Country Cottage is a dream come true for founder Peter Rudis. As a young boy growing up in Massachusetts, he has fond memories of going hunting for treasures with his Grandfather, to fill his Antique store on Park Street in Lawrence Mass. Peter always wanted to open a furniture store that would recreate that warm, homey, nostalgic feeling he felt at Grampa's store. A place where people could again find heirloom quality furniture at a fair price, nice enough to pass down to future generations.
In 2003 it was time. After looking all over the State of New Hampshire for a simple pine bookcase for a Birthday gift for his wife Donna, he ended up frustrated with the selection available and built one himself. It then dawned on him there was a great need for simple, smaller sized, fair priced furniture in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Together with his wife Donna and son Jon, they've created a cozy and happy store that isn't quite as little as it started out! Some of our customers comment that this is their favorite store, and could spend all day here. We think it's because of the welcoming atmosphere created here, building lasting friendships with customers and taking pride in the work at hand.
"There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet."