we’ve got the blues for vintage paperweights

“we’ve got the blues” series is all about our staff favorites.  things we love.  things we adore.

we’ve got the blues in the best of ways (not the sad kind) for vintage paperweights.  all of our paperweights were handpicked by our owners in england.  the intricate designs and bright colors make us all the more happy.  arrange a few together for a more contemporary looking collection or place a single one on top of the heap of magazines you’ve been meaning to thumb through.  either way, it’s table-top art in the most whimsical of mediums.

vintage paperweights $45-80 at blue print store.

February 7, 2012

drumroll please…it’s official. we blog!

you heard us.  it’s official.  we blog!

blue print store has a brand spankin’ new blogblue print opened its store doors november 2010 and we are now thrilled to open our virtual doors nearly a year later.

our hope is that you can sit down and take a dreamy visual vacation here on our blog—maybe even learn a little something while you are at it.  you’ll find tips, tricks, our favorite new finds, behind-the-scenes store make-overs and your fix on all things blue print store related.  our store owners & designers will even be contributing their two cents!  believe us, we are all ears when those 5 chime in.

we are excited to be a part of the big ‘ole blogosphere.  here’s to happy clicking!

we heart it.

heart day is nearing!  give something sweet to the one you love.  there’s more to this little heart than meets the eye—the proceeds from these hand-carved stone hearts support a cooperative of carvers in Kenya.  come visit us in the store for more details!

behind the scenes: collins interiors

our collins interiors crew has been busy, busy!  we like to think of them as the smoothest operating circus we know because they are on-the-move all. the. time. leaving behind some real show-stoppers in their tracks. their cars alone are an act of their own.  instead of “how many clowns can fit in that tiny car?” it’s more like “how many lampshades, light fixtures, fabric bolts, side tables, and chairs will squeeze in that SUV?”  (it’s the honest to goodness truth).  up to their usual tricks, the collins gals orchestrated a big move-in for one dallas family late last week.

months prior to a large install, every room is thoroughly thought out to the nth degree — from play rooms to wine cellars, from craft rooms to his & her offices and from carriage houses to pool cabanas — these designers create the vision for a home in its entirety.  and before every install, the girls do some of their best shopping with blue print to help bring that vision to life!

{above}: ladies who lunch.  a few of the collins crew having a mid afternoon picnic.  this february day felt as if spring had sprung and no better place to break for lunch than outside.

December 14, 2001

Thank you for stopping into the Blue Print blog!

Five friends with a shared love for interior design brought Blue Print to life. Blue Print is a home design store specializing in antiques, custom furnishings, original artwork, contemporary lighting, and accessories.

On the Blue Print blog you’ll always find the very best design tips & tricks, our favorite artists and finds as well as the very latest around-the-shop news.

Our hope is that you can sit down and take a dreamy visual vacation here on our blog – maybe even learn a little something while you are at it. Happy clicking!

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