Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Art In Shop!

Christmas is just 11 days away, can you believe it? If you're still searching for the perfect gift, take a peek at the new canvases hanging in my booth at Antique Row. I'm so excited to feature the beautiful work of my dear friend and Dallas artist Nicole Groth...

 "Cream Roses"

 "Coral Roses"

And new landscapes and angels from Atlanta artist Melissa Payne Baker

"Blue Skies"


"In the Meadow"




"Petite Angel/Rust"


"Petite Angel/Yellow"

See everything in person at my booth in Dallas' Antique Row. Shipping available throughout the United States. Happy shopping! 

Lindley Arthur Antiques at Antique Row
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Set of Antique French Maps

Nothing makes a statement like arranging a group of prints - in this case, antique maps - on a blank wall. 

I found a set of regional French maps from 1792 - still mounted on their original linen and had them framed for the shop They're large in size and would look stunning grouped together on a wall. $625 each or $2,400 for the set of four. E-mail me at if interested. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Peek Inside a Pretty Home

Hello friends! Has everyone been as crazy as I've been with the holidays? I love this time of year but with it comes a little less time for blogging. So I apologize for my absence. Speaking of Christmas, we had our first party last night - the Armstrong Elementary (where my boys are students) first grade parents got together at the beautiful home of Christy and Ben Abbott. My sweet friend Stacy did a beautiful job planning the night, and homeowner Christy let me snap a few shots of her pretty house to share with you. 

Me, Stacy Mullikin, Allison Iresdale and April Young in front of the Abbotts' pretty silver and gold Christmas tree

This wasn't my first time inside - the home was featured on the Armstrong-Bradfield Holiday Home Tour last year, and it was by-far my favorite. I shamelessly toted around my camera all night. This is a glimpse of the study which is just off the front entrance. 

The den off the kitchen is finished in light colors. I love the seating arrangement. Christy loves minerals and has several custom lamps throughout her home, all which she created at Mineral Hunters in the Dallas Design District. 

The Abbott's breakfast nook off the kitchen...

and a pretty console sitting at the end of the downstairs hallway. The flowers in the home were all created by Dallas' very talented Lauren Renfrow with L Floral Design

Those who know me well know I'm a bath girl. I might never get out of the tub if I lived here! I love how she's used a cowhide rug instead of a traditional bath mat, too. 

Christy is so creative and did a lot of the design herself. Here she put a set of six bulletin boards from Ballard Designs together to make a large palette to hang her children's artwork in the playroom. 

Her son Bodie has such a great room - the industrial lights and vintage "b" sign are perfect for a little boy. 

Honestly, my photos don't do the home justice - there are so many beautiful finishes and details that are impossible to capture. This home was one of many pretty houses featured on last year's Armstrong-Bradfield Holiday Home Tour. Don't miss this year's tour which is 
this Friday, December 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to buy tickets! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

A French Patisserie Table

The first antique that I bought for myself was a French patisserie table. It was advertised in an estate sale, and I arrived before the sun came up to get in line. Ten minutes later, it was mine. It's moved to three different houses with me, and today it sits against a window in our bar. 

These tables were used in French bakeries to roll dough. Some date back to the mid 19th century while others are "newer", circa 1920s. Most come with white marble tops and iron bases. Today, they make great display pieces or even small dining tables. 

I found this pretty one at an antique show and just moved it inside my booth. It's hard to tell from this photo, but the iron base has a weathered verdigris finish with a flower. The top is the original white marble. $1,250 at Lindley Arthur Antiques in Antique Row, call 214.616.2582 if interested! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Contemporary Classic in Arkansas

The new issue of At Home in Arkansas just arrived, and I'm loving this Fayetteville home designed by Melissa Haynes. The boxwoods had me at the front door! 

A pair of creamy Lee Industries sofas flank the fireplace. This room has a beautiful mix of textures and finishes. 

Subway tiles are everywhere but this blue-gray version from Waterworks makes a pretty pop against the white cabinets. 

Most of the home is finished in pale blues and soft neutrals.

Breezy sheers by Fabricut and a chandelier from Oly Studio keep the palette light. 

The outdoor areas are just gorgeous - Haynes mixed French, Mediterranean and British architecture and somehow made it all work! 

More boxwoods and look at the shape of that pool!

To read the complete interview with Melissa Haynes in the At Home in Arkansas, click here

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Open House at Antique Row!

Fall is in full swing, which in Dallas means Partner's Card shopping and our annual Open House at Antique Row this Thursday evening in the shop. 

During the party, everything in the store is at least 20-percent off, whether you've got a Partner's Card in your purse or not. All of our dealers are working hard this week, bringing in new merchandise and re-styling their pretty spaces. Just in time for the party, I've unpacked some gorgeous new pieces from Emily Ozier, like this 48" x 48" canvas "Cafe at Carmel"

And "Shenandoah Valley I and II", both 30" x 40". 

My booth is filled with lots of new treasures. Here are some vignettes from my space.

Please swing by Thursday night and have a glass of wine with me! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cheaper Copies of CONRAD

When it comes to natural grass shades, CONRAD is king. They've been in business for more than 50 years, and are known for their expert hand craftsmanship. 

I love the simplicity and subtle texture the CONRADs add to rooms. 

I have a wall of windows in my living room that I've been dying to fill with natural grass shades. So my first stop was CONRAD. I'll admit, I had NO idea how expensive this line was. I nearly choked after I got the bid. I could pay for my oldest son's college education for what five simple shades cost! 

So I was pretty excited when I heard about a copy-cat  right here in Dallas, Designer's Workroom. They created their own version of the famous grass shades which they call "The Wind Song Collection." It comes in four neutral colors (which look just like the real deal) and their bid was HALF the price as CONRAD's!  

But they were still out of my budget. So I gave my local Budget Blinds salesman a call. I'm serious - no laughing!  An interior designer friend let me in on this secret source. Jim from Budget Blinds arrived in his van with four sample books of natural shades. I must warn you, most were chunky beaded tribal-looking weaves, but inside was a gem - an almost exact copy of a CONRAD. I was shocked when I saw the bid. It was about 75-percent cheaper than the Wind Song version, which makes it almost free compared to CONRAD. Two weeks later, they were installed in my living room.

I consider Jim from Budget Blinds one of my favorite finds - and I had to share it with all of my readers. Please give him a call and ask for the CONRAD look-alike...he'll know which sample to pull!