That's right! One of Haymarket's trays is featured in Southern Living's Christmas Gift Guide!! I was waiting to get my hands on a copy of the December issue to share the good news, but I've heard from a few friends further South that the issue is already in homes so I can't keep it a secret anymore!
This is has been in the works for months, but I wasn't sure which of the items they requested would be selected (if any). Luckily they picked one of my favorites, the bamboo tray in coral!
I'll post the article when my issue arrives, but here it is featured in their online gift guide! :)
If you can't tell I'm grinning ear to ear. I LOVE Southern Living and feel so lucky/honored to have Haymarket featured!!
This week is a big week for Haymarket Designs! Lots of exciting things to share with you all!! But first I want to share the new look of Haymarketdesings.com. Does the background the familiar? It is one of Haymarket's own designs, the bamboo! We also updated the navigation and add a few more bells and whistles to make it easier for you to shop! Check it out!
Help! I bought a pair of Bergere chairs at an auction and I can't decide what to fabric to use!
For a little background...
My couch is aqua, like this one
I love the navy aqua color combo but I wanted something bright and bold to make these chairs look more modern. I saw this chair on pinterest and fell in love with the orange zebra fabric.
After weeks of hunting I finally found out that the fabric is called Expedition, but I haven't been able to find it in the tangerine color-way. I have found it in poppy (red) and indigo (navy) though....and that begins my fabric dilemma!
OPTION 1: Using the navy zebra fabric on the Bergere chairs and brining the tangerine in as an accent in the room.
It's been a busy few weeks for Haymarket Designs and I just wanted to share with y'all some of the latest design/color combos. Can you tell what's been the most popular? Thank you to everyone that ordered!
By looking at the number of people that have read my first post on Lilly Pulitzer's new furniture line,
I know that there are A LOT of people just as excited as me about the launch!
Well good news, the first Lilly Pulitzer store to carry the new furniture collection is opening its doors for a grand opening ceremony at 6pm tonight. All lucky North Carolinians start running to Palm Avenue in Cameron Village! I wish I could be there tonight but I will be making the trip down 85 very soon!
Here are the details for people in the Raleigh Durham area. If anyone goes I'd LOVE to hear about it!
And for those of us at home here are some pictures of the beautiful new store.
Wish List Item #3... Just in case you have missed my many posts (here, here, and here) about my love obsession with faux bamboo...I LOVE FAUX BAMBOO! I crossed a bamboo chandelier off my wish list a few weeks ago but a vintage bamboo mirror is was still on the list. I say was because I was very lucky to find an amazing mirror on eBay this past weekend, and I have a funny story about it to share with you!
I've wanted some sort of faux bamboo mirror for a while, but ever since I saw this picture in Lonny I've been lusting for an octagonal bamboo mirror (and a campaign dresser but more on that another day).
I still love the pagoda style ones and the Greek key style ones but I really like the shape of this mirror!
Now back to my (long) story about my hunt... I've seen many fellow blogger's find faux bamboo octagon mirrors at tag sales and thrift stores from $8 to $30 so I knew this mirror should be a steal.
So a couple of weeks ago when I saw this one on eBay for $599 or best offer I about fell out on the floor!
I added it to my watch list because I was curious if it would really sell for that price.
After it sat for a week with no takers I thought "what the heck it doesn't hurt to make an offer",
so I made an offer of $100 (what I thought was generous based on the prices above).
The guy not only declined my offer but wrote back this unnecessarily rude response.
"I think you would be better off looking through the trash, your screen name suits you"
I was taken back to say the least because I've never experienced such a rude eBayer!! I contemplated reporting him to eBay but decided to just sit back and enjoy watching his TWO overpriced mirrors not sell. (He has this one for sale too for $699)
Then on Sunday a 'Buy it Now' for this beauty popped up at 1/10th of the rude eBayer's price so I jumped! It has the same dimensions and looks the exact same (carvings and all) as the other one.
I probably shouldn't have, but in my excitement over my new find I e-mailed the rude eBayer back and told him that just wanted to let him know I found the same mirror in the "trash" on eBay at 1/10th of his price. Well that unleashed the dragon... I got not one but two response within the next 5 minutes!
"KEEP PICKING IN THE TRASH. YOU ARE BLOCKED FOR BEING RUDE AND HAVING NO CLASS."
"YOUR MIRROR IS MADE OF PLASTIC: This Gold Antique Bamboo Framed Miror is made of a "Syroco" like Material> The mirror I have is made of hand carved wood and has been totally restored. Some of us have taste and other dont. Enjoy your plastic mirror!!"
The best part of all is the guy doesn't even know what SYROCO is! At first I was little concerned that I had bought a plastic mirror but after a quick Google search I found out that Syroco stands for SYRacuse Ornamental COmpany and is a molded wood technique established by an Austrian Woodcarver to make replicas of original carvings. So maybe his is hand carved and mine was made by a machine, but (correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think that calls for a $500 price difference and his rude comments!
It took everything in me not to respond and educate him on Syroco, but I figured he likes trash talking too much and it would be better to make him stare at his expensive mirrors in silence.
So Wish List item #3 is officially crossed off the list and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival!
Sorry for such a long and rambling story, I though y'all would get a kick out of it and I just had to share!
PS- If you want a bamboo mirror of your own I've found a few others on the internet.
They aren't as pricey as the one on eBay but still not a steal...