Sunday, March 3, 2013

Calling All Pearl Girls!!!!

Are you a "Pearl Girl"? Do you love all things Magnolia Pearl?

Well, my friend and fellow blogger Anne Lorys from FIONA AND TWIG just announced

a PHENOMENAL GIVEAWAY from none other than Robin Brown (aka Magnolia Pearl) herself!

Not one but two complete outfits will be given away to two lucky people who leave a comment over at 


Here's what you can win....


Outfit number 1 is worth $800 and number two is worth $1100!!!

Are you kidding me?

Get yourself over there and enter right NOW!!!!

Go HERE to put your name in the hat!

And for an added feast for the eyes you can see a tour of the magnificent MAGNOLIA PEARL RANCH in Bandera Texas, former home of Robin Brown and John Gray now available for purchase.

See the ranch through the lens of the uber talented ANNE LORYS, and photos submitted by Robin Brown as well.

Are you still here????

Get over there and enter!!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Still here...

Yep, I'm still here...
Stepped away for a bit but I wanted you to know
I'm still here.
I'll be back soon with a post and the low down on what's new....
See ya real soon...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


So, here I am finally posting about the latest, and maybe greatest, CRAFTERNOON at my friend BECKY'S  lovely home. 

Come join the fun!

Becky's very special GUEST OF HONOR was the lovely author and artist


(pic courtesy of Cassandra VanCuren)

ANNA CORBA is so friendly and down to earth! 

So let's join the party shall we?

As you can see, BECKY leaves no detail undone. She is a master at hosting a party!

Each lucky attendee leaves with a special place~setting crafted by BECKY, a swag~bag of goodies unmatched on the planet and of course the craft created. BECKY also gifted all of us with this...


Here's some serious crafting going on...

Anna, Becky and Iva.

Here's BECKY'S fab new chandelier from CURIOUS SOFA...

Love it!

Of course there's serious nosh and libation and lots of laughter!

Becky and Cassandra

Here's the whole gang!

photo courtesy of Cassandra VanCuren

Left to right starting at top

Iva from Iva's Creations, Vicki from Rusty Rooster Vintage, Becky (no blog), Me, Cassandra from Artful Adventures Photography, Jessica from Stellar Junk, Carol (no blog), and Anna from Found Cat Studios.

As always, thanks bunches and bunches for including me BECKY!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

White Dove Love

Finally here to give a sneak peek at the guest room redo!

White Dove by Benjamin Moore is now on the walls and I'm sticking to an all~white palette except for pops of black and cream.

I'm showing one side of the room for now as I am waiting to complete the bedside table area and the corner opposite the bed.

It's so serene and simple...I'm keeping the walls very spare of things...

I am in love with my new pick~stitch quilt and shams from Pottery Barn!

I'll show you before and after when I do the complete reveal, but for now here's the new guest room preview...

Back soon with the reveal and a new post about the latest Crafternoon soire!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Maybe you've been wondering where in the heck is SWEET PEA HOME (and maybe you haven't)...

Well, I took a self~imposed vacation from blogging over the last month.

I had a lot on my plate and just decided to step back and take a break.

So now I'm back and just wanted to let you in on some of what I've been up to.

As my last post explained I've been very busy with MAGNOLIA PEARL at ADJECTIVES MARKET, and we took a little trip to West Virginia for Mr. Sweet Pea's family reunion. Of course it was a combo buying trip for the biz as well!

And remember a while back when I redid my dining room and I wanted to basically gut every room and start fresh?

Well, I've begun phase two of that project!

Yep, I have given two rooms in my house a brand new purpose and I am editing and giving them both a lighter, fresher look...

The house is a disaster zone right now but I'll have pics of the redo real soon...

Here's a teaser...The guest room has moved and the old guest room has a new lease on life...

Until then, happy Summer!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Heyyyyy ladies!!!!

Yes, it's true! MAGNOLIA PEARL  has come to Central Florida!

ADJECTIVES MARKET will be opening a destination space devoted entirely to

MAGNOLIA PEARL clothing very soon.

Jeremy Thompson (co~owner and capitalist), Karsen Cornett (store manager and coordinator of chaos) and myself are working together to twirl a very special space on the second floor into a destination for the works of art that are MAGNOLIA PEARL clothing.

I have been wearing MAGNOLIA PEARL for 5 years now and can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of this fabulous new offering to the Orlando area. ROBIN "PEARL" BROWN, the creative force behind these works of art and her husband JOHN GRAY are dear friends of mine and Mr. SWEET PEA. I hope to do them proud.

Our relationship began at MARBURGER FARM, the fantastic twice~yearly show we do in Round Top, TX, where I became a devotee' of ROBIN'S designs. Over the years, we have developed a friendship that I treasure.

Part of my involvement includes hand~selection of the pieces that ADJECTIVES MARKET will offer as well as working with you in the space at the shop to help you find just the right look to add to your wardrobe. Since the new pieces typically debut at the show, I will be cherry picking all the fresh and gorgeous Beautiful Wear just for you.

Stay tuned for more on when the space at ADJECTIVES MARKET will be opening. 

The beautiful ROBIN "PEARL"  BROWN.

1215 E. SR 436



Sunday, June 3, 2012


Crazy as it may sound, we are finally retiring our couch...

Why crazy?

Well, we've had this couch for about twenty one years...

Yep, we've had the same couch for that long. Multiple slip~covers over the years of course...

I've been holding out for my dream couch...

A Pottery Barn slip~covered couch in white twill.

Meet my new couch.

Of course, it inspired a zhush of the room... The chairs now cozy up to the fireplace...

I like the angle of the couch I think. It makes the room less of a bowling alley if you will.

Now I've got my eye on those chairs...

Friday, May 25, 2012


So here I am, finally posting! Guess you've noticed that I am posting less these days...

You can blame Facebook for that...

I confess, I spend my time and energy promoting my biz page there...


I have never been busier. Since we got back from Texas it's been non~stop, seriously...

So what has changed?

Well, I found that I bit off more than I could chew considering two booths at Adjectives.

So, I have smooshed everything into one and added two killer antique doors as a divider between my booth and the one I gave up.

I've got another huge project in the works and hope to be able to let you in on it very soon...

Until then, stay creative....

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Remember the fabulous veggie bin I snagged at Renninger's a while back?

Well, I ended up keeping it (surprise!) cause it was so darn awesome.

It landed here, in my dining room as part of a little vignette with a column and a chair I redid in old grain sacks.

You like?

I thought you would...

Thursday, May 3, 2012


So as many of you know SWEET PEA HOME has given up our space in Mt. Dora

and taken a new one at ADJECTIVES MARKETPLACE in Altamonte Springs FL.

Closer to home base.

We've got a new look at ADJECTIVES.

Dusty chalkboard walls and a fabulous industrial vibe.

Come see what ADJECTIVES MARKET is all about!

1215 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs FL

Open 7 days 
11am til 7pm

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