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Friday, January 27, 2012

Part Deux, Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites

As promised in the first installment last week,
I made a return visit yesterday to document the ongoing,
magical evolution happening at
Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites
 Laboratoire De Design.
Which, by the way, is open for business!

I was in and out rather quickly ( for me ), 
and thought to myself smugly 
" Hmmmph, I shouldn't have that many photos to edit THIS time ".  

Ha! The joke was one me, as I got home and
discovered that I had shot 91 photos, and wanted
to share all 91 at once. Not having time to properly edit
that many pics, here are a little less than a third of them,
with the rest to follow in a couple of days.

A classic Carol vignette.

Old telephone mouthpieces...ingenious!

 Vintage hobby horse Heaven!

There's just something about a well-loved,
almost forlorn vintage chair. A timeless Velveteen Rabbit-ish
sort of appeal that I find irresistible.

And then there are the bed linens....

A glorious array of the divine line of
Bella Notte Linens...
nothing quite like them!

I'll take one of each, please!

And no trip to the shop would be complete
without a shot of the always photogenic  
Carol Hicks Bolton, herself.

Just as kind and generous as she is lovely!

I'll be back with more shop photos soon,
but I don't want to miss the opportunity to
share an exciting upcoming event happening at
Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites
 Laboratoire De Design.

The one and only Robin Brown of Magnolia Pearl
is teaming up with Carol and Tim Bolton and Jo Packham
of Where Women Create to bring us
a fashion show that is NOT to be missed...

Saturday, February 18th, 6pm
301 S Lincoln
Fredericksburg, TX

You betcha I'll be there!

And in other news?
The winner of my Romantic Living Magazine giveaway
featuring my article and photos
of Carol's Mama, Miss Rose Hicks herself, is....

Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered.
Send me your mailing address and I'll get
your autographed copy ( by Rose, not me! )
right off to you, Lisa.

Back soon with more
hometown Hicks-Bolton beauty!

Happy Weekend!


Laura S Reading said...

The man asked me just yesterday why I was taking pages out of a musty, nasty old book. Why not just "let it go." Now I can share this post and try to convince him I am not just cheap and crazy.
I was considering giving up two well worn old chairs (look like the leather ones shown) and now I am convinced they can stay longer.
He will say you are a bad influence on me. ;)

vintagegirl said...

Fabulous! Lovin' the vintage linens ~ more PLEASE:)


Bliss said...

Ok, so for round deux I think I will pick...... the phone mouth pieces, the old movie reels, and is that a gas pump I see?


savvycityfarmer said...
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savvycityfarmer said...

honestly, I don't think I can take much more ...!!!

makes my little 'stuff in the burbs' store want to be all growed up ...

Debra@CommonGround said...

oh my gosh, those leather chairs!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

ohmygoodnessanne!!!! Those linens!! Be still my heart!! I want those...and I want the chairs...I want it all!

And AWESOME photos!!

Lou Cinda

Tricia said...

I really LOVE that first photo, Anne! There's just something about it, it makes me think of Anthropologie or something. The linens from Bella Notte are so beautiful too. When I had my shop I really wanted to carry those, but felt like they were a little too spendy for my area.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Breathtaking.... Thank you, Anne for always sharing your lovely photos~

Anne said...

LOVE those leather chairs.And that lace.Oh my I would have gone a little nutty if I had seen all that in person.Great photographs as always.Thanks Anne have a great weekend. said...

Fabulous!!! And those linens.....oh my:) How exciting that you are going to see the fashion show with Magnolia Pearl!!!!!!!Can not wait to see pictures of that! Have a wonderful weekend:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

peg said...

Oh my, I wish Wyoming could move closer to Texas!

Sandy said...

the thing that made my heart pitter patter the most in these photos was the paint spattered artist easel, I so want that!

Sue said...

I could spend all morning just staring at each and every photo of yours. I don't want to miss a thing. The building is a perfect place for these over the top displays! After all of my years in this biz, there are times I think I've seen it all. Then you show me this!! Wow, breath taking. . . thank you.


Tricia said...

Those linens are amazing as are your photos.
Happy weekend to you!

summersundays-jw said...

She definitely has a style all her own. We can't find the magazine. Do you know which store stocks them? Help!!!!!!

Unknown said...

How divine! speechless AGAIN! Congrats to sweet Lisa on winning the signed copy! ;)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...
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The Pink Giraffe said...

That "naked" stuffed chair and the antique book make my heart beat a little faster. Great finds!!

Lisa said...

Yippee! I never win give-aways! What a good one to win. You know how I feel about Rose. That store looks just amazing. They get the best stuff. How cute is Carol in her hats, great style. Hey, if you really love me you'd get me a set of those Bella Norte pillow shams. You know, the lace ones you had 4 pictures of. My birthdays coming up.

Raised In Cotton said...

Oh My, You just made my weekend Dear Heart:) Thank You for sharing:)


Unknown said...

Me too will have all the linens, to bad I can't afford them... But lovely to look at


Tamyra Crossley said...

Wow, love your site. New to blogging myself and find that it keeps me accountable to constantly create. I am grateful to you for the constant source of inspiration. Just moved to Texas myself and loving it so far. Thanks again for the beautiful blog that brings smiles to so many.


NanaDiana said...

You know- I don't know which is better...all the STUFF or your photos of them. I feel like I am right there with you seeing the things through your eyes! GREAT job! xo Diana

Alice said...

I tried so hard to get my husband to take just a tiny little detour to Fredricksburg on our way down to San Antonio, but he gave me one of those 'Don't count on it' looks. How I would have loved to see this amazing shop, and maybe even meet you.

Lovely photos!!!!

Shannon said...

I love the shot of the stacked movie reels & I see you got the rocking horses in there!

I'll be giving you a call this next week:)

Hope your weekend is great~

Parisienne Farmgirl said...



Those linens about put me over the edge.
Bon Weekend mon amie!

Barbara Jean said...

Lovin' all these wonderful pictures!!

Thanks sweet girl!!

blessings and hugs

barbara jean

Bohemian said...

No wonder you took so many Photos, the Images are so Inspirational... Photo #1 is particularly appealing to me. Though those Bella Notte Linens are Divine too! Have fun at the Fashion Show!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Deborah said...

I just love the linens, so beautiful :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! Carol Hicks Bolton is gorgeous! Love all of the pretties, especially the linens! Have a blessed day dear Anne, HUGS!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thanks for sharing photos of this wonderful shop! We're babysitting our grandaughter this weekend and can't get out to any shops, so I'm getting a virtual "fix" through your blog. Wow, does she have some great stuff!!

time worn interiors said...

Thanks for a second look! I'm going nuts here, I wanna go for a visit so bad!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, wonderful vintage linen's make feel happy and those are just awesome! Great shots!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

and do not miss......




It is FUN :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

LizlovesVintage said...

What a wonderful post!! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us your lovely photos. I'll be back a second time around. I'm sure I missed some stuff along the way.
xxx Liz said...

OMG! Love everything, especially those leather chairs...WOW!

Carol and Robin together...who could ask for anything more! Such great talent and creativity. Love these women. Soo wished I was closer. What an event this is going to be!

Carol, congratulations on your beautiful store! I'm keeping an eye on this blog!


lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

This is an amazing place! The linens, the leather goodness...where do you look first??
Of course, your photos are fabulous and make you want EVERYTHING displayed even MORE.
I hope my dream comes true and you will do exactly the same for me. I can't even imagine how fabulous the shoot would be. Fingers and toes crossed...many prayers, and lots of wishes on shooting stars.... someday...

Liz said...

Loving these installments! Thanks so much for sharing :)

trash talk said...

There'll be no living with Lisa Mac!

rusty hinge said...

I just found your blog! Love it, your photos are amazing!!! :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Congrats to Lisa! She's going to treasure that copy for sure! :) Those BN linens are soooooo amazing, Anne! Such deliciousness!!

xoxo laurie


Have I told you recently how much I love your blog? Just pinned a bunch of Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites stuff. Cannot WAIT to see it in person!

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