Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Antsy for the Flea.

December 4, 2009

Who wants to go to this with me tomorrow? It’s at Southside on Lamar from 9am to 4pm. I can’t wait to see all the local goodness!

The Dallas Flea. Click this for details.


City Lights: Brights and Whites

November 20, 2009

The switch was flipped this evening at the Neiman Marcus flagship on Main Street in downtown Dallas. In a flash, we’re now speeding headlong into the Holiday 2009 season. I don’t know whether to sing out or to break into a full-on panic. Tonight, I simply enjoyed:

Neiman Marcus, sparking in the rain. Main Street, Dallas

The book tree, made of thousands of stacked books, is lit up behind Santa's special chair.

Book Tree again, from the outside of the store.

Books: the gateway to... shoes??!

Guarding all those books can be quite a tall order.

In addition to the books and the fun (including a super-cool system of book tubes that the kids could crawl through, play in and dance around), there was another flavor to NM’s holiday windows…

The Whites.

From pearly white beads to snow-flocked and feathered skirts, every incarnation of wintry whites were seen in the fashion windows around the square block of the Neiman Marcus building.

Draped in Cream. Perhaps my favorite NM 2009 window. Look at the expressions on the mannequins!

Pearlized. NM Holiday 2009

Expressive mannequin in white layers. NM Holiday 2009

Fluffy Whites! NM Holiday 2009

Snowball Fights! NM Holiday 2009

And to All a Good Night. Stay Warm! NM Holiday 2009

Vintage Vibe

October 31, 2009

There’s something about exploring antique stores. Just popped into one venue in the Dallas antiques district on Industrial Boulevard late this afternoon before closing, and walked away with nothing but inspiration! Here are some jewels taken from my iPhone:


How great would it be to have an open cupboard full of Fiesta? I have started my own collection, but nowhere near this fantastic!

Tinsel and Jesus

That time of year: a tinsel tree and the reason for the season!


I'm coveting these tassel-y, sparkly earbobs!


Gorgeous glass doorknobs. They make me want to buy a house just to remodel! It's the little things...


Bonjour, je m'apelle Monique.


There must have been dozens of these poor critters scattered around the antique store. Their little mouths are hinged into clips. Must research how these were worn back in the day. Sorry, little fellas.


Treasures inside the chest


Lots of antlers. It is Texas, after all.


Medals, medallions, pins, etc.


Hiya, dollface!


Spools and balls of yarn make me want to bust out the knitting needles. I know they're around here somewhere!

That does it. I’m going back earlier next week. There just simply wasn’t enough time to soak it all in! I’m also raring to shop my own closet in the coming days. I know there are buried treasures there too. Watch this space!