The recipe for a perfect weekend for women consists of laughter, good food and shopping? My girl's getaway this past weekend was no different! I was fortunate enough to be included in a relaxing trip to Lake Toxaway with twelve of my good friends. A third of the group were designers, so on Saturday when give the option of hiking or shopping, the designers chose shopping! Our first and favorite stop was a shop called Francie Hargrove Interior Design. I had been to this shop before so I was excited at the prospect of returning. Francie Hargrove is an accomplished interior designer. Her shop is a reflection of her talent. The shop is a wonderful mix of furniture, gifts and accessories perfectly arranged to make you feel as though you are visiting in someone's home. Francie and the staff are as friendly as the front porch that greets you when you arrive.
Welcome to Francie Hargrove, come on in and see what's inside!
I promise you won't be disappointed!
When you enter the front door you know that someone has a knack for design.
If you aren't there to buy, you will certainly be coveting in every room!
A handsome triptych of horse holding court over the mantle in the first room caught my eye when I entered the shop. After that my eyes couldn't stop to focus on one particular object because there were so many things in the room I liked. It was the overall look of the well crafted roomful of carefully chosen artifacts that I found so appealing. It was a feeling of being in a space that had a history, not a shop full of items for sale.
There was a unanimous sigh was heard when we walked in the door. There so many beautiful lamps! This pair of amber glass lamps were the first pair to catch my eye.
I love the way they update this traditional french mirror and chest.
Walking from room to room you can't help but notice the abundance of beautiful
paintings and prints. This oil painting was my favorite. Under the painting was
this great looking teal blue pottery bowl cleverly perched on a carved wooden
plinth to give it the needed height and prominence for the buffet.
(yes, I'll take one please!)
The perfect vignette...need I say more??
Antlers, great lamps, beautiful mirror and that beautiful arrangement !
Just around the corner, I spied this mirror. It was stunning! Perfect for a narrow hallway or
a little niche. The table below the mirror was covered in pieces of statement jewelry.
Can you see the cross reflected from the opposite wall in the mirror? Just lovely!!!
Another great lamp and more jewelry...
I loved the botanicals flanking this great looking mirror,
& more great lamps!
Chairs like these tend to find their way in my car.
My husband calls them "girl chairs". Aren't these adorable?
The hubs is lucky this trip since I rode with someone else and
couldn't bring these home. I would have taken the chairs
and the pillows so fast if I had been in my own car!
Look at the drapery behind the chairs? They are so beautifully
done, I took an up close picture so you could see the details below.
But first look at that killer coffee table before scrolling down....
Goblet pleated linen drapery with scroll trim and a pleated edge! Oh my!
Monogram pillows anyone? These are some of the prettiest I have seen
The monograms look like antique lettering. Custom made in your monogram with
the colors, fabrics and edgings of your choice. (sorry the pic isn't better)
Another example of the beautiful monogramming on this stool...
Be prepared to be wowed with the pillows in this picture.....
I decided to back up and get a picture of the back of the settee too just so you'll drool...
If the pillows didn't make you want to take a trip to Francie's,
then I am sure seeing some of the gifts will...
Look at these adorable little pocketbooks! Wouldn't you feel fancy carrying one of these?
These would look lovely sitting on a dressing table or powder room just for decoration.
They came in several colors and were well priced. ( Sorry I don't remember the price.)
There was a plethora of great looking frames.
These were especially cute with burlap bows.
They also carry Rewind Candles. Are you familiar with these? They are great smelling, well priced candles in recycled wine bottles. The scents are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Reisling, Cabernet and Champagne. My fellow blogger, Elizabeth at The Mustard Ceiling's family makes this line! Francie says they are a great seller for her.
I love the packaging and the display.
Among all these great things it is hard to pick a favorite but I have to say the pottery jugs
are right up at the top of my list....they are available in dogs...
Mammys and rabbits....
Even livestock options....
A horse, bears and a ewe are across the way keeping their corner of the shop lively.
Here is a close up of the sheep..... magnificent!
Who couldn't love this face? She is my absolute favorite. One
day I am going to get her for my very own!!! Of course if I buy one
I am going to have to buy a dozen because everyone in my family
is going to want one! I already have her name picked out!
In the little kitchen with the pottery there are also beautiful collections of plates
like this pair of blue and white transfer ware platters. Prices were great!
As I am walking back through the store, I stopped to look at
another great pair of lamps and hewn wood mirror with dried
hydrangeas. There is so much to see I missed this the first walk through.
Tangerine is the color of the year, and this place is on target with the trend!
These graphic placements would make any table a showstopper!
Are you wondering what I bought since I am so crazy about everything?
Ok, I am going to show you.......
My friend Cindy saw these first, but we all ended up buying them!
We even bought our hostess some!
Adorable votives wrapped in a wreath of oyster shells...
A beautiful box encrusted in oyster shells .....
I've already placed my box in my bookcases in my family room and the votives found a
home on my breakfast room table for now. I'm sure I will move them all over my house before I decide their resting place. All sweet little reminders of a weekend filled with laughter and days filled with fun adventures with friends. Thank you Francie for a fun time shopping!
If you see anything in my photos that you are interested in purchasing the contact
information for Francie Hargrove is:
25 Burns Street
Cashiers, NC 28717
Don't forget....I'll be posting about the beautiful home we stayed in while we were away
next so don't forget to check back..