Vintage Nest of Door County… a Celebration of Spring’s Blooming Bounty

This spring, Viva la Cottage’s “occasional sale” highlights mothers and May’s blossoms in a weekend of delights.

viva-la-cabinFeaturing a variety of vintage pieces – clothing, collectibles and jewelry – Viva la Cottage’s spring Vintage Nest of Door County’s theme will emphasize the joys of spring, mothers and of course, flowers.

“This is our second occasional sale weekend this year,” says Angie McMahon, owner of Viva la Cabin and Viva la Cottage, in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay respectively, “and I am so pleased with the response.

“Occasional sales are a great way to bring wonderful artists together under the same theme. And what better way to welcome spring in Door County, and celebrate mothers, than with a special event,” smiles McMahon. “There will be new handmade items and wonderful vintage containers filled with blooming plants ready to give to Mom – or a gift for anyone – that will last all summer.”

The second Door County occasional sale will feature two local artists, as well as Angie McMahone’s own creations. Carol Ballje of Egg Harbor is constantly on a quest for vintage treasure. In a Haystack will feature everything from wear-able art to garden art, all in a rainbow of spring colors.

“I am always looking for ‘the needle in the haystack,’” she reveals, “on a quest for the vintage pieces. It’s fun to travel the backwoods through the Midwest and uncover something special. I particularly love anything for the garden.”

Small Town Vintage, featuring the creativity of Katie Starr, will include an array of handmade artwork utilizing everything from buttons to paper.

“I incorporate old things, found tidbits, some random items, in my work. I create photo albums, journals, a little of this and that. I have a vision and then incorporate the things I have collected and include them in my art,” says Starr. “I love the idea of an occasional sale and I am very excited to ‘think spring.’”

Preparing for Vintage Nest of Door County show, McMahon says she has been busy putting the finishing touches on a crown worthy of a spring queen, “But I do have to keep some of my creations a secret so there are some special surprises.”

Free and open to the public, Vintage Nest of Door County will be held at the Sister Bay store, Viva la Cottage, 10038 Hwy 57 on Friday and Saturday, May 7 – 8, from 10 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, May 9, from 10 am – 3 pm.

Viva la Cottage, established in 1996, is a charming shop filled with surprising treasures and delightful creations just as is Viva la Cabin. For additional information visit: or call Viva la Cabin at 920.854.6842.

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