Shop Local and Win!

Get a FREE Bristol Snowflake RAFFLE TICKET for every $25 you spend at Sea Rose Cottage and at participating Bristol merchants between NOVEMBER 22nd & DECEMBER 23rd!

Bristol Snowflake Raffle

The Bristol Snowflake Raffle makes it easy to support your local business on Small Business Saturday November 30th and throughout the Holiday Season.

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This year, the 2013 Bristol Snowflake Raffle is awarding 6000 in cash prizes !*


SECOND PRIZE (2): $1,000

THIRD PRIZE (2): $500


*Ticket holder must be present to win.  No rain date.  One prize per participant.  Max 50 tickets for any purchase.  Raffle drawing will take place at 5pm on December 22nd on lower State Street in Bristol. 

Snowflake Raffle time is a great time to shop at Sea Rose Cottage!  Shop in-person or for your convenience check out our online shop.


We are happy to put together a custom gift basket for you or a gift certificate for that special someone.  Need it shipped?  No problem.  Give us a call and we will help you with some fun and creative gift ideas.

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If you are hoping for something special from Sea Rose Cottage this Holiday season, call us with your Wish List and send your gift buyers our way!


Pop Up Workshop – Black Friday 11/29/13

Brighten up your Holiday Weekend this Black Friday at Sea Rose Cottage with a fun Pop-Up workshop! Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm and paint an unfinished 5-light candle holder with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.


 Choose one of 18 beautiful colors to finish this vintage style candle holder…

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…fashioned on an antique sugar-mold design.


We will be mixing it up with some milk paint …


 our selection of vintage merchant crate stencils…

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and sealing it with a natural hemp oil finish.


We hope you will join us for this fun Holiday project.  The cost to participate is $50 per person including materials, supplies and instruction fee (glass votive inserts and tea candles included.)  Do pop in!

Holiday Preview Giveaway Winners!

What a fantastic time we had at our Holiday Preview & Book Signing Party last night with Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures and Danielle Driscoll of Finding Silver Pennies!


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Thanks to all who stopped by to chat and tinker and join in the fun–including entering our Giveaway for a Holiday Preview Tinkering Basket!

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The lucky in-person winner of the Holiday Preview Basket is Rebecca Moulton Schneider!  Congratulations Rebecca, we can’t wait see to the magic you make with your new tinkering supplies.

To find out about our two online contest winners, hop on over to Tinkered Treasures and Finding Silver Pennies!  Thanks to all who entered.

Don’ t worry if you missed the fun– we are gearing up for a second night of Holiday Preview festivities at Sea Rose Cottage from 5-9pm this evening.  We will have nibbles & sips and a fun hand-painted ornament activity ($10 each).  The paint bar will be open. Do drop in!


Holiday Preview & A Giveaway!

In celebration of our HOLIDAY PREVIEW & BOOK PARTY, Sea Rose Cottage is co-sponsoring a special GIVEWAY with our friends craft author Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures & Danielle Driscoll home and lifestyle blogger of Finding Silver Pennies.

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First, we hope you will join us at Sea Rose Cottage on Friday November 22nd from 5-9pm for a festive book signing and tinkering event with Elyse and Danielle. The night promises to be full of good cheer, inspiration and conversation! (More details here)


Now, on to the GIVEAWAY.  As we celebrate the joys of tinkering this Holiday Season we are happy to be sharing some of our favorite tinkering tools, tricks and treasures with you in the form of a freshly picked TINKERING BASKET ($170 value).


THREE baskets will be given away.  To enter the online drawing for the first 2 baskets, follow the how to enter instructions below.  To enter the in-person drawing for the 3rd basket come tinker with us at the HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY!

The lucky winners will receive a signed copy of Elyse Major’s new Tinkered Treasures book,

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a beautiful hand-made ornament and set of notecards from Danielle Driscoll,


and some vintage ornaments and fun tinkering supplies from Sea Rose Cottage featuring Miss Mustard Seed Products.

Miss Mustard Seed GiveawayMilk Paint & Mixer, Furniture & Antiquing Wax, Bonding Agent, and Paint & Wax Brush



1. Leave a comment and tell me what you’d like to create.

2. For a second chance to win, like my facebook page and leave a comment to let me know.

3.  For a third chance to win, share this giveaway on a social media of your choice and let me know you did.

4. For even more chances to win, enter at the Silver Pennies & Tinkered Treasures blogs!

This GIVEAWAY will end November 22, 2013 at 9pm EST.*

Two winners of the online giveaway, to be selected randomly, will be announced Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Finding Silver Pennies Tinkered Treasures blogs.   The winner of the 3rd basket (must be present at the Holiday Preview Party to enter) will be selected by random drawing at the Sea Rose Cottage HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY.

Good luck and HAPPY TINKERING!

*The GIVEAWAY is only open to those living in the continental US and readers who are 18 and older.



Meet Artist Jane Lavender Nov. 30th!

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage for HOLIDAY ART DAY on SATURDAY, November 30th from 11am-5pm, Bristol Warren’s last Art Night event of the 2013 Season!

Art Night Bristol Warren celebrates the arts by featuring monthly Gallery & Open Studio Tours from April through November. Visitors can meet featured artists in their studios or at partner galleries/businesses for an inside peek at how their work is created.

A free trolley service runs between the towns of Bristol and Warren with stops at participating locations.   Follow this link to learn more.

We are honored to be hosting friend and Artist Jane Lavender for this very special event.

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Jane Lavender has worked in many mediums for several years.  She studied watercolor with Paul George, Bernard Gerstner, Paula Beaulieu and Tom Sutherland–artists from the Massachusetts North Shore Area.


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Jane was drawn to the richness of oils by teachers, Sue Dragoo Lembo and Kelley MacDonald.

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As a resident of Bristol, Jane thoroughly enjoys the town’s thriving artist community. “My paintings are a reflection of many of the things and places I love the most.  Bristol offers such inspiration with its beautiful landscapes and historic downtown.”

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage (21 Constitution Street, Bristol) as we welcome Jane Lavender and feature her beautiful works.  Jane will have a mix of small paintings perfect for holiday gifts available for sale as well as some larger seascapes and some of her favorite framed photographs of historic Bristol.

The shop will be open from 10am-5pm as well for retail sales.  Stop by for some inspiration, conversation and a festive day of shopping!