Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Hours at LHO.....

Please Note:  LHO Design & Consign will be closed the following days in observance of the Holidays.

Closed for Christmas: 
December 24, 25, 26 and 27

Close for New Years:
December 31 and January 1

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Giveaway Day at

                                                    Meet Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

First of all, thank you facebook!  Had it not been for one of my "friends" posting her families delight with her dinner choice and the  recipe for Mushroom and Swiss Sliders back in the summer I may never have discovered The Pioneer Woman.  What a shame that would have been! 

Her recipes are never fail, her content and photography is aw inspiring and her sense of humor right up my alley.  She's generous with her knowledge, her life experiences and her gifts; as demonstrated in today's post Giveaway Day where she's giving away not one but THREE of these candy apple red Kitchen Aid stand mixers, a set of end-all be-all knives and fabulous HP Photosmart eStation All-In-One printer.

Can you say Merry Christmas? 

Enter by clicking HERE it's EZ

As you'll see when you visit her site, Ree describes herself as a desperate housewife. She lives in the country. She channels Lucille Ball, Vivien Leigh, and Ethel Merman.

Should Ms Drummond and I have the chance to meet we can compare stories about living on the ranch and cooking.  I was raised in a ranch-rodeo family in the middle of no-where Montana, also known as Geyser, Montana.  At age six (6) I was often given a choice between herding cattle or staying home (by myself) to cook lunch for the crew.  Typically I chose to stay home and cook lunch, standing at the stove on top of a dining room chair to reach the controls and monitor the meal. 
I have to say, I made a pretty darn good pan fried T-Bone steak back then.

Geyser, Montana

Yep, this is me headed out on a day I didn't get to stay home and cook!
1965 Geyser, Montana

Papa Leo Woodbury (my dad, Jodi's Papa) getting ready to rope earlier this
month (12/10/2010) in Las Vegas at the World Series Team Roping Championship
He's still got it!

                                          Three generations of Woodbury - my niece Dylan (L)

Love ya Dad, wouldn't trade my heritage and history for all
the Kitchen Aid mixers in the world. . .but
I would love to win one!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Family Vacation "Cedar Creek Style"...

We recently had the opportunity to meet Jeff Nelson, owner of Nelson's Landing in Gun Barrel City.  Jeff made a point to seek us out earlier this month in Canton and then recently dropped by LHO to check out the store.  As we were talking I realized he owned a very cool vacation home on Cedar Creek that I had happened across online several times.  So under the heading of sharing and social networking take a look at Nelson's Landing.

Ray and I have this habit of planning our next vacation while on vacation or visiting friends and family; if you find yourself in this situation over the next couple of weeks, check out Nelson's Landing.  It's the perfect place for a family reunion - something for everyone of all ages and only minutes away from shopping in GBC and less than an hour from Dallas. 

Unfortunately, this spectacular Cedar Creek vacation home is booked until after the first of the year; thank goodness it's never too early to start planning your next vacation! 

Uncle Eddie:  Clark, how'd you score this place for our Christmas vacation?  Your Christmas bonus must have been a good one this year!

Clark:  The real question is how did you and cousin Catherine find us here at Nelson's Landing?

Uncle Eddie:  facebook

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Last two posts....? Invasion of the hackers

Please accept our apology if you happened to receive two random posts within a short time period.  Apparently our site has been the playground of some random hacker over the past 24 hours.  We have hired security which should resolve the issue and keep intruders from annoying us.  :-)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What's New just never know!

You just never know what consignments are going to walk through our door each week.  It's one of the best parts of this business. 

Here's What's New this week at LHO Design & Consign:

                                                      Framed Art


                                                Iron Scroll Framed Mirror

                                                  Festive Decorative Pillows

                                                 Heavy Iron Mesh Fireplace Screen  Tri-Fold

                                                Carmel Glazed Bowl with Twisted Handles

                                                          TV Tray/Stands Painted in Fun Colors
                                                      Give the "Kids Table" a little shake up!

                                                    Garden Stools

                                                            EZ Chair

                                                         Primative Robes Closet

The Chairs to this table sold - Table Now $195.00
 Two Leaves and Glass Top

Kitchen/Eat In Table or Great Display Piece

                                                New Animal Print Hides - Keyword "Print"

COMING SOON:  IF you are planning a remodel in the next month or so you're going to want to check this out. Next week we are receiving a consignment from an upscale wholesale bath/kitchen fixture showroom.  Here's a sneak peak! Mostly bath related items although there is one stainless apron front kitchen or utility sink that is amazing. 

Just a couple of pieces to wet your whistle! 

Have a great week - I hope you are enjoying the Holidays.

If you're not keeping up with us on facebook you might be missing some fun...and a DEAL here or there!  No pressure, you don't have to hit the "LIKE" button, unless you really like us.  We just enjoy your company.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What's New Wednesday!

Happy December y'all! 

As I have been thinking about his week's blog post I've been pondering something...

Is it (Women are from Venus) human nature or social conditioning which makes us feel like we want to spit shine our shacks before company arrives?  If you're like me, you start looking around the house and all of the sudden that empty wall stands out like a sore thumb.  The love seat in the family room should really be a sofa...all of these things which I have lived with for months, now seem like items to be placed at the top of my "to do" list prior to Christmas. 

I know I'm not alone because I've had this conversation with many of you over the past couple of weeks as you shop for an additional chair, an area rug, some lamps for the guest room or a mirror for the powder room.  Regardless of the root cause...we hope you are finding the perfect pieces to give you peace as your company begins to arrive this holiday season.

Here's What's New at LHO this week:

                                                     This is a great drop front wine cabinet...double click
                                         on the photo to bring up the "enlarged" size to view the shelves and wine X
                                                 in the bottom and drawers at the very top.

                                                         Counter top display

                                                Leatherette stacking trunks - okay, these are not
                                                   a new item, but I love them!  Why haven't
                                                      they sold??? 

                              Nice little curio with glass shelves could easily be re purposed as a bar

                                             Very Restoration Hardware-esk

                                                    Fill in the holes with new accessories

                                    Art and Mirrors - currently we have a good selection of both

                                             Large Metal Texas Flag  - the manufacture is discontinuing
                                          this item.  It's weird, but they didn't really sell that well anywhere other
                                          than Texas!  Imagine that?  We have the remaining 7 flags.
                                          Perfect for the porch, pool house, dockominium or lake house.

What else is new? 

We have a new friend and an excuse (as if we really need an excuse) to visit Austin!  Meet Lisa B. Gaynor, Proprietor of Design it with Consignment in Austin, Texas.

Lisa happened to be in Dallas on Tuesday and made a special effort to visit LHO Design & Consign.  She introduced herself as "a fan from afar"... it seems Lisa found us a few months ago as she was noodling around on the web and has been keeping tabs on us since.  This is high praise coming from one of the leading resale entrepreneurs in the country.  Check out her website and be sure to include a visit to Design it with Consignment during your next jaunt to Austin! 

I'm looking at my calendar for possible road trip dates...I'm thinking after the Holidays to be sure I visit Lisa in her new store.  The link below shows both locations.

Current location and NEW location in January