Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Jesika (my fabulous, incredible, wonderful, beautiful daughter) and I took a little trip to Georgetown, Texas a couple of weeks ago to treasure hunt at Gatherings' Garage Sale. Stephanie and her crew have a couple of great garage sales every year. The shop looked wonderul as always and was all done up for Halloween. We found great stuff at the garage sale and in the shop.

These three shots are just some of the garage sale area.

This Halloween display greeted us as we walked in the front door.

More great halloween.

A pretty display

Lots and lots of lovely lace.

Love old typewritters. Someday I want to do a whole wall in them!!!

And yet another wonderful display

Great place, Huh?

Ron and I just got back from Round Top/Warrenton where we shopped till we dropped (one night we were still shopping until 11), helped Robin and John style the Magnolia Pearl booth at Marberger Farm, and attended Theresa Cano's Garden Antiques Vintage blog party. All of that in the next blog.

Monday, September 19, 2011


I know I promised you more Halloween, and more you shall see, but I wanted to show you Skye and Henry's in Fredericksburg, Texas. The sweet owner, Margo Andregg and I go way back, We both worked together at Homestead back in the day and have been friends ever since. When she decided to move her store to a wonder old historic building on West Main in Fredericksburg, she called and asked if I could help with some styling. Take a look.

Go by and see all the fabulous fabrics, beautiful beds, and awesome antiques at Skye and Henry's. Next time I'll show you pics of Gatherings in Georgetown, Texas.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


And as promised here is more of the Open House.

Loved this area. Most of this sold including the fainting couch, the skeleton, the deer painting and the quilt. But we still have lots and lots of great stuff left!!!!

My dear sweet friend Robin Brown of Magnolia Pearl, yall know who she is, well she is one of the most generous, giving people I have ever been blessed to know. She sent me these wonderful ballet shoes along with a Magnolia Pearl silk dress, "just cuz". What a treat!!!! She had used the slippers as props in her booth at Marburger Farm and you all know how fabulous her booth is. Anyway we hung them over this bed, and I loved the way they looked.

This is our alchemist's den

A wide shot of part of our Black and white display.

Thats all for now, but there is still much more to show you, so check back soon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


All last week while we were moving around furniture, hanging and re-hanging mirrors, and fall and halloween banners, cleaning, dusting, sweeping and vacuuming and pulling out all our stockpiled fall and halloween merchandise getting ready for our Fall and Halloween Open house, it was hard to think about Fall. The thermometer was still topping out at over a 100 degrees everyday. But the day of the open house even the weather seemed to cooperate, and it was a little cooler, and felt a little more fall-ish. We had a great turnout and lots of compliments on the store. And best of all, we had some great sales!!! That is the best compliment of all.

So the evening before our little shindid I snapped these pictures of vultures circling near the store. How apropos, huh?

A wide shot of one display

Here are some of the things I made.

"Raven" box.

Happy Haunting box.

Fall and Halloween crowns. The one on the concrete statue sold first thing.

The black velvet pumpkin flew out the door, and the burlap covered rocker has found a new home too!!!

Pumpkins, Pumpkins everywhere. The fabulous old rope has left the building.

I covered these large votive holders with burlap and added the sull in top hat image.

Gotta run, but the there is lots more to show you. Check back in a day or two for part 2.