High Point Spring Market 2014 ~ Part 2

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.

Kristen (Sophia’s Decor) and I headed to the Bramble showroom first . . you can see the showroom here.

After Bramble, we met up with the lovely and talented Courtney (French Country Cottage) . .

~ ~ She gave us the “skinny” on what to see…

High Point Market Spring 2014

The lovely Courtney . . in the Rachel Ashwell Showroom . .

High Point Market Spring 2014

Now this has Courtney’s name all over it !!! …

High Point Market Spring 2014

High Point Market Spring 2014

High Point Market Spring 2014

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.

High Point Market Spring 2014

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…??

High Point Market Spring 2014

High Point Market Spring 2014

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!!

High Point Market Spring 2014

High Point Market Spring 2014

I love the mix of classic and contemporary design.

And who was there to give us the grand tour ??? !!!

High Point Market Spring 2014

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 . .

High Point Market Spring 2014

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” . .

High Point Market Spring 2014

As we were walking out of the one of the buidlings . . .

~ ~ the window display was showcased with this gorgeous “woodland setting”….

High Point Market Spring 2014

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!..

High Point Market Spring 2014 {Bramble Company Furniture}

I was only able to spend one afternoon at the High Point Spring Market . .

~ ~ so one of my “must sees” was the Bramble Company Furniture showroom.

Before Kristen (Sophia’s Decor) and I met up with Courtney (French Country Cottage)..

~ ~ we made a “bee-line” to Bramble . .

Here is the eye candy we saw:

~ ~ you may notice a bit of a trend coming back . .

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

Purchased these candlesticks last year in a different color…

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

Love that light fixture!

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

This one too!

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

Seeing any trends???? ~ ~ ~

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

There was no lack of food and snacks there . . .

~ ~ that I certainly took advantage of!!

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

Loved these chairs…

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

Had the opportunity to buy one of these at a great price . .

~ ~ but passed on it . . . and had severe remorse when I got home!

High Point Market Spring 2014 Bramble Showroom

Saw these very cool and beautiful stands for vases. .

I cannot wait to see the Bramble Showroom in the Fall…they never disappoint!

Did you notice a bit of a comeback?…Saw many “unpainted” beautiful pieces . .

~ ~ of both furniture pieces and accessories.

Kristen, Courtney and I later met up with Amy (Atta Girl Says) . .

~ ~ and Suzy (Worthing Court) for a dinner and had a great time.

Stay tuned for more of High Point Spring 2014 . .

~ ~ ~ and someone who I was thrilled to meet!

I am working away on my projects here at home . . .

Have a wonderful, wonderful day!!