Alex Abell Antiques

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At Alex Abell Antiques you will find an eclectic mix of antiques including furniture, pottery, and decorative items. Each piece is uniquely beautiful and sure to make a statement in any room. We absolutely love this one-of-a-kind antler shed sculpture. Many items have a Southwestern feel, giving this antique shop a Texas twist. Owner Alex Abell is an experienced interior designer... Read More

Emily Davis Floral Designs: Telling the Story


- By Ashley Diamond - Regardless of what is happening in the economy, in fashion, or in design, flowers are a timeless necessity when creating a mood at an event.  One of our favorite mood artists, Emily Davis, shares with us how she finds her inspiration and builds longstanding relationships with her clients. Emily Davis discovered her dream of becoming a florist while in college... Read More

High Fashion Home, Houston


“When it comes to designing your home, you need to follow only one rule–buy what you love.” High Fashion Home is a four-story, 125,000-square-foot home furnishing emporium that offers a sanctuary of inspired choices for the eclectic, modern lifestyle. Explore the mix of exclusive furniture, fabrics, drapery, and home accessories from around the world. Choose from every... Read More



- By Melinda Myers - GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD PROVIDES FLAVOR, FUN, AND BENEFITS WAY BEYOND THE GARDEN Whether it is the cost of groceries these days, the economy or just the desire to grow your own, beginning and seasoned gardeners are adding fruits, vegetables and herbs to their landscape.  The many benefits of edible gardening, including the enhanced flavor, increased nutrient... Read More

Select Furnishings, Brenham

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Brenham-owned and operated, Select Furnishings is dedicated to offering low prices on a broad selection of fine furnishings for your living room, dining room, and bedroom. With trusted names like Ashley, Serta, and Lane, you’re sure to find the quality and price you’re looking for in their 5,000 square foot showroom. A professional support staff, led by Manager Tina Heritage,... Read More

Papescapes Creates a Tuscan-Meets-Texas Outdoor Oasis


- By Natalie Lacy Lange - When homeowners Thomas and Janet Whitener contacted Ryan Pape of Papescapes, LLC about landscaping their new home in Burton, they were inspired by the colors and textures of the Tuscan region of Italy. As it happened, Pape had studied Landscape Architecture in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, for four months as part of his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture... Read More


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For anyone who’s ever flown by this sign on Highway 290 west of Brenham and thought to themselves, “I’d like to stop in there sometime,” well this is your lucky sneak peek. The large, red barn building sits unpretentiously on the side of one of the busiest Texas highways. Travelers passing between Austin and Houston might accidentally miss the opportunity... Read More

In the Garden: Crinum Lilies


The crinum lily, or “pass along” lily, has been a Southern garden staple for generations. It is actually a part of the amaryllis family, but the large fragrant blooms resemble a lily. Like many of my garden favorites, this is an old homestead standard in the south. They grow best when you leave them alone, and they manage the heat and humidity with ease, but they... Read More

Texas Trading Post: The Largest Online Texas-Only Giftshop


- By Ashley Diamond - Russ and Linda Harvell of Texas Trading Post never thought when they retired that they would end up running the largest online store for “All Things Texas.” “We thought it would be fun to sell some stuff on eBay in the evenings,” Linda says, “and then we ended up with a spare bedroom full of inventory, then 5 storage units, and now we have moved... Read More

Circa in Wimberley

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Circa is a lovely shop nestled next to the flowing river in Wimberley. The Hill Country destination of Wimberley has always been one of the Texas LIVE CREW’s favorite places to play, shop and eat.  We absolutely fell in LOVE with Circa the first time we set our eyes on this adorable French-Country themed boutique specializing in handmade soaps, salts and fragrances. So... Read More


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