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Ample French Country Style Belies a Strict Budget in Dallas

Blog by Brad Herman | March 28th, 2013

Kathryn Janes loves to hunt for fabulous vintage treasures for her house, and she has a very strict system that keeps her decorating habit on budget. Every year she makes a pilgrimage to the Round Top Antiques Fair in Smithville, Texas. Weeks before her trip, she lists all the things she'd like to find for the house. Then she combs her home for what she calls purge items that she can sell. Janes consigns items, hosts garage sales and sells items on Craigslist to build her budget — ranging anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $1,000 — for the upcoming trip to Round Top. She says, "Once I have my money in place, its a hard-stop budget, and I don't go over."