New Paint Classes Scheduled!

buffetFor all you Resale Divas who have been politely asking (okay…demanding) that I schedule painting classes – TA DA! Here they are.

As usual, our classes will be at The Compound where we can snack and drink while we paint.

Saturday February 7 at 4:30 pm

Wednesday February 11 at 6:00 pm

Wednesday March 4 at 6:00 pm

Saturday March 7 at 4:30 pm

Learn more and Sign up here!


New Clothes! New inventory!

cashmereI have been busy, busy, busy!

I found have a TREASURE TROVE of cashmere sweaters.Cardigans, pullovers, fancy, and classic. Come check out the looks.

If it’s going to be cold, you might as well be warm (and look fabulous) in my cashmere sweaters.

I also have so many new pieces coming in to make your home look fabulous.

I will be posting photos on Facebook…one especially cute Robin’s egg blue dresser painted inside with a pop of yellow. Yow-za!

Closed today – January 12, 2015

Closed_sign_HawkinsSorry…I have to attend to a family matter

so the store is closed today.


See you on Thursday, January 15 when I reopen as usual.

Watch for an announcement about winter hours next week.

Holiday Hours and THANK YOU

Good News!

I am open EVERY DAY through Christmas Eve for your shopping enjoyment.

2014-12-11 14.11.08Find a unique present for that certain someone (you know…the one who doesn’t want anything, the one who is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for, the one who already HAS everything…)

Bet they don’t have vintage Santa bar ware or a yellow 1940’s mixing bowl that would look PERFECT in their new kitchen. Bet they would love a trio of mid-century silver candlesticks that can be used year-round. Cottage Chic is chock full of treasures that you won’t find anywhere else – and we won’t tell them about how little it cost! It’ll be our little secret.

Even Santa Claus needs some time off AFTER Christmas

santa-nappingI will be CLOSED from Christmas day through New Years Day.

Reopening January 2, 2015.

Gonna spend a little time with family and friends – and see all my Resale Divas in the New Year!

Thank you for shopping at Cottage Chic Resale

I can’t say it often enough. Thank you to all my regulars who stop in all the time. Thank you to my summer visitors who make it a point to shop local at Cottage Chic.Thank you to anyone curious enough about my crazy window displays to stop in and see Cottage Chic Resale for themselves. Thank you to customers who drag their friends into my shop. Thank you to customers who think that my mix of home decor and funky fashion is worth their time and dollars.

Really. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who encourages me,’re the reason I paint furniture until 2 o’clock in the morning just to keep up with demand.

Thank_you_001I would not be in business without you.

I look forward to even more fabulous-ness in the New Year.

Thank you.


Grab-n-Go! Holiday Decor! Classes!


Classes on December 18 and December 20

What is PROVEN to reduce stress, help you lose weight (really…), and overall lighten your mood? LAUGHTER!

What do you get in heaping doses at my Chalk Painting classes – you guessed it – LAUGHTER!

 20141211_211901Chalk Painting Classes

I still have space for both classes taking place at The Compound Bar and Grille right across the street from Cottage Chic. In 2.5 hours, you will learn how to prep, paint, and finish a fab frame that you get to take home. Win-win! You learn a new skill AND you get a gift-able frame.

Learn more and sign up HERE.

Dec 4 earring samples

Art/Craft Days – Jewelry Making

As a bonus, Cottage Chic has teamed up with Kim Rumberger who will be teaching jewelry classes on both days.Silver Jewelry on December 18 and Beaded Jewelry on December 20.

So get a group of friends together, pick out a class and laugh your way to a less-stressed holiday. It will be WAY more fun than battling it out for a parking space at the mall,

2014-12-11 14.11.08Grab-n-Go Gifts

My world-famous (ok…famous at least on Main Street in Hyannis) Grab-n-Go gifts are back!

What are Grab-n-Go gifts?

I package up new and vintage home goods, add some holiday decoration, wrap it, add a HUGE festive bow and voila! Grab-n-Go gifts are perfect to give to a hostess, neighbor, babysitter, dog walker, or even your impossible to buy for crazy cousin Chris.

Some gifts include luxe soaps and towels. Others include vintage, one-of-a-kind holiday glasses. ALL Grab-n-Go gifts are designed to delight.

Why give the same-old bottle of wine that everyone else is bringing when YOU can be remembered every time they use the 1950’s Pyrex bowl or unpack the set of Santa glasses?

Grab-n-Go gifts are priced from $15-40 with many under $25. So run in and GRAB a gift and be on the GO in a matter of minutes!

2014-12-06 11.19.01Holiday Decor

I am chock-a-block full of holiday decor. Wreaths, swags, linens, tableware…even vintage 1950’s glass ornaments,

All certifiably one-of-a-kind, and definitely not what you will find anywhere else.

My tablecloth selection is the best ever – dare I say the best on Cape Cod! Nothing says Christmas more than a 1950’s Santa galloping around the edge of your table.

And I LOVE making creating outdoor decorations out of the most unusual things (ice skates anyone?)

hats-holidayAnd who can ignore the GIANT Santa hats? Really nice quality in a variety of fabrics. Fuzzy lining. Perfect for those holiday photos.

Fun plaids and prints. And sized for adult heads – so they really WILL fit your dad, that special person in your life, your mom, or your crazy cousin Chris who has a thing for dressing up as Santa….


Art and Craft Dec 18th and 20th at The Compound

Cottage Chic Resale is teaming up with local artist Kim Rumberger to host Art and Craft Days at The Compound Bar and Grille in Hyannis. Come early for a meal, have a snack or dessert, or indulge in a holiday cocktail. Most of all – REVEL in the fact that you’re not wrapping, shopping, or at searching for a parking space at the mall!

Kim is a talented jewelry designer who teaches at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and works for the Barnstable Public Schools. Cottage Chic is THRILLED to be working with such a talented artist – and I know my Resale Divas will be amazed at the lovely jewelry that they can make and take home.

Please note that you can only choose ONE of these classes on each night since they will be held at the same time. If you want both classes, come back on both dates!

Chalk Paint class: About, Policies,

December 18: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

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Learn the secrets to prepping, the must-have tools, techniques, and how to finish like a pro. You will take home a jar of paint (value $12) and a frame (value $15). All materials supplied.

Cost $50 – Sign up online for chalk painting class


Dec 4 earring samplesSilver Jewelry with Kim

Using precious metal silver clay, you will sculpt a pendant for a necklace or a pair of earrings that you will finish and take home with your. Kim will torch-fire the clay, transforming it into 99.9% solid silver right before your eyes. All materials and supplies included.

You can choose either the earrings or the necklace project when you register so that Kim can bring the supplies needed.

Cost: $60. Sign up online for silver clay jewelry class


December 20: 1:30 – 4:00 pm

20141108_153731Chalk Painting with Mary

Learn the secrets to prepping, the must-have tools, techniques, and how to finish like a pro. You will take home a jar of paint (value $12) and a frame (value $15). All materials supplied.

Cost $50 – Sign up online for chalk painting class

Holiday Earrings with Kim

snow-flake-earrings snowman earringsCraft TWO pair of fun beaded holiday earrings. Pretty snowflakes and cute snowmen. Great for you or adding to someone’s stocking.

You will learn how to create with beads, pro finishing techniques, and bead selection.

Cost: $25 Go to Kim’s website for more information

Holiday Party Do-Over Saturday December 13

Holiday Party Do-Over

Time: 4 pm to 6 pm

(or when the wine runs out)


How can I let all that wine go to waste?

Since the weather has been so NAUGHTY lately, I decided we all need a little NICE For those of you who couldn’t row your boat to our flooded-out Holiday Party last week – have no fear! Cottage Chic is hosting a do-over. I want to show off all my awesome Christmas decorating, fab holiday accessories, and party-worthy clothing.

To my Cottage Chic Insiders: check your inbox…there is a special gift just for my email subscribers.

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Stop by on Saturday.

Try on a sparkly blouse or a warm, fuzzy vest. Have a glass of wine and check out my selection of Grab-n-Go gifts – perfect for all the hostess gifts you KNOW you’re going to need over the next couple of weeks,

New Classes JUST Added

Okay…okay…I get the want classes!

heritage-chalk-paintI can’t tell you how many people have heard about the classes, and want to take a class for themselves.

I heard you and scheduled two new classes before Christmas – December 18 and December 20

What category do YOU fit in…?

  • I NEED a break before the holiday and a painting class sounds like a bunch of fun.
  • I NEED a fab, unique holiday gift for my impossible-to-buy-for (daughter, sister, mother, work-mate, husband, wife, aunt, grandmother) and a hand-painted frame sounds PERFECT!
  • I have a (table, hutch, desk, server) that my (aunt, grandfather, mom) gave me but it just doesn’t go with anything….and I would like to try painting this myself but don’t know where to start.

Go to my Classes page and learn more

Forget Black Friday…unless it’s Little Black DRESS Friday

The secret is OUT.

Cottage Chic Resale is now selling CLOTHES. Yup. As in pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, outwear, active wear, accessories…and more.

From now on, Cottage Chic Resale will be celebrating Black (Dress) Friday, Striped Shirt Saturday, Sundress Sunday….

Since we opened, customers have begged me to share the same style and fab finds that Cottage Chic sells for your home. I am proud to say that as of Friday, November 28, 2014 (a day that will go down in history) Cottage Chic now sells clothing.

Now you can buy a new dresser for the guest room AND a Coach bag for yourself. Score!

Oh NO! Does that mean I have to look elsewhere for home goods and gifts?

Heck no! Cottage Chic STILL sells the vintage and new-to-you furniture, mirrors, linens, and decor items that have made us a must-visit. Do you think I could give up my vintage bar ware or cottage-inspired home goods? NEVER!

We are NOW committed to making YOU look even better than your living room. Wait…did that come out right?

Where else can you buy a bathroom vanity AND a Calvin Klein skirt? Try that at Home Depot! Or a vintage table AND fuzzy, warm vest? Sure…ask for that combo at Cardis!

Where do you get your consignment clothing?

From you, my Resale Divas. And from other discerning consignors.

Can I bring you clothing to consign?

Absolutely! The general rules are:

  • It must be something that you would loan to your very best friend to wear tomorrow (assuming she’s not going to a costume party).
  • It must be current season (ie winter right now).
  • It must be spotlessly clean, pressed, on hangers, and ready to go right out on the floor. No rips, tears, stains, or missing buttons or belts. If you don’t have time to prep and clean it, I can’t sell it.
  • Accessories are wonderful, but I can’t accept jewelry.
  • No knock-offs. I know there are some great-looking fakes, but I have to be able to tell someone who is buying your purse that it really IS a Coach or Cole Haan bag.
  • Women’s clothes mostly. I will be accepting a VERY LIMITED selection of men’s clothing.
  • You MUST make an appointment to bring in your consignments. I make appointments for times when the store is closed. I want to be able to pay attention to you and I can’t do that if I am running the store.
  • You must be willing to donate any clothing that doesn’t sell to charity. I don’t have the space to hold clothes for pickup. My goal (for both of us) is to sell what you bring in, but some things are just not going to find a buyer. They will be donated to local charities.

Cottage Chic Resale Clothing Rules


Something old…something new….something BIG is coming to Cottage Chic Resale

top_secretCan you keep a secret? Good! Neither can I…

Cottage Chic Resale is adding a WHOLE NEW INVENTORY! I would tell you but…I can’t.

So-o-o many people have asked me to carry this, to lend my fabulous styling, to bring all that to this…that I finally said YES. I am so excited to be able to offer this new inventory and can’t wait for you to see how this FITS into the shop.

Coming in TWO WEEKS! Watch your email for hints and sneak peeks.