29 January 2010

Feedbag Decor at Olivine

 

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Olivine, the wonderful home decor store in the Rice Village.  There’s a 20% off sale, store wide going on right now.

 

When Olivine, a home decor store,  moved  their location to the Rice Village last September, Helen – it’s charming owner – ordered a truckload of merchandise from French Laundry Home.   That small furniture and bedding company is heavily invested in the feedbag look, which I am slightly crazy for.    All the new merchandise had not yet arrived by the time of the grand opening -  but it’s in the store now.   So exciting!  Some of you might not be devoted to the feedbag and burlap look, but I am totally obsessed with it.    Last year I used feedbags bought on eBay for a client’s living room:

 

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A client’s living room where I used feedbag pillows.  I also included pillows made out of the Ikat fabric for when the client wants a change.

 

 

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L.A.’s Dan Marty is often credited with helping fuel the feedbag/burlap decorative trend last year.   His fabulous showroom is sadly now closed.   While Marty’s furniture was upholstered in lowly burlap and feedbag instead of pricey fabrics – his pieces were still very, very expensive.

 

 

imageAt Olivine in Houston, they carry French Laundry Home, a furniture collection very similar to Dan Marty’s, but with much lower price points.  This chair in the front window caught my eye – I’d been anxiously waiting to see the new merchandise in person.   

 

 

imageThe chair from the back.  The lettering is on both the front and the back.   Notice too how French Laundry Home leaves the very small nails exposed – a tiny detail  taken from antique French chairs that is seeing a resurgence.

 

 

imageThis is the chair from the new collection that I really wanted to see.  From French Laundry Home – here they used two different sizes of large nail heads.   A slipper chair, it is low and wide. 

 

 

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image The back is cane and its cushion actually looks like a pillow.

 

 

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French Laundry home – a child’s sized armchair – too cute!

 

 

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Side view with a close up of the exposed nails. 

 

 

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This stool could be used for multiple reaons.  I love the attached metal handles.

 

 

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Top view.  Two together would be a great substitute for a coffee table. 

 

 

image Another arm chair – this time adult sized – from French Laundry Home.  Again, exposed tiny nails – very trendy.

 

 

 

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French Laundry Home also has many fabrics to choose from to upholster their different frames on custom orders.   Loving these two fabrics, of course.

 

 

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French Laundry Home also sells bedding – notice the blanket cover looks like the heavy ticking linen.

 

 

image French Laundry Home pillows – made out of their fabrics – the postcard pillow is adorable.

 

 

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Another bedding ensemble from French Laundry Home.  Helen at Olivine can order any other of these items.   Unfortunately French Laundry Home’s web site is not working!?!!

 

 

   

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Olivine also carries a great assortment of merchandise from another company -  Bella Notte Linens.    I used this same whisper linen in white on my daughter’s bed. 

 

 

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Elisabeth’s room with the Bella Notte whisper linen duvet and pillow in white – it’s so thin and soft, like tissue almost.  

 

 

 

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 The web site for Bella Notte is gorgeous – all the different combinations, fabrics and colors are shown. 

 

 

image Bella Notte has many different fabrics besides linen – their satins and velvets are especially beautiful.   Olivine can special order any ensemble they don’t have in the shop.

 

 

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I think Helen ordered the entire Vagabond Vintage catalogue for her store.  These make great market totes or travel bags.

 

 

 

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Vintage Vagabond’s feedbag collection of totes, pillows and cushions.  They also sell feedbag runners.

 

 

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I bought this large VV bag from Olivine – I store all my camera equipment in it. 

 

 

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Besides French Laundry Home, Vagabond Vintage, and Bella Notte Linens, there were other new items at Olivine that I especially liked:   these linen slipcovers are readymade for chairs.   Much cheaper than having them custom made – that’s for sure.

 

 image  This turquoise chandelier was a blog sensation – but very pricey.  

 

 

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Olivine has this great copy of the turquoise chandelier.

 

 

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These are a favorite new item on the market – in case you never have seen these, they are battery operated “candles” that look remarkably real.   Perfect for candeliers – especially since they are remote control.

 

 

 

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And, Olivine also carries the entire line of Les Indiennes, the wonderful cotton hand blocked fabrics.

 

It’s a small, small world.  A few weeks ago HERE I wrote about my husband, Ben, aka Mr. Slipper Socks Man,  going out to pick up dinner, in his slipper socks, on New Years Eve, no less.  While in line, a woman recognized him after she looked down and noticed his sexy choice of footwear.   Imagine my surprise and sheer amazement when I walked into Olivine a few days ago and a shopper whispers to Helen, “Is that Joni?”   Sure!  That’s Joni.   The shopper was none other than the same sweet woman who recognized Ben on New Years Eve!  Small, small world of the Houston inner loopers.  We had a good laugh and I begged her to let me show her picture on the blog.  Isn’t she beautiful?   Maybe I should have some sort of award for any reader that spots both Mr. Slipper Socks Man AND me in two separate locations within the same month?   

 

image The eagle eyed reader who recognized Ben’s shoes first. 

 

 

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For any questions or information about merchandise found at Olivine, contact Helen or Kathy at the number above!

111 comments:

  1. I read : O comments . And I hope to be the 1st one this morning in France to leave you a comment !
    It is a fabulous shop , the owner made very good choices. I love : the chair from the new collection of french laundry home and I 'm in love with the turquoise chandelier !!
    I hope one day to walk into a store and to see you but I guess it would have to be in Texas

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  2. Joni, You are such a great advertisement for Texas. Every time you show one of these wonderful stores, I want to come shop in Texas. I love those chairs (all of them!). Too funny that the same reader ran into you. Now she's a celeb too! laurie

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  3. I pray that burlap stays forever chic! That turquoise chandelier is me if I were a light. No crystals yet breath taking. The bergere chair is my if Santa was real request for this year, after the chandelier of course!

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  4. Joni, not to be a a synchophant(sp?) but your darling daughter's room is one of the very best if not the best design in the post! loved the dining chairs and the baby wing too cute...the wonders of the blogsphere to be in the loop world over design wise!
    Sorry gotta swim now very hot here! H

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  5. I was beginning to wonder whether burlap was indeed a passing fad, but after viewing these GORGEOUS images I realised that even if the "look" fades in popularity, I will always love it!
    Angex

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  6. I luuurve it all, thanks again for sharing Joni.
    xoxo Angela

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  7. Beatutiful shop! And I like the name "Olivine"!
    That French little chair is gorgeous!
    xx
    Greet

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  8. oohh. love all the chairs, pillows ect. mishelle

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  9. What a gorgeous store with my fave...feed sacks. I love the detailing of the chairs. Beautiful Joni!
    Ness xx

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  10. I am with you - I hope feedsack stays around for a long while. Love the cube stoools and the turquiose chandelier. As always, another fantastic and very complete post.

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  11. What great finds. That little chair is too sweet. And, the chandy is great. I remember emailing the designer when the original came out and it was way out of my budget...so nice to know there is a more affordable option. My sister is headed to Houston for a girls weekend and the rodeo...I am going to send her over to check the shop out. Have a good weekend.

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  12. I love the whole feedsack thing or as we call it in France toile de jute.

    I still have some antique french grainsacks available should anyone be looking for some. I have two antique french grain sacks that are the same design that you have shown in your photographs.

    A bientot,

    Leeann

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  13. I think that little stool with the handles is darling. So versatile. I am crazy for that blue chandelier and how cool to be meeting your readers! Not convinced this feedbag look is a trend with longevity. What do you think? I see it everywhere in every booth at the gift shows and that kinda is 'the kiss of design death' for most looks. And when the dollar stores do it..oy. I love, love, love this whole feedbag look. I hope it stays.

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  14. Footnote: Ya. I shop at dollar stores from time to time...doesn't everyone?...(or is it just me)Shhh..please don't tell anyone. LPxo

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  15. i was in rice village a few weeks ago and didn't see this store..i will have to go and check it out! thanks for letting us know about this cute store! xox's Nan

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  16. Too funny that you met the women who recognized you hubby! Such a small word!! And she was such a good sport letting you publish a photo! Gorgeous too!

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  17. I just found your page yesterday, (you know how one blog leads to another ...) and I am very glad that I did! I went back a little bit and I love this page! You do make a girl want to both a) go to Texas and b) have you decorate her home!
    Best,
    Stephanie

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  18. Hi Joni,

    Really enjoyed this post, as always!! Love the feedsacks, as yet haven't bought any, hopefully sometime soon.....I have to say now, if I look as good as this lady in your last picture when I am her age I'm gonna throw a PARTY!!! She has a lovely face. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
    Take Care
    Janine
    XXOO
    Tasmania, Australia

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  19. Joni, you share my obsession with sacks. While I was at Washington Spaces, I blogged about French Laundry, Dan Marty, and Vagabond. Couldn't get enough! There's also a wonderful woman in California who works with authentic antique sacks -- no reproductions: www.3finegrains.com

    Here's some compilations I did for the magazine, and I'm so sorry to hear about Dan Marty!

    http://www.washingtonspaces.com/2009/4/galleries/whats-new

    http://www.washingtonspaces.com/blog/articles/2009/02/02/gushing-over-grain-sacks

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  20. Love the entire post, love the burlap and feedbag trend (still have a stack I have had for sale at antique shows, but now I think I will make slips for my dining chairs with them) and especially LOVE the story of Ben in his slipper socks out on new year's eve! Oh my gosh, you are still the funniest, cutest woulda been sister in law - I am cracking up thinking about it! If life were different, (you know what I mean), I would be giving him so much grief for those socks!!

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  21. Hmmm. . . I wasn't getting the burlap trend until this thorough post about it :) The chairs in it are fabulous!

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  22. Yaaay Olivine!!!! So glad they're in my hood!
    Sally W.

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  23. Anonymous said...

    Geez Joni,
    Now I'll have to put my raingear on and walk to the Village. I love the look and I love Helen's store. She has great pjs and nightgowns too!
    West U Andrea

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  24. What beautiful things ! I just did an office with the French Laundry Home fabric you showed but in a different colorway. I like the one you posted better !

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  25. You have made me a believer Joni! These examples mixed in with other luxurious fabrics and design styles, brings out the beauty of burlap!!

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  26. Olivine looks like a fantastic store,,and French Laundry Home has some strong lines! Their graphic burlap line has some wonderful imagery. Houston is lucky to has this!

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  27. Phew, where to begin...so many pretty things in one post! I love that striped child's chair, I would love to have that same fabric on two low club chairs for my family room!

    And the pillows, especially the postcard one, but they are all beautiful! The remote controlled candles are brilliant! Why can't I ever think of these things so that I could retire and outfit my entire home with ideas from your blog?!

    Kat :)

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  28. Can't wait to visit Olivine! Thank you for a great post - so inspiring. I love the sitting room you designed - second photo from top. What paint color is that?

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  29. AHHH I love all of them! Just wish I could visit Olivine now! Next trip to Houston and I'm there.

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  30. I think I should like to just live in their back room ... I could sleep on a cot and cover up with the left over burlap!! I would sweep the floors by day and merchandise by night ... gratis!

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  31. an incredible compilation! I have one I using in front of a little french daybed as a runner. The child's chair in the stripe is darling-I would love to see that on a large chair. The VV things are great love their collection. Great use of a practical something.

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  32. Joni- I just realized the chaise longue in your daughter's room would be perfect. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it might be a nice reproduction. Am I in luck? Thank you!

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  33. To CITYFARMER! It's a deal!!!!We will even give you a Bella Notte Madison blanket for warmth...

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  34. Joni,
    I agree that your eagle-eyed reader definitely deserves a prize! I'm wondering if her day job might be private investigator?!

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  35. This is a trend, but I think one that has longevity. It's a subtle statement that can work in so many different environments as illusrtated in all the images. And, it seems practical enough for everyday use. Love it!

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  36. Okay, I am in love with this shop! Could I please have one of everyting? Your daughters room is fabulous.

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  37. Joni - Amazing as usual. I love your blog! Quick question - in Elizabeths room. The woven shades - at the top they appear to be lined, however light comes thought the bottom 2/3. I'm wondering - do you have a roller shade behind the woven shade? Is my assessment incorrect? Can you explain? Know you're busy - but if you want to send me an email send to wilson00@bellsouth.net
    Thanks,
    Barbara

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  38. I love those feedbag linens! I do wonder if they recycle old bags or manufacture new ones. Anyone?
    And I have been to Olivine before, and let me just say that the photos do not do it justice. It must be experienced!

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  39. jayson home and garden in Chicago also has lots of feedbag and even Ballard has jumped on the burlap wagon! Great post!

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  40. Good to see this;
    I swear one day, I am coming to Houston if not only but for the shopping!!
    Leslie

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  41. I want to own everything in this post! That being said, you never did let us know what you ended up doing to your living room. Is it still a spin off on Jill or back the way it was?
    love,
    nancy

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  42. This post was better than any product catalog on my shelves. Thanks!

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  43. I know, I know
    they've become a bit trite.
    They hit hard and fast and that's
    just what happens.
    But,
    I must admit:
    I agree with you, Joni.
    LOVE those feedbags!

    Jjj

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  44. What a fantastic store!!! Love all of the lines.

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  45. When it comes to inventory and display, Olivine is always beautiful and lovely and desirable. I promote the products whole-heartedly, but the customer service isn't as consistently lovely as the things in the store. A little more attentiveness and warmth and "I have time for you" attitude (esp. for the small but regular spenders) would go a long way in making this store the true gem it has the potential to be. I hope the owner will take this to heart and put as much focus on serving customers as she does on the rest of the store. I want to love and promote this store more, and that would do it.

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  46. oops...opinion, not opinon!

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  48. Sweet post, Joni! My first stop when getting to Houston is always Olivine.

    I must tell you that my March issue of Veranda arrived yesterday - I practically needed smelling salts when flipping the pages of new home of Kay O'Toole. Simply beautifully styled to the sublime. Kay's home just reaches out from the pages to seduce me! I am in love, love, love!

    Ginger Barber, Carol Glasser, Pam Pierce, Babs Watkins and Donna Temple Brown should even be "pea green" with envy!

    One of your own personal favorites - the masterful Dan Carithers also has a home featured as well. The Misczynski's California modern is divine - the steel windows and doors inspiring. The whole is issue is a visual feast!

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  49. Gorgeous shop!! Honestly I would be kicked out because of severe drooling on the merchandise! LOL! And the beds! Wow! Must visit Houston soonest! You are SO lucky to have a shop like this one! BTW -- Another Veranda reader that hyperventilated over Kay O'Toole's home! And the BOOKSHELF photo on page 101 -- serious eye-candy! What visual balance and charm too -- check the soccer ball on the floor! Love it!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  50. OMG, Joni, love those feedbag-covered pieces! You rock, babe.
    Marsha

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  51. Oh I WISH I were in Houston so I could shop shop shop at Olivine! I love the little child's chair. Well, I love it all... comfy and classique is right. Long live burlap!

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  52. Hi Joni!
    I laughed outloud about Ben, his slippersocks and being recognized because of them.
    Olivine sure looks like Heaven (and how nice is Helen?! Love her) to me and I want French laundry all over my house! I'm going to back to swoon over this post some more.
    xo Isa

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  53. Oh, I am just DYING over here, Joni! Thanks for the serious eye candy-- if only I were about 1500 miles closer so I could see for myself!

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  54. PS - ELisabeth's room looks GORGEOUS!!!

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  55. As you know, I love new sources, Joni. Thanks for the French Laundry source.

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  56. I love this look, so many fabulous pictures to pour over. But most of all, I love Elisabeth's room and the angel right there, beside her bed. -Lili

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  57. Your daughter's room is adorable! I loved this post. So many good resources that I can google to find here in CA. Thanks and happy weekend! -Brittany

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  58. Olivine looks completely wonderful! It's great to see designers incorporating practical, yet beautiful, materials. Love it!

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  59. I did not know they were on Rice?! Is this the shop that used to be in Uptown Park? I think I might need to stop in there this weekend:)

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  60. Okay - I am so glad to hear my husband isn't the only one going out in public in slippers!!! LOL!

    What a great store! I love that chandelier.

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  61. Joni, I LOVE your blog. First I scroll down (inspect every little detail in your pictures) then I read ... and laugh.
    I am dying for the linen chair slipovers and leopard print chair (on the back of the turq chandilier room).

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  62. Love the ottomans/stools, pillows and wing back chairs!
    Deborah

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  63. Joni,

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for posting this! I have ALWAYS meant to go to Olivine. Now that it is in our neighborhood, I went straight over after reading this post!
    What a WONDERFUL store! I immediately bought the turquoise chandelier! Love it and have been wanting one for over a year. It's going in my dining room - next to my pink entry!!
    I met Helen and she is so sweet and nice and helpful!
    I stayed there for well over an hour because everyone was so friendly that I made instant friends with them and we talked and talked. Finally....I did some more shopping and got some beautiful linen napkins with birds embroidered on them and some heavenly perfume spray.
    I had to leave to pick up kids from school or I would easily have stayed all afternoon!

    I highly recommend everyone rush to Olivine!
    Plus everything is 20% off now!!

    Yay!!

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  64. Great shop. I saw RICE BLVD, Memories flooded my head..
    You can sell anything you have the talent..

    yvonne

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  65. The store looks fabulous. Helen has THE BEST TASTE. As a wholesale rep I see lots of stores and her's is up there as one of the finest.
    carrocino.blogspot.com

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  66. Some of my favorite vendors all in one spot--Yikes! I've died and gone to heaven!
    Maybe I should move...
    annie

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  67. You are one very tallented lady!! I LOVE the turquoise chandelier!!
    I am new to blogging and just found you, I am so glad! Please stop and visit me sometime, Thank you

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  68. everything is remarkable.

    it is actually impossible to say what i love best.

    xx's

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  69. I don't see feed bags becoming a classic. They are interesting as conversation pieces for a casual sitting area - not for much else unless used in a kitchen/breakfast room of some sort. I would not invest heavily at the moment.

    Good design is costly, but poor design is more costly. I recommend using sparingly in short term.

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  70. Fabulous, inspiring pictures!! I love, love, love burlap!!

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  71. Joni,another great post full of wonderful information and eye candy. I am going to check out the Bella Nolte sight. I am still LOOOOving Elisabeth's room. She has to feel like a princess in that bed. Lucky girl to have you for a Mom, Kathysue

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  72. OK I definitely need to make the trek inside the loop to see Olivine's new storefront! I love this look, though admittedly don't have much of it in my current decor (in part because I have a rather hard to shake addiction to color and in part because my husband has dubbed this look as "feedbag chic" and makes fun of it to know end -- but what does he know?!). Also, a lot of these items remind me of the online store Mothology, but I suspect they have the same sources.

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  73. Joni I agree with some of the other readers above. You have taken Texas (Houston in particular)to new heights. I have to be honest I thought Houston was a place to pass through until I started reading your blog. Now I am dying to see some of your haunts.

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  74. Oh Joni...your posts are always such fun. I must be in the minority...but not on the feedbag bandwagon. Seems all over. I do like seeing the nail head trim tough (working on some myself and need ideas)

    Your daughters room is a whooosh of beauty and class. Love seeing it again.
    And the turq chandy....swoon. I LOVE and have always loved that. To the poster above that swooped in and bought one...Jealous!!

    And your reader who spotted you and the sox man is just beautiful!

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  75. Hilarious! I think you should have the award. Think how great it would make him feel! All these women being on the look out for Mr. Slipper Socks.

    I love Rice Village. I've GOT to come to Houston and see my sister. I haven't been there in a couple of years. Not that I haven't seen her, I have, I just need to make the effort.

    And, I feel I need to mention AGAIN how beautiful Elisabeth's room is. You did a fabulous job.

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  76. I love Rice Village!! Last time I was there, Olivine's was not yet present... would love a return trip for some lovely decor shopping... and a Sunday brunch at Bombay Brasserie. Ah! Good times...

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  77. Joni, as usual you found a treasure!
    Did you ever see my version of the grain sack pillow???
    In my post from Dec. 11th, 2009 - it happen to coincide with the beginning of Hannukah! Check it out, you will have a chuckle!!!

    Love!
    Victoria

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  78. I love this store! I could buy everything in it! French Laundry, Bella Notte, the fabulous headboards, pj's...they have it all. Whenever I need a quick gift--baby, hostess, or a quick pick me up for moi, I just head to Olivine. Helen and Cathy have helped me with all my bedding needs and more! Their wit and style make my visit fun and exciting. Never a dull moment in Olivine. Love Pipi the shop dog, too.

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  79. I love the feed bag look. I just bought a darling (or at least it will be soon) settee for my breakfast room at the thrift store and would love to use feed bags on it. Thanks for the inspiration. By the way, I have replaced almost all of my candles with battery operated ones. They are great and the better quality candles are made out of real wax. Thanks again for all of the wonderful picturess and ideas.

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  80. I am consistently amazed with how thorough and beautiful your posts are on a regular basis. I have no idea how you do it! Totally inspiring. Long time reader, first time commenter, new blogger. And now a fan of feedbags...

    Marija

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  81. I LOVE this post! I must say that it is partially because of my line of French inspired products. So many of my items you featured look similar to my products! You really did a great job showcasing so many styles. I love visiting your Blog!

    Have a great weekend,
    Aimee

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  82. LOVE the children's chair!! I may just have to run over to Olivine tomorrow! Do you remember the price? I would love to know before I decide to go and leave saddened, ha!

    Thanks!
    Christi

    pisforparty@att.net

    PS - I live in Briargrove...OUTSIDE of the loop! =)

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  83. That store alone is a reason I might leave the republic of Austin and make the drive to Houston! All my favorite things gathered together in a lovely setting. Sounds like an early spring sunny-day roadtrip to me. My bed is covered in Bella Notte, and I NEED those feed sack and burlap accessories, without a doubt. Thanks!

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  86. While the feed bags wouldn't work in my house (except for my grub), I do appreciate them in others' homes. Thank you for the post on this trend.
    Um, having said they wouldn't work in my home, I remember that I JUST added some white burlap drapes in my dining room! What a dope I am! (But they're not feedbags...)
    Love the blog...

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  87. Thank you so much for your quick response about the kids chair!!

    Also, I would love for you to do another post about ranch style homes like the one I am in, in Briargrove. The homes you showed in your "small houses" post were GREAT inspiration and I actually know a few people who live/lived in the ones that you showcased! I love seeing how people freshen them up with remodeling and furniture.

    I am always trying to change my house around. I worked with Elizabeth Munger who was with Chandos Dodson at the time. I loved what we did, but of course I was not able to do the entire house. I need some more ideas!

    Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

    ~ Christi

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  88. What a hoot -- about Ben's feet, that is! I love the burlap look. I'll hafta check out French Laundry Home for my Colorado store. I've been wanting some to stock. Lovely room! -susan

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  89. The burlap & linen is so relaxed and forgiving. I wish upholstering my club chairs was that easy. Beautiful post Joni.
    Lisa

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  90. Loved this post..went back and read it 3 times. Wonderful linens and pillows. Thank you.

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  91. I'm in love with the embellished feedsacks too! I've used them on a couple items.
    I enjoy your Blog very much!
    Thankyou*

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  92. Thank you for visiting my blog! To answer your question :), yes, and I live in Pakistan,a country currently in troubled times, but with so many people who wish for peace.

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  93. Wasn't really a fan of the feed bag look. However, I think you, Olivine and French Laundry may be changing my mind!

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  94. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Did you see my post titled Church Rummage sale, grain sack yumminess!! Come and visit agin soon.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie

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  95. Hello Joni!

    As usual a WONDERFUL post. I have a request....I am working on my living room layout and I am unable to find many "inspiration" rooms that incorporate a television. Can you show us what yours looks like? Other homes you have decorated? Most photos are styled without it and I need your divine inspiration for a functional and fabulous look. Thoughts?

    It has been a joy reading your blog. Thank you!

    Courtney

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  96. Olivine is a fabulous store and the owner is precious. Love this place - it should be a must stop on your shopping list!

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  98. Hi Joni, I have to say this post sort of scared me because I love vintage fabric so much and when I see it used everywhere it makes me want to cry.

    I think it is somewhat of a trend now but I will stash some of the good stuff away for a while and pull it out again in a few years. Sort of like a favorite pair of shoes.

    I would also like to commend your husband for his bravery in being photographed laying on the couch in his slipper socks. The mark of a true manly man!

    warmly, kelley

    ps what's up with the investment comments?

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  99. I love vintage fabric as well, and have a closet full of it! However, the reality is that the fabric can tend to be fragile, and in no way can stand up to the wear and tear of a lively household...I have spent alot of money on custom slipcovers fashioned out of vintage fabric, only to have it rip and tear within months. The French Laundry line is made in North Carolina, top to bottom. (Yay USA!). Many of the patterns-like the stripes-are just that-STRIPES-nothing depressing or sad that i can see in that! Reproductions of anything simply take a design and make it more attainable to the many, rather than the few.

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  100. Excellent blog, and love the post. We've carried much of this in our store, and it is definitely a hot trend at the moment. That said, you do have to agree with a few of the comments that this is a "trend," but used sparingly, it does have a timelessness that should endure. Keep up the excellent work!

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  101. My friends keep telling me that the cutest shop just opened in Rice Village and that I have to go over and take a look and possibly buy everything in there. Little did I know it was Olivine and that they had moved without telling me. I am so glad to see them on this blog (which my friends also kept telling me to check out) Love the blog and love that Olivine is having a sale!!!

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  102. What a great store I love the burlap. Next time I'm in Houston I have to stop by.
    Thank you for sharing
    Firoozeh

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  103. Your blog is delicious ! Vraiment délicieux...

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