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SPLURGE and the Main Event Sale | This Week!

Hi Folks! Coming up this week is one of the largest Antique and Collectible sales of the year led by our friend’s at Splurge. Asheville’s celebrated philanthropist and entrepreneur Joe Kimmel who has been collecting Antiques and Art from around the globe. For years these collections have been admired and enjoyed by thousands. The living estate of Mr. Kimmel is now being released for sale!
Splurge has consolidated six locations into one for a NOT TO BE MISSED (once in a lifetime) SALE! Opening night is this Thursday evening from 5-8pm. Go HERE for all the details. Location given out on Wednesday. Cheers!

TODAY | The Big Crafty

Hi Folks! Today, one of our favorite contemporary craft fairs, The Big Crafty, takes place in Pack Square from 12-6pm. It is a beautiful day so go and enjoy so “urban to mountain” crafts today. Cheers!

Saturday | Asheville Art in the Park

Hi Folks! This Saturday begins Asheville Art in the Park at Pack Square Park. At this event you find find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal make their shops open to display to the public at every market. Enjoy!

Down the “Mid-Century” Rabbit Hole

Artist Roger Capron | You know how it goes — you are scrolling the internet and one image pops up and suddenly you are off into a new visual world. That is exactly how it worked when I saw the above image and got lost in the rhythm, colors and geometry of this tile piece. Roger Capron had been a prolific French artist born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. Interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide. I know you’ll want to see more so go HERE. Cheers!

Fall Bonanza | Sunday

This is a must-do for antique lovers, mid-century seekers and vintage collectors. Stop by for the finest vintage picking around, local handmade art and objects, people watching, collecting, discovering and connecting with 100 local and regional vendors and artists. This Sunday we will be at Pisgah Brewing where Bryan Marshall and His PayDay Knights playing live country-western music starting @ 10 am! Go HERE for details. We hope to see you there! Kelly and Troy

Flea for Y’all Sunday

It’s almost the last Sunday of the month and time for all things vintage, hand-made and cool. We will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details and come see Kelly and myself for the latest in real estate news and shopping. We hope to see you. Cheers!

Flea For Ya’ll | Sunday the 30th

13165975_495585930629933_6166293807108001181_nHi Folks! The final outdoor Flea of the season is later this month. Mark your calendars. It is a great time to pick up those vintage holiday decorations or cool furnishings to fluff your pad for holiday festivities. Or just come and enjoy the crisp fall days with purveyors of everything rustic and cool. Of course we will be there to share all that is going on during this peak real estate season. See you there. Cheers! Flea

Finding Heather Knight

I’ve been a fan of Heather Knight ceramics for years. Her work was one of the main reasons I would walk into the Woolworth Gallery. Her organic shapes and colors seemed fresh and modern mixed in with the more earthy crafts. When I hold them I’m fondly reminded of California pottery. My good intentions to look her up for a story were circumvented by time and travel. On Thursday, while dropping off some real estate flyers I stumbled upon her studio. Seriously? Where have I been to miss her big storefront and studio space. I’m loosing ground in keeping up with the rapid evolution of the River Arts development.HK comp

Truly, there isn’t much more that I can add that you can’t find out by visiting her website or going to her working studio and peronally saying hello yourself. Now that I know where the Heather Knight mothership is {362 Depot St} I’ll be dropping by more often myself. See you there! Troyheatherknight56382238062

Vintage Modern 06: Local Antiques

Today, I stopped off to visit Morgan and Chad Baker at their shop called Local Antiques while looking for some vintage planters for our new office. I didn’t find what I was looking for, however, I did see a great variety of mid-century furnishings there. I make it one of my regular stops on the weekends.Local Comp

Neighboring Local Antiques are other shops including Nostalgique and Oddfellows Antiques {say hi to Tarleton}. All these are down Swannanoa River Rd from the Tobacco Barn. Then from there you can hit the Biltmore Village area and see Chris at Revive, Chris at Dwellings and then swing up FairviewRd to visit MIX and the Screen Door. Last, circle back to Sweeten Creek and head east to Sweeten Creek antiques where you will find a few mid-century booths. You might catch Jeff rearranging some Eames era ceramics there. Together, the ten or so stores in the area can make for a full afternoon {or day} of home furnishing hunting and not a bad way, if you are like me, to avoid the Super Bowl.

For more on Local Antiques visit their Facebook page.

Vintage Modern 02 – ScreenDoor

In continuing our tour of vintage modern dealers we find ourselves at the ScreenDoor in Asheville.  With over 25,000 sq.ft. of groovy goodness they feature antiques, new home decor, hand crafted items, books and vintage modern of course.  I found two or three booths of authentic modern furnishings, as well as, as few booths that cater to the industrial side of modern.  No matter what you are looking for you will find a lot of fun and creative ideas here to affordably furnish your swank pad.  Here is what you need to know:

Name: ScreenDoor

Location: 115 Fairview Road, Asheville

Hours: M-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5



Vintage Modern 01 – Tobacco Barn

In a new series of articles I will be featuring retailers of vintage modern and mid-century (dare I use the word) antiques.  As hard as it is for me to say, midcentury is the latest in antique collectibles.  For those of us who feel at home in a “Brady Bunch” interior there are plenty of resources in the Asheville area if you know where to go.

I’ll begin with the Tobacco Barn which has 72 antique dealers under one roof.  I saw a handful of booths that focused on vintage modern.  Here is the information you need:

Name: Tobacco Barn

Location: on Swannanoa River Rd between Biltmore Village and the Asheville Mall

Hours: M-Th 10-6, Fri & Sat. 9-6, Sun 1-6