Monday, October 29, 2012

A New Friend & Home Halloween Tour

Last week I received a sweet email from one of my readers, Brenda. Brenda introduced herself telling me that she use to shop out at The Old Oak Cottage when it was open. We had never met but it turns out that she lives in my neighborhood. Brenda invited me over for coffee and to chat. I am happy to call Brenda a new friend! Brenda is the type of lady who you could sit for hours and talk about anything and everything and we did just that!:) We have so much in common to include our passion for anything with a french flare. 
Brenda lives in one of the newest sections of our hood and as soon as she told me what floor plan she had I knew she had to have good taste that and she reads my blog so just saying!;) Just joking!:) Anyways, I have drooled over this floor plan for years. 

Just look at all the rock and wood shutters! French Country goodness that can not be beat.

Brenda's home welcomes you with fall greetings on the porch.

I love this wire planter basket and how she has it displayed. It is all just a hint of what is to come when you open the door. 

In her foyer you are greeted with a beautiful hutch that her hubby made her.

Brenda has such an eye for detail and I have already told her she MUST come and help me at our house. That is after I get rid of all of our dust bunnies and try to put away all of my many many projects!;)

When I first saw this wall shelf I was so enamored with it that I did not even realize it was hung in an art niche. I never know what to  do with those. We have one in our living room and I am still tweaking it 3 years later. Anyways, this shelf was a $5 find that Brenda made over!

This is a small area by her wrap around stair case in the foyer. 

She has so many knick knacks. 

A little frenchy table going into her dining room.

Brenda's dining room is just gorgeous. I love all the natural light that comes in as well. She made over her builder grade chandy. I will show you more of it in another post.

Brenda is an artisan and use to design pieces for ESC Trading Company. She made this crow canvas that I just adore! 

Her beautiful hutch she purchased and is planning on repainting. 

I am in love with her two story living room. Do you see what she used in her art niche in here? Reclaimed barn wood! I LOVE it!

Such an eye for detail I tell ya.

I really love this little side table and the basket underneath where she keeps her magazines.

Talk about a dream kitchen! 

Brenda made this pumpkin sign last week. I am hoping she will help me make a sign or two in the near future!;)

I loved visiting with Brenda! She is such a super nice lady. She reminds me some of my mama. I meant to get a picture of her but forget so the next time I visit I will snap a pic so y'all can meet her too and not just her house. I am so glad to have met Brenda and look forward to our new friendship. Sadly though she will probably be moving in January but I will surely enjoy her company till then. We are already talking Christmas decor!

Linking up to the following link parties:
Metamorphosis Monday
Tabletop Tuesday
Cowgirl Up
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday


  1. Her home is amazing! She has so many fab pieces! And I adore ESC trading co. for Halloween decor!

  2. Pam, how hard would we all have to twist her arm to get her to start a blog? she's so talented, I found so many things to pin. She has such great style and so many new ideas. That niche with recycled wood is just incredible!!

  3. Wow, Pamela, her home is fabulous. I love her style. That hutch her husband made is awesome and I love the one in her dining room, too as is. What great vignettes and I love the spooky wall. That basket hung on the wall in the dining room made me gasp. Love it. She should start a blog.

  4. Love her little art niche and that kitchen - WOW!!!

  5. Pamela, you have found a real gem in Brenda! Wow, her talent is amazing...she really does have an eye for detail!! All of her vignettes are just wonderful!

  6. Oh my, I love her house! My favorite is the art with the masks on cute!! I live no where close to you ladies but if you ever need a 3rd wheel I would be glad to be one!

  7. WOW! Brenda's home is GORGEOUS!! I love the shelf she hung in the niche and her fireplace looks stunning!! Love her style, thanks for sharing her beautiful home with us Pamela!

  8. I'm her daughter in-law and am always looking around her house in awe. I never see the same thing twice. She is so easy to talk to. Her company and creations are always extra special when coffee and girl chat are involved! Thanks for highlighting everything I love about my M-I-L.

  9. Amazing, so many ideas for us to glean, give her a hug from all us bloggers who adore her house!

    Jan from the Pink Geranium

  10. Oh. My.

    That was gorgeous! Lucky us to get to see it all :) You two are like peas in a pod, her decor style is so like your's. What a treat!!

  11. Pamela,
    WoW!!! Brenda's home is lovely! Isn't it grand to meet a fellow blogger? Blog Landies are the sweetest!!! Nice to visit you from Marty's Table Top Tuesday!

  12. OMG what a beautifully decorated home! She is talented! I adore her dining area and her halloween decorations! The shoes are such a nice many things I can't mention them all! Now that kitchen is simply amazing! That island is fab fab fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Brenda has a gorgeous hme and thnk you for sharing it with us. I wish she would start a blog too. Love her kitchen! Got a few ideas there:) XO, Pinky

  14. Wow, Her home is beautiful!! Brenda really has a talent for decorating and her vignettes are gorgeous.

  15. Pamela...what a gorgeous home...loved seeing all the wonderful Halloween vignettes...!

  16. Such a luvly home. Thanks so much for sharing. Such a talented decorator..
    Cheers, Gee

  17. Oh my goodness! I love her house and can see why the two of you totally connected...both of you have great taste! ;-)
    So glad you made a new friend and kindred spirit!

  18. Pamella, thanks for taking us on a tour of this delightful home. What a treat! I agree, Brenda needs to begin her own blog. She is one very talented lady.....Sarah

  19. Wow, Pamela, Brenda's home is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour.

  20. What a gorgeous home!! It is beautiful on the inside and outside! If she moves I sure wish I could move in. ;)

  21. Amazing, home, I wanted to pin every picture! Now I have a bad case of house envy...

  22. An absolutely to die for kitchen, I promised §:-)

    TY lots for touring and that makes me drool.

    Happy mid-week.

    Greetings from cold & dark Stockholm,

  23. What a beautiful home! She really has an eye for details. Her Halloween decorations are so much fun...just the style I aspire to!

  24. Such a thoughtful home! Great tour! I am sharing your post on my facebook page tonight, thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up this week!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  25. This home is amazing and all of the decor is unreal. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  26. Pamela, you found a real treasure. She is very talented. I love her home great eye for detail.

  27. Oh don't you just hate it when you find a wonderful new friend only to find that they are moving soon? Sorry to hear that dear lady is moving. We still need to get together sometime and I haven't forgotten that.

  28. Thanks for sharing! I've gotten some great ideas for next year. I could easily go pin-happy with this post! :)

  29. Wow this is a great looking house! She is truly talented. Love every little detail!!


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