Here’s the Dirt…"Whimsy Antiques" in Carpinteria, CA

“Whimsy Antiques”
Whimsy Antiques has a fun blog everyone needs to check out,
Whimsy Antiques has two stores located in Carpinteria, CA. I had never heard of Carpinteria until I got an email from Karen, owner of Whimsy Antiques. How much fun are the eclectic items featured on her blog? Her shops are filled with many, many treasures. What fun! The California lifestyle is so different than what we are accustomed to here in the South. Not many “Avocado Festivals” in Tennessee. It’s neat to discover talented people and neat shops in other parts of the country. May Karen’s blog bring a little “Whimsy” to your holidays. Enjoy!

Here’s the Dirt…Moving Sale at REVIVAL

Revival is moving to Warehouse Row in October 2009. I received the following information from owner, Rodney Simmons to share with all of you.
“With our October 2009 relocation to WAREHOUSE ROW, R E V I V A L is offering our

[moving sale] August 24th until we move to WAREHOUSE ROW!

Come shop our REVIVAL BOOK TITLES – I know how much inspiration is received from immersing one’s self into a beautiful book!

ALL in-store BOOK TITLES are 50% off retail.
This immediate and deep discount is because books are difficult to pack, unpack, re-display….getting shop-worn fast.
awesome architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, fashion, art, culture, food & wine, and more titles are 50% off retail!

ALSO at 25-50% off retail (and some even up to 75% off):
· DOUGLAS LITTLE & COMPANY candles and objects – 50% off
· JULISKA hand-blown Czech BLACK glass – 50% off
· ALL furnishings
· ALL lighting
· ALL upholstery
· ALL textiles
· ALL casegoods
· ALL accessories and objects
· ALL vintage and antiques
· ALL artwork
· ALL mirrors
· ALL CD music

Our only exclusions required by our vendors are these gift collections: JULISKA, MATCH, SIMON PEARCE, JOHN DERIAN, and DIPTYQUE candles.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for your patronage of REVIVAL – take advantage of these great deals AND come see us at our new home this FALL 2009!”

Rodney Simmons
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Here’s the Dirt…The Clay Pot Shop Photos

The Clay Pot
1311 Hanover Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
I thought I would share with you different photographs of my shop, The Clay Pot. For all of you who are not near by, this gives you an idea of what my shop looks like. I’ll be adding more photos, so keep checking back.
(Did you notice the painting of “Littlebit” hanging over the mantle?)

Here’s the Dirt…Revival

Purveyor of antiquities, luxury gifts and the most uncommon of goods.
Rodney Simmons and Billy Woodall, co-owners or Revival and Revival Studio
are bringing new excitement to Chattanooga!
This fall they will be moving their wonderful shop and design studio to Warehouse Row.
I can’t wait to see the magic they will create.
If you’ve ever been to Revival you know it’s like stepping right into
the pages of a magazine photo shoot. Wow!
Revival Studio will also be creating the interior designs for all
common areas inside Warehouse Row.
I’ve seen just a sneak peak, and it’s going to be very elegant and something
Chattanooga has never seen.
Chattanooga is so fortunate to have the many talents of Rodney and Billy.
Their vision is Chattanooga’s gain.
Make sure you check out Revival’s website
at “Links I Dig” to see more of their wonderful work.

Here’s the Dirt…Bungalow Classic

Bungalow Classic
One of my favorite new stores to visit in Atlanta is Bungalow Classic. It is located in the newly developed Westside District. There are many great shops in this area. Make sure you visit Bungalow Classic
on you next trip to Atlanta.
Bungalow Classic
1197 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(located between Huff Road and 14th Street)

Here’s the Dirt…"King Street", Charleston, SC

“King Street”
Charleston, SC
c. 1910
If you’ve ever been shopping on “King Street” in Charleston, SC you know what a wonderful place it is to shop. All the neat buildings have so much character.
I thought this photography was very interesting showing what King Street looked like in 1910.
The people may be different now, but the buildings are still the same. Pretty neat!

Here’s the Dirt…Happy, Happy Clay at Hanover Gallery

Happy, Happy Clay at Hanover Gallery
Niki Crosby creates these fun bowls, plates and tumblers.
They are such a big hit at Hanover Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Owner, Missy Peirano tells me a new shipment has just arrived!
Be sure to stop by and check them out.
Hanover Gallery
111 Frazier Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

Here’s the Dirt…Lush Life, in Buckhead

Lush Life
146 East Andrews Drive
in Buckhead in Atlanta, GA
One of my favorite things to do when I travel to different cities is to visit other floral, gift shops.
One of my very favorites in any city is Lush Life located in Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. You walk into an old home that has been transformed into a wonderful oasis. The displays and merchandise are incredible! When you walk out back there is a greenhouse filled with wonderful plants.
Anytime I have a customer needing flowers sent to someone in Atlanta, I always refer them to Lush Life. Next time you’re in Atlanta make sure you stop by.