Monday, February 14, 2011

Scotts and some fun....

I did manage to get to Scotts this month but you are going to be disappointed in my lame pictures.  I just did not see much that I was inspired by.  Some months it is like that.....BUT...I did meet Michele from My Notting Hill .  She had emailed me that she was coming in town for business and staying the weekend to  go to Scott's and some other wonderful stores in Atlanta.  I met her and her friend Anne on Friday morning for coffee.  

So much fun...talking design, magazines, and such.  I don't think there was a quiet moment.  I know I don't have to say this but how incredible is the "blogging world".....I can hardly put it into words how great it is to meet so many people who share the same passion as you!  I really wanted to hang out with them all day :)

THEN....I saw Dayka from Meditations on Life and Style.  After all of her trips to Scotts, she decided to set up her own booth this month.  We chatted for a while about how hard it is.  I remember when I did it, we got up at 4:30 in the morning to go get in line to unload.  They kind of give you a time and you sit there in your truck until they wave you in.  You are trying to set up and people are all in your face asking you how much things are.  You don't want to miss a sale, and you are trying to be polite BUT YOU JUST WANT TO GET SET UP SO YOUR BOOTH IS PRETTY!!!  Then you are exhausted.  Seriously it is the longest weekend and by Sunday afternoon you are like "WTF was I thinking...this is not that fun.  For real.  I'm done.  Never again.

I know that is what Dayka is thinking :)  She was still smiling on Friday though......

Here are the few uninspiring pictures that I got.  Don't hate me.  I will do better next month.  Since my favorite thing is pillows, let's just start there.


Love these.  Would look good in Angie's house but I would have to buy them and put them on CL and sell them to her really cheap.  Not a good plan for me :)

Green and blue...whose favorite colors are those?????

Yes...I do love this color and pattern....

Yeah baby...

More for me....

This I saw on Thursday and after I got home just could not stop thinking about it......Of course when I went back Friday morning to get it .....gone...
She is represented by Karen Orr out of Jacksonville.  Guess I will have to get her to do another one because I love her style.....

I love this piece...especially already painted....

And this one also...wonder what this base color is...such a great "french blue"...would go great with the picture and a few of the pillows.....


These just caught my eye....

And last....WHAT...last you say?  Yeah...told you I did not get that many pictures this month.  But these were cool and only $400 for the pair.  Not too bad for vintage plexiglass.  Although not in my budget right now.  Neither was the painting but I wanted that more I guess.....priorities.

OK...I forgot about this one.  I wanted to send it to the bachelor.  Since he likes bats and all....Is there a market for this stuff?  A shadowbox with a dead bat in it.  Somebody might want to tell him that he is at the wrong place to sell this sucker.

Spent the day with Angie on Sat getting all of her fabrics.  We did stay with the Duralee Ikat for the curtains and pillows.  Kind of a mix between both inspirations boards.  No orange...though.  We went to five thrift stores looking for a table to go in between her sofa and chair and found NOTHING...very discouraging.  So it needs to be round....28"across and 24"-26" high.  And of course....free would be good but under $75 would work for her.
Here is the deal about this house.  Angie and her husband actually bought it to renovate, furnish, and then rent.  They are going to be gone for a year or so traveling around the world.  They did this 10 years ago also.  That is why everything must be a deal.  So it is not just that she is miserly, stingy, parsimonious, tightfisted chintzy, and frugal but...... since they may only live there 6 months or so she doesn't want to spend too much $$$$$.

One more thing...What was up with Barbara Streisand's  dress at the Grammy's.  It looked like the curtains from Gone With The Wind.  I am usually not very critical of what people wear....cause I know I can have an off day every now and then......but seriously.....when you have money...you can have a stylist.  

A fun giveaway coming around the corner.....




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31 comments:

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

I can't take it anymore... I have got to visit Scott's one of these days. I am dying over everything, minus the bat! Now, I just need a plane ticket to Atlanta.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love it all except the dead bat! Round tables are a tough nut - I need one for a client with a kidney shaped sofa - seems impossible to find (a good one, anyway!)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I saw the pillows, but did not know how much they were. No tags and no one to ask. That was one thing that irritated me there. I didn't see any of the other stuff you showed. I'm not sure I saw the whole store. My sister is going to try and go with me next month.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I want all of those pillows! Seriously!

And what the hell is up with that bat?? Creeped me out!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

What is up with that bat? Oh my - it scares me! Everything else looks awesome - I have got to go down there sometime!

Heidiopia said...

See-- I come here to be entertained! Love to hear your progress on Angie's house... the journey is part of the fun, right? ;-) Agreed about Barbra's dress... ugh. A slightly bizarre night all the way around, I thought!

My Notting Hill said...

Sherry - It was great to meet you! How did I end up missing the bat in the shadow box - wow. I'm pretty sure the gray furniture you have posted is from a dealer near here in Frederick MD. Anne & I had a chance to chat with him and are hoping to check out his warehouse in the next month or so. Michele

charm home said...

It was great running into you and finally meeting you in person at Forsyth over the weekend! Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. xo, Cristi

eclecticrevisited said...

love all the pillows...and the gray painted furniture is sweet...very inspiring as I'm thinking of doing a room in those colors..(not 100% sure though, mostly just contemplating..)so fun to run into fellow bloggers, too....
sounds like it was fun..
maureen

Kathysue said...

Oh Sherry I was not disappointed in your pictures at all since I too am a pillow addict. I have a saying I have never met a pillow or a lamp I did not like!!! Happy Vday sweetie!!! May you feel nothing but Love today,KS

Lori said...

I love the artwork. Just beautiful! So sad I couldn't make it this time. It was such fun meeting you with Julie last month. I would love to meet you there some time and get your take on things! I love my green asian hall table and I have now made a list! My blog is days away from launch and I can't wait!!
Take care! Lori

Karena said...

Sherry I am always a little envioous when my blogger friends get together!!

The pillows look fab and I adore the painting.

Good job on the new projects!

I have a Valentines Greeting on my ste!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

You DO realize that you're turning Angie into some kind of urban legend, right? I hope she can handle the pressure.

Cathy Wall said...

OK, so I am enjoying the great pillows and visit to Scott's (whatever that is...)and then, what do I come upon but the BAT!!!! OMG, that is hysterical and funny to me personally not only for The Bachelor reference, (which btw what did you think of last night's show?)but because I have seen a few bats up close and personal, in my home, Yikes! Thankfully with the help of "Batman" my little problem has been taken care of, but why in the world, would someone frame one?
Thanks for the good laugh!

Cathy

Sarah Bragg said...

love everything! i'm hoping to make to scott's in march, but that may be around our move in date, too. was that big piece of furniture expensive?

lizziefitz said...

The pillow from picture belongs in my daughter's room. That is a fabric I have never seen? The little pleated corners , perfection. Thanks for sharing. If anyone knows the source I would be so grateful.

My Interior Life said...

You crack me up with that bat. Ewww. And yes, any of those blue and green pillows would look great in my daughter's newly designed blue and green room. Maybe they'll still be around next month? It took me a while to see that those lucite things were lamps. And I love those Vallerysthal blue goblets.

Can't wait for my Scott's meet-up with you. I hope I can live up to My Notting Hill. You'll probably meet me then decide I was so dull it didn't warrant mentioning. Ha.

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely finds! Those cushions are gorgeous! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

andrew1860 said...

Thanks for this lovely post! I love Scotts and have set up there since the early 1990's I need to go very soon. You are right it is a lot of work.

Angie said...

Had so much fun shopping with you this weekend! I love spending Stratton's money!

quintessence said...

What fun for you and Michele!! And I LOVE the painted furniture - both those pieces. And the long pillow and the opaline glasses!! May not have seemed like much to you but I think quite a few treasures!!

AnneHH said...

Hi, Sherry,
So fun to meet you at Scott's with Michele last Friday!! And, now I am so enjoying getting caught up on your blog posts--so much eye candy!! You have a beautiful aesthetic.
Definitely hope to see you when you come to DC.
Anne

Mandi Smith T said...

OK, chatted with a friend that still lives in Atlanta and she said the same thing about Scott's this time. She said I did not miss a thing (I was lamenting my inability to make that trip happen). But as always, Sherry, you manage to find the goods! great pillows. Maybe next month. I am still dying to actually meet you! Mandi.

designchic said...

The pillows are wonderful, and I adore the french blue chest!!

The enchanted home said...

Hi....love all the pictures but especially the gray toned pillows, the one with the deer is stunning! Second love all the painted furniture...my heart goes pitter patter when I think about the gorgeous room that could be created around those pieces...truly beautiful!
I am newish to blogging, having such fun...glad I found yours! Plesae visit mine, its about the building of our new home and my love for decor/design...would love you to visit and am doing my first giveaway, a gorgeous french chair!
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

P.S. I am new your newest follower:)

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

adore french blue! andlookie...so many adorable patterns in those pillows!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love it all, bat excluded. What a great shopping destination. I'm so envious!

Gretchen O. said...

so scotts's will have to be fabulous next month when I go (keeping fingers crossed) glad you went with ikat, was rooting for option #1. AND I am a green and blue girl thru and thru:):)

Val said...

I love those pillows!!!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

I'm so, so glad you came out and kept me company for a bit! I'll be posting my wrap up tomorrow, but I can tell you it's probably a "no-go" on me being out there next month!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Those colorful ikat pillows are gorgeous!
xx
Joanna