Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Visit To Tequila Bay

Have you been to Tequila Bay Boutique? Join them now at...

They are today's featured shop in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe!

Look Who Is Today's Featured Shop!

Have you been wondering who today's featured shop is in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe? It is....The French Elements! Check them out right here:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shop These Fabulous Shops in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe

We have been a little behind announcing the Shabby Cottage Shops featured Christmas Shoppe of the Day the past 24 hours...we are very sorry about that. Be sure to shop VintElegance, and Bella Lucile...these fabulous shops at:

Friday, November 11, 2011

The 'Memorial" Christmas Memory Tree

I recently wrote this article on our website: under our 'Articles' category, and thought we would share it here with you also, as it may be something you would like to try this holiday season as a new tradition:

A couple of years ago in December, Amy was thinking about our great grandfather, Duncan Alexander Cattanach (husband of our great grandma Maude Dexter), and she was saddened at his tragic murder that had taken place April 20, 1912, and how his legacy had been forgotten. Though he had been killed many years before my daughter Amy was born, Amy always felt a special closeness to him.

She began writing letters to the town he had been murdered in, and had received copies of old newspaper articles about his death. It made her feel very sad, yet very close to him. She had wished that he was here to celebrate Christmas with us, as well his parents and our Grandma Maude. This weighed heavily on Amy's mind.

One day in December two years ago, I found her in the kitchen with a box of clear glass ornaments, copies of our great grandfather's photo and of his parents and of Grandma Maude, as well glue, glitter and scissors.

She turned to me with the happiest expression on her face, and held up the ornament that had our great grandfather's photo on it. It was beautiful!

She took all of the family photos and had decopauged them onto all of the glass ornaments, and hung them on the pine bows that spriraled around our banister.

It was so breathtaking, and such a loving tribute to our family that had passed away long before we had been able to meet them, and it was a way to honor them at Christmas time and to have them with us.

Last year Amy made one with my mother's beautiful image, who had passed away 14 years ago, and one for our cousin Clifford, who has been missing in action from the Korean War.

It is a tradition that we will keep with us every year. This year Amy will be adding ornaments with the images of our beloved little Scottie dogs who have passed away over the years.

This is a tradition you may be interested in doing is such a loving tribute, and it such a beautiful way to honor the memories of our loved ones, no matter how long ago they passed.

May God bless you and yours this Christmas season.

Sandra, Maude Dexter's Great Granddaughter
Amy, Maude Dexter's Great Granddaughter

Guess Who The Featured Shop Of The Day Is...

In Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas is...Bella Rosa Designs!

Don't forget to enter the Christmas Tree Hunt where you can win a $25.00 Gift Certificate, and enter The Pink Present Giveaway!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Want To See A Sweetheart Of A Shop?

Visit Sweethearts Nest today for many, many beautiful items!

It is day 21 in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe!

Don't forget to enter the $25 Christmas Tree Hunt contest, and the Pink Present may fabulous contests going on NOW at Shabby Cottage Shops!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ready To Do Some Serious Shopping?

Then log on now to Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe where you will find the beautiful items by Mrs. Sterlings Boutique!

It is Day 20 in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe where you will find truly beautiful and unique items, and can enter to win a $25.00 Git Certificate in the Christmas Tree Hunt!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Maude Dexter Is On Facebook!

Be sure to click the link below, and it will take you right to the Maude Dexter official Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!

Amy and Sandra

Celestina Marie Designs!

We have been a big fan of Celestina Marie Designs...a very talented artist, and sooo sweet personally too! You will love her and her beautiful items! Her shop is featured today in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas be sure to shop there right NOW!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cottonfield Farm - Wednesday's Featured Shop

Looking for something delightfuly special that you just can't live without? Then be sure to shop Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe today to see the fabulous offerings by Cottonfield Farm!

While you are there, be sure to join the Christmas Tree Hunt where you can enter to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate, and you can also enter the Pink Present Giveaway!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Looking For A Little Holly and Glitter?

Oh Yeah! Here is a very scrumptious shop with the most delightful eye candy that you surely will want to buy! Todays featured shop in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe is Holly and Glitter!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Feeling Sassy?

Stop by the Christmas Shoppe at Shabby Cottage Shops today and check out SassyBeachJewelryDesigns
for some truly remarkable jewelry and a great DEAL they are offering right now.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Ruffled Rose...Now Being Featured...

If you love hand painted roses, be sure to stop by the Ruffled Rose at, being featured at Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe right NOW!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Are You Ready To Take A Trip To France?

If you are ready to take a trip through a very savvy french market, then be sure to visit the 5 Dollar French Marche, todays featured shop in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe. While there, join in on the Christmas Tree Hunt where you can enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One Spring Street is Today's Featured Shop

If you are looking for stunning templates for your website, blog or other, you have to visit TODAY, who is the featured shop in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe!

Little Luxuries of VA - Today's Featured Shop in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe

Once again another fabulous shop is being featured in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shop! Stop by TODAY to check out the fabulous offerings from Little Luxuries of VA!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vintage To Vogue Shop - Today's Featured Shop!

Happy Monday! Today the featured shop at Shabby Cottage Shops in the Christmas Shoppe is ......Vintage to Vogue Shop! Be sure to visit their beautiful website TODAY!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting Maude Dexter!  Stop by everyday and thanks for your sweet comments, we appreciate each and everyone of them!

Amy & Sandra
Maude Dexter

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Featured Shabby Cottage Shops ~ Christmas Shoppe of the Day - Debi Coules!

Some of you may have seen Debi Coules featured in the latest edition of Romantic Homes Magazine and were able to see firsthand some of her incredible and beautiful artwork. How would you like to have the opportunity to purchase some of it? Now you can....Debi Coules is the featured shop of the Day in Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shoppe!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mary's Cottage Treasures

Be sure to shop Mary's Cottage Treasures for the most exquisite items ever in the Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas won't be disappointed!

Amy and Sandra
Maude Dexter

Shabby Cottage Shops Christmas Shop Now Officially Open!

PLEASE Be sure to click onto this link to shop the most beautiful and exciting home decor items on the market, and while you are there, join the search for the Christmas Tree Hunt for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate, and to enter the Pink Present Give Away!  Amy

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our Newest Additions to Maude Dexter

Without having internet access for over a week, it gave us a lot more time to get creative in the Maude Dexter home studio! I never thought that we would feel so cut off from everything without being on the internet for a few days, but those days seemed like a month! Boy were we glad when our computer actually stayed online!

Here is one of our latest additions on the Maude Dexter website:

Is It Just Us?

Wow! Can you believe it? We lost internet access for well over a week due to a faulty wireless card for our internet access. Have any of you ever had that happen? We spent so much time at the office where the device came from (5 out of 7 days) that they were going to give us a name tag :)

Amy and Sandra

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Welcome to Maude Dexter Romantic Home Decor

Hi Everyone!

We want to Thank You for joining us here. We have a beautiful website featuring our own line of romantic home decor items that we design and create exclusively in our Maude Dexter home studio.

Maude Dexter was our great grandmother, and she was the first granddaughter of N.G.B. Dexter, who founded Dexter Yarn Company in Pawtucket, RI in 1820. Dexter Yarn Company was the largest producer of knitting/crochet/embroidery cottons, and between 1917-1920 produced the most feminine and romantic crochet patterns available, which you can also purchase from our Maude Dexter website in the form of our republished editions.

Grandma Maude though born into a life of priviledge, lived a very hard life. Her husband, our great grandfather, Duncan A. Cattanach, was a graduate of Brown University with a degree in business. He contracted tuberculosis, and relocated grandma Maude and their 4 children to Pueblo, CO for the air quality. He was a sheriff, and agent for Pueblo Union Depot. After filling in for a friend on the night of April 20, 1912, one of the foggiest nights in Pueblo, CO history, he was brutally murdered while walking home from work. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital. Because the night was so foggy, our grandma Maude and their children could not find their way to the hospital before Grandpa Duncan passed away.

After our great grandfather's murder, their daughter, Donalina, was tragically killed, and within 3 years of our grandfather's death, grandma Maude developed breast cancer and passed away. Another 3 years later, their son Donald and his wife Bessie were both killed in the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train disaster in 1918.

Our tribute to our grandma Maude is our beautiful website, and by designing and creating beautiful home decor accents that resemble a bygone era when everything was full of romance and roses.

Please be sure to join us here on our blog, and we would appreciate you shopping with us on our website as well.

Our website also features Grandma Maude's special Christmas recipes that are free for you to use