This year I have Native America on the brain, so Indian textiles, rugs, and large vessels captured my attention. Two Be Wed planner, Aspen Rogers, is getting married in South Fork, Colorado. You may have seen her “Navajo Nuptials” color palette on Facebook- sunset orange and fiery pink with touches of deep teal. I found over-sized clay pots and gorgeous green vessels for the head table, and a sweet scented idea for favors. Aspen loved the notion of incorporating lavender to begin with, so when I saw a large bowl filled with lavender and little drawstring bags I immediately thought of a lavender sachet station. Instead of pre-filling them and setting them on the table it would be cool to have the guests fill their own monogrammed pouch!
October 3, 2013
Where do you go to be inspired? I get giddy twice a year for Antique Weekend in the little country towns half way between Houston and Austin. This year, I've got Native America on the brain. Let's see what I found!
Apart from family and friends there is nothing I enjoy more than driving 90 miles outside of Houston twice a year for Antique Weekend. The little towns of Round Top, Carmine, La Bahia, Warrenton, and Marburger transform into a collector’s heaven! Whether you like fine antiques, vintage treasures, or unique junk- this is the spot. People from all over the world find their way here to experience it. You can’t possibly see all there is to see in one week, let alone one day.
Why do I go? I go to be inspired, to hunt for that one particular find, or to be surprised by what I will stumble upon. I remove myself from the city, breathe in the clean country air, and walk the fields- hunting, searching, and snapping pictures along the way.
One of the most unique discoveries I made were these vintage brass plates called “findings” or “stampings”, often used for jewelry or furniture decor. The more I looked, touched, and played with them, the more I began to get excited by all the possibilities!! For example, I quickly created my own collection of stampings that could be used for escort cards. How cool! Chip (the vendor) had everything from peace symbols and masks, to anchors and ships, feathers and elephants, cowboy hats and longhorns, lions, bows, bugs, bats, and boots. It’s out-of-the-box, creative ideas like this that only come from breathing in and being at Antique Weekend.
There’s so much more to mention! I hope you enjoy this post as much as I relished the thought of sharing it with you! Like one of the pictures so perfectly put- “HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY” am I.