Sunday, March 28, 2010
Well I did it!!! For those of you who follow my blog or read my last post.. Remember that sweet Salvaged house I fell in love with? Well my family & I drove back to Fernandina beach ( 2 1/2 hour drive today) to pick up my moms French floor screen..(That's another post.) Anyway my family thinks I am nuts as we know but there was no stopping me..so I parked the car in front of the house.. Mr Man here on the porch trying to relax on a Sunday afternoon drinking his beer & smoking his cigar I am sure after breaking his back building & working on this house all week & year.. finally sits down to get away from it all & who pulls up... that's right the wild Shabby Salvage Treasure woman...me... who just has to see this house & find out who is behind this Salvage treasure..so I introduce myself tell him how much I love his home & ask if I can take a few pictures.. he was very nice & says yea you are witnessing a murder.. I say ??? he said in the early 1800's a man by the name of Charlie was shot & killed on this porch I say oh no do you have a ghost he said at first they thought they did but no...this home has great energy.so that was my little history for starters.. no problem he was very nice. as I leave skid marks to get going on my quick self tour... I turn to my left this is what I walked through.. now keep in mind may family is in the car waiting wants to go back home.. so I was a little rushed but so happy to be here & share this with you. After posting this I thought because of my passion for Historic homes, Salvage decorating & just finding interesting places.. I will post from time to time a feature called KNOCK KNOCK... Maybe if it works start a new online blog.I hope you enjoy my little journey into Sweet Salvaged Land..Let me know what you think.. xo Laura
Love that gate!!! Love all those urns!!! Smells like fresh rosemary....here I come....
walkway on side of the house.. just love the weathered wood on this house... columns aren't bad either..
oh my word!!! this is not complete but this will be her little shop.. you can see a pond will be on the left. are you falling in love...
O.K. are you melting??? Is this the sweetest little mini salvaged shoppe/cottage.. I can't think of a name for it.. just soo sweet..this will be her shoppe soon. & I though my shoppe was small.. I guess best things do come in small packages. So you ever think of using a drawer as a window flower box? How inspiring!
standing in the paved courtyard looking at back of the house.. boy would I be happy walking barefoot in the morning on this pavement listing to the birdies sing out here with my cup of tea or the evening would be fine with heels & a glass of a mojito too!
how beautiful are these cherub lights that always stay close to & protect their Sweet Salvaged Home.. every inch of this home has details that I just love! Please note: steam coming from car as family waits for me to get back in & drive back home!
Oh dear I think the lovely lady name was Carol.. I hope so she was too sweet with her Southern accent.. I love the real deal people who have no idea how talanted they are & just mosey along in life creating their own little world made of such beauty & charm.. I hope to meet Carol ( I hope that was her name) again & get to know the special lady behind all this creativity. Wished I worked for a magazine I would feature her home. This is what is great about blogs...sharing the magic around us.. and there is so much... when she opened the door my eyes were glued to part of the inside oh if I could only see what is behind those doors...I can tell the inside would make my heart pitter patter again & again...
So thanks you so much Mr man on the porch..Thank You for being so kind & letting me have a quick peek & enjoy your amazing Sweet Salvaged Home that I love so much..Regards to Charlie. Oh I will be back hopefully we can have some tea or maybe you can come visit me! xo Laura
Posted by Laura Venosa Verbena at 6:39 PM