It was only a few months ago that we were shopping in the heat of Provence and fighting the rain drops in Belgium, scouring the countryside for that “one of a kind” piece that pumps the adrenaline and spins the head and catches us jumping up and down when we discover a most unusual find. We always tip-toe into the “unusual” so that it does not border on the “unsellable” — because that would get us in trouble with our biggest critics of all: Our employees!
So did we measure up to our toughest critics? The big test came when we unveiled the pieces a few days ago. We knew we’d ventured out of our comfort zone and brought home some things that maybe our employees would be a little, ahem, surprised by. Or as Sam Jones always likes to say, “Was this before or after lunch?”
Fortunately for us, we passed the “peeps test” with now the next big test is you! With the hopes that we’ve measured up to your expectations too, here is a quick snapshot of the more unusual pieces we brought back in lour last container, waiting for your approval at Huff Harrington Home.
And in a complete departure from our usual comfort zone, we bought this elegant 18th Century wooden bishop. He became an instant favorite — and source of comfort to all our employees in his new home by the cash wrap!
We became so enamored with our bishop that in another departure, we purchased a beautiful an early 18th Century wooden carved Madonna and Child, that came out of a monastery in Northern France.
So did we measure up on our last buying trip? Our peeps say “oui oui” enthusiastically because they love the mix, match and merchandise — and the mixier the better as far as they’re concerned. So when we bring in unusual or “after-lunch” finds from our European shopping trips, they jump at the opportunity to show us how to mix the old with the new, the crunch with the contemporary, the Louis with the lucite. And we just look on and applaud!
Phew! It looks like we survived another buying trip and measured up to our toughest critics. Now we hope you’ll stop by and give us the thumbs up and see for yourself how it all boils down to buying what you love and throwing it in the mix!