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!

Market Report

Hi friends! I ventured out to Market on Sunday. The goal wasn't to buy stuff (but I did), or to see people (but I did). I just wanted to see what's new.

Your chinoiserie and rattan and bamboo favorites are going nowhere, so that's good. Your natural materials are still going strong. Industrial touches started to show up a little bit more than I'd previously seen. And BLUSH PINK was everywhere. EVERYWHERE! 

It's velvet, y'all.

It's velvet, y'all.

When I moved in to my first house in 2004, I painted the walls a blush pink and I loved it. Thirteen years ahead of my time! I'm slow to warm up to trends sometimes, and this is one that... as much as I love pink... might take me a minute. I could absolutely commit to some blush pink when it's hiding in a grand piece of art, like this one that just walked in the shop from local fave Jennifer Pino.

Tide Pools, 36x36 acrylic, gouache and pencil on canvas $300

Tide Pools, 36x36 acrylic, gouache and pencil on canvas $300