HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, but that just means that it’s already the best time of the year! It also always seems to be the busiest time of the year, so we put together an impromptu Old Glory gift guide to help you with great gift ideas for almost everyone on your list. Come in to Old Glory Denver and let us help you find great gifts for your friends & family, and of course for yourself!

And we are also so excited to announce the launch of our new online store! Now you can have Old Glory Style delivered to your door! We have plenty of great gifts and holiday home decor available online, too. Visit our online store HERE.

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Everybody needs a good boost & pick-me-up now and then, and these gifts are beautifully delivered positive messages. They serve double duty as great home decor and functional daily reminders. From leather journals to quote cards to handmade paper prints, peruse our collection of gifts with inspiring words & thoughts below.

 Leather journals with engraved quotes

Leather journals with engraved quotes

 Good thought bundles with metal cuff

Good thought bundles with metal cuff

 Gathered Thoughts jars to collect your favorite quote cards

Gathered Thoughts jars to collect your favorite quote cards

 The classic: quote cards for any occasion!

The classic: quote cards for any occasion!

 Quote stacks, old books beautifully repurposed as decorative objects

Quote stacks, old books beautifully repurposed as decorative objects

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 Handmade paper prints

Handmade paper prints

 Deckle edge paper journals with simply beautiful messages (and leather luggage tags in the background!)

Deckle edge paper journals with simply beautiful messages (and leather luggage tags in the background!)

 Pencil sets with important reminders to “dream big” and celebrate “hooray”!

Pencil sets with important reminders to “dream big” and celebrate “hooray”!

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Great for anyone on your list who loves to cook, or host, or just spend time around beautiful kitchen decor, these dishes and kitchen accessories make great and thoughtful gifts.

 Charming serving dishes and an artful cream & sugar set

Charming serving dishes and an artful cream & sugar set

 A linen runner with classic pairings (think cookies & milk and peaches & cream)

A linen runner with classic pairings (think cookies & milk and peaches & cream)

 Sugar bowls appropriately adorned with “Sweet” lettering and cheerfully patterned pitchers

Sugar bowls appropriately adorned with “Sweet” lettering and cheerfully patterned pitchers

 Another cheerfully patterned pitcher (and great kitchenside candles)

Another cheerfully patterned pitcher (and great kitchenside candles)

 Tortoise shell plates for a festive and fun table setting, complete with chargers, hobnail glasses, antique European lanterns, and old frosted seltzer bottles!

Tortoise shell plates for a festive and fun table setting, complete with chargers, hobnail glasses, antique European lanterns, and old frosted seltzer bottles!

 The kitchenware gifts are endless at Old Glory!

The kitchenware gifts are endless at Old Glory!

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Winter just isn’t complete without warm blankets and throws in a home, and we have an extra warm and extra soft collection to choose from.

 Dash & Albert makes gorgeous rugs…and now beautiful blankets too!

Dash & Albert makes gorgeous rugs…and now beautiful blankets too!

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 Wool scarves from Faribault Mill are great warm weather wear, and bonus, also make awesome runners and table decor

Wool scarves from Faribault Mill are great warm weather wear, and bonus, also make awesome runners and table decor

 Not technically a textile, but a textile-related gift: beautiful brass & iron tailoring shears!

Not technically a textile, but a textile-related gift: beautiful brass & iron tailoring shears!

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You can’t go wrong giving the gift of a good scent this time of year! We have candles of all sizes, from table to travel size, and diffusers to make a home festive & fresh for the holiday season and beyond.

 Sets of three & individual Scotch Pine hobnail candles

Sets of three & individual Scotch Pine hobnail candles

 Scotch Pine reed diffusers

Scotch Pine reed diffusers

 Fern scented hobnail candles…good smells and good decor!

Fern scented hobnail candles…good smells and good decor!

 Scandinavian-inspired winter scented candles and simply beautiful design

Scandinavian-inspired winter scented candles and simply beautiful design

 Our winter scent collection!

Our winter scent collection!

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Okay, maybe an obvious gift, but ornaments & holiday decor is functional and beautiful year after year. And it also happens to make a great gift to give yourself, too!

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New this year to Old Glory, we have beautiful & unique jewelry from artist & jewelry designer Jill Schwartz. Come in to shop the entire collection!

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These stocking stuffers are as close as Old Glory gets to "“gadgets,” but they are way more one-of-a-kind and thoughtful than a lot of gadget gifts out there! From travel sized lotions & candles to small journals to keychains & wine openers, these stocking stuffers are sure to please…and they will look good doing it!

 Brass Home & Work keychains

Brass Home & Work keychains

 Brass wine openers in two beautiful styles

Brass wine openers in two beautiful styles

 Bath bombs and mini fir & grapefruit lotion…an instant package for self-care

Bath bombs and mini fir & grapefruit lotion…an instant package for self-care

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 Wooden pencils with classic pairings in gold text

Wooden pencils with classic pairings in gold text

 Brass Town & Country keychains

Brass Town & Country keychains

 Pocket-sized deckle edge paper journals

Pocket-sized deckle edge paper journals




Holly's Feature in Where Women Cook

I have admired Jo Packham for years, ever since I met her at Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis way back in 2011. And I’m lucky to call her a friend now! Her beautiful magazines, Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, and Where Women Work, have long been an inspiration to me and I look forward to every issue. So of course I was thrilled when Jo asked me to contribute to a special fall issue of Where Women Cook!

The only problem is that I don’t really cook…so I went to my favorite neighborhood bakery and let them do the cooking and baking for me! A huge thanks to Angela and the whole team at Devil’s Food Bakery on Gaylord Street here in Denver for the beautiful (and delicious) desserts that took center stage in our feature. When I was growing up, my mother would always make homemade desserts, so dessert holds a special place in my heart and is a reminder of happy family time around the table. My mother also taught me that you don’t have to be the best chef in the world to create a beautiful family gathering.

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I loved writing about my favorite ways to design a fall tablescape for family gatherings, to create an invitation to linger for family and friends around a beautiful table. You can read all my tips for styling a beautiful table, the Old Glory Signature Style way, in the feature! And a special thank you to photographer Susie Brenner and stylist Elaine St. Louis for collaborating with us on this project.

You can pick up your copy of this special issue of Where Women Cook today at Barnes and Noble, or head over to Jo’s website to order your issue. There are so many great features, recipes, and other creative women in this issue—it is another beautiful publication from Jo and the Where Women Create team and I am so honored to be a part of it.

Artful Spirit: Antiques Week Fall 2018

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It's that time of year again! We are busy preparing for Fall Antiques Week in Round Top and I know this is going to be the best show yet. Old Glory's theme this fall is ARTFUL SPIRIT, one of the foundations of my signature style and a foundational element that I use everyday in my design and in my life. 

Old Glory TEXAS will be open for Fall Antiques Week
September 27 - October 6, 2018 | 10 to 6 pm daily
206 S. Washington, Round Top (in the heart of town)

To celebrate this artful spirit, I am so excited to host two of my favorite artful spirits and friends who continue to inspire me with their work and their love for what they do. 

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I met Mary Gregory in Round Top a few years ago and instantly fell in love with her work. We teamed up for the concept and new look for our new store in Round Top in 2016 and we have been collaborating ever since. She truly "gets" both Old Glory's foundational style as well as our love of artful displays, and I am so happy to call her a friend and a personal inspiration. 

We have been selling Mary's artwork in both our Denver & Round Top stores, and it is always a welcome and fitting complement to our found & favorites in-store. There is an elegance, individuality, and natural beauty in all of her work that I love (enough to have four of her pieces in my own home!) and that I know our customers love, too. 

We will have an expanded collection of Mary's work on display and for sale throughout the Fall Show this year, and I can't wait to share more of her beautiful work with our customers. Be sure to visit her website to read more about her and her work. 

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Another long-time friend of Old Glory and inspiring artful spirit is Jeanne Oliver, a Colorado-based artist and now published author. Jeanne is one of the most hard working, kindest, and of course creative people I've ever met and I'm so happy she is making the trip down to Round Top this fall!

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Through her art, her courses and workshops, her blog, her glimpses into her daily life she shares, and now her new book, she celebrates that everyone has a story to tell (a message that resonates with my own ideas about design and life). Her new book, The Painted Art Journal, offers 24 mixed-media projects with step-by-step prompts to help you create personal, authentic, and expressive art. It's a book unlike any other and a great embodiment of Jeanne's talent for helping others discover their own artistic journey. 

I am so excited to host a book signing for her beautiful new book at Old Glory during Fall Antiques Week! Join us to meet Jeanne, get her new book, and celebrate your own artful spirit.

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I'm so happy to have Mary & Jeanne be a part of Fall Antiques Week at Old Glory Texas! It's going to be a great show, packed with signature Old Glory style antiques, beautiful art, and great company. Visit our EVENTS page for all of the details, and check back as we announce even more exciting happenings during Antiques Week. 

TOP OF THE TOWN & JULY AT OLD GLORY

Summer is in full swing at Old Glory! The latest issue of 5280 Magazine is out and we are so excited and honored to be named Top of the Town's Editor's Choice for antique stores! We take so much pride in being a go-to shopping and design idea destination in Denver and beyond and we are grateful to be recognized among so many other great stores in this issue.

We love bringing our customers, both old and new, one-of-a-kind pieces full of soul & history, the uncommon and the unexpected, and our dedication to the new, the now, and the next. Pick up your copy of 5280 today to see all of the other Top of the Town winners. 

To celebrate Top of the Town and the new month, here are a few of our favorite spots around the store this week. The hot weather has us peeling back layers and lightening things up! Come by and see us in Denver to cool down with our summertime found & favorites. 

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Old Glory Texas, Then & Now

Old Glory Texas has found its home in Round Top and I am so happy to be celebrating almost a year in our new building! I’ve been looking back at pictures of the work in progress and the design process from last spring and summer. It was a huge project and a totally new adventure for us, and I am so happy we took the chance and now have a beautiful home base for Old Glory Texas. 

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It is a huge canvas for my big and bold design ideas, a great opportunity to meet wonderful customers and fellow business owners and creative minds, and the perfect embodiment of Old Glory Style.

Here are a few throwback shots of the building and design stages of the project, and our favorite spots in the store now. From groundbreaking to today, Old Glory in Round Top has been a labor of love and I am so proud of it.

I am so thankful for the love and support from our customers, both old and new, and I can’t wait to continue to be a part of this great town.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

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We've been in our Denver store for more than three years now, and we are so happy to call our South Broadway block home. It was a fun process making the space our own, so today, for #throwbackthursday, we're sharing some before & afters and a close-up of a favorite spot, then and now. For us, throwback Thursday is more than a fun hashtag--it's an opportunity to show off our space and to show how much it's grown along with Old Glory Style.

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We fell in love with this building the second we saw it and loved making it into Old Glory Style headquarters. And three years later, it is still my favorite design lab to experiment with and to showcase my Old Glory Signature Style. 

Here is one of favorite spots in the store--right up front and near the window, with great light and high ceilings perfect for artful displays. The photo on the left is from three years ago and the one on the right is from this week. We love styling this spot with our favorite pieces in the store, no matter what they are! 

 Photo by  Becki Griffin

Photo by Becki Griffin

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And here are a few more close-ups of our displays in the same spot over the years. Mixing & matching similar elements is a trademark of store displays, room designs, and table decor at Old Glory. I love having my Denver store as an ever changing canvas for my design ideas and as a place to visually and tangibly convey the versatility of Old Glory Style. 

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One of my most foundational design beliefs (and one that defines Old Glory Style) is to always strive for authenticity: I seek out authenticity in everything I do, starting with the aesthetics at the store and in showcasing Old Glory Style. I strive for functional design that inspires and encourages, that is ever-changing to fit the needs and styles of our customers, and that has distinct personalty. Authenticity means working hard to find and create the uncommon, the unexpected, and the beautiful.

I am so happy to call our Denver store home, because it gives me an opportunity to bring that authenticity to our customers and to my own design work. Come in and see us in Denver! Here's to many, many more throwback Thursdays and great years on South Broadway.