Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Our Shop Dog Shane!

Calling all dog lovers! We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, VA invite you to come on by and say hi to our big helper Shane. As one of our official greeters, he'll say hello with a wiggle and kiss. And every so often, pose for a picture. Children are entertained by Shane's gentle nature while everyone shops. And of course, if you have a four-legged friend, they're always welcome too!


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Off to College!


Good luck Katey! We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, VA have done it again! Each year we have a young staffer who is off to start their first year at college, we give them a restored vintage trunk. So fun! It's a great stylish space saver for those petite dorm rooms. And it's become a wonderful tradition and something all of us creatively contribute to with joyful hands. Here are a few pictures of Katey and her trunk.

Materials:
Tim Holtz's papers for the inside lining.
An old belt for the missing handle and leather bits.
Ribbon as straps to provide a whimsical closure
And lots of LOVE!



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Lucketts Spring Market 2018

Spring showers bring May flowers! We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, VA had a gorgeous tent for the Lucketts Spring Market at the Clarke County Fair Grounds in Berryville, Virginia this past May. It rained, it poured and still our fabulous shoppers kept coming in their rain boots, hoodies and wagons. Thank you SO much for braving the weather with us! Here's a couple of pictures of Nancy and I getting everything set up. So fun!



The Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival 2018

Oh glorious sunshine! We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, VA are thrilled to have been an exhibitor at the 28th annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival held this past April. Thank you to all of our supporters and shoppers who made the weekend a spectacular success! Here's a few pictures of our space.




Capital Remodel + Garden Show 2018



What a wonderful opportunity! We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, VA are thrilled to have been a part of the Capital Remodel + Garden Show held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA this past February. We designed the living wall and center aisle. Take a peek!


Special thanks to everyone at Capital Home Shows!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wall stenciling!

      Renovating our darling cottage is such a wonderous, artistic endeavor! We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, Virginia are so very grateful for the opportunity to do so!

Many visitors ask about the wall finishes in various rooms upstairs. In particular the lovely room stenciled in French script by Royal Design Studio called "Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil".

Sold online at www.royaldesignstudio.com, this large, two-part stencil took several days and several pairs of hands to apply. Below we have a few tips for the adventurous!






Materials needed:
* blue tape
* small piece of cardboard
* bucket of water
* several old hand towels
* small plastic tarp
* small container of chalk paint (we used Martha Stewart umber brown)            
... optional...  :-)                                                                      
* good music!
* margaritas or  bottle of wine


Now let's get to it!!

Get your 3 person team together! One to wash stencil and 2 others to work the wall.

Step 1: Start in a top corner  that you would not readily see.

Step 2: Place stencil on wall and secure with blue tape. Be sure it's straight on the wall

Step 3: Load stencil brush with paint. Then dap excess on cardboard.

Step 4: Move brush gently over each open letter of stencil in a circular motion.

Step 5: Wash stencil with a damp towel.

Step 6: Match up the other half of the stencil and repeat steps 2 and 3.

Step 7: Complete all 4 walls with the whole stencil.

Step 8: Lastly, cut stencil to fit windows, corners etc.

Step 9: Marvel at the result!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Beekeeper's Cottage YouTube Channel!


We here at Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, Virginia are very excited to announce we have a YouTube channel! There you'll find all kinds of fun, fabulous design ideas. 
Check it out! 

Effortless Design! Arrange your favorite petite succulents together with one of our rustic lath wood boxes and a chicken wire lantern. 

Featured materials:

12" reclaimed tobacco barnwood lath box (available in our shop!)
5" square, glass lined, chicken wire lantern (available in our shop!)
4 or 5 succulents
Spanish moss