Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's new at High Point Furniture Mart!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I may have told you this before, my sister Kim owns two Lazboy stores.  She went to the furniture show at High Point, NC and came back with some insight on what's new and treny in home decor.  Talk about inspiration!!!!

Well, it turns out it's something that we bloggers already know about....  Shutters...chippy, worn, shabby shutters, vintage pieces and shabby furniture!!  Who knew!  Here's some photos she sent me....

My Sister came back so inspired that she did this in her hallway!
Don't you just love it!!

Oh, and by the way.....Gabby says hi!
Kisses to Charlie and Baby Kitty!!


Be sure and stop by Debra's blog and get inspired!


LuLu Kellogg said...

LOL, we already knew this was trendy, didn't we?
I used to LOVE going to High Point during the furniture mart!
I love that sweet kitty!


Sharon Wengel said...

Cool to know that we are right in with the upcomming trends .Or maybe we started the trends !

Petite Michelle Louise said...

awesome inspiration. mr.pml goes to the high point market too! i need to join him one day!

A Vintage Green said...

Nice to know that the 'trends' lean the shabby chic, vintage, etc. way.
- Joy

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I need me some shutters and I know just where to buy how to get the money is the question lol.

Great photos...LOL at us blog ladies setting the trends *love*


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I need to find me some old shutters! I had seen that somwhere and forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me. Love the chair makeover in your previous too; darling! Cute kitty!


Pamela said...

Gorgeous stuff Sissie!! I would love to find a place like that!!

Pamela xo

BonjourRomance said...

Great images Sissie, love that beautiful flower arrangement. Your sister's foyer looks good, she is onto the shabby look.
Hope you're having a fabulous week,

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like she had a fun visit! Thank you for the pictures. I love hearing this stuff from an expert! And I love her hall table!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Gabby...HI from Billie and Martin (My 2 "kids") Well how about that, I actually hear people all the time say "Is shabby still in?" Well, yes it is, those flowers are gorgeous!!


Judy said...

What inspiring photos. I love all the shabby chic.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous! I love that floral arrangement,too! So will we be seeing some shutters in your booth, Sissie? : )

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The furniture companies are learning from the bloggers!

Shelia said...

HI Sissieness! Oh, what fun this would be. We had some friends who owned a furniture in New Mexico and they asked us to go to furniture market with them and I wanted everything I saw!
Your sis did good with her pretty vignette. That little kitty is a doll!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Fishtail Cottage said...

What a beautiful store she has - of course you are sisters, you both have a taste fo beautiful things! Thank you for sharing! Love her store! xoox, tracie

The Feathered Nest said...

What a gorgeous peek Sissie!!! What a sweet sister to share it all with you too ~ I just love what she's done! Beautiful chippy love....xxoo, Dawn

Roselle said...

Oh such shabby charm! LOVE what your sister did with her shutters!

trash talk said...

I'll say shutters are hot Sissie. We took a boatload of 'em to Zapp and brought back 0! In fact...they were all sold the first 3 days. Thank goodness for chippy painted shutters!
P.S. Gabby...what big eyes you have!

NanaDiana said...

Love it when we beat the furniture STYLISTS to the door with a fad! lol Beautiful pictures, Sissie! xxoo Diana

Denise said...

Oh yummy! I for one just can't get enough of that look. LOVE your sister's shutters. Perfectly chippy!

CHERI said...

Gorgeous! Wish I could go shopping there. I am so in the mood for a change of style.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love it when 'our' ideas are seen in the retail market! Love the chippy shutters for sure. Tell Gabby that Charlie sends kitty kisses back. He is celebrating now that he is an 'Uncle' to a Tiger! hugs, Linda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

All these pics today just slay me!! I am sooo in love with the first one especially!

I spent the day babysitting my two little ones and had such a good time!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Karen said...

Well all I can say is "told ya so!". For all of us that LOVE this style - we knew it all along (ahem!) :)
Great shots! Nice to know we are ahead fo the "trends".
Thanks for sharing! Karen

Maureen said...

It's about time that they got with the program!


Isn't that funny? What begins in Blogland ends up on Main Street.


KATHY said...

Gorgeous stuff! I love it all.


Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

How fun that the marketplace is now taking its cue from bloggers...and you have to know its from bloggers because 'shabby' has been around for a long while.

Gabby looks like a stuffed animal in that shot. How adorable!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love the look in her hallway! Looks like the two of you have a lot in common...the love of decorating!~Hugs, Patti

Mari said...



Rhonda said...

These are absolutely delicious photos!!Love the floral arrangement.
Sister is talented too!

Kim B said...

Everything looks just beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kim

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sissie!

Isn't it fun to think that we have the inside scoop to what's new?! I was just thinking I see styles on blogs before I even see them published. Love the inspiration your sister brought back. She did a great job of layering her entry. Love the old chippy shutters paired with the mirrors.

Hope you have a great up and coming weekend!

KarenSue said...

Copy Cats! Bloggers are amazing!

Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
I do believe bloggers are the trend setters! Fun to see what is "up and coming" in the design world. I love what your sister created in her hallway with the shutters, a great idea!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

oh wow, I'd love to go to HighPoint. Loved the photos she sent you. Kudos to her for wanting to stay up on what's new. her entry table and vignette are gorgeous. love those chippy shutters!!! Thanks for linking up Sissy. Kitty kisses to all the fur babies!! xoxo Debra

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We think that the mfg.s are really paying attention to blogs! We've noticed a lot of chippy, shabby pieces from our vendors....of course they are WAYYYY overpriced - better to do it ourselves!! Missed ya lately, we have finally gotten taxes done - yea!! So we can play :) Hope you have a fantastic weekend Sissie!!
Karla & Karrie

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love the Styl'n Report... So Happy to hear that Shabby & Chippy like the Shutters & Stuff are Still in Style~ even if it wasn't, We're Not Gonna Change.... Have a Great Weekend

Riet said...

Gorgeous new stuff Sissie en I love the trend. The vase with different flowers and tulips is awesome. Really beautiful.
Have a nice weekend

Sonia said...

I love old shutters and doors..such great character and look great anywhere in my opinion! How great she got to go to Market!! Great post!

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