Tuesday, June 29, 2010

French Laundry---the newest bedding addition to Madison Lane

We couldn't resist the soft feel of the fabrics, the soft colors and designs, and the fact that it's made in the USA! French Laundry furniture and bedding will be coming to our shop in about 6 weeks. Debbie Jones, the designer, was on hand at the Dallas Market to help us put together our opening order.

We don't have a picture of the bedding we have ordered, but the above pattern will be part of the set, and the color is a soft aqua and natural.

There are a variety of pillow styles available. Their attention to detail is very noticeable on the boxed cushions, especially. All work is done by local craftsman in High Point. They can be ordered for fit your mattress size---just like any other custom work we do through Madison Lane Interiors. So many ready-made duvets are coming up short!

We still do all types of custom bedding from the shop, but French Laundry fabrics appear to be "vintage" and resemble the "feed sack" style. The cotton/linen fabrics are washable, and will be available in an array of colors and stripes.

The furniture is also part of French Laundry. They have recently been featured in "Country Living", but don't think they all have a country look. The styles range from contemporary to more traditional as show above. The fabrics really make the difference in this furniture line. Also note the wooden pieces shown: the round coffee table and the open shelf/hutch behind the sofa. These painted and/or stained pieces are from Justin Camlin. We don't have them in the shop, yet, but just wait----we're just looking for an excuse to purchase some. The quality is better than any we have seen, and the color choices are just beautiful. Sometimes a room really needs a break from all stained case goods, and Justin Camlin would be the perfect choice.

Thanks to our rep, Susan, for your patience and help!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dallas Market, here we come!

It's that time of year again---the summer markets are ready to show us their stuff! If you know us, you know we love going. We've been to the Dallas market center several times, and love the way it's laid out, the ease of getting there, and the beautiful showrooms. They give so much inspiration to a business owner, and just taking notes and pictures of the decorated showrooms is as important as looking at the quality of the goods inside. And as they say, they really "do it up big" in Dallas! The reps are a friendly bunch and love to serve up great food and drinks to their tired and hungry customers!

Looking down from the very top of the WTC

One last chance to let us know if you need something special. We'll be glad to add it to our list! But hurry and call, we're leaving Thursday!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adding fabric and drapery hardware to furniture?

You might remember the potting bench we dressed up for use as a serving table. We have it in the shop to hold displays, at the moment, but it's permanent home is Pam's wrap around porch. If you didn't see it, click here to read the post.

We recently came across a unique piece of furniture and decided to do a similar treatment. This one did require a little assembly.

Nothing like the ole allen wrench to make an awkward job even more difficult. We must have at least dozen of the same wrench, by now.

The additional pieces are behind the mirror, a couple are in the front. MDF is very heavy, by the way!

Presto! The pinch pleated, lined curtain is in place.

You can leave the curtains open if you don't need to hide the things on the shelf.

Inquiring minds want to know: what would you use this piece of furniture for? A vanity or a potting table? In the house or on the porch? Leave a comment and let us know.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welcome to our neighborhood---Historic Murphysburg

Our shop is officially part of the Murphysburg Historic District. We even have a new sign on the front of the building that recognizes it as Morgan's Grocery Store. Being part of a "neighborhood" is a great feeling, and something that makes our shop unique to the Joplin area. We hope you'll visit the area soon, and it just so happens there will be a special reason this weekend!


Saturday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

505 West 2nd Street

Shop Madison Lane Interior’s annual yard sale with up to 75% off.

Enjoy gourmet hot dogs from Historic Murphysburg Preservation.

Explore the historic homes district. You will receive an architectural walking tour with the purchase of a hot dog!

SEE what you’re missing in Murphysburg Residential Historic District.

Parking is available on Byers Ave. Second Street will be closed for Boomtown Days

If you're on our email list, you've surely received the above notice by now. If not, it will be in the Joplin Globe, Friday's edition. During the Boomtown Marathon, we'll be holding our "yard sale". So, don't be frustrated by the blocked streets----just go around the block to 1st street then drive on up one block and park on Byers Avenue. You'll be right next to the sale and the "weenie wagon". They'll start selling their hotdogs by 11:00 in case you need to grab lunch.

If you're from out of town, and just reading the blog, you can find out some of the more current information about Murphysburg on their blog. If you are from the area, you might even want to join their Facebook friends to keep up on the latest happenings. You can find the link on the blog.

See you at "Dogs & Deals", this Saturday!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's a Yard Sale!

You may have noticed the sign on our fence. Just a reminder of our upcoming Saturday Yard Sale, to be held on June 12, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Joplin's Boomtown Festivities will be going on from June 10-12, so you might find yourself downtown anyway!! We'll have a variety of items priced from 30% to 75% off the retail prices. Some will be "scratch and ding", others are in perfect condition, but they need to move on out to make room for new items.

Let's cross our fingers for no rain on the day of the sale!!!

(picture from Diane Chamberlain website)


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