Red, Pink, and Loved by All: Valentine's Bar Cart

With Valentine’s Day happening in a few short days, we’re bringing you pink and red inspiration to add spice to your celebrations with a Valentine’s Bar Cart.

The bright pink and red accessories pop against the sheen of the mint condition brass bar cart.

The bright pink and red accessories pop against the sheen of the mint condition brass bar cart.

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The red and gold chinoiserie glasses are begging for cool ice from the crystal ice bucket and the bamboo stainless bar accessories make it easy to measure and mix concoctions.

The red and gold chinoiserie glasses are begging for cool ice from the crystal ice bucket and the bamboo stainless bar accessories make it easy to measure and mix concoctions.

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Having a gilded vase or small urn for flowers makes it convenient to display—as are books to create a pedestal for showing them off.

Having a gilded vase or small urn for flowers makes it convenient to display—as are books to create a pedestal for showing them off.

The brass cricket box makes storing matches for the candles above easy and discreet.

The brass cricket box makes storing matches for the candles above easy and discreet.

No bar cart is complete without crystal and glass decanters to offer a variety of drinks to guests.

No bar cart is complete without crystal and glass decanters to offer a variety of drinks to guests.

Roses in needlepoint last longer than roses from the florist; this framed piece can be utilized for many more cocktail parties! This work helps set the tone for Valentine’s.

Roses in needlepoint last longer than roses from the florist; this framed piece can be utilized for many more cocktail parties! This work helps set the tone for Valentine’s.

If roses aren’t your style, the shades of pink in this original magnolia artwork continue the theme of vivid bright shades.

If roses aren’t your style, the shades of pink in this original magnolia artwork continue the theme of vivid bright shades.

Use the crystal ice bucket to keep your rose wine perfectly chilled and why not continue the blush tones by pouring in miniature wine glasses in coordinating hues?

Use the crystal ice bucket to keep your rose wine perfectly chilled and why not continue the blush tones by pouring in miniature wine glasses in coordinating hues?

Lush pomegranates in a brass bowl echo the color scheme without being too cheesy, but the heart shaped basket in the background subtly prompts to the special holiday.

Lush pomegranates in a brass bowl echo the color scheme without being too cheesy, but the heart shaped basket in the background subtly prompts to the special holiday.

Shot glasses with a brushstroke of red continue the theme and can be used for many more celebrations with the same hue—Christmas, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and more.

Shot glasses with a brushstroke of red continue the theme and can be used for many more celebrations with the same hue—Christmas, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and more.

Brass candlesticks will help set the mood with candlelight, and ending the night with a kiss, chocolate or on the lips, is always sweet.

Brass candlesticks will help set the mood with candlelight, and ending the night with a kiss, chocolate or on the lips, is always sweet.

Sugar cookies on a delicate heart-shaped dish are a delicious finishing touch.

Sugar cookies on a delicate heart-shaped dish are a delicious finishing touch.

Below are the items we utilized to create the scenes above; we’ve linked them to the vendor’s Instagram. We look forward to seeing you in the store to shop these accessories and more to add a touch of the upcoming holiday to your home decor! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vintage Bar Cart offered by King’s Classics

Brass Bamboo Tray offered by Vintage Curations

Red Oriental Glasses offered by Crazy Daisy Finds

Glass Ice Pitcher and Bamboo Stainless Steel Bar Accessories offered by Cottage Grove Vintage

Brass Footed Urn offered by House of Bristow

Small Brass Bowl offered by Upstated Vintage

Assorted Red and Pink books offered by The Dropped Leaf

Needlepoint Rose Artwork offered by Cape Cameron Exchange

Crystal and Glass Decanters offered by Sky Fish Designs

Magnolia Artwork offered by Brenda McMinn

Blush Pink Glasses offered by Grey Street Market

Faux Pomegranates offered by VBC - Kate’s Designs

Medium Brass Bowl offered by Cottage Grove Vintage

Heart Shaped Basket offered Crazy Daisy Finds

Brushstroke Red Shotglasses offered by Upstated Vintage

Brass Candlesticks by the Dropped Leaf

Gold-bottomed Low Ball Glasses offered by Fox Hill Vintage

Heart Shaped Plate offered by Pinnacle Antiques

The 2018 Cottage Grove Gift Guide

The 2018 Cottage Grove Gift Guide

A vintage market like Cottage Grove may not be your first thought when making your holiday list and checking it twice but our 2018 Gift Guide is here to help. We have something for all the special people on your list! Here are some ideas we gathered from the shop to help you with your gifts for him, her, and the hostess.


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Four Ideas for Styling New & Vintage Together

We’re sharing some tips today for using both new and vintage pieces in your home. We all love the depth that vintage pieces give to a space, but we don’t want our homes looking like Grandma’s attic either. We’ve put together a few ideas for incorporating old and new pieces together.

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Add Vintage Rugs to Your Modern Space

“Style throwback pieces next to ultra modern furnishings or spaces,” suggests Libby MacCarthy at The Nest. The vintage runner adds depth and pop to this ultra modern kitchen from Amber Interiors, and gives inspiration for a quick and easy way to add a touch of vintage to any newer space. Vintage runners are definitely having their moment in kitchens and bathrooms, but you can find a rug that will work in nearly any space in your home. Be sure to check out the beautiful collection of vintage rugs from Floored at Cottage Grove Vintage Market next time you stop by.

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Pick Your Palette, Then Mix Old & New

This living room by Vintage Revivals combines a new sofa with a vintage credenza, DIY chairs, and a mix of new and vintage accessories. The entire space is anchored by soft creams, grays, pinks, and light wood, bringing a cozy and cohesive feel to the eclectic decor. Not sure where to start? In her book Love the House You’re In, Paige Rein suggest by picking a “kernel,” an item that inspires how you want the room to feel. This could be a vintage print, a chunky throw, an old photo, or a souvenir from your favorite travels. Let the kernel serve as an anchor as you choose your colors, textures, and decor for the space.

 

Collect It

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If you’re nervous about vintage pieces making your space feel dated, start with a collection styled in a modern way. We love taking vintage botanical prints and styling them in modern frames, or using open shelving to display a collection of vintage dishware. Sources: 1 | 2 | 3

Double Duty

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If you’re wanting to incorporate a vintage vibe without sacrificing modern technology, think about using vintage pieces to conceal your electronics. You can cleverly hide a TV in a vintage armoire, tuck cords and cables behind vintage artwork, or add hinges to the drawer of a refinished dresser to stash your TV or stereo accessories. Sources: 1 | 2 | 3