Deep in the Heart of Texas

Where have I been?

You guessed it . . . Deep in the Heart of Texas!

Last week I traveled with my hubby who was attending a sales conference in Dallas.

As soon as I knew I was traveling to the Dallas area,

I immediately emailed Stacey of Poofing the Pillows and asked if we could meet.

I had a most fabulous time and you will have to wait and see the blogger photo

at the end of this post, as some of the best is saved for last.

In the meantime, I will show you some photos of a beyond amazing,

keep the tissue in your hand to catch drool, kind of shop!

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After our stay in Dallas we had a couple of days to visit my friend Martha.

If you are a regular reader, you have seen me write about Martha,

the ever so talented one who I call the “Real Martha”.

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While we were in the Houston area, we  drove to Round Top.

I had never been there, but Martha has many times

as she used to sell her antique linens at the Round Top shows.

There was an antique show at the Big Red Barn; however,

Martha (and her daughter in law, Shari)

thought that I would love this shop, called Leftovers and it was the first stop

on our Round Top adventure.

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The minute I walked through the doors of the shop, I was mesmerized

by all of the amazing beauty in every square inch of this shop.

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After seeing all of these wonderful swans, it made me want to paint mine gray!

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There were new things and exquisite American and European antiques to purchase.

Antique furnishings, lighting, accessories and more.

The rooms/areas were so exquisitely decorated/staged throughout the shop.

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Every cabinet/shelves were beautifully adorned with the prettiest of the prettiest!

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I noticed that the antique horses were abundant.

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So much beautiful transferware of all colors to be seen.

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And these antique French candlesticks were truly more beautiful in person.

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More pretties . . . I think if you had something in mind to purchase,

you could find it there!

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Copper anyone?!! Seeing these made me wish I had bought more copper pots

in France as they were truly super reasonable.

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There was also rooms filled with the most gorgeous linens, many  from Europe.

The sales person told me that they were one of the exclusive vendors of a particular

brand of French linens.

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Do you know how much I wanted to tote these spectacular antique urns home?

I do not think they would have fit in the overhead bin of the plane.

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It was a wonderful day and there is more to share with you.

We certainly crammed a lot of visits, etc in such a short time.

When in Dallas I met up with a High School friend and I will share that soon too.

But for now, I want to take the time to thank sweet Stacey from Poofing the Pillows

for organizing a great meet up of bloggers in the area. I had not met any face to face

with the exception of the adorable Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns. So great to see her again.

So here we are . . . nine Home Decor and DIY bloggers having fun!

The photo was taken at Pottery Barn in Southlake, Texas.

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Standing in the back row from left to right are:

Julie with Lilacs and Longhorns

Katie with Let’s Add Sprinkles

Joyce AKA Jemma with At Home with Jemma

Cindy with County Road 407

Laura with Decor to Adore

Stacey (our hostess) with Poofing the Pillows

Seated in the front row left to right:

Me 🙂

Barbara with French Ethereal

Carol with Blue Sky at Home

This is one of the things about blogging that I love the most . . . .

the most beautiful friendships and fellowship. It makes my heart happy!

And . . . a big thank you to Laura for gifting us all with her beautiful homemade bath salts

that were Valentine pink! …… and Stacey for the delicious and pretty Valentine cookie

that I believe everyone ate on their way home! . . . I know I did!!

Stay tuned for more of my Deep in the Heart of Texas trip!

Have a most beautiful day making someone smile! . . . That day they all made me smile . . a lot!

On another note: I want to wish my friend Mary Alice from Chateau Chic a very Happy Birthday!

This is an awful iPhone photo taken when I first met Mary Alice.

Kim (Savvy Southern) and I (with hubbies in tow) traveled to Lucketts a few years ago and this

is when I first met Mary Alice in person. Our photo taken when all three couples met

for dinner after a long day at Lucketts. Happy Birthday Mary Alice!


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  1. What a wonderful trip. Round Top has long been on my bucket list and now “Leftovers” is too–so many gorgeous things in one place! Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time – and what a gorgeous store!
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  3. What fun!! and what a stunning place to find treasures in. Have a happy week! xox
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  4. Just like Texas – doing everything in a BIG way! So happy Stacey arranged this, and you were able to meet all these bloggers, Shirley. (okay, admittedly, a little jealous). Great shopping too!
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  5. My wallet would forever scream if I bought everything I liked. But oh what fun! I am so jealous you got to meet Stacey! Been reading her for a couple of years now. WHat fun you guys had.

  6. Shirley, it looks like you had a wonderful time! I was in Texas last week with my hubby on business. We were near Round Top, too. We are there at least 3 times a year. I will have to check out that gorgeous store…so many pretties!
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  7. How fun Shirley! I enjoyed the pictures in the shop at Roundtop and seeing you with the other bloggers. I just picked up a little rocking horse but nothing like those antique ones. Fun times!
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  8. Shirley, you are so sweet. We had a wonderful day together and I’m looking forward to more! It’s just so special and surreal the way bloggers can get together and have such an immediate connection. You are welcome here in Texas any time! ♥
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  9. What fun Shirley! It is always special meeting fellow bloggers in person! I have heard of Round Top from Sarah @Hyacinths for the Soul, and wow what a treasure trove! I bet your husband was happy you were flying and couldn’t buy out the store~
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  10. Shirley, what a wonderful trip. How special that you had a chance to meet other bloggers, great memories. And the shop looks like a place where one would like to be lost and not found.
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  11. What a wonderful day you had!!! I would love to meet more fellow bloggers. How sweet of Stacey to arrange for so many to meet! Those urns you loved are gorgeous. I think when you travel you need your own plane;):) Have a beautiful day. Loved the picture of the group, it’s nice to have a face to match with the blog. The pic of you, Kim and MA is great!
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  12. Wow!What a trip! …and those chandeliers! I’m so jealous Shirley. Glad you had a great time.

  13. How fun!! I am blog friends with a few of those ladies! That shop looked like a place I could spend hours in.

  14. Wow! I knew I told you I wanted to jump in your suitcase and oh, my, I should have. What gorgeous antiques. Thank you for the wonderful photos, I almost feel like I was there. Almost. That you all met together is the best, of course. I think of you as the blogging ambassador, Shirley, making friends wherever you go. Xoxo

  15. Thank you so much, Shirley, for your birthday wishes. You’re such a sweet and lovely friend!!!
    Mary Alice

  16. What a fun trip…and new friendships were made I’m sure. What a store…did you bring anything back? 😉

  17. Mary Stevens says

    Oh Shirley I’m so jealous that store is beautiful! Would love to see it but we don’t travel that much. When we do we go to our sons in Statesville, NC love that part of the country!!

  18. Shirley, boy do I want to go to Round Top!! It is truly on my bucket list, and these photos (and Leftovers!) are making me want to go even sooner!

    Thanks so much for sharing this and inspiring me:)


  19. Norma Rolader says

    What a trip and love love all you have shared

  20. thanks for sharing all this eye candy. round top is on my bucket list & that store left overs looks amazing. those urns!!! looks like you had a wonderful trip. xo- maryjo

  21. What a fun trip…meeting up with fellow bloggers and exploring such a fantastic store! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Oh, what a shop!!! I would have passed out from all the beauties. Too bad you couldn’t bring anything big home with you. I recognized almost every blogger you were with. It’s so much fun to be around other bloggers who get what we do.

    Happy Birthday to Mary Alice! That was such a fun trip when we went to Luckett’s.
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  23. Bobbi Duncan says

    Shirley, thank you for this great tour! I know you had a ball and that meeting up with old and new friends was the icing on the cake. I’ve never been to Round Top but will definitely check it out if I’m ever in TX again.

  24. Oh Shirley how fun to go to Texas and meet all those sweet bloggers. Stacey and Jemma are just the sweetest. Glad you could all get together for that fun picture. The shop is amazing and I did swoon through every picture. Round Top is on my bucket list for sure. Glad you have a great time.
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  25. Great post! I definitely want to visit that beautiful store. And I absolutely loved meeting you in person! I learned so much and hope it’s not long before you get back to Texas! ❤️

  26. Shirley, I think I could have stayed in that shop for days! What beautiful things. I love how you make a point to visit with blogging friends! I have only personally met you and one other blogger. Look forward to your other Texas posts!
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  27. On ALL counts…you lucky girl!!!! Fun friends with a common interest in fabulosity!!! It’s called Leftovers? Yeah, girl…I’d have those leftovers every day!!!!!!! What a great place!!! If ever I should get down that way to Dallas, I am all in!!! If ever you should journey to the Kansa City, Mo area, I hope you’ll give me a heads up so that I can roll out the red carpet for you! We have lots of great stores here, too, and it would be my pleasure to show you around!!!
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  28. Hmmmm, I would like to pack a bag and simply move into the show room, for the rest of my life. No one would notice, I’m vintage and almost antique! LOL…Great post!

  29. exquisite vintage items! They are so amazing! Great post! Are those items available for online purchase? Thank you!
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  30. great

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