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Front Door Fabrics

The girls at ~ Front Door Fabrics ~ are not only making a difference in our homes here in Charlotte by assisting us in selecting fabrics, furniture and accessories for our interior projects, but they’re also making a difference in the lives of women less fortunate. The girls at Front Door Fabrics have adopted a mission to support ~ Sisters in Service ~ with a vocational women’s center in Mali, Africa. The center provides 9 months of training to abused and abandoned women and provides their graduates with a sewing machine of their own to start a business to support their children and provide hope for a better future.
While I gush over imported fabrics on a daily basis, I often forget to look beyond the beautiful colors to the worlds where they are produced. It is heart warming to meet girls in your own community that are sharing their own success in these war-torn countries to make a difference. Front Door has won my business in the past with their well-edited selection of fabrics and the largest selection of pillow forms I’ve ever seen, but they have now assured me, without a doubt, they are my favorite MATERIAL GIRLS!
I know many of you don’t live here and can’t reap the benefits of having Front Door Fabrics in your own neighborhood, but you can visit ~ Sisters in Service ~ and learn more about how to get involved and how the proceeds from the books sold on Sisters in Service will help bring new life to abused and exploited girls.
Want to meet my material girls?
Mark your calendar for
Girls’ Night Out on February 17th from 6-8pm!
      An event for just us girls in their shop!

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Luxe Home Couture
  
               follow cupid’s arrow from store to store & find all of the
                                            things you love to love!

 
                                               please join us for a
                                                    CUPID CRAWL
                   and take advantage of our valentine’s specials!
 
 
                              friday february 11th from 10am – 5:30pm
                              saturday february 12th from 11am – 4pm 
                            monday february 14th from 10am – 5:30pm
 
 
                             cupid’s arrow will hit the following stores…
 
                   abode . interiors marketplace. ladonna antiques & interiors .
                      luxe home couture . post & gray . jenko’s . cinch . isabella .
                                     acquisitions . lucy & co . mrs. howard
  
                                              follow cupid’s arrow!
 
post & gray
2139 south tryon st 28203
704.332.2252
various discounts
$150 gift card giveaway

ladonna antiques & interiors
2216 hawkins st 28203
704.375.0082
20% off entire purchase

abode
201 w worthington ave 28203
704.332.3731
20% off entire purchase

luxe home couture
227 east blvd 28203
704.370.2644
20% off entire purchase
$250 luxe bucks drawing
refreshments . wine . chocolates

lucy and company
1009 east blvd 28203
704.342.6655
20% off new project of $2500+
*if booked feb. 11-14

mrs. howard
1001 e. morehead st 28204
704.376.8900
20% off entire purchase

interiors marketplace
923 providence rd 28207
704.377.6226
various discounts
$150 gift card giveaway

jenko’s
102 middleton dr #b 28207 
704.375.1779
20% off, up to 50% off select items
refreshments

cinch
715 providence rd 28207
704.333.0094
20% off regular-priced merchandise
$100 gift card drawing
refreshments & treats

acquisitions
715 providence rd 28207
704.334.2478
20% off accessories, lamps & mirrors
refreshments & hors d’oeuvres

isabella
715 providence rd 28207
704.377.4919
20% off all candles, diffusers, soaps & sleepwear
 

see you there!

kreecherCHARLOTTE, NC — The Furniture Connector, the city’s premiere sourcefor designer market samples and close-outs, is pleased to announce a partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital on a holiday incentive that is sure to bring out the kid in everyone, and a share joy with pediatric patients at the same time.

Now through Saturday, Dec. 11, for each Kreecher ($42) sold in the Southend store, one of the squishy, stuffed pals will be donated to the hospital to give to hospitalized children.

It’s the best kind of two-for-one shopping: someone on your list gets a special gift, and a patient at Levine Children’s Hospital gets a warm hug and message of love in a colorful package.

So what exactly is a Kreecher? Manufactured by industry pioneer Manhattan Toy, Kreechers are as adorable as they are varied in texture, color and shape.

levineThe story goes that what started as a mad science project of cross-pollinating baby blankets, old sweaters and abandoned teddy bears has become a line of characters that are as adorable as they are unique.

Each Kreecher has a name and a back story. For example, there’s Eugene (above), who’s described as “a holiday sweater experience that went south in a hurry.” The bright colors, soft textures and non-traditional design make Kreechers appealing to children and adults and everyone in between.

“Everybody needs a little something to love on,” said Rodney Hines, owner of The Furniture Connector, and Kreechers certainly fit the bill.

The Furniture Connector
2905 Griffith St.
704.507.9023

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
1-5 p.m. Sunday

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Please visit our website at www.thefurnitureconnector.com.

   

     As fall approaches and the weather starts to cool, it won’t be long before entertaining makes its move indoors. But for one Charlotte family, they cherish the crisp autumn air and hold on to every possible last bit of being outdoors. For them, fall is all about entertaining on a manageable scale with close friends.

    “For me, spring and fall are the best times to entertain in the South,” said Robin Branstrom. “But I’m especially fond of fall entertaining because the weather is so beautiful and it is such a wonderful time to get back together with friends who you have not seen over the summer.”

    And the Branstrom’s know how to throw a party! Robin and her husband, Bill, are part owners of the fabulously successful fine dining group, Harpers Restaurant Group. This includes such dining establishments as Zink, Upstream, Harpers and Mimosa Grill.

    First, a little history about the setting for this wonderful get-together.

    The Normandy Tudor style home was originally built in 1927 and came close to being a local historical landmark. A home that old in one of Charlotte’s original neighborhoods, understandably was in need of some updating.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

Stop by and see us Saturday, October 23rd from 10am-4pm for our second annual clearance sale.  This year we are pleased to announce the participation of two local door manufacturers to give you a larger selection of products. 

We have great deals on display units, and in stock items.  We have also teamed up with several of our manufacturers to offer special sale pricing on select items ordered during the sale.

The looking Glass is located at 407 Chatham Avenue, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730.

For more information about the sale and The Looking Glass, Inc.  please visit http://www.thelookingglass.ws/index.htm.

The Elizabeth Community in Charlotte, a historic district about one mile from Uptown, will showcase five homes, an artist’s studio, and  several outstanding gardens and landscaped areas, during it’s annual Home Tour in October.

Who: The Elizabeth Community Association

What: Annual Home and Garden Tour

When: Saturday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Sunday, October 3, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: The historic Elizabeth Community

Tickets: $12.00 in advance at Elizabeth neighborhood businesses;

$15.00 on tour days at the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs,

1820 East 7th St.

Details: The showcased homes, studio, and landscaped areas are:

-Julie Chavez and Scott Kaysen, East 8th St., home and garden

-Diana and Reid Watson, Kenmore Ave., home and garden

-Heather and Gus Obleada, Clement Ave., home

-Paige McThenia and Jon Adams, East 8th St., home & garden

-Kristan and Ken Magas, East 5th St., home

-Kris and Ric Solow, East 5th St., garden and studio

-Leesa and Jim Clardy, East 5th St., garden

Tammy and Mark Hermann, East 5th St., garden

Elaine and Jerry Tylman, Kenmore Ave., outdoor areas


The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs, 1820 East 7th St., and Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, 501 Hawthorne Lane, will complete the tour offerings. The Council house will be decorated with arrangements crafted from flowers and greenery readily available in Charlotte. Club members will be on site to answer gardening questions.

Maya Packard, tour chairperson, mpackard@carolina.rr.com

THE DESIGN CENTER UNVEILS FIRST-EVER U.S. LOCATION IN CHARLOTTE
The Design Center offers a completely different kind of window and door shopping experience in a
stylish, interactive setting

The Design Center, a completely new interactive retail concept offering windows, doors, garage doors and professional installation services is now open in the Ballantyne area. Featuring a full lineup of products and services from JELD-WEN, the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors, The Design Center is geared toward homeowners who are replacing or remodeling and are seeking a full-service experience complete with installation. “We are here to solve many of the challenges that homeowners have faced in the past when upgrading windows and doors,” said Amy Zimmerman, The Design Center marketing manager.

Customers can browse through six individual product stations to see and learn about an array of full-size wood and vinyl window frames and styles, glass samples, decorative options, as well as interior doors, wood, fiberglass and steel exterior doors, and garage doors. They can also get a head start on seeing what their house will look like with new windows and doors. Prior to a consultative appointment, homeowners can upload a photo at www.thedesigncenter.com, then work with a consultant to digitally add new windows and doors for a sneak peek at how different colors and styles work on their house.

Location: Located in the Ballantyne area near Charlotte.

Address is 9484 Old Bailes Road, Fort Mill, SC, 29707

Phone: 800-276-0411 and online at www.thedesigncenter.com

Products: Wood and vinyl windows, interior doors, entry doors and garage door products

from JELD-WEN, the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors.

Services: The Design Center offers creative consultation and design, ordering, delivery, installation and customer service.

Experience: Homeowners can experience a retail environment with interactive kiosks,

inviting layout, private consultation stations and product literature.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday

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