Sunday, December 13, 2009

Awaiting Santa

My Greek Key velvet stockings are hung and ready for Christmas goodies. Are yours?

(Stockings are located at Hunt & Gather...and have been discounted! Merry Christmas!)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Elegant Lighting

Pair of crystal lamps with new taupe silk shades; $240/pair, shown at Hunt & Gather.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Pair of vintage brass lamps with linen drum shades. $380/pair. Shown at Hunt & Gather.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oyster Plates

A chic way to serve holiday oysters (it is the season, you know). Best with saltines and tartar sauce.

Plates in cobalt, turquoise and pink. $28/each.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tabletop Treats

A few more Market items to share; these I am carrying as of this Saturday, 11/21.

La Boheme glass votives. $8/each.

Lionshead vase (or decanter; your choice!)

Small: $28
Medium: $36
Large: $44

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I'm not usually wowed by the cover of Elle Decor, but I have to admit: I got a little giddy when I saw this in my mailbox today.

Have you ever seen such fabulous window treatments?!

If you don't subscribe, I highly recommend springing for a copy of this December issue; it's definite eye candy.

Weekend Finds

Vintage Wool Rug, 2'-10" x 5'-1", $80
Soon to be shown at H&G

Vintage Oil Painting, 20.5" x 29" h, $95
Soon to be shown at H&G

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Even more from Market...

I found these pillows at Market and am considering ordering some for the booth...thoughts? Interest?

Happy (almost) Friday!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I did a little re-arranging of the booth this weekend, making room for some fun new pieces and holiday treats. If you're interested in a piece that you've seen on the blog but no longer find it in the store, let me know. It may still be available, but just "waiting in the wings" to make way for fresh finds.

Enjoy the week, everyone.

Friday, November 6, 2009

A quick note on rugs

I've had several questions regarding my rug post a few weeks ago. All of the rugs featured are by companies that are to-the-trade only. If you're interested in knowing more about a style or would like to place an order, please email me ( directly for further information.

Lend a Hand

Plaster sculpture with lucite base, at Hunt & Gather. $95

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

More Market Finds

I found these wonderful frog feet tulipieres at Market and couldn't resist buying them in green and white for the booth. I'll have a few on hand at the Holiday Open House; just in time to decorate your table, mantle or buffet for Christmas! $98 each.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman Factory Sale

If you're in the market for fine furnishings (admittedly a bit fancier than those found at AAI), you may want to make a trip to High Point next weekend for the Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman factory sale.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can find great deals (up to 80% off) on floor samples from this to-the-trade-only manufacturer of case goods and upholstery. To get a feel for their line, visit their website at

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Okay, so maybe not quite yet.

But perhaps these lovely gift-holders will put you in the Holiday spirit a little early? They're soon to be shown at AAI at Hunt & Gather.

Velvet stockings with Greek key border; $65 each. Quantities will be limited, so contact me if you're interested in pre-ordering to ensure a festive mantle this Christmas!

Night Stand, Palm Beach Style

Bamboo-detailed cream nightstand/end table. Two working drawers with antique brass pulls. $165; shown at Hunt & Gather.

Monday, October 26, 2009

To Market, To Market

Last week I attended the High Point Furniture Market, searching for the best new products and trends to feature at AAI. I found lots of fabulous items, some of which will be appearing at Hunt & Gather soon. I'm especially excited about some seasonal items that will debut at the Hunt & Gather Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 21st; mark your calendar if you'll be in the Raleigh area that day!

I was thrilled by the amount of new rugs that I saw at Market this year. From living rooms to nurseries, I've been asked a lot lately for suggestions on beautiful- yet durable- rugs. While I usually gravitate towards the elegant simplicity of natural fiber rugs, they are not always the best option when children and pets abound. Yet it's sometimes hard to find alternatives that are pleasing to the eye, mind and wallet.

Solution: this incredible line of indoor/outdoor rugs, which can be sprayed down with a hose to clean and are chic enough for even the most refined of rooms yet so kid and pet-friendly.

This same company also makes an adorable line of kids' rugs that had me wishing for a nursery (or two, or three) to decorate. Made of cotton, they are easy to clean and soft on tiny knees and elbows.

For your more adult-focused rooms, I found the following lines which offer gorgeous options of floor coverings in hooked, needlepoint and reversible styles. Many can be made in custom colors; send them a fabric swatch and they'll match the colors of your rug to it.

There are more market finds to share, so stay tuned...