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.