November 29, 2011

and while i’m on the subject …

And while I’m on the subject of Hickory Chair and Bert VanderVeen … Bert captured some amazing photos of the party during High Point Market — Hickory Chair’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration.  The large showroom was jam-packed with celebrants … and deservedly so.   It’s been 100 years of beautiful furniture, a family environment and a commitment to American manufacturing.

Marianne and I spent a few delightful minutes talking to Laura Holland, Hickory Chair’s director of marketing services (or, for those who know Laura, a/k/a the Energizer bunny).

Fortunately, everyone — including Liz Carroll, a wonderful friend and very talented designer — seemed to gravitate to our corner at one point or another … because my poor toesies were a touch numb from hours in these shoes.   Don’t be misled — I’m fairly certain I owe my “popularity” to the proximity to the charcuterie from Blackberry Farm.  Whatever.

Let’s just say that a good time was had by all.  Congrats, Hickory Chair, and here’s to many more years of excellence!

To view Bert’s remarkable photos from market, including these, just click here.  I didn’t even realize these were being taken, so it was a delight to find them!


  • Liz
    Nov. 29, 2011
    LOL! Love how I couldn't put down my plate from Blackberry Farm! What a fun night! :)
  • Amanda
    Nov. 29, 2011
    Looks like a really great night! You look fabulous as always :)
  • Holly
    Nov. 29, 2011
    Looks like a good time had by all - and I thought I spied Marianne in that one photo - how fun. There are a lot of great photos from the week.
  • Marianne Simon Design
    Nov. 30, 2011
    How fun are these! Are you kidding... I could have gone back through the Blackberry Farm line a few more times! So much fun! xo
  • Eddie Ross
    Nov. 30, 2011
    Cute photos. Looks like it was lots of fun! xo E + J
  • pretty pink tulips
    Nov. 30, 2011
    LOVE that picture of you - obviously a great time!!! Oh.....makes me wish I WAS a designer instead of just admiring design when I see the fun and camaraderie! xoxo Elizabeth
  • Maria Killam
    Dec. 01, 2011
    Traci you are so beautiful!!! xo Maria
  • Jennifer
    Dec. 02, 2011
    Great post and Marianne look beautiful!! This sure does bring back great memories from HighPoint! Until next time;) Jennifer
  • Sheila @ SZInteriors
    Dec. 03, 2011
    Great shoes and great company! I love that first picture of you - you are so much fun!

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