Happy Endings, New Beginnings

Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer

Well, 2008 ended on a high note. Remember the quilted throw I accidentally threw away during my worst week a couple of weeks ago? I finally finished the replacement throw, and it turned out beautifully.


Oh sure, 2008 threw us some other curve balls before bidding its final farewell, like my husband getting laid off of his job a week before Christmas, and my other worst week client wanting a refund on her sconces, but right now I don’t even really care about those things because I’m just looking forward to what this next year holds. I welcome 2009 with open arms and excitement in my heart.

In about a month, I’ll be opening my very own small boutique shop, called…

Vintage Chic by Kristi Linauer Interiors, a collection of vintage finds, re-created for the modern home

I’m so excited about this new venture, and along the way, I’ll be sharing with you the step-by-step process for fixing up these furniture pieces so that you can do your own. Of course, if you live in the Central Texas area, you can always stop by my new little shop (which will be located in The Shops of River Square Center in downtown Waco) and see my inventory first hand. I’m aiming to be open by February 1st.

In addition to my new shop, I also have more great things on the way, including great things for the blog/website. I’ll be doing lots of great new tutorials, including one for the patchwork quilted throw pictured above, a great new chandelier made out of something that you’ll have to see to believe, an easy-to-make vintage-inspired hostess apron (half apron), a made-from-scratch contemporary window seat (much like the one shown here), and much, much more.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll be taking the next few days to prepare some of the things mentioned above, and then I’ll meet you back here on Monday to kick off a brand new year here on A2D. I hope you’ll join me!!


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    January 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Well, congrats on your soon to open shoppe!!!
    That is really exciting!!! If I’m ever even close in the neighborhood I’ll stop in.
    Can’t wait to follow your journey. I’m sure I’ll learn a thing or two…

    Happy New Year!
    Here’s to new beginnings!

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    January 1, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    How exciting! I’m in the North Dallas area but will have to stop by next time I’m in Waco.

    Hope you had a wonderful New Year Kristi!


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    Sophie @ Century Finds
    January 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Sounds exciting!
    And the throw is beautiful.
    I have been lurking 😉 waiting to hear what would happen with those sconces. This year is sure to be better! Happy New Year!

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    January 4, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Best wishes on your new shop! Sounds like an exciting adventure. The throw you did is beautiful, great job! Michelle

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    Azra Momin
    January 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    That’s a lovely throw! I am so excited about your new venture. It’ll be a hit – I know it. And I can’t wait for your tutorials!

    My husband was informed of a potential lay off as well, and we are taking it just like you are, and trusting that it will all be OK in the end.

    Here’s looking at 2009 with hope and joy!

    PS: Your boutique banner is be-u-tiful!

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    January 4, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    The throw turned out so beautifully! I love the color combination. Congrats on the new shop opening–can’t wait to hear more about that!

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    Maryam in Marrakesh
    January 5, 2009 at 12:35 am

    So sorry to hear about your husband but sounds like this year has some fab things in store for you!!

    Glad it all worked out with the quilt!

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    Michael and Megan Gery
    January 10, 2009 at 6:09 am

    the throw turned out great! and congrats on the new shop! good luck!

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    Sophie @ Century Finds
    April 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Sounds exciting!
    And the throw is beautiful.
    I have been lurking 😉 waiting to hear what would happen with those sconces. This year is sure to be better! Happy New Year!