22 February 2013

The Two Lucy’s Antiques and More!

 

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Kelly O'Donnell  and Tracey Shingledecker, professionally known as the 2 Lucy’s Antiques, recently moved to a new home – a 9,000 sq ft showroom off the Katy Freeway in Houston.  What a feat!  The 2 Lucy’s started off in a tiny booth selling antiques procured in Europe.   They quickly outgrew that space and moved to a much larger home in the Memorial area, but, again,  found they needed more space to hold their wonderful collection of antiques.  This month, the 2 Lucy’s held a grand opening in their new shop at Back Row Antiques,  which they share with two other dealers:   Leighton Hale Antiques and Designs by Grace.

Here are some photographs of their new space!  Enjoy!!!

 

 

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This antique street sign looks like it was made just for the 2 Lucy’s.

 

 

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Welcome to the 2 Lucy’s!  If you are in the market for a confit pot – this is the place to find one.   They have quite a collection of them. 

 

 

 

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And, here, Houstonian Jane Moore shows how you can display these wonderful French pots.

 

 

 

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With 9,o00 sq. ft.  there is lots of room for the 2 Lucy’s to spread out.  I love their antiques.  They have a certain aesthetic that I can relate to – in other words – I want everything!!!!

 

 

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Great long bench – it would be perfect in a entry hall or a breakfast room.    The 2 Lucy’s also have a nice assortment of demijohns.    And I love the French door screen.

 

 

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 Demijohns make great accessories – here in an entry hall, a collection of the bottles sit on an antique French buffet.

 

 

 

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Great desk and chairs!  Notice all the mirrors on the back wall.  I bought one of their mirrors for Elisabeth’s room.    They have a great selection.  That’s one of the best things about the 2 Lucy’s – they have a lot of merchandise, which makes it a great place to find accessories for a client. 

 

 

 

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This is what I was talking about – need an antique apothecary jar?  Take your pick!  I love that!!!!  They have large selections of so many accessories  - you can always find something for yourself or a client.

 

 

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Apothecary jars look good on shelves.   Sally Wheat used three when filling these shelves for a client.

 

 

 

 

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Besides a nice selection of clocks, the 2 Lucy’s also have a nice choice of shutters.  Shutters and old doors are so in right now – especially when used as a backdrop:

 

 

 

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Brooke from Velvet and Linen placed these antique doors, flanking a window, in this dining room.   Situated behind the concrete pedestals and urns, the doors create a fabulous look.  HERE.  I love this casual dining room that Brooke created. 

 

 

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These old shutters are used inside the house, instead of outside.

 

 

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One of my favorite pair of repurposed antique shutters are these found in Sally Wheat’s family room.  They hide the TV on one side.

 

 

 

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Concrete is also a popular item – either urns or statutes.   This statue at the 2 Lucy’s is such a cute one!

 

 

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 My concrete statue sits in front of the window, but it was really made for the outside.  I don’t care because I love her!  She’s so feminine, plus she never talks back! 

 

 

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The 2 Lucy’s have a great assortment of mirrors.

 

 

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Another fabulous mirror.  Love the picture stand too.  A small antique leather book would also look great on the stand.

 

 

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I got this cute little mirror from 2 Lucy’s a few years ago.  I love these kind of mirrors – with some gilt placed around the glass on old distressed wood.

 

 

 

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Mirrors are wonderful to decorate with – especially in place of fine art, which can be really pricey.   Here, Suzanne Rheinstein used a floor length mirror – between two antique chairs and columns.   Just gorgeous, no other word for it!!

 

 

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In this corner, there is a great pair of painted antique doors.  They remind me of the house that I just showed, with the wood doors in the master bedroom:

 

 

 

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These doors, along with the antique mantel, make this bedroom.  They are just fabulous!  Remember how this house had so many wonderful old doors that really created a wonderful atmosphere? 

 

 

 

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And, here, Ginger Barber used a set of old doors that lead from the bedroom to the bathroom.  Again, a small detail that makes a huge statement.

 

 

 

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And, the 2 Lucy’s stock lots of antique books and small gilt accessories.   Right now gilt is in when decorating with linens and textures.   Ying and yang. 

 

 

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In my living room, I used gilt wood urns with white books and gold framed prints along with some tassels. 

 

 

 

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Not sure if this 2 Lucy’s piece is from a saloon or is a shop counter, but it would make a great kitchen island or a bar.  It reminds me of the fabulous kitchen island from the house I just showed:

 

 

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This long shop counter becomes the focus of this kitchen.

 

 

 

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Jane Wood Interiors used an antique shop counter and topped it with a slab of white marble.

 

 

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Lisa Luby Ryan used an old shop table as an island.  I love the open storage underneath.

 

 

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And, here is the 2 Lucy’s booth at Marburger during the last Round Top antique fair. Love the clock!  Be sure to visit at the next Round Top this spring.

 

 

 

Here are instructions to the new showroom, along with hours and phone numbers:

 

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To contact the 2 Lucy’s – email at backrowantiques.com

or call 713-827-9292

 

 

 

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This is our own sweet Lucy.  She, along with Sammie Jo and Georgie, are happy, healthy, and well fed dogs, perhaps too well fed in Sammie Jo’s case.  But, many dogs in Houston are not as lucky.  Volunteers feed and rescue these less fortunate dogs and cats that roam our city in what is called the Corridor of Cruelty.   But, unfortunately, the volunteers have run out of food.  The situation is dire. 

For over four years now, these volunteers have worked in the fields of the Corridor feeding and rescuing these forgotten and neglected animals.  The Corridor is an area in Houston notorious for strays.  There is rampant over population and it is a popular animal dumping site.  On a daily basis, volunteers feed hundreds of these hungry animals to help keep them alive until they can be rescued.   To date, over 600 dogs and cats have been rescued from the Corridor.

If you, out of the goodness of your heart,  would like to help this rescue organization, please bring a bag of dog food to Olivine, between this Friday and the following week’s Sunday, and the good people of Olivine will extend to you a 15% discount off any purchase.

If you can’t bring dog food, Olivine will accept donations of $10.00 and over which will also earn you the 15% discount.   And, on top of that Helen and staffers Cathy and Diana promise to give you a hug too!!!


If you live out of town, or can’t make it into Olivine, you can mail a check to:

CRI
10134 Hammerly Blvd., Box 187
Houston, TX 77080

OR

you can donate online at:  http://corridorrescue.org/donate/

 

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Olivine’s location, email, phone, and hours:

 

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2405 Rice Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77005
Phone: 713.622.7776
Email:
getcomfy@olivineliving.com
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30 (ish) – 6pm Sun: Closed

 

Thank you so much for your consideration in this important endeavor!!!