Thursday, May 26, 2011

The MOST gorgeous shabby, romantic, vintage home I have ever been to...

Quick background here...A couple of months ago another blogger came across my blog and told me she was from Connecticut too. We began chatting and realized we lived only 20 minutes from each other. We also figured out that she is a frequent shopper at the flea market I vend at and had purchased items from me in the past. A few weeks later, she knew I'd be vending and we met in person for the first time. We became instant friends and hit it off immediately. And not just because she has become my best customer...hee hee...She has met my whole family, and I have been lucky enough to meet her husband, daughter, and her 3 adorable grandchildren.

Anyway I love to read her blog. Capers of the Vintage Vixens. From what I have seen her buy at the flea and seen on her blog, I was blunt enough to invite myself to her house so I could see it in person.

We planned that I would go over yesterday. I got out of the car and the first words out of my mouth were "Oh my God". I couldn't stop saying it. I was beyond words. This place was sincerely magical.

Her house is an old barn dating back to the 1700's. The gardens are gorgeous as you can see.

Then we walked in and I felt like I had just walked into a museum. Everything was amazing and had the perfect spot. I couldn't stop commenting and staring at every detail. I know now I must have missed 1,000 things. One of the first rooms I saw was the solarium. There was even an indoor pond.

Here is a picture of  the library. How fabulous is this table with the numbered chairs. Everything is finished to perfection. I loved the tulle wrapped around each one.

Then there was this cozy sitting area. I swear I wanted to lay down with a magazine.

Notice the mocha colored tulle around the base of this vintage couch.

We sat in her kitchen and had yummy blueberry pie. While eating, I was trying to take the entire room in. Little pieces of me that she purchased from the flea were perfectly placed around the house. Debra had just bought this "Flowers For Sale" sign from me and I loved where she put it.

As I was leaving, I snapped some other miscellaneous photos.....

Be sure to go visit Debra at her blog, you will love her and every post she does.


  1. absolutely beautiful! So cool that you guys are so close to one another! It is a small world... even in blogger world!

  2. Oh my goodness, I'm in love--what a magical house! I'm going to spend some time studying those pictures. I can see why she loves your work--it fits in perfectly.

  3. the dining area is my fave. that house is SO you!!!!

    I have to see that house!! I'm on the next plane!!!!!

  5. WOW!!!! That place is amazing! SO cool!

  6. Holy Cow. The dress forms!!
    Thank god you had your camera.
    wow. one of kind.
    xo Jeanne.
    bees knees bungalow

  7. Those are great photos of an awesome house. I love following both of your blogs. I know we will meet up someday too.

  8. i love the library and those bookshelves! So awesome that you were able to get a tour :-) And blueberry pie, yum!

  9. I'm sure you got lots of ideas of future art projects from her home. It's so exciting for you as a artist to see other people's creativity in person.

    -Zane of ontario honey