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!