Who inspires you these days. With magazines closing up shop and those that are on the newsstand, there are few far and between that catch my eye with inspiring things. That's why I love blogs and going to shops and even seasonal Open Houses because I normally will find something that's inspirational. I guess it's because I'm such a visual person that it takes a lot to wow me these days. When I left Ann's Open House yesterday, I can tell you I was inspired by all that she does. There may not be many that know that she recently battled cancer and to see how beautiful she'd decorated her home and shop, well I was inspired by her. I was so pumped (as I always am when I leave her place) to come back and redo my house. However, the time factor is not on my side right now. I'm trying to get ready for the Winnie & Tulula's Christmas Window (no pressure here, right, you betcha) and trying to get ready for my family's Thanksgiving next week, so it's a busy busy time at my place. But then again, it's always a busy time.
Let's go inside Ann's Home so that you can see for yourself just what wonderful vignette's she creates. She's super talented and her Mom says she has a knack for putting something together quicker than anyone she knows and I believe it. Just take a look:
As you walk in her home, her dining room is to the left. I loved her table settings, so festive.
Here's a sitting area, with such cute things.
Another close up of the table setting.
Don't you love this dreamy setting, white mirrors, lights, trees all on her mantle.
Old mirrors are always a favorite of mine, can't seem to get enough.
To the right is her living room. I just loved the old doors as a back drop to her couch area.
Sandra's beautiful creations, pillows and more pillows.
I've always admired this big architectural piece.
Arch windows are so hard to find. I'm sure she's not going to part with this one for a while.
More white mirrors, pillows, and white column make the setting.
She's ready for Christmas, so pretty.
This is her front porch area.
Here she is with her beautiful Mom. You can see hints of her kitchen area.
Check back soon for the rest of her home. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.