Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An Afternoon at Sweet Pea Home

My sister Lynn and I were welcomed with opened arms into the beautiful home of Shelley and her handsome Mr. Sweet Pea.
 Shelley also surprised me by inviting the lovely
 Susie from the blog...My Home to Yours.

Don't you just love this architectural piece seen from the front door highlighting the entrance to the living room?

I took many pictures and will show them to you over the next day or so... but to see the wonderful  pictures that Shelley took herself... be sure to visit Jennifer at The Old Painted Cottage as her gorgeous home was featured in The Cottage of the Month.

 And to see the professional photos taken by Kimberly McCole of 
Dear Daisy Cottage, which were featured in the Italian magazine L'Idea Shabby Chic
 click here.

This is the lovely dining room where we were served a delicious homemade soup, salad and a crusty garlic bread.
For closeups of this lovely table setting and our charming personalized favors and place cards click here to see Shelley's post.

The conversation flowed as we had so much to share and so much in common. These new friends are so genuine, warm and gracious. 

Shelley's home is filled with really great cupboards, architectural pieces and painted furniture as well as her wonderful collections.
 I tried to focus on some of the details of her creative and imaginative vignettes.

I left her a little message on her chalkboard wall in the kitchen which is really fun and looks amazing up close and personal!

This attractive arrangement sits on the top of her refrigerator.

I love this kitchen!

I also love her studio...
...filled with evidence of Shelley's creativity!

Her inspiration board.

Stacks of gorgeous grain sacks in an old wooden crate
 under a dresser.

Beautiful linens and pillows in her romantic master bedroom.
Love the chocolate walls and the crisp white trim.

Don't you just love this shower curtain from Anthropologie?

This gorgeous antique mourning picture is one of Shelley's favorites. 

 Really fun and interesting collections...
always displayed so beautifully.
Shelley has mastered the art of editing in her decorating and each vignette really stands on its own and becomes a work of art.

The guest room.

Stacks of gorgeous antique monogrammed linens.

Much more to come!
Isn't it all simply amazing?

The personal tour of her home was wonderful...
...but getting to know Shelley and her husband and Susie was the real gift of this wonderful afternoon.

Tomorrow I will share some more pictures of Sweet Pea Home and 
also a few of Susie's charming home too!

Thank you for all the happy anniversary good wishes!
I read each of them to Mr. Flea and we are overwhelmed
 with your kindness. We celebrated tonight with Lynn and our parents at a favorite Italian restaurant.

I am feeling a bit spoiled as yesterday and today have been really fun days for me and I hope they have been good for you too!


Suz said...

Charming. Charming. Charming. Charming. Really. I have not seen anything quite as charming. One beautiful room after another. Vignettes to die for. That is unreal, Laura, and there is more? I can't wait to see. How much better can it get?

afistfullofweeds* said...

I just died!! I was so absorbed in the photos..I felt like I was there! I Love that!!

Leo said...

Wow - love the style. Not sure what I love more...I think the chair in the bedroom. Just lovely.

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Laura, aren't we the lucky ducks? Shelley graciously invited me to her home over the holidays and I was BLOWN AWAY. Alas, Rex was sleeping, so I didn't get a chance to meet him, but the cottage! the vignettes! the bathroom.... swoon worthy. So glad we're finally all meeting each other. I'm hoping to see you in Madison-Bouckville this summer! XOXOX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Laura!! So much love going on here!!! I'm lost for words.. I can't itemize all the things I love as there are just too many... Your photos are fabulous too.. the kitchen curtain shot and one above it.. love love love!! haha.. Has cheered me up on this dismal day... Oh and I have the same burlap cushion cover as the one in the guest room.. hope for me yet!!

Have a lovely day.. I just popped into your anniversary post.. a little late.. sorry.. Hope it was a fabulous day... well.. know it was.. xxx Julie

Unknown said...

So charming - I love it. Thank you for sharing the photos and impressions!



It's me said...

I really like her style !! her house is amazing !!! happy day Ria.....

Vintage Gal said...

What a gorgeous home ~ so many vintage pretties. Thank you for sharing the photos! LOVE IT! ;-)

LizlovesVintage said...

It is amazing! What did you eat? Ha, Ha!
I am doing a Bath Reno. I think I bought the same sink.xx Liz

trash talk said...

Shelley and Rex are two of the nicest, most fun people I've ever met and I'm so glad y'all got the opportunity to connect. Their home is just beautiful and is such a reflection of who she is.

Alyssa said...

I think I could stay here all day! Love it! Alyssa of Boston Bee

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Laura! No wonder you came home feeling hugged and inspired both. All of the neutral shades just make everything stand out so warmly and beautifully. What creative ideas here! Especially love the niche in the bathroom wall. I'm thinking...teacups in my hall? If it's deep enough!
Thank you for posting all of this deliciousness!

High Street Cottage said...

Laura, what a wonderful personalized tour. It's so cool to see photos different from those previous, and from such a personal experience. Thank you for focusing on some of Shelly's vignettes. Sooo pretty! What a fun way to meet each other and I will have to check out Susie's blog as well. I'll pop back by to view the others, have a wonderful day, xoxo tami

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great photo tour! You showed a lot more than other tours have shown! Love it!~Patti

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, looks and sounds like an amazing time! How fun for you to meet Shelley and see her gorgeous home and have that lovely lunch with lettuce from her own garden (how fab!). Now that you've met her and seen her home, even more reason to see her at Marburger, don't you think?!! :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! So inspiring! Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing your visit with me! HUGS! said...

WOW!!!!LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her home!!! Your photos are great!!!Thank you so much for the tour. So happy you had fun:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

sweetpea said...

hello my friend! wow! thank you so much for all the beautiful pics you took of the house, and more to come? you are the sweetest but i knew you would be. i so enjoyed our day and meeting lynn too. i hope it is the first of many more to come. mr. pea and i feel the same about you two.



" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Some of the best photos ever! So much to LOVE! judy

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh their home is so very beautiful !!!
Thank you for showing us pictures !
I LOVE them and am looking forward to seeing
more ~


shannon i olson said...

I am in love!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Laura,
What a fabulous day it looks like you had! Her home is just beautiful!
Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. I wish you another year of joy and love!
Have a great day.

Andy's Attic said...

Oh, my, it looks like a magazine layout! So well displayed and put together. All the treasures!!! WOW.....I will take the guest room any time. It is so great to know that someone wonderful lives in this wonderful home.

Mel's Cabin said...

My brain is on overload right now!!! So many good bloggers out there and you, Shannon, Freckled Laundry, Funky Junk Interiors & Walnut and Vine are blowing my mind....I'm so inspired by you all....Thank YOU
Take Care,
Mel's Cabin

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

great home,

Rose Garden Romantic said...

So charming and beautiful! I love everything,especially all the lovely vignettes and her amazing studio!!! Thanks for sharing the tour with us!

Anonymous said...

Her home is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!! Happy (belated) anniversary to you and the Mr. :) Xoxoxo

Carole said...

Wow saw this post late last night on my tiny phone and it looked great but so much nicer to see it on a real screen. Shelley sure has great style and so does Susie. Can't wait to see her home too.

LizlovesVintage said...

I want to live there! Ck out my Blog!
xx Liz

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

I do not know where to begin. Everything looks great. I really loved the chalkboard wall and the vintage clock pieces.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Thanks for Sharing such Inspiration, Love it when i see that people use the vintage style in their home..
JUst Beautiful.. Karryann

Nank said...

Love the house but where is Mr. Pea's room?

Simply Bungalow said...

So gorgeous. Everything looks amazing.

Evi said...

thank you for taking us on this tour of this lovely home!
I can imagine that you had a wonderful time.
Love all the little vignettes...shower courtain looks very familiar, haha.
Looking forward to the next pictures.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This has been a real treat Laura, thank you so much for sharing with us!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you for sharing so much wonder and rustic charm with us all.

It looks like you had an eventful visit.
The photos are inspiring to our love of a great Flea Market find.

See you soon.

Unknown said...

Fantastic post and blog, I loved the tour! Blessings Marilou

Anonymous said...

My bags are packed...I'm ready to move right into that gorgeous guest room Ü I love the way your white treasure just pop against that gorgeous wall color. What color/brand is that? I've tried so many paints in high hopes for that rich tone with no luck at all.
Thanks for sharing!!

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