Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's a small world after all...

It started out with this photo which I included in a post not long ago, via Country Living. 
Shortly after, I received the nicest email from a lady named Annamarie saying, "I think that book is mine."  To be honest, at first I was thinking who is this person claiming a magazine photo?  But then, the story started unfolding and to my delight, I met the sweetest friend. All from one little picture. 
Turns out, these belong to Annamarie too.
And this...
Wow.  Her home was featured in Country Living, one of my favorite magazines.    
 
It gets better.  She so graciously sent me her own photos of her home.  I was like a kid in a candy store!
Welcome to Annamarie's cottage and gardens.

Annamarie has sent me so many gorgeous photos, too many to post at once. So I'm inviting you back next weekend for an inside tour.
Not only does she collect all this pretty stuff, she sells it too! (Ebay seller name- bocarose)
Boca Rose has been B-listed. Unfortunately, Annamarie doesn't have a blog but I think she should, don't you?

Posting to-
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home 
Inspiration Journey at Modern Country Style
Outdoor Wednesday at Southern Daydreamer
Wow us Wednesday at Southern Savvy
Whassup Wednesday at Elements Interiors



Just wait until you see the inside!
Happy Spring in this little land we call blogging!

92 comments:

Sue @ House Pretty said...

I love her yard, and all I have to say about her back veranda, is I think I've landed in Paradise! Absolutely gorgeous. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Would I love to sit with a tall glass of iced tea and read a good book on her veranda! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Her yard is gorgeous! Her porch is decorated a whole lot like my loft area in my new house!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing! I often marvel at the amazing people we meet through blogging! I know you were thrilled...I am thrilled that you have the photos to post! WOW! How great for all of us! I hope she'll consider a blog! I'm off to look at her shop! Hugs, my friend! You are the best! ♥

Wendy said...

I LOVE everything about this house, and gardens. Can't wait to see the inside. It's gorgeous

Joani said...

So lovely. Would luv to spend a few days there with no worries, etc. etc. Have a great day.

Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
Your first photo is so gorgeous~ and the next ones too.
Oh how sweet of her to send you photos!!! It is an eye candy store for sure. She has such great style, I love her yard, gardens and porch, I can only imagine how lovely her interior is...can't wait for next weekend now!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Along A Widowed Road said...

What a dessert treat for my eyes. So sweet, homey. Love it all.

Tammy you out did yourself with this post.

Donnie said...

What a beautiful home and gesture. She sounds so sweet.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Tammy,
Love her beautiful yard and that screen porch is soooo me...thanks for taking me on the tour.

Blessings,
Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

These are gorgeous pictures!! What a treat! I love the screened in porch and the darling picket fence! Annmarie is definitely after my own heart. Can't wait to see what you have for next week! :-)

XO,
Jane

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous home, and those gardens are stunning! I could live on that porch! I wish Annamarie could come to my house and decorate and garden for me! How nice that not only did she contact you, but shared so many wonderful photos, too! And yes, she most definitely start a blog:)

Marianne said...

AnneMarie has a beautiful home and that screened in porch is so inviting. And such a lovely garden...loving those hydrangeas.

Piorra Maison said...

wow can't wait to see the inside. I would love a beautiful screened in porch.

Karen said...

That is a beautiful garden and porch...can't wait to see the rest.

Ms.Lovender said...

What a lovely house. Love those roses.

Wendy said...

What a great story and she has a beautiful home and garden. Excited to see the inside!

southernhomesweethome said...

Her home and gardens are gorgeous. I am your newest follower. Bevelry

My Cozy Casita said...

Oh my God her house so beautiful. Can't wait to see the inside.
XOX
Isora

Amanda said...

What a great story and beautiful photos! I will be anxiously awaiting the interior tour! Thank you for sharing!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

A Vintage Vine said...

She has a beautiful house! It really is a small world!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

That is one beautiful outdoor room! I love all the frilly pinks and lace. Must be wonderful having such a nice retreat. I'll look forward to seeing the rest of her home.

mississippi artist said...

What a beautiful home and garden. I am ooking forward to more, and yes she does need a blog!

Amy said...

Wow! Her house and gardens are amazing!

laxsupermom said...

Thanks for sharing her lovely home and gardens with us!

Sarah Howe said...

Love it!!! I just descovered your blog, and could be happier. BEAUTIFUL, thank you!

Pamela said...

This is exciting Tammy!! I love house tours and her home is beautiful.
How in the world did see find you? Amazing!
Great story!
Can't wait for the next post!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Tammy, you have such a gentle way about you that you attract friends so easily. How wonderful of her to share these photos and even better that you posted them for us.

I would love to sit on that porch and share a mint tea with everyone! Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing more of her delightful cottage next weekend!

Bises,
Genie

Melissa Lester said...

What a beautiful, pink home! I absolutely love the pink floral wallpaper. I hope you can share sources for that and her other pretties. I would love to incorporate that wallpaper in my home.

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness, her porch! Absolutely love it! All the pictures are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing her lovely home with us. Can't wait to go inside!

xoxo,
Ellen

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Yes, she should definitely have a blog. Gorgeous home! Can't wait to see the inside!

Have a great weekend, Tammy! :)

saltbox treasures said...

Oh, what a wonderful story. Her home is just gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see the inside tour.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
~ Julie

LadyV said...

Such a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. I'll be back to enjoy more.

Fun With This and That said...

lucky us we too get to see. I wll be back. Laura

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful home. Will definately look forward to more! I enjoyed discovering your blog.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh my..I love the hydrangea, the little heart shaped rug, the china, the fabrics...everything! I found you at Pink Saturday, and I am following so that I am sure to see the pictures next weekend! Isn't blogland wonderful? So many new friends! Linda

Lynn said...

Love her veranda and the statue bird bath is utterly charming. I will be excited to see the inside. How sweet of her to send all these lovely photos to let you share.

AshTreeCottage said...

Everything is so lovely that I am going through this post once again, okay maybe two or three times again! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Marydon said...

Elegant paradise ... take me away!
Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

CSN GIVEAWAY ENDS 3/17

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wow! What an incredible story. I love it!

Her home looks absolutely incredible from the outside. Really gorgeous.

Sarahx

NanE said...

Oh what a gorgeous home and garden. I loved looking at the pictures so thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend, Nan

Shirley said...

Oh how lucky I would be if she were only MY neighbor..her style is beautiful. And that book is stunning..
Shirley

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I think she should definitely beyond a question of a doubt have a blog and I would sign up as a follower after her first post! Now how can we encourage her to create a blog of her own?????
Be still my heart!! What a beautiful garden and I love her red mulch as it covers my tiny back yard too. But the porch is the porch of my dreams!! It is absolutely fabulous!!

Thanks so much for sharing and please let Anne Marie know that she SHOULD have a blog!!!!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. And to think a friendship that started all with a little picture of a special and beautiful book. I love it.

How sweet of Annamarie to open her beautiful cottage and share with us. I love her cottage gardens how beautiful, and that sun porch is SO totally exquisite.

Yes she should have a blog. You have a mission sweetie. Get busy.

I so enjoyed my visit today. What a gorgeous share. I hope you have a beautiful St. Pattys Day and a gorgeous Pink Saturday.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Rhonda Jones said...

Oh my....I am in love with all the pictures you posted from Annamarie! I love the story of how you met her!! Thanks for sharing!
I am participating in my first Pink Saturday!
Looking forward to getting to know you!
Rhonda :-)

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of a gorgeous home. Have a fantastic week. Linda

RicKaren said...

Oh how gorgeous! And how sweet of you both for sharing!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Every photo is absolutely beautiful! What a delight for you to connect with her. Imagine taking a tour of that sweet lady's home and garden. Just gorgeous!

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog post...you never know what new friends you will find in blogland (as you found out)! What a sweet story, that started with a book... I am now "following"...

Lisa said...

I don't know if I accidentally posted the comment before I finished, so here's the much shortened version: Love this story and the pictures. Can't wait to see the inside.

Cheers,
Lisa xx

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful home! Can't wait to see the inside, and I agree, she needs a blog with a home like that.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a small world! Her home is so lovely - can't wait to see the inside. Thank you for such a lovely PINK Saturday post :O)

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a lovely place. And tha sun-room is divine.

Manni said...

Wow!! How beautiful is that!! I think that is the most amazing thing!! Can not wait to see more of her photos!! Absolutely gorgeous :)
So what time is tea time?? :)

Donna said...

Thankyou for a gorgeous bit of spring...even if I can't have any. I even LOVE the slippers...ooooh! Someday....
Until then, I'll live vicariously through you!!!!

Janet said...

What a charming patio and beautiful garden! I just LOVE it!
Blessings,
Janet

Desire Empire said...

Hi Tammy

What a lovely post. I love your stylish header as well. Thanks for dropping by the Beach House. I am now your newest follower.

Best wishes
Carolyn

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, everything is soooooo beautiful, I can't wait to see the inside!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us... Happy Pink Saturday!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Holly said...

Oh, this is so beautiful!! I will be back to see the inside of her home - how wonderful to meet each other online.
Blessings and Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathy said...

That's amazing! Lovely photos - beautiful house and garden - just love the screened porch. What a lovely way to meet someone! Looking forward to more!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I found you via Sarah's party. So nice to 'meet' you in your lovely blog!! I wish I could just crawl through my screen and read a book on that porch. Great post! XOLaura

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Beautiful home, wonderful story! Love the pictures!

Jane
Flora Doora

Jodie said...

Tammy, Thank you for visiting my blog and for following, I'm following you back. That porch is so pretty, and I love her hydrangeas. Can't wait for Spring!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Oh my gosh! If I lived there I would never leave the house! What an amazing place she has. That is every girls dream home for sure! The porch is to die for and all her pretties in it! Thanks for sharing all this loveliness with us and yes she needs to have a blog! Wish I had the issue her home was featured. :(
Happy Pink Saturday!
Denise

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

She should sooo have a blog! Thank you for sharing this, I can't wait to see more!

~Shanon

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

gorgeous photos. I have that same wicker set. Happy Weekend.

Atelier de Charo said...

That is wonderland! Love that gorgeous porch!!!
So lovely, so beautiful!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Xoxo
Charo

Laura said...

What an amazing story.
her house looks wonderful.

I enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

I really love this home. It's as if fairies live there.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh what I would give to have a porch like that!! She has a lovely place and yes, she needs a blog~!! Looking forward to the inside tour!!

Dayle said...

What a wonderful surprise to hear from Annamarie (love the name, as it's my daughter's name, too). Her place is simply divine.

Brenda Kula said...

Wow, wow, and wow! Gorgeous photos! This gal needs a blog for sure.
Brenda

Patti's Artful Design said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tammy! Cannot wait for Part 2! I hope all is well with you and yours. Thank you for stopping by with your kind comments. Have a wonderful week!

Melissa Miller said...

How neat Tammy! Her home is stunning. LOVE it!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Very preety and taken care of verry well. Thanks for sharing.............TALLULAH'S

Ewa said...

I´m sooo happy that I found this blog today.....I´really love it...so much idees and inspiration it gives to me!!!
Hugs from Sweden
and Ewa

Jillian said...

What a great coincidence! And I just love her style. (I think it is similar to what I would have in my Bella Rosa shop!)

Tammy you are having such a great time with your blog and thank you for bringing us such fun stuff. Keep up the good work!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Cindy said...

What a neat story...she has a lovely home.

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous home! I was inspired today by something I saw made of chenille...and then to find her adorable dress with the chenille skirt! It must be the newest thing! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

You have a beautiful blog. I am your newest follower. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas:-)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

That porch... Be still my heart! Can't wait to see more.

Deanna said...

What a charming story and yes, she should definitely have a blog of her own!

Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful home!! I am in love with that birdbath too. I want one!!!!

Light and Voices said...

Looks heavenly! Can't wait to see the inside photographs. Yes, by all means she should have a blog. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Joyce M

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *


WOW! This post is PURE HEAVEN!! Those Hydrangeas!!! Im SO JEALOUS! My FAVORITE flower! Come share!

Linda said...

Well, I know why you were so excited. it's such a lovely, rosy home. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a sweet lady! We meet the nicest people through blogging! I'm curious to know in what state she lives?

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a gorgeous charming home and such a sweet story!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing - can't wait to see more!! :)

Lori said...

Oh my, just backtracked from the post today (3-19-2011) and read this. Can I ask what issue this incredible home appeared in? Lori

Brandi said...

It's a small world after all... : )

Ann-Marie has a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

How sweet! Love this post!
...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

xoxokara
Im your newest follower...would love to have you follow me;)

Honey at 2805 said...

I was away when you posted this, so my comment is a bit late. The pics are absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful place to live! I'm off to read Part II.

Have a lovely day!