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!
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”.
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.
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.
After seeing all of these wonderful swans, it made me want to paint mine gray!
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.
Every cabinet/shelves were beautifully adorned with the prettiest of the prettiest!
I noticed that the antique horses were abundant.
So much beautiful transferware of all colors to be seen.
And these antique French candlesticks were truly more beautiful in person.
More pretties . . . I think if you had something in mind to purchase,
you could find it there!
Copper anyone?!! Seeing these made me wish I had bought more copper pots
in France as they were truly super reasonable.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!