Friday, May 2, 2008

Installations Garden Party


What a party last night! Becki and Jur van der Oord, owners of Installations, threw a garden party at their gargantuan antiques establishment in the Historic Houston Heights. Installations Antiques occupies a century-plus, former textile mill that is dark, moody and mysterious, made more so by Becki and Jur's talents for creating surreal enchantment. In one corner, you're in a child's eighteenth century, candle lit nursery with old wooden rocking horses but turn a corner and you're in a mad, European scientist's laboratory, replete with antique funnels and lab beakers filled with fresh flowers. On more than one occasion, I mistook party food for a styling prop or vice verse: serving myself plaster mushrooms then looking for a price tag on an apple that was actually real.

Tall Husband and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with so many interesting people, including Houston bloggers Courtney, In(side) the Loop, and Carolina, Carolina Eclectic.

Installations Antiques, Houston, Texas

Antique Garden Utensils on Patio

Mixing Antiques, Wine and Plastic:Expensive!

Antique Wooden Horses

Antique Ladder

17th Century Stone Heads from a Holland Canal House

Courtney and J.J.


  1. Hi Annie! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your husband. Your photos look great.
    Keep in touch..

  2. Hi Annie

    It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband. Your pictures look great! Hope you keep in touch.

  3. Hey Ann! Great post on the party. We had a really great time and loved meeting you and Tall Husband. Lovely photos!!