July 31, 2009

Affordable Upholstery Programs

Don't be discouraged...although our upholstery lines offer some pricey options, it is very feasible to order any upholstery piece in a more affordable fabric. You don't have to spend a fortune to invest in a nice, quality sofa or club chair. Please remember us and don't automatically run to the Internet/catalog go-to's! We can be quite competitive with their pricing. We'd love to help you!
What's below can be seen on our floor at the moment...Plenty of other options available to order! Call or stop by and see Patricia or Julie for help!

Lee Industries, in general, is very affordable and great quality!
A pair of Lee club chairs in a casual damask currently on our floor
Circa Price: $1550 each
You'd be amazed at how fast we're getting custom orders in from Lee & Hickory Chair right now!

Baker offers an economical line, "Simply Baker" that offers an above-industry standard product for less. With 3 levels of price-points and options you're bound to find something you'll love!

Level 1 "In Stock Classics": Choose from 6 styles w/ a neutral fabric & wood finish preselected.
Level 2 "Made-to-order, Program fabrics": Choose from 6 styles, 50 fabrics & 16 finishes.
Level 3 "Made-to-Order, Any fabric": Choose from 6 styles, 1500 fabric options in any finish.

Baker Shaped Arm Sofa
Circa Price: $3,213
By the way, 2 cushion sofas are fun!
Verellen recently debuted their Ecoline...a less expensive line of linen fabrics that look amazing! Put them on any of their chair or sofa frames.

Verellen 100" Alicia Sofa - Circa Price $4,860

Choose from oyster, natural, driftwood, pebble, porcelain, oatmeal, flax, or porridge...all fabulous neutrals with tons of life!


This chair is a fantastic reproduction! Available in 2 finishes and 2 different linens.

July 29, 2009


Circa designers find amazing inspiration from John Saladino, world renowned interior designer. Saladino offers a romantic, classical approach to design with rooms that resemble a still life. His organic style is refreshing, dependent on architectural elements rather than "fluff."
His books are great go-to's for gifts and should be a standard for your design library. Even if you could care less about reading this book it looks fabulous on your coffee table!!!

His latest, Saladino Villa, previews his home in the California Hills...amazing gardens!

His first book, Style by Saladino, covers design problems as well as previews some of his work. The photography is great! Very fun to flip through!

July 27, 2009

As seen in Charlotte Urban Home Magazine!

***Be sure to click on each picture to zoom in or read the article!***
We're very excited that the Myers Park neighborhood has become a great spot to shop for antiques, furniture, & accessories! Come visit Circa and other neighborhood locales...If traveling from out of town, make a day of it!

Common Grounds

Down the street from Circa...
Common Grounds Farm Stand

Our new favorite place to stop by on Tuesday & Friday mornings to pick up fresh vegetables, preserves, cheese biscuits, etc. Our very own Patrick Lewis has been contributing his DELICIOUS chocolate bread on Friday mornings!

Proceeds benefit Charlotte's Urban Ministry (http://www.urbanministrycenter.org/)

Located at the corner of Providence and Huntley.

July 22, 2009

The greatest part of Southern living...

One of the most wonderful aspects of living in the South is outdoor living. Why not make your sunporch, loggia, patio, or even your fire escape just as lovely as the interior of your home? Here are a few ideas for indoor and outdoor...

Beehive Rattan Basket (15" x 13")
Small iron lantern
Natural raffia pillows with trim
$250 each
Antiqued white basketweave chair
$1495 each (2 available)
White wicker end table (26" x 26" x 29")
Walnut wicker end table (26" x 26" x 29")
These next few pieces are made out of Fiberstone...they look like concrete but are SO light!
Oak leaf tracery (28"W x 26.5" H)
carved fruit (14" H): $105
garden bouquet (18" H): $110
classic obelisk: $125
wicker planter
hurricane (12" W x 20.5" H)
Hatfield English garden bench
54" W x 24" D x 42" H
Leagrave English garden bench
74" W x 24" D x 40"H

oil lantern

cherub urn


July 21, 2009


Paris Wall Map

OO LA LA is right! J'adore Paris! This 3 piece wall map hangs ever so chic above any sofa.
99" W x 76" H

For the Birds...

Birds have been a fun accent that we've seen a lot of in our shop as well as in fabrics & wallcoverings...

stone birds

small $20 - large $25

concrete birds

$205 each

bird candles...great price!

large $10 - small $8

Custom Pillows

$250 each

*Galbraith & Paul fabric...also sold by the yard*

Antique tapestry framed in walnut (65" H x 50" W)


ADORABLE little glass bird bud vase...This is an inexpensive way to dress up a table with a few of these bud vases. They'd even be cute individually on a bedside table or porch.

Great looking with a sprig of ivy or a little flower bud in them.

$18 each
Romo Mirabel Fabric

F. Schumacher Fabric & Wallcovering
Shown in Robin's Egg

July 20, 2009

Olive Cheese Bread

Ingredients: french bread, 6 oz. jar pimento stuffed green olives, 6 oz. can black olives, 2 green onions, 1 stick of butter, 1/2 c. mayonnaise, & 3/4 lb. grated Monterey Jack Cheese.

-Chop the black & green olives.
-Slice & chop green onions into thin pieces.
-In a mixing bowl, stir softened butter, mayonaise, cheese, & olives until thoroughly combined (You can use this immediately or refrigerate up to 2 days.)
-Slice the loaf of french bread lengthwise.
-Spread the mixture evenly onto both halves of the bread. (It may look like too much but it will gradually flatten and soak into the bread while baking.)
-Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted & top turns light brown.
-Serve with a salad!

*From the kitchen of Ree Drummond!

Terra Cotta Pots

Amazing pottery...looks awesome in a grouping or on its own! Fill with lavender or accent your bookshelves.

terra cotta pots: $150 each
yellow bowl: $95
small green jar: $250
large green jar: $325

BEAUTIFUL Hungarian Handpainted Pottery

Aren't these fabulous? Signed, unique serving pieces, bowls, bakeware & pitchers for your kitchen or dining room. Makes a great gift! (We gift wrap!)

large green pitcher:$175

small brown pitcher: $95

long oval bakeware: $70

small oval bakeware: $48

small bowl: $28

small covered dish: $50

Candles make any room more romantic!


Creative Candles Pillars are so fun for cupcakes or cakes during any holiday, birthday, or baby shower! Choose from blue, white, pink, or yellow!

6" taper (set of 12): $9

15" taper (set of 12): $16

Circa Beeswax Candles are awesome for hurricanes, sconces, lanterns, and any candlestick! Great for dinner parties...

4 1/2" x 4 1/2": $45 each
12" x 7/8": $24 for a set of 4
6" x 3": $30 each
12" x 1/4": $26 for a set of 2
9" x 3": $32

These fun striped candles add a touch of fun to your grandmother's silver candlesticks! They definitely liven up any application!

Candles: $22/ pair

These horn silver candlesticks, by the way, are really cool: $425 each

These Nina Campbell candles smell LOVELY! I'd love to sit in the bathtub and smell one of these! Nice colors look great on an end table in your bedroom, living or family room.
$52 each (Scents are aquamarine & lapas)

July 17, 2009

Heather's House- Southern Accents

***Be sure to click on each picture to zoom in or read the article!***

As seen in Southern Accents Jan/ Feb 2009 issue!
*by Julie Cole Miller
*photographed by Pieter Estersohn
*produced byJohn Bossard
*portrait by Lisa Adams