Friday, October 24, 2014


We just picked up a lot of freshly lacquered pieces for The Coop (and some other cool stuff based on the size of the truck). Email us at for pricing or an appointment to see these killer items! We are planning another BIG Sale in early December so STAY TUNED! 
Yes, we could have fit an entire dinosaur in this truck...
Gorgeous faux bamboo side tables perfect for a living space or bedroom.... new lacquer in "Alabaster" and $650 for the pair. 
 Stunning pale gray lacquered hex tables with brass Greek key inlay. These are beautiful and $800 for the pair. One of a kind! 
 These 40's lucite and brass dining chairs are too great not to post. They sold to a client, but I couldn't resist. They are amazing! I can't wait to show you the dining room they will be living in! 
 I love this new teal lacquer on this chest. It SOLD and will go into a living room as a TV console. Want more pieces like these? Let us know so we can be on the look out! 
 This white lacquered faux bamboo etagere would be the perfect addition to any space and great storage or display. We love the gold accents! $650
 Vintage Mart Stam set of 4 leather and chrome chairs -- mid-century mod and perfect for a game table. Way cool. 

Pagoda pine table with gorgeous detailing. This piece would look amazing in your entry or behind a sofa. Email us for more details or to see any of these pieces or others. We are filling up The Coop! 
bye bye birdie and Happy Friday (finds).... 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Market Recap....

First....Thank you Hooper for hijacking the blog on Tuesday and posting all those lovely pics of me when I was little. Wish you had included one from High School (that's when I peaked) and how I still look in my head.... Thank you to all for the text and messages and birthday wishes. And a special thanks from all my friends who are old already in there 40's and assured me it is the best decade ever. That is what I am banking on...
And now... A market real...
The showrooms are insane and I nearly fainted over the color, pattern and art in this one! 
 We both loved the dark wood and fabric headboard ... 

Desk anyone? 
Thibaut never disappoints...
 Thibaut was so inviting I had to try out the sofa ... (aka rest)


 Hooper nearly fainted when she walked into this one! 
 This showroom spoke to both of us... the mid century vibe is still on trend and so pretty...

 Being inspired is the best part of market and I love the ribbon running through these chairs...

All in all it was a great trip and we scored lots of goodies. These might show up at the COOP!

Stay tuned...

Bye, bye birdie,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy 40th Ann!!

Today is a very BIG Ann's 40th birthday! Hopefully, she won't be mad at me for posting these sweet pics from a few years back... 
She probably thinks I'm going to post a market recap but I just couldn't resist. 
 Her mom sent me some pictures and I love this one of Ann and her siblings... I'm sure her sister, Beth will read this (Beth- don't be mad). 
Ann, I hope you have the very best birthday EVER! If you see Ann today, please wish her a very happy 40th! 
bye bye birdie...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gearing up for High Point

Tips for attending the High Point Furniture market:
1. Do not catch the fever bug traveling around my house that has infected 2 out of 3 kids. Must be on "A" game.

2. Assemble 3 outfits (all black) as to fit in with other designers at market. And no, just because they are black, yoga pants don't count. 

3. Wear COMFY shoes. Must be stylish so not to look like frump girl (after eating candy/snacks at EVERY single showroom). My C Wonder driving mocs will do just fine and match my 3 black outfits.
4. Do not eat snacks/candy at EVERY Showroom.

5. Do not drink wine/champagne/special market cocktail at EVERY Showroom, so as to not overspend/buy unnecessary furnishings.

6. Do visit the David Francis showroom to see new fretwork pieces.... check out this cobalt headboard. Anyone need a twin bedroom? I have this all planned out in my head.

8. If run into Novogratz or another celebrity don't tell them that Ann and I have 7 kids between us. Uh. Awkward. Also, refer to point #2 and don't wear horizontal stripes. Black only.
9. Never, ever miss Global Views. Best eye candy (and candy). 
10. Take tons of pictures so show readers upon return!
see you next week!
bye bye birdie....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom is celebrating her 64th birthday this weekend. She has had a rough few years and I have watched her handle her health issues with grace and courage. This year, I am extremely grateful to be celebrating her birthday with the mom I know and love. In the midst of difficulties, it is so easy to forget how truly blessed we are and that we are so much stronger than we think with God's help. This year, I wanted to give her a poignant gift -- one that reflects how much she is loved. I came across a beautiful album by Sugarboo Designs and knew I had found the perfect gift. 
It is a stunning weathered (just like us) leather album filled with beautiful vintage style paper stamped with the most beautiful sayings... "you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think..." 

When I became a mother, and only then, did I realize how hard it must have been for my mom to raise all of us. It is the toughest, most rewarding, most under-appreciated job there is. So, this is a thank you. A thank you for all of the times as a child, adolescent, adult, that I didn't say "thank you" from one mother to another. 

I filled it with images of the ones she loves. Her four children and their spouses, her husband, sisters, mother, father and nine grandchildren. I filled it with images of the ones that love her back. All the way to the moon...

I found pictures from when her grandchildren were born right up until my brother's wedding this past Spring. I found pictures of my mom and dad before an onslaught of children and pictures of my brothers and me when we were.... well, not very cute. 
Yes, I do look mad. Perhaps is it because I have the same haircut as my brothers...Or my outfit leaves much to be desired. 

My mom doesn't read my blog unless I print it for her (she isn't very tech savvy). If you see her, please don't mention her surprise... but do wish her a very happy birthday!
Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!
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