Monday, March 29, 2010

They're Back!!!!!!!!!! Bluebonnets, Round Top, and Antiques!!!

Here we go again!!!!!!Gorgeous weather, great wildflowers, and The Round Top Antiques Fair!!!!
Ok everybody has been asking....... We will be open 10 AM til 8? or later....Through Friday.
Sat 10 til 6PM.. Sunday, Rehab.........

Where have I been????? France???? Not this time, BLUE HILLS in Round Top, Texas. Here are some of the French
offerings at the first tent on the right......

It is sunny, dry, and a great day for poking through Great STUFF!

The great thing about antiqueing in this area of Texas in the spring is you can get ANYTHING while in jeans, sipping a Shiner Bock Beer, and eating great Bar-B-Que. While driving in you see stunningly beautiful fields of yellow, red( indian paintbrush) pink and of course our state Fleur the bluebonnet....

485$ Not bad ! All the original knobs, I thought this was sweet.....

For the Francophile, Heaven.

Darling armoire......

This reminds me of Miss Trouvais..... She would fill it with a derriere load of lavender...

Confit pots.. I love these.....

My shopping partner fell in love with the industrial table in the front...(it's hers now) Very popular. Going in a guest cottage out here in the country as a coffee table.
By the way what are those guys drinking??????They don't look like they are having fun do they???????? Oh, and this is where some of the best Bar B Que is now located, BLUE HILLS. The Methodist Men's Bar-B-Que... They cook a mean Brisket and people are seeking them out......They always do......More to come.....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Arte Pura...Putting it all on the Pass Line

First, I apologize for neglecting my blog responsibilities.
but a girl has to make a living.......Now I need feedback from you!!!!!!!!
This is the line I bought at M&O. I think it is truly wow.
It is gorgeous Italian linen with coordinating towels,
tabletop and accessories.

A pillow cover / bag with an embroidered rose looped terry with a relaxed linen bow.

The linen feels
fantastic!!!!!! Soft with just the right weight.

THIS is what blew me away. For all those "wrinklephobic" beings out there how about if you just throw this in the wash, then dry it and JUST PUT IT BACK ON THE BED!!!!!!
HOW ABOUT 40 COLORS!!!!!!!! And there are coordinating towels! This Atollo style has a built in ruffle for a relaxed ruffle effect or to tuck under on a platform bed........
They do some printed pillows that are very romantic... The name Arte Pura..... to see their website go to Here's the hitch.. Everything is in Italian. The price sheets, measurements, everything, and of course you have to do bank transfers to Italy,in Euros, so I had to get a Dictionary Italiano just to figure out a towel is a spugne ( like a sponge).

Here is another bed in white mixed with some double flanged pillows in midnight navy on a coverlet with the embroidered roses and crystal. They laser the crystal on so it is actually fused into the fabric....So, it stays on in the wash..... So have I lost my mind????????? I'm a Francophile!
Have I hung my derriere out to dry investing in this????

See the little sparkle? Also there are curtains with tab top but under the tabs are sloppy ties and ruffles on the lower third of the panel.

Embroidered roses with some of the crystals that are lasered on.....The crystals are mostly on accessory pieces and are not overdone......

Tabletop with linen baskets with the crystals.. How Fun is this???? They do runners, tablecloths, napkins, napkin rings.. etc....... They also don't take foreverto be made like some companies....

Adorable linen bags.

There are lounge wear pieces, shirts and coordinating towels for all the bedding.
So tell me I didn't mess up.............!!!!!!!Please!
Oh, and my excuse for neglecting my blogging duties? I am working on two design projects. one a new upcountry home with guest house.....The otherlocated in Houston.
And we are getting the shop ready for High Holy Days otherwise known as ROUND TOP!!
So it's been 24/7 literally..........Hang in there my lovely readers......We love and appreciate you!!
Oh and Happy Birthday to Robes!!!!!Today!
And Happy St Patty's Day Tomorrow!!!!!! (those are High Holy Days for US!)