I originally posted a longer version of this story last year, but decided to bring it up again since Gardenhouse Décor has been named one of InStyle's 10 to Watch for 2010! And I do love watching them!
Even though we may have never met them face-to-face before, the familiar faces we collect on our thrift and vintage adventures quite often become family once we bring them into our homes and our lives. That's how I feel about Cheryl Maeder and Gary Antonio of Gardenhouse who gave a heartfelt welcome last last year in West Palm Beach to The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects and Flea Market Objects.
Much like the collection of random, thrift oil paintings that Cheryl and Gary have grouped in their home and created a funny family tree of interwoven stories and characters to create relationships, (Can you spot Gary and Cheryl among the portraits?) the gathering of delightful people at Gardenhouse was a testament to Cheryl's welcoming spirit and lovely soul.
Just like the portraits that Cheryl so lovingly assembled in her home, I think we look like we've known each other forever, don't you?
The Elegant Thrifter
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!