Sunday, March 28, 2010

KNOCK KNOCK...


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

20 comments:

Andie-Brown Bee Studio said...

Oh my good gracious alive! Now I KNOW I could live there. What a lovely enchantment, beautiful souls of this world, and an intriguing historical spirit as well....Thank you so much for sharing with us Sweet Gypsy Girl! xoxo

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ohhh you funny girl, cracks me up that you just went over there and asked to take pics! I LOVE the house, so many cute things and so much love poured into it. Love the chippy columns and the cute little shop. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure! fun!!

xoxo Heather

Healing Woman said...

Loved the tour! You are so funny in your rushed way-so much like me! Yes. I think a new blog featuring homes like this is a go. That little place makes me want to pack up my van and head south. Just wonderful!
Thankyou.

Sheila said...

OH WOW.. YOu have the nerve i wish i had.. I have wanted to take peeks in so many places but i have never been able to get up the nerve to go ask.. It was a little dream world for sure.. The cherub lights were on top of my list as a fav... It is so nice to have fun through the eyes of others.. Sheila

Elizabeth said...

Lovely, Lovely! When I come to Fla. We need to take alittle excursion!!xx Liz e

LP Vintage said...

love, love, love it all!! The drawer made into the flower box - instant inspiration!!

Thank you for being so brave and for sharing the photos!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

wow.... this is wonderful... a vintage girls dream...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for going back! I was hoping to get to see. I hope Knock Knock! comes into reality. Thank you for the photos! hmmmm when her little shop is finished maybe you could do an article...

This is lgail from Facebook.

Jackie said...

Love it all!!! Everything is so darned charming. There is a house in Brooksville like this. I will have to find it in my pic and share it with you.
Hugs,
Jackie

Aliisa said...

Wonderful place and your blog is wonderful too! I think I`m going to be your reader. :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura,
Thank you for stopping and taking the pictures to make us all drool.

"YOU ROCK OUR GYPSY SOULS"
I would move right in would'nt you?
Did thay let you go inside, if not maybe next time :)

come visit me..Did you get my return email to you about the french Urn art and the paper boxes?
just checking.

I will see you soon!!
"Dore"

sandra said...

So cool, I love all the old textures and weathered wood. Her little cottage is so cute (I am loving mine to no end) Its like a big girls playhouse! Can't wait to see more of KNOCK, KNOCK. :)

ozma of odds said...

...oh my ~ can we fabulousness??!!
You were like dorothy, in another land!! looooooove her studio!!
xo, Rosemary

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Auntie Em oh I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore!!! I will be back & hopefully the knock knock will be click click there is no place like home... inside.

jen said...

Knock, knock...who's there?
Laura with her camera!!
Loved the cherub!!!

Thanks for the tour...

xoxo,
jen

Rebecca said...

Ok Laura that was incredible!
What inspiration! Had to laugh about the family in the car bit... sounds familiar :)
Thanks for stopping by girl!
I sold out on the collages but I am making another batch, if you are interested just give me a call or email!
Wishing you a blessed Easter
Love you Girl!

Bella said...

Hi Laura... I love this! I am a total house gawker!! Always looking snooping peeking, I jusy love seeing all the vision people have, it's endlessly inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
And thanks so much for visiting my blog & your kind words... Happy Easter!
Bella

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Loved this Laura. I can see why you wanted to go visit and take photos. So many wonderful and inspiring ideas. This lady and gentleman are so creative, they must work non-stop on their home. I would definitely like to see more of your "knock knock" features. Thanks for taking me along!
xo~Tracie

Prior said...

omgosh, please I will go on every knock knock tour with you, please say it is not a joke! I live in an old house and have a tiny studio and I blog about cool places... are we twins... I love it all and I am gonna' follow along. Lezlee

lol, the family in the car, my family can relate!

Sassy said...

OH MY STINKIN' STARS!!!!!! How cute is that.......I love it!!!!! I love that you just walked up and asked...I do that too and my fam just gives me the hugest eye ball rolls ever.....and say things under their breath about other kid's mom's don't do this.....I love it and they are so talented...thank you for sharing...I am new to your blog and I ♥ it!!!!!!