Whew! It was a fast weekend at the High Point Furniture Market for us. And although it was the least amount of time we’ve ever spent at market, we did see quite a bit while we were there. I wish it had been a longer trip, because there is always something you miss seeing because of the lack of time.
The industrial look is so popular right now, and we saw its influence in both furniture and accessories.
This metal and reclaimed wood sofa table was part of a group of tables we bought for the store.
This companion round table has a traditional base and inset planks in the table top. Doesn’t the wood look as if it came from an old factory or a warehouse floor?
This reproduction cart was also part of the group.
Here’s another simple reproduction from a different vendor.
I found the authentic factory cart I wanted while shopping in the antiques area of Market Square. The vendors were selling their goods right off the showroom floor; and while we could’ve brought it home with us, we opted to buy another one for the store and have both of them shipped. My camera batteries had died by the time I visited that space, but this cart is identical to what I’m getting. I’m going to use it as a cocktail table in my great room. FYI- the wheels will lock, so I won’t have to worry about it traveling across the floor!
What ingenuity to use old pulleys and metal tubs as light fixtures! While these were display items in the showroom, there were lighting companies that were selling their versions of the industrial look.
This metal banded wooden bucket hanging from old chains made a great shade for this light fixture.
How simple is it to have a bare Edison light bulb shining through a wire basket and used as overhead lighting?
Movie spotlights in many different sizes and colors were a popular item in the larger lighting showrooms.
I can remember seeing carts like this at the railroad station in the small southwestern town where I grew up. We used to roll them down the cobblestone walkways along the tracks when there were no railroad employees around! I think this would make a great entertainment center for a flat screen T.V. The audio components would fit nicely on the bottom shelf.
I have more pictures of things we saw and bought and I’ll share them as soon as I get a little rest and catch up with everything that was neglected for the past week while I was in Florida and North Carolina.
My feet are still hurting me, even though I wore flats. It’s amazing how much walking you do in all those buildings. I am hoping I worked off a few of the
hundreds thousands of calories I took in while noshing in all the showrooms. We only ate out one night at a local restaurant- the showrooms we were in provided breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND cocktails! One of the perks of being a buyer! *grin*