Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Tree Photo Contest

Just in time for Christmas! The Pink Pig is having a Christmas Tree Photo Contest.

Please send me a photo of your Christmas Tree along with a short bio about the theme you chose this year and why. All entries will be posted on my site on a special page entitled "Holiday Trees." One lucky winner will be chosen to win a $100 Gift Certificate at the Pink Pig!

All photo entries must be received by December 31, 2008. Winner will be notified by email. Please send your photo's to

This Contest is Closed. Winners to be announced soon!

Sunday, December 7, 2008



Just in time for the holiday season, Debbie Schrodt, owner of Pink Pig Cottage Antiques and the new Pink Pig on Main Street in Westport, New York, has introduced a beautiful natural soy candle.

This 7.5 oz straight glass candle is packaged in a pretty white box tied with grosgrain ribbon and would be a perfect hostess gift for that special holiday event to which you have been invited. The embodiment of strength and femininity, this exquisitely scented candle is blended with the delicate floral notes of Tuberose, Indian Jasmine, Lavender Buds, Geranium Petals and White Rose. Debbie says that she “has spent numerous hours with lots of help developing the scent” for this first annual candle in what will be a new series of six soy candles available at the Pink Pig.

Scented soy candles distribute more aromatic flavor…the incorporation of soybean oil lowers the melting point of the candle, which translates into cooler burning candles and faster scent dispersion. Also, the lower melting point of soy wax results in a larger size of the liquid wax pool around the candle wick. Did you realize that it is from the wax pool of candles that the true scent evaporates into the atmosphere? That is exactly why Debbie worked so hard to develop her own special scent for this delightful new candle.

Soy candles are a favorite for environmentally conscious people because they are not made from petroleum like paraffin candles. Burning of soy candles does not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere. Soy candles last longer, and this newly available candle burns for approximately 60 hours.

Another benefit of soy candles is that they produce about 90% less carbon soot than paraffin candles. This is especially important for families whose members have allergies or asthma. It’s also a great benefit that furniture and walls are not coated with soot, which is often the case for those who burn regular paraffin candles in their homes.

Salespersons in either Pink Pig Shop will be delighted to help you select these soy candles for so many on your holiday list…and don’t forget those friends who celebrate their birthdays this winter season. At only $24.00, this new soy candle answers all of your shopping needs for that special person on your list. Take the drive to Westport on Lake Champlain or shop online at and see all of Debbie’s gifts, home d├ęcor, furniture and primitive antiques. The Pink Pig shops are truly one stop shopping for your holiday gifts.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Local Artist Brings North Country to the White House

Linda Parks is bringing Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks to a White House Christmas celebration this week. As part of the artist's depiction, both North Country landmarks are displayed on an ornament that will adorn a 20-foot Fraser fir, which will decorate the Blue Room.

Each year, first Lady Laura Bush chooses a theme for the White House Christmas tree. Last year, the theme was National Parks, but this Christmas Bush invited members of Congress to pick an artist from their district to create a scene that represents the area. Linda Parks used tissue paper to create a layered landscape of mountains in rich purple and blue for the lake and in light of the Christmas spirit, she then covered the ball with sparkles.

Linda wrote a little message around the ornament, which reads, "From the icy crystals of Lake Champlain to the purple majesty of the Adirondack, winter in the twenty-third congressional district, NY".

As an added honor, she and her husband, Robert, received an invitation at the White House December 2. Bush will be attending the ceremony, as will the other artists for this year's tree.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chic Prints on Glass

These feminine prints are perfect for a teen's room, a chic bathroom or anywhere you want to show off how great it is to be a girl!

Pretty pink lipstick print is a reverse print on glass by Hardenbrook Studio measures 8x11. Framed in a black wooden frame.

Pretty pink nail polish print is a reverse photo on glass by Hardenbrook Studio. This pretty print measures 8x11 framed in a black wooden frame.

Both available at the Pink Pig.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Adirondack Decorative Wagon

How sweet is this decorative wagon!

Made of wood with birch wheels, moss trim and finished with a country red stain. This Adirondack Wagon would make a perfect decorative piece for your Rustic Home. This base measures two feet long with a decorative handle. Found here in the Adirondack's! A perfect planter for those Holiday Greens...

Only one left at the Pink Pig. Let me ship it to you!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vintage Style Milagros

I found these Vintage Style Milagros and fell in love. The word "Milagro" means "miracle. Small religious metal charms often found in areas of Latin America and also used in Europe where they were often referred to as Exvotos (Offerings).

In Mexico the Milagros are connected with an institution known as the "manda". This is where a person will ask a favor of a saint, and then, in order to repay the saint after the favor has been granted, one must make a pilgrimage to the shrine of that saint, and take a Milagros and leave it there. Milagros are typically pinned to some object of devotion in the shrine and often a small prayer of thanks is added.

See more of these gorgeous pieces at the Pink Pig.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whimsical Door Plaques

The Pink Pig just received some of the cutest door plaques. You can find a chic Paris door plaque that tells your guests you will be "Back Soon" or a charming Golden Lab says "Welcome Home". A great gift for that dog lover in your life. Several to choose from. I know they won't stay in stock long.

By Hardenbrook Studio

Find more of these fabulous door knob plaques at the Pink Pig.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh So Chic Prints

Hardenbrook Studio - Mon Troussaint Print

Prints of old invoices with illustrations framed in a lightly sanded antiqued creme frame Measures 8 1/2" x 12"
Find it at the Pink Pig.

Hardenbrook Studio-Lavin Vintage Invoice

I love these vintage style French Lavin & Chanel perfume bottles which are prints of old invoices. Framed in a lightly sanded black antiques frame. Measures 8 1/2" x 12"
Also available at the Pink Pig.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pink Hand-Carved Santas

Each year I have the opportunity to showcase these Hand-Carved Santas by Ben Raino.

I met Ben at a local Craft Fair here in the North Country 3 years ago. He is a retired gentleman who finds much joy creating these hand-carved Santas. My initial response when I found these charming Santas was....Oh my can you make them in PINK....and so our relationship began.

Each year I visit the local craft fair only to find Ben Raino with a sack full of Santas just for the Pink Pig. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and appreciate the craftsmanship of these Hand-Carved Santas made here in the Adirondack's. You can find them at the Pink Pig.

Butterfly Award

Thank you so much to all about TopCat Creations for giving me this Butterfly Award.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Positive Tees Support Important Causes

Chimpanzee TShirt by Positive Tee

Chimpanzees manage to blur the line between the human and animal world. Chimpanzees have distinct personalities, rational and problem solving abilities, show altruism and even the ability to think abstractly.

Sadly, only about 150,000 chimpanzees remain in the wild, where 2 million lived in 1900. The threats to chimpanzees are numerous, and the need to save them urgent. They offer man a critical link to the past and are far too important not to be included in the future.

Elephant Wisdom TShirt by Positive Tee

African & Asia are home to about 485,000 wild elephants. Families of elephants roam for miles each day searching for food & water. Their complex social units last a lifetime. Elephants are intelligent & compassionate. They care for their sick & they mourn their dead.

Be contrast, hundreds of individual elephants endure the alien, unnatural conditions of American zoos & circuses. Confined in tiny, solitary enclosures—it’s hard to imagine what life for a captive elephant is like. Born Free USA works tirelessly to conserve wild elephants & end elephant captivity.

Defending Our Oceans TShirt by Positive Tee

The oceans are in crisis. Global warming is killing coral reefs. Industrial fishing is depleting entire species. Chemicals & pollutants can be found in the most remote seas.

Greenpeace is committed to defending the health of the world’s oceans and the plants, animals and people that depend upon them. It holds governments & corporations responsible for criminal degradation. It works to find solutions to global environmental issues. Greenpeace campaigns for a green and peaceful future, and to preserve the cradle of all life on earth.

100% Organic Cotton
1x1 Fine Pima
Scoop neck, flare sleeve
Minimal Shrinkage
True to Size
Available in Small, Medium and Large
Available at the Pink Pig.

Monday, November 3, 2008

White Cottage Cabinet

Look at the wonderful cottage style on this white painted cabinet. I am sure you will find the perfect place for this unique piece in your home. This cabinet has plenty of room for storage and it's the perfect spot to display your collectibles.

Doors with original detail on both sides with two drawers in the middle with pretty hardware. There are casters on this piece which may be easily removed. An original 1930's piece with style!

Did I mention it looks fabulous with my white chic mirror? Available at the Pink Pig.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Pink Pig on Today's Vintage

What a thrill to be mentioned on the Today's Vintage website! My friend Dianne Zweig wrote a fabulous article entitled Dining With Cottage Chic Collectibles and displayed a picture of my cottage dining set. You can read the article here.

This 1920's oval dropleaf cottage table painted white is so versatile. Includes (2) additional leaves and measures almost 6 feet when fully extended. Perfect for the cottage kitchen...perfect for a cottage dining setting...perfect as an accent table without the leaves. A must have for any home. Chairs are not included Please email for a Shipping Quote prior to checkout. Measurement are 37"W x 49"L x 30"H. The (2) additional leaves each measure 10" (with both leaves 69"L). $400 at the Pink Pig.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

German Glass Glitter Letters

Pretty yes....These German Glass glitter letters are now available at the Pink Pig. Each measure 6 inches high and will take on an aged patina as time goes by. Use your imagination with these to make your own personal greeting.

Perfect for your Holiday Decor as they may be strung from pretty ribbon or cord. Drop me a line for your letter selection prior to checkout. Available for now A thru Z.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Uber Amazing Blog Award

Thank you to Lady Lynn's Boutique who gave me with this nice award! Thank you so much!

Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:~ inspires you~ makes you smile and laugh~ or maybe gives amazing information~ a great read~ has an amazing design~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cathy Penton Charm Necklaces

A new collection of charms by Cathy Penton at the Pink Pig. All the charms arrive on a pretty velvet ribbon ready for you to wear. These are the most darling charms. You'll want to own more than one!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Princess Pink Give Away


Her name is Princess Pink
What else could it be?

She prefers the color pink
In everything she sees!

No matter where she's going
Or what it is you think

One thing you can be sure of
She's always wearing pink!

-donna "cookie" gotlib

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Cookie Sheet is giving away a hand signed 8 x 10 matted and framed copy of my original illustration and rhyme "Princess Pink". Visit her website to find out how to enter.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stained Glass Night Lights

I'm pleased to tell you about the new Stained Glass Night Lights I have at the Pink Pig. They are made right here in the Adirondack's

This new collection of Stained Glass Sun Catchers have been made with loving care by Dan & Mary Jean who are local artists here in the North Country. Excellent craftsmanship and an eye for detail in this collection of handcrafted whimsical animals, flowers, birds, and a very special Christmas Collection.

These night lights make perfect inexpensive gifts. Each I promise you will make you smile!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mahogany Birdcage

This item is SOLD OUT.

Beautiful mahogany wood birdcage and stand.

Classic European-style highlighted by distinctive architectural features as onion-shaped crowns, minarets, arches, and decorative carvings.

A unique piece for any location in the home. This beautiful birdcage features 8 doors and stands just over 5 feet tall.

Available at the Pink Pig.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Warriors In Pink

You have to visit this website Ford Vehicles: Warriors In Pink. It's a virtual quilt!

Inspiration. Dedication. Well wishes. Tell your loved one you're there for them as they train for the next Race for the Cure. Celebrate another day as a strong family. Lend encouragement to a friend in tough times.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Chic Crystal Light Bulb Cover

Give your light bulb a beautiful makeover. These creative covers are tiny clear glass beads with large hanging crystals in clear and pink.

This set includes a light kit for hanging, a pink silk cord cover and the beautiful dangling crystal light bulb cover. Instant Chic!

Available at the Pink Pig.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Pink Pig Sponsors a Walk For The Cure

Each year the Pink Pig sponsors a "Walk for the Cure" to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. This year our third annual event will take place on October 12th in the town of Westport, NY. 

Our small town last year raised $3000 and this year's goal is $5000. My friends Dan and MaryJean, who are local artists, have made these pretty Pink Ribbon sun catcher's. Each measures 6 inches high and are strung on a pink tulle ribbon. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Purchase at the Pink Pig.