“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.
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.
“The Great Sample Sale,” as Stephanie Anne is calling it, will clearance off furniture, accessories, and other home and gift pieces. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Greater Texas Community Partners. Friday, April 9 through Saturday, April 10 from 9 am to 6 pm. 91 Highland Park Village.
Everyone wins with this “Furnish & Feed” event at The Nest. From today, February 15 through Saturday, February 27, if you bring in canned and non-perishable food items, you’ll get a discount off your entire purchase. Here’s how it works: bring in one can, get one percent off. Bring in 40 items, get 40 percent off (and that’s the maximum). This can be used on anything from candles–like our favorite scents from D.L. & Co. featured left–to furniture and will also include already reduced merch. For a list of foods the North Texas Food Bank is requesting, follow the jump. Get collecting and head to Nest.
We hate to see them go, but we love to watch prices fall. Our beloved Needless Necessities, which, as we’ve already told you is closing, is now offering up everything in the store for 50 percent off.
Our very own upscale flea market opens at South Side on Lamar December 5. Made up of rows of Texas-based artists, this flea market will feature all kinds of goodies, like art, home goods, accessories, clothing, furniture, and edible treats. According to the market’s curator, Brittany Edwards, the concept for this flea market was inspired by legendary flea markets in California and New York and will contain a highly edited mix of Dallas’ best jewelry makers, bakers, designers, etc. She’s hoping, she says, to give the public access to some of Dallas’ hidden treasures. So mark your calendars for December 5 and get ready to do some local shopping! Five dollars gets you in the door, and most major credit cards will be accepted. The Dallas Flea. 1409 South Lamar St. www.thedallasflea.com
I finally dropped into Haven‘s new digs at the West Village the other day. You remember that store, right? Lovely home furnishings boutique in Victory Park. Such wonderful chic finds. Oh that’s right. You probably don’t remember it because hardly anyone shops at Victory. At least that’s what co-owner Jon Tutolo (pictured left with co-owner John Bassignani) told me. “Some days I wouldn’t see a soul. Now, there’s people walking by my shop. There’s such an energy here at the West Village,” he said. Though the new store is a 1/3 of the size of the original, it’s chocked full of candles, linens, lamps, books, furniture, and gifts galore. Couple Haven with Gardens around the corner and you have two of Dallas’ chicest stores (almost) side by side. That’s some good shopping. Photo by Vanessa Gavalya
This will be short and sweet. I have no idea when these deals end–I just got a friendly note about this in my in box–but right now you can save a bundle at Nicholson-Hardie on Lovers at the Tollway. Here’s a rundown: home accessories are 20% off; ceramic containers are 20% off; Japanese maples are 40% off; fountains and ceramics pots are 20% off. Need I say more? What a fun way to spend Memorial Day weekend–dressing up your landscape!
In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Dr. Delphinium encourages everyone to check out the “Going Green” section of their web site for tips on how to keep the planet clean and healthy for us all. In addition, and this is my favorite part, they’re offering a $10 credit to their store for every five vases you bring in to them (what they don’t use, they’ll recycle). It seems everyone always has extra vases lying around (I know I do) and Dr. D came up with a great way to rid yourself of them and make a little dough on the side. I mean, what red-blooded woman doesn’t want a credit to a florist? We don’t need men to buy us flowers. We can buy them for ourselves! In the words of some of the most brilliant speakers of our time, The Spice Girls, “Guhl powah!” So clean out those cabinets and take part in their recycling program. But remember to save one vase for the flowers you’ll be buying with your $10 credit.
From 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, April 4, you can check out hundreds of pieces at the Mecox warehouse before they hit the store floor. This 6,000 square-foot Dallas space will be only be open to the public for two hours, though, and there will be more than enough pieces to preview, so get there right away. For more info, call 214-580-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Warehouse: 179 Parkhouse Street.
It’s kind of hard to see it on this cold and dismal day, but spring is here. And what is the most ubiquitous sign of spring in Dallas? Azaleas. Lots of them in lots of colors – hard to believe they were not thought to be able to grow in Dallas until Lambert’s brought them here in 1935. Lambert’s is celebrating 90 years of making Dallas beautiful – from time to time I’ll show old photos of how their landscaping shaped Highland Park. PS – if your daughter is going through sorority rush – DO NOT photograph her at Turtle Creek with the azaleas. From what I’m told, her picture will be ditched immediately.