Do you speak in acronyms? BTW – LOL – BRB – BFF – TTFN. Well maybe everyone doesn’t say “ta ta for now” like I do. But when I saw this tweet last week from a new furniture store in Southend, High Cotton Home Co…
…I decided I needed to check this out. How cool to finally meet some Charlotte peeps I n R eal L ife! So I headed over to High Cotton. This is a new furniture store for Rodney Hines, but it’s not his first rodeo. Rodney has been in the furniture industry for years. I remember going to his first shop years ago when I worked for a design firm. He has always had a passion for providing beautiful things at beautiful prices! (that means a super deal, people!) Rodney has another shop in Southend as well, The Furniture Connector.
I’m so excited about this event I can’t decide what to talk about first the great people or the great furnishings?!?! Well let’s meet Rodney:
Here we are hanging out by some beautiful fabrics. Rodney is SUPER sweet guy – makes you feel so welcomed! He was the perfect host!
I got to meet some fellow tweeters. Above is Todd aka GreenMarketGuy (on the left) and Andy @ Tack Charlotte Upholstery (blue t-shirt). I didn’t get an opportunity to meet the lovely ladies on their right.
You may recognize these peeps… Yep that’s Ms Emily Clark of Emily A Clark Designs. Sweet as a glass of Southern sweet tea! Emily has blown up in the blog world (for good reason!) and has so many great ideas!
And the GW of thrifting – Mr Goodwill Hunting aka Rashon. Don’t you love his “i ♥ thirfting” T'! It’s a revolution. You must check it out!! RIGHT HERE! And there’s going to be a BIG event on July 9th – that’s going to be WORLDWIDE – all thanks to Mr G-Dub! Oh and you can get your own snazzy T right here.
Rodney had a little door prize action going on as well. Melissa was the lucky winner of a gorgeous silver tray. Nice, right! Speaking of gorgeous… let’s take a little time to look around this store!
AHH-mazing, right! You must go over and really check this place out! Rodney is stocking Vanguard Furniture (made in Hickory NC – yay for local!!) found pieces from flea markets, awesome accessories, uber cool lighting and the list goes on!
And to top off a super-fabulous evening we didn’t leave empty handed! Yes that’s right – swag people! Some goodies from Vanguard and a BEE-utiful pillow…
So cool, right! It’s perfect in the living room. Thanks again Rodney!!
High Cotton Home Co. is right across the street from Atherton Mill on South Blvd. So make a afternoon of it… Hop into High Cotton and take a nice long stroll around – there’s lots to look at! Then walk over to Bead Me by Linda Minor for some handmade jewelry and then end the evening with a nice bottle of wine from The Vin Master. So fun exploring new spots!
There were other Charlotte tweeters / bloggers I didn’t get photos of (maybe cause they were hiding from the camera!) or I didn’t get an opportunity to meet… @havencharlotte @caitlinkaestner @vanguardfurn @moondoonie @goodwillsp
I had so much fun and was so happy to meet some fellow Charlotte bloggers and tweeters. I would love to meet some more! There’s talk that this won’t be the last #clthomemeetup – bring it on!
T T F N!