Friday, November 12, 2010

Gathering Inspiration for Shabbiness

Antique Queens owner, Zena Caldwell and manager, Lanna Caldwell accepted an invitation to a Christmas Open House from Gatherings of Georgetown, an upscale antique shop with vendor vignettes bursting with shabby style and creativity. Gatherings is located at 1009 S. Austin Avenue near the square in Georgetown, TX. Along for the ride were Peggy and Maribeth both vendors at Antique Queens. We arrived to find every corner of the shop absolutely brimming with holiday sparkle, gift ideas and warm hospitality. We were gob-smacked by a 9-ft Christmas tree adorned with cherubs, glistening letters, vintage hats, lacey cones, jewelry, figurines - a real wow moment! Steps away we began the wonderful experience of touring dozens of booths laden with painted furniture, vintage finds and holiday creative flair. So much to see the hours ticked by like minutes... and we literally closed down the store. Lanna and Zena found some special things to bring home to Antique Queens -- can't wait to see the holiday windows! Our group enjoyed warm wassail, sparkling wine and yummy hors d'oeuvres. You must place Gatherings on your list to visit this holiday season.