Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Ambrosia Tea Room"

Not only a great spot for lunch in the old town of Salado, Texas, but a great study in black and white decor. As most of you know, my studio is designed in black and white toile with touches of pink on a beige background. So I was soaking up the decor like a sponge. I got so many new ideas that I wanted to share with you. The owners were so nice to let me take pictures, and take pictures I did, even in the powder room.

So to begin, the walls were a light sage with black furniture and vintage ivory pieces accented here and there. The tables were topped with black and white plaid runners on white tablecloths. So without more reading, let's just view the pics. Enlarge if you'd like to see the details. There really is some unique decorating ideas you might enjoy to see close up.
This is the main dining room.

While viewing the pics, notice the vintage clothing and dressing accessories used for art work. Wall shelves hold vintage shoes and purses hang like art work in varied vignettes on the sage green walls. Gorgeous.

Vintage hats on wire hat stands grace every table. Vintage white gloves hold eating utensils and napkins. Empty frames surround hats placed on the wall and plate racks hold favorite books instead of plates.

Having been a family home at one time, each of the rooms are designated a different name and outside the room hangs an iron hook with the room name on a plaque.
Down this hall, you view a large wall photo of Audrey Hepburn which leads to the powder room, where more great decorating ideas inspire. Here are a few pics. Notice the vintage corset hung on the wall with silk flowers inside like a wall vase.

I hope you enjoyed this elegant tea room in the gorgeous black and white. It really was inspirational and full of decorating ideas using vintage treasures in unique ways.

When I return, I will share my found vintage treasure from Evelyn's Antiques in Schulenberg, Texas.
Till next time, have a wonderful day.

Blessings and Blue Skies Be Yours.
Celestina Marie

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