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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I am lovin'..."Rose Petal Porch"


Every once in a while you walk into a store...and you want to buy, EVERYTHING! That's how I felt when me, Kath, Robin and Denny wandered into "Rose Petal Porch" down in Layfayette, NJ. There are oodles of shops in the town, but this is a stand-out. Joyce, the owner has an eye for the shabby chic and her displays are just fetching.

I was utterly charmed...so much so we are planning an event next spring for a trunk show since this charming shop is just 40 minutes from Warwick...

Here, take a peek...
...she arranges gobs of silver like bouquets...


...these signs from a French home decor store came home with me...they almost didn't fit on the car but Denny made it happen...it was that or he was going on the roof!


Meet the shop mascot, Ingrid, and yes, she is for sale...after all every woman has her price!


I love the 1920s Frenchie furniture...
...charming textiles hang from a chippy pink chair and stockings hung on a faux mantle; Joyce creates a look with a few key pieces...

...gobs of pretties abound...

...sweet rosettes are everywhere...

...ohhh ahhh silver like flowers...
...love her look...

I did score the old tool box on the bottom shelf...it needs a good cleaning and will be a perfect jewel box for my many baubles...


...I have a soft spot for old lawn ornaments...it's that bewitching kitsch I can never resist...

Yes, I bought this lampshade, after Robin willingly put it on her head, how could I not? Oh, and Joyce was willing to don it too, no wonder I liked her so much.



Joyce, thanks for agreeing to host us...I will be down soon to shop with my calendar in hand and we will set a firm date!

In the meantime, you better get there before I go back and buy up all the good stuff...or check out Rose Petal Porch on her cool site...

xxoo and sure hope see you in Lafayette in the Spring...something sweet and fresh to look forward to....
Jen
Earth Angels

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now thats my kind of shop!!! Love the furniture!! There is a piece I would Love to have!!! So what did you do with the sign?? Elma

Jen - Earth Angels said...

Elma, the signs are in the tv room flanking the piano...i will have to post on them soon! xxoo

Bee Serendipitous said...

Hi Jen, "Rose Petal Porch" looks like a shop with a lot of treasures & too boot its not that far from me...will have to take a visit some time soon..LOVE the kitschy Wind Mill...have a honey of a night ~ Marlene

Diana P. said...

Joyce is my buddy and I love hanging out in her shop behind the counter. In fact, I love it so much that my apartment is starting to look like Rose Petal from all the stuff I've gotten there!

Terry said...

I read about the "Artist Showcase at Rose Petal Porch" in Where Women Create. I do not live far from there, so, I will definitely be there on June 11, and maybe even on the 12th. :)

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