News-Antique.com - Sep 26,2008 - Cottage style decorating is especially popular among college students and others who like to live “green” and decorate in an affordable manner . Incorporating elements from a variety of looks, “Cottage Style” is eclectic , relaxed , unique and forgiving.”. According to C. Dianne Zweig, author of the newly released book , Hot Cottage Style for Vintage Style Homes “Cottage” is a perfect way to re-use , re- cycle and re-purpose home furnishing s and accessories .
By mixing and matching looks, textiles, furnishings “Cottage” is an affordable alternative to store bought furniture which is often made overseas and not as durable as older lines of furniture . The goal of “Cottage Style ” is to “marry” found objects, vintage finds and heirlooms with what you already have and to create a truly personal space that is comfortable, practical and environmentally friendly.
While there are many books on Cottage Style Decorating, Zweig’s new book “Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes is the very first book to show readers not only “how to do cottage” but “how much does it cost” and ”where can you buy vintage cottage collectibles?”. For example, what is the market value for a chenille quilt, cottage table, hanky pillow, old door, box, basket, headboard, dresser or pair of vintage vanity lamps etc.?
Zweig invited over 50 of the top cottage collectible dealers across the country to contribute photographs, resources and “know how” in her book which was just released . You will also find creative uses for architectural salvage, collectibles, wallpaper, textiles flea market finds and hand me downs.
Zweig, who owns “Kitsch-N-Stuff”, a funky retro-cottage shop which is part of The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT. a 22,000 square feet antique emporium has been getting outstanding reviews on her book. Readers who loved her fist book “Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s,m 50s will also find “Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes” an exceptional resource book.