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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Vists Gina's BeSt-Ever SHaBBy Cottage House in Nevada!*!*!

I've  lived a good part of my life "Out-West"... & Boulder City, Nevada, was one of those places...  With family and friends still living in Boulder City, I try to visit this quaint historic town as often as possible...  ONE of the BeSt spontaneous SURPRISES of this past Weekend was a Tour of GINA PECK'S Home in Boulder City!*!*! 

FOR YEARS I've walked past this house and wondered "who lived there"... & "what it might look like inside"...  Just imagine how wonderful this SHaBBy-Style Cottage looks when the bare winter branches start filling-in with Springtime blossoms!!!  At one time I remember Gina's "double front doors" being painted a deep aqua blue...    

There's nothing more inviting than ~ glistening chandeliers hanging OUTSIDE, and Gina most certainly has that along with her chippy garden chairs, tables, statues, crates, & seltzer bottles... 
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My friend Kathy, who lives just a few doors down from Gina, made this "EXTRA-SPECIAL" SHaBBy House Tour, possible!!!  THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH KATHY!*!*!   It was just "jaw-dropping" when I got a glimpse of what AmaZiNg SHaBBies were awaiting inside!*!*! 




OMG!*!*!  TOTAL SHaBBy-WHiTe Out!*!*!
  Definitely ENLARGE THIS PHOTO!!!  Is this room to die for or what!!!  A girl after my own heart!!!  Tons of Sparkling lit Chandeliers... Old Mirrors with silver-loss patina... Old Doors & Windows...  EVERYTHING in creamy shades of white!!!   This was my "most-favorite" area...  I just loved the salvaged doors/windows in the background and how Gina painted only this background area a very light green...  



The Window, Chandelier and Sconce were a PeRfeCt Scale for the space...  Upon a closer look, I loved how Gina hung smaller-sized vintage mirrors BEHIND THE LARGE WINDOW!!!  It gave the area a unique look...   Most of Gina's Shabbies have a natural time-worn chippy white paint patina ...  The ViNtaGe items that were "shabby-painted" had great form & blended exceptionally well...



 The Chandeliers hanging against the the old exposed brick in the kitchen area, were just "breath-taking"!*!*!  All these different textures worked sooooo well together!!!  She had a mix of ViNtaGe chandeliers - white and original darker brass with a patina...




Gina's use of VARIOUS SHADES-OF-WHITE, TEXTURES, SPARKLING CHANDELIERS, MIRRORS, ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE, Along with her EXCEPTIONAL EYE FOR VINTAGE FINDS & DESIGN - make for The BeSt-Ever Look!!! 
  I am soooo inspired!!!  

 Gina shops the ROSE BOWL, & VENTURA FLEA MARKETS in California, for a good number of her SHaBBies!!!  As I guessed, it's still hard to find an abundance of vintage shabby finds in this area of the country...
 
I was thrilled to get a tour of her cottage home & and let me tell you ~ there are a ton more pics I could have taken!!!  Maybe next time????  I'd say this is definitely Magazine EYE-CANDY Material!!!  Gina's house reflects her sparkling, friendly personality as well...  I soooo enjoyed the tour & chit-chat!!!
Thanks Sooooo much for sharing!*!*!


Jeanine

22 comments:

  1. Wow, I am speechless, just amazing displays!!

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  2. Wow! Isn't fun to wonder about a house then actually get to tour it! Lovely interiors!
    theresa
    aka:tot

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  3. Oh my gosh!!!
    How absolutely beyond
    gorgeous!!! That is
    so cool that you got
    to take a tour!!
    Thank you for showing us :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  4. Oh lucky you....what a beautiful home!!

    Jan

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  5. This place is drop dead gorgeous! Thanks for letting us dream through your photos!
    Blessings~

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  6. How cool you got a tour! When I walk by neato looking house I just try to peer through the windows to get a peak of what my be inside...your approach is much better :)

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  7. Oooooo.... I bet you didn't want to leave! A feast for the eyes, for sure!

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  8. Wow! Jaw dropingly gorgeous!

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  9. I enlarged ALL the pictures, absolutely love Gina's home. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Love it... glad to enlarge the photos...

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  11. Just gorgeous, now I'm going back to enlarge all the photos!!
    xoxo,
    Debra

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  12. OMG! her home is just jaw dropping! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for posting about it.. and would just LUV to see more pics! take care, Maryann

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  13. What a gorgeous home!!! I love all the white, lots of mirrors, exposed brick and chandeliers!!
    Michelle

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  14. wait, now how did you get in the door????

    some girls have all the fun

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  15. UNBELEIVABLE!!!!! That is the most perfect of shabby, chippy, chandy eye candy I have ever seen all in one place. It would have been hard to leave that place. ~~Sherry~~

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  16. Do you remember back in the day, before we started our antique biz and how much cool stuff we had and how fun it was to add to our collections...sigh...FOR SALE!!!

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  17. Oh how I love gina's home.....i can see why you were so curious to take a "peek" inside and I am so glad you did and so glad you are sharing it with us.

    Linda

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  18. How fun to find a kindred spirit! Thanks for sharing. And I will let you know about the light fixture! xo

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  19. Jeanine, thank you so much for the most generous sweet and kind words....you are absolutely precious!!! I so enjoyed you taking the time and stopping by our home!!! Thank you!!! What a treat for me! Next time coffee on the porch? I love your blog!!! You are an inspiration to me!! Im working on one, we shall see :) This is gonna be fun, everyone is so kind, thank you for the precious comments on our home!!! xoxoxo gina

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