What a month March was!  I feel very fortunate to have wonderful projects to sink my teeth into for 2012.  I am finishing a gorgeous master bedroom suite for a SF Victorian and in the midst of two kitchen remodels that I can’t wait to share with you.

Some of you know that I also have exciting news on a personal level, I am getting married in the fall!  I am so grateful for these many blessings but I must admit that it is a juggling act and I have been slacking on the blog posts – please forgive me.

I squeezed a trip to the Marburger & Round Top shows last week for client shopping and design inspiration.  I focused on really living in the moment, so I did not take many pictures but I thought you might like to see the highlights.

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Austin is my preferred gateway to the shows.  I read about Fonda San Miguel in The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012 (thanks Preston) and I thought it would be the perfect start to the trip.  Upon landing, we dropped our bags and set out to find Fonda San Miguel.  If you are planning a trip to Austin – GO.  You will not be disappointed!  The rellenos are AMAZING.  The house made sorbets are probably the best I have ever tasted.  The margaritas are mighty fine too!

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The first day, this charming sink caught my eye.  Isn’t it just the sweetest with the leaf design soap insets and curved vanity?  I wish that I had a current client this would be delightful for.  I’ll have to settle for inspiration.Image

A new vendor to me at the show was a dealer of antique and vintage Goyard and Louis Vuitton trunks.  I occasionally see a piece or two at the shows but what a treat to see such a vast collection in one place.  Isn’t the taxidermy leopard something?Image

The booth was swarming with interested shoppers!

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My favorite was this Louis Vuitton piece with red stripes.  Wouldn’t it make a magnificent coffee/cocktail table?

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Another fantastic find – this sweet wardrobe/dresser/armoire combination.  This was a strong consideration for a client’s dressing room but ultimately we decided that it was too cottage chic and feminine for the overall design concept.Image

Here is a beautifully carved trestle extension table.  Form and function – I love it!

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This was a quirky and fun update to a mid-century table.  This vendor completely decoupaged this coffee table with pages from a French dictionary.  The best part – she shellacked the top so that no coaster is necessary.

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And the piece de resistance…this epic duchesse brisee.  “Broken Duchess” in French, this set can be joined together making a chaise or separated into two chairs and ottoman.  Excited to see this re-uphostered!

Hope you enjoyed a visual taste of Texas Spring Antiques Week.  My overall impressions were there were lots of fantastic finds and the shoppers were back!  If this show is a preview of what’s to come, I’d say the economy is picking up.  Time will tell.

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3 Comments

April 9, 2012 · 5:08 pm

3 responses to “Impressions of Texas Spring Antiques Week

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  2. Selena

    That was fun! Those LV trunks are divine and that chaise is so cool!

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