Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mimi's on Main - Spring 2014 Update

Just letting you know that Mimi's on Main in Conroe, Texas
 is ready for S.P.R.I.N.G!

Step in and take a look!

There's been a sighting of Peter Rabbit and all his bunny friends waiting just for you!

There are tons of vintage items for serious collectors...

as well as one of a kind clothing items and jewelry.

What about adding a piece of Fitz and Floyd to your collection?
This is just a sampling!

If you're having a special dinner, what about adding to your table?
There are gorgeous dishes in just about everyone's booth...

and the best thing...there's plenty of variety!
For instance, this vintage set would be just lovely for a new bride...
or for anyone wanting special pieces.
Just take a look at those gorgeous wedding pictures!

Or how about a treasure from the sea?

 Our booths (Sharlotte's Reflections) are stocked with Etsy type items...handmade and vintage.

Mimi's on Main,
on historic Main Street in Downtown Conroe,
 has about 30 different vendors, each with their own style. 

Come in for a visit, 
we'd love to meet you!
We guarantee will have a great time browsing and shopping!

If you missed the first post about Mimi's on Main, click here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pink Depression Glass

Glassware is addicting.

There are so many patterns, so many colors.

So how does one choose?
For me?...Very carefully.

Then there's the age factor...new, vintage?

And, I won't get into all the beautiful linens - they're addicting too!

So, today's table is about one particular color, pink.
Perfectly pink for springtime.

These pieces have been picked up here and there,
and, when placed alongside each other,
they make a nice setting.

Thanks so much for dropping by, I truly appreciate your visit!

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Drop by there as well for loads of inspiration!

In case you are interested:
white table cloth/napkins - wedding gifts
pink napkins/napkin rings/flatware - antique gift shop
vintage table runner in basket/dinner plates - estate sale
stemware - consignment shop
cups/saucers, sugar/creamer, basket - thrifted
glassware in basket (bisquit jar, pitcher, candy dish) - gifted

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Texas Bluebonnets...

Our state flower is the bluebonnet

and it's at this time of year they are in their full glory. 
They pop up along the roadsides, sometimes in small patches, 

other times in fields of blue. 

It's a tradition that pictures of family members (mainly little ones) are taken each year in these fields.
So be very watchful of cars parked along the side of the road
as little ones (and their parents) might be darting to and fro 
excited from all the beautiful sights!

Now, as you have probably guessed, 
these bluebonnets are the inspiration for today's table.

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!

Since it's against the law to actually pick bluebonnets, I decided to use their color for today's table.

Keeping things simple is a favorite way to decorate.

Adding in a few textures here and there always adds interest,
and keeps things from being too boring.

This brace and bit tool caddy has been a work-horse for me. 
(see below for credits and tutorial)

Using "vintage-looking" stemware reminds me of simpler days...

especially thinking of my grandmother and all her lovely meals.
In fact, this oak table was hers. 
I'm so very proud to have it my home, it's truly a focal point in my kitchen, 
just like it was in her kitchen, so many years ago.

If you are planning to travel through Texas during the next few weeks,
be sure to stop and enjoy our bluebonnets!

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to drop by for loads of inspiration!

In case you're interested:
chargers - Pier 1
square dishes - gifted
blue dishes - Johnson Brothers - Old Britian Blue Castles - My Tableware
flatware - Oneida (Michelangelo) -wedding gifts
stemware - Dollar Store
napkins/rings - handmade
centerpiece - brace and bit tool box (credit/tutorial here)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Spring!

The calendar states that SPRING is officially here!
I love this time of year...it's the warmer weather, the birds, the flowers, the colors...
I could just go on and on
but I won't, I'll just kick off the season with this picture.

These blooms are from my sister's crepe myrtle from last year.
I'm anxiously awaiting their blooms this year!

To celebrate the season, 
my  table this week is all about spring
my favorite sister.

You see, she gave me these dishes for my birthday and I'm loving them!

Don't think that they are just green...
there's a gentle lavender,

and tranquil blue.

I love that the plates are different colors, perfect for spring.
Now, just take a look at the cups...

aren't they precious? I love the shape of the rim and saucer,
too cute!

You might have noticed the use of seashells, lace, and silver.
These things are some of my sister's favorites, so they had to be included on this table.
So, to my favorite sister, enjoy! 
This table's for you!

A very happy SPRING to everyone!

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Drop by for loads of inspiration!

In case you're interested:
jute chargers - Pier 1
silver chargers - Hobby Lobby
dishes - gifted
champagne flutes - gifted
napkins - World Market
flatware, vase - various antique shops
coffee pot - family heirloom
salt/pepper shakers - eBay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Warmer Weather?

Our weather has been unusually chilly this year.
Here in the Houston area, we don't handle the cold temps very well,
in fact we actually shut down.
It's happened twice and threatened a third time.
So when the temps climb up to the 60's and 70's,
people are out and about dreaming of spring.

Welcome to my table for this week, is all about
anxiously anticipating spring!

These salad plates are a favorite...

...and the April Cornell napkins add just a little spring-like color.

The stemware are Lenox, Navarre.

Thank you so much for visiting, I have warm wishes for you!

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursdays
Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen for her Let's Dish.

In case you are interested:
woven chargers - Pier 1
silver toned chargers - Hobby Lobby
white square dishes - gifted
green scrolly square dishes; napkins - Home Goods
burlap utensil holders - handmade
stemware - Lenox (Navarre)
flatware - Oneida (Michelangelo)


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