Cottage Collections opens in Manila

Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Sue Walton has opened Cottage Collections in Manila. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

Cottage Collections is the name of a new business that opened in Manila in December. It is located at 436 Dixie Street (on the corner of Highway 18 and Dixie Street). Owner Sue Walton has years of experience in decorating and floral arrangements.

The house has been transformed into a unique shop full of antiques, gift items, accessories, hand-painted furniture and pre-owned furniture.

"We have a little bit of everything," Walton said. "I have gone to this type of shops all over and I thought it could be good this area."

Walton said she plans to continue doing wedding floral arrangements out of the new shop.

Walton also offers consignment business for anyone that wants to sell items. Rent space is available for people that want to display and sell homemade crafts or gift items.

Cindy Vassar of Manila has one room rented offering personalized gift items, a variety of baby and children's items, monogramming and more. Vassar's husband also offers woodworking such as window planters and shelving.

Walton said she plans to expand on the wrought iron line this spring.

Decorating has always been something that Walton has enjoyed and she will be offering decorating services and will have some fabric on hand.

"We will create a wish list for our customers and will look for wanted items. We will also have a bridal and baby shower registry available," she said.

The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Walton is planning a grand opening sometime in February. She is looking forward to serving the community.

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