15 Days Till Christmas...You Need To Be Shopping!

15 days till Christmas...

We're offering great prices for a limited time on selected items that would make great gifts...or you just may need to add to your own wish list...

If you are looking for something different for you or someone else...shop here...

We have a few of these silver cuff bracelets left...they have sold fast at these prices.  They make a great stocking stuffer...or gift for yourself.  We wear ours all the time.

 The large cuff is $18 and the small is $16.50.

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This little felt scarf is so much fun...

Another great inexpensive gift at $32...pair with a simple turtle neck ...  let it dangle or wrap it up like Sister has done...and you are good  to go!

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Great little iron folding chairs...these are old...and great to have on hand to pull out for dinner parties, or use on your patio...Set of eight...$90 each...This is a steal.

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Old bed spring napkin holders...Normally $6 each...now for Christmas...$3 each

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Towel hooks...$45....Ruffled guest towels...$38...Iron sconces without the shades...$145

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Vintage painted wood crest...$125...Gold framed chalk board...$115

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Great little desk chair... normally $425...now$350...We have two.

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Fabulous candelabras...Normally $795 for the pair...right now...$495 for the pair. 

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We had eight of these crests painted  by an artisan, almost one of a kind and just one left......just for Christmas...$395.

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This awesome zinc and pine mirror...normally $1595...in time for Christmas...$995

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19th Century arm chair with needlepoint seat...normally $1295...right now $795

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Love this Zinc candle holder...$145

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Fabulous Iron Corona...We think it would make a great pot rack too...or hang dried herbs from it above your sink...Normally $395...now $295.

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Assorted vintage jewelry boxes...$38-$48

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Fabulous for a man's desk...$65

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Fabulous rustic bowl...$95

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Rustic table...this is fabulous...and an unbelievable price...$1150

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We have a pair of these...they have a little fading from being in the window of the shop...we've marked them down 75%...they are $450 and we will split the pair.  Down cushion and high quality burlap upholstery.  They are adorable...

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Time is running out for Christmas arrivals...

Better place your orders now...

You haven't finished your shopping yet, have you???

It's your turn.  Let's talk!I

Round Top Re-Cap

We always describe ourselves as Sisters, best friends, and business partners who are passionate about what we do.  Our design aesthetic combines old and new... we search high and low for every single piece we bring into our client's home. 

 Our recent trip to Round Top was a blast...shopping for the store and our projects is our very favorite thing to do...but searching for the vintage, antique or unique is different from just popping in and out of local Retail stores ...it is very hard work.

It rained 3 out of the 9 days we were gone...we were shopping miles and miles of outdoor venues...yet we trudged on...

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When it wasn't raining it was extremely hot and humid...we loaded a truck one night till well after dark ... the mosquitoes almost carried us away...

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still we love it...

Take a look at some of our fabulous finds...

This beautiful 19th Century French farm table will be beautiful in a client's breakfast room...

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The well worn top is just beautiful...

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Lot's of wonderful shutters...we've sold many of them...they don't last long.

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This is going in a client's foyer...

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Another foyer piece for someone else...we've been looking for this  for quite some time...only have 36" in width...this will just fit...

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This terra cotta Station of the Cross will reside above the mantel in a study...

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We needed a painted mirror for a dining room...

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These doors will be hung on an iron track barn style for a clients home office...

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These will be dining room doors...

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We sold this sweet little bench Saturday while we were unloading and tagging at the store...

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We bought tons of antique leather books...

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Antique textiles...

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Great Lighting...

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These old corbels went to a client in Houston...

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Lot's of wonderful old pots...

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These iron panels would make beautiful gates...

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 Iron tables with reclaimed wood tops will be used on a covered porch...

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We bought this artisan made firescreen for a client in Idaho...

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Estate sale stools with velvet upholstery and nailhead trim..

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Nesting tables are always good...

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Antique fireback

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Wall plaques...

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Garden Statuary...

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Sooooo many more items...we filled a 26ft Penske truck...we bought lots of great smalls... take a look at some of our new displays in the store...

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Is your head spinning?...Do you see anything you can't live without?...or do you have a request for us to look for something special for you?..We have more in the warehouse...AND

We hope to head out again in January, so we've already started our new shopping list...

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

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Sunday Supper...Mexican Chicken Lime Soup and Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Bread

It's been a very busy week...but we've still got a couple of great, yet easy recipes to share...

We're so excited...Le Jardin Antiquities opened this week.   Laurie Miller has put together a fabulous group of experienced and talented dealers.  We have joined with Bonnie Blackmon, Pat Pflugrad, Cindy Staley and Jim Rule to form a wonderful antique and decorative market collective.  The offering is fabulous , and is only going to get better as we establish and move forward...

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You'll be hearing lots more about Le Jardin in the future...

While we're excited about our new venture...don't forget Fabulous Finds!  We're still there and bringing in new inventory all the time.  It's a wonderful shopping venue too.  

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But it's time for Sunday Supper...

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup...Yum

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INGREDIENTS

  • ·         2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ·         1 onion, finely chopped
  • ·         6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ·         6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • ·         2 canned chipotlechiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • ·         6 cups chicken broth
  • ·         1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ·         Juice of 2 limes
  • ·         Salt and pepper
  • ·         1  avocado, thinly sliced lengthwise into 12 pieces
  • ·         Crushed tortilla chips

Directions:

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Stir in the onion and garlic, lower the heat to medium and cook until the onion begins to brown, about 7 minutes.  Increase the heat to high, push the vegetables to the side of the pan, add the chicken and cook, stirring until golden, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the chipotles and adobo sauce, then stir in the chicken broth.  Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, skimming any foam.  Stir in the cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper.  

Place  avocado slices in each of 6 soup bowls and pour in the soup. Top with the tortilla chips.

We're adding a little something sweet tonight...

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake...This is to die for!!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 8 oz. plain or vanilla , greek yogurt
  • 12 oz. fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.  Sift together the 2 1/4 cups flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix in the lemon zest and set aside.  

2.  With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the ewggs one at a time, then stir in 1 TB. lemon juice.  Alternate beating in the flour mixture and the yogurt, mixing just until incorporated.

3.  Toss the strawberries with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour.  Gently mix them into the batter.

4.  Pour the bater into the bundt pan.  Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes., or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

5.  allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.  Once cooled whisk together the remaining 2 TB. of lemon juice and the powdered sugar, drizzle over the top of the cake.  

It's an eat in the kitchen kind of night...

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It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup Recipe and image via...http://aspicyperspective.com/2010/05/farmstand-fresh.html

Strawberry Yogurt Bread Recipe and image via..http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/7-dishes-with-cilantro-and-not-one-tastes-like-soap-2484897/;_ylt=AvyoHTb77nI9X52MIbaJh_ZfbqU5#photoViewer=6

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