Monday, October 20, 2014

Highlights from my last day at Market

My girls at The Barn on Sweetwood introduced me to the gents at Madcap Cottage and I got to see their design laboratory (swoon!) 

I met William Finks and was delighted to purchase one of his pieces. You may recognize his outrageously clever candlesticks from the Anthropologie catalog.

And it was a happy accident I stumbled into Soicher Marin where I met Ed Soicher who is *the* guy who discovered the Mennonite drawings on ledger paper that inspired me so and that I yammered on excitedly about a few weeks ago. A great way to spend my last day in High Point!

Day 2 at Market

Day 2 proved to be just as fascinating. You can find *anything* here, like this French litter basket (which had my name all over it so I had to get...)

Colorful vintage kantha quilts from India cover these hat boxes. The riot of color is stunning!

This is a collection of pressed botanicals with accompanying descriptions in French! Look for these in the store soon.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

High Point Market

Drove down to High Point, NC to the Antique & Design Center where my girls from The Barn on Sweetwood have a spectacular space! So many beautiful things, my head is spinning! Going back in the morning!

GOT IT! Look for these beatiful 19th century French pages in the store soon!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Art of Lettering

Back to work at the store today, I was inspired by the latest issue of Uppercase magazine to put together a collection of pieces that celebrate the art of hand-lettering.

I've got pen nibs and dip pens and booklets about lettering. If hand-lettering is your thing, I've got you covered!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The rest of the story

Here are some detail pics of my space and products. Not sure which I like more...making things or displaying them!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Neglected...but for a good reason!

Four times a year I participate in a pop-up boutique called Chick's Picks in Sterling, Virginia (so four times a year The Paper Flea Market feels a little neglected) It's in my friend's home but it's far from a home show. It truly is a boutique with hundreds of unique vintage hip products.

For the last few years, I've had spaces to share with a friend. This year, I've been given the opportunity to single-handedly transform the garage of the home into my own space. Fun!

Here's a before ...

And here's a little peek at after (I'm finishing up today...)

If you're local, please stop by. And bring a friend. There's one central check out, credit cards are accepted and there's no sales pitch!

20757 Parkside Circle, Sterling, Virginia

Thursday, September 25, 2014