Saturday, August 11, 2007

How Mary's Garden Grows

Thursday I drove up to Willows and spent a couple of days there. I was embraced by Corey's mom, was eaten alive by mosquitos, and was treated to a peek into the private world's of several very special women. Mary is Corey's Godmother. She has created a home that, for me, can't be described in any other way but as Pure Magic. In no particular order, the following is a glimpse of the grand tour of a very special house created by a remarkable woman.


Wedding ring pillows made by the talented hands of Mary's daughter, Renee.

A teacup wreath created by the equally talented hands of Mary's daughter, Denise.






I have to call this "Englebrite Hommage".
It reminds me so much of M.E.

Bunny doll created by Denise.
Chair restored and given new life by Mary.


My personal favorite image from the house.

19 comments:

Star said...

What a lucky woman. I hope a little of the magic rubbed off for you to take home :)

Susie said...

Lots of Mary E. influences in these pictures. Delightful!
:)

trailbee said...

What fantastic memories of your trip; thanks for sharing. And thanks for the phone call. Glad you made it home ok.

Wanda said...

This is all in one house? Wow! I have to agree, I like your personal favorite image ...very lovely.

Julie Marie said...

I really enjoyed that virtual tour. And yes, that last photo was my favorite of the lot.

Julie

Kim said...

Beautiful tour Anne, I especially liked the "flower bed" ~ just priceless.

Mary Timme said...

It was a good tour. For me the best was also your personal fav. I think it was mine too.

Lisa'Oceandreamer' S. said...

To say I was not pea green with envy would be a lie. Oh to have enjoyed the company of Corey and Mary - AND tour that magical home of hers. What a treat for you to have that opportunity on all counts. These images are like candy for me, I am salivating at all the treasure to behold. Having seen the photo of them(Corey and Mary) recently dressed in finery for the tea party - all in Mary's wearable treasures - was a glimpse in to her magical world as well. The wonderful Corey and her magic Fairy Godmother....lucky,lucky you!
XOXO
Love,
Lisa

CattyCat said...

You are the center of attention on my blog. Tee hee! But then you found it before I could tell you.

Lee-ann said...

What a gem of a place I would never had known what to look at first.......the wonder of crafting and collecting (am I in heaven!!)

((smiles)) to you Annie, Lee-ann

Naturegirl said...

Charming and magical for sure..that bed that teacup wreath! sigh NG

Bimbimbie said...

You must have felt you were inside one of those lovely home magazines ...only better *!*

Jone said...

What a fun, magical home. I can see the love of life in it. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

What a wonderful place that would be to live in. So enchanting. Lucky you for getting to see it and thank you for posting the wonderful pictures.
xoxoxoxoxoxo

turquoise cro said...

O! Let me come to visit there and stay in the flower bed!!!(my FAV) Thanks! for the tour!!! I LOVEd it!!!

Stephanie said...

I have been roaming....what a trip you had!!!

So wonderful to have spent time with these incredible women and this absolute fairy land of a home!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

An old neighbor of Corey's you must be...
And you DID meet Shelley!
When I grow up I will be like Godmother Mary as my shelves are filling quickly :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a lot of fun looking at all those trinkets. wanted to touch them all

Carmen said...

what a treasures!