Not Your Grandma’s Thrifting!

April 17th, 2014

Last week I had the privilege to chair Dwell With Dignity‘s bi-annual Thrift Studio and I think it was the best yet!  We had an incredible record-breaking crowd of 400+ that were eager to get their hands on amazing finds in six beautiful vignettes.  Here are a few photos of the spaces featured during the opening celebration…

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I loved this un-expected teepee with a comfy couch inside it!

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The designers must use at least 50% of the items in their space from the Dwell With Dignity warehouse where all of the donated goods are stored.  This requires upholstering, painting and repurposing and results in very unique designs that inspire!

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The designers for this Thrift Studio included Jan Showers & Assoc., Julio Quinones, Pickard Design Studio, Mecox, Tompkins Lloyd Interiors and Swoon, the studio.

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Yasmeen Tadia’s Fluffpop brought their spinners to make our shopping experience a littler sweeter!  There’s absolutely no guilt with this tasty treat!  It’s gluten-free and only 6 calories per pop!  We all said “YES” to seconds!!  Check out Fluffpop’s site and schedule them for your next event!

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For all of you that didn’t attend the Opening Celebration of Thrift Studio, I have good news and bad news…

The bad news is that almost everything sold during the party… But the good news is that Thrift Studio is restocked every single day and will be open for 30 days!!  So get yourself over to The International on Turtle Creek Design Center, Suite 204, Dallas, Tuesday through Saturday , 10am to 5:30pm.  Admission is free!

photos via Dallas Morning News, Fluffpop and me

Take A Peek!

January 9th, 2014

I’m honored to be one of the host at Dallas Market Center’s Sneak Peek – A Conversation Starter again!  This year it will be on January 17th and the cost is only $40 if you use this promo code at check out:  HOST2014

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Register quickly as there is limited room for only 20 bloggers or social media influencers!  You’ll enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes  look at the latest trends in home and gift products while meeting and networking with some of the most influential design and lifestyle bloggers!  Our special guest this year is Thomas O-Brian

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and Alex Hitz...

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I’m thrilled that a portion of the proceeds will be benefitting Dwell With Dignity again this year!

I hope to see you there!

Register here!  See you there!

The Dallas Flea

October 29th, 2013

It’s this weekend!  It’s not too early to put a dent in your Christmas list!  Let the shopping begin!

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Light It Up!

October 28th, 2013

It’s finally cooler here in Texas and that means that the holidays will be here before we know it!  Please join me and some of my most creative and inspiring friends for cocktails and yummy bites in Currey & Company’s Dallas showroom.

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We’ll showcase three vignettes in the Curry & Co. showroom that will inspire you to get your own holiday creative wheels turning just in time deck your halls for the holidays!

Holiday inspiration will be shared by Hilary Walker, of Our Style Stories

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Lisa Robison and Kim Turner, of Dwell With Dignity….

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and the girls from Stash, Dana Pugh, Gloria Burson Lisa Johnson and myself

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Please RSVP asap to secure your name on the guest list at the front desk of Dallas’ World Trade Center.  You do not have to be a member of the trade to attend!  Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Can’t wait to see you there!

You’re Invited!

September 17th, 2013

I’m thrilled to be on the host committee of my favorite event of the year, once again…Thrift Studio!  You’ll want to consider securing a VIP ticket to get first dibs on all of the fantastic designer items that will be available.

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The designers will start building their vignettes this week.  Check back often for a little sneak peek of their spaces!  Here’s a look at a few of the designer’s creations from last Spring’s Thrift Studio…  Everything you see, ceiling to floor, is up for grabs!

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This time we have an art auction on the agenda!  Up to 10 original works of art will be up for grabs!  I can’t wait!

Don’t delay!  Get your tickets here.

Save The Date!

July 26th, 2013

Don’t miss this “Sip and Sign” at Mecox Dallas on August 8!  You’ll not only get to meet my sweet friend, Ronda Rice Carman, and have her sign a copy of her best-selling book, “Designers At Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living“, you’ll also get to see a special preview of Collective 3 Design furniture line!

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If you haven’t added this beautiful book to your collection, this is a great opportunity to get a copy and hear about the inspiration behind what is sure to be your favorite on your coffee table or shelf!  Hope to see you there!

 

Francophiles Unite!

July 10th, 2013

This Sunday, from 6 to 10pm, grab your beret and join all of Dallas’ most fashionable Francophiles at the fourth annual Bastille on Bishop!

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There’ll be crepes, baguettes, mussels, duck confit, petanque, french maids, Vespas, wine, the second annual Le Tour de Tandemoinum bicycle race and much more!!

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For all of the details visit the Bastille on Bishop website here.

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Junk & Disorderly – Uncommon Market sale

May 31st, 2013

I just got my first peek at some of the items that will be sold in the 4th Junk and Disorderly Sale and I’m pretty sure my heart rate increased a bit!  There’s nothing that gets me more fired up than the anticipation of digging through good junk and imagining the possibilities of what that junk could become!

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Uncommon Market has long been one of my favorite spots for finding treasures and the opportunity to get at what’s been in their warehouse makes my heart skip a beat!

Take a look at some of the goodies you’ll find at the sale!

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These trunks would make great coffee tables or toy storage at the foot of a little boy’s bed!

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I spy some great bamboo that needs to be a curtain rod in someone’s home!

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Pottery!  My favorite!  Uncommon Market suggests painting old pottery with chalkboard paint to use in the kitchen to announce what’s for dinner!

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Lots of cast iron ready for the garden!

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Lamps wired and ready to go…or ready for a coat of paint!!

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Old beach chairs, missing the cloth…what a great project!

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A pile of mannequin stands, minus the mannequin…the possibilities are endless!  Table base…light fixture?  What’s your idea?

Did you see any treasures that you must have?  This is just scratching the surface!  Can. Not. Wait!

 

Let’s Do It Again! – Sneak Peek

May 22nd, 2013

It’s time for another amazing edition of  Dallas Market Center’s Sneak Peek!

Sneak Peek host committee-Dallas Market Center-The HIdden ListI’m honored to be in the company of four amazing women on the host committee as we welcome design and lifestyle bloggers to get a “peek” at the latest home design trends in some of Dallas Market Center‘s most impressive showrooms.   During January’s market we enjoyed kicking off our time together with HGTV’s cutie-pie, John Gidding, and this time we’ll overlook the Dallas skyline and sip cocktails with Bill Rancic!

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We’ll also have the privilege of meeting the “Queen of Upscale, Hand-crafted, Hand-painted furniture”, Amy Howard, at another cocktail reception.  (Are you seeing a pattern here?)

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Here’s the really important part!  Sign up NOW (before May 31st) and only pay $50!  (Yes, you heard me right…)  Sign up quickly!!  This event is limited to the first 50 bloggers to register!  Don’t delay!  Find all of the details here!  Will I see you there?

 

Brew Ha Ha – 5th Annual Brew Riot

May 15th, 2013

Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Brew Riot!  I’m a bit partial, but I’ll be pulling for my neighborhood crew… SPAM BIER (Stevens Park Ale Makers)…

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Find more info and purchase tickets here and here.