Wednesday, January 26, 2011

~victorian beauty & grainsacks....~

Happy Wednesday friends!

I came upon the most beautiful
Victorian home in San Francisco.......

I am loving so much about it!

like the settee for starters.....
love the upholstery with the 2 types of fabric....

and how cute is that little dress form in the entryway???

it's a lovely thought but I can already see one
in my home covered with 28 sweatshirts,
backpacks, bags, purses with a couple umbrellas
thrown on top!!

nevertheless ~ her's is quite beautiful ;)

cute dining room...adorable chairs....
all of them!

speaking of chairs....
my sweet hubby hung up all my chairs in our (well I
think he's thinking "his new mancave") garage...

he's waiting ever so patiently for me to get to them.....
{if you haven't a clue what I'm talking about
you can read about my chair fetish/extravaganza here}
so when it is time for me to tackle them they will
be waiting all nice like hanging on the wall....

where was I?

so many beautiful decorative
all the frames & mirrors on the wall....

just a peek into her kitchen....

LOVE her son's room....
so many textures....
I really like the way she uses the vintage suitcases
for storage.  perfect.

And of course, I'm loving the grainsack pillows.....
which leads me to something a bit
exciting for the

I have recently received this stack of
antique french grainsacks.....

which will very soon become
pillows & table runners for sale in
the shop!!!

I simply cannot get over how fabulous they are...
I can see now the great affection so many
decorators have for them!

Although I have always loved the look ~ I've just
never owned any for myself!

so these are on the agenda....
pure yumminess coming soon!!

and on another note.....

I was so fortunate to win 2 giveaways recently!!!!

this darling little pink toolkit

she is such a sweetheart & her blog is really
fun!!! Please stop in and say hi!

and I also won (can you believe it??) a Home Goods gift card
and if you haven't been by her site
please stop over & peek!!

crazy huh??

Thank you Cindy & Cierra!!

Well I'm off to my work ~ and the SUN is OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

hold the phone! seriously!

Have a great day!



{photos courtesy of Country Living}


High Street Cottage said...

Beautiful Shellagh! Wow, I think her son's room is genious, does remind me of something Tracey over at French Larkspur would do. So creative! I am going to have to check out your shop, xoxo tami

stefanie said...

what a beautiful home!! and the grain sacks are gorgeous!!! what is this sun you speak of?

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

That home is it. Now how about those grain sacks...did you hit the lottery? LOL
There's nothing like the feel and lovliness of the old grain sacks.

So, I'm starting (slowly) to feel better, and at last I can do a few things around the house. I just get sooooo tired. I'll have my scan next week which will determine if all the cancer is gone. I have no doubt that it is!


Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Shellagh! Love these images, and cannot wait to see what you do with all the yummy grainsacks! You know what they say "make hay while the sun shines" go for it!


Yeah, the sun it out!


It's me said...

Heeeee hello !! how are you ?? nice that pink tool set !! and so PINK !!! i love it...when it is not your color ...i will give my adress sweetie.....hahahahah!! what a lovely beautiful love your post love you warm hugs from me

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello :) That Victorian home is simply gorgeous! Love it :) I've checked out your Etsy shoppe, and your pillowslips are just beautiful! I've been thinking of incorporating some of this look in my home, and am keeping my eye on a couple of them :) Congratulations on your giveaway wins; love that pink tool set.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Alison said...

Loved that issue of Country Living...all whites. I would love to paint my dining room table a creamy white, but just can't imagine it holds up very well. Maybe I'm just a coward?

time worn interiors said...

I think this is the best issue CL has put out in a while! Refreshing to finally see some white! I love grain sacks, I have a large stack of them. Only one problem, I can't bear to cut them up! What is my problem? lol!

Laurie said...

What a beautiful home. I love the contrast of the dark wood with the white walls in the dining room. Her son's room is perfect.

The stack of grain sacks looks like fun! I can't wait to see what you do with them. Don't forget to keep one for yourself :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellagh,
I am IN LOVE with that home!! It is gorgeous!!
I'm going to have to go out and pick up that magazine.
Love all of your grain sacks, just beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Have a great day.

sissie said...

I'd love to get my hands on some beautiful grain sacks like yours. Beautiful.

Love all the pretty rooms too.


AntiqueChase said...

I want to move into that house! LOVE LOVE

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous house. Doesn't it make you want to pack your bags and move right in? Love it! Hugs- Diana

Anonymous said...

Some weeks ago I stumbled upon an etsy seller that made bedding VERY similar to the linens shown in the boys room in the Country Living issue you are featuring. I'm sorry I don't have the seller's name, but maybe someone could do search for it if they were interested.

Though I would share.

Enjoy your blog!


Emom said...

Now, how fun is that?!....smiles

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Such a great post! Love everything!

Heaven's Walk - said... TOTALLY had me at grain sack, girl! I locked up when I got to those photos! lol! You best save me a couple of those red striped pillows!!!! lol!

I know you were searching for some. Where did you end up finding them, you lucky girl?

xoxo laurie

Ann said...

Oh I love those mirrors...
and the vintage suitcases...
what a gorgeous home:)

Zaira said...

Hello Shellagh! happy to see you back! this house is great, where was I too?!?!?!

Ps. did you receive my mail?

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Shellagh...I am in love with that home too! So many wonderful details to gaze at!! Can't wait to see what you do with the grainsacks!!

Beach House Living said...

What a place that first photo is sublime.

~Sheri~ said...

i have that tool box..and i love it! The grainsacks are fun...cant wait to see what u create.

chickie said...

what a gorgeous home.Love it !! Thank you for sharing the pics.I see so many things I like in each room.I am going to go back and look again.It is one of things you dont get tired to easily by.I hope you are having a bright day..Chickie

Passionate for White said...

I, too, LOVE the settee with the two different fabrics... so unique!

Rozmeen said...

Just stunning!!!


Privet and Holly said...

I know you'll
work your magic
with these grain
sacks....what a
*score* !!

xx Suzanne

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh you lucky girl you...just saw one here for $100...not in my budget thats for sure! Love that house have seen it alot lately! x0

Polly said...

You're right Shellagh, it is gorgeous! Every detail, every inch is perfection!

Hope you are well! Have fun creating with all those gorgeous grain sacks!


Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Shellagh,
Beautiful home. It's filled with wonderful ideas. And...what a score on the grain sacks! Can't wait to see them finished!
I was looking in my Etsy store and saw that someone "hearted" my shop. When I clicked to see her profile...I saw you too! You ARE doing great!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh my, the home is fabulous!!!!
YOur grain sacks, dreamy!!!

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Shellagh, Beautiful images. The grain sacks will be gorgeous runners and pillows. Congrats on finding this stack..they are fabulous.

Rosie said...

CrAzY GOOD! Congratulations!
I love these images of this home...I think it's the simplistic beauty...clean, uncluttered and what is there is so very interesting...LOVE it
May your week continue to bring you much J*O* Rosie

Sarah said...

Hi Shellagh!

I'm still in total love with my linen blend chair pad covers you made for us and every one that comes over comments on how beautiful they are.

I left yo a little award on my blog today =)

joanna said...

Loved that article in CL...and I have been dreaming of finding a cheap rundown house with such beautiful bones ever since! Can't wait to see what you do with the grainsacks!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Really enjoying all the lovely photos on your blog, am feeling quite inspired which is good as our downstairs room flooded from all the rain over the weekend so am going to have to redecorate!!

Deng said...

Hello Shellagh! happy to see you back! this house is great, where was I too?!?!?! Ps. did you receive my mail? :)

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