For as long as I can remember, I have been surrounded by beauty. My mother loved fine things – dogwoods in full bloom, celadon silk wallpaper, a beautifully set table. She appreciate home furnishings and loved to peruse antique shops and furniture stores (much to my dismay back then) and her sense of style was refined and fresh. She was not afraid to make a bold choice – having our mahogany dining set whitewashed in the 1970’s – after a trip to California where everything was lighter and modern. She was a fabulous, adventurous cook, always trying a new dish she scribbled on notepaper while watching her favorite cooking channel.
Many years later, I realize that it is no surprise that I have come to own a home furnishings shop. Or that I also love styles that she loved – neither one of us could ever resist anything with bamboo detail! It’s no surprise that I redo my home interior often, changing up a room just for one fresh piece that makes my heart sing.
Windsor Cottage has evolved over the years – from a small consignment cottage to a sophisticated shop blending old and new, antique and modern, from home accessories to new upholstery. We are breathing fresh air into the local home furnishings market, and every day our clientele tell us that we’re looking good. We are so grateful.