That time I met Sherry and John

November 13, 2012

If you’re a blogger, or read shelter blogs with any sort of regularity I’m sure you’ve heard John and Sherry Petersik (I admit it – I had to check how their last name was spelled – Doh!) of Young House Love, and I’m sure you’ve heard that they’ve written a wee little book that was recently released. As tends to happen when one releases a book they’ve embarked on a rather exhausting book tour of 21+ cities, and Toronto just happened to be one of them, and the only Canadian stop of their whirlwind tour.

Last evening on a dark and rainy night I made my way across town to the West Elm store for the signing and arrived to find quite a line winding it way around the store, and while it took about 2 hours for me to get to the front of the line it was time well spent as I got to ogle West Elm’s lovely wares. Below are some pictures of the event – they were all taken with my phone so I apologise in advance for some of the blurry shots.
hot chocolate at the young house love book signing
Tasty sustenance while we waited in line
Lovely West Elm place setting with gold cutlery
I'm in love with this gold cutlery
West elm gold honeycomb glasses
What's not to love about these glasses?
West elm mason jar cocktail shaker
Mason Jar cocktail shaker? Yes Please!
West Elm branch floor lamp
I really like this Branch Floor lamp. I would LOVE it if it came in Gold.
Sherry and john Petersik signing books at West Elm toronto
Eeeps! Getting close!
Meeting Sherry and john of Young house Love
Sigh - the record of my brush with blogging superstars, and it's blurry :(
Book signed by sherry and John Petersik
So far I've only managed to quickly flip through the book, but already I'm plotting projects #2, 12, 24 and #36. I'm sure there will be more that I'm inspired to try, and maybe I'll even complete some of them!

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  1. Sounds like a super fun night!

    I love that lamp too.

  2. I was there too! Too bad we didnt recognize each other, I was at the front of the line and could have squeezed you in ;)

  3. Aww - that's sweet of you :) I have to say being near the back of the line had it's benefits - I got to lust after quite a few of the things in store :)

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  5. I've never heard of them buy heading to check out their blog right now - thank you for sharing, Michelle;-)

  6. You could gild that branch lamp really easily, though I realize you probably don't want to pay that much for something you have to DIY!

  7. The sales guy at West Elm suggested that too, but all I saw was more more money for a lamp than I'd ever want to spend.


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