One door closes…and a new one opens

sorry-closedONE DOOR CLOSES….

After 2+ years of making friends and turning tragic, unloved pieces into home decor works of art, I have decided to close Cottage Chic Resale.

I have some health issues and frankly, there have been many days I should have been in bed with the covers pulled over my head, but I pushed through and kept the business going. I tried hard to find someone to take over the store, but sadly none of the plans came together.

All this has taken a toll on my health, and it is time to take care of me,

Cottage Chic Resale will close on august 23, 2015. This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. But it is the right decision for me.

In the very best RESALE DIVA fashion, I am going out with a blow-out, certified HUGE sale. Most furniture is 50% off. All my small household and linens are 50% off. Most clothing is $5 or less. Paint – which I NEVER discount – is 25% off.


I am cleaning out all the corners and my infamous back room. I am emptying my studio. Get the bargains before some OTHER diva swoops in and grabs it first.


seaside-tradersI have found a new place to sell my seriously fun and funky home decor and painted furniture: Seaside Traders in Yarmouth.(316 Route 28, Bass Cranberry Bog Outlet, West Yarmouth)

I will have a booth there which will still allow me to paint furniture – but I will not have the time commitment that running a store requires. Win-win!


After I get the store shut down, I will schedule new painting and furniture classes. Not having the store schedule to work around means that I can be more flexible about meeting customer demand for morning and afternoon classes.

Come in and say goodbye, wish me luck…AND score a great deal during my final two weeks in business!

NEW Paint classes July 21 and July 28…with a bonus!

20141108_153731Even though Cottage Chic is neck deep in the summer season, we are squeezing in a paint class! So many customers have begged me to find time to teach….so we are ON for drinks, comedy, snacking, and oh yeah, painting!

The bonus? It is a craft-a-palooza night! At the same time I am teaching chalk paint, Kim will be teaching a Metal and Beads class!

Get a group of friends. You and your bestie can take the chalk paint class while other friends are busy beading. And then you all meet up at the bar afterwards and compare the creations!

The details:

Date: Tuesday July 21 or Tuesday July 28 (class is one night – pick your date)

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Place: The Nor’easter (formerly The Paddock) in Hyannis

Cost: $50 (includes all materials, a take-home jar of paint, and a frame that you paint and keep), Drinks and snacks are on your own.

So…get a group of friends together, sign up to paint or bead. Come early for dinner or stay later for dessert and drinks.

Sign up online!

Chalk Paint Classes 6/16 – NEW location!

frames-paint-classMy ever-popular chalk paint classes continue in our NEW home for fun cocktails, stand up comedy, and oh yeah, chalk paint instruction. Copper Chimney Restaurant at the International Inn (across from Cottage Chic Resale at 662 Main St in Hyannis). Come early for drinks or dinner. Stay for one of the liveliest night spots in Hyannis.

UPDATE: June 20 is now closed! I had a private party come and take ALL the spots.

Class costs $50 and includes a take-home jar of paint, a picture frame that you will paint and keep, and all materials and supplies. Comedy is free,

Learn more about classes here. You can read about classes, cancellation policy, private paint classes and more.

Sign up online Sign up using a credit card or PayPal. Easy-peasy.

Chalk Paint – Tuesday June 16 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – $50

Chalk Paint – Saturday June 20 – 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm – $50 Sorry…this class is now full!



Shop LOCAL Saturday May 2 Hyannis – Closed Mother’s Day May 10

Time to come out and support all the LOCAL mom-and-pop businesses that make the Cape such a unique and wonderful place.

I made a mistake on the email…SPRING ON MAIN is May 2 not May 9…whoops…

SPRING ON MAIN is taking place on Main Street in Hyannis on May 2. Lots to do..come down and stroll Main Street and (maybe) find a perfect little something for Mother’s Day or a new graduate!




momGoing up to visit my mom…please give the special women in your life a little love on Mother’s Day.

All the grandmothers and aunties, the mothers-of-your-heart and sisters…any woman who helped you become the wonderful person you are!

Give them all the salute (and maybe a little something from your heart) to tell them that they are special to you!

March Markdown Madness AND New Paint Classes – a double dose of happiness


50% off ALL Winter Clothing

Up to 40% off Home Decor

Clearly…these women are in DIRE need of shopping my winter clothing sale…Did no one mention to them that the Cape is still pretty cool and damp in March and they would need pants and skirts?

If you see them wandering Hyannis, send them my way and I will kit them out…

While I was marking down, I got carried away with my red pen and marked down a LOT of the store up to 40% off….That dresser you’ve been debating….the bookshelf that really WOULD be perfect for the hallway…the serving set that you KNOW you’ll need when guests show up (and they always show up when you live on the Cape)….they are now a STEAL at up to 40% off my already-affordable prices…

Hurry in before some OTHER DIVA scoops up the bah-gin!

New Painting Classes April 7 and April 11

Yeah…yeah…I know I have to get more classes on my schedule…Here are two classes in April. Sign up fast as my last two classes have been full.

Isn’t it time to bust out of the ice-caves we have all been living in for the last few months? Declare your independence and come out for a fun night of painting and snacking at The Compound.

Sign up here…

Learn more about classes….

SALE and Paint classes…

Clearance on clothing and markdowns on bureaus…
Discounted booties and bargains on tables…
These are a few of my favorite things!


It’s time for me to clear out the shelves! I am SO SICK of winter that I can’t wait to bring out all the SPRING clothing I have.

YOU get the deals (and really, don’t we all still need a fuzzy sweater in this winter from H-E-double-toothpicks) and I get to start bringing out the skimpy, frilly clothes that at least give me hope that the snow will go away.

Sale starts on Thursday, March 5 when I reopen from vacation.


While I could have jetted off to somewhere warm, I instead spent my two week vacation painting and sourcing new merchandise for the store. Sine you all KNOW how impatient I am, I can’t wait to show off my hard work…so I am discounting most furniture in the store by UP TO 40%!

Get in here and grab that piece you’ve had your eye on before some OTHER DIVA does the same.


paint-classStill not too late to sign up for my paint classes. I have a few seats available in both classes.

You will have a blast (my DIVAS tell me I can have a career as a stand-up comic if the furniture painting thing doesn’t work out…), learn how to use chalk paint…and get the confidence to tackle your own projects.


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.