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Monday, October 18, 2010

All Hail the Queen


Happy Monday!

Firstly, thanks so much to each and every one of you who wished me a
Happy Birthday!
It was a great birthday weekend, but now it's back to the business of blogging.

I still have so many images to share from my fabulous time spent at Antique Week
in Round Top / Warrenton, 
so without further ado, please allow me to present the Bedding Queen of Warrenton,
the lovely Gloria of The Sweet Pea Collection.


Last month I was fortunate enough
to spend a bit of time in Gloria's divine space,
and once again, she did not disappoint.
I can't recall just how many times I stopped and said to myself,
"Wow...I've never seen that  before!"


She is a true original and an innovator of the highest order.
And you can bet that when it comes time to purchase bedding
for our new home (which will be soon!), 
Miss Gloria will be getting a phone call from yours truly.


So please, pull up a chair, and enjoy the magnificent





 Never mind the crazy chick in the mirror.




 With Gloria around, there's absolutely no excuse
for ever having an ugly buggy liner again!












 Gloria, if you're reading this, this pale green bedding 
leaves me absolutely weak in the knees, *sigh*.



The way she incorporates natural elements into her displays is positively ingenious.









 This!
The honeycombs as plates...I've never seen anything like this before. Creative genius.











Isn't she amazing?

And remember, if you're ever up near the Dallas area,
Gloria is also the mastermind behind the cutting edge, concept antique mall,
so be sure to pay her a visit.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 til 5:00
903.677.6868
119 E Tyler St, Athens Texas

Have a wonderful week, more Warrenton images to come in the days ahead!

62 comments:

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Wow - wonderful!!! It makes me think of a magical tea party. It's beautiful.

Sue said...

Thanks for the Monday morning eye candy! What fabulous displays! Her bedding is amazing as is her merchandising!!

Take care, Sue

Debra@Common Ground said...

It's all just yummy, but I think the brown floral print is my favorite, AND I'll take that gorgeous white mirrored armoire too please!!
talk soon,
xoxo,
D

Alice said...

I'm speachless! The lady has talent for sure!!!! It must have taken forever to set up that booth. I don't know how you were able to drag yourself out of her showroom.

Beach House Living said...

Talent seems to be an understatement here. I think I would have parked myself on that bed all night just to wake up and say no it wasn't a dream.

trash talk said...

Little Gloria is going to be so happy when she sees this. Did you not just love the grass growing thru the floor? One of her favorite things in the world is nature so it's only fitting for her to have it underfoot.
Debbie
P.S. Change "our" to "my" and you've got Gloria's philosophy!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Anne ~ did I wish you a happy birthday yet? I think so, but JIC...Happy birthday! These photos are gorgeous. That bedding is just divine. Can't wait to see more photos of your new abode, perhaps with a beautiful "gloriafied" bed? ~ Angela

It's me said...

Owwwwww......Anne....what a lot lot lot great pictures you show us today..............so lovely thanks !!!! have a nice new week darling.....love and hugs from me........Ria...

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~~*LOVE the white chippy Armoire!!!~**~Thanks for the eye candy!!Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~*

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Anne, Gloria does have some beautiful bedding and furniture. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oooooooo, look at all this eye candy!!

Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Anne!

I just got back from my big show in New Jersey so now I can relax and catch up on my favorite Blogs!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Low Tide High Style said...

Gloria's creations are simply stunning! I love all of her bedding collections...and the way she has it displayed *sigh*!

Kat :)

A Vintage Chic said...

What gorgeous stuff, Anne! Thanks for sharing it today...

Julie

Pamela said...

OMG amazing is an understatement! It makes me want to faint seeing all this gorgeous bedding and stuff!! OH how I lived in Dallas!!!!!
Now I have to go back and look again!

Firefly Hill said...

Beautiful...all of it...every single thing. The grass growing through the boards...love it.

xo,

annie

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

OhMyGosh. I want that beautiful mirrored armoire and the bedding is stunning.

Happy belated birthday my friend. Keep enjoying the journey.

Deborah

hometown girl said...

i just want to crawl into that bed! those pillows are gorgeous, your photos as well :) thank you for sharing, texas is on my places to visit as soon as i can convince my hubby to drive for a few days! have a great week, thank you for the visit! susan

Anji Johnston said...

I am speechless (which is something to witness!)!

stefanie said...

ooooooohhhhh, awwwwwww, I am in love!!!!
ok, but where is a picture of your present, or presents!!! what did you get for your birthday?

Mel said...

WWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW.

And Im sorry Im late but Most HAppy Birthday!

Beth Leintz said...

I'm so glad you took so many pictures and have been spreading them out- its so much fun to go back and remember all the great stuff we saw. The bedding was decadent, but what I really remembered was that grass coming up through the cracks and the honeycomb placemats.

Vicki said...

I don't know where to start?! I love the nests and the honeycombs. I love bringing nature inside. My favorite bedding is the steel gray and the last brown floral with the velvet pillows...I am ready to take a nap there! I can almost feel it! Great photos. Were you sitting down on the job? lol Love the pic with the grass coming up through the floor boards. Really gorgeous post.

Chrissy said...

O.k that was pure torture and pleasure....ahhhh I would love to go there!!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Another wonderful
reason to visit
TEXAS!!! Love all
of her beautiful things.
{And your pics are
works of art, Anne!}
Happy Monday!
xx Suzanne

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Wow! Now that I'm done swooning, I can leave a comment. She is fabulous and has something for every taste doesn't she?!! I love your market features. The booths and setups are just gorgeous. Keep sharing all the lovelies!!!
Have a great week, and happy birthday to you!
~ Julie

Jo said...

Cushion Heaven (my hubster and kids so does not 'get' cushions, they see them as a form of obstacle!). I'm loving that grey, gorgeous. and I adore all the peeling paint, rust and faded glory. Just ADORE it!

Thank you for such wonderful images on which to to feast our eyes.

xx

Libbie said...

HEAVENLY!!!! I have never seen such gorgeous beds! & that grass peeking up! Oh man....she is too wonderful!

Thanks for asking about the pregnant lady :) Doing pretty good still...I think the vomiting has passed :) But I never mind that....just a friendly hello from the babe. I only threw up waith Annie out of the other 3...so who knows maybe SHE is giving me a hint :) I never find out until they come though...I am the kind who likes torture :)

Thanks again for sharing those gorgeous pics!

traci said...

wow - what an amazing space. the bedding is gorgeous. i would take any of it!! not picky at all. and the old clock is really cool.

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Well shoot...I missed your birthday! I'm so sorry! Hope it was a happy day full of everything you love :)

And I LOVE Sweet Pea! I *almost* got to meet her when she did the Mt Dora flea in February....we ran outta time. :(

Judy said...

I would never get out or off of that bed in the first picture! How cool is that! A place of respite and pure laziness! Also love the dark brown and light blue bedding. Sooooo pretty!

Tell me the name of that warty green fruit. When I lived in Virginia I used to collect it from the roadside and take it home as a display. But you cannot cut them up. They are soooo sticky! I think they were called "something" apples. Can't remember. Do you know the name??

Thanks for sharing!

Megan Chamberlain said...

I can't believe I missed your birthday, that's what happens when you work four days in a row over a weekend, time just vanishes. So Belated Happy Birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day and are getting settled in your new home. I love looking at all the photos you share, it makes up in a small way for not being able to see the places in person.

Theresa said...

Thank you so much for sharing those gorgeous pics with us Anne! She has incredible talent, that bedding is simply gorgeous! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! It sounds like it was wonderful, and well ofcourse you deserve only the best! Theresa xoxo

The Sweet Pea Collection said...

Anne
Thanks so much for the wonderful post and pictures...you truly made my day
You captured what The Sweet Pea Collection is all about...honoring Mother Nature..who never matches always blends
The Tulua Heads and myself look forward to seeing you in Athens in the near future...our
Christmas Open House is coming up soon....

You can bond with the Green Silk Velvet when you come...
Best
Gloria
The Sweet Pea Collection

Kate said...

Anne
Happy Birthday sweet girl xoxo sorry I'm late with the wishes. Oh my too beautiful for words is all I have to say. This post will have to be read a few times to take it all in. Happy Monday

xoxo
Kate

She Uses Her Words said...

Thank you for the tour! What a wonderful collection. I could get lost in there for days!
xo, Karen

Tammy said...

OHH!! Anne I love the grey bedding...now I'm thinking about adding some grey in with the light blue and white in my bedroom...so lucious!
Your posts are so great...I love all pics and commentary....you rock it girlfriend!
Take Care! Hugs!
Tammy :-)

Farmgirl Paints said...

THAT was interesting. The grass coming up through the boards...was just pure genius. Love the bedding on the last picture. She definitely is gifted in using nature and texture. Just lovely.

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL POST ANNE ALL THE BEDDING IS JUST WONDERFUL !!!
SO GLAD YOU HAD A NICE BIRTHDAY !!
HUGS
JANET

Sarah said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing all your great photos, Anne. ~ Sarah

Michelle May said...

Oh boy oh boy! It's so fun to visit through all your fabulous photos! Thanks so much for sharing with those of us who only get to travel through blogland. hee,hee,hee.
Happiest of birthday's to you too! May your next trip around the sun be filled with everything magical and fun!
xx, shell

Shelia said...

Hi Anne! Glad your birthday weekend was good!! Oh, what a great place! I'm just amazed at how pretty your photos are of the little bits of grass peeping up through the wood floors!
I love her fabrics, linens and all those pretty pillows.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

cityfarmer said...

utterly bamboozeld ... translates speechless ...

big big sigh

Olive Cooper said...

Anne those ruffles are so so ruffled!!!

cityfarmer said...

oh and the little grasses growing in the cracks and crevices ... I'll be darned, if that isn't the best!

The Green Pea said...

Anne, the photos are so great! Love all of the bedding and furniture. Oh! that grass peeking in between the boards is wonderful. Hope your birthday was a good one. hugs, sandi

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

I'm drooling, so much so, that I'm speechless! I love everything!!!! By the way, Happy Birthday, it was also my birthday last week (on the 14th), but I betcha that I'm A LOT older than you...!

Lissa said...

it's all just fabulous!! truly fabulous! So glad you enjoyed a wonderful birthday!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Beautiful things, beautifully styled. And beautifully photographed too. Can you stand one more birthday wish, Anne? I hope this is the beginning of your best year ever... happy happy happy to you!

Ticking and Toile said...

D R O O L..................;) Oh, and happy be-lated birthday!!!

xo,
Shellagh

All That Jazz said...

Beautiful! I am still wiping up drool from all that gray bedding......WOW!
~michelle~

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

all beautiful cozy and needful things! I love that last picture, something about that color combo and print on that bed that just grabs me! thanks for sharing!

oh and Happy Belated Birthday!!

paige said...

first of all
hello crazy lady in teh mirror....
secondly
loser blog friend here who barely turned on the computer for a few days....happy late birthday!!!!!!!!!
thirdly, good gracious alive....talk about a creative genius indeed. the beds are scrumptuous. honeycombs everywhere? give me strength :)

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Lurd,
Saw this last night but my ambien had kicked in & I didn't want to write jibberish! LOL I loved Gloria's booth/barn more than anything I saw at RT. She was insane! That place with the grass growing thru the planks, the big sunflower heads (which I bought) & the most amazing bedding I've ever seen. Someday.....I'd love to buy something from her. I think I'll have to teach a few more classes first. Great post girl. Lisa

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HOLY Mother of Pearl!!! Where to begin?? The comment would never end. Suffice it to say - I am sold. I need it all. Gorgeous photos Anne, thanks so much.

Fearless Nester said...

Now that's the kind of furniture store that should be found in places all over the U.S.! Happy belated birthday dear Anne! ~Lili

Theresa said...

CREATIVE GENIUS like I have NEVER seen! Grass growing thru the boards, how the heck did she do that! All of that beautiful bedding, OMG! I have been ooohhhh and aaahhhhing all over the place!

Love this post and all of it's beauty! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Tracey said...

First of all, happy birthday my friend!!! Glad you had a nice birthday weekend :)) And second of all...all I can say is...wow, wow, and WOW!!! You've outdone yourself with the fabulous pictures!

Such talent! Amazing!

Hugs ~

:) T

Lee said...

Just gorgeous!! I want my whole house to look like this!! SIGH.

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh....

I would never want to get out of bed if mine looked like that!!

Wonderful, wonderful photos!!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

BEAUTIFUL Bedding! Beautiful everything!

Sunny said...

A Happy Belated Birthday, Anne. :D Hope this year brings you radiant health and a smooth transition to your new abode. Wow, just LOVED the grass growing thru the floorboards and your photographic art gets brings so much to each and every post.

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Anne! Adding to the belated Birthday wishes! Mine was on the 3rd so we share the same bday month. ;).
You're so right about these linens...I just wanna dive onto those beds and curl up with my remote to catch up on all the recorded shows I don't have time to watch!
I also love your interview...I'm so going to remove the word verification thing if it's on my blog, I didn't really know what I was doing when I created it! ;).
Praying you'll be in your home in plenty of time for Christmas. Thank YOU for keepin' it real girlie.
Sincerest Blessings to you dear,
Missy

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