Like many of you, I use the “do not disturb” setting on my phone & iPad. A girl’s gotta get some beauty sleep, you know? So when I woke up Tuesday morning to my Twitter notifications, I was pretty excited.
But was it too good to be true?
Only a week earlier we received an email at the shop about Design Camp. The email described the two-day opportunity to learn and network with some of the most respected names in design business; in all areas of the business. I mentioned to Dana that I thought it could be something good for us to do. Of course Money Lady responds with the “We’ll have to look at the budget” answer that she’s so good at. (That damn voice of reason; must we all have one??) Well it just so happened Dana was leaving the next morning for Mexico so we wouldn’t be able to go over it until she got back. I know, world smallest violin playing for Dana: Mexico, while we were freezing back here. I’ll give her this; she deserved it and yes, she had a blast. I’m thankful she came back.
Anyhoo, I saw on Twitter that Lisa Mende was giving away two free tickets on her blog Lisa Mende Design to attend this event. I thought what the heck, what do I have to lose? So I commented about one of the many speakers I’d be interested most in hearing. Well, let me just say, my luck is starting out on a high note in 2013, because I won the opportunity! I must admit, my first thought was I never win anything, it’s gotta be too good to be true. So I just kinda sat on it awhile until I got the message asking for all my details. So ladies and gents-
I’M GOING TO DESIGN CAMP! In Atlanta. At the end of the month. It’s a whirlwind, clearing schedules and making plans, but I’m so sure this is going to be such a worthwhile event! And luckily the budget thing didn’t have to play a big part in the decision. I can’t wait! If you’re curious about what Design Camp is all about or want to join me, check out the website here. My goals are to learn a lot, network and make new connections, and get motivated. Thank you over and over to Lisa Mende, Kelli Ellis & Lori Dennis! I look forward to meeting you all!
See you at The Fox!
Thank you for graciously Sharing Your Scout with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing how your Vintage Scout treasures look in your home. But there can only be one winner.
Jennifer L. shared this photo of the fleur de lis hooks she snagged at Vintage Scout. She is the lucky winner of her choice of a Delirium Candle or Cucina product.
Don’t let the end of the contest stop you from Sharing Your Scout. We love seeing how our lovlies look when they find new homes. Remember to use the #vintagescout. You can check out what’s new at Vintage Scout by following us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.
December is “Share your Scout” month.
Upload a picture of something you got from Vintage Scout Interiors or a room that the Scouts helped you with or even your favorite thing in our store or website.
Post it to our Facebook page, Tweet it, Instagram it, or Pin it to Pinterest, all with the hashtag #VintageScout .
At the end of the month we’ll randomly select one winner out of those who join in the fun to receive your choice of a Delirium Candle, a Cucina hand soap, or a Savon de Marseille lavender soap.
Don’t forget to include the #VintageScout. That’s how we’ll compile the list. Start sharing today!
Our intern, Rachel, recently took a quick weekend jaunt to Pittsburgh to attend a wedding. She came back raving about the museums she got to explore, so I asked her to share her excitement with you- via blog.
When you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA you will to have to allocate some time to stop by the Carnegie Museum of Art. Its. that. good. (especially if you are a furniture lover like me). When I read online that their furniture selection was taken out of storage in 2009 after being packed up for a decade, I was eager to hit the road, get my ticket, and get into that gallery!
- Standing in a corner of chair heaven.
The wall of chairs that greeted us was breathtaking. Is it weird that I would be completely okay with this in my own home? Probably, but I am a chair girl all the way. I find the many different styles on display inspiring.
- This funky metal chair peaked the interest of Christopher. He might approve of a wall of chairs in our home as long as they were all made of metal.
The anodized aluminum of this frame makes me swoon. Can’t you see this in your home with a great animal print rug underneath? Dreamy.
Gazelle Lounge Chair – Dan Johnson
Although chairs are my favorite, how could you not go gaga over this chest of drawers? What a fantastic way to repurpose worn out chests and capture a bit of furniture history. Each drawer is a different style which I find thought provoking. What would you store in there? I’m thinking this would be the perfect place to stash board games or Christmas tree ornaments.
- You Cant Lay Down Your Memories – Tejo Remy
BONUS I was literally jumping up and down with excitement when I realized that admission also included access to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Talk about natural beauties; the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems is stunning. The museum also claims to have more real fossils than any other museum, so if you love dinosaurs as much as you love design you are in for a treat!
- Gorgeous Minerals and Gems
Next trip we are going to have to stop by the other two Carnegie Museums, the Carnegie Science Center and Andy Warhol Museum. Have you ever been? What did you think?
This Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday
The 3rd annual Small Business Saturday is sponsored by American Express to give you an opportunity to support your favorite mom and pop stores and to give your local economy a boost as well as invigorate the neighborhood around you.
The Scouts are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to shop small!
So those of you in the Dayton/Cinci/Columbus area, when you shop small at Vintage Scout on Saturday, November 24th, we have a special offer for you.
For every $50 you spend here on Small Business Saturday, you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate good to use anytime in 2013!
And American Express has a little treat for you as well: enroll your card at ShopSmall.com and use that card to spend at least $25 in a single transaction at any participating small business (like Vintage Scout!). You will receive a one-time $25 statement credit from American Express. Make sure you enroll early; the number of enrollments is limited.
Most importantly, get out there and shop small and help make this the one of the biggest days of the year for all the small businesses across America.
For more information, visit ShopSmall.com
For this Monday’s Furniture Crush we knew we wanted to share a High Point find, but it was tough narrowing it down; we saw so many wonderful things. So we decided to bring you some of the unique things we found that we haven’t seen floating around out there amongst all the market photos.
If you must have a foosball table in your home, why not make it a piece of furniture? We had to practically fight off the guys playing it to get a photo.
Screen printed upholstered headboard, trimmed out with furniture webbing. Genius and gorgeous! This company also had huge floor pillows; all offered with a variety of images.
Bright colored metal furniture is virtually indestructible. Perfect for kids rooms.As always, if you are interested in any of the pieces we’ve shown, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Vintage Scout Interiors is your resource for innovative designs, unique finds and one of a kind pieces.
Day two here in High Point was filled with just as many if not more amazing finds as day one.
We started our morning at perpetual favorite, Design Legacy. Always inspiring. Always clever.
Next, we thought we’d check out a new upholstery line and really happy we did. CR Laine has so many wonderful fabrics paired with great frames. These are just a few that we loved.
We thought this vendor had a great color story.
How did the HPMkt Style Spotters miss these? Infatuated with these acrylic pieces from Four Hands. Not the least expensive things we saw, but wow, what a statement.
And then you know, the Scouts are always gonna have a little bit of fun. So after an awesome dinner at Lee Industries, we made our way to the main event back over in the middle of market. 80’s heartthrob Rick Springfield! Still looking and sounding good after all these years.
Gotta run, get ready and head out the hotel door for day three. Today we’ll spend the entire day inside the “big building”. Lots of vendors to see, so as always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see our favorite pics of the market.
We arrived in High Point, NC yesterday for the International Furniture Market and hit the ground running.
We stopped by our favorite lighting showroom to see what’s new and look at a few details for some clients.
We’re not sure why, but we were both lovin’ this print of a target.
Your Scouts are always on the lookout for what’s cool and new out there. We found Chris Bruning and Groovy Stuff. These peace signs are made from old barrels. Loved his line!
Of course we had to get ourselves a little treat. A Glenda Gies handbag should do the trick.
Well, it’s time to get ready and get out there again. Day two and all it’s treasures awaits us. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter to get up to the minute peeks at what we’re seeing and doing.
Only three more weeks until the most anticipated event of the year at Vintage Scout Interiors…
our Fabulous French Flea Market!
We’ve got a lot to do in these last few weeks, including scouting for the most amazing finds to bring to you.
So guess what we did?
Road trip! We rented a truck and we are taking it on a jaunt down south to fill it up with loads of treasures to sell at the Flea Market.
Oh, so that’s where the blog title comes from.
Seriously though, you will not want to miss the premiere event here at Vintage Scout. This is our 5th year and we want to bring you some really special things. Let us know, is there anything special you’d like to see at the Flea Market? Is it pairs of chairs, industrial chic, or dishes? Is it vintage linens, art for your walls, or sideboards? We want to know. We aim to please (or as seen above, we just aim and shoot!)
Fondly, Thelma & Louise, aka Dana & Debbie
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 35 years since The King died. I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news; can you?
Elvis’ beloved home, Graceland, is the third most visited private home in the U.S.; only the White House and Biltmore Estate host more tourists. It is still furnished exactly as it was the day Elvis died. As fans flock there tonight to pay homage to one of the greatest musicians of all times, (and because this is an interior design blog) let’s take a look at his famous home. I thought it might be fun to take a room from Graceland and wonder what it might look like now if E were still alive.
Here is the Billiards Room of Graceland:
This room has 350 yards of fabric pleated and upholstering the walls and ceiling. No small feat for his designer, Bill Eubanks. I hope a spark doesn’t fly out from that fireplace!
Here are a few billiards rooms I can imagine Elvis using for inspiration if he were alive and redecorating today.
Could you see any of these billiards rooms at Graceland? Which one is your favorite? Would you have any of these rooms in your own home?
Our own “Ode to Sunshine”, commonly known as the Vintage Scout playlist
- Like A Star– Corinne Bailey Rae
- Turning Tables– Adele
- New Soul– Yael Naim
- Ho Hey– The Lumineers
- Hospital Beds– Cold War Kids
- Intro– The Xx (actually anything by them)
- Last Night– The Strokes
- The Seed 2.0– The Roots
- Hold On– Alabama Shakes
- Thin Line– Honey Honey
- Streetwalker– Delta Spirit
- Daydream in Blue– I Monster
- Shake It Out– Florence & The Machine
- December– Nikki & Rich
- Lights– Ellie Goulding
- Mr. Bright Eyes– Rebecca Ferguson
- New Slang– The Shins
- Cold December– Matt Costa
- Finally Moving– Pretty Lights
- Some Boys– Dom
- Come On & Move Me– Monarchs
- Please Don’t Lead Me On– The Sheepdogs
- Wild Horses– The Sundays
- Broken– Lauren Hoffman
Because music is as much a part of your home as beautiful furnishings.
Congrats to the newest Scout kiddlet to graduate high school; Dana’s son, Connor.
Connor will be attending West Virginia University in the fall and studying engineering. He’ll also be carrying on the family tradition as an ROTC cadet. Join us in wishing Connor the best of luck in his collegiate career. Go Mountaineers!