Monday, July 21, 2008

East Texas Antiquing and New Friends

One of the great things about having Antiquing as both your hobby and your vocation, is all of the great people that you meet! I was so excited when I found out that Carolyn Westbrook was having a show this weekend on the grounds of her home in (near) East Texas. I found it was only 20 minutes from where I live so headed on out. I met Carolyn and her mom, and they were both as nice as they could be. Carolyn didn't want me to take this photo because we were all trying to beat 95+ degree heat, but I think she looks great. She was very busy with her sale, so I appreciated her taking a minute to talk!

She featured lots of lovely antique pieces and several beautiful antique iron beds, and of course her signature custom bedding. It is just gorgeous and perfect for any shabby, cottage, or paris apartment style bedroom.

This sale also featured Linda and Ludmil of Willow's Nest. These are two of the nicest and most kind people you will ever meet. I met Linda a few months ago and she has fast become one of my most admired people. She is just dripping with creativity and is a classic beauty. I wish the antique concrete dog was not covering her up in this photo. The shift she is wearing is just fabulous and is made from a vintage French sheet!

Their displays are always breathtakingly beautiful.

Ludmil created this garden cart, and Linda filled it with paper flower made from old patterns.
Linda and Carolyn both have shops open in Arbors III during Canton weekend. See you there! (If it is not a Red Shed Saturday Show weekend!)


  1. So glad you posted pictures from Carolyn's sale. I so wished I could have been there. Everything looks wonderful!!! sigh...... Maggie

  2. Oh my gosh !!! I can't believe that I didn't even have a clue about that sale ~ I love them both !!!
    What an awesome sale to be at ~