Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Highboy - Antiques Simplified

The Antique & Design Center of High Point is excited to welcome TheHighboy.com as a sponsor of their Spring High Point Market Show.

Founder Douglas Scott will be speaking at the Antique & Design Center, at 10:30 this morning with Nancy Price of Nancy Price Home about "Designing with Antiques - Making Antiques Accessible for Any Client's Budget" Brunch and Bubbly will be served compliments of The Highboy! 





 TheHighBoy.com pledges to simplify antiques for the 21st century. Targeting designers and antique-lovers alike, the much-anticipated site went live with over 1,000 vetted items for sale and ready to ship.
TheHighBoy.com is an immersive image- and history-rich online space created to explore and purchase antiques, fine art, and intriguing objects from the industry’s most trusted dealers. The HighBoy’s mission is to inspire visitors by creating a narrative for the items on the site, and the dealers offering them.
TheHighBoy.com is an immersive image- and history-rich online space created to explore and purchase antiques, fine art, and intriguing objects from the industry’s most trusted dealers. The HighBoy’s mission is to inspire visitors by creating a narrative for the items on the site, and the dealers offering them.
“We want to provide an experience and context for the purchase of great antiques,” says Olga Granda-Scott, a second-generation dealer who founded the startup with her husband, Douglas Scott. With more than two decades of experience in the antiques business between them, the Scotts are tightly curating the site for inventory quality and authenticity with an eye toward pieces that have a story to tell, and a service guarantee that is unprecedented in the online antiques arena.

"The HighBoy is more than a website or a marketplace, it's a movement to expand the reach of the entire industry to new audiences," says Douglas Scott. The HighBoy is setting out to democratize the often-intimidating process of purchasing antiques by educating their users through editorial content, detailed descriptions, and dealer commentary. 


Photos and story courtesy of TheHighboy.com

The HighBoy is set to change the nature of antiquing online. Through a portal, which offers transparency, service, and ease-of-use for both consumers and designers, The HighBoy is certain to break down the barriers which have historically impeded buyers from entering the world of art and antiques.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Barn On Sweetwood - Antique & Design Center Exhibitor Spotlight

Stephanie Freitas & Denise Eckert, together, make up "The Barn on Sweetwood."
They carry unique, eclectic home furnishings, antiques and vintage styles. They love to hunt for special items & furniture that catch their eye and their two different styles come together to display an "Elegant & Rustic" mix that brings a warm and creative atmosphere for their clients.

The Barn on Sweetwood
Antique, Vintage & Unique Furniture and Accessories...
...can be found at The Antique & Design Center at Historic Market Square, Ground Level Space 22 at High Point Market!








 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nancy Price Home - Antique & Design Center Exhibitor Spotlight

Nancy Price Home returns to the Antique & Design Center at High Point Market MS-G 35 with curated antiques and one of a kind jewelry.

Don't miss Nancy's talk with The Highboy's Douglas Scott at The Antique & Design Center 
"Designing with Antiques: Making Antiques Accessible for Any Client's Budget"
Tuesday, April 8th at 10:30am Brunch will be served compliments of www.TheHighboy.com
Make sure and visit Nancy's Blog at www.theroomblue.com.















www.thehighboy.com


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Haute Dog! B Viz Design - Antique & Design Center Exhibitor Spotlight


 Below are a few highlights from B Viz at the Antique & Design Center,  Fall High Point Market.  

Rebecca Vizard of B Viz Design always brings gorgeous pillows as well as other fun pieces, such as her Fortuny Dog Collars, Fortuny miniature holiday stockings and her "Beer-de-lier". Can't wait to see what she's got up her sleeve this time!  We open this Friday at 9am! See you soon!





Friday, March 28, 2014

Catiques Jewelry Created from Vintage Finds - Antique & Design Center Exhibitor Spotlight


 Catiques is back at the Antique & Design Center at High Point Market this April, with several new collections of jewelry accessories created from vintage jewelry and jewelry findings. 



Rhinestone Jewelry Findings
It was exciting to find vintage rhinestone necklaces and bracelets that were unfinished. They are unfinished by having some missing stones so the brass setting is there without a stone. They have been turned into necklaces and bracelet cuffs – totally stunning and very one of a kind. The unmistakable gleam of the vintage rhinestones combined with the warm patina of the open brass setting creates a stunning and interesting look. 
 
Metals
The mix of metals continues to be a fashion trend and we have statement necklaces and bracelets incorporating brass, silver, and copper, pot metal and steel. Last market bracelets incorporating the vintage steel buckles were very popular and I'm back with more and adding a new style incorporating the vintage steel buckles into a very comfortable, easy to wear a cuff bracelet. 

I'm also incorporating vintage pot metal jewelry settings into pieces. The warm silver tone of the pot metal combined with brass, copper and rhinestones is very cool. These pieces are very versatile – super elegant for cocktail and black tie and fabulous with jeans and a tee shirt. 



 
 Statement Necklaces
Statement necklaces continue to be the hottest thing and I'm bringing lots of new pieces. A good variety of styles incorporating a variety of metals, vintage rhinestones and a new twist-- vintage enamel pieces. It was thrilling to find fabulous old French enamel findings with Swarovski crystals. They are lots of fun and can really make an outfit. 



Incorporating Pleated Hand Dyed Ribbon
I love vintage ribbonwork and vintage jewelry so why not put them together! I have fabulous new pieces incorporating pleated vintage ribbon and vintage findings and stones into some really Wow pieces. The pleated ribbon has a very sophisticated look and definitely one of kind.
Photos and info are compliments of Catiques.