Friday, December 14, 2012

Country Garden's Remodel and Open House

Wow!! What a success. Our Open House and Remodeling preview was on December 7th. Over 200 people attended in our newly remodeled antique store. We think fun was had by all, especially as our clients and friends sat outside in perfect weather under a wonderland of christmas lights and candles, thanks to our friends Heidi ( and Portia & Jeff Maloney of Garden Party. Portia and Jeff are also the parents of Mandon Maloney, drummer for our band.
Heidi set up an awesome backdrop of lights for the band "Lil Cap'n Travis", as only Heidi can do. Thanks go out to the band that made their way from Austin and steel guitarist from Oregon.
A very special thanks goes to the Uechtritz Family: Annie was the remodeling project manager; Miranda served as a stylist; Olivia gave up at least one day to help organize; Annies husband Bernie was the official Aussie POLO workhorse and son Bernard, well he was the ladiesman skateboarder.
More thanks go to fellow Antique specialists /cook Bill McCool , Kevin Turner for food and flowers, Sabi for killer postcards; Artist James Chefchis for an outstanding faux finish at the store; and Joel Harris, Linda Reed , Jonathan Matamoris for help with sales, food and beverages. Special thanks for all who attended.
Check Out our article in Dallas Morning News, Home and Garden, in print and online December 15th.
Hope to see you at our location: 147 Parkhouse 75207.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Official Reopening Celebration

The Trinity River District in Dallas is experiencing an incredible change in growth. With the new Santiago Calatrava bridge, the Four Corners Brewery, Chicken Scratch, Smoke, Belmont Hotel, the Workroom Antiques and Phil Romano's Trinity Grove development, we felt that it was time to upgrade our Antique Store which is adjacent to this new district.
   Alan Galichia, Ben Galichia, Gina Tomelleri Galichia in conjunction with decorator Annie Uechtritz and her crew of subcontractors have managed to completely revamp the Parkhouse location in a short two months. Although it has only been two months, to us it seems like two years.
  We  deeply regret that we were unable to attend the fall Roundtop Antique Show in Warrenton Texas but we had to make the decision to focus on remodeling our location in Dallas. The results are finally being completed and we will officially be celebrating on December 7th from 6:30 to 9:30PM.
  Our merchandise has been added to for nearly 9 months now and for the last two months we have continued to purchase fresh inventory which has been secretly set aside for this special occasion.
   We hope everyone that reads this will be able to attend.
    Special thanks go out to our very close friends the Maloney family. Many of you know Portia Maloney, decorator and Antique dealer from Dallas. Her son Mandon and the band Lil' Cap'n Travis from Austin Texas will be able to play at our opening party on Friday night. I won't go into any other details but if you do attend you will be able to not only get the 25% opening discount on our inventory but be able to hear the wonderful sounds of the band.
   Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
   We have also come in contact with a fellow family in the Antique business who recently we devastated by tragedy from Hurricane Sandy. 10% of our proceeds will be going to the small amount of financial help we will offer. It's incomprehensible to us but we do want to give assistance.
Thanks Again and hope to see you all.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vintage Christmas Ornaments for Sale

Christmas is quickly approaching! Come and see all of our decorating ideas and supplies. Its not just about ornaments on trees any more. We have several mantles decorated, small and large displays of White Christmas, the ever popular silver and turquoise combo (also great for Hanukka), and ideas and supplies for gift wrapping too! If you haven't seen our assortment of THOUSANDS of ornaments you need to stop by.

Finishing Touches before Opening Party

With the remodeling project coming to a close, many hours are still needed to finish our project. The carpenter, electrician and painter have been exceptional with their diligent efforts to finish the remodel. I have been pleased with the ability of Annie to shuffle workers to make this project run as smoothly as it has. I didn't realize how much was needed, including personalities of the workers. Somehow we have managed to continue to keep our store open for our customers. We really appreciate the loyalty so many of you have shown and interest in our progress. I am inserting a few photos of our progress. The tentative date for the Grand Opening Get Together is December 7th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. We will be making this a definite date in one week.

Thanks Again from Country Garden Antqiues

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remodel Update

 We are going into our 6th week of Renovation to our Country Garden Antiques store. This renovation will be the largest change we have made to our facility in 20 years. With what we feel to be the worst behind us, it seems that progress is finally being felt. Sore backs and short patience, we are all feeling the pain and hopefully soon will be seeing the finished results. The dust from the concrete saw was the final straw for Gina. There was not enough plastic drape or painters tape to keep the dust from penetrating every crack or crevice in the building. Annie has somehow been able to deal with both workers and owners. Our workers have, for the most part, been the best you could ever imagine. Bad memories of electric warehouse door installations.  I'm sure Annie will be glad when this project is finished. We may have broken her of ever feeling the need to help anyone out in the future. If everything goes as planned we will be celebrating the 1st of December, even if we have to skip the Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Major Remodeling Update

Coming soon will be our remodel Grand Opening Celebration Party. If everyone survives and we are able to clean the dust off the thousands of items, we plan to open before the first of the year. Things are coming along faster than expected. With our favorite Decorator/ Designer/Antique Architectural Specialist .. Annie Uechtritz " IN CHARGE" the outcome is surely going to be a magnificent one. Annie has an incredible eye for detail and somehow has been able to transform her personal rebuilt villa into an unbelievable showplace. As seen in detail, " Horses & Homes " written and photographed by Jenifer Jordan and also photographed by Horchow, Neiman's and JC Penny's. It's easy to see why we feel so fortunate to be a part of her design portfolio. Keep in touch for further progress of the new Country Garden Antique store addition and renovation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Country Garden Store Remodeling Warehouse Sale

After 20 years in business we have made the decision to remodel and expand our store located at 147 Parkhouse, Dallas 75207. The remodeling has helped up decide to liquidate nearly half of our inventory. Therefore we will be having a 4 day sale this weekend. Prices are well below cost. Sale will begin Thursday Oct. 18th thru Sunday. 25% off on Friday and 50% off on Saturday. If anything is leftover on Sunday we will be sure you will be leaving with it. Sale hours are 10-5 and Sunday will be 12-4.