The Softer Side of Industrial

October 14th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Meet Judy Hill, a designing woman from Texas! Not only is she talented, but smart, kind, and down right sweet!
I love this double galvanized wash stand. They are very versatile and can be used indoors or outside. Mixed with the beauty of nature, it cant be beat.
Storage is an issue in most homes. Thats why I was drawn to this metal locker/cabinet. I can visualize it as a kitchen pantry, holding towels in a bathroom, or in a teens bedroom. I love it together with the vintage mirror.
A fencing mask? Absolutely! I couldnt tell you what I would do with it right now, but I can tell you I would buy it! If you love something sooner rather than later you will find a perfect function for it in your home.
Throw in a well-worn piece of pine furniture with metal accessories and you have a delightful industrial cottag look.
An industrial canveas cart hols greenery here, but its possibilities for home decor are endless!
Paper, paper, paper! Fabulous when its framed and hung on the wall.
Here is another look at how to artfully combine styles to create a fresh look.
Wow! Just imagine what could be stored in this baby.
You might not have guessed it, but these dishes, glassware and pearls fit perfectly.
Love letters from a son. These letters were all wriiten from a son to his ill mother way back when. While I was shopping a woman realized that the sick mother to whom these letters were written was her childhood neighbor in Louisiana. It was a touching moment and reminded me of why I love what I do so much.
For those of you who know me, you know I cant get enough of the bird cage. Apparently so does Judy! They always get my mind reelin with possibilities for re-purpose.
Meet Judy Hill, a designing woman from Texas! Not only is she talented, but smart, kind, and down right sweet!

Meet Judy Hill, a designing woman from Texas! Not only is she talented, but smart, kind, and down right sweet!

As you look through the images from Judy's booth you'll get a good feel for her cottage industrial style (a style that I am very drawn to.) As I spoke with Judy, she filled me in on her retail strategy. She sells her wares in Canton, Texas and at Marburger Farms Antique Show in Round Top, Texas. She also hosts a more unusual event annually at her home. What is this event? She opens the door to her house to the public and sells everything in her home. Maybe not the kitchen sink, but just about everything else is up for grabs. She loves to collect--this gives her an opportunity to collect, decorate, and start all over again. Makes me tired just thinking about it!

This year's open house is scheduled for December 4th. Visit Judy's website for more information on her schediule of events, her design services, and her open house.

posted in: blog, cottage, furniture, industrial, house wear, texas, tin-metallic

Comments (7)

TheShopAntiques writes: Congrats Judy-
I have never been to the open house, but I just Love everything she brings to Marburger Farms and Canton. I have learned alot about decorating from her. She definately knows her Stuff. She always finds great unique items.
-Mandie ( Posted: 5:45 pm on October 24th
uniqueuniquedesign writes: Judy is a very dear friend of ours. She is so very creative and fabulous at what she does. We haven't missed a show at her house in yrs. except for family emergencies. For all you who love birdcages check out our blog for pics from Judy's space at Marburger. You'll love it! It's on the post for 10/13/08 at Loved the article.
marcie and mayron Posted: 1:55 am on October 18th
junkinhart writes: I checked out GardenAntgsVintage blogs of Judy's '07 Christmas open house.........what a fabulous idea!!! All year long you collect, display in your house to make it just beautiful, then voila - SOLD! Start junking, shopping, creating, displaying some more! What more could we want?!?

Thanks, Sue, for introducing us (those of us that don't have a Marburgers, or a Canton, or a Junk Bonanza, and on and on) to the shows that you attend so we too have ideas of what is actually out there. We live vicariously throught you!! There are so many of us that are creative in the country and so many that aren't -- we owe it to those that aren't so they too can help keep the "junk" living!!

Cindy Posted: 7:37 am on October 16th
GardenAntqsVintage writes: I attend Judy's open house every year with much anticipation. I can't even explain how awesome her displays are as well as she is. She can see past pictures of her home sales on my blog here: Posted: 4:30 pm on October 15th
shabbychick writes: Sue,

The cottage/industrial look is really starting to grow on me - another great look to mix and match (or not match...)!

The stuff in Judy's booth is awesome - and I love the big storage thingy...I could fill it up in a minute!!

I'm so envious...the shows in Texas look amazing! Thanks for giving us a glimpse.

Kathy Posted: 9:55 am on October 15th
CottageElements writes: Ok, that's too funny. I have a friend who is like that and is having a sale next week! I thought she was one of a kind. She gets tired of her stuff and starts over. I get way to attached to my things to do that. That's why my garage, garage rafters and basement looks like it does! Maybe I should take a lession from them. You think?

Lanette Posted: 11:05 pm on October 14th
MimiToria writes: Thanks for sharing about Judy. It was fun to look at the different photos and see the great stuff that was for sale
in Texas at the Marburger show. Posted: 9:44 pm on October 14th
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