Antique Row is having a tent sale this Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The white tent will be packed full of great bargains, plus everything inside the shop is 20 percent off. I'll be working the morning shift from 10 a.m. to noon - stop by and visit me if you can!
I have to show off the Easter egg tree my Mom made this year.
She plucked the branch from alongside the road after a wind storm. Then she hauled it home, "planted" it in a pot, and dressed it up with miniature baskets, nests, birdies and pretty hand painted Easter eggs. It's turned out so cute, don't you think?
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday with your family!
My son Leighton will be starting kindergarten in just four months - an idea I'm still getting used to. So, I decided it was time to trade in his toddler bed for something a little more grown up.
I found this great iron bed when Stephanie Anne moved a few years ago. I stored it in my in-law's garage for two years before finally bringing it into our home. Here's a picture of Leighton the first night his "big boy bed" moved in.
And here it is today!
I originally was going to do everything custom, but after pricing it all out, decided it was a little too expensive for a five-year-old. He isn't allowed to have nicer bedding than me, right?
So I settled for a mix. I found the striped fabric for the headboard and bedskirt at Pindler & Pindler, and had both pieces finished by my upholsterer. Then, I found the simple tan coverlet from Peacock Alley and the denim blue Euro shams and duvet from Pine Cone Hill. I just asked my upholsterer to dress them up a little by adding some cording in a coordinating Pindler & Pindler fabric.
Next on the list - adding some toy baskets under his bedside tables and recovering his bulletin board in burlap!
I've always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby. And I have to admit, not to watch the horse races. I just need an excuse to wear a fabulous hat!
I'm finally going to get my chance on May 7th at the Think Ahead Group's (TAG) Derby Dallas Kentucky Derby Party benefitting The Center for Brain Health. I'm so excited for my blog to sponsor this cause that is close to both my family and our dear friend Steve Owen's heart. It's going to be such a fun afternoon filled with racing, mint juleps and of course, fancy hats. Please join me!
I spent all day up at Antique Row, filling my booth with new finds like antique garden elements, vintage frames and mirrors, and original art by EMYO and Dallas artist Gina Dunn. Here's a peek...I hope you'll stop in soon for a visit!
Driving on I-35 is not one of my favorite activities, but I braved it twice in a week so I could catch both the opening of the fields and (my two favorites), Marburger Farm and the Big Red Barn.
My cousin Laura and I left Dallas before sunrise on Tuesday and pulled into town right after the Marburger tents opened. This beautiful planter was one of the first things I saw when I walked inside. Of course, you can see it already has a red sold tag on it. You have to move fast at Marburger!
The dealers really make an effort to merchandise their booths. I love this pretty vignette.
These antique whitewashed French doors almost came home with me. Seeing this picture makes me wish they had - they would look so perfect in my dining room hanging above a sideboard.
This giant birdcage was also sold immediately. It is huge. I'm wondering where it's new home will be? I hope it's got some tall ceilings!
One of my favorite stops is David Herron's European Lighting. He has a great selection and I always find a few things for my booth. This year, I bought this Spanish mirror for the shop.
Shopping Marburger is hard work, and we spotted this makeshift massage parlor behind the tents. Strange and scary, don't you think? We couldn't resist a picture!
Instead, we ended our day at Manuel's with margaritas. Cheers!
The next morning, we got in line at the Big Red Barn. It was freezing outside, but I'm so glad we got a spot early - we were the first in the door!
I didn't stop to take pictures inside. If you've been to the Barn before, you can understand why. It was a stampede and I was on a mission! I'm happy to say that between the two of us, we managed to pack the car full of finds.
I'm unpacking everything inside my booth this Thursday. Stop by and take a look!