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    ~    ABOUT  Us   ~


  " Memory Maker "

 old flower & gift shop 

South Market Street

Knoxville, Illinois 

       ~  Spring 1997 ~


We started business 27 years ago, as "Memory Maker", in October 1988.  We then purchased a historic house, in 1992, that we refurbished, and made into a Gift Shop.  It was located in a small town in central Illinois, " Knoxville " - a typical midwestern town full of kind, warm-hearted people.  We were located one block from Main Street, in fact, you could see the beautiful courthouse and town square from our shop.  It seemed like a town out of a storybook.  We filled the 12 room house with home decor in a myriad of tastes - romantic country, Victorian, traditional, farmhouse, shabby chic, etc.  Sometime later we purchased a 'full service florist'  business to expand our quaint gift shop.

The townspeople supported us, and with God's grace we grew each year.  It was hard leaving the 'shop', and moving to the Western suburbs of Chicago.  In fact I missed it so much, that I decided to bring the 'shop' to you via the Internet.  Our former name was " Memory Maker ", but as you all know, with the advent of family scrapbooking, that name became quickly associated with the scrap booking magazine, " Memory Makers ", so we changed our business name, identity, and branding to " Cottage Comforts ".

We hope you enjoy our website, and we look forward to serving you.  Please come back often, as we are continually adding new items, especially vintage finds, antiques, and handmade seasonal floral arrangements.

Welcome!  We love having you shop our web Boutique . . .

       Nancy Brewer, Owner and Designer  ...  blessingsdaily@hotmail.com 

         Order Questions, Customer Service  ...  cottage-comforts@comcast.net

        Web-site or Shipping questions  ...  donbrewer7@gmail.com