Sunday, November 27, 2011

Big News!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!



The end of the year brings new beginnings!

We have had a FABULOUS year at the Secret Garden!  So fabulous in fact, that we will be expanding our space in 2012!   We have already started work in the big black barn!  If you have stopped by recently, I'm sure you've noticed the bottom section of the barn is now one big room and we are installing a pavered floor.  Debbie and Bart will be re-roofing the barn also!   We plan on having a beautiful and much larger space next year with lots and lots of NEW vintage finds! 

Moondog Cottage will still be open too with ALL new items!


If you haven't started on your Christmas list, you're just in time for our year end 50% off sale!!
All Tole Mountain and Moondog Cottage items in the Cottage & Barn will be
half off December 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  That's right - ALL items - HALF off!!
We want to clear out things so we can start fresh next year with lots of new treasures!
So if there has been some great item you've had your eye on all year, now is certainly the
time to get a great deal!!

Friday evening December 2nd The Secret Garden will be open until 9pm with wine & cheese and lots of neat stuff happening!  If you've missed it in the past, please plan to attend.  This is the same weekend as Christmas in the Village in Waynesville which is a wonderful destination during this Holiday time.  Try to piggy-back both events.

Even though it's the end of the season, there are still loads of neat vintage items to rummage through!  Vases, lanterns, pictures, Halloween items...

Lots of beautiful and unusual silver pieces...

Vintage cameras and cake stands...

Mexican Pottery...

Neat vintage Liquor decanters from days gone by...

A hand mirror, brush and comb set from the early 1900's...

Glass candleabras, and more!

One thing we will all miss is sweet little Quincy, the Official Greeter at the Secret Garden.
Quincy, who was 15 this year left earth for Heaven on November 25th.
He will be sorely missed by everyone but forever remembered and loved.
You will find a special place for him at the entrance of the Garden.

From our family to yours,
we wish you a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Festival!


We had lots of people and lots of neat vintage & Halloween items at the Fall Festival!


Aren't these miniature vintage liquor bottles adorable!  They make a whimsical
display when grouped together on trays.


Vintage luggage is the "in" thing right now!  Country Living just had a feature on how
they make neat "end tables" when stacked on top of each other.  Lots of pieces
still left in the Loft!


We just brought this neat vintage piece to the Garden!  A wonderful white
shabby chic desk with original hardware!  Would look great in any room!


This handmade wooden witch by Tole Mountain is sure to brighten
up your front door!  Two available right now at the Secret Garden
while they last!


There's still an assortment of wonderful Halloween items available!
Even feathered masks!


Very vintage wooden trunk with compartments purchased
at an estate sale.  Nice decorating piece for any
room!  (and great storage!)


We almost always have an assortment of nice vintage pottery!


Lots of clay jack o lanterns still available for Halloween!


It was a gorgeous weekend!  Great weather, lots of people and lots of fun!


Fall will be over before we know it, but don't forget Debbie's
wonderful Christmas Open House coming up!!
Wine & Cheese & lots of fabulous things on sale!
Be sure to be there!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Festival at The Secret Garden!

Moondog Cottage will have lots of fabulous Halloween items at the Fall Festival coming up
October 8th & 9th!  A few things will be these fabulous Halloween dolls!
Also vintage luggage, quilts, hats, jewelry and more!!

Isn't this vintage paper mache blackbird great?  Purchased at an estate sale. 
He'll be at the Secret Garden too!


Aren't these Black Cats cool?  All handmade!


This is one of the neatest witch dolls I've ever seen!  Extra large and
very detailed!  If you collect dolls, you've got to come and see this one!
She's Fabulous!


And what's Halloween without some Witch's Potion, Ghoul's Grog,
Drunken Pumpkin Punch or Embalming Fluid complete with spider's
webs and black spiders!?  Lots of creepy bottles for decorating
your house!



This is an awesome frame!  Large victorian vintage frame purchased
at an estate sale.  Available at the Fall Festival!

Vintage Shabby Chic quilt - aged to perfection!

Come and check us out.  We have great new vintage items every week
purchased at estate sales, flea markets and mysterious places!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Hidden Treasure!

You just never know what you're going to find in Moondog Cottage or the Barn at the Secret Garden!  Recently I bought two statues at an estate sale and put them in the Barn for $60 for the pair.  I had no idea that they were actually valuable!  A lucky man bought them and put them on Ebay and got $1,000 for the pair!!  Oh well, I never cry over spilled milk and am happy for him.  See, you just never know what treasures you're going to find in our vintage items!  So come out and take a look!

I bought a huge box of beautiful very vintage silverware at an auction recently.  You never know, some of it might be valuable like the statues I mentioned above.  Just don't have time to google everything you know...  So come and take a peek!!  Just 50 cents a piece - how can you lose?!





I love this vintage scale!  It would look so nice in a kitchen and add a retro look.  Only $20.00!


Are these hats adorable or what?  And don't forget, Halloween will be here before you know it!


I just LOVE this very vintage picture of a man and woman.  It's from the late 1800's or early 1900's.  Purchased at an estate sale and in great condition!


Isn't this metal decorative bowl fabulous?  Such detail...  Very Victorian looking.




We have LOTS of vintage silver - tea pots, trays, cream & sugar pieces, candleabras and more!  And our prices are very affordable!


Make sure you check out the cottage and the barn when you visit.  We always try
to bring new items weekly and you never know, maybe YOU'LL find buried treasure that we've missed!



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Official Grand Opening of Moondog Cottage!

Moondog Cottage finally had it's "Official Grand Opening" today at The Secret Garden!  We have been so excited with how well our vintage items have done and have now expanded into the Barn Loft also!  Thank you to everyone who has made us a success and a special thank you to Debbie, Bart & Adam for being so gracious, helpful and just plain wonderful!

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This vintage Royal typewriter will add character to any room.  Or to start your first novel on!


We have an assortment of wonderful vintage liquor decanters in assorted shapes, sizes & colors!
They look beautiful when you can group them together, adding a Shabby Chick flair.

I've always loved old cameras!  They're so collectable.  We have an assortment right now
purchased from estate sales.  These are from the 1930's and 1950's.



We have lots of gorgeous silver pieces right now.  Candle sticks, tea pots, trays, tea sets, serving dishes,
you name it!  And at very affordable prices. 

Vintage luggage is really in style right now and make great display pieces!  In addition to stacking them for display, you can store things in them!  We have about four really neat pieces in stock right now.


Lots of vintage garden tools, a fabulous mosaic bird bath or plant stand, plant markers
and a great vintage metal gardening table await you in the Loft! 


This weekend was extra special at The Secret Garden!


A portion of all sales benefited the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!


Sweet Cakes Events was there with the most fabulous desserts!!   Cupcakes, lemon cookies,
chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookes and more!  These girls know how to bake!
If you have a special event, party or wedding coming up you'll want to give them a call!
Telephone:  Lauren - 513-503-0666
Marie - 513-543-2198

Are these cute or what?!   Little pink icing ribbons adorned their cupcakes
on top of white buttercream frosting.  I had way too many of these....


Alexis and Austin helped sell pink lemonade to raise money for the cause!

Larry Lyons entertained everyone with his beautiful
singing & guitar playing!

The Secret Garden is a little heaven on earth!
For all of your outdoor decorating needs,
bird baths, bird feeders, flower pots, and more!


Beautiful fountains for your patio and deck!