Friday, November 12, 2010

Ann's Magical Place

Walking into Ann's Perry's home is like walking into a wonderland.  It's magical at every turn.  She takes something that would be ordinary and turns it into a work of art that your eye could just stare at for hours.  She makes you feel so welcome that you don't ever want to leave.  She just has such a warmth about her that she radiates in her home as well.

Her beautifully decorated fireplace always catches my eye first:

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Then, there's the table in front of the fireplace that's so welcoming:

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You want to ask her if you can stay for dinner, because you know she's a great cook. 

As your eye looks to the left of this same side of the room, you see this beautiful large archetectual piece:

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Then, there's the corner cabinet filled with awesome ironstone:

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I'm sure she's collected this for a while.

If you turn and face the opposite side of her room, there's this view you'll see:

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Again welcoming you to come on in and stay a while:

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Your eye is immediately drawn to this cabinet (well at least mine was):

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Look at all the pretties she has displayed in it.  No shopping bags allowed here.  These were her collections.

Throughout her home, you'll see little vignettes she's created with really old things, shoes, dolls, frames, it doesn't matter it has Ann's touch:

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And if you stare at the tree for a while you are almost transported into another time:

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More beautiful things here:

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She had lots of pretty ferns on stands:

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They were even treated special, just as she treats all her guests that come through.

In her kitchen, these loveliess can be found:

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Again, stare for a while, I did:

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I loved this vignette in her kitchen:

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Now, see this pretty pillow:

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These are Ann's signature pocket pillows.  She does an awesome job of creating these and YES she gifted me with it. Can you believe it.  I know I couldn't.  It brought tears to my eyes that she would give me such a lovely gift.  Look closer. 

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Yes, these cute little handmade shoes were also included.

And this piece of sheet music was too.  She said she had been holding this back for someone special:

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Here's another view:

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See, this gift, I couldn't believe Ann also gave me this.  I had been wanting a white violin ever since I saw one at Uncommon Objects in Linda Parker's space.  I am speechless with Ann's generosity.  Thank you my sweet friend for everything!!

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I didn't realize how many pictures I took of her place so stay tuned tomorrow for Part II.   Even though it's late, I'm linking up with Debra for her Vintage Friday post.  Happy Weekend to you all and I promise to show you what I bought with her in a later post. 


  1. What a charming and whimsical home, I enjoyed all the wonderful collections of her things and the way she displays them! Christie

  2. Thank you for showing us some beautiful pictures of Ann's home and
    shop !!
    Ohhhh I just have to get there next
    time she has a sale !


  3. Ooooh Theresa!!! You made it look pretty and it was looking very sad yesterday! Thank you sooo much for all your posts!!! I am so sorry you missed the Open House too but I totally understand! I'm glad you like your little's just a tiny token of thanks for everything you do for me! I (((love))) my pretty presents! Hope to visit again soon~Love Ya!

  4. Such a magical home, oh how I would love to see this in person, but for now, I will certainly reference back to these photos for my inspiration :) xoxoxo

  5. Theresa,
    OMG, girl you captured it all perfectly. I'm telling you, when I walked in it brought tears to my eyes. I've never been in a more beautiful home, ever. And it suits Ann, she's an angel. Love your gifts. I was jonesin' over that violin myself. Lisa

  6. These are gorgeous photos of Ann's beautiful home! I just can't get enough of seeing her home and shop! So dreamy and inspiring!

  7. Her home is just amazing! Every piece is just filled with inspiration. Thanks for taking us along and sharing this wonderful home!
    hugs and love,

  8. Oh mylanta...could you just see me with running around, having a squirrel attack here...then wait over here! I'd be like a kid told to go stand in a corner in a round room...which way do I go, which way do I go! It is truly beautiful and reveals a soul that must be just as pretty.
    P.S. I'm such a hater now over your wonderful gifts!

  9. So many beautiful creations and vignettes...thanks for sharing it with us!

  10. ~*~Wow such beauty everywhere!! Thanks so much for sharing~*Hugs,Rachel~*~*

  11. Oh Theresa you lucky duck!
    Love the gifts sweet Ann gave you!

    Thank your for always sharing gorgeous pictures of Ann's magical home.

    I cannot seem to get enough of them!

    xoxo~ Carola

  12. It's all so beautiful. Can I move in?

    Second Hand Chicks

  13. Wow, first I would love a friend that gave such lovely gifts! It is the kind of place like some stores that you have to look many times to take it all in!!



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