Monthly Archives: February 2010

Inspiration of the Week

Last week, we found fabric for our new retail items coming soon. Here’s a sneak peek of the new collection and the inspiration I found from them. Vintage Tropical Fabric   Vintage tropical fabric Vintage bird glassware   Vintage arched fabric     Vintage Laura Ashely arched fabric Pyrex bowl and fluffy kitty Austin 360 »

A Day in the Life of Spruce

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful weekend :). The weather here in Austin has been a dream, which gets us excited for spring! As spring cleaning begins, we are looking forward to all the gems that will come through our door for transformation. Often people will ask what a day at Spruce entails. So, below »

Inspiration of the week: Olympics!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a major sucker for the Olympics and world wide sporting events.  This year is fantastic considering we have the Vancouver Winter Olympics AND World Cup Soccer.  Living in Texas my whole life, I know very little about the icy Winter Olympic sports.  In fact, I didn’t even »

So who is that Sprucette?

So after stumping many people with our “Match that Sprucette” game, we have a winner….drum roll please….Jennifer Meuse! You are a true fan of Spruce, and we are happy to be awarding you with a fabulous prize of a large Voluspa candle. Your life just started smelling a little sweeter! For all you out there »

History of the Coil Spring

After an abnormally brisk winter in Austin, I think we’re all ready for the sunny and warm Spring days to arrive. In anticipation of spring, I thought a little history about the upholstery spring would be appropriate. Beginning in the late eighteenth century, steel coil springs made their debut in the upholstery world as a »

“Oh, what’s in a name?”

So one of my favorite pastimes is to go to the book store. Now I know I have already let you in on my love for Jane Austen. However, it’s an overall love for books that finds me continually drawn back into a place filled with rows and rows of these treasures. I was just »

Instpiration of the Week: New Orleans!!!

One of the most beautiful cities I have been lucky enough to visit in the U.S. is definitely New Orleans. It seems only fitting to make this great city the inspiration of the week considering the Saints won the Superbowl and Mardi Gras is next week.  Who dat! Before I had my first trip to »

History of the Wingback

One of the most common pieces to come through the production line at Spruce is the wingback. We love the comfort, classic style and curvy silhouette of this chair. So what better furniture piece than the wingback to start our mini history lessons. The wingback, or as some call it, the easy chair, was originally »

Inspiration Blog….. Ms. Jane Austen

This weekend my roommate and I watched one of my most favorite movies, Sense and Sensibility, since she had never seen it. I know, it’s a crime against all things wonderful! I bet this was probably my hundredth time to see it and I loved it just as much as the first time. As soon »