Friday, June 24, 2011

It's A Small World

[Country Sampler]
[All other photos - The Grower's Daughter]

Hello ladies. Happy Friday. I'm going to fairly warn you that this post is going to be a bit lengthy, as I have a bit of a long story to share with you. So, go make yourselves a cup of coffee and settle in... It's a good one.

How many of you out there recognize the photo above? Does it look familiar to you? If not, remember this post? How about now?

So, a little while ago, I shared with you photos of a house I had stumbled upon and stalked photographed. I loved it so much, I had to show it to you. I mean, no one would ever know right? Wrong.

Out of nowhere, a couple of weeks ago, I got an e-mail from the owner. Yes, the owner. She had come across the post and wanted to thank me for the comments. Well, you could imagine my surprise. I mean, I never thought anyone would know the house! It's not like it's in the most obvious location, and the majority of my readers are no where near here, so who in the world, would ever recognize this one little house? She did.

Actually a few people did! I got 2 other e-mails later from readers who knew her because of her booth at a local Antiques Mall. So she was a dealer after all! I knew it!

But, the story gets even more interesting. Remember the post I did on the booth Feathers from the Christie Antique Show (see here)? I mentioned in the post that there where two booths that where my favourite. I did a post on one of them already (Feathers) and the second was still to come.

Well, who should be the super talented owner of the second booth, but none other than the same lady who owns this house!

Here are a few shots from Kim's lovely booth Tattered and Torn. She's a vendor at the show, but she also has a regular place at the Southworks Antiques Mall. If you are anywhere near Cambridge, please check her out. I promise, it's worth the trip! I mean if Sarah Richardson shops her booth, you know it has to be good.

Her booth was filled with the most gorgeous pieces. It's so rare to find a booth that is so full of every thing I love. She had gorgeous old grainsack, and the largest collection of ironstone of all the booths. She had charming rustic pieces, and the most beautifully upholstered chairs. I was so excited. I really did want to talk to her so bad, but the booth was so crowded with viewers and customers that I didn't want to waste her time. So, you can imagine how happy I was so have had the chance to still be introduced to her after all.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what she does with her next house!

Oh, and the story doesn't end there! It gets better...

So remember how I mentioned that I wanted to run up, knock on her door and beg for a tour of the inside? Well, unfortunately, since then, she's moved onto another big project and the house has been sold. But, while browsing through some old inspiration binders the other night, I came across an article called Diamond in the Rough. It was from the November 2010 issue of Country Sampler. Guess who's house was featured? Yep. Hers.

Talk about a small world. Seriously. I have been so excited to share this story! Only you ladies can fully appreciate just how crazy each part is.

So, if you want to see a few photos of the inside, which I know you will want to do, then head over here and view a few extras from the shoot!

Now, I know it was a bit of a lengthy post. But wasn't it worth it?
I hope you all have lovely weekends!


  1. I love this story! I remember reading the post about the house and how much you loved it and how curious you were. I bet it is great to finally know more about it. This is indeed a small world but coincidences like this make it small AND wonderful world.

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena

  2. What a great story ...and what a beautiful home...enjoy your weekend love

  3. A lovely story, and even better 'cause for once I am close enough to check out the great antique places mentioned. Yahoo. I have been really feeling envious of all the great junkin' spots other bloggers post from places far away. Do you have any others you would recommend for day trips anywhere from the GTA to Niagara to Owen Sound? We travel around a fair bit and I would love to check some out.

  4. Dearest ?,

    What a row of coincidences, it makes you kind of wonder how in the world can it be true! But at times it happens that all the missing puzzle pieces are coming together in a fabulous way. Worthwhile to share!

    Enjoy your weekend,


  5. What an amazing story! Love it and love her style!!

  6. How fun! I, too, am close enough to check out her booth; can't wait to make a little road trip of it with a friend. :) Or maybe no friend--I might need all the extra room I can find! :)

  7. Just found your blog and spent a delightful few hours reading all your it all and added you to my blogroll- don't want to miss any.
    thank you for sharing and inspiring. XO Col ~Afrique du Sud

  8. I Love Love the Chair- so beautiful...
    Might have to try that..
    Thank You For the Inspiration

  9. That's pretty wild! I would guess you will end being best friends! Hugs and Tweets!

  10. I was just scrolling through your lovely blog. I love the story of the house and the antique booth...wonderful. And the wedding pictures are beautiful. All very lovely posts.

  11. I love when small world things happen! This is crazy too because I can't tell you how many times I have gone back to look at the details on that house!
    Perhaps you'll get to spend some time there...

    Thanks for the fun story!

  12. That sucks. I always see homes and wish I could get a tour of the inside but I'm too shy.


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