Sea Glass at Cottage Decor

Painted furniture, vintage accents and Old Orchard memorabilia

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 Our goal is to provide unique vintage  furniture, linens, pottery & lamps,  that help you create your personal cottage style. We are also dedicated to celebrating the glorious past of Old Orchard Beach, Maine through old framed photographs and other memorabilia.


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In the Spring of 2003 my friend Bob and I bought a modest house in Old Orchard Beach as a weekend get away. Every Friday we drove up from Boston and spent the weekend creating the perfect cottage.

We drew inspiration from the beach houses we had known: My grandmother's cottage in Wells and those of our friends on the Cape. These were simple, unpretentious and comfortable retreats. Filled with hand-me-down furniture, bright colors and cherished mementos.

I scoured used furniture stores, flea markets and antique shops for interesting finds. I always had more imagination than cash and love recreating a cast-off into something more beautiful. It took a year of hunting, repairing, and repainting to get the cottage the way we wanted it: cozy, colorful and comfortable.

Every Sunday evening we regretted having to leave our little house by the sea. We dreamt of being able to stay, finding a rewarding job or opening a business.

During Labor Day weekend of 2005, we saw a "For Sale" sign on a charming little church in town. One look told us that it we had to have it and that it would make the perfect store. The size and location were ideal for painted furniture and vintage decorations. I wanted to continue to collect and transform those cottage pieces which I love.

All of the pieces fell into place. I sold my flower shop in Cambridge and relocated to Old Orchard.

I am beginning to live my dream...

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Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-1953
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Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-1953