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When Kimberly Dellinger bought the store two years ago, she dreamed of creating a space that would provide clothing, in addition to home decor and furniture

RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Kimberly Dellinger stands in front of one of the racks of new clothing in her recent remodel of the Vintage Cottage during the Friday evening reveal. Dellinger has long dreamed of having a store with a wide variety of her passions, which includes clothing, home decor and furniture. Prior to her remodel, she offered mostly home decor and furniture, but the new remodel revealed one side of her store with a new line of clothing.

For the many customers who have eagerly awaited the remodel and changes to Vintage Cottage, the grand unveiling took place Friday evening.

At 3:50 p.m., a line of customers was already outside the door at 341 N. Main St., waiting for the reveal. The owner, Kimberly Dellinger, finally opened the doors to the delight of the eager customers. On the right side of her store, now elegantly remodeled, is a line of women's clothing—with everything from jeans, tops and sweaters, hats, and accessories.

Prior to the remodel, Dellinger took over the building which consisted of mainly home décor and furniture.

"I bought the store almost two years ago," commented Dellinger. "When I did, I knew I wanted to add clothing. Initially, it was home décor and furniture and that was it."

She originally added a clothing boutique in the back of her store, and it went so well over the past six months that Dellinger moved it to the front of her store with the remodel. It provided an opportunity to utilize the entire space, without affecting the contractors who had merchandise in her store.

"We decided to blow out that side and do all the clothing on one side," she said of the long space that is home to her new clothing line from front to back. On the left side of the store, she still offers a variety of home décor.

In the back of the store, there are two fitting rooms for customers now that Dellinger has put an emphasis on clothing.

"My passion is clothing and home décor and furniture," she emphasized. "I finally have been able to create the environment that I was wanting to. We are in phase one."

There will be more changes and phases by end of February. On Feb. 5, she will be remodeling some of her store displays, and on Feb. 19, she will complete phase 2.0., which includes the back portion of the store—and had been a clothing boutique prior to the remodel. Dellinger has been reflooring, remodeling and creating a proprietary space for home décor and furniture.

"At the end, it will be a really beautiful space. I am really excited to make it happen."

Dellinger indicated that she loves Prineville and her customers.

"It's such a supportive community that we have. I am so thankful that I am in Prineville versus anywhere else," she said.

Currently, she has four different sources to get a variety of clothing. The clothing boutique will provide different sizes and shapes, including size 1 to 15 in jeans, and size 1 to 3x in other styles. There is semi-western wear, active wear and leisure wear.

"We try to cover all aspects if we can."

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Vintage Cottage

Owner: Kimberly Dellinger

341 N. Main St., Prineville

Phone: 541-233-9211

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday

Visit them on Facebook, or http://www.thevintagecottageshop.com/


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