Monday, April 30, 2012

A Study in Blue, plus Margaritas for You!

Here's a peek at another beautiful home designed by Elizabeth Elsey from my favorite read, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

I love everything about this house - the shades of blue, the mix of antiques, the giant boxwoods - I could move right in! 

In other news, this weekend is a big one for us dealers at Antique Row. Saturday, May 5th is our annual Tent Sale, where everything in the store is 20 to 50 percent off! And since it's Cinco de Mayo, we're throwing in free margaritas for our customers. So please stop by, sip a margarita, and shop for a second. I'll be sitting in the big white tent out back with a frozen, no salt! 

Antique Row Annual Tent Sale
Saturday, May 5th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Backyard Before and After

When we bought our home two years ago, the backyard was bare bones. Our little plot of land came complete with grass, a window box (which I do happen to love) and a really ugly 1980s aggregate patio. 

The backyard has been a big project over the past couple of years. We started by hiring a landscaper to create beds and fill them in with English boxwoods and Savannah Hollies, all of which stay green year-round and tolerate our hot Texas summers. Stroud and I also spent a weekend drilling a wire-patterned trellis into the front wall of our garage. I planted a few Confederate Jasmine vines below the wires, and over the past year they've really made our garage's ugly white siding so much prettier The last step was covering the 1980s gravel patio with pattern-cut Pennsylvania bluestone, building in a grill, and replacing the outdoor lighting with lanterns from Visual Comfort

This is the first year our jasmine vine has bloomed, and it smells amazing. Creating a trellis like this is easy. You just need a drill, some hook and wire, a tape measure and a very patient husband. Click here for a great tutorial on creating your own trellis. 

Happy Spring! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

New dog beds in shop

There's nothing worse than a beautifully decorated room with an old ugly pet bed crammed in the corner. Remember the post I did on Trooper, our pet Brittany? Well, he now sleeps in style, in this rattan dog bed. He's finally decided he likes it, thank goodness. 

So, because I feel so strongly that every dog needs a nice bed (and you shouldn't have to settle for an Orvis cushion) I've ordered these pet beds for the shop.

Super cute, right? They're made of antiqued, white-washed wood and come with a burlap cushion, and are priced at $215 each. Send me an e-mail or visit the shop if you're interested! 

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