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High Point Wrap Up

Wow, where does the time go? We’ve been so busy here at Vintage Scout, that it’s been almost a month already since we attended the High Point Furniture Market. Sarah and I came back inspired by all the wonderful new things we saw. Let me share a little of it with you.Bowl

Brass is back whether you want to believe it or not. I love it! It’s not the tacky brass you’re remembering from cheap hardware and light fixtures. Lee_Dining_Chair

The details on this Lee dining chair are fabulous.Lee-Stools

And these fur & lucite stools? GAH!!!!!!Loop-Stools

More stool cuteness.Mitchell-Black

I fell in love with Mitchell Black and their modern way of displaying art. Stanley

Stanley’s new collection inspired by midcentury modern is fantastic! You’ll see brass again here in the desk base.Vanguard-Stool

It was our first time visiting the Vanguard showroom and we were not disappointed.Wearstler-Vis-Comf

If you follow along on Instagram you saw we met Kelly Wearstler. She was at market promoting her new line of lighting and it is amazing! It will be available next summer, and yes, you see brass again.

There was so much more! I always feel like attending market is so important as a designer. It keeps our interiors fresh and evolving. It is motivating and inspiring. It is so important to know what resources are available as each client’s style and taste is different. If you’d like to update your space with the newest and coolest, give us a call- we’d love in inject your home with some of what we saw and experienced.

Highlights of Scout Day Two At Market

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.

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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.

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We thought this vendor had a great color story.

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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.

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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.

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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.

High Point- Day One Wrap Up

We arrived in High Point, NC yesterday for the International Furniture Market and hit the ground running.

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We stopped by our favorite lighting showroom to see what’s new and look at a few details for some clients.

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We’re not sure why, but we were both lovin’ this print of a target.

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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!

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Of course we had to get ourselves a little treat. A Glenda Gies handbag should do the trick.

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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.

Scott Antique Market

I was so excited to find out that the Home Furnishings Market here in Atlanta would coincide with a Scott’s weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Scott’s, held every 2nd weekend of the month, is one of the best flea markets in the country. A great designers resource. Last time I was here I saw Paula Deen. (No, I didn’t get a photo. I just smiled at her with that “I’m polite and I’m just gonna let you shop” look; even though I was desperately wanting to know what she was buying and become her best friend and go eat some butter with her. Sorry, I digress…) But I won’t make you all feel that way. Here’s a little look at some of the things I saw and am bringing back to Vintage Scout.

The first thing I saw when I walked up was this wonderful vintage poster from the Paris store, Deyrolle. Deyrolle is THE place for taxidermy and curiosities. Shout out to Fifi, this is specially for you; as I know that is one of your favorite places. It was framed very well, but I passed on it.

There was nothing old about these tables, but I really was drawn to this one. The base is that wrought metal with a rusty finish that you tend to see in garden ornaments. I’d probably paint it or gold leaf it. The top was a beautiful honed & filled limestone. Coffee tables are not very conducive to having in the shop, but I more than likely would have made an exception for this one. Alas, the vendor was gone from his booth and the guy manning it didn’t know the price. Oh well…

I turned a corner and there was this pouting little boy staring up at me. Oh my gosh, he looks like someone just took his favorite toy away. What a face! They always have wonderful vintage paintings at Scott’s. But I had just bought three new pieces of artwork for the store yesterday, so I knew we wouldn’t have wall space for Precious. So instead I bought a vintage Little Lord Fauntleroy book along with some others. Every home should have old books, don’t you agree?

If this pair of vintage Italian plaster mirrors doesn’t go to a client (hanging over matching nightstands) they’ll come back for sale in the store. Gorgeous, right?

It’s well known I love taxidermy. So you know I had to get a shot of this cougar just chillaxin on the sofa. No chance of it coming back to Dayton. It’s also a well known fact that Dana doesn’t love taxidermy as much as I do.

There was a lot of painted furniture. We often like to find our own pieces and then have them painted. However, our painter moved away, our shop is empty, and I have to say, this particular vendor did a great job, so I bought this piece already painted. It’s a smallish three drawer chest with a pull out shelf. The little tray detail along the top back and sides is great. This is a piece that would fit a multitude of places in a home. And if you are in the Dayton area and happen to know someone who would be willing to paint and fix up furniture for us for a REASONABLE fee, give us a call.

All in all it was a successful trip. Please contact us if you’d like information on any of the items seen here. Several other little gems will be making their way back to Vintage Scout as well. Stop by next week to see what we have or check the shop here on our site.

 

Atlanta Market

Hi y’all! I’m doing a quick breeze through the Atlanta Home Furnishings Market.

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Picking out a few things for the store and finding some goodies for clients. Here’s a little sneak peek of what was out there today.

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I love this lamp. Yes, I love lamp. Does anyone else out there feel the same?

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What an amazing pattern on this oversized chest. Its 55″ wide and 48″ tall. A statement piece if you have a home for it.

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Lots of bling and sparkle. Ooh la la

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I’ve got the perfect placement for this bench in mind. Now I’ve just got to make it happen.

There’s more to come, but for now I’ve got to lay my little head down to rest because tomorrow’s another big day. You see it’s off to Scott Antique Market to scout for more treasures. If you see something here you’re interested in, give us a call 937.312.9461 or email info@vintagescout.com for more information. And be sure to visit our website and shop at www.vintagescout.com

PS: Blogging for the first time from my new ipad. Playing with instagram, too. So forgive any boo boos and if you have any helpful hints for me, feel free to leave them in the comments.

These Little Scouts Went To Market

We’re finally home from North Carolina, and barely had a chance to breathe. Here’s the last of our market round up and some of our rants and raves about High Point International Home Furnishings Market

Saw this great photograph of Barbie and Ken. The vendor promised to send us more information on the artist. He does a series of these.

Awesome reproduction sign will be in the studio this December. Other signs included “Drive In” and an arrow. We are also getting a lit Eiffel Tower.

What a fabulous swing arm lamp. We visited one of our favorite vendors, Visual Comfort, to see what was new. Not disappointed! Make sure to call us for your lighting needs; we’ve got the best sources!

This was the feel good story of market. A line called “Goods Made Good”. Goodwill industries of Wisconsin employing people to make construct ah-maz-ing textiles from mens shirting and suiting that didn’t sell at the Goodwill store. We loved it and ordered some pillows for the shop. We know you will love it too!

On to rants and raves: Snaps to the people that put on the market. It was well run and the transportation was timely and dependable. More snaps to the restaurants both in the market and the outlying areas. We had really good meals. And best of all, we met some really great people. It is always fun to network with designers and reps from other parts of the country. OK, now for our rants. Hotels: the consensus is hotels in the area are overpriced and not so great. Just a thought: there are probably several dozen designers who would barter some work for a stay at market. Our other gripe is vendors and reps who think they are just too good for the people they don’t recognize. You have no idea who we are and what we might become someday. Yes, we might write smaller orders than some of the “whoody whos”; but that’s today. Treat everyone with respect. Seriously, what’s the fun of having a blog if you can’t jump on the soap box every now and then?

We are looking forward to new merchandise coming in soon! Stop by soon or if you’re not in the area, check out our new online shop

Day Two- High Point Market

Another fun, successful day, exploring at market. So far, I think this is my favorite find. Acrylic antlers. Hot, hot, hot!

 

We had a little mini love affair at Bobo. Check out this dining table. Also available in round.

 

Planters from reclaimed wood, again from Bobo.

 

We are racking our brains where we can place this sconce from Bobo. It is amazing.

 

This is the kind of taxidermy Dana approves of. We love the bull. Once again, Bobo.

 

We found a great new source for some nice priced chandys and tables. 

 

We noticed a trend toward deep seating. Seems every new chair or sofa sat a little deep for shorties like us. Hi Edith Ann!

 

Removable and repositional temporary wallpaper. Perfect for apartments or those of you afraid to commit.

 

Lots of antiques to look at here. This vintage train seat was really fun.

As soon as we post this, we hop the shuttle for another day of discovery. We come back to the hotel each night completely exhausted, but there is so much to say about the inspiration we draw just from being here. We’re excited to get back to the Store and start designing! Stay tuned…

Our Favorite Market Finds- Day One

Woo Hoo, We’re at High Point this week, home of the largest home furnishings market. Wanted to share some of the fun things we’ve seen so far.

We love this stone table in the foreground of this picture. Indoors or out. In the background is a large basket with French stenciling. It would be a great laundry hamper. Think we’ll be bringing these back to the shop.

Pretty sure you know about our infatuation with Jonathan Adler. Sink your teeth into this shark. Every week can be Shark Week if you had this.

We saw lots of green. And not wimpy green; good green. Like the color of life green. We might be spending some green on some green.

Here’s Dana signing our life away on our new pillow line. Seriously, you will love these linen pillows and poofs. You can design your own with different colors of linen, trim and personalize with a monogram.

There was a chorus of angels singing when I saw this fixture. I believe it may be going over an island in a cabin. True Love!

 

We both immediately thought of Fifi when we saw this moss installation at Natural Curiosites. One of our favorite vendors we saw yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, after dinner and drinks at our upholstery vendor, Lee, we headed back to catch our shuttle to the hotel. An oldie but goodie was playing at the concert series, so we got to hear Starship (sans Grace Slick- so does that really count?) They sounded good and we jammed to some “Find Your Way Back” before actually finding our way back to our hotel and collapsing for the night. Stay tuned for more of the Vintage Scout Market Experience.