Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sorry for the Absence!

We’re extremely sorry for the absence. Things have been very crazy since High Point Market and getting back into the swing of things here in the office. While we prepare some more in depth posts on this year’s spring market, we will post a few highlights.

Today’s highlight: Decorative lamp shades!

So many of the lamps showcased in various showrooms, had a unique twist to shades this year. Patterns on the fabric, enhancements (gems, beads, etc), and so much more! It was fun to see how many showrooms had them. Here are just a few to enjoy.  🙂

High Point 2014 Spring 429(Group from Dimond Lighting)

High Point 2014 Spring 456

(From Dimond Lighting)

High Point 2014 Spring 1613

(From Cyan Design)


Show and Tell – Meet Pebbles and Maggie!

While I’m anxiously waiting to see the beautiful images from Carolin’s trip, I decided to share some images of my own. These happen to also be the inspiration of our newest Pinterest board, For the Love of Dog. Meet Pebbles and Maggie!

Pebbles, who is about six years old, was adopted summer 2012, which was the same time I was studying for the NCIDQ exam – walking her was a great stress reliever! She’s had a few health issues in the last year, but has become a completely different girl – playful and energetic! Don’t get me wrong, she still knows how to sleep.




Last November, a family friend told us about a dog that needed to be adopted as her human mom had passed away and family couldn’t take her. We got a bit of information from the family, including pictures and discovered that she went to the same Vet as Pebbles. Our meet up with her and Pebbles went without a hitch. A quick chat with the Vet and a brief review of her medical records told us that she’s 14! But you’d never know if you just glanced at her. She easily keeps up with Pebbles and they have quickly become quite the pair. Hard to believe they haven’t grown up together.




During Maggie’s first few weeks with us, she and Pebbles had the first opportunity to visit the beach while spending Thanksgiving in Florida with family. It was so much fun to watch them in the sand and water. Both loved to chase the birds and actually played around a bit in the water!

 Pebbles and Maggie on Beach

We are adding things to Pinterest often, so don’t forget to check out our boards, especially the ‘For the Love of Dog’ board!