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Nov
4
2015

Vintage Christmas Pins

Christmas Brooches

Ella’s vintage pins and jeweled standing trees will also be shown at the Nexus Holiday Bazaar benefiting the Nexus Recovery Center on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from noon to 6 p.m. at 3701 Euclid Avenue, Dallas Texas

 

Oct
5
2015

Shopping Round Top

Shopping Round Top

Our dealers are back from shopping the Round Top and Marburger Antique Shows last week.  Please come to see the wonderful new treasures they have found for you!

Sep
16
2015

Blue & White – a timeless collection

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Aug
2
2015

Lovers Loves – Dog Days of Summer

Dogs Days Staffordshire

Staffordshire Dogs

Scotties

Iron Scottie Door Stop & Metal Scottie Bookends

Terra Cotta Dogs

19th C. English Terra Cotta Dogs

Dog Days Dogs

French White Faience Garden Dog,

19th C. Russian Terra Cotta Tobacco Jar & 19th C. Majolica Pug Tobacco Jar

Painting of Spaniels

19th C. Painting of a Trio of Spaniels

French Bulldog Statue

Stone French Bulldog Garden Statue – one of a pair

English Painting of Hunting Dog

19th C. Painting of English Hunting Dog

Metal Dog

Painted Metal Dog Pocket Watch Holder

French Dog Painting

19th C. French Painting of Black and White Dog by Albert Charpin

Fletcher

Fletcher – Our Black & White Shop Dog

During these very hot dog days of summer, please visit us to see our wonderful selection of dog items including our Thursday Shop Dog – Fletcher.

 

Jul
18
2015

Lovers Loves – Melissa Woody

Please read this delightful article about Melissa Woody that appeared in today’s Dallas Morning News.

We are very proud to be associated with one of Dallas’ top designers. Thank you, Melissa, for all you contribute to the success of our Market.

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Ben Torres/Special Contributor

 

Melissa Woody, owner of the Lamp Shoppe in the Design District, displays her collection of blue and white porcelain in the 1930s house she renovated.

Melissa Woody Home 2

Ben Torres/Special Contributor

 

Woody puts her design approach to work: “You just layer it up. You fill in with all your accessories. Then you coordinate it with your fabric and wallpaper.”

Melissa Woody Home 3

 Ben Torres/Special Contributor

 

A collection of blue and white porcelain displayed on table that was purchased from an auction house in Paris, inside Melissa Woody’s 1930s home in University Park.

Melissa Wood Home 4

Ben Torres/Special Contributor

 

A collection of Imari displayed on a country french buffet, inside Melissa Woody’s 1930s home in University Park.

Melissa Woody Home 5

Ben Torres/Special Contributor

 

A collection English Staffordshires, angelic lamps and French barbotines, inside Melissa Woody’s 1930s home in University Park.

 

Special Contributor – Dallas Morning News

When Melissa Woody bought the two-story cottage in University Park, she was initially impressed. The 1930s house was located on a quiet, tree-lined lane and had the potential to be a cozy retreat.

“I thought it was cute and cottage-y. It needed additional square footage, but it was an easy fix,” says Woody, owner of the Lamp Shoppe in Dallas.

However, the interior would be a challenge.

“The house was dated and depressing. An elderly couple had owned it and not done any renovation. Everything needed to be updated,” she says.

Past expansions left the house as “a hodgepodge of rooms. It looked like it was put together with spit and tape. It didn’t make any sense,” Woody says.

She was undaunted. An interior designer, Woody looked beyond the home’s flaws and saw its possibilities. She knew it was the perfect place to house her prized period decor.

“What I wanted was a comfy, cozy cottage. I wanted upholstered walls and wallpaper. The 8-foot ceilings were perfect for me. I don’t need 9-foot or 10-foot ceilings.”

Collecting antique furnishings and porcelain has long been a passion for Woody.

“All my collections started with one majolica vase when I was 13. Then I was always collecting something,” she says.

Her antiques come from all parts of the globe. Some were purchased on trips to Western Europe and some she found locally.

“I do antique shows. I do auctions, estate sales and local antique dealers.”

Her assortment of furniture, rugs, porcelain and lighting is so extensive that Woody sells pieces at Lovers Lane Antique Market and Nick Brock Antiques on Henderson Avenue. The lamps are her favorites, and she restores, redesigns and sells them at her Dallas Design District shop.

Once updated, her new home was to be a showplace for her most loved pieces.

Woody has two young children, so her initial priority was to add a bathroom and laundry room upstairs and renovate the outdated kitchen.

The home’s den proved to be a particularly pesky challenge.

“It was a long, skinny room. I think it once had been a screened-in porch,” she says.

Because the home’s roof extended outward from the den, Woody saw the opportunity to widen the room by 10 feet. This renovation created space for Woody’s larger antiques and provided room for an upstairs expansion.

Decorating the 3,300-square-foot home proved to be an easier task than the renovation.

“The minute I walked through the house, my mind was clicking. I knew what I wanted in each room.”

With fabric and wallpaper samples in hand, she began the planning.

“I started with the big pieces of furniture. I knew I had to have a wall to put them on,” Woody says.

Next came a layout of her collections and decor accents.

“It starts from there. Then you just layer it up. You fill in with all your accessories. Then you coordinate it with your fabric and wallpaper.”

There are no bare walls, windows, floors or corners in the home.

Upholstered or papered walls distinguish many rooms, and patterned draperies and valances outline windows. Heriz, serape and mahal Persian rugs dot the floors.

“I love layering. I don’t like echoes. I’ll never be a minimalist. It’s so depressing. I’m from the school of ‘more is more.’”

In addition to furniture from the 1800s, Woody’s home displays her much-loved porcelain.

Collections include Italian majolica, Japanese Imari, Chinese Delft, English Staffordshire and French barbotine and Palissy. Many pieces illustrate animals, including an assortment of birds, fish and dogs.

“When I get tired of something, I switch it out. I have things at my shop I can play with. Everything in the house is for sale,” the designer says.

Woody also built and decorated a guest house at the rear of the property.

The Hansel and Gretel building has a multipurpose living area with kitchen and full bath. Originally constructed as a place for her children to play with friends, it now serves as a location for entertainment and displays the same Continental flair.

The yard in between is a manicured oasis of flora with a stone fireplace and seating area.

“I treat the yard like I do the house. I layer it. The whole yard is wrapped in azaleas and has boxwoods, pyracantha, Savannah holly trees, Virginia creeper, hyacinth and geraniums. I love being outside.”

The home is Woody’s provincial retreat and a commemoration of the past.

“I like that it’s comfortable. I can walk in the house and instantly feel better,” she says.

Nancy Baldwin is a Plano freelance writer.

 

Jul
6
2015

Lovers Loves Collections!

 Fill your home with the warmth of personal collections -Collections - Clobberware

A great collection of Clobberware displayed in a wonderful early 18th C. Continental ashwood and pine secretary.

Collections - Blue and White

Blue and White Collections are always a classis