From Nesting to Stacking and A Dining Room Refresh

My favorite time of year to refresh and dance to the Furniture Shuffle

is right after the Christmas decorations are stored away.

I mentioned that to my hubby, and he looked at me as if I had two heads.

After Christmas? …. No, it’s that way all year long!

He’s right. But January is always a great time to look at things differently.

Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

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The First Fall Vignette of 2014

Hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend . . .

~ ~ it was a busy weekend for us with a tournament, company, and my hubby’s birthday!…

Thanks to the team for their generous birthday gift and wishes . . .

~ ~ and thanks to our friends D & S for throwing my hubby a great birthday party/dinner! !

With all the beautiful cards he received, I think the one he treasures most . . .

~ ~ is the handmade one from our granddaughter. . . She loves making cards for everyone.

So . . . now that Labor Day has passed . . . it’s time for some Fall decorating . . .

Or . . . “how to decorate for Fall when the temps may get to 100 degrees here!”

Antique French Buffet Fall Vignette

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High Point Fall Market 2013

At the last minute….I attended the High Point 2013 Fall Market

…..with Kristen of Sophia’s Decor and her talented mom, Linda.

We did lots of walking and gawking in the one day we were there.

We ran into the lovely Courtney (French Country Cottage)…and due lots of miscommunications, etc.

…..we did not get to actually hook up…next time!

Today, I am presenting some great inspiration from one of the companies…

….. that Kristen and I love…Eloquence.

The antique and reproduction furniture is magnificent!

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I love the styling of this cabinet…lots of demijohns and de-constructed books..

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Really like how they layered the bread boards as a back drop…

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Great textures….

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And that gorgeous architectural piece on the wall took my breath away!…

Wanted to take that beauty home!!

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So it definitely looks as though…wonderful painted antique and reproduction furniture…

…..rooms decorated with olive bucket decor, demijohns, and deconstructed books…are here to stay.

…………..glorious antiques and vintage furniture mixed with quality reproductions.

Candace Olsen

Candace Olsen

And one of the highlights of the day…was attending a session with Candace Olsen.

She spoke about design, her show…happenings “behind the scenes”, some personal tidbits…

…..and her gorgeous new line of Surya area rugs…

What a beautiful, talented and very funny lady!!

Stay tuned for more from Highpoint…

Have a beautiful day!!