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Luxury Gifts From Our Cottage to Yours

Step into the delightful, artful world of Vivid Cottage!

We make it easy for YOU to spread joy!

Vivid Cottage is your place for uplifting art, stationery, home goods, and gifts.


The light of inspiration came in unexpectedly during the dark times of the pandemic. Our local farmer's market opened carefully, and I brought precious wildflower bouquets back to my home.


Looking closely at the wonders of each bloom and stem, I felt called to begin drawing seriously again after decades away from my easel. The more bouquets I drew, the more hope I found.


Friends and family soon asked me to turn my drawings into greeting cards. At first, these were just heart-to-heart personal offerings. But now, Vivid Cottage has grown to offer heart-to-heart gifts for you to give!


Every order is lovingly made with a personal touch. You are giving the extra sparkle of supporting a woman-artist-owned local business.


May the inspiration and joy I feel making each drawing lift your spirits, too!

What Customers Say

“I LOVE Kerstin's calendar! I have hung up in my office and it makes me happy every time I look at the art.”
- Jasmin F.

When you send gifts by Vivid Cottage, not only are you sharing your wonderful taste and style (of course!) - you are also stating your values - that locally-made products and woman-owned businesses are vital to America's strength and character.

- Kerstin Rao, Artist & Owner of Vivid Cottage


The Artist at Work

Treat yourself to a 'moment of Zen' with this short, time-lapse video of artist Kerstin Rao at work. It's a feeling of wonder to watch the drawings emerge from the blank paper!


From Our Vivid Blog


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“Confession - I believe in leading with heart in everything I do. I was a teacher for 34 years in classrooms in Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, and Kentucky - even in Denmark! When I retired, I worried that I wouldn't make an impact any more. I was wrong. So many stories have come back to me about my cards cheering people up when they are sick, or coping with a loss, or celebrating a milestone birthday or a new child. Little sunbeams of joy flying around the world - that's how I see the mission of my art. Thank you for being part of spreading the love!”

- Kerstin Rao, Artist & Owner of Vivid Cottage

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