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Friday, June 17, 2011

A Visit With House Wren

Happy Friday!

I took a break from the unpacking of boxes, to pop on down the street
to Fredericksburg Trade Days, but this wasn't my usual shopping excursion.

Nope, I was there for the sole purpose of meeting Nancy and Mike
and these two most certainly did not disappoint!

I had heard others singing their praises for months now, but it wasn't
until just this morning that I saw firsthand the magic of House Wren...

I adore the ingenious mix of natural elements amidst the
timeless industrial beauty,

Their lighting creations are absolutely
out of this world.

Seltzer bottle? Top right?
Mine now.  :-)

Love the clock?
Mmm hmmm, so did came home with me.  :-)

I'll take one of everything, please!

There's beautiful Nancy right there!
Every bit as nice as she is lovely.

If you'd like to shop this incredible space 
you can find them in Barn 3, second space on the right. 
They'll be set up all weekend,
and you can check the Trade Days site for future dates.

In even more exciting news, House Wren, The Shop is opening
July 1, 2011 in Wimberley Texas...

House Wren
13801 RR 12, #101
Wimberley, Texas  78676

I'll be there, I hope to see you there, too!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New House Pics

Moving stinks.
No, seriously.

I mean, having a gorgeous new cottage to foof and primp
and shop for is beyond wonderful, don't get me wrong.

But the rest?
The packing, the unpacking,
the heat ( correction: the stifling heat ),
the scavenger hunt for basic household neccesities
lost in the move...that  is no fun whatsoever.

It is very slow going on the feathering-our-nest front,
but you're still going to get pictures, every step of the way.

Today, you're getting unedited, slightly blurry,
"oh well, they're better than nothing" images...

Hope you enjoy!

 Welcome to the foyer, the entry hallway,
the vestibule.

 Winnie checking out her new digs.
She's not too sure about this old house.
She hid under one of the beds for hours and hated me 
for several more.

Then she cautiously ventured out and became the
little intrepid explorer I know and love!

 The living room.
Nothing special right now, much work to be done yet.

 Pardon my Urban Outfitters
ruffle laundry bag draped on the sofa.
It looks totally contrived, like I draped it there for a photo op,
but I promise that's not the case.

 Another peek at my beloved Carol Hicks Bolton sofa, Babette.
Yes, she has a name. 
Of course she has a name! Just look at her.

Still have MANY smocked cotton panels
to hang in this room. That, and to replace the existing shades
with white wood blinds.

 My little corner of creativity,
and the Winster doing her explorer kitty thang

So that's it for now.
I still have to figure out what's going to be hung 
on the walls and where.

And oh yeah....where the toilet paper is, too!  ;-)

Have a wonderful Thursday!
{ it IS Thursday, right? I've lost track in this moving fog! }

I haven't had a spare moment to catch up on correspondence
or visit blogs, so please forgive me and bear with me.
Once normalcy returns, I'll be by to visit!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Checking In...

Hi there, strangers!

I've been a bit of an absentee blogger this past week,
as I've been incredibly busy both working
and also nesting in our new home.

Yep, we're there...FINALLY!

I'm officially in love with the sweet little cottage,
but it's going to take a while to get things just so...
you know what I'm talking about, right?

To get what I actually see before me to resemble 
what I've imagined in my mind's eye these past many months.

But, yeah...
I'm loving it. :-)

I'm off to unpack more boxes, but not without sharing a couple of
pics taken on an expedition yesterday afternoon.

Apologies for what I consider to be less than ideal images...
I was shooting with someone elses camera.

I hope you're having a wonderful Monday,
house pics are on the way soon!


Edited to add ( over 2 days later )...
Still slogging along here trying to get settled.
The heat is stifling, and things are moving slowly along.
Hope to give you some eye candy soon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hometown Walkabout

Hello Again!

I had every intention of taking a few days off to focus on moving stuff,
and I still do...we're taking another load over right now.

But yesterday evening after dinner, I took a walkabout around my
new hometown of Fredericksburg Texas, and captured
some random beauty through my lens.

Hope you like!

If you're ever in my neck of the woods,
I invite you to take a walkabout with me.
It's a gorgeous little town!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Big Day

It is fast upon us!

Lots of moving activity going on this week and coming weekend,
so I'll be a bit M.I.A. for the next few days.

The GOOD news is that we shouldn't skip a beat
in being connected to the net, so I'll likely
be inundating you the first of next week with LOTS
of pics from the new house.

If I don't "see" you before then, have a happy week!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Styling Our Bedroom

Happy Friday!
Although this is technically my Sunday, as I have to work this weekend.

Anyway, wanted to share some recent acquisitions for the
new Twig household, the bedroom in particular.

So, I've had it in my head since we bought this house that
I wanted to hang smocked drapes in the master bedroom and living room.
But I could only locate them at Pottery Barn,
and I sure as shoot didn't want to pay PB prices.

World Market  to the rescue!

Excuse the gnarly iPhone pics.
These are also straight out of the package, sans ironing.

 We have 12 foot ceilings in the house, and the only logical place
in the master to place the bed is in front of this window.
I knew I wanted a drape with a bit of drama going on at the top.

 Not sure just how "dramatic" the smocking is,
but I know that I do love it so.
I also love that they were half what I would have paid at PB!

I have another idea for this space too,
tell me what you think...

You see the fabulous awning there at the top of the pic?
I was lucky enough to grab that from my friend Binky's 
adorable shop, Binky La Faye

picture this...

this gorgeous awning hanging over this space right here...

You like?
I think it will be stunning, now just to figure out how to hang it!
I do plan to hang it high enough to have the smocking still peeking out.

I also picked up some drawer hardware for this piece...

That's my old Broyhill dresser from the early 90s.
We all have one of those type pieces, don't we?
I didn't want to paint it yet, but I did want to foof it up a bit, so I picked up
these knobs from, once again, the marvelous World Market...

They are so super affordable,
I was pleasantly surprised at the price.

I also got these knobs for a different piece of furniture...

This pic is actually from the Anthro site,
I had lusted after these knobs for years!
{ wait...that didn't sound right. at ALL. }

So I was beyond thrilled to find that World Market
had the exact same ones 
at a fraction of the price. Score!

To finish up, I ordered a pair of these dreamy waterfall shams from
Urban Outfitters just this week...

My poor husband!
Not a manly accoutrement in sight!
Good thing he loves me.  ;-)

That's it for now.
I'll be sure to post pics once we get it all pulled together...
whenever that finally is!

Happy Friday!

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