Cottages & Bungalows Feature!

So thrilled and honored that my painted Subway Car Dresser is featured in the February/March 2015 edition of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

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You may remember the tutorial I posted on my blog about the dresser here.  It is one of my favorite projects because it brings to life so many memories of growing up in Boston.

Subway Dresser Sideview After

It is also an original concept that lends itself to reinterpretation in oh-so-many ways!

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Elyse Major
Photo credit: Marissa Bettencourt Photography

My friend Elyse Major, a fellow Rhode Islander, author & home décor magazine contributor was so smitten with this playful DIY project that she wanted to find a way to showcase it to a wider audience.

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Enter the talented Morayo Sayles of Piper Brown Photography and the next thing you know Elyse & Morayo are working their magic styling and photographing my ode-to-Boston subway car dresser in my Bristol, Rhode Island home!

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I so enjoyed this creative collaboration and seeing the feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine’s Idea Notebook.  The article is so wonderfully written by Elyse and beautifully photographed by Morayo.  It is cleverly titled “Ticket To Ride.”  Lucky for me I get by with a little help from my friends!

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Photo credit:  Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

 On newsstands and available in digital editions now.


Holiday Color Mixing Contest & Open House!

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage at Simply Vintage of Cape Cod in Centerville, MA on Friday November 21st for a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE from 5-8pm and Saturday, November 22 from 10am-6pm!  There will delicious food and beautiful gifts and décor for the Holidays.

Simply Vintage Centerville

In addition, Sea Rose Cottage is featuring a special color mixing contest at our Cape Cod location in concert with fellow Annie Sloan Stockists throughout the world who are opening late this Friday night (#anniesloanlate).


Mix your own custom color at our expanded paint bar for a chance to win $150 in Annie Sloan Products!

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Contest Rules:  Up to 3 entries per person, entries can be made in-person during Holiday Open House at Simply Vintage of Cape Cod, Friday (5-8pm) + Saturday November 21 & 22, 2014 (10am-6pm).  The winner of the “Best Color Mix” will receive $150 in free Annie Sloan Products from Sea Rose Cottage at Simply Vintage of Cape Cod.

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The best color mix will be selected Saturday after store closing and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

Join in the fun and share your pictures and color mixes on social media using #anniesloanlate!

Good Luck and happy mixing!






Meet Artist Kelley MacDonald April 25th!

We will be kicking off Art Night Bristol Warren 2013 by hosting the talented Kelley Carey MacDonald at Sea Rose Cottage on Thursday, April 25th from 5 – 9pm!

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 from 5-8 pm between the towns of Bristol and Warren, with stops at the participating locations.  Follow this link to learn more.


We are thrilled to be participating in Art Night Bristol Warren again and so pleased to be hosting Fine Artist Kelley Carey MacDonald for the 2013 inaugural event.

Kelley Carey MacDonald

Kelley has been painting for over 20 years.  While an Art History Major at Wheaton College, Kelley discovered the joy of making art.  She continued her education in different mediums throughout her life.  Studying with the foremost painters she found that each artist had something unique to offer, and led her to a rich and varied toolbox from which she could construct work in her own voice.

Some of her teachers include: Charles Sovek, Valerie Vitali, Ken Auster, Ned Mueller, Karin Jurick, Carol Marine, John Kilroy, as well as others.

Black Pug Profile by Kelley Carey MacDonald

Kelley paints for the joy of it, and because she could not stand to stay away from the easel! She maintains a must-read Daily Painting Blog where she posts a small format painting in oil or acrylic between 4-6 times per week.  Mainly she enjoys painting sweets, martini’s and animals in a contemporary realist style.

Kelley paints on location (plein air), in fabulous places like Mexico, Holland, Canada, Maine, Cape Cod and Sedona and takes workshops with the most accomplished artists in the USA.  She hosts workshops with nationally known artists at her studio in Warren, RI, and teaches her own painting workshops as well.

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage (21 Constitution Street, Bristol) on this very special night as we joyfully welcome the talented Artist (and Blogger!) Kelley Carey MacDonald.