the wonderful story of high point
happy super moon! (photo)
hello dear friends. i’m probably echoing in space. it’s been an eternity but hey, no time like the present, right? if you’re here, a great big hi and cyber hug.
so what’s happening? well i’m heading out in the morning to one of my favorite towns in the good old US of A, High Point, North Carolina.
it’s a city actually, but the kind that still feels like a small town. anyhow it’s the place for people who love home furnishings cause this is where it all goes down.
well, it used to. (photo from book published in 1961)
most of the us brands we know were made here like century, hooker, broyhill and many still are including my dear friends at french heritage.
but for the most part, the upholsterers, carvers, and builders closed up and moved overseas over the years.
so for two weeks a year the place comes alive with a furniture trade show. but the other 50 weeks it’s a ghost town.
i went 10 years ago planning to work on a line with some of the remaining small businesses that still existed.
it’s taken this long but i’m finally heading back, ready to do just that, working with the brawn behind Desirant in asheville to create something just for them.
i went to the show last month and reconnected with locals who have chair frames, paint booths, workshops and fabrics.
i’ll be blogging along and i hope you’ll come for the ride as we celebrate manufacturing in the USA.
there’s a great article here if you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating town.
of course i have to check out the town…in my spare time!
we only have a day or two to accomplish a whole lot, then heading to the store in asheville with some goodies to fill it with for the holidays.
and the clock strikes 12:30. so i’ll say good night since i have to be up at 6. have a great sunday night!