Monday, December 6, 2010

May I Have Your Attention Please

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments about my snowy windowsill decor, I really appreciate it!  And for your kind thoughts about Kylee, we have an appointment with a canine cardiologist on Friday to hopefully help us find the right mix of medications to keep her comfortable.

As you can see from the picture above, it's pretty easy to get everyone's attention around here if you just have a treat in your hand!  For the rest of us, this time of year it seems like we are all buzzing around, going a million miles an hour and searching for the right gift, food, you name it, all in a sort of chaotic holiday haze!

 (All Photos Courtesy of the Sale)

So when I got a phone call from my friend Julie of Frosted Trash, I was happy to hear that there might be something out there this season just for me.  A little break from the action, and a quiet place to do a bit of holiday shopping my way, without the maddening crowds.

You may remember seeing some of Julie's gorgeous sea glass jewelry which I featured HERE.  She and her dear friend Susan have decided to team up this Saturday, along with several other wonderful artisans, and have a sale at Susan's waterfront cottage (pictured above) along the banks of the Potomac River on St. George Island, in southern Maryland.

Over the years Susan has owned several antique and gift shops which is how we came to know one another.   As an antique dealer, she has amassed a wonderful collection of antiques, unique collectibles and one of a kind folk art pieces to fill the home she shares with her husband Don.  The pieces she owns, as well as the home itself, will be featured in a magazine this spring.  When she said she was cleaning house a little and getting rid of some of her wares at a sale this weekend I was more than happy to spread the word so that anyone within driving distance could jump on this very special opportunity!

There will be vintage sterling and silver plate flatware and serving pieces...

Antique dolls, Victoriana, and country pieces.

 Old game boards, yellowware bowls, vintage Christmas ornaments...

And friend, and talented local woodworker, Rob Seltzer of RNS Woodworks, will be there with beautiful handcrafted pieces of furniture and his great picture frames!

Hugely talented watercolor artist Susan St. George will also be on hand selling her gorgeous original artwork, prints, note cards and even ornaments!

Of course Julie will also be there selling her wonderful beach glass jewelry which is perfect as a stocking stuffer or teacher's gift!  Or if you're like me, you'll buy some for yourself!

Trust me when I say that you won't want to miss this once in a lifetime sale.  Call your friends, plan a road trip, because you won't be disappointed!

The flyer below gives directions on how to get to Susan's home, and times for the sale.  And even if you live in the DC area, it will be worth the trip!  Not only will you be able to take a little bit of history home with you, but you can grab a yummy crab cake dinner or lunch just up the road from her what's not to love about that?!  Shopping and a little taste of southern kind of day!

(click on flyer to enlarge)


  1. This is exactly the reason I should be able to teleport! Wah! Enjoy :)

  2. Well, I'm glad that things are looking up and those pups are just adorable in their attentive pose. Wish I could go to that gathering. Right down my alley.


  3. Ditto Dharma! Love the B&W image of the dogs. ♥O

  4. How much would I LOVE to be able to come along on Saturday!! I would be in 7th Heaven. I don't suppose there's any chance they might want to take their little Holiday Sale "on the road" to say, Australia? (Far North Queensland to be exact!)LOL......
    PS - The puppies look adorable (and so does your beautiful checky wing chair and Christmas stockings in the background!) ;)Sharyne

  5. I just love the photo of the doggies. They are so sweet looking.

    Love all the pretties available out there too.


  6. love the photo of the pups lil 1 has grown so much already!

  7. It just so happens that I am probably available on Saturday, and I have put this sale on my calendar ... I hope my checkbook doesn't spontaneously combust.

    Misty sure has changed since I saw her last. Puppies grow SOOO fast.

  8. Your doggie family is quite lovely. I do hope your cardioloist can sort out the meds. Aging dogs are a real worry.

    Have a good evening Kat.

  9. Hi Kat, I hope the new meds will have Kylee feeling better very soon. I can imagine how difficult this has been for you. The picture of your pups is adorable.

  10. If these aren't the cutest dogs!! I love that look on their faces...very familiar indeed!

    Sure wish I lived in the area to visit the sale!


  11. All the dogs are just adorable! That picture is priceless! Too bad I live so far away, what a wonderful place to go shop! Have a wonderful time!!

  12. Kat,
    Sending good thoughts your way...especially for your poochy.

    Sound like a fun event...go and enjoy yourself!

  13. I'm loving your new "dress" ... oh and the pups

    so cozy mozy

  14. Oh Kat that is such a sweet picture of all your adorable pups. And what could be more fun than to visit a Christmas Cottage Sale this time of year. Have fun! xo ~Lili

  15. Oh Kat, look at those 3 sweet faces on your pups!! They are all so precious! I wish I could come to the Christmas Cottage Sale! Hope you have alot of fun!

  16. So sorry to hear of Kylee's continued health issues. I adore my furry children as I'm sure you do as well. Little puppy prayers coming her way : )

    P.S. Love the holiday decor!

  17. I would like to come just to see the sea glass jewelry! HAVE FUN! ♥

  18. The sale looks just wonderful!

    And prayers continuing for your darling fur baby! I know how hard it is when one of them isn't doing well.

    Big hugs,

  19. Love the photo of the dogs! Hoping Kaylee's feeling better. Wish I lived closer to check out all those lovely antiques first hand! Have a great day.

  20. Kat, thanks for the wonderful blog about our sale! We will also have some yummy sweets. A couple you wouldn't want to take the time to make yourself - Buckeyes and Pumpkin rolls, so good!
    I hope your readers will identify themselves so we can give them a special hello!


  21. LOVE that picture of
    your dogs! Reminds me
    of something you'd see
    from the 50's. I expect
    Aunt Bee to walk in at
    any moment : ) Have fun
    at the sale....relax....
    did I say, have FUN???
    Merry Wednesday, Kat!
    xx Suzanne

  22. Kelly J/Hunters HillDecember 9, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    That photo of the pups is really darling

    Thanks so much for the heads up on the sale, I live about 10 minutes from the island so maybe I can make it down there !!

  23. Kelly, I hope you are able to make it!

    Kat :)


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