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!..