Friday, January 7, 2011

52 Flea To Meet Sweet Pea...Hooray!

 Just look at this beautiful photograph!
I LOVE every detail!

I couldn't be more excited!

In October, while I was here in Florida visiting my Mom...
Shelley from Sweet Pea Home reached out to me and invited me to come on over for a visit. I was short on time then but we hoped to work something out in January when I would be down again.

Fast forward...and here it is January and YES...
we have arranged a date to get together!

This is a photo of Shelley's adorable and oh so chic kitchen!

Next week, not only will I have a chance to meet face to face
 and sit and chat a while with Shelley...
 but I will have the opportunity to see her beautiful home!

Maybe she will even let me write on her fun chalkboard wall!

Did you know that Shelley's home is featured in 
The Cottage of the Month?
Click HERE to see some amazing photographs!

I'm loving each and every element in this pic...

and...Oh my goodness...
Shelley is so talented at arranging her collections
 and styling her rooms.

Shelley is well known for having a knack for finding fabulous and unique antiques which she artfully displays and sells at shows including the famous Marburger show in Texas.
(Some day maybe I will get there!)

 Those same amazing talents are also clearly evident
 in her beautiful home! 

And look at this!
Shelley's home has just been featured in the Italian magazine...
L'Idea Shabby Chic

She has posted all about it on her blog... Sweet Pea Home.

Isn't this one of the sweetest gifts of blogging?
It is so wonderful to travel and have an opportunity to meet
 kindred spirits and blogging friends in person. 

I just know that Shelley and I are going to love spending time together...and who knows?

Maybe someday Mr. Flea will meet Mr. Pea!


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

They are cool pics! I like the wing the best. Thanks for sharing the great pics........Julian

sweetpea said...

I LOVE IT! Let me just say this Laura. I have been dying to meet you as well! Your blog is FABULOUS and I have a funny feelig you are too! Can't wait til Tuesday!



Jem said...

It's so fantastic to meet people who share your interests - those that other friends don't necessarily understand - i.e why the old enamel pot at a flea market is essential to your wellbeing! :-D

I hope you both have a wonderful time, I'd love to be a fly on the wall while you chat about decor! You're starting the New Year so well!

Jem xXx

sweetpea said...

i mean feeling. yikes i hate typos!



Prior said...

Swoon, I've always loved her style...Since I live in Texas I was just thinking...why have I not ever been to Marburger? So, I'm making plans...I live twenty minutes from First Monday Canton, so I can't complain too much! Lezlee

Vintage Gal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures. You are one lucky lady to visit with her ;-)

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

She reached out to me, chastising me for not calling her when I was in FL in July. So over the holidays, I took her up on it. You will SWOON over her house! HAVE A BLAST!

And if you ever do come to Round Top/Warrenton, please go in the Spring, since that's the only time I can go!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well, you are a lucky girl! Have fun!

Mindy said...

Oh! How much fun you will have exploring Shelley's home! And she is a sweetheart. You'll have so much fun! ~Mindy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Tuesday is Officially Pea & Flea Day!!
Have a blast!!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

hee hee ... mr. flea meeting mr. pea ...
i believe some day that will be real!
i just wanted to come over to say 'hi'
and look at the exciting news i discovered!
that is SO awesome that you get to meet sweet pea ...
SO excited for you, laura!!
wishing you all the bestest ...

High Street Cottage said...

I think that flea and pea go very well together. What a fun day you two will have. I actually just discovered Shelly's blog via her Cottage of the Month interview and just love it. We both realized we have a very similar pillow. Hope you two will take lots of photos to share, have fun, tami

Anonymous said...

How beautiful!! Hooray for you guys to be able to meet up, two talented women, I'm sure you both will have ideas out of this world inspiartional! Xoxoxo

Vicki said...

Hi, Laura. I'm about 15 minutes from Shelley. She emailed me today to invite me over to a little sale she is having tomorrow at her home. I can't wait to go! Enjoy your visit. Next weekend is Renningers Extravaganza. I hope she is taking you!

Here On Crow Creek said...

My mouth waters every time I see that chalkboard wall in her kitchen! love it sooo much.

Gracefully Vintage said...

love it, i want a home, that people want to photograph..Great pictures..
Thanks for sharing

jocelyn said...

This is my first visit to your wonderful blog! The photos and sentiment are heartwarming and inspiring. I'll be checking in frequently.

Anne Lorys said...

I've been lucky enough to meet up with Shelley twice...she's a wonderful gal, you're going to absolutely love her! And she you, I'm sure! :-)

Have fun!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laura, It's always so much fun to meet blogging friends. I hope you have a fabulous time.

Angela said...

I hope you two have a wonderful time!!

Dear Lillie said...

Have fun!

AntiqueChase said...


Bonjade said...

Oh I also love every piece of every picture...
And those jars here below...I immediately felt in love for it.......
Fine weekend

Andi's English Attic said...

LOVE the chalkboard wall. xx

Evie said...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you get together - or maybe a flea hehe!!

Boxwood Cottage said...

I adore Shelley's style & home, lucky you!
I'm sure you'll have a great time together and so much in common!

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! I can't wait to hear all about your visit! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

savvycityfarmer said...

oh PLEASE do tell the "rest" of the story!

I love the SP girl!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, this is so fantastic! I met Shelley while they were setting up at Marburger in Texas over a year ago and she is just so wonderful - you will have the best time. And how lucky, you will get to see her amazing home too!

Rose Garden Malevik said...


Time for some PARTY :)
Do Not Miss




Welcome to join it :)

Suz said...

I have to laugh at your last line. You are too funny, Mrs. Flea. I know you and Mrs. Pea will have a grand time! Such beauty. I am overcome! She does have a lovely talent at putting it all together. Have a wonderful time!

Anne Marie said...

Her house is amazing - her talent to put the right things out is just so inspiring...just like you, and I'm sure the two of you will have so much fun! especially if you go shopping!!!

Anne Marie

KKvinneblogger said...

Thank you for showing these fantastic pictures! :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

AHHHHHHH what fun !!!
I just adore Shelley's home !!
I keep pulling up the pictures
on Jennifer's website :)
Have fun !

Lori said...

OOOH How fun to meet her!!! I have seen her pics on the cottage of the month,and they are truly fabulous:) Have fun, can't wait to hear all about it. Hey, we got over a foot of snow here in CT, how did you do:)?
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
Oh, you are so lucky to get to meet another blogger. Don't forget your camara!

Have a wonderful weekend. ~Natalie

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a "cottage" like this one. However, my Mr. P would never go for it. So I settle for using my art room as a way of displaying the vintage I love so much. These photos provide lots of inspiration. Thank you.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Ooooo Laura,
What a wonderful home Shelley has. She is very talented at styling her's beautiful. You are going to have such a wonderful time and will get on so well.
Enjoy yourself and bring back photos and stories please !! XXXX

It's me said...

Andy's Attic said...

I'm so happy for you, Laura. One of the wonders of blogging is to find kindred spirits and be fond of each other before you ever lay eyes on them. Her home looks so unique. I hope you share some pictures. Have a wonderful time,

LIVS LYST said...

Hi Laura!

I just had to stop by and say helo. Long time... And so much is happening in our lives. Thank you for stopping by in my blog now and then. And thanks for sending your blogfriends from your 52 flea to Livs Lyst. Thats whats happening. I can see visitors arriving from you.

I hope you had a lovely christmas holiday. Thomas and I was celbrating christmas eve toghether for the first time. So we had dinner with my parents and the rest of the evening with Thomas parents. They live in the same town, so we could do it this way the first year togehter.

It`s so fun to think about that I wrote to you about Thomas before we were a couple. I`m so happy that I found him, Laura! I don`t really know why I`m writing all this personal stuff to a nice woman on the other side of the world. Who I have never met... But I do... take it as a compliment!

Hug from Liv - who is happy and in love ;O)

Carole said...

Hi Laura,
I had a little heads up that you were meeting from the comment you left....sneaky me! haha. I know you will have a blast meeting each other and I'm sure she'll let you write on her wall!


Bohemian said...

Yes, I'm a lover of the beautiful interiors of Sweet Pea's Home as well... wish I could get hold of those international magazines! *swoon* It's so wonderful that you two kindred Spirits are finally able to get together in person... the Community here in Blog Land is exceptional.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Susan said...

Shelley's home is really beautiful!

pamq said...

Oh, lucky you!

Have you come up with what you want to write on the famous chalkboard wall yet?!

Enjoy your visit---can't wait to hear all about it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Laura
Well... what a beautiful home Shelley has.. so lovingly styled and I think you two gals will get along fabulously!!! Just a wee bit jealous that it's not me getting to me you!... A big congrats to Shelley also for her well earned features.. I must pop over and check them out.. ps.. I love that blackboard wall and if I wasn't renting would have one myself!! what a great place to doodle and brainstorm!!

OK Hope the rest of your stay is wonderful xxx Julie

manon 21 said...

Mais la petite française est jalouse....
Non ce n' est pas vrai,ces rencontres sont fabuleuses,tu vas te régaler.

Bonne journée


Rebecca said...

How fun that you both can meet up-something wonderful to look forward to!

charlotte said...

yes, I'm so very happy I met you, Laura! happy new year!

Anonymous said...

simply stunning!

Jamie said...

How cool!

Love that chalkboard wall.

Rebecca said...

Oh Laura, I hope you and Shelley have a blast. I just got back from a wonderful trip meeting Debra and it was wonderful. Wishing you safe travels and a blessed time

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

It is so fun to meet other bloggers! Have a wonderful trip!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I am off to check her home out, thanks for the info.~Cheers Kim

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh you lucky girl!!!! I'm just aching to meet some of my blog friends. Hopefully I will this summer! :) Have a great time together and we'll be waiting for some fun photos!

xoxo laurie

Vicki Boster said...

Laura -
what a sweet story and the photos are just dreamy! Meeting blogging friends is really a wonderful experience. I have had the opportunity this past summer and it was a fun and memorable experience. I wish you great experiences when you make your visit~~


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness her home is incredible!!! You are sooooo lucky to be meeting her :)) How fun!

Someday I hope to make it to Texas too!

Happy New Year Laura!

Hugs ~

:) T

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh Laura that sounds wonderful...I just adore will have such a great time,give her a big hug for me(and one for you too) x0x0x