Seen at the Spring 2009 Cottage Life show

By Corinna vanGerwen »Corinna vanGerwen

April 2nd, 2009

Muskoka Jewelry fishing rod

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Well, I survived my first Cottage Life show. It was a lot of work but we had tons of fun, and it was great to meet so many wonderful readers! I spent some time on Saturday walking the show and found some stylish goods to add to my shopping wish list.

Eldo Baumeister at Muskoka Jewelry, based in Parry Sound, Ontario, makes gorgeous sterling silver pieces – earrings, pendants, bracelets and more – in the shapes of canoes, paddles, Muskoka chairs, and even mosquitoes. This fishing rod (on the left), attached to the top of a small wooden box, actually works – you can reel the fish up and down!

Northstar retro microwave

Elmira Stove Works was showing off Northstar Retro Appliances in its booth, including this microwave ($749) and dishwasher panel ($399) in Robin’s Egg Blue (above). And this Buttercup Yellow fridge with bottom freezer ($4,195, below) is so cheery!

Northstar Retro fridge with bottom freezer in Buttercup Yellow

I found more colour over at the Cottage Chic booth in the form of this sweet magazine-rack table ($299).

Magazine rack table from Cottage Chic

Pine extension table from Pollikers

I thought this this circa 1880 pine extension table from Nova Scotia would be ideal for the cottage. The table has six leaves and extends from 4′ up to 9 1/2′ – large enough for those big dinners when everyone and their brother comes up for a visit, but smaller when you need it to be. Found in the Pollikers booth. (Greenwood, Ont., (905) 427-4498)

Duck and goose decoys from Pollikers

Also spotted at Pollikers were these antique wooden decoys (from approx. $75-$110 each), including a big Canada goose from PEI ($450).

City and North frames

And for all those fun cottage photos, rustic frames made of recycled barn board ($25 each), from City and North Custom Design.

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Dawn Yager


Apr. 14, 2009

2:07 pm

I love this newsletter! Our exhibitors should be thrilled to have a look at this - free advertising for a few of them, so great! It looks good - did you take the photos? Great job!

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