Wednesday, December 13, 2017

new website underway

***under construction***under construction***under construction***


We're getting a BRAND NEW SHINY website!!

Please check back with us after the 1st as we launch 
our fabulous new site!! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas at the Cottage 2017

Save the dates for 
our much anticipated annual 
holiday event!! 

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Experience old fashioned Christmas cheer 
as we transform the cottage & grounds 
into a festive winter wonderland!!

we will feature:
delightful vintage Christmas and decor finds
special guest artisans 
unique holiday gifts & decor
creative DIY projects 
whimsical wreath making 
kids gift camp
awesome raffle prizes
decked out vintage trailers
and so much more!!

On Friday evening Santa will be making his way down Main Street 
for the annual Battle Ground tree lighting 
 and we’ll be open late First Friday hours for a jolly fun evening of 
shopping, friends & Christmas spirit!

event hours:
Friday, December 1st- 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2nd- 11:00am to 5:00pm

we hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fall Market, Pumpkin Palooza details and more!

Although it hardly feels like it, 
Fall is in full swing here at the Cottage
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We have an awesome line-up of 
fun events & workshops....
so grab your planner and add these 
dates so you don't miss a thing!

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Chalk Art 101 Workshops
September 13th & October 14th
Learn basic tips and tricks
to creating great looking chalkboards!
Visit our workshop link to reserve tickets. 

Fall Market
September 29 & 30
We're so excited to be participating in this 
fabulous annual event again this Fall.
This much anticipated market takes place at the
Manor Grange in Battle Ground
17901 NE 72nd Ave
Handcrafted, home decor, found & reclaimed, along with great gifts
make this market a not to miss event! 
happy hour special event- 9/29- 5:00 to 7:00 ($5.00 admission)
9/30- 9:00 to 1:00 (free admission)

Pumpkin Palooza
September 30th & October 7th
Yes, you asked for it and we aim to please,
we are offering Pumpkin Palooza again this season!!
With a few NEW pumpkin styles to choose from, along with 
your all-time classic favorites, you can add to your 
pumpkin collection, make some for gifts and bring a friend
for a fun afternoon DIY. 
Pumpkin Palooza is a drop in DIY.
 We start on the hour each hour, 
starting at 12:00PM each day.
(You can also pre-purchase tickets via our workshop link to ensure 
seating at a specific hour).
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4 pumpkins for $25.00
classic farmhouse
metallic (NEW)
patina (NEW)
rust (NEW)
vintage ticking
boho (NEW)
burlap & grainsack (NEW)

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Fall at the Cottage
with el&em and friends!
October 6th & 7th
Join us on the Cottage grounds for an Autumn Fest of seasonal delights!
-unique vintage shopping
-local & handmade artisans
-First Friday mitis (Friday 4-7)
-Pumpkin Palooza (Saturday 12-4)
-Fall Festival Fun
-mini pumpkin patch
and lots more!! 
Friday 10/6- 11:00 to 8:00
Saturday 10/7- 11:00 to 5:00

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We hope you are enjoying the 
season transition, and hope to see you 
at the Cottage for a little Fall fun soon!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

First Friday

The 1st Fall Season
First Friday is coming up this week!

Join us for beautiful Autumn decor inspiration
& fresh picked vintage, home & garden goods,
new vignettes and a super fun make and take project too!!

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DATE: September 1st
TIME: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
WHERE: el&em - cottage/garden/carriage house

Friday, August 18, 2017

Chalk Board Art #2

this workshop is sold out

Chalk Board Art Workshop

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Learn the basics of chalkboard art and 
personalize your Fall decor with a hand drawn chalk board!

Join us September 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
We'll walk you thru the fun art of chalkboard typography, 
demonstrating & practicing basic font skills, flourishes and banners. 
You will leave class with a finished chalkboard ready to 
use in your Fall home or office decor
 (and with the confidence to erase & start over come Winter!) 

WHEN: Winesday September 13th- 6:00PM to 8:00PM
WHERE: el&em studio
WHAT: instruction, tool kit, framed chalkboard, wine & light apps
COST: $45.00

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall workshops coming soon

Coming this September...

a new Chalk Board Art Workshop

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Learn the basics of chalkboard art and 
personalize your Fall decor with a hand drawn chalk board!

Join us September 6th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
We'll walk you thru the fun art of chalkboard typography, 
demonstrating & practicing basic font skills, flourishes and banners. 
You will leave class with a finished chalkboard ready to 
use in your Fall home or office decor
 (and with the confidence to erase & start over come Winter!) 

WHEN: Winesday September 6th- 6:00PM to 8:00PM
WHERE: el&em studio
WHAT: instruction, tool kit, framed chalkboard, wine & light apps
COST: $45.00


Thursday, July 27, 2017

More Succulent Wreath Fun!!

We just can't 
seem to get enough of these 
fabulous Succulent
we're adding another date!

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Join us:
Winesday August 16th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
cost- $45.00 
Please click here to pay via Paypal or drop by the shop to reserve seats. 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

First Friday and Outdoor Market

Our Vintage Glamping 
Outdoor Market event is coming up 
We have an amazing line up of artisans and vendors joining us...

Our guests include:

Mack & Momma
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Gwendolyn Babbitt Designs
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Cottage on River Bend Dr.
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Kimberly Poloson
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Christine LeFever
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Missy Moore
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The Tarnished Crown
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Jill & Stella

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Modern Timber Co.
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Lily Claire 

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Trina Wright 
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Donna Wharton

Salma Grundy

and more!

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Event details-
113 East Main Street 
Battle Ground, WA

July 7th- 11:00am to 8:00pm
July 8th- 11:00am to 5:00pm

vintage, home decor, handmade, upcycled, 
mixed media, textiles, dolls, primitives, 
garden art, fresh floral, assemblage art and more!

-FREE admission 
-fresh & fabulous vintage picks 
-handmade art 
-artist meet & greets
-DIY make and takes (Friday evening)
-Friday night campfire & s'mores
-Battle Ground rocks for the kiddos!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Succulent Wreath Workshop (update)

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Our June 28th
Succulent Wreath Workshop 
sold out, but we've added a July date to our Summer schedule!

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Join us
Wednesday, July 26th
6:00PM to 8:00PM
 for a glass of wine and 
wreath making in the garden 
(weather permitting). 

cost: $45.00
click over to our workshop page to reserve seats:

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer Art Camp Day Themes

We have a super fantastic line up of 
projects, games and FUN for 
Summer Art Camp
this year!!

5 days full of creativity and learning
through art exploration & DIY fun.

Each session features a unique theme. 
We craft a core project for the day, 
along with mini projects, activities & games that support our theme. 

Below are the themes and project samples for each day. 
Campers can join us for the full week, 
or choose specific days ala carte style. 

Day 1- Boho Day
core project: String Art
extras- dream catchers, arrows, twig art

Day 2- Recycle/Reuse/Repurpose Day
core project: Junk Drawer Wind Chimes
extras- water bottle wind spinners, paper bag books, outdoor drink holders

Day 3- Fun & Games!
core project: Lawn Dice
extras- self portraits, lots of games & laughs!!

Day 4- For the Birds
core project: Hummingbird Feeders
extras- bird swings, bird house

Day 5- Paleontology Day
core project: Jurassic Mini Gardens
extras- fossils, fossil dig & hunt, volcanoes, BG Rocks

Purchase SUMMER CAMP reservations below: 

(choose days from the drop down menu)

Day Options

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Art Camp!!!

We've got our 
Summer Art Camp 
on the schedule and 
we're having so much fun working on all the creative projects & games
we'll feature at this year's camp!!

Mark your calendars...
July 17th thru July 21st


Our 2017 Summer ART Camp 

is full of imaginative ART exploration and DIY FUN!! 

Each DIY/ART camp day is 4 hours in length: 
12:00PM to 4:00PM

Each session provides a new and unique art or craft, medium or project. 
We provide all the supplies needed to complete each project.
We also provide drinks and light, healthy snacks (special diet snacks can be brought from home to serve in place if desired).
We break about halfway thru to stretch and enjoy a snack. 
Each day your child will leave camp with a truly unique, handmade creation. 
We'll explore creative and fun selections of art mediums and surfaces. 
We specialize in DIY, upcycling and getting creative with everyday findings. 
We share a variety of visual examples of each art style or project to inspire and ignite your child's imagination...then we guide them as they put their imaginations and personal interpretation to paper, paint, wood and more! 
Each day features a different theme. We'll craft a core project for the day and include fun little extras that incorporate our theme each day. 

Project/Camp Costs: 
ala carte- $50 (per day)
Complete Camp Package- $225(all 5 days)
You may choose specific days to attend camp, 
or join us for the entire week (weekly enrollment receives a $5.00 per day discount!)

our camps sell out quickly, a wait list will be created
wait list will be called & filled FCFS
 if you must cancel & we can not fill a taken spot, half of the camp fee will be forfeited
if your child is asked to terminate camp early, entire camp fee will be forfeited

a bit about Age/Activity:
Our suggested age range is 6-7 and up.
Parents discretion is crucial here...only you know if your 
child is capable of staying engaged for a 3-4 hour workshop.
Children are asked to be well behaved, able to follow instructions
and safety rules while at camp.
For everyone's enjoyment and positive experience, 
please use your best judgement in deciding if ART camp is a right for your child. 

purchase entire week of camp below:

**(a day by day menu will be posted following this post and ala carte
purchasing will be available there)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Class Line up....

We have a fun & creative assortment
of offerings coming your way this May!!

May 6th-
Vintage Patina Watering Can
12:00 to 2:00

May 20th-
Matchbox Collage
12:00 to 2:30

BYO- Chalk Paint & Finishes
3:00 to 5:30

Please visit our workshop page 
for sample photos and to reserve tickets.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

April Events at el&em...First Friday, classes and more

We have some 
wonderfully fun & festive
events coming up this 

we hope you've marked your calendars
for our 
Spring Carnivale!
If you attended our 
"Christmas at the Cottage"
you know how much fun our cottage events can be!! 

Our Spring Carnivale is 
April 7th and 8th 
4/7-First Friday- 11:00AM to 8:00PM
4/8-Saturday- 11:00AM to 5:00PM

We have an amazing line-up
of fun and Spring delight....

-crazy-talented local artisans & their wares
-creative make and take projects
-sip & social (Friday evening)
-artisan meet & greets
-fabulous raffle prizes
-photo booth fun
& more!!

we hope to see you there!!

We also have a 
super Springy line-up of creative class offerings for April.

Wednesday April 19th
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Springy Mossy Wreaths
Back by popular demand! Our springy Wreaths!
Learn how to craft a wonderfully textured wreath
using a variety of mosses, foraged branches & vines. 
We'll add handmade nests and a burlap hanger
to complete these everlasting wreath creations. 
cost: $30.00

Saturday April 29th

Spring Block Collage
Time: 11:30 to 2:00
This mixed media art workshop
brings vintage imagery, found treasures and paint 
texture techniques together, creating a 
unique and customized assemblage art piece highlighting 
Spring themes and imagery.

{visit this LINK to reserve seats for 
the above listed classes}

and coming up in May....

Welcome Sign/Plant Hanger
This is a basic woodworking workshop.
We'll craft a wood structure that you can customize with your 
family name, home numbers or a simple "welcome". 
This piece features a cute open area for hanging a planter too!    
Makes a great personalized Mother's Day gift!

BYO Paint Project
Bring Your of our favorite classes!! 
Bring in your own project to paint & finish. 
This is a great class to learn basic paint techniques, apply unique finishes
 and practice before you take 
on those kitchen cabinets or big dining room table project!! 
Bring a piece you can carry on your own...a small end table, chair, stool, frame, etc. 
We'll use or amazing & easy peasy Chalk Paint and you'll get hands on experience 
with multiple small practice pieces before you apply anything to your piece. 
A perfect opportunity to try out new colors & finishes. 
cost: $45.00
(price includes a FREE 8 OZ. jar of chalk paint!)

***(May class dates, photos and details coming soon)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Event Coming Soon!

April 7th & 8th

We're hosting another 
fabulous event at the cottage 
coming this Spring!

If you attended our 
Christmas at the Cottage 
event you know the fun 
that is in store.

We have an amazing line-up of local artisans and vendors
featuring all things:
mixed media art
and more!

So please save the dates 
and come see us
April 7th & 8th!!

Friday, April 7th 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Saturday, April 8th 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

March Creative Classes

Through all the snowstorms & ice pellets 
we have visions
 of Springtime dancing in our heads! 
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Our March schedule is full of greens and blooms 
and all things DIY, vibrant & fun!!

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We've altered a few of our classic Springtime 
favorites and added 
some new, (sure to become favorites) too. 
Check out our line-up below,
then pop on over to our workshop page for project details, 
pricing and to reserve seats
via our Paypal links provided for each class.
Please note: our workshops fill up quickly and are offered on a first come first serve basis. 

March Workshops
Saturday 3/4
12:00 to 2:00- Mossy Spring Wreaths

Saturday 3/11
12:00 to 2:00- Spring Vignette

3:00 to 5:30- Framed Nest

Wednesday 3/15
6:00 to 8:00- Repurposed Wood & Botanical Print Wall Art

Saturday 3/18
12:00 to 2:00- Succulent Monogram

3:00 to 6:00- BYO Paint Project