Friday, December 31, 2010


What better way to bring in the new year than with surprise number one...

I am beside myself with joy that Jennifer at THE OLD PAINTED COTTAGE has selected my home as the JANUARY 2011 COTTAGE OF THE MONTH!

Here's a sneak peek at my home...

Please head on over to THE OLD PAINTED COTTAGE to see the full story and a look at my home.

Thanks Jennifer, it was fabulous working with you! All the best to everyone in 2011!




Tarnished and Tattered said...

Am I really the first comment?? YipEE!
First of all, I have read TOPC for about 4 years. It may have been my intro to blogging. Then today, (it's 6am) I rush to see the new one. And to be honest I always look at the pics first, then go back & read. So I'm looking at the photos & saying to self, 'hum, Jennifer really got it right this time.' Next pic...lovin it. Then it starts looking familiar. Then I see the kitchen, 'I know this house'! When I get to the studio I'm screaming 'Shelley'!!! (it was the mannequin wearing the purse necklace that cinched it). Oh Shelley, you guys must be proud, what an amazing place to call home! Wish they would have shown the out building too. Happy New Year to you sweet girl. I'm so glad I met you this year, see you in 2011! Lisa

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Having seen the awesomeness of your home, I know they made the right choice! What a way to ring in the new year! XOX

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations! Your home looks
I am on my way over to see more :)


time worn interiors said...

Oh Shelly! Just went and looked at the pictures! They are wonderful! Never seen that much of your house before! What an honor, and well deserved! You go girl!

Dear Lillie said...

Congratulations! I just checked it out - your home is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I am at a loss for have an incredible home! I keep scrolling through and looking at these amazing pictures. I am thrilled to have found your blog! Your attention to detail is incredible and it should be cottage of the year. :)
Happy New Year!
xo Sarah

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh... your home is just beautiful, so full of personality and a look that is so welcoming! I loved every room! Theresa xoxo

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Your blog is beautiful! Have a wonderful, happy New Year!
Take Care,

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Dear, congrats on being featured on Jennifer's blog. I just love your home. I just purchased a couple weeks ago the large french pillow seen on one of your beds, from Tracey, I love it, mine is huge and I was either going to use it on a bed or the back cushion to my love seat. I love your entire home, the bedroom with the brown is my fav, very inspiring, hugs from California, tami

My Shabby Roses said...

Congratulations Shelley! That is something special. I'm headed over right now to take a look!

Stacey said...

Each month I wait eagerly to see the Cottage of the Month. Yours is absolutely beautiful! I love the muted colors and the peaceful feeling. I'll be back. :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Are you kidding me? Wow! I was so excited to be meeting you in person and am anticipating spending time with you but....oh my goodness, I will get to see this beautiful home too? I can't wait Shelley!
Lots of love...see you soon!
Laura :)

julie miller said...

Congratulations Shelley, you and your home deserve it!! I know I could just move right in! Gonna head on over right now to take another look! Julie

Liz said...

Hello! I am new to your blog and here from Cottage Of The Month. Love your feature. Congratulations. That is just the neatest thing. Your home is beautiful!

Happy New Year!


A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Shelley I am so happy for you! The photos are amazing...felt like I was flipping through a new magazine!

What a great way to start off 2011!!!

CarLe Etc. said...

Congrats! Your home is amazing! I met you this last Fall at Marburger(I remembered how sick you were at the Spring show),anyway your booth is always just as amazing as your home...You are one of the most inspiring decorators that I've seen,very warming and from the heart.
Bless you and a very Happy New Year.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Congratulations on being featured. I haven't seen the post yet...but I know you are thrilled! Happy New Blog Year!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, I just looked at the pictures of your beautiful home @The Old Painted Cottage.I don't know how I could have not known about your blog until know, but I'm so glad to have found you.I'm so pleased to become a follower.Happy New Year!!

Rosemary said...

Just coming over from Jennifer's site. Love your home!!! It's everything I love.
You have a wonderful style!
Happy New Year!

d. reyné said...

Hi Shelley!
Congratulations my friend!
It is so beautiful, well thought out and oh so cozy!
Everything a home should be!
I no how excited you must be and so very deserving!
What a glorious way to start off the new year!

AntiqueChase said...

Visiting you from COTM... your home is beautiful.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Shell, this post passed right by me, don't know how I missed it. Congrats!

Angela said...

It is so evident that this style is YOU, because it continues seamlessly throughout. I don't think I've ever seen a home where every single thing looks perfect exactly where it is...nothing is too cluttered or too sparse...the perfect mix of neutral shades...completely wonderful!!

June said...

I am more excited about this than anything else I could have heard tonight. I have got to get over there quick...but first I have to wish you the best new year of your life sweet friend.
Love to you...

June said...

Shelley that is a beautiful feature of your home!!!! I could move right in. It is everything I love.
What a treat to see it all. I adore your style and I saw so many things I would love to swipe!!!
huggies to you

Faded Charm said...

Congratulations Shelley. I was featured years ago and I have to say my home doesn't really look like that anymore. I like it much better now.

Best wishes for you in 2011.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Shelley! I love the Cottage of the Month! I'm heading over there right now to check out your feature.
Wishing you all the best in 2011, my friend!
Jo :)

Anonymous said...

WOW...What can I say, Shelley! Would you come decorate my home... please! :) Your home is just BEAUTIFUL!! It was great seeing your home in its entirety. I LOVE all of your vintage and antique pieces and how you have so creatively used them in your home! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations Shelley
Your home is just lovely... I am so happy to get the chance to see it. A wonderful start of a new year and here's to seeing more of you in print!
Wishing you a year filled with dreams realizes.

Lady Pamela said...

Your home is AMAZING! I have looked through TCOTM twice and I have not seen enough. I have signed up as a new follower so I can keep up with what you are creating next. Congratulations.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What an exciting way to begin the New Year! The pictures are wonderful, and I see you've been moving things fun.

Hope all is well with your family, and I'd love to see ya soon.

Blessings for 2011,


Bettsi said...

Oh wow! Your home is beautiful! I enjoyed Jennifer's feature very much. I am dying to know where you got those beautiful wings that one of your dress forms is wearing. They must be antique- just gorgeous! Love your master bedroom most of all- so cozy and yes, sexy! I am happy to be your newest follower. Best wishes in 2011.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Shelley, these pics are FABULOUS!!!! Ya see, you didn't need my help at all with 'em.

Just stunning, absolutely stunning!


Rachel Noelle said...

~**~Happy New Year Shelley!! Your house looked soooo gorgeous on the Cottage of the Month!!;) Im so happy for you! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

French Farmhouse 425

Karen said...

Hi Shelley, thank you for your condolences.Two of the many things my friend an I enjoyed together was cooking and home decor.If she were still here we would have ohhhed and awwed together over your home.Life goes on and doing the things that we enjoyed together keeps her close to me. She would be happy to know that I'm doing seeing and being for the both of us.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hello - really enjoyed seeing your home as Cottage of the Month. It is beautiful, with many lovely things!
Best regards,

Lauri Evans said...

How exciting Shelley. Everything looks fabulous. I love it!!! Lauri

Kristen said...

Stunning!! I love every inch of your home. Wow.

I can't believe I forgot Cottage of the Month. Thanks for reminding me.


Carole said...

Shelley First Happy New Year!! and what a way to start off the year with this great post from Old Painted Cottage. YOur home just looks incredible....that lucky Laura gets to come visit! It reminds me so much of our friend Paula's. I'll have to send her your link.....she'll flip!


Pieces of Life said...

I just had a wonderful tour of your GORGEOUS cottage! and I can see why you have been so honored! It really is an absolutely stunning home, every inch!! Congratulations, Margo

Karen Valentine said...
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Deserae said...

Loved seeing the pics of your home at The Old Painted Cottage....your home is stunning!!!! Congratulations...I know you must be over the moon with excitement :o)
~Des said...

I just came over from Cottage of the Month and your home is gorgeous!!!!! You really are so talented. Love the chalkboard painted wall:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Shelley! I just returned from Jennifer's cottage of the month feature of your home and WOW! Everything looks so gorgeous and pretty and cozy and fabulous!!! My favorites are the bedroom, the dining room hutch and your studio, but I really love everything!!

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