Thursday, May 13, 2010


I first met Leah last year at Laurie’s Christmas Cookie Exchange. She was cute and silly, (my kind of gal) and I liked her right away.   When I found out that she would be coming to Tiffany’s Dream Girls Weekend, I was super excited to spend some time getting to know her better, but it wasn’t to be.  Leah got sick at the last minute and wasn’t able to make it.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when Isabel had her flower craft day. Leah came and I had so much fun getting to know her.  She was the same nutty girl I remembered.  She had told us that she just recently moved into her new house and Isabel and I offered to come over and help her unpack boxes, etc.  So, on Tuesday of this week we both went over to Leah’s adorable cottage along with Lara, Robin, JulieNatalie and Cindy. Even Joe made an appearance. Instead of having us help her unpack, she decided to have a craft day with lunch.  As soon as I arrived I was summoned upstairs where the girls were trying on some of Leah’s fabulous creations.  Did I mention that she is an amazing clothing designer?  Gorgeous clothes were quickly being tossed to me to try on.  What fun we had playing dress-up! 

After that we got the grand tour of Chez Leah.  All I can say is WOW! Her house is amazing!  I could totally see Rachel Ashwell moving in and she wouldn’t change a thing.  I tried to take some pictures with my sad little camera.  Isabel took some great one’s and you can check them out here.  Even though my pictures don’t do Leah’s home justice, they will have to do. Here goes!
















I kept telling Leah that I absolutely loved her home and I could easily move right in, no problem.  I have to say, not a lot of crafting got accomplished, but I did manage to put together a few charms.  They still need to be soldered, but I will get to that on another day.

So, did you catch that gorgeous painting of the cow over the fireplace mantle? Did I mention that Leah is a fabulous painter?  Clothing Designer, Painter, Awesome Decorator and General Contractor.  The list of her talents goes on and on.  Most importantly though, Leah is just a total sweetheart.  She has a way of making everyone feel special and welcome.  I feel like I have known her for years and Jeanne, if you’re reading this,  I’m sorry, but I think I have a new girl crush. (Don’t worry, I still love you too!)

Thank you so much Leah for inviting us into your uber fabulous abode.  It is stunning!  I was telling my friend, Mitzi all about it and I said to her that if you weren’t so nice, I would have to hate you for having such a fabulous house and such gorgeous collections.  Just kidding!

The weather has been gorgeous the last couple days and it’s suppose to last awhile.  I did a little thrifting this week so I will have to show you a few goodies I found.  Also, I am just starting to work on a new project.  This one is just for me.  I’ll be back soon to share it with you all.


mimi charmante said...

I have a crush on her and I have NEVER met her! You Oregon girls have all the fun...
Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos!

Florence said...

Lisa I love her house and I thank you for sharing your photos. What fun you all had. Hugs Florence said...

I am thinking I could move in as well! Rachaelxo

Lori said...

i noticed that gorgeous painting of the cow right away, how beautiful...Leah has a stunning home, thanks for the tour Lisa!!!

trash talk said...

From what you showed me I have to jump on the bandwagon of girl crushes too! What a talent...I nearly fell over when you said she painted the cow portrait. Love it.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow! What a gorgeous home!! I love everything! My favorite is the wall of vintage mirrors and of course the chandelier and the streets signs! Oh, yes, and the statures/busts, too!

leah said...

Nutty, silly ...OMG I've been waiting my whole life to hear those words..LOL! I wish you would have told me that BEFORE you came over...Thanks for all those great things you said...all lies but I'm taking it all in :)Thanks also for letting everyone know that it's still crazy and nothing is where it should be...I should have made everyone leave their cameras at the door.
It was GREAT getting to know you better and being able to have the time to sit and chat while watching you create those incredible boxes...WOW!..can't wait until we can do it again xoxo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

DREAMY! I loved it all.....

Warm blessings,

shana said...

One word, GORGEOUS!!!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

OMG, that house is beautiful! I could move in as well, Lisa. I really love her painting studio/area! Sigh.

Timi said...

What a beautiful home! I love all the white. I can't stop looking at the pictures.
Can't wait to see you at Farm Chicks!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wow, what a lovely home! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Andy's Attic said...

All I can say is WOW!

Anonymous said...

Am in love with Leahs home, its just full of stuff I love. Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love Leah's home!!!! What a talented woman! Thanks so much for sharing with us girls. Yes, Rachel would love her home, for sure. A simple home, yet elegant in a subtle way.


Mitzi Curi said...

I'm a color person most of the time, but I love everything about Leah's home! She has such a knack for display, and besides her fabulous original art, I like those chandeliers the best!

Susan said...

Wow! Just an absolutely gorgeous home. I love the painting of the cow, and the way every room is decorated... just beautiful.

Thank you for sharing the photos.