Thursday, January 13, 2011

More From Sweet Pea Home

It's all in the details!
...and Shelley's attention to every beautiful detail is amazing!

Shelley and I share a similar aesthetic...
If you have been stopping by 52 Flea for a while...
then you know that I have some of the very same antiques and collectibles that Shelley has on display in her home.

 But the way she puts things together is something to behold and I have gained so much inspiration from my visit to Sweet Pea Home!

And, look at this gorgeous brown transferware platter...
to die for!

I will just let you look at the photos...

These two built ins house many of Shelley's treasures and books. 
There is a work station between them that is no longer needed and Mr. Sweet Pea is going to replace it with a built in window seat.
I can only imagine how Shelley will cover the cushion and how amazing that will look when finished!

Love this little collection of old mirrors!

This stunning stone fireplace is the feature that sold them the house!
Did you notice the tobacco drying rack
 attached to the front of the mantle? 
 I bet there were a few choice stockings hanging there at Christmas!

I took this picture to show Mr. Flea that Mr. Sweet Pea
 is not being deprived of viewing a great TV.

Awesome, right?

The lovely centerpiece on her coffee table.

Simply beautiful!

Do you want to see more?
Because...the outside and her little shed out back are adorable!

I will try to schedule a post for tomorrow night to share those photos
 but I am not promising as I will be gone all day.  
Can you guess where I'm going?

It will be my first visit there and sister Lynn and even Mr. Flea
 are coming along for the adventure!

I might even run into Shelley who will be there shopping!


Leo said...

I found Shelley's blog thru you and am now a new follower. She has amazing attention to details. Hope you post on the Renningers. I have been thinking about making the drive up from Miami for this - and was wondering if it is worth it.

sweetpea said...

wow laura, you done me proud! your pics are so wonderful and i so appreciate you devoting multiple posts to my little casa and your visit. gosh i hope i run into you tomorrow and i hope you find some great stuff!



Jamie said...


Unknown said...

Don't be surprised if some stranger is chasing you down to say hello! I'm going tomorrow. I was at Shelley's home show Saturday and she told me you were coming for lunch.
Stay warm tomorrow!

Jem said...

I love the way Shelly groups things together and I love your images Laura - such beautifully captured pictures as always! :-)

Suz said...

Amazing, Laura. I adore the element in the scale and the lampshade with ribbons is sooooo beautiful. I have seen lampshades withnribbons before but this one is done so perfectly! Or so beautifully imperfectly! The transfer ware...oh, my! This is my idea of grown up Disneyland!
Keeping your mother and your family in my prayers.

High Street Cottage said...

Beautiful photos Laura. Just love the brown transferware. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Just love Shelly's home. xoxo tami

erin's art and gardens said...

oh my goodness! i have just viewed the last three posts....first off HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and i wish you many more happy years together! now...shelly's,love,LOVE! wowza. every little detail is so lovingly thought out. i have several of the same antiques too and my fireplace has the same stones. i first saw her place at cottage of the month and fell in love with her style. thanks so much for showing us around...can't wait to see more.
happy weekend to you,

erin's art and gardens said...

i just had to come back and tell you that i spied your adorable picture at shelly's blog and you look exactly how i imagined! cutey patooty.

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

What lovely items! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the room with the white furniture.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Truely a Sweet Home. Her attention to detail is just lovely. The lampshade is my favorite. Your photos are just wonderful, thank you for sharing Sweet Pea Home with us.

Bleudelavande said...

Waw Laura, lucky girl! Your friend is so talented to group the objects toghether!!! I love all details!!!!
I wish you a happy new year.
Big big hugs.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

more more .. i want more!!!

awesome is right.. and pleeeeeasse may I have that brown transferware and the white clock and the little mirror collection.. which by the way is fabulous and have not seen it done like that before... and the scales..

well.. everything.. and your photos are beautiful also Laura...

Have a great weekend.. and have fun on your excursion!! xxxx Julie

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Can't wait to hear your impressions of Mt. Dora. My hint: stay on the perimeter, and the vendors towards the back!

pamq said...

Well, I want that transferware platter.

And the little square butter pats.

And the big cones of string.

And the alarm clocks.


I guess I want it all!

Dorthe said...

Laura,you makes so beautifull photoes from all around ,your friends homes,- and they are all so wonderfull places- thankyou for taking us on tours full of lovely ideas, and gorgeus homes.

trash talk said...

Her home is just amazing and you ought to get a load of her booth at Marburger...seriously...come to Texas!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Isn't that Shelley SO talented! It's all completely fabulous, Laura. I can't believe you will be going to Renninger's. Hubby and I will be in Fort Lauderdale for a few days in February (need some sunshine), but I magpquested and Mt. Dora is just too far away to go to :( , so I'll just have to live through you and your photos... p.s. so excited for you!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I shared about your Sweet Pea Home posts on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious photos. I am so inspired...

Anonymous said...

You both have An Eye. Great style! Thank you again for sharing, Laura.

cheryl kuhn said...

I packed my bags and am ready to move in this amazing house.....LOL......thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos and for helping spur my imagination to create more vignettes in my own home! said...

OMG Between your wonderful photos and her gorgeous home I can just look at these pictures over and over again:) Can't wait to see more. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh so very gorgeous!
It kind of brings tears
to my eyes :)


The French Bear said...

Laura, her home is like an extension of yours!!!! Oh my, how I love the details, and man there are details!!!!! Love, love it all, you have captured the whole feel and wonder of it all.......thanks for sharing!
Have fun and remember we want pictures!!!

debi lynn mattingly said...

Hey girlfriend!
Looks like you are having a great trip! I have not heard of SweetPea, but looks like you had a wonderful time! Have a safe trip home and will talk to you again soon....xo...eb

manon 21 said...

De belles choses.
De beaux souvenirs.
De bons moments.
Merci ce partage.

Bon weekend


Susan Freeman said...

Thanks for a wonderful tour!

Susan and Bentley

Simply Bungalow said...

Laura - Your photos are amazing. So much inspiration. I just had to share your blog with our customers. They are always asking where I find inspiration and your blogs is one of my favorites. It's simply lovely!

Olive said...

You got me tickled with Mr. Flea and Mr. Sweet Pea! Love the bee hives every where.

francis said...

Here I am ... all the way over ........
In Holland . Much much rain overhere . Not a moment without rain for a few days now....
So much joy to visit your beautiful and inspiring blog . Wonderful to visit you !
Hope your trip is amazing !

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I'm enjoying these photos so much! I love everything! So much inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us!

Kristen said...

Such great pictures! I love that kinda stuff!
And oh my gosh, you are going to LOVE Renningers! That's where I have found all my antique pins, rings.. art. ----You'll just love it. If you don't find one thing there, your crazy! Have fun! I'm going for their next Antique Fair which will be in Feb!

Beatnheart said...

Thanks for the great post. More real inspiration...

north pal said...

what an awesome last couple days of photos. it's almost as good as being there. Bestest,Denise

Magdalena said...

Beautiful place and lovely details dear Laura!!

Have a nice weekend!

lots of love

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Lovely indeed! I'm a transferware junkie so I would love it anyway, but she's got a beautiful talent for arranging! So pretty!

Elyse said...

really lovely!!!

i'm hosting a cabbages & roses giveaway ... come on over!


Rebecca said...

Just amazing!
I love it all and you are so right, her eye for detail is wonderful.
Thanks so much for sharing

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You captured such beauty in your photos. Thanks for sharing her gorgeous place through a different eye! Have a great weekend, T

kristinco said...

Voilà des compositions charmantes et tout à fait à mon goût !

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

Hi Laura ... I am so enjoying your posts with Shelly and her home ... Everything is just amazing and as sweet as Shelly is herself! I had the pleasure of meeting her in Texas this past fall and she is a true sweetheart! ... can't wait to see what you guys unearth at renninger's .... good luck!!


Anonymous said...

many many thanks for the photos!!!

Carole said...

Shelley is great at editing just like you said and that's what I have to get better at. I decorate at home like I'm at the shop sometimes. You know if one it good then 20 must be better!!! haha
great photos Laura!

Heaven's Walk said...

Where would we all be without the inspiration and creativity from our blog friends???? Shelley's home is so very pretty, and she certainly does have a knack for creating wonderful vignettes. :) Love seeing those skeleton lamps (is that what they're called?). So neat! Have a great time tomorrow, girl! Wish I was there with you!

xoxo laurie

Vicki Boster said...

Laura - what an exquisite home - I bet you took about a thousand pictures! Such a beautiful place - I am still in awe! Thank you for sharing all these fabulous photos!