A Week in the Life of Loot: Style Week, Parties and Round Top!

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It was an Anna birthday having, #styleweek10 success, @thelifeyoulove party at @palmdoor, Round Top day tripping, leather pouf loving kind of week. Next week we’re looking forward to hanging with the @CamilleStyles team, dreaming up some crafting projects, moving into an additional warehouse to make more room, and embracing Austin in the fall! Have a great weekend!

Lootfully Yours,

The Loot Team

Loot’s Nod to Vintage Trends: Brass

Today we had the pleasure to sit in on a discussion regarding trends in the wedding industry. Everything was discussed ranging from hair, to florals, to trends in event software and colors. Nobody talked trends in vintage, so we thought we should share what we’re finding from Loot central.

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The new Pantone color of the year is called Dazzling Blue (or Facebook blue, as coined by Huffington Post). While our awesome array of tarnished silver and pewters are excellent accents to the new blue, we are crushing on the new emergence of brass and/or mixed metallics to the decoration and event scene.

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All the items pictured above are housed in our inventory (clockwise starting top left): brass vessels great for tabletop decor and florals, Lewis brass based glass coffee table, brass/crystal chandelier, brass trays,Cleo nesting tables, and our Sofia Sofa. Give us a call if you’d like to talk about how to accent your decor with some awesome metallics…or share your thoughts on Dazzling Blue :)

Lootfully Yours,

Rhoda and Anna

What’s We’re Pinning This Week – Anna’s Board

If you’re not already following the Loot pin boards, may we make a visual case for you to begin doing so? Immediately?

This week on Anna’s board you might find yourself in a cool blue paradise craving your coziest cable knit sweater while you hit Round Top at the end of the month (it will probably be super warm, but hopefully we can layer in the morning, yes?).

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Just don’t eat the mushrooms. You don’t need a tummy ache while taking on the fields in the next few weeks. 

Lootfully Yours,

The Loot Team

 

Feliz Sale features Loot Vintage Rentals

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Sorry, but we can’t help get excited about a little holiday shopping this early in the game. But come on! It’s Feliz, y’all! One of Austin’s best collection of local craftsmen and sellers all in one location AT THE SAME TIME!

We loved sponsoring the sale last year and expect this year to be just as excellent if not better! Please check out this little ditty they wrote about us (blushing). Being loved by people we love = love overload.

See the post here. You might learn a little something about Rhoda and Anna you didn’t realize you wanted to know like: What are they doing on the side of the road? or What conversations are forbidden during “family” time? And see some of the lovely eye candy they captured in our warehouse below.

Thanks, Feliz, for allowing us in on this cool project featuring local (and amazing) businesses. See you Nov. 3!

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A Week in the Life of Loot: Holland is Angry!

More on Holland in a sec. Please take a look at some dreamy pins we’ve posted on our pinterest page.

We got a minor taste of fall earlier this week when the kids were welcomed back to school. Made us so giddy that we instantly went out for pedis with fall colors and pinned some great fall inspiration. Check out some of these new pins from Nicole:

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We also enjoyed receiving some new loot this week. See Otto enjoying our new Dallas settee in celebration of the kick off of football season and a few other takes from #adayinthelifeofloot

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A two minute styling by Anna:

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A fun find inside our newest trunk: a newspaper from 1912. Holland is Angry!

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Follow us on Instagram for more snaps of #adayinthelifeofloot. 

Have a happy labor day weekend everyone! We’re looking forward to this weekend’s events and times with the fam. 

Lootfully yours,

Rhoda and Anna

New Loot Monday: The Opus Chairs

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Ah, the Opus chairs.  This improbable love story began in a circus.  She was the fierce lion-tamer’s chair, and he was the chair of the bearded woman.  She spent her days fighting passionate battles between beast and man.  He spent his quiet days as a sideshow, supporting a heavy load.  Together over long journeys by train, they fell into an enduring love.  You see, this is a love story born out of contrasts…black and white.  

After retiring from the circus and joining Loot, the Opus chairs are enjoying their quiet days together.  Painted in a shiny black lacquer and with white striped fronts and slate velvet backs, they have never looked better.  They spend their early mornings drinking coffee and playing bridge, but they love going to events…especially weddings.  

 

Loot Salutes the Interns of the World

Since the school year is coming to a close, we are reminded of all the hard work and dedication interns have provided to help keep things running smoothly in the daily chaos.

Loot had the pleasure and privilege in nurturing two severely talented gals we’ve grown to love: Nicole De Palma who served in our creative area, and Sara Jessica Abrams who served in a planning capacity. Nicole and Sara exhibited some amazing traits that I think any future interns with Loot or any company should take into consideration.

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Our Loot team with special guests: (from L to R) Nicole De Palma, Rhoda Brimberry, Emily Leach of Bird Dog Wedding, Sara Jessica Abrams, and Anna Crelia.

Nicole came to us after seeing an installation we did for the Feliz Sale at the Palm Door. While she was already a student full time and interning at another company in Austin, she wrote to us exclaiming her love for the craft and wanted to know if there was ever an opportunity for her to join us in our crafting adventures. While we didn’t have a position at the time, her gusto and fervor was hard to deny, so we invited her in. She shared her design projects with us and we immediately knew that she had some great talent to offer our team. We immediately took her on as our intern. She has not failed us in her creativity, willingness to learn, getting her hands dirty, and constant excitement for each project to come. Today, just a few days before University of Texas’ graduation, we are proud to call Nicole one of our newest employees where we know she will continue to shine and triumph. We are excited to have her on the team. And to think she came to us without knowing there was even an opportunity for her? That takes a lot of guts! Lesson? Always pursue what inspires you. You never know what opportunities await until you seek them!

Sara impressed us right off the bat. We met her while she was interning for Royal Fig when we had just opened our doors. Every time we were at an industry event or wedding, she was always there representing yet another company or volunteering. She really knew how to network! And to top it off, she had a business card. Not as a representative of any particular company, but rather, as a representative of herself. We were always blown away at how many people she knew in the industry and how well she planned events. She’s like a seasoned pro and still has another semester left in college! We were excited to ask for Sara to join us in putting together our warehouse party and she was such an asset.  She put her keen networking skills to work to help us put together the party of the year, and even kept up the networking skills to land her first solo coordination gig. We are so proud of Sara’s accomplishments thus far and know she will do so well once she finishes school this December. To the future employers of Sara: let it be known that we will serve as a reference and recommend her for your planning or coordination position without any reservation! You may also go to her new Facebook business page: Sara Jessica Events.

Let these two fantastic ladies serve as perfect examples on how to get your foot in the door. Interning is one thing, but taking the reigns and owning the internship is another. This is your future and it is up to you to mold it into what you want your life to be.