Saturday, March 31, 2012

Round Top Our Way......You're Invited!

Our Shop is 15 minutes from Round Top. Sun April 1 we wil be open 11 til 5 (maybe later)We will be open next week Mon 12 to 6 (maybe later)
Tuesday we will be open 10 til 9 serving wine starting at 4 but the added bonus is you are invited to a booksigning !!!!!!!

The fabulous faux finish artist Leslie Sinclair will be signing her hot book Segreto Secrets,
a collection of her work in some gorgeous homes by different designers.......From 5 til 9 Tues.

Wed, Thurs, Fri we will be open 10 til 9 (Maybe later) . Sat 10 til 5. Closed Easter.
 So why do we not set up a tent at Round top??

Because we don't want to put this somewhere like, well,

This.  We are so close we want to show our shop like people expect it to be and have seen or ours and other blogs all over the world.  We admire the fabulous dealers who come out to this area  and brave the elements to make Antiques weeks a success.
 We want people to have a comfortable, cozy,elegant place to come after
hitting the fields.... And THAT"S work......... So stop in next week, and have a glass of wine with us
and relax in the lifestyle that is Beadboard.  See you Soon! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Round Top: A Touch of Europe's Last Visit

On Saturday La Bahia will open it's doors again for Round Top Antiques week.
It saddens me today THIS will be the last visit for A Touch of Europe here at Round Top.  Not bad news you will be able to buy online but some other additional  business opportunities
so they won't be able to make the semi annual trip.

Mimi and Peter will be bringing a huge shipment of the most fabulous vintage linens scoured from France, Belgium, Eastern Europe........ And they are gorgeous....


Lots of Embroidered Sheets, great prices!

Look at this, gorgeous no??????

Oh and did I mention Quilts,and bolster covers....?

This is cute,,a vintage shirt made into a pillow cover.........

Tablecloths, napkins runners........


And a HUGE selection of pillow shams........

And unique things like this  a French Bread Bag Embroidered with

What Else???????? It now resides in my kitchen.
So Stop in and see them on Hwy 237 La Bahia antiques fair Opening Sat. Before or After you visit come see us at Beadboard UpCountry!!!!!!!!!! Arte Pura and vintage linens look great together!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Surprise guest at your wedding!!!!!!!

So you have booked the Manchester town hall in Manchester England at the same time as The Queen of England, was having an occasion for her Diamond Jubliee.....
What do you do ???? Send her a jovial note inviting Her Highness to your wedding festivities.....
Guess What ?
SHE SHOWS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this cute or what??????
Congrats to the happy couple!!!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The ART of Arte Pura Table Linens

I'm not going to write a lot on this one, just want you to enjoy the beautiful table linens of Arte Pura.
This is with the elegant lace trim and the Evento Slipcover...

The elegant lace down the center on the left and on a border on the right.

The Tulle lace on the left on an octogonal tablecloth and Swarovski crystal on the right with a
crochet runner....

The Geometrica organza over linen in a diamond pattern on a tablecloth and runner.

The tulle lace in assorted pieces and some eyelet runners folded in the back on the left.
On the right the more contemporary shirred lace covered by an unbellished tablecloth.

Left The Geomectrica mixed with the Arabesque embroidery and on the right the crochet lace.

A close up of the Arabesque embroidery..............With the little linen basket and a napkin.

So after seeing these pictures, here is our current version in our window we moved outside to photograph. 

Add a little Juliska dinnerware and Arte Pura Ambra glasses, along with the florals we carry in the shop.........And Voila!
So if you would like a catalog of the " Eye Candy" Email us at

Also a big Thank You!!!!!! To Joni Webb from Cote De Texas for mentioning us when the Evento Slipcovers were used in a gorgeous house designed by Julie Dodson. You can see at

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The ART of Arte Pura

Anyone who reads this blog knows I am insanely crazy for this line of Italian linens.  This is now a dated word "bedspreads" Not here.....  Some of these beauties are like gowns, double as duvets, embellished as much or as little or as much as you want.    
 32 gorgeous colors and 10 trims make your bed so unique.....
Take the Majia (above for example.....)  It can be ordered 12 ways. If you have a pet that sleeps on the bed you can lose the center crochet, and have a trim added to the border as shown below.

Yes this is the same bedspread.... With the Elegant Lace trim and no crochet on the top.  There is a relaxed volante surrounding the whole spread and an extra layer of linen added for a duvet insert. This example adds the sparkle of Swarovski crystal......Oh, and both come with an extra layer of linen encased organza....... Totally washable.

This is the Atollo.... A Puckered Linen in the Arguilla Old color..... Very popular in Gray.
Pillows are enhanced with Italian writing or a crown on a white background
you choose from three colors.
This is Lido, a clean contemporary look..... with a linen border.....
The linen top is embroidered in a geometric circle motif.

This in Amaryllis a cotton velvet soft as butter embroidered with "Cornelly Roses" in Chenille...
 Totally reversible to a soft brushed cotton.......

I love this one.... Oasi. Linen encased in organza with roses and cotton jersey ruched ruffles all around with a linen volante on the bottom.
This is a personal favorite......Every spread has a coordinating deco pillow and some have coordinating curtains........This is one that does......

The lovely Zaffiro in the Incanto Old....... Linen with Organza embroidered with roses with a volante encased in organza.  Looks like it is encased in gossamer.....Very ethereal.

This is Sorgente Similar to Zaffiro but with an arabesque embroidery and a double volante surrounding the entire spread...... We have one in the shop in a pale peachy pink everyone calls it the Peach Souffle Bed.

Oh yes they make curtains...... Incredible curtains.........

We just got the ones in on the right.... I am not usually a tab top person but when there are big
pearls on the tabs it changes the whole look.
If you are coming up for Round Top Antiques Weeks we invite you in to see these marvelous examples
of Italian linen and workmanship..... The line is huge including table top, bath, day/dream wear no one is wearing to bed and robes and accessories....... OR we can email you the catalog so you can peruse the eye candy at your leisure.  Just email us at

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Flowers in the Fireplace

They had some fabulous hyacinths at a local garden shop, reminded me of some we bought in Paris.
So I stuck them in the fireplace.  The fireplace is from the 50's when the house was built.

I know the black tiles are not currently in vogue but when I place lights or candles there the reflect them beautifully at night and if, in the spring I place flowers in there they look great against the dark background.

These flowers were a gift from our friends Pauline and John.
The Waterford glasses make great votive holders.
It was a good week for flowers around here!!!!!!!