Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More Amazing Fredericksburg Talent!

 Sprout, a local gift and flower market, owned by friends Rhoda and Michelle, consistently surprises and pleases me with their creative and unique merchandise.  Actually much more than your average gift and flower shop, Sprout creates amazing floral arrangements for wedding and other occasions.

Photography by Q Weddings/Svetlana Photography

Aren't those boutonnieres wonderful?

If you've not read about Sprout on this blog before, go here to get the inside scoop from my interview with Michelle.


Photography by Sprout/Q Weddings


Of course you remember the velvet pumpkins from Sprout, one of my all time favorites!

My dining table last fall when I first went crazy for velvet pumpkins!

 This year's velvet pumpkins. I am dying over those blue ones!



So, the latest absolutely fabulous things from Sprout come from two local artists.  I am so excited to share them. 


Local artist Candace Morgan created these wonderful acrylic paintings on  5/8 inch blocks of wood. Candace, the mother of four girls, is a very talented graphic designer, AND she also  happens to be the designer of the brand identity of both Sprout and The Flower Bed.

  The Flower Bed is a most charming bed and breakfast that Michelle also owns and operates upstairs in the same building as the market.



These paintings are from a collection Candace calls the New American Landscape. I love her choice of colors and the texture one feels just looking at them.


Angie Cross, another local artist, entrepreneur, and very busy mom,  has a new line of pillows that are made from silk dupioni, hand embroidery and a vintage button. Aren't they wonderful?

Full of charm and color, they just make me smile!

As always, I am inspired and awed by the local talent in my little town of Fredericksburg.  I feel honored to live among so many gifted people, who also happen to be the warmest and kindest folks you'll ever meet.

I hope you will visit us if you find yourself in the Texas Hill Country,  or  plan a weekend trip of it. We promise good ol' Texas hospitality, and a ton of great art and design!

 For information on any of the mentioned products or just for fun, visit Sprout here .


18 comments:

  1. the velvet pumpkins are darling.

    yvonne

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  2. You may live in the country, but your friends are definitely not hicks. They do amazing things. It is slightly uncommon to have that level of sophistication, so maybe you aren't really in the boonies. I don't know T.
    The Flowers are in my floral inspiration files.
    Thanks,
    Liz

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  3. Hi, Ann



    I just posted a comment to your most recent post re Sprout. Unfortunately, your site seems to be one of those whereby I post a comment, select my profile as a Google Account, and then hit “Post Comment,” and then it seems to go off into oblivion.



    In any event, my comment was to tell you that, while I’m down Austin way in the next few weeks to get another “dose” of Round Top, I will keep Sprout in mind as I’m thinking of doing a side trip to Fredericksburg as I have never been there before; have only been as far west (of Austin) as Wimberly. I have a friend who would probably think she had died and gone to heaven if she received one of those velvet pumpkins as a gift. So I’m sure to find something interesting for her in Fredericksburg, maybe in Sprout, or even Marburger at Round Top.



    Hill Country House is one of my favorite blogs to follow. I do like all things Texas! So, keep up the great posts. JudyMac

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  4. I wanted to ask a couple of questions about people from Fredricksberg I always used to read about in magazines. Is Rose Hicks still around? She had several talented offspring...my favorite being Tom Proch and his wife Janet...he was excellent with old home renos and faux painting. Also the Boltens...didn't Carol have an enormous store there in town for home decor? Then there was another talent named Jennifer Eggleston I think, a stylist. Last but not least a girl that ran a vintage clothing store called Jill, the store was habedashery. Please give me any info on what they are doing now. Your city is full of treasures!!!

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  5. Dianne, You are right on target about all of those people. I think I will do a post answering your questions. Stay tuned!!

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  6. Just so EVERYBODY knows, the 15th is our Hill Country House Girl's Birthday!! You are a kindred soul my friend. I torture all my friends and force them to be with me on MY BIRTHDAY!! It takes a week, and they also have to give me presents. I'm shameless, they know it! You are on my calendar Dianne. I love getting to know all of you in this crazy world of blogs. I smile as I write, nothing wrong with that.
    Pre-Birthday celebrations are in order!
    Best,
    Liz

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  7. oops, the 14th, sorry! Just repaired that.
    Liz

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  8. No, no, no! I am Ann, you are Liz, and another reader is Dianne! AND, my birthday is the 14th, not the 15th! You are so funny and very sweet. Thanks for your enthusiasm!! Ann, aka Hill Country House Girl

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  9. OK now I am confused. Who is Liz, Viive, and Benji, and who is dovecote Decor? I am off to investigate.

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  10. I'm crushing over the velvet pumpkins ... I want them all over the place!

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  11. Love the pumpkins. Boy could I get addicted. So enjoyed visiting on your beautiful blog. I will be back regularly.

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  12. Lots of talent in Fredricksburg. Those flower arrangements are gorgeous!!

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  13. i want every one of those pumpkins! they are fabulous!!!

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  14. What a great name . . . sprout! Gotta come and browse. One of these days!

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  15. Those velvet pumpkins are so cute. We were down in Fredericksburg back in August and I think we thought about renting the room above Sprouts. We ended up staying at The White House instead because it was bigger but, it the Sprouts building looked like an interesting place to stay at for a weekend.

    By the way, the Fredericksburg people are incredibly welcoming and friendly. You live in a great town!

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  16. You've gone missing as long as I have. Something good must be bubbling up on your back burner. Come visit, I finally came out of labor and delivery for my last post. Find beauty in your little place every day.
    Best,
    Liz

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  17. Just wanted to say a Big Hello from another Hill Country lover, and Thank You for helping us keep abreast of what is happening. We might not always post but yours is a site I have to frequent as will as share with others.

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