Monday, October 20, 2014

Round Top, Texas

Susan Rose and I had the extreme good fortune to head to Round Top, Texas this year for their annual antique fair, with the lovely Mary Emmerling showing us the way! It was like a dream come true! Rows and rows of tents spread out over acres under that big, blue Texas sky. Thank goodness we had Mary (a Round Top veteran) to show us the way or we might have been completely overwhelmed!  We came back to Phoenix with a whole truck full of amazing treasures for the shop and for some lucky design clients!  Stay tuned for what we will have in the store!
My heart just about jumped out of my chest when I saw this lovely sight... Oh, linen.  I do love you!
We were keeping our eye out for some amazing, one of a kind pieces for some design clients...
Your heart would skip a beat seeing all the amazing chandeliers lining tent after tent...
And, it is all so charming with chandeliers even hanging in the trees...
Trying to feed this beautiful, wild horse in a nearby field...  
I may have almost been bit! Luckily, he just got my bag, but it was a close one! They may be lovely, but be wary of wild horses!
Our favorite booth...
 She was from Michigan and simply walked down the beach collecting driftwood to come here and build this beautiful structure.  We were simply charmed by her whole set-up...
And, Round Top is certainly a fun place to people watch! Just one of the many characters we met and a sampling of some things not coming to the Willows...
What a fun week we had! Thanks, girls, for the great time!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Willows' Anniversary Party!

Have you heard? The Willows is turning 17.  Come celebrate with us! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 23rd! Don't miss out on our Holiday Table Top Workshop going on all day with our in shop design experts showing you how to set your holiday table.  And our in-house fashion stylist Michelle will be here giving you all the tips you need to get the most out of your wardrobe.  It will certainly be a day you won't want to miss! We can't wait to see you all there!
After 17 years and a new facelift(the store, not Bev!)... We invite you to join us and support Care Card. 20% off  with your Care Card along with fun activities, treats, and giveaways throughout the day.
10am-1pm World Famous Waffle Truck
10am-2pm Local Jewelry Designers Dos Fannies & Jewel Ya
1-7pm Wine & Cheese
Learn how to dress your bed for you or your guests. Purchase $500 worth of bedding and your name will go into a drawing for 2 Bella Notte linen pillowcases! Demonstrations will be given on holiday tabletops and flower arrangements to get your home ready for Fall!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Summer Travels {London}

While in Spain, Kim and her husband spent a weekend in London, enjoying all the sights and tradition that wonderful city has to offer!
On her bucket list, was seeing Phantom of the Opera in London, so Kim was able to check that one off this summer!
A little peek at Westminster Abbey...
Traditional fish and chips and a lager...
As Kim said, "You haven't experienced London without going to Harrods!"
Again, thank you Kim for sharing your travels with us! Tell us, did you go anywhere fun this summer? Plans for the Fall? Where should we plan our next trip?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Summer Travels {Spain}

Our lovely Kim from the Willows went on an amazing trip to Spain this summer with her husband. Her pictures from Barcelona and Madrid have us all more than a little jealous! She said the architecture was simply stunning everywhere you turned. The Barcelona Cathedral in particular, she told us, was positively breathtaking...
Kim told us that the Retiro Park is her very favorite park in the entire world. As you walk through the park you are not only surrounded by beauty and history, you also hear live music throughout the park! It sounds like a dream. When are the rest of us planning a trip?

Friday, October 3, 2014

design {bedroom}

In this client's bedroom we mixed Bella Notte bedding with Ralph Lauren for that classic look that seems timeless.  A unique chandelier adds ambiance and pulls the whole feel of the room together beautifully.

A collection of frames on a bedside table...

And, everyone loves having their favorite furry friend sleeping close by :)


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