Cattail Cottage is a small, locally owned shop located in downtown Southport NC. While the town itself is a popular destination for beach-goers, we are not your usual tourist stop. Pamela and her team strive to provide our customers with high-quality, unique products that you wouldn't typically find in your every day home, garden, and gift store. Pamela meticulously researches the companies she orders from as well as the quality of products offered. Once in the store, each item is checked and then creatively displayed throughout the store. Always with a mind of making the old look new again, the products offered and even the displays are changed out on a regular basis (sometimes every day), to keep the store looking fresh and giving our customers new ideas for their home decor.
Indiri Collection brings you the finest quality artisan crafted .925 sterling silver jewelry from the island of Bali. Each item is Fair Trade and hand crafted with pride in villages that specialize in ancient jewelry making techniques passed down through generations. Your purchase helps preserve the ancient traditions of this unique island by providing fair and sustainable income to Bali's independent artisans.
(left to right: Amy, Lori Mitchell, and Pam at Market in January 2019)
Lori was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lori has always been inspired by children’s themes and literature, old illustrations and toys. In 1999, she began making her first paper-mache pieces for the folk art world. Full of whimsy and charm, her characters have won a place in the hearts and collections of folk art enthusiasts worldwide. Lori creates pieces that take people back in time to the magical years of childhood. When designing, Lori starts off with an idea, but as she sculpts, the characters’ unique personalities begin to emerge. She is known for her exaggerated proportions and expressions…and every piece must have crazy socks!!
Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, the art of rolling or coiling and shaping of small strips of paper to create a pattern or design dates back to Egyptian times. Sources say that during the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. In later centuries the art of Quilling became a favorite pastime for European ladies who would decorate household items with the quilling techniques. The art got its name due to the use of bird's feathers (quill) to coil the paper upon.
The art found its way to America with the pilgrims. Today, quilling is still practiced throughout the globe as an art form. The cards on our website are all handcrafted in Vietnam by artists who practice the skill and joy of creating three dimensional greeting cards. Don't just send a card--send art!