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A very enthusiastic note from a Maine Cottage customer to Kelly Prucnal, a Design Consultant in our Yarmouth, Maine store about her newly delivered Eloise Armchair in May Flower – Clay.
Eloise Chair, Maine Cottage
“KELLY! I LOVE MY NEW (Eloise) CHAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is FANTASTIC! I can’t make the capital letters big enough to express how psyched I am. My 8-year old daughter told me to stop obsessing about the chair, and I just got it last night! It looks wonderful. As soon as the room is complete (having a wood stove put in and still looking for the right area rug), I’ll send you a picture. Thank you so much for all of your help — I love my living room!”

Margaret, Rockport, Maine

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Artichoke Lamp by Stray Dog Designs at Maine Cottage
Did you know: artichokes grow only along California, Chilean and Mediterranean coasts? And that they are giant thistle buds? Horticulturally, that struck us as a juicy bit of trivia. Anyway, an artichoke is best known as a garden fresh treat. Round and prickly, richly bright green leaves reveal its deeply sweet ripeness. Our friends at Stray Dog Designs created a striking Artichoke Lamp in this unique vegetable’s honor.

Like many things from Stray Dog Designs, the Artichoke Lamp was designed in the USA and is made using recycled materials by artisans in Haiti. A painted paper shade and sparkling glass finial give the lamp added artful appeal. Not to mention great color and fun! To appreciate the generous scale of these table lamps, we’ve included an image (below) from one of our stores. At 32″ high they have presence and personality, especially in a pair. And they look fantastic with colorful Maine Cottage furnishings.
Maine Cottage Showroom

Renovation Style magazine
The Winter 2010 Better Homes & Gardens special: “Renovation Style” magazine has arrived with a beautiful feature article about the renovation and transformation of a historic Charleston, SC Craftsman coastal home into a stunning designer showhouse for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League with the help of Maine Cottage who fully furnished the home in its signature style.
Sara and Amy in Renovation StyleMaine Cottage Design Consultant Amy Zonarich with Retail Manager Sara Meyer

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Hotty Dotty and Stipe Tease custom fabric in 38 Maine Cottage colors

custom Hotty Dotty and Stripe Tease custom fabric
available in 38 colors

It’s here, it’s now. Modern, playful custom Hotty Dotty and Stripe Tease fabric patterns are now available custom printed in your choice of 38 Maine Cottage colors. As we said in previous posts, the fantastic benefit is that you can now order Hotty Dotty and Stripe Tease patterns custom printed in your choice of 38 colors on a weighty white 100% linen fabric. 5 or more yards at a time. Have fun!

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Stripe Tease fabric in 38 Maine Cottage colors

custom Stripe Tease on a Nina Chair
available in 38 colors

Part 2 of the Sneak Preview is our playfully modern Stripe Tease pattern – available soon custom printed in your choice of 38 Maine Cottage colors. As we mentioned in the previous post, the wondrous benefit is you’ll soon (1 day, tops) be able to order our Stripe Tease and Hotty Dotty patterns in your choice of 38 colors on a weighty white 100% linen fabric. 5 or more yards at a time. Imagine the possibilities… coming soon!

Maine Cottage is entering the textile digital age with custom fabric printing. What does this mean for you? The amazing benefit is you’ll soon (1 week, tops) be able to order Hotty Dotty and Stripe Tease fabrics in your choice of
38 Maine Cottage colors on a weighty white 100% linen fabric. 5 or more yards at a time. Stay tuned… it’s so new you won’t find it on our website.

Hotty Dotty fabric in 38 Maine Cottage colors

custom Hotty Dotty on a Nina Chair
Maine Cottage yellows & greens

Brahms/Mount is housed in an 1866 textile building along the Kennebec River in Hallowell, Maine. With the sights, sounds and smells of antique looms and fibers in the air, it’s apparent this is a unique place. A modern day version of Maine’s long and storied textile history. A place where lush textured blankets and throws are woven one-at-a-time the old fashioned way in a variety of fibers with artful patterns and Maine Cottage hues, including warm neutrals. Each style was originally designed by founder and artist Claudia Brahms. We feel a kinship with Brahms/Mount and want to share the unique elegance of their home textiles.

Claudia Brahms, designer

1800s spinning in Maine

Hallowell, Maine

antique looms – today

reclaimed 1866 building

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herringbone blankets

rich texture, pattern and color

step 1 of 4: face the unsavory task

step 2 of 4: spin in bubbles & tumble dry

Maine Cottage Island Armoire

step 3 of 4: fold, organize & stack

step 4 of 4: smile with great satisfaction

Why is it that some people stash their clothing in a closet when they could have a piece of fine furniture? A Maine Cottage Armoire, dresser or wardrobe has wonderful presence and practicality. Our cases provide living spaces with generous storage solutions and great character. Especially in one of 40 Maine Cottage color choices.

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