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Under New Ownership: Exciting Things Happening at The Art Cottage
Wednesday Sep 20 2023
What’s new at The Art Cottage? Well, for starters, the owners! The shop was recently purchased by the Miller family. With tremendous appreciation and respect for what The Art Cottage is and has been, they also bring a passion for creativity and fresh new excitement to this classic Gardner Village ...

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More Magic to Discover at the 2022 Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 25 2022
The fairies aren’t the only ones to put on a show this time of year at Gardner Village. Our locally-owned shops come dressed to the nines in fairy fanciness!     It’s a beautiful time to take in the sites and even get ideas to apply at home. Plus, you never know who ...

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Six Spring Things to LOVE at Seven Gables Mercantile
Tuesday Apr 19 2022
Like a spring garden starting to bloom, Seven Gables Mercantile is colorful and unique and unexpected. As a magical mix of consignment and vintage and new and made over, a visit is like a treasure hunt. This locally owned business really pays it forward, supporting other local sellers and crafters and ...

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Watercolor Tips from The Art Cottage
Wednesday Jan 13 2021
Creativity heals. Whether you play with paper, fancy fabric, or yearn for yarn, creative expression is good for the soul. Between the gray days and the ongoing pandemic, self care is crucial, so we’re continuing our posts on easy project ideas to try at home and fun classes to take at ...

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New Year, New You: Classes at The Art Cottage
Wednesday Jan 8 2020
Hello! And happy 2020! There’s something wonderful about a new calendar year and what it does for our ambition, isn’t there? As the busy holiday season settles into the remaining winter months, inspiration seems to set in. It’s an ideal time to slow things down and show ourselves some long ...

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The Fairies Have Landed at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 24 2019
Shhh… Listen closely. Do you hear the faintest fluttering of wings? This soft serenade can mean only one thing—the fairies have landed at Gardner Village!  Every spring, The Village comes alive with the arrival of our winged friends and the Woodland Fairy Festival. It’s a magical time, and a time to ...

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Furniture Painting from an Admittedly Skeptical Student's Perspective
Wednesday Mar 13 2019
“Oh! You’re doing your cabinets?!” I can’t tell you how many passersby asked me this in the few hours I sat in my furniture painting class at Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures. It’s no wonder. I know I’m not alone in my dream of a kitchen-cabinet refresh without the outrageous ...

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Take a Class at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 23 2019
Is “try something new” a 2019 goal you hope to achieve? There’s something very rewarding about stretching yourself, especially when it includes creative play. Gardner Village offers a full course catalog of creative class options. From chocolate sweetness and fairy gardens to fabric art and flower arranging, there are many artistic ...

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Make a Witch Craft
Tuesday Oct 23 2018
It’s no secret, witches love crafts. With access to fabric, yarn, paint, and more, the Gardner Village witches can often be found getting their witch-craft on. Now’s your time to join them! Whether you’re looking for a new hobby to take on or you simply want a Halloween worthy project ...

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New Business, New Opportunity, New Friends
Wednesday Jun 20 2018
Who, at one point or another, hasn’t thought of what it would be like to open a business? After working years in the oil and gas industry, and, before that, the tech industry, Paul Ashby decided it was time to take such a leap as a small business owner. “I was looking ...

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More to Explore at the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 2 2018
Look! Over yonder! Do you see it? It’s Fairy Isle!  Remember our behind-the-scenes look at this newest addition to the Woodland Fairy Festival?    It sure has come a long way. The finished island is amazing and SO worth seeing. It even has its own Fairy Isle Overlook, just outside of A Great Escape ...

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Learn a New Skill in 2018 with Gardner Village Classes
Wednesday Dec 27 2017
In may be winter break, but class is nearly in session at Gardner Village. These creative outings are an excellent way to get in a little ‘me’ time or enjoy a fun outing with a friend. Take a look at what’s being offered this winter:  Furniture Painting @ Aunt Elsie's Trinkets & ...

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Give the Gift of Handmade
Wednesday Nov 22 2017
The countdown to Christmas is on. At least if you’re thinking of making a present. Now’s the time to start planning and creating. Let the shops at Gardner Village lend a hand. Whether you fancy fabric, yearn for yarn, or are smart with painted art, they have ideas sure to ...

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Paint the Town FUN this Summer!
Tuesday Jun 27 2017
Step inside this happy Gardner Village shop, and you'll not only discover gorgeous art and home decor...   You just might discover your own creative potential! You see, beyond being a store where you can add pretty pieces to your life, many of which were made by local artists, The Art Cottage is also ...

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Woodland Fairy Fun at Gardner Village: Happy Activities Await!
Wednesday Apr 26 2017
Fancy a little Woodland Fairy fun? Gardner Village is where it’s at. The fairies are Inn, and there's fun to be had! It’s like your own enchanting forest, hidden in the heart of the city! Step inside and join the Woodland Fairies for festivities and frolicking. After all, if anyone knows how ...

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Add Color to Your World with Art Classes at The Art Cottage
Monday Jan 16 2017
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” —Pablo Picasso It’s true! Art is a magnificent form of self expression. Even in a class where all students are asked to make the same design, no two will be identical. It’s a wonderful thing!  The new year seems like the perfect time ...

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Gardner Village Welcomes The Art Cottage
Tuesday Aug 9 2016
It's always an exciting feeling when a new shop opens its doors in The Village. But when the shop is also a school, the fun levels really climb. Introducing... The Art Cottage! This sweet shop has so much to offer. Step inside, and you'll discover: 1. Bonnie Merrill, the shop's resident artist (and ...

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