Wednesday, October 26, 2011

To Market, to Market

Sorry this post is delayed. Had a million things to do upon my return on Monday, and basically spent all of yesterday at my kids' school or at an after-school activity. So, where to begin? Kristen and I had so much fun at High Point. Saw a bajillion things, met some nice people and walked a million miles. Without further ado, here's just a smattering of what we saw in more or less the order we saw it. This may require a few posts.

The first vendors are basically lighting and accessories manufacturers that have a few small tables and casegoods thrown in . . .



 Thought these two looked very Dorothy Draper-esque.
Liked this leggy table. Very elegant.

 Lots of wood and gold and gold wood at the Phillips Collection.

Who doesn't need a black sheep in their living room? It can speak volumes about their family history.

Some cool pieces from Global Views:




And possibly one of my favorites in the accessories arena - Made Goods. Just look at all the faux shagreen goodness.



These shagreen trays about killed me! Oh, how I wanted to take them all home.

Then I spied this malachite tray, and I think my heart skipped a beat.

 Next up, Serge De Troyer for some interesting focal point pieces . . . 



Kind of liked the vibe in this place . . . 





They had the whole French/Belgian linen thing going on like SO many others did, but they seemed to infuse theirs with more cleans lines and interesting textures. So, I gave them props for that.

And the rugs, my God, the rugs. These were all over the place, and I loved them so. Wish I could've fit one in my carry-on.
I believe they called these sari rugs. They are made of silk in ikat patterns and are so gorgeous. Maybe in my next life.
Okay, so I still have a ton more to show you, as well as share some fun stories re: who I met (hint: her initials are MM), but I'll be back with more tomorrow. Your eyes probably hurt from all the beauty.


18 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

I was just by here earlier today checking on you...lordy those rugs are good. can any ole bloggin' gal get into market or do you need special credentials?

just to let you know, I can't sign in to comment on your blog unless I change browsers. some folks might be having the same issue. If you switch to "pop up" comment format, it eliminates any problem.

donna

Jen said...

Wowzers!! Lot's of awesomeness happening there! That last rug is insane!!!!

alison@MLHP said...

OK, I'm as green as that malachite with envy that you got to go! Is it just me, or did all the blogging and tweeting hashed HPMKT make it seem like you were a NOBODY if you weren't there?
(Sour grapes, aren't I ;)
Anyway, can't wait to see what else you have in store for us, and there better be some good juice on MM!
ag

bluehydrangea said...

You met Mary didn't you?? Did you tell her i love her and want her jewelry? Can't wait to hear more. Glad your back...I was getting worried.

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Those rugs are gorgeous!! Love the colors. I'd be afraid to walk on them though -- spoil the prettiness :)

My Interior Life said...

Thanks everyone. And thanks, Donna, for the heads-up on my commenting issue. I changed the settings as you suggested so let's hope that fixes the problem.

Danika Herrick said...

Oh all that gold and white is driving me nuts. I'm so hung up on that combo right now. Love that table with the white top and gold legs as well as almost everything else there!

Amanda Hill said...

Oh that gets me all excited! I go to Vegas market in January....oooo there is such good stuff!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I need to save all these pics for inspiration. My fave is the gold and wood. Love.

A Perfect Gray said...

yay! easy to comment now - and thanks for your e-mail...donna

SHERRY HART said...

Mighty good eye candy!!!

Ashley said...

Pure gorgeousness! So, it looks like brass, chic trays, and lucite are here to stay (LOVE that lucite trunk!). And don't even get me started on that "leggy table"...it's like something straight out of a Tim Burton movie, and I mean that in the best possible way!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Holy cow did you meet Mary Mcdonald? Staying tuned - glad you had a good trip, Kathy!

nkp said...

I'm in agony. That gilded wood is killing me. Amazing stuff. More.Please.Now.

Emily | Recently said...

I think my favorite is the lucite trunk, but it's all brilliant. Ugh, I'm so jealous! At least I can live vicariously through you Kathy!

ModFruGal said...

wowsers...so much to love!

Melissa Crochet said...

Looks like you had an amazing time and glad to know gold is everywhere! We need to get together soon...

Jessie said...

Love so many things in there! The lucite trunk table, the light fixture, the leggy tables and the trays are some of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com