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Monday, May 7, 2012

My Big News and More Carol Hicks Bolton...


My big news?
It will come later in this post.
A lot of you on Facebook already know it, but for the rest,
patience, my friends.

It's been far too long since I shared some new images
from my sweet friend
Carol Hicks Bolton's shop,
so I hope you enjoy seeing the brilliance 
being created on Warehouse Row
right here in Fredericksburg, Texas.



This chair, to my mind, embodies perfectly
Carol's new aesthetic of "raw luxury".
 Stripped of all artifice, and allowing the layers to peel away,
revealing the beauty buried deep within.

































The purity and honesty revealed in these pieces
speaks to my belief that beauty is found in that
which has lived a full life, and not necessarily
a pristine one.




I never fail to leave Carol's shop
enchanted and inspired, which has in large part,
brought me back full circle.

Starting this month,
you will be able to find me and my good friend
teaming up and selling our vintage wares
at Fredericksburg's latest shopping hot-spot,
Smitten 

" Smitten is a Fredericksburg original. 
Created by a mom, her daughter, and their friend. 
We carry vintage and new home goods, 
some clothing, local savor, gifts, 
and other delights that you WILL be smitten with! "

It's been a couple of years since I gave up
my antique mall booth, but I am super thrilled
to be a part of this incredible new venture.

The shop is due to open mid-May,
and I'll give you a definite date as the time draws nearer.

I'm excited and scared all at the same time,
but I really do think that y'all will adore this shop.
Destination shopping, for sure.
Along with Laboratoire De Design, of course!

Today we begin the big move into our cozy little
room at Smitten, and I do hope you'll
pay us a visit soon, along with all the other
incredible dealers setting up shop
alongside us.

Smitten
401 E Auguste and S Washington
Fredericksburg, Texas
1 (830) 307-3218

Opening SOON!

Have a wonderful week!






54 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

My sisters & I used to come and stay in one of your beautiful houses in Fredericksburg and we loved it. Think it's time to do it again. Must be fun to be in the middle of such excitement. Good luck on your new endeavor. Jan

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, this is super exciting news but was happy to see it on Facebook! I can't wait to shop there and get back to see Carol's store. She's just so amazing with her creations. Be seeing you soon... looking forward to being in Fredericksburg!

Theresa said...

Beautiful images! Happy for you in your new adventure! I know it will be a HUGE success! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Awesome news!!!!! That is going to be so much fun for you. Love all of the photos you posted today. Love that look. Can't wait to see more photos of how you set up shop:) Lots of luck to you:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Dixie said...

I have finally gotten all the virus kinks out of my computer and can see your beautiful photos and comment once again...

Another wonderful place to shop! How wonderful. I can hardly wait to visit and see what treasures you're sharing.

wishing you sunny days and starry nights... and rain. Dixie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I know you're going to have so much fun! Can't wait to see how you two put it all together!

alice said...

Anne,
Those pictures of Carol's shop were wonderful.
I am excited for your new venture. I can see another trip in my future!
Smiles, Alice

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Anne Sweetie...
Congratulations on your new venture. I can't wait to see pics of your area when you get it all set up. I know it will be spectacular.

Who knows someday I may get over to Texas and be able to pop on in. What fun that would be.

I can just feel the "HAPPY" shining through on your pages sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Love your photos! Amazing Talent!!! Good Luck with your new adventure....hope to be there someday soon!

Rebecca said...

Good for you! Sure wish it was only a "hop, skip and a jump" to TX!

I'm smitten by your news AND a look at those wonderful thread-bare chairs!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations Anne! I'm sure you'll have loads of fun! Can't wait to see!

Low Tide High Style said...

Anne your images are beautiful as always and I'm so darned excited for you and your new venture! I wish you much success as you take this next leap of faith, and I hope to make it down there one day so that I can shop in person! All the best my friend!

xo Kat

PURA VIDA said...

I shall pass through there this summer. Can't wait to pop in!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Anne,
I am so excited for you and your new venture!!! Best wishes!
And I am just swooning over Carol's chair in the first photo! Perfection indeed!
Hope you have a lovely week and have fun setting up shop!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Vintage Junky said...

yay!!! So happy for you! Lovely photos as always. LOVE the deconstructed chair!
xoxo

Barbara Jean said...

wonderful pics sweetie.
off to see more.

blessings
barbara jean

Anne said...

Anne,
Congratulations on your newest venture.I know you will both sell allot.LOVE your taste.Your photos are amazing.You put it perfectly in your words.I guess that is why I love vintage so much.It is not perfect and neither our we.I see the beauty in all.
Blessings,
Anne

Sandy said...

Congrats! You can't help but be a success with your artistic eye!

June said...

That is awesome Anne...I know you will do great and have a ton of fun.

I loved seeing all the great shots in this lovely post!
sending hugs...

Whimsey Creations said...

Congratulations on your new venture! I only wish it was here so I could come and shop LOL I absolutely love the small architectural piece that kind of looks like a frame in your friend's shop. We just don't have the same wonderful types of things here!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I can't believe you are almost ready to open. How sweet is that?!!

I wish I did FB cuz then I would be "in the loop". I guess I'll just bide my time and wait to see your "reveal". xo Diana

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Anne!

Beautiful images!!! Love it all!!!

And congrats on the shop! Wish I lived closer so that I could come shop there too!!! :) Wishing you a most beautiful week!


Hugs,
Jessie

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh you are friends with Carol Bolton!!! I have been a long time fan of hers. I am sooooo totally jealous. By the way you have mail coming!! xox Clarice

amy of four corners design said...

beautiful photos...I'm dying to see Carol's place in person but that may be a ways in the future...and Smitten sounds like the perfect name for a store -I'm sure it will be wonderful - look forward to your pics!

Shelia said...

Hi Little Anne! Oh, how much fun you're going to have and I hope we'll continue to blessed with your beautiful snaps! I love your pretty header too.
You're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kate said...

Anne
So happy, proud, excited for you! I know that this will be such a wonderful part of the newest chapter in your life. So honored to be your friend and share in all of the wonders you are doing! Your photography is absolutely so very amazing.

Love you
Kate
xoxo

Nancy's Notes said...

How exciting! I've no doubt, with your talent and clever mind, it'll be a huge success! I need to make a trip there soon!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

This is wonderful news, Anne!
Looking forward to a trip to Fred soon!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Good luck to you! Hope you sell lots:)

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh how I wished I lived where I could shop at your lovely new store. I would be in there all of the time. I am so happy for you Anne, what an exciting new adventure. One I know you will be hugely successful at! Congratulations friend!

Heather

Privet and Holly said...

Good luck with
this new venture,
Anne! Since everyone
in Fredericksburg seems
to know you, you are
going to fit right in
in that beautiful little
town!!!

xo Suzanne

Liz - Imageremix said...

I'm smitten by it. Too bad I am so far away. I would visit for sure.

Liz

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

Oh, I am so happy for you!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Congratulations, Anne!
Absolutely thrilled for you and all the wonderful dreams coming true for you. No one desrves this more than you.
Much love and continued success! xoxo

Heaven's Walk said...

Congratulations, Anne! I'm so thrilled for you! Praying for a huge success for you and your partner! :) xoxo laurie

Vicki said...

Thrilled for you and your partner. Wishing you much success! Love these images. Those chairs...<3

Sisters Treasures said...

Anne, I'm excited for you and for this new adventure and all the other doors that are opening for you. This is just one more stop I get to make while in Fredericksburg. It takes more that a day to see it all!
Betsy

The Feathered Nest said...

Girl, I am SO GLAD you are going to have a space again!!! You've just got it in your blood and you can't deny it! And to share a space takes a ton of pressure off with you working as much as you do too ~ I love your taste and you so many others do as well!! I wish you much, much success Anne ~ and fun too! hugs and love, Dawn

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Congratulations Anne!! That is exciting news!!

Little Leslie said...

Congrats and I know you will do really well. I'm having the time of my life with my booths.
Les

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting Anne...congratulations!
Have fun with it and am looking forward to seeing pictures of your space!

Jensamom23 said...

Congratulations, Anne! Someday, I am coming!

Wild Oak Designs said...

How exciting! wish I could visit....looks like a fun place to shop!
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Farmgirl Paints said...

so very proud and excited for you girlie. wishin' i lived in texas right about now;)

Becky C said...

Congrats on your new adventure with Smitten! I want to come shop there one day :) Love all your photos...gorgeous as always :)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Found your lovely blog via Laura @52 Flea and am now a new follower. x

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful images as always, Anne! Well, maybe not the prairie dogs, but EVERYTHING else is awesome!! So very happy for you and wishing the very best for you and your friends in your newest venture!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Love the photography! Your photos are just spectacular and I so enjoy watching you grow. Of course, Carol gives great eye candy, but it is you that makes it a real treat for us.

Congrats on your new venture!

Love your new (?) photos of you on the sidebar...so cute and adorable :-)


See you soon!
Love
El

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Oh my goodenss there are so many fabulous things here to see. I love it all!!

Beautiful photos!

Karena said...

Anne I am so excited for you!!

You will make a wonderful team! How much is the Virgin Mary hanging? Please?

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Tutti Chic said...

congrats! love all the gorgeous photos you posted! :) chris

Dear Lillie said...

How exciting, Anne! So happy for you!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So excited for you, that is awesome!!! The pictures are just gorgeous!
XO
Kristin

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Fabulous creations from the "laboratory" ! Enjoyed that immensely! Luck in your new venture too!
Blessings, Lorraine

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