Happy Sunday! So in a recent post, I shared that House of Wentworth was featured in CRAVE Dallas! One of the photos they chose to feature in our spread was the precious monogrammed bowl in my daughter’s room. We have had so many inquiries on the piece that I wanted to let you in on the source!
I first met Kelly at Chi Omega Christmas Market in 2009. My little girl, Pearson, was only 6 months old at the time and I was still in “nursery mode”. When I saw Kelly’s beautiful booth, I knew immediately Pearson MUST have a monogrammed Kelly Wilson piece for her room. Pearson’s Room is all white, so choosing a piece was a big decision for me because it would be the only color in the room that was not in the white/cream/champagne color palate. But let me tell you, these pieces were so beautiful, I knew one would add the perfect color spot! Kelly was so patient as I spent WAY too much time perusing her antique china… here is a photo I snapped of my top 5 for P:
I loved them all so much, I considered doing her initials, and even her entire name and hanging them on the wall above her bed! I finally decided that
- she was only 6 months old
- we have no wall space in our house
- her jewelry would be tiny… so the petite turquoise/pink/gold bowl was the ticket!
Here is a photo of the final product I featured in my very first post!
And now, meet the artist of Kelly Wilson Antiques…
HoW: So Kelly, how did you come to find this passion for antiques and creating one of a kind pieces for your clients?
KW: Growing up on Southeast Texas, I really learned to love the “collected life.” Like many other communities and families, I learned to appreciate that our most precious treasures, were not things we bought at the mall, but those that had a story … something that had been my grandmothers, something a special friend had given us, a sketch done by an artist that was a beloved neighbor. Things that brought back memories, and ultimately bring warmth to the home because of their story. My plates are the offspring of this collected spirit … I love the concept of taking something old and once loved by someone else, and adding a personal flourish for another family to enjoy … it gives it a story.
HoW: That is lovely! I am a sucker for anything with sentimental value. Tell me more about your creative process…
KW: Every piece is different, and there are actually a couple of layers of customization. Not only can customers select from a myriad of old plates for the perfect one to compliment their home, but they also can customize it with their own initial.
HoW: And about the china selection?
KW: Our inventory consists of unique pieces in most every size and color pattern. But I admit, the hunt to add to the collection is the most fun part! Most pieces are from England and many are more than 100 years old…
HoW: What are your favorite tips and tricks for displaying your art?
KW: While the bigger platters make a great personal splash in a room over a doorway, or centered on a mantel, my favorite is a sweet plate set on an easel tucked neatly with some other personal treasures … next to old books, family photos, other collected things … it is like a tiny snapshot in a room, on a single bookshelf, that tells a story about someone.
HoW: Where can our readers view, follow and purchase your beautiful work?
- Our Website – Both already monogrammed pieces AND custom pieces to order the letter of your choice are available
- Forestwood Antique Mall – Dallas customers can also view and purchase from a sampling of the collection at 5333 Forest Lane
- Our Facebook fan page is a great way to stay in the loop on new pieces added to the collection and sales
HoW: Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us and for my daughter’s precious bowl! I’m sure I’ll be by to browse for more treasures very soon!