Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shabby Cottage ~ Gail's Home Tour Part 3

We have shared Part 1 & Part 2 this past week of Gail's breathtaking creations & studio ... chandeliers, lighting, sun catchers, sconces, lamps & lampshades ... & 'tick tock' elegant clocks.

Gail's home reflects her warm bubbly personality that welcomes you ... let's take a peek.

Gail loves the beach-y accenting her cottage chic home. This is reflected in her color choices, elegance & serene decor. When you enter her foyer you are awe struck with the bright crisp warm inviting colors & home setting. WOW! is your first reaction, second reaction is 'I can hardly take it all in' ... you just want to stand & absorb every inch of each room.

The little tiny touches Gail gives her home make you want to just sit, relax & enjoy.

The blues & cottage shades make her pinks & whites SPARKLE! Her hickory floors add rich elegance! The white island & stove hood make the dark wood cabinets POP! The chandeliers in each room give a GLOW!

Oops! I think we got a 'glimpse' of Harold ... chuckle! Hi, honey!

Now you can see where all the beauty of Gail's creations come from ... & her home reflects the inspiration she brings to each new design.

(If you haven't seen the previous 2 posts, you do need to pop in to view ... )

Thank you, Gail, for a wonderful visit ... you are the hostess with the mostest, your friendship was welcomed in person to cherish forever.

Gail may be found on etsy ~ ~ ID shabbycottageshoppe
On she is ~ shabby*cottage*shoppe


  1. Gails creations are just beautiful !
    ~ Thanks for sharing, blessings to you dear friend !

  2. What a sweet and cheerful home.

  3. Gail has a beautiful home! It exudes such warmth and friendliness doesn't it? Thank you for showing it to us and thank Gail as well for me.
    Hugs, June

  4. Hello, Marydon,
    I enjoyed visiting Gail's cottage very much! I love the blues she has used throughout. Thank you for sharing her lovely home and her lovely shop, too. I am sure she feels very lucky to have you for a friend. Have a great week! Vicki

  5. Thanks! I love to tour peoples homes from my chair!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your friend with us! Her home is absolutely lovely!!

  7. Dearest Marydon, Sure enjoyed this tour! It's always fun for me to see how others decorate and live in their homes.
    This was a pleasant tour.
    God bless,

  8. Just a delightful place to see. Thanks to you and Gail for sharing.

  9. Your friend Gail is beautiful as is her lovely cottage home. I love that you two made this in-person connection! We learn every day how important our friends are and though they may be a distance away they are in our hearts forever.

    Marydon, thank you so much for your kind comment on my friend Lynda's untimely passing. (She hadn't told anyone that she had terminal cancer so it was a devastating shock to all.) I appreciate knowing you are near in spirit with your caring and thoughtfulness. Blessings to you and yours, Coralie

  10. Thanks for the tour! It looks like a very peaceful home.

  11. Lovely home tour...xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  12. What a lovely home...
    So welcoming, and relaxing.
    Pop on over to my place, I have a little something for you ;)

  13. Nice post. Thanks for visiting and asking about our daughter. It has been 5 weeks today since she first got sick. She is still very weak, but went to Mass today and helped fix dinner for the first time.

  14. What fun! Lovely decor and just plain cute stuff! Carol

  15. Hi Marydon,

    I loved seeing through Gail's home and what a lovely place she has.
    thank you for sharing and thank Gail for allowing us to take a peep.


  16. Hi Marydon,
    You had asked me about what to do with bittersweet vines. The best thing I can do is direct you to Linda's blog In her right sidebar near the top she has a 2 part tutorial about decorating with bittersweet. When those little greenish yellow pods open up they reveal orange-red berries that look wonderful for fall and winter decorating. Check out all the beautiful ways Linda uses her bittersweet vine. I'll post mine when they open. Mine will be more orange because I picked it too early. But I'm going back for more in a few weeks. Have a restful evening. Hugs, Loretta

  17. What a beautiful home. Thanks so much for stopping by and praying for my friend's son. I so appreciate it!

  18. Oooo! Love the chenille spread1 Love it all! ♥

  19. Thanks for taking us on the Gail's Home Tour. What's a lovely place and breath taking decoration - Hugs Natima

  20. What a nice home...thanks for the tour. I enjoyed it a lot.

  21. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    I keep the bittersweet out until Thaksgiving then throw it out when I decorate for the Holidays as the berries drop off when moved at that point.

  22. Hi Marydon,
    Such a beautiful, homey home indeed !! I bet you so enjoyed your visit with a special friend, especially when you have sooo much in common !! Thank you and Gail for the tour !! You have a wonderful evening MD.. hugs ~tea~xo

  23. Wow! Those pics are beautiful. your home is beautiful. Very well done. A woman after my own heart.
    Enjoyed it.

  24. Thanks for stopping by! I Love to look at peoples homes...thank you so much for sharing! So beautiful!

  25. Hi Marydon,
    Just wanted to thank you for dropping by and for becoming a follower. Hope you'll be back to visit real soon. Have a wonderful day.

    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  26. Her home is beautiful!!!

    I JUST put up a New post! Come by for a visit and say hi if you get a chance,

  27. What a beautiful house, I have enjoyed looking at the photos.
    Isabelle x

  28. Love the use of white with color accents for a bright, airy feeling!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audience of ONE

  29. Interesting use of blue...

    Thank you for showing us her home.

  30. Thanks for sharing Gail's home. I enjoyed y tour and love all of light bright colors.

  31. Gail's home is lovely; thanks for the visit. I know you loved being there.

  32. Thank you for sharing Gail's home it is beautiful! I love her pops of color like the dining room table.Must of been a fun visit. Traci

  33. It's picture perfect...her accent colors are just beautiful!

  34. Hello Marydon, and thank you so much for visiting my blog, what an honor... yours is beautiful, I love reading all of the things on your sidebar and looking at the pictures too... I can't wait to visit your online boutique... Bisous... Julie Marie

  35. Marydon,
    Thank you so very, very much for your kind words... you have really inspired me to get going on my projects!!!
    Christina :)

  36. Thank you so much Marydon for featuring my home and workshop on your blog, and what sweet comments from everyone ~ thank you all too!

  37. Wonderful photo journal Marydon!!! Thank you so much. Gail is obviously a very talented person.


  38. What a gorgeous home Gail has!! I love all those pastel colors and the simplicity in the furnishings. Wonderful post, Marydon!!

    Thank you for all of your visits. You have a wonderful blog here yourself!!


  39. Gorgeous home that you have shared. I love all of the color and accessories. It is such a wonderful look. Thank you for the tour of Gail's home.

    Have a great week,

  40. wow! Those chairs are beautiful that color! I love them. :)

  41. What a lovely home! It is just so pretty!

  42. Hi Peanut Butter!
    I so loved this tour. Gail's home is just beautiful. I especially love the little plate rails that are in the bedroom. What a beautiful touch. With all of that white, my grandkids would be touching everything. Love the clean look of it all though. So beautiful. Each corner so neatly arranged and gifted with it's own little surprise. Thank you for sharing Peanut Butter, and thank you Gail for allowing PB to share with us. Your home is so beautiful. Stop by and wish Tony a Happy Birthday. Today's tribute is to him. I love you sweetie. Hugs and Kisses, Sherry

  43. Hi -
    Thanks for visiting - I could never have imagined how appreciative I am of a comment! I have been watching Gail for years on ebay always wondering what the rest of her home looked like, so thanks for the tour. I think I'll go drop her a note, and I'll be back to check back into your past blogs.

    So nice to know you -


  44. Wow! How lovely Gails home is.
    I especially love the bedroom with the wainscoting and daybed. Scrumptious!
    Thanks for the sweet comment about Caro's apt.

  45. What a gorgeous home. I loved it.

    Thank you for visiting me yesterday, yup we drove the speed limit but I felt as though God paved the way for us, to make it home safely. The kids cried every night wishing I never went, but deep down I know this was something that needed to be done, regardless of the outcome in the end.

    Take care sweety.


  46. Thank you for taking us along for the home tour...such fun! It's nice to visit your blog, like getting a bit of a visit with you when I come by. :o)

  47. Hi Marydon!
    Thank you for sharing the tour of Gail's beautiful spaces with us! She is so talented!!!
    Her colors are so "clean" and refreshing, it almost feels like Spring year around.
    However, September is here and I just read your pumpkin pie recipe...sounds totally yummy!!!!
    I'm so ready for Fall~
    everything vintage