Welcome to A Little Country Place on Otisco Lake
A Little Country Place is a sweet country shop in a house, located on the west side of Otisco Lake. Otisco Lake is the smallest and most beautiful of the Finger Lakes; it is east of the village of Skaneateles, hidden among the hills unknown to even some of the locals.
Our shop is warm and inviting. Our customers have described it as charming, homey, special, beautiful, and sweeter in person. “I’m trying to take it all in” was one customer’s refrain. We love our customers, and encourage you to browse and even sit a spell. In the colder months, we’ll have a fire going; in the warmer months, we’re air conditioned. We love children and welcome them. We try to maintain a nice variety of items so everyone can shop and enjoy. There is so much to see in our small space that one trip around isn’t enough, so many wives encourage their husbands to sit out on the porch and gaze at the lake while they shop.
We are so excited to carry A Primitive Place Country Journal and Country Rustic magazines! They are just lovely.
Closed for the season
How to Find Us
A Little Country Place is located in our home on the lake side of the road, or the left side when traveling south on Rt. 174. When parking, please either pull down the driveway or park just off the road along the fence. We don’t recommend you pull into the grass if it’s raining or snowing. We do have special parking arrangements during our Open Houses.
2514 State Route 174
Marietta, NY 13110
Always Something New at A Little Country Place
Country Primitives & New Primitives
We love the look of Country Primitive homes! We offer authentic Primitives and have a nice selection of New Primitives, handcrafted in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. We will be adding a country line of upholstered furniture in the near future. Primitives Gallery
Furniture & Accents
We find all kinds of furniture in our travels: chairs, tables, cabinets, cupboards, stools, end tables, accent tables, and shelving. Some of it is truly primitive, some pieces just look primitive, and all of it we just love. Our stock changes frequently, so plan a visit and do stop back. If you see it and love it, buy it, as it might be gone tomorrow. See some of our Furniture & Accents
Goat’s Milk Soap
At A Little Country Place, we make all our own soap. We are really clean! In fact, we haven’t used store-bought soap in years. Our soap is cold-processed, hand-poured, hand-cut, hand-wrapped, and hand-labeled. Some of our recipes produce hard bars that last a long time, some of our recipes produce softer bars. About our Soap
Handmade Soy Candles, Jar Candles & Tapers
Soy candles are clean-burning, long-lasting and safer for you, your family, and our environment, than paraffin candles. They are eco-friendly, water-soluble, and biodegradable. Our beautiful soy jar candles are made in-house. We pride ourselves on how clean and slow they burn. In fact, we are so confident that our candles will give you a superior experience, they are guaranteed. More about A Little Country Place Candles
Vintage Glassware & Pottery
We love vintage glassware and salt glaze pottery. We are forever on the hunt. We scour the Finger Lakes Region in New York to find sets of vintage glass and most especially love it when we find sets of 12. We are always on the lookout for hand-thrown pottery. See some of the pieces we have or have had
+ Custom Available
In addition to signs we stock, we can custom-make all sorts of signs. If you have something specific in mind, contact us. We especially love our original, round USA signs, but all types are available. Welcome, Happy Holidays, Happy Halloween, Merry Christmas, Family, Love… the possibilities are endless. We can even make them double sided! See some of our creations
Seasonal wreaths, lifelike bouquets, table sprays, potpourris—we love to brighten the shop and your home with beautiful and unique florals and colors! Our selection changes with the seasons, so hurry in to see what we have in stock today. Here today, gone tomorrow, so they say. See some of our beautiful sprays
Soft Goods, Hand-Knotted, Woolen, Felted & More
Hand-knotted rugs, chair pairs, woolen trivets & coasters, table runners… we could go on! At A Little Country Place, we love the little things that help make a home. Most of what we sell is purchased from outside vendors, but we do occasionally have table mats, quilted pieces, bowl fillers, and drawer sachets that are made right here. The selection is always changing, so if you see it online but not in the shop, please be sure to ask about it. See some of our soft goods
Bears, Bunnies & Animals
If you’re looking for snuggly and cuddly… well, we probably can’t help. But, if you’re looking for homely cute, vintagey, and grubby, you’re in luck. We find, make, or have made creatures who need homes and bring them into the shop. Our selection is different and limited. Often, once something gone, it’s gone, so don’t hesitate if you see it.
We just love celebrating the holidays, and we really love shopping for all the goodies we bring to the shop: Easter eggs, bunnies, Mother’s Day gifts, pumpkins & Halloween decor, Christmas decor, handmade Christmas ornaments, Santas, and more! We usually plan our Open Houses to coincide with some of these holidays so we can share the joy with all of you! Come see our holiday goodies
Local handmade jewelry can be found at A Little Country Place. Great for birthdays or Christmas gifts, we have bracelets, earrings, necklaces, & more, and each comes complete with a gift box. Some boxes are origami, some are hand-painted, and both are a gift in themselves. If there is something special you are looking for, some custom designs can be ordered. See some of our pieces
SAFEPAINT® Milk Paint
We like to do our part to help the planet. The Safe Paint, made by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company, helps us do that. This paint is made right here in the USA and is one of the first ever made. It is pure, mineral-based milk paint with no additives. The paint, both the regular milk paint and the safe paint version, is no VOC, non-toxic, biodegradable, and beautiful. Twenty colors are available, and if we don’t have the color you want in stock, we can order it. For us, what makes this paint so awesome is that there is NO WASTE—no half used rusty cans! See more about SafePaint™