Follow Fall High Point Market With the Style Spotters

Soon it will be time for designers, buyers, and the media to descend once again on the furniture capital of the USA, located right here in North Carolina - in an historic town called High Point! October will bring a slue of vendors and manufacturers to prep their showrooms and prepare to host soirees to swoon interior designers, buyers, and bloggers -- to buy and feature their showroom products in upcoming design projects, blog posts, social media sharing, and shops. Along with all the perfectly presented showrooms will be several engaging seminars, communicating and sharing design & retail business tips plus industry trends. The market trends will be featured and highlighted by this years High Point Authority's selected Style Spotters - and new this Fall season: the inaugural HPMKT Design Blogger Tour. Both groups, predominantly the Style Spotters, will be sharing their finds in real-time via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, plus they will share products and showroom tours more in depth via blog posts.

Straight from #HPMKT! It's the 2015 Style Spotters!

The High Point Market’s Style Spotters are home fashion trendsetters that showcase the top trends at Market. Touring High Point’s showrooms, the Style Spotters post and curate their favorite 25 trends of note to special boards via Pinterest - you can view and repin here.

By clicking here: How To Follow the High Point Market Style Spotters you can read the post I wrote earlier this year for Hadley Court Interior Design blog - whose editor, Leslie Hendrix Wood, is one of this year's Style Spotters! You can also learn more about what trends they are spotting at market, which really helps retailers for example, at these additional posts:

Find Out What High Point Market’s Style Spotters Are Excited to See

And visit the High Point Market Style Spotter 'hub' for additional information + RSVP to additional Style Spotter events, such as Style Spotters Live and Trend Tour...

Along with the style spotters + bloggers, attendees will pack up their comfy & stylish shoes along with their favorite tote, camera, umbrella, and a little sweater or wrap to take part in the interior & furniture design industry's "fashion week" known as High Point Market. Even if you're not going to High Point (aka HPMKT), you can still follow along these social media channels:


This Fall Market will be my second market, but first for Fall - You can view my trend tracking and first hpmkt experience at my previous post:  

 White & Gold - highly polished, hammered, patina-ed - brass and gilded metal accents on white upholstered pieces and case-goods.

 Greek Key details - for furniture molding, mirror details, chair backs, stools, and upholstery...

Will blue still reign supreme? or will another color rule the roost? Stay tuned to the Style Spotters for more market trends and updates! And for additional information about Market Week - to register + view events, visit their site at

Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you during Fall Market week!


Back in Phoenix, I enjoyed visiting the gang at Sweet Salvage, a chippy-chic, rustic fun antiques & vintage collectibles monthly pop-up shop, and occasionally, I would also attend the Junk In the Trunk Show - a bi-annual Vintage Market in Scottsdale. But here in North Carolina, when it comes to a vintage market event, I head to the Liberty Antiques Festival - which happens rain or shine! Unfortunately, it's rained rather than shined both times I've gone (back in April for Spring and this weekend for Fall) - but the die-hard antique collectors and pickers still attend... with galoshes, raincoats, canes and a buggy - (a few key Carolina wardrobe items I may needs to invest in!)

 The Liberty Antiques Festival is held just twice a year, with 400 dealers from more than 25 states, that pack a 100-acre farm near downtown Liberty, North Carolina. It's an adventure to dig through the past to find today's treasures from early American primitive decorative arts consisting of: 18th to 20th century furniture, paintings, pottery, glass, clocks, toys, military items, advertising memorabilia, decoys, jewelry, quilts, folk art - truckloads of antiques and collectibles, most all "in the rough." Here's a peek at some of what I was able to go through yesterday, along with my trooper of a husband Jeff...
As in Arizona, touring these charming rustic events can be a wonderful source of inspiration. The pic on the left was one of my fave vignette moments...

And although some vendors may be a bit 'grumpy' (as was this vendor above) most of the people are happy to share their back stories to many of the items they've collected to sell...

You can also be inspired by some of the vintage palettes like this lovely shade of green shown above...

This medium Greek Key concrete planter (on the right) I actually scored back in the Spring - and now I shifted it from the back deck to the front stoop for fall (pics to come!!) -- but they still had some others at the festival this Fall...

Not kidding when I said rain or shine!!

Below is a "birds'eye view" (click here for video) from the Liberty Antiques Festival, just this past Spring 2015 (but on Friday, which was also the last day of HPMKT)


 The north-east may have Brimfield, but the Liberty Antiques Festival here in North Carolina has been voted the Best Antiques Show in the Mid-Atlantic Region and it has drawn even famous Hollywood celebrities such as Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis! (read more about Liberty, NC here)

 And it's not that far of a drive from the Triad, Raleigh, or Charlotte...

 Liberty Antiques Festival info:
September 25 & 26 2015 
& Upcoming Spring Festival Dates: April 29 & 30, 2016
Location: Pike Family Farm - 2855 Pikes Farm Rd, Staley, NC
Event Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Friday & Saturday
Admission: $7, Adults; children under 12 free
Parking: Free
Food & Beverages are also available - great for lunch!
Thanks for stopping by --
and if you're in town, today or next Spring, give this antiques festival a try!

Welcome Fall With These 14 Fall Inspirations

Summer officially ends today, and we're well on our way to shifting into the next season - probably the best of all seasons: Fall!! And this year, Fall will most definitely be extra special around here. Last year, Fall was a rush of flying out to North Carolina to find a new place to live, and head back to AZ to pack, then fly back to our new home - unpack and start getting settled in - the week of Thanksgiving, Fall flew by so quickly, we barely had time to enjoy it, but we are grateful for the move back east. Living here in North Carolina, we will really be able to take in natures beauty, with leaves changing color, the crisp fresh air and even family coming to visit in November (can't wait!!)  and I'm sure you too can't wait for all the goodness Fall has to bring. In case you need a little nudge to get you in a "Fall state of mind," here are 14 inspirations to get you started...

1. Bring the outside in with fresh cut Fall leaves - source 

2. Get your soup on! It's soup season! - source

3. Yay! Boots & Sweater weather!! - source

4. Go on a Fall bike ride - source

5. Must try: caramel apples from Donna Hays - source

6. Slow sip some apple cider, called a Jack Cider Cocktail - source

7. Have a Fall picnic in the park - source

8.Take long Fall walks - source 

9. Time to fire-up the fireplace! - source

10. Gather pumpkins!!! - source

11. Convert your summer she-shed into a pumpkin shed - source

 12. Welcome Fall at your entry - source

13. Slow down for a Fall drive - source

14. And have long talks out by a lake - source

 This weekend past, the hubs and I ventured off to a nearby park for a nature walk, and I can just sense it is going to be as picturesque as a Pinterest picture when the leaves start to turn...

Salem Lake Park in September - photo by (hubs) Jeff Davids

Thanks for stopping by and bring on the reds!!

Welcome Fall!!


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