CURRY AND CO WAREHOUSE SALE





Hope everyone had a swell weekend.  My husband was flying so my sister came [she only lives 25 minutes away ] and spent the weekend with me.  One of the things I did was clean out my closet.

Not the whole thing......let's not get crazy.  Just the jean section.  Yep, I hauled them all onto my bed and proceeded to start trying them on to see what goes and what stays.  I am pretty much done with the ones that have about a 3" rise....the ones that show half a butt crack when you bend over.  WHO started that trend anyway.  I mean we aren't plumbers.

After about an hour I decided that all jeans without some stretch in them had to go also.  I don't need anything cutting off my circulation and then still feeling that way after 20 deep knee bends.

Also eliminated were any that had to be worn with a heel higher than 1 inch.  Probably not gonna wear them either.  It KILLS me to admit this but I just feel dorky in heels....like I am going to fall over or trip.  AND...I have.

All of this info leads me to a point...I needed a jean overhaul.  Which is about as fun as doing taxes in my opinion.  Not quite as bad as bathing suit shopping....

And I am not going to fall to the trend that you need a hundred styles of jeans and now of course in every hot color.  You can lose 20 lbs just trying them on....it's work.  So after the great search of July 2012, from 250.00 to 70.00....I finally settled on some good old jeans from the Gap.  Basic....blue denim....stretch.....cheap [and cute I might add].  Done.

Let us move on.

Hopefully you have heard of Currey and Co.  They are a lighting company based here in Atlanta.  Started in 1988 by Robert B Currey as a purveyor of historic garden furnishings.  The lighting came about in the 1990's and well....the rest is history as they say!

In May they had a GIANT  warehouse sale.  In case you think they have these once a year or something.....NO.... I believe this was the second one ever.  And let me tell you it was huge and chock full of deals.

I went the first day and wish I had gotten there right when the doors opened.  The prices were incredible....


It was 5 times as big as this picture.  Rows and rows of lamps...mostly priced at $24-$36......chandeliers, mirrors & garden furniture. YES...you read that right.


Millions of gorgeous lamps.  Can you see the price of these...$36.

That is cheaper than Homegoods.

I think this chandelier was like $75 or something.

It started on Wednesday and on Sat afternoon they were slashing prices as low as $15 to $5.  Uh huh.

There was a whole section of lampshades...millions....for $10 to $15.
It was torture.  I wanted to buy everything
 

See this little cutie?  I stalked the girl who had it in her cart for hours thinking maybe she would put it back.  She said she was keeping it and then proceeded to smile real big every time she saw me......kind of in a "mean girl" way.
Pretty blue and brass.  When I first got there I was loading up my cart like a shopping spree at Costco's.  After I came out of my daze...I knew I could not go home with 50-60 lamps.  Ridiculous.

The also had a few pieces of furniture.  Look at these bad boys.

And this.

It was unreal.  Everyday they put out new merchandise.....it was the motherload of warehouse sales.

I got 2 incredible lamps for my LR at the price of $50.00 for BOTH!  Could. You. Die.

And I already sold my old ones.  Moonwalking.

A commenter asked about the name of this yellow and blue fabric....it is Brunschwig & Fils Monsoon Floral and Linen Cotton Print/Caton Blue/Soleil.  The stripe is Kravet/Cap Deluca.  The Blue floral is Kravet/Ketene-5.  The yellow is Duralee 72050-66.  The green toile is Robert Allen: Sweetbay Spark/Laurel.  The blue geometric is Groundworks GWF-3003-15. The green velvet is Kravet/Versailles-E26914.  There you have it.

Also...I am happy to say that I sold Haley's paintings!!!  So excited.

Gonna be a good week....The Mart is starting, Scott's [I will be working there on Friday in the North building...more details in next post] and a party at Huff Harrington co-hosted by Ally of From The Right Bank


That is a busy week for Sherika!




44 comments

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, that sale looks amazing. I would have loved to be there. So many pretty things. Hugs, marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wish I had known about that sale. I would have been in lamp heaven for sure. It would have been very hard to choose.

PURA VIDA said...

I am so glad my closet is but a little red can

michele said...

i have got to make a trip to scott's just to hug you.

talk about mean girl lamp tramp!

and the jean drama. every girl knows this pain. i'm a little person, and i can vouch that lowrise jeans only begin to look acceptable at 94lbs. so i'm not sure why we even bother. also. can we talk back pocket size? why on earth would designers ever slap anything but a big ol pocket on them? when the pockets are little (for monkey sized hands)our butts look huge. on to over-embellished jeans: do flat bottomed women actually believe they look like JLO when they sport flaps on the A$$pockets cuz omg no.

those curry prices are unbelievable, and the brown lamps look like the annie selke scramble fabric i have used here!!

i'm out.

smiles.

michele

My Interior Life said...

I would have been in so much trouble at that Currey & Co. sale. I am SO jealous!! You are gonna be one busy lady. Can't wait for the updates!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

sherry - i am dying, literally dying, over those two lamps in the second pic, white with blk circles. i need them. any way you can go back for them and charge me a finders fee? lol. looooove.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Two things (sure)...jean shopping falls right between bathing suit shopping and new car shopping. Just kill me now.

Also, when I scroll through your posts my head has a running commentary that you almost always repeat verbatim. Brainshare.

And LAMPS! I think 50-60 sounds ultra normal.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

What can I say, I would have been in Heaven at the Curry and Co Warehouse Sale.
Jeans,oh well, they are hot, uncomfortable, and boring...but we wear them? I have a stack,just keep wearing the dark ones in the winter and the light colored ones in the summer. Will the cycle ever stop.
Patty

Kim said...

Okay, I am feeling a little neglected about the Curry Sale ... where was I ... how come I didn't know??? Ahh, and I have only 2 pairs of jeans in my closet right now because they are the only 2 that fit and I get so frustrated trying to find new ones that don't make my butt look too big that I have refused to buy. I'll be trekking to the Gap!!

Junell said...

The Currey & Co sale for me would be like the Running of the Brides @ Filene's Basement Wedding Dress Sale. Would KILL to go. Crazy jealous....

Simply LKJ said...

I am with ya...jean shopping (and bathing suit) ranks right up there going to the dentist!! Actually, I iike my dentist better. Wish I'd know about THAT sale!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Unbelievable...I would have traveled the 5 hours just to be there!!...Love Curry and Co...How may we find out about future warehouse sales?....I would definitely make the trip!!...Awesome things.....

lizziefitz said...

Sherry, I feel faint! I don't know how you made it out of there without a uhaul??? Do tell what Gap jean won you over , I will check them out for sure. I love my gap tee shirts this summer , perfect length and weight :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Currey & Co. has the very best lighting. Next time, give us a heads up on the warehouse sale. Definitely worth the drive down from Chattanooga. My hubby got me some jeans last Christmas with some elastic and they're so comfy, but I still love my old fashioned Levi's!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Sherry you are killing me. All of those lamps and only two hands! I was in heaven just from the pics, I can't imagine having been there in person. Can't wait to see the ones you picked!

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

I actually got a little chest pain looking at that sale and wanting to be there so bad. I cannot believe those prices. Seriously, next time I have to find a reason to plan a trip to ATL. Amazing!

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

I am in serious pain looking at all the goodies from the warehouse sale!!

Nichole Loiacono said...

Good grief! I am soooo jealous. Oh, I would be soooo broke if I was there though. I would have no self-control.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Thanks so much for posting about the party! You're coming, right? It's going to be so much fun. And what a coincidence I just wrote a post about my Currey sale lamps. It'll go up later in the week. :)

Interior Design Musings said...

Ok, I'm green at the moment over that lamp sale! Was not in the loop on that one. PS: the moonwalking comment made me laugh out loud, friend! M.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Massive lamp-shopping envy! I'm desperately trying to convince my husband that the bedside lamps in our bedroom that are a year old are the wrong scale (which they totally are) and that we need new ones. It's not going well.

I've also settled on Gap jeans as the "best" ones, super easy and I can keep re-buying online if I need to!

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Marianne said...

I cannot get over that sale! I would have gone absolutely crazy there!!!

charmaine said...

Are you kidding me?! So jealous! I admire your restraint.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Wowza! And it didn't look packed. I would have envisioned thralls of designers body checking each other out of the way...a kinda roller derby of the warehouse sale!

Amanda said...

holy cracker-jack! You only came home with two!! You are a stronger woman than I am!!! Some women have a weakness for shoes & handbags, for me its lamps and pillows-for realz!!

pam {simple details} said...

Crazy, fun!! And, WHY did you only get two? I would have bet my life you'd leave with at least a dozen!

Acquired Objects said...

No more talk about blue jeans I have to go through mine...ugh, I have way to many to be considered normal! As for that lamp sale it ever happens again please let everyone know before the sale actually happens! I know, trade secret....;)

XX
Debra~

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Dang, wish I'd known about that lighting sale!! I'm in dire need of updating the lighting in my home. Sorry about the mean girl -- there's one in every crowd. :-)
xo Heidi

The enchanted home said...

How fun that must have been!!!!! Was it the good stuff or the remnants? Looks like they had a ton...love those kinds of sales!
Also lovin those gogeous fabrics!!

michele said...

and another thing!

stop by if you have a moment as i just posted a giveaway:
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

smiles to you.

michele

Holly said...

That is a crazy sale - I can't even believe the inventory and the prices. And what a fun event to have on tap for the week. Good call w/ the jeans too - I love my Gap jeans.

Lisa Mende Design said...

I thought about going to that sale now I wish I had! ooooh lala! Great stuff! and I'm like you my jeans need an overall. think i'll check out your gap jeans!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I am so jealous. I know that company, well. How many pairs of jeans did you actually keep? I hate jean shopping.

ODonDesign said...

I have a serious lamp addiction and I love Currey & Co. If I had been anywhere NEAR Atlanta during this sale my husband would definitely put me in design REHAB.....I am glad you made out great!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I really needed to go to that sale! I am such a spaz when it comes to lamps, I keep buying and dating them but ultimately it doesn't work out and they have to go back to the store. Laughing about your jean experience - it IS so much work to find a pair - exhausting!! Glad to hear the good old Gap came through for you!

Christy Davis said...

Wish I knew about that warehouse sale...gosh!! As always loved your post!! Have fun at Scott's (sad that I can't be there this month) and at the party!!!

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

Nancy said...

You have THE coolest stuff in Atlanta! I want to move there. You'd think in the nations capitol I would run into as much cool stuff, but no..too stuffy up here I suppose. Love the lamps !
Have a great week.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Carla Aston said...

I love Currey and Co. and you have a warehouse!!!! close by!?!!? Awesome. I'd be there once a week. Thanks for the peek.

Naz said...

OMG I would have felt that I'd died and gone to heaven had I be able to go to that sale. Lamps are a big weakness for me.

As for the mean girl, she reminds me of the biatch that took the bench (similar to the ones you posted here) just seconds before me at Jordan's Furniture clearance section in Avon, Mass. I'm still licking my wounds from it albeit it was a year ago. Ok, so I carry a grudge....

Karena said...

Sherry What a treasure trove of lighting!! I know I would have gone overboard and then, wow; to make decisions!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Kathysue said...

Sherry, OMG!! all those lamps I would have felt like a dog in the forest!! What a fun time!!! Can't wait to see what you bought!!
xo Kathysue

Missi at havoc-to-heaven.com said...

I have loved Curry & Co for years and am so bummed I was not at this sale. I want to cry!

Going to another lacrosse tournament so I am missing Scott's ... again! These damn kids are killing me!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Shoot...I wish I lived there. Scotts, Curry sales,what could a designer ask for!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Aaarghhh, why do you folks in the ATL have all the good ish! I mean seriously? That lamp collection was insane and the prices should be illegal. Don't even get me started on the furniture. Jeezus lady no idea how you excercised such restraint

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