Friday, April 22, 2016

Buffet styling complete!

Thanks to all of you that made the long wait to see the finished product. The buffet is in the perfect place and with help from MissLynley it is perfectly accessorized. Creamy dreamy white paint sets the mahogany top off amazingly.  Sherwin William Pure White is the paint color.
Remember the before pictures of this six foot long mahogany buffet?  You can see more of the before here.   A major Craig's list find for $200. It was so worth the hour drive to purchase her.
I normally would not paint over such gorgeous wood, but I had no family ties to this piece and that made it a little bit easier to paint. 
 This area is part of the "light and bright" project for our front two rooms.  My inspiration.. Less than Perfect Life of Bliss.

 This wall had an antique hall tree.  We will probably post the hall tree on Craigs List soon. The hall tree had just become a place to store the grands books and a stray jacket or scarf.
Now family get togethers will have a wonderful place for serving meals away from the always crowded kitchen.
 MissLynley helped me make the final decision on a lamp from Homegoods and I stumbled upon the mirror at Hobby Lobby.
 I was able to keep the original hardware, which I love.  And doesn't she have just the greatest legs?
  Who doesn't love a little extra storage too? It is amazing how a mirror will brighten and expand the feel of a room.
Up next there is only one area of the room left to brighten up a bit.  There is a red couch that needs to be sent to reupholster and maybe add a few cream colored side chairs too.  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Round Top ~ my top ten photo's .... or twenty....

If you have never been to Round Top, when you do go, you will see and feel a very different experience.  Round Top is experiencing a real estate boom and "outsiders" setting up permanent residence.  The "feel" is a changing with new warehouse type shopping.  The Warrenton area will still give you a look at what it used to be. It made me kind of sad.  Texas Monthly had a good article about the changes.
 If anyone knows where I can find the below horse head for less than $175.00, please let me know!
I must give you a tip to never to go to Round Top on the final weekend.  The place was pretty picked over and lots of vendors were already packing up on Saturday. Junkology was closed the entire Saturday.  

 Blue Hills is a super great area and they have built a few new pavilions.
 But alas, empty walls here too!

 Only one daughter, MissAnnMarie and one of my sisters were able to make the trip this year.  I can't remember the last time we had one on one time.  It was fabulous and I might have spoiled her a little.  

 "The Compound" is one of those new areas.  They did build eclectic barn type buildings.  It does draw you in.  We didn't purchase one thing in this cluster of five buildings.

 We all agreed we want a camp house or lake house where doors open on one full side like these!

 Down the road a bit we found tents more to our liking.  My thirtyish daughter did ask what the spools were!  Really she did!  Held one up and said "what are these?"
 See what I mean about things being picked over.   Some of the display walls were very bare. But, if you want a Chinese dragon head, Chinese checker board or a strong man bell ringer thing without the bell.  You can find it here.

 I wonder how long it took to make this denim rug and how fun is this table base?

 The red band uniforms caught my eye first and then the city name!  My college town of Ruston, LA. Yes, the owner of this booth grew up in Ruston and a girlfriend called her to see if she wanted the band uniforms for her shop.  Reminds me of 76 trombones and Music Man.

 We managed to fill the car, after several different load and unloads.  Then we found the least amount of traffic to hit the road for home!  It was more of a girls weekend than a shopping one, usually we are filled to the top of the car roof.
Till next time .... Round Top, Texas

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rehearsal dinner with a Tex-Mex twist

 Level Two in the Dallas design district was the perfect location for a rehearsal dinner.
 The lanterns with flowers on a bed of moss were elegant and fun.
The Mother of the Groom shopped Ebay and stores for Mexican themed containers.  She wanted all types of red flowers and they popped just perfect with the theme.

 The adorable lucky couple!
 and... cupcakes and cookies for dessert!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I interrupt my Round Top posting for flowers!

The weekend after our girls Round Top, Antique Week trip, I had booked two jobs for rehearsal dinner and wedding flowers, all in one weekend!  I am insane and will never do that again.  "One event a weekend rule only" from now on!
400 North Ervay in Dallas is where the reception was held.  An old courthouse/post office location in downtown Dallas was gorgeous with beautiful old wood accents and a wonderful coffered ceiling.  The theme was silver and white for the florals.  So classy.
I love wedding cake!  With flowers it is even more stunning.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Magnolia and The Findery, Waco, Texas

The start to our girls trip to Round Top Antique Week had us driving smack dab in the middle of Waco.  So of course,  we exited I35 and took two turns and we were at the Silo's.  If you are a Fixer Upper fan you know exactly what I am talking about.  We arrived four minutes to 9AM at Magnolia.  We saw a small line in the rain with umbrellas and ponchos. But, by the time we parked and ran through drizzling rain the doors had opened to Magnolia and we walked right in. 

 I found what I came looking for... one of those Magnolia hand thrown flower pots. 
 Very nice touch Chip and Joanna, having your employees pass out rain ponchos if needed.
 The drizzle did not put a damper on the beginning of our trip.  The rain may have made my curls  and my sister's curls expand about two more inches though! My daughter rounded out our party of three.

 No one playing or eating at food trucks in the cold dreary morning either.

 Right down the street we headed to the Findery.  I have been following them on Instagram and was ready to take a look.  I do, declare.. how cute are these placemats and coasters.  

 And see how close this two story shop is to the Silo's a short walk or ride down the street.
Next up .... Round Top, Texas
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