When my daughter was born, I designed Sara’s Victorian Mansion. I will always remember how her face lit up when she saw that perfect little house as she kissed me and exclaimed, “Thanks, Daddy!” This beautiful little mansion was exactly what she had always dreamed of, and perfectly sized, too. Every time I look into the beautiful little faces of my four children…their eyes wide with pure joy, their smiles bright with adoration…I feel good knowing that I’ve given them a place where their imaginations can run wild, where their creativity can flourish, where tea parties are everyday occurrences, and where kids can be kids.
There's something special about a child's smile. So special, in fact that several years ago, those very smiles changed my life when I started using my talent for woodworking to build playhouses. As I saw children's faces light up again and again, I felt an enormous sense of satisfaction knowing that I was playing a small part in helping these families make memories together. And on a much greater scale, I felt as if I had discovered what God wanted me to do with the talents and gifts he had given me.
So in 1999, I created the Little Cottage Company® to create special moments over and over for parents and children everywhere. Throughout the years, we have continued to expand our catalog to include a variety of high-quality structures and poly furniture for adults as well as children.
Our collections of durable, low maintenance poly furniture feature many pieces that encourage spending time outdoors with family and friends. Enjoy a breezy summer afternoon, sit around a bonfire with neighbors on a crisp fall night, listen to the sounds of crickets, or enjoy a night of star gazing with loved ones.
Each piece is built with both stylish functionality and supreme comfort in mind and is the perfect place to relax in the space that God created for us all to enjoy. The way I see it, our playhouses, structures, and outdoor furniture provide people just like you with the opportunity to enjoy wholesome activities with family and friends.
As a man of great faith, I believe very strongly that family and friends are some of God's most powerful gifts. And regardless of any worldly possessions, because of my family and friends, I consider myself to be a very wealthy man. Every moment with them, every moment made, only adds to my wealth and happiness. Yes, God has blessed me in so many ways. Every day, I give thanks and praise for the memories I have with my loved ones, for Jesus Christ who is my personal salvation, and for the promise of the everlasting.
My hope is that Little Cottage Company® structure will help you enjoy many special moments with those you love and give you the opportunity to create countless memories that will last a lifetime.
President, Little Cottage Company®
The Schlabach Family 2014