Jewelry designer and self-proclaimed Francophile Mallory Nicholson is celebrating the grand opening of the Mallory et Cie showroom in Carmine on July 13 – 15, just in time for Bastille Day. (For the record, “et Cie” is French for “and Company.”) The grand opening fete will include French-inspired adult libations.

“Bastille Day, July 14, is the French equivalent of our Fourth of July,” Nicholson, who moved to Carmine in 2017, said. “Since my jewelry is inspired by treasures that I find in Paris and in quaint towns throughout France, it is a fitting weekend to throw open the doors of Mallory et Cie and premier my new French Brocante Collection.”

The French Brocante Collection features finds including antique brooches, other jewelry, religious medals and coins from her latest trip to France. The beautiful objects are incorporated into one-of-a-kind jewelry that has a vintage “France meets Texas” aesthetic.

“It is a little bit funky, a little bit rustic, a little bit chic and a little bit classic all rolled into one-of-a-kind hand-made jewelry that is equally at home in downtown Houston and downtown Round Top,” Nicholson said. “I don’t pre-design any of my pieces, instead I’m inspired by the colors, textures and history of the found objects and the happenstance of two perfectly complementary objects ending up sitting side by side in my studio.”

In addition to her jewelry, the intimate showroom, which will be open on announced weekends, also includes a selection of hand-made home décor and hand-made vintage textile clothing featuring her popular indigo shawls and ponchos.



Mallory et Cie
333 E. Thigpen
Carmine, TX 78932

July 13 – 15, 2018

Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.

From Houston: The showroom is located on the north frontage road along Highway 290 just before “downtown” Carmine. Look for the blue, red and white open flags.

To see and purchase jewelry, follow Mallory Nicholson on Instagram @malloryetcie .



Nicholson fell in love with France as a 21-year-old expat living and working in London.

“My last week in Europe, I went to Paris and it was as if the world opened up to me,” Nicholson said. “I was smitten by the intersection of art, history and style.”

Plus, her family, the Devilles, trace their lineage back to France.

photo courtesy of Mallory et Cie

“The family connection was just one more thing that made the city feel so right,” Nicholson said.

The experience fueled her passion to become an artist. Over time she discovered her medium of self-expression is jewelry.

“I taught myself how to make jewelry using books and materials that my mom had collected over a 25-year span, but had never gotten around to using,” said Nicholson. “Mom now helps me make jewelry.”

The hobby turned into a business just 18 months after the duo moved from California to Texas.

“Six days after I arrived in Houston, I did my first show which led to others,” Nicholson said. “After just 18 months, my passion became my livelihood.”

Direct sales at shows brought her to the Roundtopolis™. For the past six years, she has been a vendor at the Arbors.

“Round Top-Carmine is my happy place,” Nicholson said. “It’s a perfect place for me to meet wonderful people, to be inspired, to make jewelry and to call home.”

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