April 21, 2013

High Point, Day 1

I was so lucky that I had a beautiful day to drive down to High Point. It’s about 350 miles, and I generally stop along the way to take pictures, pop into antiques and junk shops, and see the scenery. mini monticelloI know. It boggles the mind, doesn’t it?

My schedule at High Point is full of parties, tours, and other events. I am just going to summarize for the next two days, and then I will do some extensive posts. Hope you’ll stay tuned!

I started with a lunch at Lillian August, just a spectacular collection of great pieces. One of the things that I loved about this showroom was their amazing flowers, especially the arrangements with cherry blossoms. They were scattered around the showroom, and really enhanced the pieces.

From there, I headed over to Theodore Alexander’s massive showroom, and a personal tour of the Keno Brothers new furniture line. Although most people know them from the Antiques Roadshow, where they’ve been hosting for 17+ years, their collection reflects their personal tastes – more mid-century modern. The workmanship on their pieces is extraordinary. I was so honoured to have the chance to meet Leigh and Leslie, and thank them for their personal tour of their collection.

Then it was off to a little party at Madcap CottageMadcapThey worked on the Junior League Showhouse in Greensboro, being presented in conjunction with the High Point Market.

Popped over to Baker Furniture, where I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures, and then went to the Architecture Digest party! After many years, I finally got to meet fellow blogger, Grant GibsonimageOne of the most rewarding and gratifying things about blogging is meeting your blog friends in person. If you’re not reading Grant’s blog, you should! He is smart, funny and super-talented!

More tomorrow! Stay tuned.


  1. Why wouldn't Baker let you take pictures? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of this huge marketing event?

  2. Very nice, would like to see more of Keno bros furniture.

  3. Patricia - check out the Keno brothers' web site: http://kenobroscollection.com/

  4. Looks like such a great adventure, Meg! If you have time, check out my old family friend's display at The Barn on Sweetwood. Her name is Denise and she is really talented! She has a pair of Foo dogs you would love!

  5. Oh, what a day!!! And to meet Grant--is fantastic. Leigh and Leslie ---well, maybe.

  6. HMMM, sounds like a grand time was had by all. More please. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  7. Seeing and meeting you! One of the HIGHLIGHTS! Come visit in San Francisco SOON- please!


  8. Great article ...Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting. Looking forward to more of your tripfurniture shops


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