The High Point Market is always an exciting and exhilarating event . .
I am fortunate to live within close proximity to High Point, N.C. to attend.
Although, this year, my schedule only allowed me to attend for one afternoon . .
~ ~ I certainly made the most of my afternoon.
After Bramble, we met up with the lovely and talented Courtney (French Country Cottage) . .
~ ~ She gave us the “skinny” on what to see…
The lovely Courtney . . in the Rachel Ashwell Showroom . .
Now this has Courtney’s name all over it !!! …
Rachel had a book signing and giving away her new book, “Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie” . .
~ ~ Kristen and I missed her by about an hour or so; however still able to obtain her book.
And then we moved over to the Joe Ruggiero showroom . .
Remember Joe . . in the days of the some of the first home decorating shows . .
~ ~ shows with Kitty Bartholomew, Lynette Jennings, and Christopher Lowell…??
I so remember watching a show . . it was a home that was decorated by many designers . .
~ ~ one of them was Joe . .
He inspired me to use everyday things like a pillow case to turn it into a valance…
~ ~ and I did that in my guest room . . many years ago . . I loved his style!!
I love the mix of classic and contemporary design.
And who was there to give us the grand tour ??? !!!
It was Joe Ruggiero!!!
He was so very nice!!…..we discussed the programs of yesteryear …
~ ~ I told him how much I loved his designs and how he inspired me . .
Now . . could I have held on to him any tighter?…
Me and Joe . . . now we are “buds” 🙂
~ ~ and thanks to Courtney for taking this pic of us . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ she did not realize that I could be a bit “stalkeresque” . .
As we were walking out of the one of the buidlings . . .
~ ~ the window display was showcased with this gorgeous “woodland setting”….
It was a great day!!…
And if you are wondering why there is no pic of Kristen . .
~ ~ she kept running away from the camera!
Have a beautiful weekend doing the things you love!..