Monday, November 30, 2009

December Mondays means DEEP Discounts!!

Back from a quick trip to Kansas City we are exhausted,,, to say the least. Shopping went well but the family did come first. I was able to snap a photo of Ben on our big Green tractor.
If you have never been able to visit Neiman Marcus during the Christmas season, this is the year. You have got to make a special attempt to make it. Windows and the storefronts are now decorated better than ever. The Neiman's attitude is great. Why let the media get you down. Work a little harder and enjoy life a little more. You can see it in their windows!! A salute to a company that is giving back to this town and this year to our childrens education.

Most important matters---Why not make this Christmas a memorable one by hand selecting that special gift for that special person. Not only will this be a memorable year but also one that took some time and thought. Sure we also have gift certificates but if you feel a little more courageous, you can choose anything from an antique Christmas ornament to jewelry, a painting, or an ancient artifact. Country Garden Antiques is offering bloggers 25% discount on all items throughout our store now until Dec. 21st. Come check out our HUGE selection of vintage Christmas ornaments and be sure to mention this ad. A unique way of decorating that is guaranteed to bring back memories of past Christmas childhood.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Big Monday Morning "Home Run"

This last week was good to us. Ususally, we are able to score a few nice items but this last week turned out to be better than normal. The iron pieces and concrete statuary was only surpassed by the early 19th Century Corner Cabinet and Painted Italian Dresser. We were able to purchase several pieces of jewelry (Ivory, sterling etc.) old mirrors, very fine Victorian lace and clothing, old books, flower pots, paintings and frames, 2 great old plant stands, even an 8' long painted iron chicken feeder.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday's Fix

With Christmas just around the corner the pressure is beginning to mount. Whether it's the "Mall" or "the mall", shopping is shopping to me. I love it all! This week we were able to get some wonderful items. Pink was in and so was white. The pink nightstands, pink wreath, pink lamps, pink pedestal, , white table, white shelf, white alabaster lamps(pr), white alabaster French clock, white Mother of Pearl knife and fork set, etc. We managed to pick up a Hermes scarf and several Italian scarves, a great pair of leather barrel chairs, Caucasian rug, Victorian Dome, jewelry, and to top it off.. an old 18 light French Chandalier. Yes, Santa was good to us this last week and he can be good to you too. Naughty or Nice.
For more photos feel free to access the album.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Please "LORD" don't let me forget that the name of Industrial Blvd. has now officially been changed to "Riverfront". As my wife can verify, I tend to be (alot) forgetful and I am sure an angry customer will call, upset that I told them to turn left off of I-35 and Continental and drive until you get to Industrial Blvd. The signs have now been changed to Riverfront. I will apologise ahead of time. In about a year and a half the new Suspension Bridge will be completed. Parkhouse/Continental is proposed to be the central station before the new walking bridge and potential Dart/Trolly bridge that will lead to the NEW WEST Dallas shopping area and later to Oakcliff. Yes, this little area is about to be transformed. Riverfront Blvd. will also be experiencing major changes in itself. This all is quite exciting.
Congratulations to the new LuLa B's West that officially opened last night with an incredible blowout. We are always glad to see new shops in the area. For the collectors of Mid-Century collectors there seems to be a big push in the Trinity District Antique area for the look. Just a few months ago John Bacile opened his Antique Shop and Mall on (Riverfront Dr.) and calls it "Antiques Moderne". The place is an experience to say the least!! You will be pleased!!

My apology for not blogging earlier.

Monday, November 2, 2009

1st November Monday ! Christmas??

Yes, we are ready for Christmas with our displays of Vintage Christmas ornaments. Last week was Grueling to say the least!!! Thanks all of you for the kind words regarding my 92 yr old Fathers passing.
Like my wedding day, I was able to channel a little of my anxiety by squeezing in an important antique sale or two. A long walk on my property and photos of one young doe also helped divert anxiety.
Last Saturdays Street Sale was one of our best turnouts ever. The weather was FABULOUS !!! What Fun !!!