Who's ready for fall?

Pantone! Pantone! They were so ready for fall that they unveiled their top picks in February (too soon for me, in fact August is still too soon... but there are some forces of nature that you can't fight)...

And now for some inspo...

source (literally navy and peonies)

source (literally navy and peonies)

source (not gonna lie, kind of over gray)

source (not gonna lie, kind of over gray)

source (and hey miles)

source (and hey miles)

two pictures because OMG i am loving some SHADED SPRUCE on a terrace...

two pictures because OMG i am loving some SHADED SPRUCE on a terrace...

Any faves? TBH I think some make better nail polish colors than interior decor colors. I'm shocked at how much I love Shaded Spruce, and how negatively I feel about Neutral Gray. And there are three that I think are down right putrid.. but I will keep my mouth shut!

Until next time, friends!!!

Art Pop Up

Put this date on your calendar, because you will kkkkickkkk yourself for missing it... July 12th from noon to 7pm.

It's no secret I'm obsessed with Jennifer Pino's paintings. On July 12th, we will have a shop FULL of her goodies.. and summer sangria. A feast for your eyes and tastebuds!

Try to pick a favorite... (I definitely can't!!!)

Picking Trip Recap

Merciful heavens. It is the day after and I'm pooped. I need to get up and get ready and trot off to an auction - no rest for the weary - but I'm enjoying the sofa for a few more minutes while I tell you about yesterday.

If you went, then YOU KNOW. Enjoy the pictures. If you didn't go, then you need to make sure you're on the next bus. This time was great fun, but I have a sneaking suspicion that next time will be x10. Can you imagine?

I kept the destination a secret. If I told, a) people like me would google and "investigate", b) people might have preconceived ideas (also like me), and c) surprises are fun. Once we got on the bus and left the parking lot, I announced we would be going to FAYETTEVILLE.

Stop #1: Check out our handsome hosts.

These are the owners of Back N The Day. They have everything... it was a pretty day, so a lot of their wares were outside.

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After we picked through everything and loaded back on the bus, they came out to thank us for shopping and gave us little grab bags. GET OUT!!!! That was the sweetest part of the day.

They know how to make a bunch of girls feel special. You will also notice that they buy as well as sell. Consider reaching out to them if you have some items to unload!

Off to the next stop...

I loved these Parisian watercolors.

I loved these Parisian watercolors.

I wanted this thing like nobody's business, but now that I only have 800sf and limited wall space, I had to leave it behind.

I wanted this thing like nobody's business, but now that I only have 800sf and limited wall space, I had to leave it behind.

Iryna racked up on smalls!

Iryna racked up on smalls!

Pair of awesome end tables for $65, I think!? Score!!!

Pair of awesome end tables for $65, I think!? Score!!!

The tiniest cobalt box with a bunny on top - not a chicken!

The tiniest cobalt box with a bunny on top - not a chicken!

A full set of glassware for $40? Load it up!

A full set of glassware for $40? Load it up!

This is a console table that UNFOLDS into a very large dining table. It came with leaves and custom table pads. What a find!

This is a console table that UNFOLDS into a very large dining table. It came with leaves and custom table pads. What a find!

A shout out to Tobacco Road Tours for setting us up with the bus and driver, Jimmy. Jimmy was the biggest help in loading all of our treasures... and safely carting us around all day!

We stopped for lunch at The Fried Turkey (holy moly.. delicious sandwiches and again, above and beyond service). And then it was back off to the races! More shopping!

Uh, now I think I need a bike to spray paint..

Uh, now I think I need a bike to spray paint..

Hello, pillow for $3.99!!!

Hello, pillow for $3.99!!!

Full bus, full hearts.

Full bus, full hearts.

Guys. It was THE. BEST. DAY. THE BEST DAY!!!! Watching everyone find things that made them sing out loud was so much fun! Picking trips are usually done solo, with limited food intake, for 12 hours, and they're work work work. FUN, but work. Yesterday, I was able to relax, hang out, sit down to eat, and laugh a lot... and we still made it to SEVEN shops and bought a TON! And we were home by 5:15. 

We'll do it again... I'm thinking late September/early October? Who's in?!?

Mom's Day

Confession: I don't know that I've ever given mom anything for Mother's Day, aside from a Sunday School craft. Unless you count college graduation, since that is always held on Mother's Day at Meredith College. "Happy Mother's Day, I present to you a grown child who is no longer financially chained to you!" Yeah, no. That's not a gift.

She deserves something this year, for sure. And your mom does, too. 

Some of my faves from around the shop...

1. Local art from Jane Cheek and Jennifer Pino.

From Jane Cheek

From Jane Cheek

From Jennifer Pino.

From Jennifer Pino.

2. Wine things... like these travel wine glasses and candles in wine bottles.

3. Jewelry from The Painted Pearl.

4. Picture frames! Stick a fave photo of you & mom and call it a day. Or frame your childhood art. Or google "poem for mom," pick one, hit print, and done. Options, y'all! You have options.

5. Candle sticks. Pineapples and monkeys are very on trend right now. I've got the hook up...

6. Does mama collect blue and white? We have a few big ginger jars...

7. Or for a little something, how about colorful cocktail napkins? If you want to go the extra mile, a monogram always adds a little something special. But if not, they're still precious!

Don't like any of it? There is more in store. Come see! And to all the mamas, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Thank you for being great moms EVERY day!!! Love to you all!