If you follow my instagram or twitter ~
then you know that I have been over in High Point North Carolina for a few days to visit the
High Point Furniture Market.
Talk about a design bloggers dream market!! It was absolutely amazing and inspiring!
I wanted to just move entire collections of furniture into my rooms.
I was so thrilled to be previewing a new line to share with you that I think you will absolutely love like I did- and I was also so excited to meet up with a most amazing group of bloggers to shop the market with!
Our group was organized by the gracious Amy of Atta Girl Says.
Seriously might have been lost without all her help~ the market is HUGE.
But Amy knew all the in's and out's and led our group.
The other girls who shopped till we dropped
Rhoda from Southern Hospitality, Kristen from Sophia's Decor, Barbara from The Everyday Home, Suzy from Worthing Court, Shirley from Housepitality Designs and Kim from Savvy Southern Style.
Ohhhh these girls are so much fun!! I had the best time with them
and it's so much fun to connect with blog friends in person and give them hugs!
After lots of shopping Amy invited us all over for dinner at her beautiful home
and her sweet husband cooked & even made a vegetarian dish for me.
Unfortunately I didn't get to enjoy it. :( Those sinus issues I had been having the past couple weeks
turned into an infection and the decongestants & antibiotics were not agreeing with my stomach
while I was in High Point.
On Monday after the press breakfast and keynote speech~ we toured showrooms galore
and I toured a few more on my own on Tuesday
Shabby Chic, Thibaut, Home Meridian, Eloquence, Safavieh, Somerset Bay
to name just a few and oohed and ahhed over crystal chandeliers, aubusson pillows
and gorgeous French and vintage inspired pieces. Some of us also listened to Aerin Lauder speak about her new line and said hello to Tobi Fairley who was there as well.
We also fit in a couple stops at vintage shops- I have to say the prices in North Carolina
were absolutely incredible.
I really needed a truck to bring back everything I wanted to- but I might have snagged a few things
that I shipped back to myself!
Here are a few tidbits of what inspired me~ I'll share more in another post.
Loved the garden inspirations at Elegant Earth
Beautiful Aubusson pillows and rugs
Gorgeous inspirations everywhere
After all that we ran into crazy flight issues on the way home with all the
air traffic control and weather issues in Chicago.
Cancellations, delays, over bookings and re-routed flights. UGH.
On top of that-the commuter plane from Greensboro landed in Chicago and there was no gate
for our plane to go to.
So we were all unloaded down the plane steps onto the tarmac where we grabbed our luggage
and ran through the rain to get over to the airport.
It was more than a little strange and pretty wet and cold but we were all glad to have arrived safely
even if we were quite delayed.
So I am back home and regrouping and catching up and
will share more details about High Point soon.
Also, so much more coming your way about a gorgeous, inspiring
I.want.it.all. new line from Pulaski called Accentrics Home.
Here's a sneak peek~
oh.my.gosh... I sooo love this piece!
I really seriously think I need a pair of them.
See you Thursday for Feathered Nest Friday!!