Saturday, August 28, 2010

VINTAGE FARMHOUSE CHIC TO THE MAX!

Mom and I made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Canton for the Fall Preview Show at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home which was also the opening of her new 6,000 or so square foot shop next door to her previous shop. Can you say amazing! Could anything be more fantastic than her other shop? I didn't think so but when you magnify all that vintage home goodness by a zillion times, the answer has to be "YES!!!"!
























There was so much decorating love everywhere you looked that it was almost hard to take it all in! We came away with some real treasures and tons of decorating ideas! In fact, in talking to each other the next day, we found out that neither one of us got much sleep that night because we kept thinking of all the great stuff we saw-----lots of unique vintage-looking lighting and gorgeous chandeliers, galvanized metal, tissue-papered walls done by hand, white pumpkins with curly vines, mini gourds strung together, alphabet hooks, paper flowers, beautiful jewelry, handmade wreaths, little turkeys, burlap ribbon, burlap pillows, large santos statues, black & white cafe signs with the coolest sayings---I could go on and on----just click here to check out all the shop photos on her blog! I think my very favorite thing was the white china display on the wall. I love pretty dishes. I've bought the square white plates from her in the past (and have gotten so much enjoyment from them), and on this trip I bought one of the little white china dishes that was made up of 3 flower "bowls" attached together all in a row, that was hanging up in that display. It's too cute! I'll have to do a post later and show you the goodies that came home with us.

Here's the extremely talented Tina of the fabulous Cherry Hill Cottage.
Be sure to check out her beautiful photos of LauriaAnnas Fall Preview!























She is always so sweet and helpful. I'm a HUGE fan of her blog!

We got to meet jewelry designer,Michele Busch of Plano, whom we had just read about in the Dallas Morning News, and see her beautiful handmade jewelry in person. Click here to see her photos of her trunk show at LaurieAnnas. She was so sweet.






And to top off our visit, it's such a pleasure to see Zeek, LaurieAnna's sweet shoppe dog! He is such a darling! And thankfully he is feeling much better (for those of you who keep up with him through LaurieAnna's blog).

We had lunch and then came back again to make sure we didn't miss anything. It was so much fun and we left with our brains totally swirling with decorating ideas!

LaurieAnna's shop and (her booth in the Arbors on the TradeDay grounds) are open Thurs. through Sun. during First Monday TradeDays. The next TradeDays start Sept. 2nd.

4 comments:

Wanda said...

Awesome! Look at the funnel under the cloche. I would never in my life thought of doing that, but... wow. Just wow! I'm hopping over right now to see her pics.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Thanks Patti for this delightful post! Your encouraging and thoughtful words mean so much! We can't wait to see you again!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, I read that same article about Michele!
Where did you take that banner photo of the beautiful snapdragons? I know that's not your house in the background!

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi, Nola: Thanks for the sweet comment on the snapdragons. I took that photo last year after Don & I dropped his Mom off at the airport, & then on the way home, we drove around the SMU area looking at all those gorgeous homes in that area (see post under category: drive-bys). They had some of the prettiest landscaping ever! I've never had that much luck with growing snapdragons, although Big D planted just a few this summer in our flower bed that did really well. Now, I'm dreaming of cooler weather and fall flowers like mums! Can't wait! :) Patti

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