Shannon Berrey

Perfect peonies

Tuesday, May 20, 2014



The combination of our gentle showers and beautiful sunshine has made easy care of my flowering perennials. The happiest time of spring for me, is when my peonies are in bloom. They only linger for a week or two, and they are hitting full stride right now. It's amazing to me how much the landscape changes simply overnight. Around 8pm, the sunlight lays heavy and warm on the opening flower petals and it's such a treat to walk through the yard, soak it in, and continue to be amazed at the artist above! It was this time, last night, that I captured these images. Grab some sweet tea and I'll show you around!






Along with the peonies, the rhododendrons, native azaleas, and irises are also blooming. The hostas are literally growing before my eyes and the ground by the creek is covered in thick velvet green moss.   









































Put a letter on it

Monday, May 19, 2014

Excuse me while I get real southern with ya.












Love these monogrammed belts designed by Kristin Henchel Designs. She offers tons of designs that can be printed or embroidered in her etsy shop.

Or if you want your monogram a little closer to your heart, then check out these sweet necklaces that are hand made by Danielle in her shop, Merriweather Council.



Wouldn't these be fun bridesmaids gifts?

'Cause when you're southern, you use them everywhere you can.'  


Welcome Toby West Antiques!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, I have just been straddling it delicately. It's been a long time since I have posted. Without fail, every May I am reminded that it is simply my most dreaded, busiest, craziest month of the year. Perhaps when high school is over, May may be embraced, perhaps even enjoyed....one can dream.

Speaking of dreaming -- the fabulously talented design duo of Toby West and Tom Hayes, have just opened a new store Toby West Antiques in Cashiers {341 Hwy 64W, Suite 103}. It is uuhhh-ma-zing. I jumped at the chance to take my client there this week and we got to meet the charming owners. What a treat! 


Tom Hayes, Laura Jane {store manager} and Toby West

They have been based in Atlanta for years, have been featured in every design magazine imaginable, and have a summer home in our area. We are delighted that they now have chosen Cashiers for their new store. It is completely full of lovely neutral furnishings, antiques, fabulous artwork and chandeliers for days.








How about this chandelier made of twine, wooden beads and strung corks! 



The table settings are beautiful and may be my favorite displays in the store. I am trying to talk my client into the dog china below. love.















camera phone = not great photos 



Love the metal detail on the front of this china cabinet. 



And this china cabinet holds an entire set of beautiful English china.









It is such a treat to experience this new store. You will be amazed at the amount of merchandise they are offering and inspired by the merchandising. If you are in the area, you should definitely plan a visit.  
{they are closed Sundays and Mondays} 


Serving it up

Friday, May 02, 2014

Are you throwing a rustic party this summer and looking for some great serving pieces? I was on the hunt for several to use at an outdoor wedding next month and found some great ones at one of my favorite stores, Dwellings. {You may remember this post I did on their Grand Opening} Just in case you are in the market, I thought I would share them with you.




That tray on the bottom right is huge--it covers the whole seat of that super pretty velvet chair. And the divided tray would be great to hold silverware and napkins. They range from $19-25 {??!!} 
And just some of their other lovelies...








Enjoy your weekend!!





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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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