Atlanta Sale & C’ville Warehouse Opening Weekly

IMG_5645Atlanta here we come!   Looking for consignors.  We will be back at West Paces Ferry and can’t wait.

Sale dates:  Friday, April 25th – Sunday, May 4th – 10am to 6pm daily.

We are looking for furniture, antiques, lighting, rugs, artwork, mirrors and household accessories.  We are also looking for designer & vintage handbags, shoes, jewelry and clothing!  Please read our CONSIGN page for more information.  Contact: Jen@leftoverluxuries.com

Charlottesville Warehouse to OPEN WEEKLY!  Starting on May 15th, Charlottesville Warehouse will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week, 10am to 6pm for the months of May, June, July & August.   We are looking for more consignors!   AND, we will be taking in items weekly to keep the warehouse full!  Weekly Design Finds will be a weekly blog that gives you a peek into what has come in ……and there will be more opportunities to purchase items online too!  To sign up for the blog or to know when things go online – please do that HERE.

Charlottesville is where it all started and the community support has been fantastic.  This is a natural progression for us here in Charlottesville. Just recently, we have taken in items from designers from other states!  You never know what you will find.  So, if you know of anyone downsizing, moving, changing their decor – or has storage units full of items – please let us know!  binder coversALL items will be priced to move!  For those of you interested in consigning – there are new contracts and paperwork to be filled out. Contact: Wendi@leftoverluxuries.com

Interior Design Services – First and foremost, I am an interior designer by trade.  To find out more about services available, please contact me – or read more about here – Interior Design

Charlotte – all checks, along with donation receipts will be sent out tomorrow, Wednesday April 9th.

Richmond – all checks will be sent out the week of April 21st.

For more information on Leftover Luxuries, please visit our website:  www.leftoverluxuries.com

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Upcoming Events and Valentines Day!

Charlottesville - the WINTER Sale Event ended on Sunday with a BANG!!  Missed the sale? Wondering if something is still available?  Contact us! Wendi@leftoverluxuries.com.  We will also be having a SPRING sale in April/May.

Charlotte, North Carolina –  Hello Charlotte friends!  We are a month away from our next big sale!  If you would like to consign with us, please email pictures to heather@leftoverluxuries.com and I will get you all set up.  Remember, all consignors and members of the design community are invited to our opening night where you’ll get to pre-shop before we open to the public!  AND, if you have consigned before, the $25.00 registration fee is a one time charge.  Once a consignor, always a consignor.  We are  looking for great furniture, antiques, home accessories, lighting, rugs, artwork, mirrors, clothes, shoes, handbags and jewelry too!  Visit our CONSIGN page for all the details. Start looking around your home, the spring is a great time to “freshen” up everything and to sell and buy items for your home.  We also love patio furniture, planters, etc. The event sales always end up with a great nursery and children’s area – so if you’re ready to shed some of those items we’d love to help you sell them.  The Sale Event will be back at Atherton Mill,  March 7th – 16th from 10am – 6pm daily.  It is time to CONSIGN – get in early!  heather@leftoverluxuries.com.  Heather Griffith 704.236.2149

Richmond – we are doing everything to come back!  Negotiating for a space right now!  Interested in Consigning in the Richmond area – contact:  Wendi@leftoverluxuries.com

Atlanta & WestportWe are currently looking and in negotiations for retail space to host a Spring Event.  If you know of any other available spaces- please send information to Wendi@leftoverluxuries.com.  We will update you with dates & location as soon as we can!

More locations – stay tuned!!!

ONLINE STORE is OPEN!

dds basicsONLINE Sale Event!  Valentines Day is just around the corner!  When we go into a community – we like to support local merchants.  We also get many local merchants that consign with us at our Sale Events.  Derriere de Soie is a Virginia based boutique specializing in fine lingerie, sleepwear and loungewear. They are passionate about helping every woman feel comfortable and beautiful in her own skin. They carry lines that are timeless, fashion forward, and impeccably designed and manufactured. dds whiteThe buying team carefully selects intimate pieces based on fit, quality, and garment construction. Searching the globe for innovative inner and outer wear; keeping everyday working-women and sophisticated simplicity in mind.

Derriere de Soie also recently ran a “what does beauty mean to you” campaign.  There were amazing results.  Letters from real woman…… these women also become models wearing some of their favorite items from the store.  Derriere de Soie really is a store for everyone – all shapes and sizes!620x300 beauty

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Leftover Luxuries ONLINE STORE has items you can purchase from Derriere de Soie – and, if you are local – go on in and see for your self.  There is something for every shape and size to be had!  They also have their own ONLINE STORE if you do not live locally!  Our online store and Derriere de Soie has FREE shipping for any item you purchase.  Looking for something pretty to wear under your out fit or to bed?  Check out the ONLINE stores.

Derriere de Soie has a great FACEBOOK presence and a fabulous WEBSITE and BLOG.  Order online or visit the Charlottesville location.dds black

 

Items here at the Charlottesville Sale Event

 

 

 

Here are more pictures……..

This has been a fun event to put together.  We are open daily from 10am – 6pm through Sunday, February 9th.

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Designer by Trade – and the Next Sale Event!

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Next Leftover Luxuries sale event will be in Charlottesville, Virginia.  We are still looking for consignors.  Please check out our CONSIGN page for more information.  The dates of the sale will be January 31st – February 9th.  Drop off of all APPROVED items will be Sunday & Monday, January 26th & 27th from 10am to 4pm.  If you are still wondering what Leftover Luxuries is or  does – please check out this “about us” video.  VIDEO

Online Store is open with items from Fox & Crow Antiques this Friday, January 17th at 10am.  Here is the link to the Online Store that is located on the Leftover Luxuries website.   Online Store.

INTERIOR DESIGN:  I love and enjoy being an interior designer.  I feel very blessed and grateful that I have found a business I love being in and doing.  I have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects over the last 20 plus years.  I am also very lucky that all the design clients I have had – I have developed  fabulous friendships with.

IMG_1324 When helping someone do their home – you are given the privilege to be let into their lives.  You get to know them and their family……….on so many levels. The creativity and collaboration that happens with a client to achieve their ultimate “look”, their “home” – is such a fun process to be a part of.  The  hunting and gathering of all the elements that really pull a space together  - is a fun challenge – finding all the right pieces to finish the puzzle for them.   My job, as an interior designer, is to give my clients what they want – the best way I know how.

I really love getting in early on any brand new build or major renovation.  I have lost count how many projects I have worked on from commercial to residential.  Coming in with the experience I have had – I can contribute so much to a project.  So many purchase a home and it is their “lifer” and  because the client doesn’t want to make any mistakes………assistance is often needed.  If one doesn’t do this for a living – it often becomes overwhelming.   AND, think about it – most people have full-time jobs…..bankers, doctors, teachers – this is what you do for a living.  Interiors are what I do for a living.  I am happy to help with the simplest task as paint colors and experienced enough to help you design your home from start to finish…..from the exterior to the entire interior.  Planning your space from the drawings up and happy to help completely furnish it too.IMG_1963

IMG_4793I also like coming up with custom designs to help give a project an extra something special.  Check out this dining table I designed – Love how this turned out – more importantly – so did my clients!!  I was hunting around for something different and came across a slew of old radiators at Caravatis in Richmond.  Love what this added to the over all design of this space.  This project was a complete renovation that I was on from start to finish.

I don’t care if it is the entire project or just one room at a time – I think one of the most important elements when designing  is how it truly is going to be used. Circulation in the entire home – but, also in each individual room is important to understand.   Circulation and how a room lays out can be affected by the simplest thing as a door….the size, does it swing in or out – should it be split into two, a pocket door or should it even be a sliding type door.    The other key factor that I think is important is the lighting of a space.  Natural light from windows, overheads, chandeliers, sconces, lamps and YES – All lighting  should be put on dimmers!

IMG_6951Here are a couple before  shots from the kitchen on this latest project I worked on.  This kitchen was completely functional IMG_6946- but, definitely not the look we wanted to achieve. Sleeker, more counter space and more importantly they needed more storage.  We didn’t move the location – but, this kitchen definitely got a new look!  I truly loved working with these clients. There was also a fabulous team working on the project  - an abundance of collaboration.  I worked side by side with Jeff Easter the builder and Lori Randall from Cabinet Solutions to pull this off!  The after shots are below.

I love doing interiors – there will be more design blogs and pictures to come!  For a little bit more about my design history – click HERE.

If you are interested or know of anyone needing help with their business or home – I would definitely be interested in meeting with them!   Have a fabulous week.

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Furs & Freshwater Pearls – Online Store is up until Thursday at Noon!

Furs & Freshwater Pearls – perfect for the holidays upon us!Ladies in Furs

Our very FIRST online sale is up and running.  These items are available online through Thursday, November 14th at 12pm.  Don’t wait, check it out HERE – we have already sold a handful of items and quantities are limited!   Like our sale events, our online store will also “pop-up” before and after our actual sale events.  There might also be a “pop-up” online sale if we happen to have a fabulous collection of items find us.  Our blog and design finds may also trigger us to have a “pop-up” online sale.  So that you do not miss out on any of these opportunities, please make sure to you are on our email list – sign up HERE.

When shopping our online store – To SEE ALL THE ITEMS, scroll to the very bottom of the page and more items will pop up!!  Only interested in the Freshwater Pearls?  Click on the Pearl button and that’s all you have to see – the same with the Furs!

pearls and jean:furFreshwater Pearls – there 15 different type of items (earrings, necklaces, bracelets) and different quantities on all of these.  The Furs – there is only one of each – there are some fabulous vintage coats to choose from!  Click on any of the items that interest you and more pictures and information will pop up!    This jean jacket with sheared mink inside – SOLD!  Retailed for $1,500 – sold for under $500. Don’t miss out – SHOP our online store!

Want to TRY the furs on?  If they have not sold by Thursday, at noon – you can find them at our next WAREHOUSE SALE EVENT in Charlottesville that starts this Friday, November 15th and runs through Monday, November 18th.  Didn’t get a chance to come by  our last sale event, here’s your chance – just in time to finish up a “room” for the holidays and a great time to start searching for that perfect gift!  Click HERE for directions to our WAREHOUSE at the Pantops Shopping Center, Charlottesville.

Leftover Luxuries has a great line up of ONLINE SALE EVENTS starting on Friday, December 6th.  Stay tuned…….Weekly design finds, “spotlights” on fabulous designers, dealers, collectors, retailers, artist and much more!

ONLINE SALE EVENT – runs through Thursday, November 14th until noon.

WAREHOUSE SALE EVENT – Open from Friday, November 15th – Monday, November 18th, 10am – 6pm.November sale map copy

Consignors, do not forget, once a consignor, always a consignor – do not miss the PREVIEW Party on Thursday from 6pm – 9pm.

 

 

 

Warehouse Sale Event, Online Sales & A New Location

IMG_3164WAREHOUSE Sale Event is right around the corner.  There is still time to consign.  Please send pictures and contact Wendi@leftoverluxuries.com.  Our CONSIGN page on our website will walk you through the process and our CALENDAR page will give you all the important dates.  Drop off of ALL PRE-APPROVED items is this coming Sunday & Monday, November 10th & 11, 10am – 4pm.

Warehouse Sale Event  - Friday, November 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th – 10am – 6pm.   The Warehouse is located at Pantops Shopping Center.  Same center as Food Lion, Tuesday Morning, Roses and Dollar Tree.  The Warehouse is located on the LEFT side of the same building that Roses and Dollar Tree are located.November sale map copy

Moving? Thinking of having an Estate Sale?  Have items you might want to turn over to an Auction house? Contact us first!  The Warehouse allows us to take in items all year-long – AND, as the Warehouse fills up – We will have more “pop-up” sales.  Looking for something specific?  Contact us – we will do everything possible to help you find it.

Haven’t signed up to receive our BLOG yet?  Don’t miss out – sign up HERE.

Our ONLINE sales are going to start “popping” up.  We are bringing you other opportunities to find fabulous items in between our Warehouse Sales.  We will have items from consignors, dealers, retailers, collectors, design finds and even items that we find and refurbish!

Fitch Fur ModelFURS & PEARLS will be our first ONLINE sale that will start this Friday, November 8th.  - these items can be purchased online, shipped and even picked up at the Warehouse, by appointment.  The furs will range from vintage, new and even faux – all pearls will be fresh water – necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  Perfect timing for the holidays that are almost upon us!

Items will be available online to purchase until Thursday, November 14th.  After this, whatever is left can be purchased during our Warehouse Sale Event, November 15th – 18th, 10am – 6pm.pearl earrings

We also have fabulous ONLINE sales lined up for the following dates:

Friday, December 6th, December 13th, December 20th and we have a great line-up for January too!

Sign up HERE to receive our blogs and our “pop-up” ONLINE sales!

In 2014, Leftover Luxuries is definitely planning to have Sale Events in a handful of new locations!  Finding the right person in these new locations is what we are working on. The NEXT NEW LOCATION that we are working on is Scottsdale, Arizona.  If all the stars line up, it will be our first sale event in 2014!

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FINAL Weekend is here in Charlotte – don’t miss out!!

IMG_0285The FINAL Weekend is upon us!!  The past week started out with a bang and this final weekend is shaping up to follow suit!  So many items flew out the door that first weekend that we have been taking new items in all week-long!  If you came in earlier in the week – do come back – so many new items to be seen.  AND, for all of you SAAVY shoppers – you know what the final weekend means.  Deeper discounts. 10%, 20% and 30% across the board this final weekend1

We have everything from Sofas, RUGS – tons of fabulous rugs, Chandeliers, Lamps, Tables, Mirrors, Artwork , Beds & Headboards and so many accessories…….there are also unbelievable Handbags, Jewels, Shoes and Clothing to be had.  GREAT finds for yourself, family and gifts for any of the holidays that are right around the corner and almost upon us.

Had your eye on something?  Come back and see if it is still here – we would love to find fabulous new homes for all of the Leftover Luxuries we have gathered.    Heather has done a fabulous job bringing in such a variety of items.  Now that we are here in Charlotte – there will be sales twice a year – every Spring and Fall.  Didn’t have time to consign for this sale?  Make the time for the Spring….no excuses.  IMG_0107

So many of the items we have are actually BRAND new.  Consigned by Retailers, Dealers, Interior Designers and everyone in between.  Everything in the store has been priced 30 to 60% off of the RETAIL price paid for the items originally AND this being the final weekend – EVERYTHING is going to be discounted across the board even more.  CHECK out all the lamps and chandeliers we have – click HERE – and we have even gotten more in!!

IMG_0151Come in today to see all the NEW items that came in – and if you haven’t been in yet – don’t miss out!  This weekend will be CRAZY, everything will be discounted an additional 10, 20 and 30% this final weekend.  Here are a few pictures below – but, for MORE PICTURES – click HERE – so many have been uploaded to our Facebook pages – LIKE us and FRIEND us!

Don’t miss out – we are open daily from 10am – 6pm.  Atherton Mill, CharlotteIMG_0043, North Carolina.  If you haven’t yet – visit our website www.leftoverluxuries.com and our Facebook pages always have tons and tons of pictures!!

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Final Weekend

The final weekend of the fall sale event is here!

If you haven’t been by or are wondering if an item you saw is still available – swing on by this weekend!  Almost everything will be discounted.  Today all items (unless marked firm) are 10% off, Saturday 20% and on our final day – Sunday  30% off.   Our hours will be from 10am – 6pm.  Come see us at our new warehouse space at the Pantops Shopping Center.Warehouse Map

There are so many fabulous things still available – prints, rugs, sofas, dining tables, lamps, accessories and so much more.  Fantastic handbags, shoes and clothing to be had too.

AND, if you are in the market for a NEW companion – the SPCA will be at the sale on Saturday & Sunday with lovable dogs that need a new home – they will be there from 11am – 2pm. There are also certificates available to be able to adopt a cat for only $25.00.  Curl up on a new sofa with a fun-loving companion!  AND, we are also taking donation for the SPCA.

Need to spruce up the outside of your home?  There are also plants to be purchased at the sale!  Grelen Nursery has provided us with lovely plants and trees – come see what is available!

Here are a few more pictures of fabulous items you can still go home with!

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Charlottesville is open!

The Charlottesville Sale Event has opened!!  IMG_6317It was great to see so many familiar faces and meet new ones since opening!  We are officially open for business – including today, Sunday.  The sale runs through Sunday, September 22nd from 10am to 6pm daily!  There is a great variety of items to be found and more items coming in.

Our location, the new warehouse for Leftover Luxuries is located at Pantops Shopping Center.  The same center the Food Lion, Roses and Tuesday Morning are located.  We are on the left side of the same building Roses and Dollar Tree are located – here is a link to the Center and here is a MAP to our location.  You will see familiar faces at the sale – Vanessa Easter, who has been part of the team for our last seven sales here in Charlottesville and other locations.  Kathy Masloff – Kathy has worked every weekend of every sale.  There is a new team member you will meet, Lindsay Kupeski – and of course, in the shadows you will see Ms. Vickie making sure everything is the way it is supposed to be.  These event sales could not happen with out all of these fabulous women!Vanessa

Leftover Luxuries is adding several ways for you to find and sell fabulous leftovers.  The WAREHOUSE here in Charlottesville will definitely be the hub of our operations.  If you haven’t yet, please sign up for our notifications – once this sale is over, we are going to start selling items on our new ONLINE STORE .  This will start happening after this sale event ends on the 22nd.  What has become very apparent is that people have things they want to move all year round and the timing may not fall into our “spring & fall” sales. We are happy to take pre-approved items in throughout the year and from any location. Not just the Virginia area. The warehouse space will also make it easier to be able to move your items between our large sale events. Everything will still need to be pre-approved by a Warehouse MapLeftover Luxuries agent.

If you have items you would like to consign with us – please read our CONSIGN page for more information.

Interior Design Services – this is how Leftover Luxuries began.  For more information on this please click HERE

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Consign for a Cause

Consign for a CauseCommon Ground & SPCA

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Leftover Luxuries believes in the importance of helping others by giving back to the communities we serve. If you have a relationship with or feel passionate about a certain charity in your area, please let us know. All items that are not picked up by the consignors at the end of the Sale Event – become the property of Leftover Luxuries and we like to team up with different charities in each area to spread the goodness.  Next Sale Event:  September 13th – 22nd, 10am – 6pmPantops Shopping Center.

If you are a consignor and would like a portion of your sales to go to a certain charity, just let us know that you wish to be a part of our “Consign for a Cause” program.  There is still time to CONSIGN for our Charlottesville Sale Event. Everything must be pre-approved.   If you would like to become a consignor, please go to our CONSIGN page on our website for all the details.

If you can’t write a check to a charity, but have something you can sell – CONSIGN with us and the proceeds will go to that charity!

For the upcoming event here in Charlottesville, we are teaming up with two different local non-profits: Common Ground Healing Art center and the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.  Below is more information on both.

Common Ground – I recently visited with the Bryan Phillips, the Director of the new wellness center.  Common Ground is located in the historic Jefferson School City Center in the heart of downtown Charlottesville.   The space includes a fully equipped yoga studio, a community acupuncture clinic, and private treatment rooms for massage, herbalist consultations, and counseling and coaching sessions. By sharing space and working together, the practitioners connect and collaborate in serving clients who seek to integrate multiple healing modalities. Common Ground’s wellness center is a hub for healing arts practices in the Charlottesville community. Since January 2010, Common Ground’s outreach programs have been bringing the healing arts directly to community members who may be unable to access them otherwise. Through a generous grant provided by the Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band as well as  hundreds of volunteer hours donated by local healing arts practitioners, the Community of Healers program is reaching underserved populations in our area through a combination of free wellness services and job training opportunities in the healing arts. Common Ground is committed to empowering our community to live a healthy lifestyle, and the unique way we provide services will make wellness available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay.  They believe that working together, and with the continued support of foundations, corporate giving programs, and individual donors, they can make a difference in the health of our whole community, one person at a time.  Here is their Mission Statement: 

Our Mission Statement: Common Ground is a nonprofit wellness center committed to engaging the whole community in healthy living. Our practitioners teach and inspire you to take charge of your health through proven practices such as yoga, acupuncture, herbalism, meditation, massage therapy, and mindfulness-based counseling. Our services are offered on a sliding scale basis, making the center accessible to all.

Common Ground’s larger vision is to bring people together across socio-economic lines around the shared goal of improved health and wellness, and to help each of us experience the fact that we are part of an interconnected community where everyone has the right to feel well and whole. Our five year goal is for the demographics of the people we serve to reflect the demographics of the City of Charlottesville.

 

CASPCA - who doesn’t love FURRY friends!  My boys and I have found some fabulous family members here at our local SPCA.  The CASPCA has so many furry friends that need homes.  If you can’t bring home a new family member, please spread the goodness by donating and or Consign for the Cause!  

Here is their Mission Statement  & Vision:

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Charlottesville and Albemarle County and places them in good homes.  We strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs. 

Vision - To guarantee a good home to every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal.    To save all dogs and cats that are medically treatable and can be behaviorally rehabilitated.  To be a leader and an example for other organizations.   To set the standard for our region, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation for how to save lives. To develop constructive relationships that advance the CASPCA’s mission and vision with our community, our city/county governments and other nonprofit organizations.

For more information on either one of these – please visit their websites:  Common Ground & CASPCA