Sunday, January 10, 2010

Eddie Ross, Larson Juhl & Tea

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!

12 comments:

  1. Hi, Jo Jo, thanks for stopping by! Wish we had gotten a chance to meet, there were are lot of folks there I did not know. Looks like you really enjoyed your day too, I know I did. And yes, I was SO excited to win the giveaway, what a treat that way. Eddie is great! I hope you'll stop by to see me again.

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  2. Now this looks like fun! I'm sorry I missed this! I LOVE Scott Antiques! There are actual French people who actually speak French selling real frenchy furniture! lol I hope you are staying warm!...hugs...Debbie

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  3. Wow, that sounds like a beautiful day! How fun!! Plus presents???

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  4. I am in love with the Scott's Antique show and rarely miss one up here in Columbus! It's one of my very favorite things to do. Wonder if he ever comes up here?

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  5. How fun!
    It's good to see you. Happy New Year!

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  6. JoJo, looks like that was a fun trip - lucky you! Linda

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  7. What a great way to spend a cold day! Love your blog~I'm off to read some more. Thanks so much for stopping by today! :) chris

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  8. Carol you are so fortunate to have met the famous Eddie Ross and attend this fabulous tea. The door prizes sound wonderful!

    I can't believe the cold temps you are having there! It is colder than we are up north!

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  9. It was nice to meet you and Kirk on Saturday. All of us at Larson-Juhl were excited that so many came out on such a cold, cold day! Next time Eddie comes in to town, we need to ask him not to bring the snow with him:-)

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  10. Looks like a great time...thanks for sharing the pictures! xx

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  11. I was suppose to come to this event but living on the other side of town and not being brave enough to go outside in 12 degree weather I opted to stay in p.j.'s all day....Sunday it was still too cold to go to Scott's....I'm hoping the weather will cooperate in Feburary....I love Scott's!

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