Friday, March 10, 2017

Back to the Porch and all about Cornbread and Caviar

 Welcome back to The Porch on South Main! 
If you missed the first part of our visit, 
you can catch up HERE

 This wonderful spot is a built-in seating area in the kitchen. 
Don't you love the way they did the back cushions! 

More of the wonderful lighting that they have at the Porch.

I really wanted to take this little fellow home with me!
I have a real weakness for all kinds of terriers.

They have wonderful home accessories and gift items.

A great little glassed in side porch is the perfect place to start new plants! 
Another wonderful light fixture!

 I especially love the two light fixtures on the far left. 
They are made out of seashells! On the right are some great pendant lights. 

This is their resource room. You have to have one place you can spread
out and make a mess, when you are busy working! 

Anyone up to a game of chess?

I just love all the artwork that they have at The Porch! This is one of my favorites!

 Janet Armstrong, an encaustic painter talked with us about
her art and shared several of her fused molten beeswax paintings
with us. You can read more about Janet and her art HERE

Here is a piece of art by Janet Armstrong, encaustic artist.
What a fascinating technique. I could not help, but run my fingers
over this painting. You really have to see and feel it in person! 

Now about Cornbread and Caviar. Our last two ADN meetings have been catered by 
Cornbread and Caviar. Let me tell you they know how to put a spread on!
We had a different menu for each meeting. Everything we tasted was absolutely scrumptious! Their kitchens are located in Auburn, Georgia and they do weddings, social and corporate groups. Take a minute and go check out their website HERE

This wraps up our tour of The Porch at South Main. Be sure and stop by and see Lynn and her staff. If you are a designer and want to know more about the Atlanta Designers' Network, ask for Lynn or our other ADN friend at The Porch, Barbara. They can tell you all about this great organization that brings independent designers together. (or get in touch with me!)

Also, go see The Shack! This was one movie that was as wonderful as the book.
 I loved them both!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

An Interior Lifestyle destination with Cornbread and Caviar

I guess you are wondering how an Interior Lifestyle 
with Cornbread and Caviar fits together?
Well be patient, it will all come together. 

Anita, Bridgette, Lynn, Theresa
See these lovely ladies, they are part of the Atlanta Designers' Network.
Lynn Morely (2nd from the right) owns a fabulous store called
the Porch on South Main. It is located in Alpharetta and is
a treasure chest of wonderful finds. 

A unique lifestyle destination for home furnishings, accessories, gifts and antiques. 
Lynn and her wonderful staff were our hostesses for the March ADN meeting.
What a treat this was for us! I am going to take you on a walking tour
of 531 South Main Street. 

Where should we start? Why on the porch of course! 

It was still a bit cool on this March morning. So we hurried on to the front door.

Looking back at the front door.

They do not go for the matchy-matchy or one-dimension “look”, 
but rather a well thought out combination of function and flare.

The Porch has a collection of beautiful lighting! I am lusting after 
this chandelier! Do you see the "bunny" folded napkins!

Every corner hold something special! 

You must look up and down, inside and out, or you will miss something!

Their desire is to marry conventional with unconventional; 
antiques with the contemporary; pretty with the edgy. 

I want that fur throw too!

Their collections of “found objects”  are different and exciting.

I will be back tomorrow with Part 2 of The Porch on South Main

and to explain about the Cornbread and Caviar.

 I have to run, going to see The Shack with some of the girls in my
Book Club. I loved the book and can't wait to see the movie.
See you back her tomorrow!