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How to Build a Trousseau

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In the not too distant past, brides-to-be eagerly curating household linens for their soon-to-be homes went through a process that brought extreme excitement to a young woman about to become a newly-minted wife. Though the custom is still being followed during our contemporary times, the percentage of future brides giving it as serious a focus […]

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Events Galore at Round Top!

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    We’re busy as bees in Round Top, our spot within the Arbor International Antiques and Interior Design Show—in Tent F at 1503 Highway 237—a vibrant mélange of activity. Getting a bit of business out of the way, we’re offering a handful of discounts to fairgoers—all of our down products are 25% off; the […]

Pandora de Balthazar linens at Round Top

Bedding Down at Round Top

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  If you think you are hearing the sound of engines revving and gears spinning faster, you are right, as the fall design season is gaining momentum with the opening of the Arbor International Antiques and Interior Design Show on Thursday! We’ll be holding court in our usual spot so come by and see what […]

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A Case for Couture Bedding

Posted Posted in Pillow Talk

After surrounding myself with sumptuous couture bedding for quite a while now, I’ve realized something that I think might resonate with quite a few of you. When I began concentrating on creating gracious surroundings for my dreamtime, I felt less of a need to spend as much on dressing my body and delighted in spending […]

Antique linen sheets from Pandora de Balthazar

Your Tactile Personality

Posted Posted in Pillow Talk

When I begin working with clients who hope to increase the comfort they feel when they go to sleep at night while also giving their bedrooms a lovely new lease on life, there’s one bit of information that has to be gleaned before any purchases are made, and it’s a very important piece of the […]

Antique lace panels sold by Pandora de Balthazar

Leaf Peeping Is Therapeutic

Posted Posted in Healing

A curious piece I read in The New Yorker last summer, “How Trees Calm Us Down,” is an insightful exploration about how leafy expanses bring healing more quickly than manmade constructs. The article, insightfully written by Alex Hutchinson, opens with an anecdote about patients who were recovering from gallbladder surgery. The people whose hospital windows […]

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Spa Time on Your Terms

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I came across a post on the Stash Hotels Rewards blog proclaiming that five hotels take spa time as seriously as we all should, the post a shout-out to Mother’s Day activities. The images of the venues—Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine; The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex, Vermont; Hotel Julien Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa; […]

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Inspiring Work Spaces

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The subtitle for the beautiful magazine “Where Women Create” is “Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women.” Imagine how honored I am to have recently been featured between the covers of the spring 2016 issue! I gleaned the attention of the publication during the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas when I was putting people between […]