Junking is such a good thing, right?
Spending hours scouring stacks of treasures
searching up high and down low
in overloaded old buildings searching for
that right piece.
The thrill of the find and fun of the hunt is what keeps you going
especially after a red-eye flight
On Saturday- I was running on adrenaline. A lot of adrenaline.
Oh and probably about 3/4 of a pot of coffee and a handful of almonds for breakfast.
I always think I am going to sleep on the red-eye flight.
You know, get on the plane, put my iPod on, drift off into dream land
while flying across the country and wake up 5 hours later refreshed.
It hasn't happened yet.
Inevitably my mind wanders and I find myself getting
out my computer at who knows what time it is in the country
and starting a bit of writing.
Red-eye flights are actually really good for getting a few things writing wise done
though usually a decent amount of editing is in order when you write when you are tired.
Even though it was only adrenaline, coffee and a pack of almonds that was keeping me going
I was raring to go when I arrived in High Point and after a quick stop to get my press badge and a bite to eat at the media center- I was off and running.
Something that I love to do is to stop at the antique and vintage shops while in High Point.
There are a couple of them that are filled with amazing pieces and I always find a ton of pieces I love.
Only problem is that I can't fit most of them on the plane as a carry on
and it's cash and carry in a lot of places- no shipping.
Yeah, it's kind of frustrating but it's fun to shop either way.
I met up with Kristen of Sophia's Decor who is truly a gem of a friend
and we had so much fun scouring the three levels of treasures.
I thought you would have fun seeing some of the pieces that inspired a few photos.
I have a ton more but in the interest of keeping this post regular length- and skipping some of the ones that are similar to what I have shared before- I chose a few fresh favorites.
These stacks of dough bowls... sigh.
I pretty much love anything stacked together
Galvanized was everywhere- and yes, I wanted it all.
Need a watering can? Or a wooden crate?
How about a Vespa?
These are one of those pieces that I would.love. to have in my home.
We saw bottles galore.
Oh and books
Loved this display.
One of my favorite photos- this is an iPhone shot
of a naked chair in front of a huge bank of tall windows.
Not technically a very good photograph- but I love the vignette.
After shopping several antique store favorites
I also wanted to share some of the pieces that I found at Eloquence
that inspired me. Truly THE most gorgeous pieces that are imported and reproduced.
and their displays... ahhhmazing.
Sigh. No words needed for these gorgeous photos.
Loved this naked chair
So there are a few glimpses of some of the vintage and antique pieces I loved.
If you ever have a chance to visit High Point Market for the week long event twice a year- I highly recommend it!
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!