Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Skye and Henry's - where vintage and modern meet!

What is it they say about good intentions? I meant to post about Skye and Henry's well before Christmas! This new, but not really new, shop on Main Street in Fredericksburg, is owned by my friend, Margo.
Margo formerly owned Threads, but when an opportunity came along to move down the street into a space next to an antique shop, she took it.
Along with the move, she decided to change the name of her shop to reflect her style and inventory. Threads was originally a fabric shop exclusively, but with her love of all things antique, as well as her design talent, Margo expanded her inventory and services.

 Skye and Henry's is named after Margo's grandchildren, and reflects a love of vintage decorative items as well as some new, fresh items. Organic bedding,  custom iron beds, antique furniture, soaps, candles, books and more - all combined with her great fabric selection - make this a great source for designers as well as anyone looking for a special gift.

As always, click on my photos for much more detail!! 

I love the old painting tacked to the wall and the sweet nightstand in old turquoise paint.


 Margo had a lovely open house one morning during the holiday season. Of course, she had wonderful Christmas decorations and they are included in many of my photos.
One of the highlights of my visit to the shop that morning was meeting one of my blog readers, and we live in the same neighborhood!

She emailed me about my blog and told me that she, too, has a house in Fredericksburg. One email led to another and we discovered we live less than a mile from each other! We met at Margo's Christmas breakfast and had so much fun finally putting faces to our email conversations! Her name is Debbie and I so look forward to getting to know each other better in 2010. One of the first things we plan to do is visit each other's homes - not really a surprise, is it?

Turns out, she is also a friend of Margo's AND sells her own line of coffee in the shop!!  The Yellow Rooster Coffee Company is one of many of Debbie's projects and the coffee is really good. Of course, I had to bring home a pound of coffee beans!

You may remember from this post that Margo has a background at Homestead. She carries a lot of similar fabrics that the eponymous store once had, but her shop definitely has it's own twist.

If you find yourself in Fredericksburg, or even close by in Austin or anywhere in the Texas hill country, I suggest you take the time to visit this charming shop. Every time I visit, Margo has something I want to bring home!



  2. Those are lovely photographs. I like that you include lots of them in your post and they are nice and large. Skye and Henry's looks like a place I could spend hours getting lost in. I found your blog through BlogFrog and wanted to stop by and say welcome! If you ever have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

    Holly (BlogFrog)

  3. I went to Threads earlier in the year. I absolutely loved the shop and just had to buy something. I bought some beautiful sheer white fabric to make a pillow. When I went back and the place was empty, I almost cried as I just loved it. Luckily, the gals at Red told me about the move and now it was called Skye and Henry's. I was so relieved. It is a wonderful place. thanks!

  4. S&H's is just fabulous! I could go crazy in there! So much creativity plus Margo has a wonderful eye for the unusual. Fantastic photos!

    So what went home with you that day, Ann?!

  5. If I were closer, I'd want to go and check out that sofa. Looks like a store where hours could fly by while looking around.

  6. I loved reading about your "blogging friend" that you met up with at S & H....then when I saw her pic, i loved it! Debbie & I have worked out together at Pilates, and have discussed her connection to Fred., the coffee, design, etc....
    small world! (Hi Debbie, if you're reading the comments!)
    I've got to get over to Fred and ck out S&H b/c it looks very similar to Homestead...and that was always such a great store..esp. miss the "white room" of Homestead.
    Anyone ever know what happened to the original bed maker from Homestead? I have two different beds from them and still adore their styles.

    Hopefully I'll meet you one day too while in Fred..we'll get over there soon!
    All the best,


  7. looks adorable! will definitely stop in the next time I'm in F'burg! what a small world to be so "connected" to your blogging friend! love that! Happy New Year!

  8. What fun!! The shop looks wonderful- I would love to get my hands on some of that fabric! Ahhhh, Homestead- sweet memories!
    And I'm jealous Debbie got to meet you before I did;)!!
    happy new year Ann!

  9. Fredricksburg must be an awesome place - I've seen it in so many magazines! I would love to shop there, sometime.
    Thanks for the tour and fun photos!

  10. Skye and Henry's looks like a fabulous place to shop. I have never been to Fredricksburg but have wanted to for years. Someday I WILL get there! :)
    Happy New Year!

  11. Hi Ann!
    Thanks for a great year of learning more about the Hill Country area..This looks like another place I'd like to visit!!!!!!!Keep up the good work and all the best in 2010!Maryanne

  12. It's probably a good thing I'm not close by - there are so many beautiful things! Happy new year!

  13. Oh..my Aunt Margo!! That lady she's amazing!! :)



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