Viva La Cottage Celebrates Winter Wonderland

Welcoming visitors to share in the holiday spirit, Sister Bay’s Viva la Cottage will transform into a “Winter Wonderland” on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am – 5 pm.

“One year ago the economy was sinking fast and everyone was so scared and depressed,” recalled McMahon. “At about the same time I read about a business that shuts down every year and the owner recreates her shop for the holidays. Her customers can’t wait to see what she has done. I thought ‘why not do the same thing?’ The holidays are such a wonderful time of the year and I wanted to bring some seasonal spirit to everyone,” said McMahon.

McMahon plans to decorate her five cottage rooms with a particular theme, each featuring a charming mix of linens, glassware, soaps, candles, home accessories, and gifts.

In an effort to spread the holiday cheer and its bounty throughout the peninsula, Viva La Cottage is donating 10 percent of all sales during the holiday event to HELP of Door County’s northern location. HELP of Door County, Inc. provides services and programming for victims of abuse, children and youth-at-risk, and families in crisis. In addition to its main office in Sturgeon Bay, HELP opened a Northern Door office at the Sister Bay Moravian Church in 2003.

To celebrate its second-annual Winter Wonderland, Viva La Cottage is adding new features to the event. Sarah DeNamur Basch of Flour Girl Patissier will be featuring some of her delectable cupcakes in three holiday designs, and handmade vintage wearable and decorative items will be available from Katie Starr and Small Town Vintage.

For more information, call 920.854.6842 or visit