Join local handbag designer (and 2010 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas finalist) Ashley Burghardt as her team toasts her success on Lifetime’s 24 Hour Catwalk that aired this month. Candleroom’s providing an evening of cocktails, light bites, and tunes this Thursday, March 1 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in celebration. Meet the Ashard Richley designer and check out her spring handbags and brand-spanking new apparel collection which is making its debut appearance. Want to attend? It’s simple. Just send a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in, baby. I’ll see you Thursday.
Lovers Lane Antique Market is having its annual “Tent Sale” on Saturday NEXT WEEKEND. Head to the shop from 10 am to 5 pm and you’ll find all sorts of goods on sale for 40 to 50 percent off under the canopy. Word on the street is that Melissa Woody lamps (originally priced in the thousands range) will be on sale for as low at $400! We’re so there.
I’m sorry, guys! This sale is NEXT WEEKEND. Forgive me!
“Buy More! Save More!” This is exactly the kind of marketing ploy I love falling for. I’ll absolutely spend more if you tell me I will save more! Duh. Shopping at Wisteria this month is well worth falling for this trick, though. (By the way, did you even know that the beloved home accessories store has moved even closer to us here in Dallas?) Now, you can look online to get excited about the things you want to buy in the shop, but just know, the warehouse store houses even MORE items than the catalogue contains. How’s that for incentive? Now grab your hubby’s truck, empty it us his junk, and prepare it for lovely lamps, funky furniture, and gorgeous gardening accessories. You’ll get anywhere from 15 percent to 30 percent off, depending on what you spend, and when you’re talking about spending a good chunk of change on furniture, these discounts will make a dent in the total. Woo hoo! Shop now until April 24.
The grand opening party starts tonight at 5:30 pm. Lula B’s is self-labeled as “cool stuff for cool people.” We dig that description. And there’s never a better way to check that out for ourselves than at an opening party with cocktails, music, and snacks, right? Come here to find all kinds of tchotchkes. Looking for Western wear? This is a hot spot for finding inexpensive, used cowgirl boots and pearl-snap button-ups. If you’re a knick-knack collector, this paradise packs in the collectibles, retro dinnerware, vintage music, movies, and books, and an eclectic mix of jewelry and art. Decorator types will find plenty of house wares, too, with the furniture, lighting, and accessory collections. We’ll see you there, drink in hand, grooving down the aisles, looking for funky odds and ends. Tonight from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at 2639 Main St. at Good Latimer.
I couldn’t take my eyes off these pretty hanging things at the Handmade Bash. When I found out more about them from designer David Patton, who was manning his booth, I was even more fascinated. Fun fact: Ferrochie is pronounced “fair-oh-key.” (Reminds me of pierogi. Love those things.) Patton builds furniture, lighting, and home decor pieces with a dark European vibe. The ones I couldn’t get enough of were Patton’s door chimes, featured left, which he calls “Oberon’s Gateway.” Inspired by the story of the legendary king of fairies (yes, Oberon from A Midsummer Night’s Dream), they’re made with real, vintage European garden keys. There is something so alluring and mysterious about an old key. And bunches of them, well, it just increases the fun.
Who else has started spring cleaning? I began in my closet last night, and I have one preliminary bag of clothes that will either make it to my sisters in Houston or, of course, Good Will. I need to do about three more rounds, but for some reason, I still can’t part with some of the clothes that I never wear. (A paradox I’ll never understand…) Annnnyway, with spring cleaning comes extra room. And what looks better in a bare room than some beautiful, vintage pieces of furniture and accessories? (You’re right – not much.) Well, luckily we can take advantage of a special sale hosted by VintageChic Trading Company. It’s their Spring Warehouse Market, where you can find artisan pieces from around the U.S. for a fraction of retail costs. It’s today (sorry for the late notice), tomorrow, and Saturday from 10 am – 6pm, so treat yourself to some unique new pieces! You know you won’t regret it. 2336 Irving Blvd.
We take pride in feeling like we discovered the lovely, talented, and (super) young Jane Aldridge first. Don’t know her? You’re one of the last. It’s okay, though, you can catch up here. Once you have, you’ll know that you can’t wait to see her and her mom at V.O.D. today. Rachel reports:
Take a detour on your way home from work today and stop by V.O.D. in Victory Park. You won’t want to miss this trunk show given by Atlantis Home and Sea of Shoes (yes, as in Jane Aldridge). Grab a free cocktail and peruse through their collection of ’70s and ’80s bold statement jewelry and belts. (Like the pieces pictured left.) They will be there from 6 pm to 9 pm, so stop by anytime!
And read about the new jacket fashioned by the fashionable duo here.
Time to mark your calendars–in pen, if you please–for Slocum Street Style on October 8 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. What’s Slocum Street Style, you ask? Well, it’s this super fun event–presented by the good people at D Home and Slocum Street Antiques and Design Association–where you have the opportunity to pop into more than 30 showrooms and galleries on Slocum Street. You can snack on fabulous hors d’oeuvres from Savor Dallas participating restaurants (like Go Fish, Hibashi Teppan Grill, Paciugo Gelato, and more) and drink adult drinks while you shop! You will also be powerless to resist the holiday spirit when you check out a number of gorgeous wreaths created by local designers. Best of all: proceeds from the event benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). See you there.
Hey I’m back with the good stuff. Well, it’s not blue eyeshadow or purple lipstick, but I bet this chair got your attention. We here at DHome love us some chairs. We might even be obsessed – the September issue is full of all the things that chairs can be – flowers, birds, and bouquets because it is so last century to just think of chairs as a place to sit. Not that you would sit on this – unless you were the Last Emperor in China in the Qing Dynasty, 19th century. This is all that remains of a room completely panelled in cloisonne. And count on our local antique royalty, Loyd and Paxton to have possession of such a treasure. Ha, and we thought that we here in Dallas wrote the book on conspicuous consumption and over the top furnishings.