Shopping Blue Ocean Traders At The High Point Furniture Market

Shopping Blue Ocean Traders At The High Point Furniture Market

If you know me a bit, you know how much texture – in all forms – is just ME. Old, distressed paint on wood, chunky faux finishes, or simply crunchy fall leaves arranged in rustic bowl. You also may know that we live just 20 minutes from the famed High Point Furniture Market. And shopping at Blue Ocean Traders. Twice a year, usually in April and October, designers, independent shop owners, and huge furniture and accessory store buyers arrive from around the globe to shop like crazy for about a week. So many locals crave the chance to attend, however, it is wholesale only, meaning to the trade.

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Stencil And Paint An All-Season Glass Home Sign

Stencil And Paint An All-Season Glass Home Sign

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Stencils

Honestly, unlike my artsy, creative friends and neighbors, I have never been an ambitious seasonal decorator. So, I selected this lovely Home sign by Muddaritaville Studio for this reverse-painted glass project because I can make it work all year round at our little covered porch at the back door. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint colors that can blend with fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas when I add coordinating décor items. It was so fun to use so many fabulous colors all at once. The Fusion fan deck made it so easy.

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Texture, Natural Wood, And Art At The High Point Furniture Market

Texture, Natural Wood, And Art At The High Point Furniture Market

This is my last post about my visit to the High Point Furniture Market in October. Due to the pandemic it was very calm and I could linger in front of pieces and vignettes like never before. I was tagging along with my interior designer friend Sandra so I didn’t need to focus on shopping, just fun eye candy.

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Our Cozy Guest Bedroom For Humans And A Feisty Feline

Our Cozy Guest Bedroom For Humans And A Feisty Feline

Yes, our guest bedroom is the primary residence of our 15-year-old rescue kitty Julie, AKA Buggy Buggerson. She has self-quarantined to this comfort zone for a couple of years. Hubby and I have been empty-nesters for ages and we rarely have overnight company but, on occasion, Buggy will allow her favorite guests to invade her territory.

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