Thursday, April 21, 2011

Winner

It's Thursday and you know what that means.....tomorrow is Friday...ha ha.  No seriously I have picked a winner for the spring giveaway and it is Sally from J'Adore Decor.  Sally is a Brit and a Navy wife.  They live in Virginia Beach with a "beautiful" toddler :)  She says she is an ordinary gal obsessed with interior design.  I say there is nothing ordinary about that....welcome to the "masses"....!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about my article in BH&G.  Truly I am just a regular person living in America who got lucky.  I am not schooled in design.....but I am passionate about it, maybe to the point of nausea for some of my friends.  Sometimes when I am with them, I wait for all the boring conversation to be over and then I pounce on an opening to talk about design.  It can be something as simple as "I walked into my house.....and I am interrupting with "Oh house...let me tell you about something I did in mine :)"  Blaa...Blaa...Blaa.....on I go.  They tolerate me because sometimes they need me to help them WITH their house....so they are stuck.

Anyway...what I am trying to say is their are SO many talented people out there.  Really.  Stay true to your self...your style and work on any avenue that can lead you to your goal.  Whether it is to be published or make a lot of money.....I am still waiting for that part :)

Since I can not do a post without pictures...here are a few from a flea market I was at yesterday.  Some things I am going back for today...I am obsessing....whoa there's a news flash for ya....

Stackable...and painted....what's not to love?
In a bathroom to hang towels on.
Can NOT go wrong with a sign.
Kitchen...bath....yes.
Come on...you know you can do a whole room around this!
I thought this was going to be my new DR chandelier but I want glass and it was acrylic.
Cute...not old but cheap...that works for me.
Vintage artwork...what's not to love here...
This I might be getting......
More vintage art....
This I am getting and if you get there before me and buy it...I will come after you.
Along with this....serious love.
I loved this one also......

I sincerely hope everyone has a blessed Easter and is able to spend it with family or good friends.....


** Oh yea...the flea market is Kudzu Antiques in Decatur..whoops I conveniently forgot to include that small bit of info :)  You need to go cause there is some good stuff there....like we need more stuff :)

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21 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, where is this? I promise not to buy your favs. I can't go now anyway.

lizziefitz said...

Happy Easter ! Make sure to come enter my first giveaway!!

eclecticrevisited said...

ha..I bet your friends secretly find ways to bring up decorating just to get a little advice here and there :)...I would so exploit a friendship with you if I thought I could get you to talk decor all day!!! (ok, all said tongue in cheek..) you really have an eye for design, though...love all your fab finds..
and congrats to Sally...
maureen

Kelsey said...

Such great finds, thanks for sharing... if I lived any closer we would be racing for some of that artwork :)

Jessie said...

You are so funny, you cracked me up! So many fabulous finds, I love the coat rack and the chest of drawers!

Happy Easter, Sherry!

gina said...

Wish I knew where you found all these great things. I LOVE that painting!! I'd have to fight you for it if I knew where you found it!

A Perfect Gray said...

sherry, my BH&G just arrived and of course, I flipped to your feature right away. It's even better than I imagined. great feature and we are so tickled for you! way to go.....donna

Sally said...

Thanks so much Sherry! I am so grateful to win.

And I loved your BHG article. x

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh my- I would love to shop at that place!! The vintage art pieces are my favorite! Happy Thursday! Caroline

Red Door Home said...

So nice to hear there are others out there like me - in love with everything design! Looks like you found a great resource for lots of fun finds. I think I would have had to go back for the tables. Congrats on your magazine shoot. Your home is beautiful!

Tara Dillard said...

I am degreed in engineering & ornamental horticulture. Neither gave me what I need for my career in Landscape Design. It's from within.

ANY conversation, I turn to a garden conversation.

Never feel 'less than' with your background.

Sir Roy Strong is my favorite living Landscape Designer. Great credentials but no degree in horticulture or architecture.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Sarah Bragg said...

these are great! what flea market is this? I saw your spread in BH&G... congrats! it was beautiful!

Simple Dwellings said...

Great finds- you have a terrific eye!! And I love that you wrote you're obsessed about design and can't wait to talk about it- I'm right there with you! Have fun going back to the market. :)

My Interior Life said...

We design-obsessed can't help but talk about it. That's why it was so fun to meet up with you, Sissy, Angela and Emily - that common bond!

Love your finds! That brass wall sculpture looks just like one in the Downtown Antique Mall in Nashville. I think Bri blogged about it recently. They might be twins!

angela | the painted house said...

I was hoping to go to Kudzu today...but no time left. It was either get my eyebrows and Nicholas House stuff done or browse Kudzu and blow some $. Great finds!!! Don't you love vintage art? Giving those artists their due...

And didn't get to tell you congrats yet on your BH&G feature!!! I'm making a special trip to the store to check out your gorgeous home!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Great finds, I love all of the incredible pieces of art you found. I just found your blog, so happy I did. Have a wonderful Easter!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Happy Easter Sherry…love (as always) your treasure hunting!
Amy

Joyce said...

Happy Easter my friend! xo

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Gorgeous!
Still catching up
from my trip, but
wanted to pop over
and congratulate you
on the BH&G spread,
which I happened upon
last night when I
put my feet up for a
read. Nearly jumped
for JOY, I was so excited
to see YOU!! I just
read your post about
the shoot and am so so
happy and proud for
you. You are such a
talent and now the whole
country knows it : )
Happy Easter!
xx Suzanne

classic • casual • home said...

What a fun place! Are the prices good? Your BGH article got me thinking about my mantel as you have to feel confident that it looks GREAT. So, I worked on mine today ...bought a round convex mirror and reaccessorized and I am so much happier. So thanks for the motivation.

Kat said...

Such a cool flea market! I can't wait to check it out! Another cool one is Old Towne Antiques in Lilburn on the square. It has some really old and interesting finds!