Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pandora de Balthazar

First the disclaimer. I am a groupie. A bonafide Pandora de Balthazar groupie. I have ogled her luscious,lacey,linens in various decorating magazines.

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And seen her featured in my all time favorite designer's, Dallas' own Charlotte Comer,dreamy bedrooms.

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I absolutely heart Pandora de Balthazar. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, imagine my utter delight to discover that she was having a trunk show in Plano at Antique Stop. Well, come hell or high water I was on my way.(And believe me ,if you've been in Dallas the last week or so, it almost came to that high water deal.) Upon arrival, I was escorted by the sweetest sales associate, Melissa

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to the area beautifully merchandised with Pandora's ethereal bedding line and introduced to Toni Antal who proceeded to enlighten me about this most amazing sleep system.

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Pandora developed the "Decadence Down European Sleep System" after a devastating hurricane and a major health crisis. But in true southern girl grit (Pandora grew up in Georgia) she seized an opportunity, not only rebuild her life and health, but to pursue her passion for antique textiles. These extraordinary remnants of the past can be fashioned into exquisite pillows, table runners, and bedskirts. Have a look.

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She not only re-purposes antique textiles, she manufactures and distributes her Hungarian made "Decadence Down" line of ergonomically correct, goose down bedding.

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Toni had me sit down, with feet propped up on a comfy ottoman, and lean back against the cushiest, most heavenly pillows, arranged according to the European Sleep System. The System encourages deep sleep and healthy bed rest. I tell you I woke up just in time to do this post! And it is most breathtakingly beautiful to boot.

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You can combine the antique textiles with Pandora's beautiful, custom made linens. Oh,what gorgeous monograms and trims!

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And as if all this luscious loveliness were not enough, Pandora recently launched her new Lavender Spa Collection. Skin care and bath and body products all-naturally made from lavender essential oils from Texas! Whoo-Hoo!

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Last , but most certainly,not least. I got to meet the Pandora de Balthazar.

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She is as gracious and warm as she is beautiful. A real testament to second chances and dreams that come true. Please show your support for this phenomenal Kindred Spirit.

Antique European Linens
presents
Decadence Down
at
9 South Ave at Aragon
Pensacola, FL
850.432.4777

and

at
106 N. Washington, On The Historical Square
Round Top, TX
979.249.2070

www.antiqueeuropeanlinens.com

and
Pandora's Boutique at Antique Stop is now open.

PS You must see Antique Stop.
Not only is Pandora's Dallas area boutique housed there, they are a fabulous retail establishment in their own right.

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With the friendliest,most knowledgeable staff. Shout out to Lori Kindle. Antique Stop's Interior Design Consultant.

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Antique Stop
3400 Preston Road Suite 205
Plano, TX 75093
972.312.1501
AntiqueStop.com

Let's show some Kindred Spirit love to these wonderful businesses. And don't forget to tell them Lisa sent you.




7 comments:

Elyse said...

way to go, lisa! how fun that you were able to meet pandora herself! everything looks beautiful!

xo

Tracy said...

Two words...LOVE IT!
Have a great weekend my friend!
Tracy

Nancy said...

Lisa, WOW! I can see, from the pictures why you love it so much! I bet everything feels heavenly!!! Loved seeing all the gorgeous things and linens...one of my weaknesses!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I remember the first pic from a magazine and I fell in love with it! It's all so beautiful, so what did you buy?? I'm sure it's all expensive but so pretty to look at(;
Hugs~Kelly

Liz said...

So? Did get a set???? It sounds soooo decadent!
I'm sure it is geeeeorgous! : )

~Liz

Katie said...

I love all of this stuff, wow my goodness. A dream come true.

kymber said...

Hi Lisa,
I was scrolling through and reading your past posts and my eye was drawn to the lovlies that this talented woman has designed. All I can say is WOW! I am drooling! Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up in a bed piled high with her lovely linens - and that bed....amazing!

I could do serious damage in her store that is for sure! Maybe it is a good thing she isn't in my neck of the woods LOL!
Simply beautiful!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

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