Sunday, November 22, 2015

Shopping Antique Company Mall

Friday I was in downtown McKinney helping a friend with her booth. Of course I had to take a few pics for my peeps.;-)

Love this wreath!

This chair is a serious contender.

Yummy pain colors

A chippy door

Looks like Santa came to town!

A sweet Christmas vignette.

Well Merry Christmas to you too!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Chestnut Square Holiday Tour of Homes

Once again it's time for the McKinney Texas Chestnut Square Holiday Tour of Homes.

This is an annual can't miss event that helps fund The Chestnut Square in historic downtown McKinney,Texas. Here's a sneak peak at the homes that will be on the tour this year.

This year promises to be a real showstopper! The residents of the historical district have such pride of ownership and it always shows up in their beautiful Christmas decor.
To purchase your tickets go here.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Dallas Flea

Did any of you Texas peeps get to The Dallas Flea this weekend?

If you didn't you missed a real treat but being the good blog friend I am I have some pics for you.;-)
How sweet was this sign when you first walked in to the main building?

This was an adorable booth.

As was this one!

Personalize cutting boards are a great gift idea!

Look at these letters cut from real books! So clever!

A shabby sweet place to sit down and have a cupcake.

How cute is this?

These letterpress cards from Color Box Designs Came home with me!

We had a blast!

There are many great changes ahead for The Dallas Flea. They are moving to a 100,000q ft space at Fair Park and will launch a market in Houston in the spring along with two other cities.With all the changes they felt a new name was in order. Flea Style. Next month you will be able to follow them online at flea . Until them catch them at here.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

5907 Swiss Ave-A Home Tour

This gorgeous Swiss Ave historic house has been listed as one of Dallas' most beautiful by D Magazine. Quite a feat as Dallas has no lack of beautiful homes set in wonderful neighborhoods but this gem is really special. Take a look with me.

Lovely tile roof

So many unique original features

The kitchen and family room are additions.

But look at the original breakfast room.

Love everything about the bedrooms.

There's even a carriage house.

A spectacular home! Check out this video to see more of this charming vintage beauty.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Finding the Rainbow

Holly Newberry
the heroine of Traci Borum's novel
Finding the Rainbow

is a Jane Austen devotee,
especially Emma which has a sentimentality linked to her late mother.
When a movie production company announces plans to film Miss Austen's Emma in Chilton Crosse the whole village gets Austen fever.
Holly even starts an Emma book club and talks her persnickety great aunt Gertrude into hosting it in her grand manor.
Nearly everyone (including a couple of guys) gets on board and soon the fun begins.
Emma aficionados will see charming similarities between Holly and Miss Austen's beloved character.
Both are caretakers of widowed fathers (and in Holly's case 3 younger sisters), both have mad matchmaking skills and both have dear friends of the opposite sex of whom they have no romantic inclinations. Or do they?
Traci Borum's new novel, 2nd in her Chilton Crosse series, will delight readers with her charming Cotswold village setting

her likable characters and her sweet nod to Jane Austen's Emma.
There is something for every reader, including English cottages and grand manors with names like Foxglove House and Hideaway Cottage,

a handsome Texas writer with chivalrous ways
and a sweet border collie puppy named Rascal.
Book Clubbers take note! It would be great fun to read Finding the Rainbow while revisiting Miss Austen's Emma. Then get together and watch Clueless!
Traci Borum

is a native Texan (hence our handsome Texas hero)
dedicated Anglophile (aren't we all?)
and a self confessed lover of Masterpiece Theatre (a true kindred spirit).

PS. I hear tell Traci has a new Chilton Crosse Christmas novel coming out soon.

To get a copy of Finding the Rainbow go here.