31 January 2013

Some News to Share!

 

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The newest edition of one of my favorite magazines “Antique Shops & Designers” is now available on their web site.  I know a lot of readers aren’t in the areas where this magazine is sold, so I like to post it when it goes online.  The magazine was a little late going online with this issue, but it’s here now and filled with wonderful stories, photographs and beautiful ads, as usual.  To read the magazine, go HERE.

 

 

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One of my favorite stories this issue is by Leslie Sinclair of Segreto.  She writes about the color Blaygeen, which is a combination of blue, gray, and green!  Isn’t it a gorgeous color?  And that bathroom!!!  To die for, it was designed by Cindy Witmer.   BTW, Leslie’s book is still available for sale on the left side of my blog – at top.  It’s one of my favorite design books – ever!! 

 

 

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Another favorite story is about Marilyn Phillips’ house.  If the name sounds familiar – it’s because she is the daughter-in-law of famous interior designer and author Betty Lou Phillips.  Marilyn is also a very successful interior designer living in Houston.  I am crazy about that rug by Stark!!  So pretty!!   Check out Phillips’ web site HERE to see her beautiful portfolio.

 

 

 

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The cover story is about Chateau de Deulin  - a castle located in Belgium.  Here in the drawing room, notice the gorgeous wallpaper, and the threadbare rug.  So beautiful!   I love when rugs are worn like that.  And I love the cane settee.  Beautiful interiors – especially for a castle which sometimes aren’t always decorated with great style.

 

 

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There is a large spread on Houston interior designer Michael Dale’s eclectic house.  It has the most gorgeous steel windows.  Notice the arched steel window in the entry hall which is lined up with the arch that leads into the living room.   The house is an L-shape that wraps around a courtyard.

 

 

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Notice the steel door on the left that opens onto the gravel covered courtyard at Michael Dale’s Houston house.   Instead of a back yard, the house wraps around this central courtyard.  So pretty!

 

 

 

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And as usual, I love the advertisements in Antique Shops & Designers!  They are as beautiful as the stories.  This one by Julie Blailock really caught my eye.

 

 

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The other day I received an early Valentine’s Day present from LoveFeast Shop – wrapped in blue and red ribbons:

 

 

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Inside the package with the blue ribbon were two darling velvet pumpkins – in two colors turquoise/lagoon, one large, one smaller.  These pumpkins are heart shaped, making them the perfect Valentine’s Day present for that special someone!  

It totally hit me that these would make such a great pin cushion too!    I’m going to take a set up to my closet for all the straight pins that have no home. 

 

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The second box with the red ribbon contained two heart shaped pumpkins that were cherry/coral.  The packaging is so cute with the matching color coordinated cards.  Called the “2013 Limited Edition HeartGram Set,” the custom designed postcards are by artist Annie Barnett of Be Small Studio.

 

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As usual, the heart shaped pumpkins come in different colors, like these white ones.

 

The Valentine’s Day special comes wrapped in a decorative box ready for giving.  You can order it in different configurations of one large or one large-one small heart shaped pumpkin. 

To order these adorable Valentine’s Day gifts, go here:

 

 

 

And finally:

 

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Don’t forget that the following weekend (NOT this weekend!) is the Urban Market Houston Antique Fair.

February 9, 2013 - 3pm-6pm
February 10, 2013 - 9am-4pm

 

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The NEW Location: 9401 Knight Road, Houston, Tx 77045
www.bayoucityeventcenter.com

Just South of 610/Reliant Stadium

For information on
The Urban Market Houston Antique Show,
please go to their web site HERE.