Monday, July 27, 2009
This week's finds include 2 crystal Chandeliers, a crystal candelabra lamp, lace bedspread, tulle tablecloth(too cool!) a very handsome large trophy cup, plateau mirror, and a large crockery vase with birds. I also added to my Christmas stash (Pinks!) I know, I know, it's sick how much Christmas I have, but I'm among friends, right? The way I look at it- I can keep what I want and then get the rest to it's rightful new owner, right?! It's a higher calling... Gina..
Alan's proud of his iron Folkart Dog and the old Carved Ivory Scholar.
I might add that Gina is proud of her feather Angle Wings!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
One thing our 17yr old has acquired over the years is an eye for "The Visuals". Last year Jesuit offered him an opportunity to publish photos for the monthly "Jesuit Now" journal.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Junking doesn't get any better than this. Man, I need a cigarette and I don't even smoke!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
We also wanted to make note of the Classic... Style Swoon... which has been compiled by an incredible young lady with an eye for style... Samantha .. ? Romantic ? A true Texan!!http://www.styleswoon.com/ You will surely be as impressed as we were. One of the entries are photos of Portia's Garden Party....Dwellings " A little of this, a little of that " Be sure to check it out.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
And finally I almost forgot to add my sweet little green and white pine French desk.
Have a great week!!! And stay HOT!! NOT!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Gina and Portia here.. We scouted the Dallas World Trade Center June Gift Buyer's Market. (Sorry, we respected showrooms' privacy when it comes to no photo rules). But they can't stop us from blogging about it right? Well, there was a lot of eco-concious (& budget friendly) design work-again we saw lots of natural and organic fabrics (burlap, hemp, cotton, linen) as well as lots of roots, vines, branches, rocks, shells, bark, etc, in every kind of container imagineable. We noticed a big Indian influence( from the movie Slum Dog Millionaire we assume). Showooms seemed to be either clean and pared down or full blown "sensory attack" stacked full of small items (inexpensive impulse buys?) We didn't notice quite as much tween stuff for the kids, but there was still lots of jewelry to be had- especially charm-like chains that can be added on to (long shelf life!) We saw our friend Jeff Krause in his brand new permanent showroom the Round Top Collection. He and his family have strong connections to Round Top, Texas. He sells metal decor that would brightenthe dreariest day(http://www.thertc.com/) He also used very cool antique furniture and props in his showroom that he buys @ Country Garden Antiques! (Jeff is talented and smart!) Well, I could go on and on, but in the interest of time: Still lots of French, still natural.. birds, brighter colors are stronger than 6 months ago, India, jewelry (duh!) Neutral larger pieces with bright accents, clean or clutter- your choice! Signing off on the topic till the really big market in January. (By the way, Chartreuse, one of Portia's favorites was really strong! Such good taste!!)