Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Love the One You're With

Confused by the title? Stick with me. First and foremost, thank you SO much to everyone who came to our Nashville Blogger Tag Sale this Saturday! Bri, ModFruGal, SquirrelPearl and I had a blast hanging out with old friends and meeting new ones.
Stole this photo from ModFruGal as I forgot my camera. Typical.
Also, thank you to all the Nashville bloggers who gave us a shout out on their own blogs including sweet Ceri Hoover of Cooper-Grey whom we had the pleasure of meeting on Saturday, and Kayce Hughes who is always so kind and supportive. Other bloggers on the scene included Melissa of the Insane Domain (who purchased some of Bri's fabulous art) and Kim Biggs of Kim Biggs Design (who purchased some of my fabric), both of whom I've had the honor of getting to know recently. All in all, such a fun (but exhausting) day!

Lots of people came out to see what we had to offer, and while I sold quite a bit, I made it home with a lot of stuff too (dolphin table, anyone?). So, I've got a new strategy - "Love the one you're with." Haven and Home has a series of this name where she features bloggers who are doing exactly that - working with what they've got and loving it. So, here's what I've got . . . a lot of rust and black.
Once again, please excuse my hot mess of a garage as a backdrop.
When I moved a lot of the pieces back into my garage that I didn't sell (or chose not to sell like the Mastercraft black lacquer credenza), I realized it all looked pretty good together. Rust and black emerged as the color palette with hints of green and white. New basement room direction? I think so.
The amazing samurai needlepoint juxtaposed with the rust velvet curtains that used to be in my dining room.

Oil painting with hints of rust.


Here are just a few rust and black inspired interiors to get my juices flowing . . .




Definitely some food for thought. Are you using what you've got and loving the ones you're with?

Thanks again for all the support on our Tag Sale. I've received so many emails asking how it went and asking about certain items. I even pre-sold one piece thanks to my preview pics (thanks, Amanda, your bird print will get to you shortly)!

12 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Kathy,
I can't believe the dolphin table didn't sell!! It is so fabulous!! Glad the sale was a success and I love your idea to use what you have leftover in your basement..can't wait to see it!! some of my favorite pieces didn't sell at our barn sale and they all found a place in my house!

SHERRY HART said...

I think it will be perfect to put the basement together with all of your treasures...sometimes those turn out to be the best rooms!

Amanda Hill said...

I want that gold bamboo piece! What an incredible find! Lucky!

Emily | Recently said...

Yes, yes, yes! That would be one fabulous room! Rust and black all the way!

ModFruGal said...

Hear hear! I unpacked a few unsold trinkets and are incorporating them in the house until the next sale. Fun day...looking forward to the Spring sale..bigger and better! Thanks for the space Matt and Kathy!!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I'm selling what I can on Craigslist and boxing everything else for the next if we do have another. I'm sure I will acquire more stuff for the next one. Yes the sale was fun, thanks again Kathy and Matt! I say use what you have for your basement, at least until you find what you really want.

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Kathy- Did you sell the painting of the lady or crane? (I think thats a crane?!) Let me know- might need them shipped to me :)...-Ann

nkp said...

I am zapped and pooped, but you certainly got my juices flowing. I think those things did not sell because they are meant to be yours. You will have the basement that all other basements will envy. I promise.

Haven and Home said...

As a Nashville native I wish I had come home for that! Thank you for the mention, I love all the items you are loving!

Erin said...

Um, rust and black? Hell to the muthereff yes. Add in some greens and golds and you have a winner.

ps: How could you not keep mastercraft? Some of the best made furniture on the planet. Trust.

Kendall said...

I've just stumbled on your blog and I'm so excited! I live in Nashville, too! I'm sad to have missed the tag sale...maybe next year? Can't wait to read more of your posts!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I know Erin's been on a rust kick too. IF you both like it, it must be the real deal. This is going to be one stylin basement!