Sunday, December 8, 2013

Exciting Days Ahead

Hi Everyone!

We have so many new and exciting things in the works!  Some of the props used in the new Bonnie & Clyde movie on the History Channel tonight came from our booth at the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington, Louisiana.

Add to this new excitement the new creations we are working on!  My mom use to love jewelry and her yard so it seems only fitting to call this new line of work "Jewels for Jane!"  We'll be posting pictures later this week.  

It may be cold outside in the Deep South, but we are working up a sweat so stay tuned!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Friends at the Schoolhouse

Hi everyone!!

Well as you can tell, my own posts have been sporadic because of the fact that I do other projects for clients.  I am so excited today to be launching a NEW website/blog for my dear friend Mrs. Pearl.

Pearls From The Past is just one more of the AMAZING vendors that you will find at 

the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington, Louisiana.  While our home will always be our "Curiosity Cottage" or booth at the Schoolhouse is really a life long dream of mine.  We have met such incredible people and made life-long friends through this business venture!!

So take a drive to Washington, LA and see why we love this little corner of the world so much!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Time Flies

Hi everyone!

As I looked at how long it has been since I last wrote, I had to ask "where did the time go?"  Since I last wrote, my daughter graduated with her degree in nursing; she got married; we lost my brother-in-law; I had the shingles; and add to the mix taking things to our booth at the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington; completing several projects for clients; in addition to managing several Facebook pages.  OH...that is where the time went!! :)

What was funny though is that yesterday a friend saw me on Facebook and sent me a message - "Get off here, you should be writing!!" :)  So very true!!  What the past several hectic months have taught me is that my heart is in writing.  For that reason I am getting my last bit of projects on my list completed so that I can focus on the very thing that I love, WRITING!!! Added into this mix, I have chosen to create things for the special people in our lives that have been there for us during the ups and downs of this past year. For the true character of people really shows when we are at the bottom of our mountains. Anyone can give us a "high-five" while we are at the top. We appreciate those who helped us move mountains and believed in us. For these very special people we will be forever grateful.

So on the bright summer Sunday we give thanks for the blessings and lessons we have learned during this season of our lives!! Let my return to writing begin!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Creating in Chaos

Hi everyone!

In the midst of the week's chaos, I have found comfort in creating.  Last Sunday I made my first "Pocket Prayer Pillow".

This Sunday, I made another gift.  

As the world tries to makes sense of the senseless acts of the past week, let us always remember  - God can bring joy out of chaos.

Even while people mourn and try to make sense of it all, always know that in time the sun will rise again!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Red, White & Blue

Hi everyone!

Given the events of yesterday, changing our sites theme to red, white & blue just seemed fitting!  It is a time when we must hold on to our faith and count our blessings.

We are blessed in that our little cottage affords us the opportunity to spend time with our family and include them in all of our business endeavors.  In return, they can see the many blessings that our little business has brought into our lives.

Faith, Hope and Love - but the greatest of these is Love, and we have that abundantly here!!  Take time today to tell all of the special people in your life how much you love them today!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Hi everyone!!

Well tonight's post will speak for itself!!  


Don't worry, there is still time to visit tomorrow!!


Hi everyone!!

We are just soooo excited that the Antique Fair & Yard Sale is here!!  Today will be a day of treasure hunting, visiting with friends and taking pictures, pictures, pictures!!

The weather here in Louisiana is absolutely PERFECT, which makes it the PERFECT day!!!

We'll tell you all about it when we get home, but don't wait on us to tell you...come see for yourself!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Antique Fair & Yard Sale

Hi everyone!

Mark your calendars and come enjoy the fun!!

We'll be adding new items each week as we get ready for the BIG weekend!!  

Hope to see you.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Moving Forward

Hi everyone!

I have found this week that seeing our Curiosity Cottage take off to new heights has left me excited to the point of being Giddy.  

Having a dream for 22 years and seeing that dream come to fruition AND for that it to be a success, well there is just no greater feeling.

Last week I added this vintage typewriter to our booth.  Not only did it sell, but it is going to be used in a MOVIE!!  WOW, this is like having your child elected for class president!!  

This is all because this business is like my baby!

It makes me look so forward to my Easter break at the college so I can create, create, create new things to add to our shop.  I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Getting Ready

Hi everyone!

Well it is that time for year; Spring is in the air here in the deep south.  

Easter is just around the corner and the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall will be having its Semi-Annual Antique Fair/Yard Sale.  

So this afternoon we made sure our booth was all ready to go!! 

We'll be adding new items lately and will keep you posted with pictures!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Busy Week Ahead

Hi everyone!

We have a busy week ahead of us and our Curiosity Cottage.  Tonight we have been pricing and boxing up new items that we will add to our booth this week.

In addition, I am stitching out new items to add as well.

We are adding in some exciting vintage items, which we will show you soon.  In addition, our new websites for The Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall & Durio's Curio will also be unveiled this week!!  So watch for our progress & wish us well!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dreams REALLY Do Come True

Hi everyone!

Well I can finally say that my dream of having my own little shop has come true!!!  Thanks so THE most AMAZING friends, family & church family!

Curiosity Cottage officially has its own little place at the Washington Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall!! 

Michael & I will be adding new items EVERY weekend!!

And some of his AMAZING photography will also be added this Spring!!

In addition, I will be launching a website for the Washington Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall.

We also have a new site Louisiana Treasures, that will also debut in the next couple of weeks!!

This new site will feature businesses between Opelousas & Washington Louisiana.  
THE PERFECT "Day Trip" idea!!

So watch for GREAT deals and items to win, in the very near future!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Reflections from a Mom

Hi everyone,

I had to take a break from my work on Curiosity Cottage, to just reflect on my heart from a mom's perspective.

I also think the important thing about any business venture is that one must never loose sight of what is really important.  Taking the time to tell your love ones how much they mean to you; taking the time to reflect and pray about all of the blessings in your life, thanking the Lord for those blessings - even when you may find that life is a bit overwhelming, is truly what life is all about!!

So as I prepare for the new chapter that lies ahead for Curiosity Cottage I find that the gratitude I have for what the Lord has already done for my little business and through my little business, if that is all that comes from this new chapter, will be reward enough!!  

He has already allowed Curiosity Cottage to show my friends and family INCREDIBLE God Winks.  I just cannot wait to see what else He has in store!!


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