Round Top hangover

Well another Round Top Antiques show has come and gone!  It was fun and productive and yes exhausting!  I am trying to get myself together to tackle computer work and catching up! and laundry! But I had to drop and show you a few things…first, a photo from a fun Country Living dinner that design besties Becki Griffin and Jenny Johnston and I went to last week.  So fun! I didn’t get great photos of the styling but it was so cute and I bet Becki will do a fun post on it in the weeks to come!  She always gets better photos because well she is a photographer and all;;

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Also speaking of Country Living, the November issues is ON STANDS and in mailboxes and it features the Old Glory house I told you about..the project I was working on over the summer and blogged about here! This is my first time to have my work in this publication so I am excited! AND Becki yes OUR BECKI of Curious Details styled it for Country Living…so proud of her..she rocked it! of course!

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Sorry for the cheesy grainy picture and goofy frin…hubs took this with his ancient cell phone (laying on the sofa) when I ran into the house to show him!! SO proud of this project and adore the homeowners and everything about what we did so much! Holly Kuhn gave us a lot of creative freedom and trusted me on this project and also gave me a great canvas to work with and all of her antiques at my disposal..dream job!

So aside from all of this, I was also searching for antiques and rugs the past few weeks for clients in Louisiana and Oklahoma and Dallas!  I found a great rug for my Dallas client and also THE most amazing table for my new Louisiana house I am working on…Just look at this…8 feet of French cherry BEAUTY!  19th century yall!  SEATS TEN!

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It has a leg in the middle and I love the apron on the ends, it will look so amazing in my client’s new home with monogrammed parsons chairs all around!

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Oh and last but certainly not least…Melaine from the fab blog MY SWEET SAVANNAH was in town for the show with her gorgeous friend Tonya!  It was so fun to finally meet Melaine.  Paige and Smoot Hull of the Vintage Round Top hosted us at their place for a little mini blogger get together..so fun! I can’t wait to see Melaine’s blog post about her visit to Texas.  She is just as gorgeous in person and so sweet…Loved meeting you Melaine!

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(from the left, Tonya, Paige Hull,Becki Griffin, moi, and Melaine from My Sweet Savannah)

That’s it for now..sorry I didn’t get more beauty shots of cool stuff in tents but my iphone kept getting clogged up with photos (I haven’t found my cord to download and erase since moving)…

Have a great week y’all!  I will be back soon to show you more from the Old Glory house that Country Living did not show…so many nooks and crannies in that house that need blog time!

Shopping at Leftovers Antiques

As many of you know one of my favorite stores in Texas, and a longtime blog sponsor, is Leftovers Antiques & Home Mercantile in Brenham. Texas. And one of the best times to visit the store is during the fall and spring Round Top Show.

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I mean just look at this table…i have to show a close up! And the walls from a French hotel! You have to see this in person.

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And the blue pond boat!

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I have been working with them for over a year on rebranding their business and developing a new website. I have enjoyed working with them so much and learning more about antiques and the business of buying abroad and importing etc.  They are also sponsors on the blog and I am proud to report each season what new is going on at their wonderful store each season as many of you travel to our area for Texas Antiques Week or just a weekend getaway.

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That is great thing about Leftovers, they are open all of the time whether it’s rain or shine, antiques week or not.  But during the time before and during the Antique Shows they do truly BRIM with antique goodness…both European and American, big and small.  Huge pieces to fill a wall or build a room around or a small collection of bottles, a Christmas ornament or turtle shell!  I love this green handled box.

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And they always have blue and white which you know I love, both old transferware and now some new blue and white lamps!

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If you follow them on Facebook and Instagram you will know when containers arrive and can truly get first pickings.

Are their pieces an investment? yes but they aren’t things you will find at Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware.  They have survived wars and travelled across the ocean to give your home some character and history.  I think that is something we all crave a bit.

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Ed and Michael spend months each year living and traveling around Europe looking for antiques to bring back to Texas and offer for sale.  That is an expensive venture and adds into the cost of the piece. Some pieces also get special attention, restoration or retrofitting so they are ready to use once places with customers.

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This summer, Ed and Michael totally flipped the store and added a “Lake Leftovers” section with an American camping/hunting/fishing vibe.  Clearly more American and rustic in feel than what they usually do, the new displays also have some Scottish plaid mixed in for a great mix of American and European we all  love and expect of their store. Such a mix of rustic and glam!

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Of course they also know for bedding and rugs and they continue to carry Bella Notte, Traditions, Pom Pom, Dash and Albert and now Arte Pura!  This line also includes some amazing drapery panels!  They have also found some antique beds (which are full size) and had them stretch to larger sizes to fit modern lifestyle..love that.

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The store is full of new antiques straight from Europe as well as gifts and bedding, rugs, books, lighting, epicurean and more.

Stop by anytime during Round Top and YOU ARE INVITED to their annual JAZZ NIGHT party this Saturday with music and yummy food and drink from 6-9 pm! I will be there and would love to meet you!

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[ Photos by Becki Griffin of Curious Details and Natalie Lange of the Shady Acre]

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