We leave for High Point, NC in the morning.
It’s our semi-annual trip to see the latest and greatest that our industry has to offer. It’s like fashion week for your house. Vendors strut new fabric, frames, casegoods and styles down the runway, and we sit (wearing fabulous sunglasses) and select from our favorites. Actually, that’s a really glamorous way to say she schlep our way through every showroom in the city. There is almost no sitting at all. Except to test drive new chairs and sofas. (see below)
Remember last Fall? We loved Lilly Pulitzer:
That’s Mitzi in the Patti Chair.
Mitzi & Patti
We brought Patti (and Mitzi) home and dressed her in a new outfit. Then we put Posy on Patti. Cute, right?
This year, Christine is coming with us! It will be her first Market and I’m excited for her to take everything in. If she’s anything like I was, she will feel incredibly inspired, overwhelmed and ready to come back to Nashville and get to work!
She doesn’t know yet that there is a little bonus to the whole Market experience.
Bag Lady Lori
Those are the free bags. The “Thank You For Coming To Our Showroom Please Advertise For Us” bags.
Then there are BAGS. Meet Glenda Gies
. I now have two of her handbags (natch) and I find I can wear yoga pants and yesterday’s mascara to Target and still get compliments.
So off we go!
We promise to share what we love with you. And if there is anything we can pick up for you while we’re there… let us know!