Tuesday, October 27, 2009

scenic 6A

Greetings! My little Cape Cod getaway was fun, delicious, and as scenic as a coffee table book on New England. Cottages, picket fences, and colorful leaves were everywhere!

Rose Brier Studio

If you are ever (in? on? at?) Cape Cod, be sure to make two special stops along Route 6A. We were heading west (back toward Rhode Island) so our first stop was to meet Marilee of Rose Brier Studio.

Here's Marilee and me (I'm having a naturally curly day) in her beautiful shop.

Marilee is excitedly preparing for Silver Bella, where she will be a first-time vendor.

Marilee's bright and pretty shop is filled with lovely vignettes of china, vintage notions, linens, and much more. It was so wonderful to meet her!

Back onto Route 6A, it was time to visit Vintage Lizzie.

I tell Lizzie that I want to be her intern ...

and ask if she'll be my mentor!

She is inspiring to me in so many ways (GUSH) and her shop is completely dreamy.

This inspiration board hangs behind her desk.

Lizzie doesn't like having her photo taken so I'll use this instead!

Couldn't resist purchasing one of Lizzie's sachets. I even bought a bag of romantic fabric scraps (now that I sew -- LOL!)

A peek at Lizzie's studio.

Just one more pic ... This was taken inside the barn/shop of the Hopkins House Bakery in Brewster. You just know a place is going to be cool when there is a bicycle with a basket -- entirely painted white -- in front of the shop.

Thank you to everyone who took my poll. Much appreciated!



Cottage In The Sun said...

Oh, it looks like a lovely trip!

Kimberly said...

WOW. As fun as it looks I am surprised you could leave and go back home. That shop is so you!
Glad you had such a wonderful time. Lets see what you are going to do with your new fabric.

Julie Harward said...

What a sweet way to spend some time..looking in such darling shops at so much pretty! I could spend days doing it! Come say hi :D

debi said...

Elyse, it sounds like you had a wonderful trip. And your hair looks really cute curly!
I can't wait to see what your next sewing project will be...we'll be watching. teehee!
Thanks for sharing all those beautiful shop pics, I'm still drooling.
Hugs, Debi

Diane Mars said...

What a beautiful shop, and I received a very special gift from her this week, what a pretty pillow, I love it. Thanks for introducing us Elyse. Hugs, Diane

LiLi M. said...

Great places to drool over! I love to go shopping with you! Love the fabric, I bet you cannot wait to start your second big project, good luck!

Floss said...

Wow, that looks so wonderful! Thanks for the visual treat.

Lori said...

those shops are both gorgeous!!! you will have to take me with you next time Elyse!!! i love the lampshades with the pom pom trim from Vintage Lizzie...i want me one!!!

Theresa said...

Oh what a fun trip, I would love to take the same route! I actually ordered a throw from Lizzie for my niece's birthday. It was gorgeous and my niece loved it. Her shop, OMG swooon. Have a blessed day!

Rose Brier Studio said...

When you left Rose Brier, I was so tempted to close up and come along to Vintage Lizzie's. what a lovely shop. It's an inspiration to me too!


I knew I wanted to go on that road trip (; That Vintage Lizzie shop is just amazing, I could move in!! Love the curls by the way, it looks really cute on you.

Scrap for Joy said...

Thank you for the fun field trip! I haven't been to/at/on Cape Cod for a number of years but these 2 places make me want to plan to return! Your beautiful things would go so well in Vintage Lizzie's shop! Speaking of your lovely things....my package arrived Monday (so speedy!) and I gasped when I opened the box. It was almost hard to unwrap each beautifully wrapped item.....right! for about 2 minutes!!! I love the frames and the tin box. Two of the items are for a good friend's birthday. She will be awed! The extra little surprises were just as lovely as the items I ordered. You can count on my return. Thanks so much Elyse!

Claudia said...

Hi Elyse!

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your sister on Cape Cod. Both shops look scrumptious!

Now that you are a seamstress there is no telling what you'll whip up with those fabric scraps!


Lisa said...

Looks like you got enough inspiration to last you the rest of the year! Thanks for giving us a peek!

Anonymous said...

The shops looks beautiful. I would never what to leave. Thanks of sharing your trip.


LaurieStar said...

Awesome post! Like a little vaca for me who is stuck at home in the rain today. Glad you had fun - love those shops! :)

Ana said...

Hi Elyse,
Sounds like you had tons of fun on your trip. And what lovely shops. So many pretty things to see. How did you do it? How did you come home without buying everything in sight. I'm just sad that I am no where near these beautiful shops. I live at the opposite side of the map(west) :-( I have been over to visit at Vintage Lizzie, beautiful blog, but I'll definitely be checking out Marilee's. Anyway, thank you for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful day.


stefanie said...

gosh, an amazing trip, did you buy lots at vintage lizzies, i would have had to take out a loan, her shop is like heaven!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love places like these! Wasn't that chenille lampshade adorable?! Loved the 'Barbie' idea :) Have a beautiful day! Twyla

Unknown said...

Oh Elyse,
Thanks for posting these places. I have been to quite a few places on Route 6, but not these. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, and gathered tons of inspiration. You look wonderful in this photo too, I love your hair! New England Postcards...you even write mine.

Unknown said...

just a quick question. I signed up and purchased a spot in class. Usually when I purchase something in paypal I am redirected to the site. Do they send me my password through the e-mail?

Thanks, I can't wait to begin.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh my goodness....wish I was there. What beautiful shops, SWOON! I love your hair like that.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

p.s. bag of scraps? Iloooove scraps!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I hope to one day meet Lizzy and visit her beautiful dreamy shop!

She inspires me!


{oc cottage} said...

Geez! What adorable shops!!!! And boy, it that Lizzie a stone cold fox, or what??! HA! I'm with her...just say no to pictures!;} Glad you had fun and bought yourself a few pretties too!

m ^..^

Melinda said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Looks like fun was had by ALL.


Cottage Flair said...

I just have to say I love your blog. I need to visit more often.
I was on the Cape a few months ago and so wish I knew about those two wonderful shops. Next time!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Oh how I'm dreaming I was there to take it all in! Elyse, thanks so much for adding my sale banner to your sidebar!

koralee said...

Ahhh..you are so sweet to grab one of my buttons and I will pick up one of yours too!
I love the area you live in..we visited last year. Wish I would of know about these shops. My favourite little town in Sandwich..but can't remember if that was in Rhode Island or not. xoxoxo

Bethany said...

Great pics. Fun to take the little trip with you. Your chowder pic from the other day had (has) me craving some real chowda! Hope you got some. I have this silly/charming children's book I keep meaning to show you at work. It reminds me of you.
Hope to see you soon and hope I remember to show you the book. I've had it checked out to myself and tucked under my desk for over a month.

aimee said...

i love the pics. so many sweet things to look at. you look adorable in that picture. love the hair.

Anonymous said...

Your the shabcy reporter! So amazing to find an oasis of shabby in Massachusetts.Did you ever connect with Jeanne in Hull,she is the Queen of Shabby BEFORE the shabby book came out by Tracey..cannot remember her last name? Her home is breathtaking and artwork! I love your curls so sweet.Beautiful photos..I love the mannequin!Lorraine is Lizzies friend and sent me a box stuffed with shabby,vintage treasures I use in my artwork! The new blog I set up..cottagefleamarket...the blog banner with my pink bike sign is Lorraines shop!Stay warm! Can you be my mentor? Denise Hull...Wicked wind..ToTo!

Anonymous said...

PS We should have an event here in Mass.!!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Between the two of us we cover both coasts. Now, that I've seen your photos, I really must head east soon. Thanks for being part of Waterside Wednesday.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Such wonderful pics!! I just love the vintage baby powder!!!! You must've had such a good time. I haven't been to Cape Cod in a couple of years and I would love to go back. :)

~ Wendy

Sandi said...

Beautiful shops! I adore all the goodies in your photos!! Glad you had a wonderful time.

Sarah said...

What a great post! I love all the pictures and love all the shabby goodies!

Lisa said...

Great pics! Glad you had a great time!!
Hugs, lisa

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photos of the shop, just makes want to reach though the computer screen to touch all those lovely lacey treasures.

Drawn to The Sea said...

I would LOVE to spend awhile in that adorable shop... lucky you.


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