Friday, July 30, 2010

~the cat's meow~

hello my bloggy friends!

what a week or 2!!
our family went on an 1800 mile road trip
last week and into this week to attend our
2nd oldest daughter's college graduation...

AND in order to be economical we took
a little car instead of our big SUV......

um....3 kiddos in the back seat of a small car
for 1800 miles.....

......well you might be able to guess how
that went......ha ha....

but we did celebrate her graduation, and
along the way saw some beautiful countryside~
and made more memories :)

I thought I would share with you this
darling little boutique...
no, I wasn't so lucky to visit it along the way ~ because it's located
in Sarasota, Florida...

It's owned by Mark & Susie Holt.

Both their store and home have been
featured in countless magazines
and you'll quickly see why!

everything shabby, chippy, frenchy & lovely!!

love the textured walls...anyone who's been
following me for awhile knows how
I love my textured walls.....

and a sink dropped into a vintage cabinet....
on the to-do list....pronto...

chippy cabinets, chicken wire....
true love....

chandys, mirrors & pillows, oh my!

loving the aqua mattress cover and
the beautiful iron bed!

I would be perfectly happy
moving right into their store!

they also have an online boutique you can visit 

I think this deck might be part of their home...
gorgeous setting...

I would like to thank all of you for your
tremendous support of my new online store!

I've been busy with orders & sewing up a storm!
I'll be adding new products in the next few days so
be sure to check back soon to see what's new!

Have a fabulous weekend girls!




Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Just Breathtaking, Over-The-Top FaBuLouS!*!*! I must put this place on my "Must Visit List"... Soooo Inspiring... Thanks for sharing... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

It's me said...

Ow Shellagh what a beautiful shop..........and how nice all these pictures !!......have a great weekend lots of love....Ria....


I have to plan a road trip and go see that store, its just so beautiful!! Thanks for showing us (; Congrats to your daughter too.

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

I wish that store was near me - I would live in it! I love looking at shabby chic pictures like this! Have a great weekend and glad you survived the road trip (I have 3 kids and know I wouldn't)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I raised 4 boys....and I know how road trips can be with young uns in the back....I got many a grey hair that way!

I have been to the Cat's Meow when they had their smaller store in Venice, Fl. It is a wonderful place.


What a wonderful trip, and that shop, I would end up poor(er!)Kx
Have a happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellagh,
I have this magazine and loved their store as well! I would love to have my home look this beautifully pulled together.
Congrats on your new online store, I love everything.
Have a great weekend.

Privet and Holly said...

BIG congrats to your
daughter....and to
HER parents!!!
This is a gorgeous
little shop. My
grandparents used
to live near Sarasota
but now we have no
relatives, there...
I'll have to peek
at their on-line shop.
Welcome home!
xx Suzanne
PS: I'm landing in
Vancouver next week!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I can't imagine that road trip in a small car. I'm glad all went well at the graduation. These are beautiful images you shared.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations to your daughter. What a great accomplishment! I hope you enkoyed your trip...I know what it is like to travel with kids.

Thanks for the pictures of the shop and the link. I definitily have to check it out. Love all that white!


Victoria said...

For all the times I've been to Sarasota I have never been to this store:( I didn't even hear about it until a few months ago. Next time we go and visit my dad I'll be stopping there for sure!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You must be so proud of your daughter!!! And I'm proud of you for surviving that road trip! ;-)

Yummy images, thanks for sharing them!


sissie said...

Glad you made it back from the road trip!

Congratulations to you and your daughter too.

I would love to visit that shop and just drool all over everything! LOL! There is something lovely to see in every corner. Thanks for showing those great photos.


Julie@beingRUBY said...

How fantastic...
would love to visit this shop..perhaps good I am on a whole different continent... Have a lovely weekend.. xxx Julie

Norma said...

Wow, lots of gorgeous inspiraton here for the mini French apartment! Thanks for posting these gorgeous pics!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Glad you survived the road trip! Congratulations to your daughter!

I love The Cat's Meow and have gotten into a wee bit of trouble from going there. I did a short post about them last July when I first started blogging and featured the porch. Susie is a real sweetheart. Your post reminded me that I have not been there in a while. I think I need to remedy that!

Have a fabulous weekend!

~ Tracy

KarenSue said...

Congrats to your daughter! I love a road trip.
I love this shop, I live in Orlando so I need to take a road trip real soon.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, KarenSue

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm with you, I could move right into that shop as well!

Beatnheart said...

right up my alley, everything in those photos...I’m off to see your Linen Shop!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hey Lady~A lil Road Trip makes for great memories you will never forget! Glad you all survived it all......

It was nice to see you, thanks for making time out of your busy schedule for me.Your so sweet!

Best Wishes to you and your new adventure and your daughter.~Cheers Kim P.S.~Love the Post

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Ahhh, family road trips. I remember feeling like you will die if you have to sit in the car one more minute! But I remember the good times more!!

What a fantastic store you've shown us. I would like to move in too!

My dream road trip would be to get to stop at every little antique store and boutique I ran into along the way and to get to stay in really, really nice hotels! :)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Shellagh....congrats to your daughter on her must be so proud! Glad you make it home safely from your trip!

Looking forward to seeing your new items.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellagh,
Congratulations to your daughter! How proud you must be and what a wonderful celebratoin it must have been!!
Oh yes... the family road trip with kids bickering all the way there... gotta love'm! It makes getting to your destination that much more rewarding, though, doesn't it? You're just so glad to get out of that car, it doesn't matter what happens after that (lol)! ;o) Glad to hear you had a great time. :)
Can't wait to see your new items, Shellagh!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo

Beach House Living said...

Can I move in there?

Sorry dear the heat caused some issues for me...I got way behind on things.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oh yes I have heard of that boutique even from way over here in australia! Looks amazing, lucky you to be able to visit

gretchen said...

what a lovely would be a first stop if i was ever nearby.

glad you survived the road trip. i remember many of those growing up- three of us in the back seat of a small car was no one's idea of a fun time.

the vintage wren said...

Congrats to your daughter on her graduation, and to your family for surviving 1800 miles in a car : ). Looks like a great shop, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what new goodies you've been cooking up. Take Care, Carre

time-worn interiors said...

Susie and Mark have a great house and store!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you shellagh for your wonderful visit.
About the painting just paint, sanding a little aging and a whole lot of sanding :)

I am so grateful for your friendship and a whole lot of beauty at your place to be inspired by.
My Brother made his big move from Hawaii and is getting settled in that beautiful state of yours. I think he is less the 40 minutes from you and I will let you no when I make a visit:)

Just have a great piece waiting that I can paint with you guys :)

Debbie~ said...

Hi Shellagh, I can just imagine your road trip. We have kiddos leaving Florida today, moving back home(with a 3yo.& 5yo),they'll arrive this weekend! Yay! They'll be making their nest in the Kent area. Anyhoo, thanks for sharing the Cat's Meow, truly a dreamy place! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Morning T said...

My oh my it is lovely!!

countrycharisma said...

Shellagh, I just came over from Time Worn Interiors and love your blog. The shop is gorgeous and so inspiring. Love the sink in the sideboard. We are getting ready to redo our masterbath, and want to try that. I've added you to my sidebar. Now got to go so I can read more of your posts. blessings, carrell


Hi. So lovely! You always find the prettiest pics to share. Congrats on your daughter's college graduation.
~ Julie

rustandruffles said...

Hi Shellagh,
That looks like the most amazing store ever!!!! Now I have to laugh about your road trip...we did one a couple years ago with the 3 boys and yes, it was a bit challenging!! Lucky thing is we only seem to remember the good parts!
Happy day!

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