What should you do when you wake up and it's 11 degrees and you don't feel motivated to do much of anything?
Go for an afternoon tea with Eddie Ross!!! Earlier in the week I had noticed on Eddie's website that he would be in Atlanta at Scott Antique Market (read a little more about my regular visits to Scott's here). I'm so lucky to live just minutes from Scott's and I'd initially planned to see him there. The problem was that the session was being held on Sunday a.m. and it was $50. So a friend and I registered for the Saturday tea at Larson Juhl and I'm so glad that we did.
We arrived a bit early as they were setting up for the event. It gave my friend Kirk and I time to look around and to watch as folks arrived, and there were LOTS of bloggers attending. Kirk is a work colleague - an incredibly talented guy, well studied and with a keen eye for decor.
The event was truly a lovely affair with all sorts of finger sandwiches, sweets and assorted beverages. While guests arrived and mingled, the VP of Larson Juhl took small groups of guests on a tour of their Artaissance operations. The studio was incredible. LJ works with hundreds of artists to produce custom work on both canvas and paper, sized to a customer's needs. LJ is the leading distributor of custom framing supplies and is normally available at your local frame shop but I had no idea that they were a Berkshire Hathaway company (can you say "Warren Buffett").
After a short while all of the attendees gathered in a corporate "classroom" for a presentation by Eddie on framing, the use framed works and how they can be used to create added impact in a room. You can see in this photo just how exciting the event was, even to Eddie!
When we were ready to leave we received gifts!!!!! Each of us were given a canvas from the LJ Biltmore Collection AND a botanical bookplate as a gift from one of the vendors at Scotts! So much fun and new things to frame!!!
Oh what a fun outing on a cold and snowy day!