Monday, November 7, 2011

Laurie Anna’s Wonderland!


On Friday Cindy & I took off for Canton to visit Laurie Anna’s. We had heard about this shop but, had never visited. We decided to make it #1 on our list & if we did nothing else… we did Laurie Anna’s. AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT!


Just look at those amazing pillows! And everyone who knows me knows I have a severe case of MANNI LOVE! And this one with the birds nest made my heart go pitter patter but, Not for sale. DARN!


And the photo below makes my heart jump in my throat as I WANT IT ALL!!!!! Those cabinets… YUMMY! And love the Christmas tree upside down! When we walked in we asked if we could take photos for our blogs & to share with each of you. Permission granted so you guys go to visit her blog & tell her you saw it here & LOVED IT!!!! Usually they don’t allow photos but I told her all you guys would LOVE to see it & many of you would put it on your “Wish List of Places to Visit” Canton, Texas every 1st Monday is where you can find them. Or visit her shop/blog HERE.


This table made my pocketbook quake as I had to have those tinsel trees!


All three sizes…


Don’t have a sweet vintage buggy to put them in but, oh how pretty they will be with the little snow man (the one with the boot on the table in the photo above this one) I bought to put next to them. Sweet Denis of Ruby Graces Blog scurried everywhere finding the trees as I bought the last small one they had. THANKS Denis!

Vignettes  collage

One vignette after another…


Oh for the LOVE of the Farm Shelves stocked to the brim with WONDERFUL!!!! I want these shelves in my studio for the kitchen. WHEN OH WHEN?????


And could you lay your head down for sugar plums to dance here?

Blue Bed collage

Or here? I loved the blue color of this room.


The vintage suitcases stacked high on the cupboard.


The tear drop trailer loaded with goodies. Goodies Everywhere!!!!


And let’s talk unusual lights…

Lights  collage

The lights on the left are tiny mason jars that fit on a string of Christmas lights.


Baskets made into lights.


Snowshoes made into lights… Is this group of talented designers BLOWING YOUR MIND? They did mine!


Architectural pieces combined to create beauty at every turn. Let’s wander into the clothing area before I hyperventilate.

Clothes collage


Soooooooooooo much to look at. I bought a top in that beautiful blue linen shown above. And a nightgown of the the most amazing white cotton with lace that I just adore.

Shoe collage

White furry vests, creamy lace tops… Vintage shoes in an adorable vignette/cloche.


Let’s talk TREES in a corset. For a bedroom would this not just ROCK?


Old windows, curtains, soft lights… I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…


I wanted this Santos… to display jewelry on. What do you think?


And this concrete mermaid… BE STILL MY HEART!

Yes, she has the most amazing smelling French milled soaps that wandered into my bag. HOW did that happen?


The hands on the clock say tick tock it’s time for me to leave you. These last photos are of my favorite part of the whole store…


This tree was stunning. And again the architectural pieces singing to my heart. Saving the best for last…


The baby dresses framed & hung above. Magic!

I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we did. We had a wonderful time & we want to thank Laurie Anna & her staff for creating the magic that will stay in our hearts. When you take vintage goodies, wonderful items for sale, creative souls & Christmas… YOU CAN’T HELP BUT MAKE MAGIC!

Hugs! Charlene


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Be still my heart! I'm green with envy, Charlene! Thank you for talking the owner into letting you share photos with us. I passed out twice just looking at all that swoony goodness!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Wow Charlene, so much to look at and take in. It is amazing. My mouth dropped open way too many times! Hahaha...yes I love those little framed dresses. I have a Christening gown I should do this with! Yay! Spectacular!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Charlene isn't LaurieAnna's shop breathtaking! I literally got tears in my eyes the first time I walked in there because it is so gorgeous!! I want to move in there so bad or better yet take it all home with me :)

Debbie said...

I absolutely love, love, love this shop!! I have seen it before on different blogs, I know because there can only be one vintage trailer like that one.
Thanks you so much for sharing your photos!!!


Nan said...

Well that is some magical place to visit to buy and get ideas. Love all your photos Charlene.

Sandy Navarro said...

OMG! That's it! I'm coming next Fall so I see all that in person. HUGE BOO BOO FACE go'in on over here! I want it all too! hehe

FabUlous post, girlfriend!

Tina said...

Oh - what a wonderful shop. So filled with amazing stuff. Wish I could visit too. No wonder you wanted to go there. Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos.

Sandies' Patch said...

OMG! What an amazing post!
Now, I might just have a little Christmas spirit creeping into my life....time to ponder and decorate!

Thank you for sharing this amazing place!

Sandie xx

marga said...

Oh my gosh.....what a beautiful shop, don't know where to look first! Thanks for sharing your pictures, i enjoyd them.

Jennifer Hayslip said...

OH MY HEAVENS!!! What I would give to have shopped there! Everything looks magical & dazzling!! EEEK!! Im so excited to shop Canton! I can honestly tell pictures DON'T do it justice!! XOXO,Jenn

Elaine said...

Thank you for sharing. My sister & I will need to put "Road Trip" on our calendar.

Swanky Salvage Decor said...

Hi Charlene! This place is beautiful! Where is it? I'm in Arlington, so I would be able to check it out.

"Create Beauty" said...

Now that is my kinda shop!!!!


~ Violet

Anonymous said...

I've been following Laurie Annas for a while now. She does have the most wonderful awe inspiring items doesn't she?

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh wowwowwoowow!!! Okay, it isn't fair we don't have a store like that anywhere near here! Man, how did you leave, I would just want to curl up with Maddie on one of those bedroom settings and wait for tea time! Love the corsets and the framed baby dresses. Love the furniture and the lighting too, wowwowwoowow! Thanks for sharing. Maddie did not trick or treat, she helped hand out candy, that was interesting!! Hugs, Riki

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Charlene!

It was so nice to meet you in person. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your visit and I can't thank you enough for the beautiful blog post. You took beautiful photos!

I hope you and Cindy get to visit again soon!

All the best,


Karen Valentine said...

Now THAT is my kind of store!!!! Holey cow! Heaven! I would have left there VERY broke for sure! I'm getting so inspired I want to start decorating for Christmas now!!!!!
Glad you guys had a wonderful time. I can just see you two running around like crazy women!!!!! Have a wonderful day my friend and know that you are loved. :)

Alisa Noble said...

The last two times I've been down there, I haven't been able to find her place! It's killing me!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the tour! I love LaurieAnnas & she is such a sweetie. I remember when Lori went to the Christmas open house last year at LA's & she said she cried because it was so beautiful! So how much did you come home with?
PS Cami & I are working on getting our art group back together!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I always love seeing her shop, so much inspiration you don't know where to start first! Glad you got to go.

blossoms vintage chic said...

OMGosh Charlene, I've never seen anything so incredibly wonderful!
This shop takes my breath away...thanks so much for sharing!
Hope Sandy doesn't mind some company in the fall...LOL!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Hearts Turned said...

Geez Louise, Charlene! Now I wanna go!!! LOVED every single gorgeous-filled photo, my friend--wow!

Hope you're having a fabulous day...I think you probably are!


Diane said...

I am gasping here Charlene! I must go to this beautiful did you make it out of there ALIVE????

Rochelle said...

OMG!! There was so much stuff in there that I wanted!! These photos are inspiring me to put away my fall decor and start decorating for Christmas!
Thanks for sharing your day,

Mary said...

Oh what a wonderful shoppe! Lots of treasures in every nook & corner! I could fill up those farm shelves if I could magically transport them to a wall in my bedroom and the trees in a corset made me smile :)

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Oh My Charlene!!!
What a Wonderful Shop!! Thank You for taking so many Beautiful Photographs so we could could catch a Glimpse too!!
Hope all is Well with you my Friend!
Looks Like You and Cindy had a Marvelous Time!

Carole said...

Totally stunning. I think I need to move to Texas!!!


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