Jami Nicole Photography
Top 10 Reasons Why we Love Springdale Farm:
10. Paula and Glenn, the owners, are delightful!
9. The flowers in bloom.
8. The chickens clucking. They don’t know that you’re over there saying your vows, for clucking out loud!
7. Their super great, simple, wooden farm tables.
6. The permanent mason jar lights that hanging in the trees.
5. The charming, no frills, palette to work with (our pews look amazing on the farm…or perhaps some upholstered couches/chairs thrown in? Anything’s possible!).
4. The farm is located right within city limits! No need to bus your guests through windy roads in the country in order to get a breath of fresh air.
3. They operate a public farm stand Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Use that time to scope it out incognito.
2. The super sweet farm house that can serve the bridal party as they prepare for the big day!
1. This farm is the ultimate multi tasker as a working farm/farm-to-table supplier to local restaurants/venue. A true pioneer of the 21st century.
Have a great weekend!
Rhoda y Anna
As her name suggests, she’s strong, no-nonsense, and a leader. One of our newest pieces, Ruth, is a show stopper. She makes us proud, and she’ll do the same for you if you choose to include her in your event design.
Her strong bones made it tough for us to cover her completely in fabric, so we decided to show off her svelte frame with this deconstructed look. Every time we pass her in the warehouse we gasp with delight at her beauty.
While she can take the lead roll with gusto like Katherine Hepburn or Shirley MacLaine, she also can fit nicely into an all-star cast. She’s versatile and honest.
She’s taking appointments for visits and autographs by anyone that needs a little inspiration or pick-me-up while brainstorming their idea of a perfect fete.
Anna, Rhoda, and Ruth
Katherine OBrien Photography
Leigh Ann and Matt’s wedding recently posted in Style Me Pretty Texas exudes intense style and class. We loved meeting the beautiful Leigh Ann and latching onto her vision…which wouldn’t have been possible without the help of an awesome vendor team including Le San Michele in Buda, TX.
Katherine O’Brien Photography
This totally unassuming oasis is tucked away in a residential neighborhood. Upon entering the gates you are immediately transferred from Hill Country charm into a Tuscany meets Pacific Palisades paradise. From inside the walls of the house to the well manicured grounds, you feel as if you could turn a corner and find the ocean staring you down. Seriously, the venue is so transforming we really felt as if salt water was wafting through the air.
Please be sure to check out Leigh Ann and Matt’s wedding here (photographed by Katherine O’Brien Photography and coordinated by the wondrous Three Apples Events) see if you can spot the Loot, and then take a trip out to Le San Michele for a refreshing taste of the Mediterranean…Hill Country Style. You might take a swim suit in case you do find the ocean.
With Loot Love,
Rhoda and Anna
It’s not everyday we are inspired by candy to create a sweet, new seating addition for our Loot family; yet, the Werthers have entered our lives and our teeth are aching from their sugary goodness.
The Werthers are slight in stature, but pack a lot of flavor with their toasted almond upholstery on the front, and carmel colored striped linen on the back. The chippy mint painted barrel backed wooden frame offers a cool contrast to the warmness of these seats as you sink into their smooth, yummy comfort.
These Werthers originals will definitely add a pop of confectionary delight to any lounge setting … minus the sticky finger effect in the aftermath. Enjoy!
Rhoda and Anna
It is always a joy to see our Loot in pictures. Always.
When we saw this video and heard Robyn’s song, “Hollywood,” we were mesmerized. Almost forgot to keep an eye out for the creative way the film crew used Loot in the set!
Thank you to DeMaris Entertainment for the opportunity.
Hello again Loot Lovers! Long long time since we last visited with you and we’re sorry for our absence from the blog. Please know it wasn’t because we had nothing to say but rather because we lacked the time to share all our excitement! We have lots of new family members to introduce to you starting with this charming stunner named Frenchie.
Frenchie came to the states to test her luck at the American Idol auditions in Austin. She had been following the show since the beginning when she cried tears of joy along with the rest of the world at the announcement of Kelly Clarkson becoming the first American Idol. It was on that fateful prime time Tuesday evening that she vowed to one day become France’s first American Idol. For nearly eight years, she practiced her audition song “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba.
While most of the judges were thoroughly enchanted with Frenchie’s stage presence, it was Simon that put the kabosh on sweet Frenchie’s rendition of the late nineties anthem stating that she just was not American Idol material. He was frank as always in sharing that she was just destined for another career path. Cue the sad story montage to the tune of “All By Myself.” After a month of sulking and feasting on her favorite American treat, Krispie Kreme, Frenchie realized that Simon was right and that she could use her French beauty and sweet disposition to delight as lounge seating in party settings. She got knocked down, but got up again to shine brighter than ever as one of Loot’s talented performers.
We promise to keep the posts coming. See you next time!
Rhoda and Anna
Here is a look at the identical Heidi and Heather before. As wonderful as they were, we had bigger plans for them.
Now, take a look the new Heather Chesterfield! Isn’t she a beauty with her new tight seat and dark grey velvet upholstery? We also made her show a little leg to accentuate her figure.
Next up is Heidi. She wanted a more demure look but still wanted a little pizzaz, so we covered her in a neutral linen and got rid of that skirt. To add a fun touch, we added contrasting velvet buttons and trim. Lovely, isn’t she?
Isn’t it amazing how you can transform a piece of furniture? There are so many possibilities!
Known for her petite stature, Evelyn is a sweet and bright accompaniment to spring lounge seating vignettes. In her former career, she used to spend her days serving customers in the tea house. You could find her nearly everyday at tea time slinging teas left and right to parched customers needing a pick-me-up. Her lovely appearance alone often was all patrons needed to lift them out of the mid-day slump. She loved her work.
Evelyn’s petiteness began to wane when the tea house introduced their new line of gourmet cupcakes. She would always sample the goods sometimes going into hiding to get a second tasting. Once she tipped the scale, she decided to join the new Jenny Craig program after seeing her favorite 70s-80s actress, Valerie Bertinelli, succeed. Cupcakes were not on the menu. She lost her extra pounds to regain her youthfulness and decided to quit the tea shop to save herself from the tasty treats.
Evelyn is one of Loot’s newest family members and is excited to unleash her charm in your event decor. She can still host a perfect tea party or provide a little glow in your evening event. Please contact us for more details about Evelyn, but please keep the cupcakes away. She’s still a sucker for sweets.
She’s been with us for a while. She actually hangs with us in the showroom and shares awesome ideas, stories…and recipes. Penelope. The lovely ivory brocade sofa with white washed wood trim. What a beauty! And she’s so down-to-earth, too. Let’s just say, she’s unassuming.
By day, she’s the girl-next-door greeting you outside as she waters the lawn and keeps an immaculate herb garden. She’s always careful to wear gloves while pruning the roses so not to blemish her perfect manicure. At night, after the neighborhood potluck that she attended alongside her perfect pineapple upside down cake (she still has yet to share that recipe), she unleashes a little more glow factor as she readies for the night to meet up with her European beau, Sergio. These two are fixtures in the elite social scene and have been known to party with A-listers such as Aniston and Clooney (whom she was linked to at one time). Who wouldn’t want to be seen with this fine lady amidst her sparkling charm. Well into the wee hours of the morning, she keeps the party going. No, she is the party.
Once the sun rears its bright head, Penelope creeps back to her bungalow, washes her face with Ponds, slips on her silky eye mask, and falls into a deep slumber only to meet the late morning with another cup of joe alongside Margaret, the neighbor.
Sweet by day, glam by night. That is how she keeps her youthfulness and that is why we love her so. Penelope is ready to grace your event with her style, glitz and charm. And that sweet smell? That’s just another pineapple upside down cake in the oven getting ready for the next neighborhood potluck. Penelope: She’s always got something cooking!
Happy New Year, Everyone!
To start off 2012, we introduce one of Loot’s latest: Nadine.
Nadine comes from a large family of performers who drew crowds all throughout Tennessee to hear their perfect bluegrass interpretations of Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun.” Performances commanded standing room only followed by standing ovations when Nadine’s perfect yodeling took to the stage. You’ve got to hear her yodel Peter Frampton’s talk box solo in “Show Me the Way.” Exquisite.
She decided to go solo with her yodeling career in an attempt to break away from the squeaky family image. She took on a new canary yellow layer of paint and took to the national and international stage. On the road away from her family and friends of Tennessee she realized that her yodel wasn’t as special without the backup of her brothers and sisters. She wanted to go back. She painted herself white and thought she would surprise the family on stage at one of their hometown performances. That evening, as she approached the footlights during a musical interlude, she was met by cousin Bernice….the group’s new yodeler. What an awkward moment! Thankfully, they were able to gracefully share the stage and create a performance so astounding they were immediately signed with one of Nashville’s top labels.
But not Nadine. She felt that her time abroad had led her in a different direction than the group’s. She decided to take a quieter path and travel a bit to explore life beyond the smokies of Tennessee on her own. After hugs and well wishes, Nadine made her way to Texas…which is where we crossed paths.
She sure can tell a story just from the way she glows through her perfect caning and her layers of chippy paint. And boy, can she accessorize! We have yet to see a pillow that just doesn’t sink in ecstasy into her perfect oatmeal seat cushion. She still has show quality, with a quiet demeanor. But if you sit on her and listen closely, you might hear a low hum of “Rocky Top, Tennessee.” Ah, Nadine. Always the charmer.