Friday, January 6, 2017


I cannot believe it has been so long since I have posted a blog.   Time has literally gotten away from me, and I have been down with a bad back and thought ,"hmmmmmm, I wonder when the last time I blogged was". Well.... sheeesh this is a bit rediculous !!!!   
       I have been getting the showrooms ready for market next week and truly just overdid it!!!  So now I am on here trying to remember how the heck I do this !  

  Getting ready for market is always a rush to get everything ready, The samples seem to always arrive later then expected,  and they all need to be photographed to go onto the website, so buyers can see what the heck they are going to buy.

   I love to use the Antique barns on the property, the stalls and lofts usually make a dark worn background, even though most of it never really shows. !
This is just an example of some of the lighting for 2017 along with some fun new products. 

Then its off to the Showrooms to stage them with all the new products for the season, and this time it is over 600.   Whew, that is a lot of items.........

I started in Dallas, and there was an odd room in the center of the showroom that just bugged me.  So finally I decided I couldn't take it any more, and we tore it out, but I seem to forget how much dust drywall can create!!!!  Holy Cow did I make some serious dust !!!   Deb ( The showroom manager) needed a riding vacuum to help with clean up...... It was pretty dusty, but we seemed to get it all cleaned up. 
There is always so many issues along the way, This poor deer needed some plastic surgery  before he was put out on display ! Poor Dear !!!!!! or Poor Deer ! :-0  
 Sometimes I honestly doubt if I will get I will ever get Humpty Dumpty back together again.  But it always seems to work out. 

I buy a lot of Antiques in Roundtop Texas, in fact I ended up buying some property down there   ( )  and put cabins and pavillions, for dealers to sell, and customers to stay twice a year for the Antique Week that is out of this world. 

Last time I purchased an incredible steel grain bin, and have used its curved walls in two showrooms, Atlanta and Dallas, while placing the roof in Dallas. It fits perfectly to complete the look of "The Rendezvous Collection" in Peacock Park design. 

 I just adore these whimsical butterfly headbands and wreaths.....such celebration sensations!

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 It always seems crazy when I just finished Christmas at home, I am decorating the showrooms for the Holidays all over again, just days after.  It makes me feel a bit like scrooge, I have to admit, I am not as jolly in January!!!!

 Well, now that I remember how to post a blog, my New Years resolution will be to try to post a bit more often.....okay, a lot more often.  Please accept my sincere apologies , and please come visit me in the showrooms if you are a retailer, and in Round top Texas if you are not.  Happy New Year, lets hope this a very good year!

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