Book Review: Home Style By City by Ida Magntorn

Howdy everyone! We’re facing some hectic weeks ahead, working our hardest to get everyone situated for the holiday season. On top of that, our SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY is approaching at the end of the month! Can you imagine that?! Whew! Soon we’ll have to share a toast together. We also have an exciting new project in…

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New Spruce Team Member: Introducing Kristen!

We are so grateful and excited to have some new Sprucettes here to help man the ship! Most recently, we began working with the lovely Kristen Williams. Kristen is an honorary Texan hailing from Grand Prairie, Texas. She matriculated at the University of Texas here in Austin, and after a stint in New York City (working…

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New Spruce Retail

In the midst of summer projects, we’ve managed to sprinkle in some new retail projects. Take a look at our freshest finds and some extra-special pieces for the taking. 1. Handmade sari blankets from India. $75 ea. 2. Back to the Beach Chair. Chunky texture in cream, blue, and green; mid-century frame; $1095. 3. Neon…

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Our Store Hours Have Changed

Hear ye, hear ye! Beginning September 1, we will no longer be open on Mondays. Instead, we’ll open at 10am on Saturdays to extend our weekend hours. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings!

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New Upholstery Class: Ottomans with KKDW

They’re back! We’ve just rolled out a fresh new batch of upholstery classes for the fall. Get excited! We’re super pumped to be collaborating with local furniture maker Kelly Dewitt of KKDW on a special Ottoman Class on Saturday, November 8. Kelly is a talented maker based in Central Texas who has collaborated with Hotel…

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Meet Our New Sprucette, Elizabeth!

We’re overdue in introducing our new Sprucette, Elizabeth Najdecki! Welcome Elizabeth!!! Elizabeth comes to us with loads of experience and knowledge under her belt. She hails from many places and is worldly-wise. Born in Chicago, she’s lived  in Oklahoma, Connecticut, Michigan, England, Georgia, Dallas and is now residing in sunny Austin. She has enjoyed marvelous…

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August Storage Sale at Spruce!

Take advantage of our Storage Sale this month! We’ve never done anything like this before. We’re pulling all the furniture pieces we’ve collected over the past seven years from our sheds and discounting them for sale and/or custom upholstery. Items include vintage and antique chair and sofa frames (along with a few headboards, stools and…

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Fabric Shop Hop This Weekend

We’re at it again THIS WEEKEND! Visit Spruce and nine other fine fabric retailers for the semi-annual Fabric Shop Hop. We know who your are, that lovely customer who loves to come in and ooh and aah but never has a reason to pull the trigger. Well, here are your reasons: 20% off ALL FABRICS…

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Inspiration of the Week: Pineapples!

You want to know what’s all the rage this summer? Pineapples! Clarisa returned from Alt Summit (see post here) with reportage that pineapples are on trend! I’ve collected some of our fabric offerings that feature pineapples, or conjure ideas of  the juicy fruit in color or texture just for you, dear readers! One of my favorites…

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Before and Afters: Summer is Here!

Summer’s here! What are your plans this summer? Perhaps an upholstery project, as the blazing heat drives you to spend more time indoors? Or will you revamp your backyard and porch seat cushions so you can sit comfortably under your misters, sipping a cold one? Our late spring clients have done just that. Be inspired…

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