Tuesday, October 12, 2010

White Wednesday

Welcome to my FIRST White Wednesday & thank you to our gracious hostess Kathleen! I have admired so many other blogging friends that join this fun event that I decided today I would join too. For those of you who already are regulars here at my blog (AND THANK YOU FOR THAT) this is a continuation on my trip to Round Top Antique Faire For those of you visiting for the first time... WELCOME! And if you would like to see more about Round Top please visit previous posts to catch up on the adventure. And I would love for you to return often!
Today's post in honor of WHITE is about the visit into Pandora de Balthazars' amazing world of vintage linen. Round Top is a TINY town in Texas with a population of 77. YES! You heard me correctly 77 residents. But, twice a year hundreds of tents & thousands of tables are set up in the cow pastures around town to host millions of people who FLOCK to this amazing place to enjoy 2 weeks of shopping mecca. In the middle of all of this is Pandora's Tent. It is air conditioned & filled to the brim with beautiful vintage linens. I had seen adds & articles for this amazing gal in magazines like Victoria, Romantic Homes, Travel Host, Southern Lady & many more. Pandora has had a passion for vintage linens & has made it her mission to collect, sell, & share her knowledge with many. Her largest store is in Florida where she lives. But, she has bought an adorable OLD rock home in Round Top & opened a shop/B&B which serves this area year round. During the show she sets up her tent in one of the fields & IT IS HUGE! It is stocked to the brim & let's look at a few of the things Susie (my friend from California who came for the show) shot photos of & shared (thanks Susie).
Meet Pandora above who is standing next to one of her beds made up with beautiful linens. Pandora was involved in a terrible accident & there was a lot of injury & neurosurgery that followed. During her recovery time she found a need for a better support system in her bed & she created her amazing Decadence Down European Sleep System. She did a lot of research & highly recommends reading the book (she gave me a copy) of Power Sleep by Dr James B Maas which is an interesting book about sleep patterns, what the lack of PROPER SLEEP does to our minds & bodies & many other interesting things. I hope you will look into the book but, let's move on to our visit.
Here you see a huge display of pillows & wonderful linens.
And here is one of her beds set up with the Sleep System & some more luscious linens. In her system each person in the bed has a number of Euro Pillows in a combination of sizes to fit your needs & each person sleeps under his/her own "blankie" so there is no more blanket tugging during the night. The Euro King is a large 31x40" beauty filled with 70% feather & 30% DOWN , the sizes go down from there. And they are HEAVENLY to lay in/on.
Here is a collection of her Red & WHITE beauties. Most of Pandora's linens are dated from 1720 to 1920 with a major focus on 1780-1890. All are one-of-a-kind works in linen, cotton, & silk. Check out her website HERE to see more. Also, she can help you with cleaning & all types of custom services for those special items you already have or ones she makes for you.
In this photo Pandora has my Hubby (who had just had open heart surgery 7 weeks prior to this day) all supported in the bed in the position(note his neck roll behind his head as well as 3 Euro sized pillows) he should assume for about 15-20 minutes before going to sleep. This time period supports your body for relaxation of neck, shoulders & full body which enables your body & mind to get ready to go into a deep REM Sleep. Pandora says NO MORE running in to bed & just crashing.
Here's Susie all supported & sipping a Margarita. Oh la laaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Happy face!!!!
And Susie put to bed!
Yep! That's me in my bed. What a fun experience was this? AMAZING! And just think... it's all in a tent in the middle of a cow pasture! Go visit Pandora & marvel at the beauty. DREAM! Hit your bank account (she has MANY followers) & then go visit everyone else playing White Wednesday HERE! Have a great week!

20 comments:

Xela said...

Fantastic picture Charlene and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Your blog is wonderful! I come back :) Have a nice day. Greetings Alexandra

vintagesusie & wings said...

OMG...Pandora TAKE ME AWAY!!! The smell of lavender & mint, the taste of a perfect margarita, {or 2} the feel of the cool air after a HOT day in the sun & the sight of GOOD friends completely relaxed. Is this what HEAVEN looks like??? lol
Yummy friend, a sweet memory I will NEVER forget & yes, I adore the idea of River Walk at Christmas, it must be out of this world. Count me in! {if I can talk hubby into it}
Big Hugs Girlfriend, Love Ya...
Susie

Jan said...

I didn't sleep well last night and got up at 2:30 so this bed looks mighty inviting!!! I love the red and white linens!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Charlene thanks for sharing this it was amazing I Love WHITE!!! My house would be all white if ONLY... I lived alone tee hee

BailiwickStudio said...

Welcome to WW! I love the white linens, and the red & white ones as well. Beautiful! ::Jill

oldgreymare said...

.and here I thought I was nuts because I use 6 to get me to sleep. I have one on my lap just like your hubby's photo, to help my neck. Now I feel vindicated.

Suzan

Rebecca said...

Looks like a fun and relaxing time-wish I could go!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful post...oh my...I am off to check on Pandora's site! Love all those red and whites! :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh I am so envious of your time in Round Top! I've wanted to go this event since I first heard of it at least 10 years ago. You look like you had so much fun. But did I miss it? Did you buy anything?

tales from an oc cottage said...

How funny! That Pandora seems like a real hoot!

m ^..^

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful White Wednesday debut, Charlene!

Riki Schumacher said...

Okay, you look sooooo comfortable! I love it. And way out there in the middle of nothing, how cool. Hugs, Riki

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I Sleep Horrible at night, if you call it sleep ~ Those Beds & Bedding look Amazing.... Thanks for joining in on White Wednesday & a Big Thanks for Sharing. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog...
Have a Wonderful & Restful Week
Cheryl

Vicki said...

Hello there! Visiting from White Wednesday. Love the pictures...my favorite by far is the red/white linens. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness these linens look beautiful. I love the red & white.
Happy White Wednesday.
love
Alison
x

Sandi said...

These linens are just beautiful. I love the cupboard full of pillows.
Blessings~

Heidi Meyer said...

Love your white wed post! so cute snuggled in the middle of a cow pasture - who would have thought?! {HUGS} Heidi

Debby at Romancing The Bling said...

Lovely post Charlene! So inviting and comfortable looking...sigh. :)
How are you girlfriend? It sounds like you've been a busy girl and having a great time...good for you! Will you be signing up for Kim's event in March? My goal is to register this Sunday!!! I hope you will be going as I would love to meet you in person! :)
Thank you for always leaving such lovely coments on my blog.

Deb
oxox

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Charlene...your blog is so lovely! These are wonderful photos of Pandora's booth ~ so happy I stopped by!

deb did it said...

oh Pandora is like sleeping in Heaven! I wish you would have stopped by Texas Rose, across from Marburger Farms where I was working this year!!It would be good to see you again!

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