Tuesday, May 31, 2011

During the weekend...

Well, it seems like the official start of summer has been marked as we flew through the Memorial Day (long) weekend.  And today, as I sit down at my desk, I think to myself, "hmmm, it's summer".  Yes I know that the actual season change into summer isn't for a few more weeks but come on....teachers are out of school, the summer temperatures (at least here in Memphis) have spiked to nearly 100 and the pool is open! All of that equals, summer.

In the midst of thinking about the fact that summer has arrived, I also did  mental check list of what I did over the long weekend.  Really, it should have been a check list of what I didn't get done over the holiday weekend. Unless I can list naps, snacks and treats and things, hanging out with the hubbs and the kitty, and doing 1 (yes,only 1) complete load of laundry, I'm out of luck on said list.

So while I was super busy doing nothing over the holiday weekend, our friend Bryn from Isabella in Charlotte, North Carolina was busy doing all kinds of things like installing a Worlds Away Venus fixture in her entry way.

Is that great of what?  Totally great.  It makes me want to rush home tonight after work and reconfigure my own entry way!  Isn't design fantastic.

So...Shout out to Bryn and Isabella for posting about our Venus Fixture!

Happy Summer, kids! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend thankfulness!

This Friday we are giving thanks-shouting out loud for many things...
Here's the short list in no particular order.

1. The absolutely beautiful weather we have had the past two days in Memphis
    (after a long haul of really bad weather). 

Downtown Memphis, Via Bing Images

2. We are thankful for all the people who have lived and come before us who have departed. 
    This is Memorial Day kids! Be greatful for something!

Photo: KOCO Oklahoma City

3. We are thankful for our family and friends who walk and talk with us everyday. 
    They inspire us, they mentor us, they help shape who we are!
    (And we hope we do that for them too). 

Jackson and Daisy, Worlds Away best friends and guard dogs.
pictured with our studly wh

Last, but certinally not least...

4. Ms. Habitually Chic (Heather Clawson) for her shout outs through the past year. 
    We are so glad she  came to visit us at the NYIGF.
    Additionally, and are very greatful for her posts about us on her beautiful blog!

Thank you to all of our friends and fans...we appreciate you, are thankful for you, and certinally look forward to seeing you in our store and talking with you in the days and weeks to come!

Happy Memorial Day! Have a safe and happy weekend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I love lamp.

A Big hearty SHOUT OUT today to Joy of Nesting for her great post using our lamps! 
To quote William Ferral, "I love lamp" too!

Here are a few of the lamps Shiree featured!

Diamond GL

Boca Chica

Cyprus S

Mondo N

Clayton G

Go on over and check out her blog! 
Be sure to tell her we said "hello"!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shout outs on a Super Sunny Thursday!

We'd like to offer a "SHOUT OUT" today to Enchanted Home for their beautiful display of our mirrors:

The Geoffrey

Treillage G

Treillage N

Federal G

Be sure to stop by her blog to check out the post, and to see her beautiful home!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

mirror, mirror, on the wall...

So the saying goes, "Magic Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" We all know that it is said by the Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs circa 1937.  As it were in the famous Disney movie, the mirror was an actual character in the movie. It had lines, provided inspiration, and insight.

In the story of your life, you know...the one where you look at yourself at least 23,123 times per day....what mirror have you cast in this leading roll?

Today I'm dreaming of a dapper, shiny, white, lacquer, bit of elegance to wish me well as I depart for a hard day of work.
At today's audition, let me introduce...

The Vero.
This beautiful mirror is 42.5h-31.5w-1.5d.
Gwyneth Paltrow has cast this beauty as a character in her life! Shall we be like Gwyneth?

The Malobar
This mirror could be best type cast as serious, dramatic, polished, reserved...
and probably as a good dancer.

And..last but certinally not least, if you're looking for a little kick to inspire your hair style, your scarf selection, or your swanky swagger as you parade out the door, you should consider Rococo.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Working Away @ Worlds Away

Things are progressing nicely at our new location on S. Hollywood. 

 In the past 6 weeks our building has been painted, new signage has gone up and more has been ordered, new exterior lighting has gone up, and the parking lot is cleaned up. 
All in all...I'd say there's no moss gathering over here on Hollywood.

Furniture pieces are rolling out of here like wildfire.  I'd make mention of the rolling river, but obviously this is not the week to talk about what's happening with the Mississippi River in Memphis (insert obvious frown).

New pieces in the outlet (as of last week), the family of Wangrights.  Don't they just scream from the top of their lungs, "I'M SO MUCH FUN?!" 

The problem we face is not where to put it, not will it match the rest of our furniture, not is it the right size, but... which color do we get. This piecse is way to fabulous to not have one, or all 5!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Memphis in May...at our doorstep

Did you just say....."YUUUUMMMMM"?

Yes, that's what most folks do in Shelby County, Tennessee come mid May every year. 

They strap on the feed bag and chant in unison, or in
parts, just like a finely tuned choir....."YUUUMMM"!

In less than 10 days, the internationally known Memphis in May BBQ Festival will begin. 

For the past basquillion years the festival has been corraled in downtown Memphis at Tom Lee Park on the river...the mighty Mississippi.  This year....first the first time...hmmm...maybe EVER the festival has been moved to the newly decorated Tiger Lane due to the roaring hight of said river. FORTY-FIVE FEET! Yes kids, that's a lot of water, and all that goes with it!

As a result, this is where the BBQ Fest 2011 will be. Amongst the newly planned and planted University of Memphis Tiger Lane at The Liberty Bowl .
Do you see that big stadium in the back? See it? Yeah the big tall "thing" in th back.
As I mentioned it before, that's The Liberty Bowl...and guess what!?!

It is right across the street from our new building on S. Hollywood.

As we settle in to our new buildilng, thusly high stepping around our new floorplan, painting our new building and getting things organized, everything has been put into HIGH DRIVE as we prepare to have [practically] the world at our doorstep...And in our parking lot for that matter!

Let the BBQ begin!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shout outs on a Rainy Monday morning!

A big THANK YOU to these folks for their shout outs!


Thank you for featuring our Chocolate Ava

A big tip of the hat goes to Pretty Pink Tulips for her shout out from NYIGF!

Hannah N

Farrah ICE


Thank you to Designing the Hamptons for their shout out from NYIGF!

"One of our go-to vendors is Worlds Away...Their combination of reasonable price point and great style makes them a designer's best friend. "

What more could we ask for?