Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Children's Animal Pillows

Remember the old fabric children's books? They are difficult to find now and I'm sure if you have one, it's not in the hands of a toddler. The illustrations and wording are so unique. Simple, yet perfect for a child.

These darling pillows are made from vintage fabric and trim. The center is constructed from a 1930's cloth reading book. Each pillow is a 12 x 12 square and they come with a cow, kitten or rooster. They all have a little rhyming verse under the picture. I have them at the Pink Pig for $38.00 each.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Postcard Lavender Sachets

Tuck a sachet in your drawer. Each time you open it, the calming aroma of lavender fills the room. Place one in our closet, your bathroom and even your laundry room. These Postcard Lavender Sachets by Visual Treats not only smell wonderful, they are a "visual treat" to display.

There hand-sewn vintage photo transfer postcard sachets are filled with a lavender buckwheat mix. Each measures 4 x 6. At only $18.00 each, these are the perfect gift or special indulgence for you. I have them at the Pink Pig.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mink Pillow

You just thought you had everything! Get a load of this gorgeous mink pillow. I have this very popular item back in stock!

This rich chocolate brown mink measures 20x20 and is sure to satisfy your craving for luxury.

Imagine cuddling up on the sofa or lounging on your bed next to this velvety soft pillow.

You can purchase this beauty for $95.00 at The Pink Pig.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vintage Purse Mirrors

These vintage purse mirrors are such gorgeous treasures. I believe my grandmother probably carried one of these in her purse along with her linen hankie. These feature a pretty vintage photograph under glass with the reverse side a piece of antique beveled glass. A perfect gift for mom... Each measures 2 x 3. Available with a Victorian Child, Angels and Child with Lamb design. $14.00 each at the Pink Pig.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Westport Chair

I live in the town the first Adirondack chairs, called Westport chairs, were originally named after. In Blue Mountain Lake, New York, the Adirondack Museum proudly preserves the Adirondack chair's interesting history.

In 1905, Harry Bunnell secured a patent for one of the most recognizable furniture pieces ever.  Harry Bunnell's Westport Adirondack chair became popular all around the region. Over a twenty year period, Bunnell experimented with some variations on the original. Bunnell's chairs were made of hemlock, painted in either dark brown or green, and signed by the carpenter himself. Today, Bunnell's original chairs come at a hefty price, about $1,200 each (Bunnell sold them for around $4.00).

I personally own an original Westport chair pictured above.  This beautiful piece of furniture, with its supportive back and wide arms may have seen changes in the last 100+ years, but it's still a favorite for porches everywhere. 

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happiness Always

This item is SOLD OUT.
We always need happiness in our lives! This Happiness always charm necklace displays, on the outside, how we feel on the inside.  You can wear this positive message with style.

Vintage inspired charm designed by Australian Artist Cathy Penton. These charms are created using vintage images and words. Each piece is unique with great attention to detail. Charm measures 1.5" x .05" and strung on a pretty black ribbon.

Come see my new necklaces at the Pink Pig

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cottage Farm Soap

Cottage Farm Soap - Made with 100% vegetable and seed oils such as olive oil, sesame seed, soybean, coconut and apricot. Infused with premium oils like jojoba, wheat germ, rose hip and calendula. These oils are used for their soothing healing properties.Choose your Soap

Baby Don't Cry - Softens tender sensitive skin. Lightly scented with lavender & jojoba infused with chamomile and shea butter for extra nourishment.

Plain Jane - Vanilla soap is relaxing and calming. Made with Peru Balsam essential oils and Dragon's Blood - both know for their healing properties.

Sow your Oats - Oatmeal soap is mild and exfoliating for all skin types. Contains apricot & wheat germ oils, high in vitamins E & C. Unscented

Rise & Shine - Peppermint soap is a great body soap for waking up the senses and soothing for tired feet. Minty peppermint and healing tea tree essential oils.
Available at the Pink Pig.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Marilyn Monroe Wine Box

Marilyn Monroe Wine Box

This item is SOLD OUT.
Not only is this the perfect conversation piece, but it's also the perfect gift! What woman wouldn't love this fabulous wine box with pictures of the legendary actress, Marilyn Monroe? A leather bound wine box with metal handle and enclosure features a picture on each side of Marilyn Monroe. $28.00 at the Pink Pig.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Marilyn Loves Chanel

Marilyn Loves Chanel

Even years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still one of the greatest legends of the twentieth century. Here in large ad for Chanel...this black and white photo measures 36 3/4 x 25 framed in a black lacquered frame. A perfect addition to your Norma Jeanne collection. $95.00 at the Pink Pig.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Chic Paris Wall Decor

This print has SOLD
Eifel Tower
By Hardenbrook Studio - Reminiscent of 19th century glass negatives, this reverse painted printed glass is framed in a black wooden 8x10 frame. This can be hung in front of a window or on a wall. $40.00 at the Pink Pig.

By Hardenbrook Studio-This chic Paris Magnet Board measures 8x10 and is hung with a pretty black & white ribbon. Includes (2) magnets. $38.00 at the Pink Pig.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cottage Toile Bench

This Item has SOLD
An antique piece with a new look. Painted a crisp shade of white and finished with a black and white toile fabric. Pretty demi lune bench makes a great accent piece for your bedroom.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Westport, New York

For those of you who have never been to Westport, New York....let me introduce you. Westport
is situated on Lake Champlain and close to the Adirondack high country and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, hiking and biking are activities that send people flocking to our area in the summer. However, in winter, Westport is a playground! There is ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and we're only 45 minutes from Lake Placid and White Face Mountain.

Access to Westport is easy. Amtrak runs daily from Albany, New York City and Montreal. It's only 15 minutes from Essex Ferry and you can always take a leisurely drive enjoying the fresh mountain air. With so much to see and do, Westport attracts visitors all year 'round.

Have I convinced you to come visit yet? Stop by our new Pink Pig located in downtown Westport or come visit our original store on the farm. We're open May thru December.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

1940's Lemonade Set

It's summer and there is nothing better than a cool glass of lemonade while sitting out on the porch. Why not enjoy that drink out of a gorgeous set of glassware?

This Lusterware 1940's lemonade set is the perfect compliment to your afternoon in the shade. This set
includes (4) glasses with pitcher in an amber shade. Stunning!

Find it at the Pink Pig. $38.00

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kiyomi Tank & Pant Set - Versace Print


As seen in O Magazine....This PJ Loungewear by Kiyomi features a lace edge tank top in pink with a Versace print flutter print with matching trim. Available in S, M, L  Hard to find!  100% cotton and Oh so soft.  You can find it at the Pink Pig.  $95.00 a set.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


On May 17th, a well known antique dealer in the Lake Champlain area of the Adirondack Mountains opened a second store in Westport, New York. Those who already know of the treasures and collectibles available at Pink Pig Cottage Antiques, in the charming turn of the century red barn just outside of Westport, will be delighted to visit the new shop located right on Main Street in one of the oldest buildings in the village. Some will remember this gray cedar shake building with the slate roof as the old drugstore of the 1930’s.

Not only does one have a beautiful view of Lake Champlain from the doorway of the newest Pink Pig, but inside are four rooms filled with Cottage Style furniture with a major emphasis on Antique Wicker Selections. Items available include parlour chairs from the Art Deco Lloyd Loom Collection and also Haywood Wakefield Furniture as well as a line of Shabby Chic Furniture from the Rachel Ashwell Collection. To complete your shopping, choose from a full variety of gifts, home d├ęcor, monogrammed lampshades by Gloria Lombard Designs and beautiful Remington prints.

In June of 2007, Debbie Schrodt followed her dream, moved to upstate New York and opened her first Pink Pig store in Westport after 28 years as a Wall Street Bonds salesperson. Not staying with any one style, she caters to all lovers of antiques. In her newest store one can spot primitive antiques, vintage artwork, charming floral pillows, cottage lighting and a variety of antique beds including iron and painted cottage sets. Also available are crafts and furniture made by local Adirondacks’ artists. Debbie says,
“I was extremely blown away by the talent up here. I think it’s important to promote local artists and let the world know how talented they are.”

When Debbie opened her first store she was asked if she took decorating classes and she said, “No, it’s a passion! The neat thing about antiques is that they tell their own story.” Her original Pink Pig is featured in Hot Cottage Collectibles by Dianne Zweig and with this newest Main Street location of more than 2,000 square feet of display area, one can easily assume that it, too, will be a hot topic for books mentioning fine dealerships that tell the story of collectibles with outstanding examples of many styles.

Open from May through December, make either of the Pink Pig shops one of your destinations as you drive through upstate New York on vacation this year. As Debbie says, “Each piece says something to you. I look at it and it almost talks to you.” Come and hear for yourself what the outstanding collectibles at the Pink Pig have to say to you, and what these items will say to your friends when placed in your own home.