Retailer to Retailer: Fall market was serious business

Cheryl Kees Clendenon, owner of In Detail Interiors

By Cheryl Kees Clendenon
If fall market 2020 had a t-shirt I think it should have proclaimed:
We scheduled.
We sat.
We shopped.
We spent.

I was impressed with the level of concern and actions taken by the High Point Market Authority, IHFC, Market Square, 200 Steele and all the independent showrooms to make buyers and vendor employees feel safe and at ease. From door openers to people cleaning off escalator hand rails, the effort put forth was nothing short of amazing.

The air was akin to the last couple of days of a typical non-COVID market. A little slower, less crowded showrooms, more attentive reps and shorter lines at the food trucks. I love the education component of market and usually speak at one or two events myself, but the pace was less frenetic and it was conducive to doing business.

Our tried and true vendors were all there and showing new product — from Vanguard to Currey & Company to Younger, Arteriors, Made Goods, Caracole — they excited our senses and reenergized our COVID-weary passion for retail and our clients.

What did we buy? Nubbier textured fabrics, camel and

11 Best Flower Delivery Services 2020

Fresh blooms are a go-to gift for a reason: Totally foolproof and absolutely gorgeous, a bouquet of flowers is the easiest way to let your loved one know just how much you appreciate them. But trying to find the perfect flower arrangement isn’t as simple as picking from roses or hydrangeas. With a slew of online flower delivery services, it’s important to make sure you find one that is not only reliable, but also offers options that are affordable and up to your standards.

Oh, and for all of you last-minute shoppers, same-day delivery is crucial. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best flower delivery services, depending on what you’re looking to send. We’ve not only tapped our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute for their recommendations, but we’ve also gone off of customer reviews to make sure whoever receives your bouquet will be 100% satisfied.

Best Overall: 1-800-Flowers

Best Selection: FTD


The company’s name stands for Florists’ Transworld Delivery, and its business model has been around for over 100 years. When you order, FTD taps a network of local florists, so your blooms are sourced from the one closest to your recipient.

Buy this bouquet: Sunlit

Grandin Road®

Usually, upscale ornamental equipment will not be made to last via the ages. Your garden can be very a lot a part of you house and apart from what you plant in your backyard to make your backyard look stunning, there are additionally items of garden décor that can add a home décor theme that is fragrant, stunning contact, and matches a certain class resembling a Japanese backyard, a Victorian backyard or a garden with religious residence décor themes to the beautiful backyard you have already got, or if you’re just getting started designing your new garden. Add garden merchandise corresponding to archways, gnomes, little picket fences, and more to create the most lovely residence décor themes in your indoor or outside garden.

Whether it is fall or not. You possibly can all the time use heat colour tones to your private home decor. Browns, yellow, orange and rust purple, provides a wealthy palate of colours. Once you container backyard, you possibly can extend your growing season by permitting your self the choice to maneuver your containers indoors for early or late freezes. We use the Earth Box for that actual objective. Use an previous or antique cupboard, chest of …