Open house photos & Favorite things

Being a part of the creation and launch of a retail store has been fun and exciting.  Seeing that store flourish and develop new space and come into the holidays…even better.  This past Saturday, True Blue Home opened its “Show Cottage” in an 1850s structure down the block from the flagship store!!

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The weather wasn’t perfect but it was still such a lovely day welcoming people into the space and seeing their reaction to seeing new product in a “homey” setting with candles flickering and refreshments. This project has added to my joy so much this holiday year.  So grateful to be a part.  For those of you who live too far or were unable to make it here are a few shots.  Watch the TBH website for more images and announcements about upcoming events at the property.

The kitchen has vaulted ceilings and opens up to the sweetest little screened porch balcony that feels like a treehouse almost!

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Notice the “tiny cottage” out back…you can see more of that soon on the TBH site! More pics coming this week!

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And then the bedroom..aaah… Fabrics and pillows from les Indiennes and all lighting in the house from Visual Comfort all of which you can purchase from True Blue!

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The Cottage will be open again this coming Saturday Dec 19th from 12-5 and Wednesday Dec 23rd from 12-5.  Again, watch the True Blue Home website and social media for more info on special ladies events and lodging!

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{Image by the lovely Natalie Lacy Lange}

The cottage is an extension of items, a showcase, of product sold in the store down the street.  These are some of my favorite things in stock at the True Blue Home store on main street!


 (1.) Deauville lamp by Visual Comfort is one of my fave, it’s at the higher end pricepoint and traditional but fresh, one of their very best lamps in my opinion, (2) John Robshaw pillows, both the store and cottage are full of John Robshaw pillows ready for the plucking and plopping, (3) Burleigh pottery made in England perfect for a friend for or teacher, (4) A more modern Visual Comfort lamp, the “Ring”, TBH has these in stock to freshen your living room ASAP, (5.) More English pottery, this Emma Bridgwater pattern is a classic and some are already packaged for quick gifts, (6) Don’t tell Camille but she is totally getting one of these from Santa, a throwback graphic used during WWII in England, perfect for groceries and toting! (7) The Visual Comfort Dauphine lamp, good for a smaller table or guest nightstand, we have one on the kitchen counter in the cottage! Great value too, (8) Sugarboo art, this one makes me think of my Henry who scatters joy, and mischief!, (9) The blue version of the classic Emma Bridgewater pottery, I hear this one is my friend Susie’s wish list for Christmas!, (10.) Last but not least A NEW SOFA, this Moss Studio Emma Sofa and chairs are in stock in the store they are in the prettiest soft gray blue fabric, made in America y’all.  

From the inexpensive tote and cute mug to the dreamy sofa and investment lamp, True Blue Home has great items IN STOCK, so please come by and shop if headed to Austin or Houston or 290 or ShopLocal!  Watch the TBH website and Instagram for details on holiday hours! And remember the Cottage will be open again this coming Saturday, Dec 19th 12-5 and Wed, Dec  23rd 12-5 pm!  You don’t want to miss! For quick directions click here.

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  1. I am drooling all over my keyboard!! Dang I wish I lived in Texas! This is just toooooo gorgeous. Thank you for scattering joy to your readers here by sharing this precious cottage. Merriest of Christmases to you Holly. 🙂

  2. oh my goodness Holly…..these pictures did not disappoint…..thank you so much for sharing. When you can….please share more. The cottage is perfection…..and just lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours…..

  3. Both the shop and the cottage are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos and your amazing talent. Can you share the name and source of the woven blinds in the bedroom in the cottage?
    Merry Merry Christmas to you and may wonderful blessings come your way in 2016

  4. One of everything! It’s all… wait for it… lovely! xo

  5. OMG…..gorgeous Holly! That bedroom….dying!

  6. I love, love, love it all! I will visit “True Blue Home” and Cottage in the future! I am missing getting to see your Christmas decorations…please share! Merry Christmas to you & the boys!!!

  7. I am not a “blue” person but this could change my mind!!!


  9. It is PERFECTION, sweet friend. Every last detail! And I promise I won’t tell Camille about her treat, but she is going to LOVE it!!! 😉

  10. Is the bedroom painted Edgecomb Gray? I am loving the blue and white!!

  11. The cottage is slamming! Would love to get my butt to Texas for a stay. Holly, just wanting to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for opening your heart to your readers this year about your struggles and journey. You keep it so real and have the most beautiful heart. I hope you have the time/desire to throw a few photos on your blog of your Christmas décor from this year, you really hit home with me when you talked about choosing “happy” this holiday and not having to drag out every decoration you own. That was a much needed sentiment. 😉

  12. Holly everything looks fabulous! I am so happy for you and wish you continued success!!

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