lori and I both love it and can't stop trying new things to make this the funnest, best vintage market ever!

With 160 hand selected vintage vendors, and a great location in the heart of the Valley, Topanga Vintage Market aims to please the discerning Los Angeles shopper. The next market is January 27th, and we hope to see you there!
Mention “The Old Painted Cottage” and get in for 1/2 price!



Happy Holidays!
Sylvie’s Nest is an Interior Design resource for the tri-state area and beyond offering design services and selected items that help to make the design process easier and fun. Visit Sylvie’s Nest to access a multitude of holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Click on the numerous links to other shops or browse through the “Nest Egg Boutique” where I am offering free shipping for the holidays. How about a free one hour telephone consultation? What have you got to loose?
Special Promotion: Sign up for my mailing list and/or “Like” my Facebook page and receive a free gift.
Let me help to feather your nest or feather your Christmas stockings…
Sending all my design blessings from my nest to yours! -Sylvie


Smart Mrs. Evans is the brain child of two best friends who love to DIY everything from cleaning supplies to home renovation projects. We love to learn "heirloom skills" like jam making/canning, basic sewing, knitting, and gardening. After several disappointing experiences with some commercial detergents, we started experimenting with laundry soap recipes. The goal was to create an affordable soap with simple ingredients for people with sensitive skin. A few tweaks here and there, and the Smart Mrs. Evans laundry soap was born! You'll find that our laundry soap is gentle, but tough...just like us!

Smart Mrs. Evans
makes laundry less of a chore with all natural laundry soaps, luxuriously scented with medicinal quality essential oils, that work like magic and are gentle enough for the most delicate complexions. Handmade in small batches, soaps are super concentrated and safe for use with cloth diapers and in high efficiency washing machines. Beautifully packaged in up-cycled wine bottles, it is at once environmentally friendly and as fabulous as old money.
Smart Mrs. Evans also makes herbal, all natural, reusable dryer sachets that infuse each dryer full of laundry with delight. Each sachet is made of reclaimed cotton fabric, double stitched for durability, and filled with a blend of locally grown herbs and flowers and can be used in 10 or more dry cycles.

Special Promotion: Buy 3 bottles, get 1 free!





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Hi, I’m Vicki from The Painted Cottage. We take vintage and new furniture and give it a painted cottage shabby and french provincial look. It all happens in our studio which once was a factory in the late 1800's. Have fun browsing and mix and matching our pieces. We can custom paint most of the pieces shown in our store so if you would like a different color just ask us. We price our pieces reasonably so you can allow for shipping if necessary. If you would like to see more visit our website.

Join our mailing list for more info and sale updates and be our Facebook friend to get a message each time we post a new item. Friend us on Facebook for up-to-date listings! Search for us under The Painted Cottage Studio.
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Thanks again to all our sponsors, and thank you to my readers for visiting their unique, one-of-a-kind shops!

PS – The winners of the Cottage Style Magazine giveaway are:

Kris from Junk Chic Cottage & The Attic Girls!

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me with your address to claim your prize!


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  1. Thank you so much for "spotlighting" all of us, Jennifer! I appreciate you, and all that you've done! I'm off to visit some of the other sponsor's sites now. :)

  2. Merci darling! We appreciate all that you do for us. On our way to shop the sponsor's! Joyeux Noel!

  3. Wow, massive talent there! So inspiring and visually mesmerizing! My credit card just may melt in my head as I look at all these great ideas!! Thanks for sharing your sponsor sites, loverly!!

  4. Marvelous designs with eye pleasing shades that inspires viewers a lot..can i use them to print plastic business cards.....

  5. Thank you so much for including me among this wonderful group of people! I am honored to have my little shop spotlighted. Thank you, Jennifer, you are amazing!


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