Day two is always, always one of my favorite days of the workshop! It’s the day we do centerpiece design and tabletop styling, and TSOS Texas’ second day was extra special because it was also our Magnolia excursion! 

Sweet Meredith of Bristol Lane taught our attendees how to design gorgeous centerpieces. With a cup of coffee in hand, it was the perfect start to the warm, foggy Texas morning. 

We were all just a liiiiitle bit obsessed with the linen banners Quinn Luu made for the week. I think my favorite was the “I must have flowers always and always” banner she made for us to hang by the flowers. Perfection, right?

The morning wouldn’t have been complete without a few treats, and I am so grateful for Alyssa Thiel of PCB Home for the totes, Sage Paper Co for the custom name tags, and Brittany Branson of By Brittany Branson for the mini peony paintings!

Working with mediums outside of our comfort zone is GOOD for us creatively. It allows us to explore new elements of design, have a little fun, and maybe even pick up a new relaxing hobby! I graduated with an art degree, so it’s crucial to me that we explore new forms of creating while we are together at our schools.

After creating centerpieces, Chanel Dror of Camille Styles came to teach a tabletop styling session. We do this hands-on session every workshop, but it’s so fun to see the different approaches each speaker takes! I love how Chanel gave amazing insight into the editorial world. It was so fascinating and excited our attendees!

With Chanel’s tips and knowledge at hand, our attendees chose pieces to style with. La Tavola provided an abundance of beautiful linens for us. The velvet linen (from their new collection) that Chanel is styling on is so luxurious! 

Attendees were able to choose between our three special break out speakers: Meredith Harper of Bristol Lane, Mica May of May Designs, and Katie Kime (former TSOS attendee!) of Katie Kime. What I love about these sessions is how intimate they are. I always tell speakers to prep some talking points, but to expect more of a discussion. It’s such a great time for people to ask questions and learn from a few successful businesswomen! 

And just like that, we were on our way to the magical land of Magnolia Market. But really – it’s as amazing as you’d think. At every turn Chip and Joanna have created a carefully curated experience for those visiting. Well worth the afternoon trip! 

Here’s a full list of our day two sponsors: Sage Paper Co, By Brittany Branson, PCB Home, La Tavola, Quinn Luu Creative Studio, Roost & Co Decor, and Bristol Lane.

If you missed it, catch day one’s recap here. Tomorrow we will be sharing all of the beautiful photos from our final day!

Photography by Ally & Bobby Photography



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