September 28, 2010

Lee Industries Upholstery SALE

We are excited to offer a SALE on Lee Industries Upholstery custom orders
October 1 – October 30
Additional 10% off our already discounted prices

Orders placed by Oct. 29 guaranteed Thanksgiving delivery!

September 27, 2010


A friend of mine works for Queens University's continuing education department and passed along information regarding a great 4 week course on Southern furniture. If you are interested, please check out the course description:

The History & Evolution of Southern Furniture & Decorative Arts

This course consists of a series of four lectures examining the various fields of regional antiques in historical context and exploring ways to define and determine value. Is age the only criteria for an "antique" to have value? Do antiques appreciate in value over time? What are the changing trends in the world of collecting? This course will focus on Southern furniture, pottery and silver.
Each week you will see examples of decorative arts, such as paintings, pottery and other furnishings. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in each category. The first three classes will be held at the new Queens University of Charlotte - Hodges Taylor Humanities Campus, utilizing the Hodges Taylor Gallery conveniently located uptown (free parking provided directly under the building). The last session of class (10/28/10) will be held in the historic Withers House located on the Queens’ main campus. You will have a chance to see the beautiful interiors of this extraordinary southern Victorian. (The house was originally constructed in 1904 but moved to Myers Park in the 1920’s.)
The sessions begin Oct. 7th and meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 28th. To sign-up please use the registration link below or contact Tina Sacco at

September 24, 2010

MORE new accessories!

The boxes keep arriving daily with new accessories from the New York gift show. What a treat!
marble leaf $85 
 blue glass box $45
lattice garden stool $325 (14x20) 
distressed mirror $525 (34x54) 
recycled pine bar $425 
aluminum twig candleabras $125 each (sold as a pair) 
wooden hurricanes $125 each (sold as a pair) 
burlap torso $175 
burlap votives - perfect for candles, flowers, or even pencils!
$10, $15, & $25

Jay at In Bloom

Jay at In Bloom Ltd. is simply the best! Look at this wonderful arrangement he made for our shop. Fabulous!!!

New Circa Friend

Meet Oliver! Isn't he the most adorable little guy you've ever seen? We think Ollie is a shoe-in for Circa's Christmas card this year! A friend of Circa's dropped by recently to show him off. We just love him!
Sister loves him too!

September 23, 2010

NEW Verellen Upholstery

Verellen makes awesome upholstery - absolutely comfortable but amazing looking! It is their attention to detail that makes their products so unique.
slipcovered Rafael chair
$1722 Circa price ($2296 retail)
I love this Rafael chair detailing!
Dante condo sofa with grey wash legs and nailheads
herringbone body, velvet seat and pillows
$4967 Circa price ($6622 retail)
green damask pillows $225 each (sold as a pair)
flax and green pillow with shell $120
The nailheads make this sofa!
Julian wing chair in a light grey linen
$2205 Circa price ($2940 retail)
silk/ wool shawl $180 30x80
graphic rose embroidered pillow $80
Clementine condo sofa in velvet
$5250 Circa price ($7000 retail)
Alfons condo sofa
 $4640 Circa price ($6188 retail)
glazed linen fabric with nailheads
custom copper damask pillows with buttons $275 each (sold as a pair)
I love the base on this sofa!

September 14, 2010

Tuscan Color

Circa designer Kathy Smith offers her most inspired Tuscan color in the October 2010 House Beautiful...Farrow & Ball Sand (#45).
(click image to enlarge and read other designers' Tuscan inspiration)
See how Kathy used Farrow & Ball Sand in a client's home in Charlotte. With handpainted wallpaper this room screams Tuscany!

September 13, 2010

Rebecca Moses' "A Life of Style"

"What is personal style?" House Beautiful previews Rebecca Moses' A Life of Style in the October 2010 issue. Rebecca's watercolor "sketchbook" for style constants can easily be translated to Circa style.
(*House Beautiful October 2010 page 134, 135*)

Louis XIII walnut arm chair with white damask c. 1700 $4800
Bourgeoisie 3D oak Tudor desk $2448
68w x 34d x 30h
pair iron lamps with shades c. 1880 $2800
BeeLine Home twigs mirror $1900
 39w x 62.5h
square glass lamps $250 each (sold as a pair)
tear drop candlesticks $170 each (sold as a pair)
crystal candlesticks $225 each (sold as a pair)
Lee Industries McAlpine Home slipper chair
(pricing depends on fabric selection)
Marguarite sconce $275 each (sold as a pair)
wicker bench $425
72"w x 19"d x 19"h
NEW! Verellen Alfons Condo sofa $4640
custom copper damask pillows with buttons $275 each (sold as a pair)

September 8, 2010

New Accessories for the New Season!

Autumn is quickly approaching...the perfect time to spice up your accessories!
embroidered table runner
20x72; $175
silk swirl runner on linen
30x80; $225
knot throw
50x60; $175
boiled wool throw
60x80; $300
custom pillows $115 each
(sold as a pair)
custom brown suede pillow $105 each
(sold as a pair)
custom damask pillow $195 each (sold as a pair)
Greek key pillow $350 each (sold as a pair)
BeeLine Home chicken feather lamp
 $750 each (sold as a pair)