Local flavor – don’t miss it!

IMG_9349Home.

With this view, we honestly don’t need anything more, but my vintage soul simply loves to decorate so off I go on my hunt as we continue what has become our “constant” re-do project for the last 13 years!  And I want to share my finds with you, because I’m a huge believer in shopping local!

Let’s start with my finds from Gravy, located on Main Street in Brevard….IMG_1617This gorgeous antique table was a “stop, turn around, purchase” find.  We really haven’t started our bedroom renovation yet, but I know I want a sitting area in the corner by the window so I’m happy to start with this piece.  And interestingly enough, the lamp came from Gravy years ago (thanks Sandy and Alicia)!  Still a mainstay in our home.  The enamelware pitcher came from Country Creations….not just a florist!  And the pillows?  From Burlap & Lace!

IMG_1620I could be embarrassed to show you our rustic orange counter tops, but at least I’m working with them in this vintage-styled home!  I have tried so many utensil vessels and finally found this piece (also from Gravy).  In fact, some of the utensils came from there as well!

IMG_1613The last Gravy find of late was the sign (I actually purchased this one from The Tin Roof, but the artist has relocated to Gravy)….you really should check out this local favorite spot!

Now for more about Country Creations, located on S  Broad Street in Brevard.  Sheila McCall, owner, opened up booth spaces in her floral shop years ago, and I was blessed to have one of my first spaces there.  I make her shop a weekly stop as well, so let me show you why…IMG_1783Sheila has some amazing vendors.  The platter came from Stephanie’s Creations, the booth that is located in the window space there.  And to let you in on a secret, when my foot was broken, I was blessed to find Stephanie for so many reasons.  I began purchasing some of her painted pieces for Burlap &  Lace, as I was unable to paint myself for about 5 months and her style was so similar to mine that I couldn’t pass her work by.  (To be honest she paints better than I do!)  Stephanie will be bringing more of her English Style to Burlap & Lace beginning in May, as she will be styling one of the upstairs rooms for me!  Please stop in both here and Country Creations to see her work….I’ll be surprised if you don’t take a few of her pieces home with you!IMG_1740.JPGUnderground Salvage is another “must go” stop and shop place for me.  The bench came from there….perfect indoors or out!

IMG_0997 (1).JPGThe door was another Underground Salvage find….perfect to cover a doorway in our home when company is visiting and we want to block off the bedrooms from the den area.  Still need to go back there to find the perfect hardware for the handle!

Now I want to move from my home to Burlap & Lace and let you see some of the “local finds” that you will enjoy when you come shop here!

Springtime has come to the mountains, despite those departing March winds that still want to linger!  It’s time to get your porch spruced up after the winter months….wicker is back in, in case you haven’t heard, and I have rocking chairs, settees and tables….all perfect for both your indoor and your outdoor spaces.  Toss a chenille pillow on the chairs and you’re set!

As those flowers start popping their blooms, be ready with unique vases on hand to receive them.  Enamelware always makes blooms seem more vibrant, as the white accents any flower.  Why not take home this most unusual twisted iron vase?  Inside glass tube comes out for ease in washing.

Just a few more ideas for your spring flowers above….and until they actually start their show, try a few artificial ones!

Spring also makes me think of birds, young love, porch entertaining and …. yes, another way to display those blooms! (Can you tell I love flowers?!?)

While setting your table, think of creative ways to display your cloth napkins for your guests and your dinnerware prior to and after serving….the above rack is an old record holder!  Another fun way to display is by using an old spring or garden rake….IMG_1839As you can see, shopping local can be beneficial as well as FUN!  Can’t wait to see you next time you’re out and about locally shopping  Brevard!  Until then,

~Blessings,

Connie

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One thought on “Local flavor – don’t miss it!

  1. What a fun post ! I loved being able to see your style inside your own home. I must stop in. I am home for a few days so maybe today????? Let’s see how the day goes! Thanks for the smiles this morning looking at your lovely designs.

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