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!

LeftoversShop-Housepitality Designs-14

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A Moving Sale of Beautiful Antiques

This week I will be helping my friend Martha,

the artist, the quilter, the gourmet cook, the expert on antique linens,

and more. No, her last name is not Stewart!

She and her hubby are relocating to the Lone Star State to be closer to their son.

Their home is filled with many beautiful, quality antiques and unfortunately,

they are unable to bring them all to their new downsized home.

8 Foot Antique Bench - Housepitality Designs

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Tone on Tone

Tone on Tone . . . I love that look

as it is so serene, classic, and exquisite.

Well that certainly defines a very special blogger who has an over the top

exquisite shop and blog.

Have you guessed yet?

Tone on Tone-Housepitality Designs

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High Point Fall Market 2013

At the last minute….I attended the High Point 2013 Fall Market

…..with Kristen of Sophia’s Decor and her talented mom, Linda.

We did lots of walking and gawking in the one day we were there.

We ran into the lovely Courtney (French Country Cottage)…and due lots of miscommunications, etc.

…..we did not get to actually hook up…next time!

Today, I am presenting some great inspiration from one of the companies…

….. that Kristen and I love…Eloquence.

The antique and reproduction furniture is magnificent!





I love the styling of this cabinet…lots of demijohns and de-constructed books..


Really like how they layered the bread boards as a back drop…




Great textures….


And that gorgeous architectural piece on the wall took my breath away!…

Wanted to take that beauty home!!



So it definitely looks as though…wonderful painted antique and reproduction furniture…

…..rooms decorated with olive bucket decor, demijohns, and deconstructed books…are here to stay.

…………..glorious antiques and vintage furniture mixed with quality reproductions.

Candace Olsen

Candace Olsen

And one of the highlights of the day…was attending a session with Candace Olsen.

She spoke about design, her show…happenings “behind the scenes”, some personal tidbits…

…..and her gorgeous new line of Surya area rugs…

What a beautiful, talented and very funny lady!!

Stay tuned for more from Highpoint…

Have a beautiful day!!

Lucketts 2013 Spring Market Design House Tour

On my previous post about the Lucketts Spring Market…

…..I stated that other than the wonderful antiquing, I so enjoyed meeting fellow bloggers…socializing.

But for those of you who know me well…

….. you can probably guess that one of the highlights of the Market was…


It is gorgeous…such a great group of talented people have decorated the Design House impeccably.

So armed with my “point and shoot” camera (did not bring the heavy DSLR with me) and proceeded to “the house”.

When I approached the front porch, you see this:


It says Welcome!

Can you see that gorgeous door against the wall?…

And on the other side of the front see this:


This area just makes you want to sit and have a glass of Sweet Tea!


I love the colors of this living room…


Each room was unique..Great numbered and lettered chests..


The Design House, as you can imagine was a bit crowded, so I took pictures quickly…


The dining room was located just off the foyer…beautiful!

…..and if you noticed, the same carpet that was on the porch is in the dining room.



As for many of the pieces in the house, this pretty chest was sold…


I thought that this bed in the alcove was so creatively done with the branches and bird cages hanging above…




So many great accessories displayed beautifully for sale in the house..



This chest is so wonderful and I know that many of you talented people out there could easily duplicate it!!


There were so many nooks and crannies filled with unique accessories.


One of the beautifully appointed bedrooms…

…..such creative furniture placement in this room.



Great “clock art”…


A view down the hallway of the upper floor…a pretty sitting area at the end of the hall.


A sitting room decorated in a garden theme…





Another stunning bedroom…


The furniture finishes were so fantastic…and I love how the light reflected on the ceiling.





There were four bedrooms in this house…


Even though I love the styling of this bed, in my mind, I was straightening the bedding and pillows!



Another cute area at the end of the hallway…


This chest was situated in the foyer toward the kitchen…I love that clock as it has “Charleston” on the face!


This room was located next to the kitchen…


The room appeared to be designed as a staging area/work room.



This cow head was huge!…it was located in the kitchen in which was used as a check out area…


As we exited the Design House, you go through an enclosed back porch area that was such a delight to see.


This was the other end of the porch…the weathered checkerboard floors were beautiful…

…..and it was hard not taking that dairy price sign home with me!


As you can see the table was so many of the items in the Design House.

…..the old restaurant sign was a real beauty!…


Well, it was time to leave this house….and too bad the clock was wrong, for if it was truly 10 after 10ish….

…..I would have gone out the door and back through the front to tour the house again.

Unfortunately, it was time to leave and begin our long drive home…

I am so glad that I was able to attend the Lucketts Spring Market, even though for just a few short hours…

…..for it was totally worth it!!..

Next year…I will be there for the entire two days!!!

Hope you enjoyed the Design House as much as I did!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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