The Cottage Shoppes

Permanently Closed


It saddens me to have to inform you that as of 3 pm on Saturday December 24th, the Cottage Shoppes will be closing permananently. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our artisans and customers who supported us during the last year. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and doing business with you. Thanks Again for your support and friendship.
Sid Roberts.


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Good Day Everyone,
Today's post is directed to all the grandfathers and grandmothers out there. Do you remember the days of playing with Tonka toys, Lincoln Logs , and Ragedy Ann and Andy dolls? Do you remember the imaginary adventures you had while playing with these toys? Well we have an Artisan at the Cottage Shoppes by the name of Michael Trivolis that creates a line of handcrafted wooden toys from that bygone era. These would make perfect gifts for your grandchildren, that will delight both you and them. So stop in and take a look at this outstanding collection.


Good Day Everyone,
Welcome to October. While normally this time of year we are thinking of the various shades of Fall colors red, orange and yellow, but this month the Cottage Shoppes is thinking Pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this months giveaway is a beautiful hand crafted wreath graciously donated by Kim Colwell one of our artisans here at the Cottage Shoppes. Kim is a multi faceted artisans, and her creations include wreaths, ankle braclets, wine charms, and painted glasses just to mention a few. This month Kim has created a line of art pieces for sale to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Kim will be donating a percentage of October's sales to the American Cancer Society, and the Cottage Shoppes will match that donation. So drop in say hello and register for this months giveway.


Good Day Everyone,
We are pleased to announce that Sandy McKay of Jackson was the winner of the Cottage Shoppes September monthly giveaway of the Funky Chunks soap gift basket. Once again we would like to thank Phil and Michele of Funky Chunks Soaps for their generous donation. The October monthly giveaway begins this Saturday , and has a tie into "Breast Cancer Awareness Month". Check in with us this Thursday for more details. Everyone out there have a great day and enjoy this great Fall day. (PS- also a thank you to my wife Nadine for the two hand crocheted loofahs that were included in the gift basket)


Good Day Everyone ,
For anyone of you looking for a perfect gift for your dog and cat loving friends and relatives, Dan Pompeo of Pompeo Designs can create a beautiful hand carved and hand painted plaque of their treasured four legged friends. The hand carvings on these plaques are outstandingly detailed, and so realistic. So stop by or call the Cottage Shoppes for more details.


Good Day Everyone,
Today we would like to introduce one of our talented artisans Judy Coyle of Beach Glass Creations. Judy resides in Brick NJ and has always loved creating art pieces. Living at the Jersey Shore, Judy has always enjoyed collecting sea glass and has quite a serious collection. Unfortunately Judy lost her house to Hurricane Sandy. This life changing event only tempered Judy's love for the Jersey shore, and now Judy creates beautiful mixed media framed wall decor using sea glass and shells from her collection. Please drop by and browse her wonderful works of art.


Good Day Everyone,
Nothing beats the look and feel of a handcrafted product.There’s something special about having a product created by human hands. It’s the feeling that there’s something intimately unique about what went into that very product you hold in your hands. Here at the Cottage Shoppes we are fortunate to have over 60 artisans and crafters displaying and selling their art and crafted items. This provides the local communities an opportunity to browse and shop for that unique and special gift or home decor piece you won't find in the big box stores. So drop by, say hello we look forward to meeting you.


The Cottage Shoppes's cover photo


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Today we would like to feature the work of Tom Birardi, one of our local artisans. Tom is one of the photographers displaying art work here at the Cottage Shoppes. Tom has been involved in photography for over a decade and has received numerous awards for his photographs. Some of Tom's favorite subject matter is landscapes, animals and still lifes. Below are are a few of his prints that are available here at the Cottage Shoppes.


Good Day Everyone,
Displayed below are some of the unique nautical themed art work and crafts we have available for purchase at the Cottage Shoppes.


Good Day Everyone,
We are proud to announce the winner of the Augusts monthly giveaway. This months winner of the coffee mug rack was Suellen Marsh of Jackson NJ. Congratulations Suellen! Our September monthly giveaway will begin this Thursday , more details to follow!


Good Day Everyone,
Today we're featuring some outstanding wooden items, upcycled from wooden wine crates. These items are expertly crafted and finished, and would be a welcome addition to any home decor.


Good Day Everyone. Are you one of those people that like to explore quaint and unusual shops and stores? Do you enjoy searching out that perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Well the Cottage Shoppes has an array of handcrafted items made by local artisans that foots that bill. So why not stop by and discover these treasures for youself! We look forward to meeting you.


Good Day Everyone,
Just arrived . Funky Chunks Soap has added serveral new fragrances to our line of handcrafted soaps. These unique scents are just awesome.


Good Day Everyone,
These handcrafted wooden bracelets and jewelry boxes would be a perfect gift for that special little girl in your life.


Good Day Everyone,
Looking for decor to lighten up a room? Today's selection is centerpiece lanterns from the Shards of Glass Art collection.


Good Day Everyone,
Today the Cottage Shoppes has a timely collection of handcrafted wooden desk clocks for you.


Good Day Everyone, today I would like to introduce you to one of the Cottage Shoppes amazing artisans.

Daniel Pompeo is a native New Yorker, who grew up in the Soho area surrounded by many artists. He is a graduate from Parsons School of Design as a Graphic Designer and attended Pratt Institute. Dan now resides in Manalapan, NJ. Since retirement, Dan has concentrated full-time on his unique hand-carvings and diverse painting styles on canvas. The majority of his wood work consist of hand-carved "Old World" Santas. On his off season he focuses on other hand-carved pieces such as ducks, roosters, antique cars, animal plaques and non-holiday related items, using bass and pine wood. In a world of mass-production, his pieces make a statement of individuality. Each item is created to take on its own unique personality.
When not working with wood, Dan focuses on painting with works consisting of landscapes, still life, and abstract animal portraits and cars.


Good Day Everyone,
We are open today from 10-6. Come by and browse our artisans creations. Here is a selection of hand thrown pottery we have to offer. 08/09/2016

Shabby Paints Basics of Using Chalk Acrylic Based Paint - YouTube

Good Day Everyone,
People have been asking me questions about the Shabby Paints we carry in the store. I hope this quick video will help answer some of your questions. Shabby Paints Basics. Painting furniture with Shabby Paints Chalk-Acrylic Paint. Still have Questions? We have answers, join our Q&A forum. https://shabbypa...


To all of you who have liked our page and followed us on Facebook.


Good Day Everyone,
OK all my coffee lovers out there. Come get your coffee accessories fix at the Cottage Shoppes.


Good Day Everyone,
We have just received a beautiful selection of nautical themed pendant necklaces and earrings from Deborah Coughlin our newest addition to the artisans at the Cottage Shoppes. 08/06/2016

20 Easy Ways You Can Make Over a Room in a Day

Some home redecorating tips,
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Shared via Bing search A little wallpaper, paint, and or colorful accents could make such a big difference in your home.


Good Morning Everyone,
The Cottage Shoppes would like to welcome Natalie Cortez to our family of artisans. Natalie produces gorgeous beach motif lighted wine bottles, perfect for that special centerpiece. So come on by and check out Natalie's and our other artisans creations.


Good Morning Everyone,
Welcome to the month of August. Just a reminder the Cottage Shoppes is now operating under its new store hours. Also we are pleased to announce that Kristen Cladek of Jackson was the winner of July's giveaway of the centerpiece lantern. This months giveaway is a coffee mug rack provided by Andrew Decher of Pro Pallet Creations. So drop in and say hello and register for the giveaway.


Good Morning Everyone,
Just a sample of outstanding prints we have to offer at the Cottage Shoppes.


Good Day everyone.
This is Sid from the Cottage Shoppes and I just wanted to say how thankful I am for all our artisans and customers who have helped with the Cottage Shoppes continued success. The artisans that showcase their items here are some of the most talented around. And the customers are the greatest, and I appreciate all their kind comments. Thanks again Sid.


Good Day everyone, just a reminder that we have extended our store hours. We will be open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-6 . Beginning Monday the new store hours will be:
Monday 10-6
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday thru Sunday 10-6
So drop by and browse our collection of handcrafted items from some of the most talented artisans in the New Jersey area.


Is there a difference between art and craft?


Hello Everyone. The Cottage Shoppes is pleased to announce that beginning Monday August 1st we will be extending our store hours. Starting August 1st the new store hours will be, Monday 10-6
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 10-6
We hope these extended hours will better accommodate our shoppers needs.
Thank you for patronizing the Cottage Shoppes.


Good Day Everyone. Are you one of those people that like to explore quaint and unusual shops and stores? Do you enjoy searching out that perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Well the Cottage Shoppes has an array of handcrafted items made by local artisans that foots that bill. So why not stop by and discover these treasures for youself! We look forward to meeting you.


Good Afternoon Everyone, The Cottage Shoppes is open today from 12-5. Just a reminder we carry a selection of handmade treats for your four legged friends. So stop by say hello and pick up some treats to pamper your pooch. They will love you for it.

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