I'm Back...sort of

While on vacation, 
I stopped in at Giannetti Home 
in Brentwood, California
to meet the lovely Brooke Giannetti who is the beautiful face behind Velvet and Linen.

I can see treasures Brooke picked up at different flea markets (Roundtop, Scott's) and markets across the country.

 Their store reflects soft hues and textures that Brooke and Steve both design with and have added to their own home in the past few years. 
I just love beautiful linens!

She and her team create beautiful vignettes.

   We enjoyed some time together and neither one of us reached for our cameras for a photo together.  :(

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  1. Renae, I am a bit envious, I have such admiration for Brooke and Steve. How exciting to meet Brooke and see her fabulous shop!

    I hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  2. Jealous! I saw her home in Veranda and it was stunning! Welcome home.

  3. Hi Renae; What a really fun thing to do, stopping in to meet Brooke and Steve. Oh I must pick up Veranda to not miss their home. If there store is any indication, I can only imagine how magnificent their home must be?! From just the small snippets of hearing of your trip, it sounds like you truly had a marvelous time. I'm so happy for you. What a shock I bet to come home to the heat and humidity once again? Hope the week is really good to you my friend. xo xo Deb

  4. Welcome home Renae,
    it would have been wonderful to meet with you and Brooke in LA.
    I'll be there late Oct. again to drive the coast up to SF to meet up with our son at mid break. A stop at the shop is a "to do"!

    Take care, good to be back!

    Vacation is on here, summer is gorgeous and the archipelago is breathtaking now. Still I'm able to blogg shortly using my laptop sharing my iPhone's surf. I love hi tech on the island.....


  5. Ahhhh California. There's no place like home. There's no place like home. Clicking away here....ok so I'm still in Lexington and you're in Atlanta which ain't that bad dear. How fortunate we are to have beautiful friends around the world!
    Glad you're sorta back! Mee too, sorta.
    xo Lisa

  6. Oh, I bet that was fun and some wonderful shopping too!

  7. WOW that looks like my kind of store, casual and inviting but so elegant. I would love to vist that store, maybe when I am in California next month I can take a side excursion!
    I saw their spread in Veranda, it was fabulous.
    PS Stop by, doing a great giveaway for a gorgeous signed book

  8. oh, some day, i would love to visit.
    i had the good fortune of meeting brooke in my shop in chicago, and the misfortune of it looking at it's worst. brooke however is a delight isn't she?

  9. That looks like my kind of store. I hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  10. Room Service ~ Decorating 101July 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    I love Brooke and Steve's work. A visit to their store would be such a treat... you lucky gal.

  11. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and your ability to see other "uses" for these great finds!!thanks for sharing.

  12. What a gorgeous shop! WOW!
    How lucky for you to go there!
    Have a PRETTY day!

  13. That was fun! These are great finds!! Thanks for sharing.

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