Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer Market

Cat Daddy and I went to Carolyn Westbrook's Summer Market" preview Friday evening. She did a fantastic presentation under the trees. When we arrived, she and Joe(her hubby) were busy as bees schmoozing and selling, as were Linda and Ludmil, but they grabbed a moment to grab us. You see, here in Texas(and in the south) it doesn't matter if you just saw someone 30 minutes earlier at the DQ, you still have to hug as if it's been ages. It's just the way we hang. But, I digress. Carolyn's signature style inside is poetry, but placed outdoors it becomes magical and dreamy. Her bed linens are among my top favorite things. Carolyn doesn't spot a trend, she starts one. While waiting for the crowd to thin out, I got a chance to sit on the porch and chat it up with old friends Heidi(Cloverleaf Boutique-Ardmore) and Portia(Garden Party-Dallas) and new friends Amy(Funky Monkey-Keller). All of these ladies have a unique spin and their shops are a must see. Linda and Ludmil's area of the garden was equally lovely. Linda really does practice what she preaches. It was beautifully displayed down to the last detail. Even though it was about a 100 degrees, she didn't allow her candles or herself to droop. She was looking cool and crisp as if it was 75 degrees. well, I'll wrap this up with a Happy Anniversary to T and hope you like the pix. Later-Debbie

7 comments:

Myrna said...

Wow! You got to smooze with real life super stars in my book! What a blessing!!
From here in Northern California you sure make Texas look like a great place to live! :-)
Thanks for the great, inspiring pix!! Keep 'em comin'!!!
You're doing a great job!!

Myrna said...

Yikes, Deb!! You might want to delete your first two "comments" that are posted--they are a bit unsavory...

Pookarella said...

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Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh thank you so much for thinking of us, even in the heat. We had a great Anniversary trip and I thought about ya'll, so wishing I could have been there. All I can say from your pics is...you captured the true magical essence of Carolyn's Summer Market. I pass my awards to you--Great Job!! Hope you had fun and found lots!! Don't you just love Portia--she's a hoot!! Cat daddy wasn't looking too shabby either, wink! Also, yes, you were right about Linda. You would never know it was 100 degrees outside, as it was this past weekend in Austin, she pulls it off very well. Everything just looked so pretty.

willownest.net said...

DEB, You are a dear to write such nice things and to take such lovely photos... we so enjoyed being there, such nice customers and a lovely setting. Carolyn and her family out did their self's in terms of preparing. Lots of behind the scenes work, as Ludmil and I so well understand having hosted so many at our homes in the N.W. but in the end it is all worth it and you can sit back and enjoy the work you have done. See you soon. Love Linda

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

So glad to see that show! thanks for sharing!
xo lulu

Fran said...

Congrats on 35 years !!

I enjoyed reading your wisdom.

Take care.

Fran