Thursday, March 3, 2011

100th Post, Laurie Anna's & a Giveaway!

Settle in my friends this one is chock full o'good stuff!  First, it's my 100th blog post!  I'm still new to blogging but already it has opened up a whole world of inspiration and friendship.  Sincere thanks to those who have been following me and leaving comments!

One of you is going to be so lucky that my 100th post just happened to coincide with Laurie Anna's 3rd Annual Serendipity Market - because that's where I purchased my fabulous giveaway!  We'll get to the giveway in a bit, first let's take a look at Laurie Anna's amazing shoppe.

Mom and I headed out of town at noon today.  We walked in the shoppe and were greeted by the most gracious hostess - Laurie Anna herself!  And right then it hit me - that is precisely what makes her shoppe so amazing - she views her customers as her special guests. 

She invites us into her 5,000 square foot "home" once a month and makes sure it is a memorable experience.  Her artform for display is like no other that I've seen.  She makes every inch beautiful from floor to ceiling (literally).  You'll see layer upon layer upon layer of gorgeous creativity in every direction.
We spent over 2 hours in the shoppe (and we really aren't lollygaggers).  I paid for my finds and then found two more treasures I hadn't noticed the first 12 passes I had made in that same area.  Truth be told - this is not the first time I've had to hit the registers more than once at Laurie Anna's!

As you walk through the shoppe the ideas just start flowing.  You think of ways to add character to your home that you would have never thought of before.  Laurie Anna provides the tools and the inspiration to make our spaces more appealing.  You should hear the comments that shoppers make as they take it all in!

As you can see, the lighting and architectural details are to-die-for!

Thank you Laurie Anna for allowing me to share these photos - we had a wonderful time in your shoppe!


A wonderful linen table runner, a lavender sachet and a tiny frame with birds all from Laurie Anna's!

Here are the rules for the GIVEAWAY:
1.  You must be/become a Follower of my blog to enter
2.  Leave me a comment on this post 
3.  Please note I can only ship to a United States address
4.  You may enter until midnight CST on Sunday, March 6th
5.  The winner will be chosen randomly and I'll announce on Monday, March 7th

Good Luck!


AntiqueChase said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I hope I can follow suit!!

Great shop... wonderful photos... I could spend hours there!

Nice giveaway!!

~Tonja~ said...

Congrats on your 100th post...that shop is wonderful...would love browsing in there...
Sweet giveaway....
Have a Blessed day

Lori said...

Wow, congrats on 100! I too love Laurie Anna's. You are so correct you have to pass through at least over 10 times to see everything. I was there for her clearance sale last month. Looks like a lot of new stuff. Would adore what you found!

NancyO. said...

Congratulations! I'm a new follower, but an "old" reader of your blog. Love the lights made from wire egg baskets...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Ok Stephanie, I see missed lots by not going to LA's but I just couldn't do it all, so I'm glad you posted pics. I'm already a follower, here's my comment, and now...please pick me! Happy Friday, T

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog & Happy Birthday too! I love those small neutral pillows that are displayed under the baby dresses.

Linda F.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a cute shop! Congratulations on your 100th post. That is awesome. I am new to blogging also but haven't done a hundred posts yet. Really like your blog!!

Rene said...

Wow! So much eye candy! I love those pendant lights. Congratulations on your 100th post Stephanie.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Stephanie,

Your lovely post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your kind and generous words, it means so much. Congrats on your 100th post!


P.S. Don't enter this comment into the giveaway.... I just wanted to say thank you! :))

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

P.S. The photos you took are wonderful, thank you for that thoughtful gesture too!


Congrats on your 100th post! I looking forward to moving to Justin so that I can get your input on decor.! I love reading your blog ! Marissa

Katie Edwards said...

Hi .... I didn't know you were blogging, 100?! That's great! I came about this via Crystal ... I'm a shabby chic kind of gal, Laurie Anna would have to kick me out of her house .... love it! Hope you are well!

Katie Edwards (Holly Vanecek's sister)

Susan Hemann said...

Hello What a wonderful blog! I just discovered your blog a few min ago! I would love to win your blog challenge! I collect vintage linens!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Stepahnie, Congrats on your
100th post!! I only wish I lived close enough to visit Laurie Anna's shop. My hubby ordered me a Christmas gift from her on-line shop. That is as close as I will get for a while. I am now following you and I hope you will join my new linky party starting 3/17.