Classic Cottage
Art & Antiques  
104 Milford St. Bowling Green VA  • 804-633-0032


Tues-Fri - 11 am - 5 pm
Sat. - 10 am - 4 pm

Open 1 Sun/month during
 Beading at the Cottage
Mon. by Chance - OPEN June 9, 11-3















Classic Cottage Art & Antiques
"The First Blog"
Happy New Year!

Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Carrie Wright.  I'm a wife, a Worship Leader at my church, and  I own and operate Classic Cottage Art & Antiques - a little Shop in the small town of Bowling Green VA.  When you enter our little Shop - it's not what you might expect from the name.  We (and by "we" I mean me and the 4 vendors and 2 local artists renting space in the Shop) offer vintage, antique, and local original art in the form of prints, greeting cards and original paintings as well as pen and ink creations.

So far, that's probably what you'd expect to find in our little Shop based on our name.  But, once you enter, you'll realize that we also carry Alpaca fleece items, handmade gifts, hand-crafted jewelry, the full line of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint, gift items, garden & house flags and the like.  What you might not expect; however, is that we also carry a large selection of Jewelry-Making Supplies from tools, thread, cord, wire, findings/closures, charms; and, of course, beads: Gemstones, Glass, Swarovski Crystals, Miyuki Seed Beads (the best, in my opinion), Czech Glass Beads and more.

You will also find that we offer CLASSES in our little Shop!  I teach Jewelry-Making skills to those who have always wanted to learn to make their own jewelry or to those who just want to make a necklace, bracelet or earrings to wear to a special occasion. If you'd like to learn how to update that not-so-pretty piece of furniture you've had since you moved out of your parents' house, I can teach you how to make it pretty again with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint.  Or, you may opt to make one of those wildly popular farmhouse style signs to add to your home decor - that's a class we teach also, along with other crafty projects.

So, that's pretty much what you can expect to find in our little Shop in the small, quiet town of Bowling Green VA.  If you've never ventured to or even heard of Bowling Green VA, you'll find us about midway between Richmond and Fredericksburg VA.  (check out the directions on our "Driving Directions" page).

I hope to begin blogging regularly (for me that could be once a month or once a quarter) I've never done this before, so we'll see how often I remember to write another blog post. :) 

I'd like to begin adding brief tutorials for quick projects in my blog posts, so look for those as well. I'm also delving into the world of Facebook Live Videos, so check out my Facebook Page (classiccottageartantiques) to see video tutorials.

If you have a little extra time, wander into our little town and pay us a visit - we're here Tues.-Sat.  We'd love to meet you!

I hope 2019 (a side note here: wow, I can remember as a small child thinking the year 2000 was so far away that I'd probably be gone by then and now look - it's already 2019! Whoa where does the time go? :) ).  Anyway, I hope 2019 brings you Happiness and Blessings.

Until next time~

Carrie Wright


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