Checking in at Screen Door...

I travel to Asheville a few times a year and even if I just have one free hour, I always love to check in with the antique and home decor shop, Screen Door. Inside, they have 25,000 square feet of space with scrumptiously good finds to peruse.   


My personal favorite vendor (of the 100+ inside) is Susan Chancey of Lost & Foundry. Her section always has such fun, unusual items you'd want in your own home. I especially loved her windowsill herb holder at $52. 

Susan also carries these unique red and white numbered vases ($25) and this wire wine rack I really love, which can be affixed to the wall ($70).

The best part about Screen Door is just how much you have to choose from. Every vendor offers something special, catering to various tastes and interests. 

I particularly loved these unique lamps handmade by local artist, Kim Dryden. ($124) 

This vintage restaurant sign would be amazing in the right cafe and at $345, it's a pretty good deal. 

In this booth I found a bevy of pretty papers that sell for $8 each. Framed or affixed with washi tape, they quickly become cool and interesting artwork. 

I think my favorite find of the day was this collage owl art piece, selling for $300. 

Perhaps the best part about visiting Screen Door is all the inspiration it offers. I'm always learning new ways to display or organize things. Even if you don't buy a thing, you always leave with at least one good idea...

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach


Eye Candy

If you're traveling to Asheville, NC and only have time to stop at one shop, may I suggest Screen Door. At 25,000 square feet, Screen Door houses dozens of rooms filled with cool treasures, original work and antiques from over 100 vendors. In a space this large, you'd expect your share of junk items but it's hardly the case. Every turn and glance around this space offers up something unique that oozes good quality and design. 

I always loved the English poster Work Hard and Be Nice to People. This sign offered the same sentiment but in a more rustic look, which I love.   

I lean towards mid century modern in my decor and some of the pieces here are really fabulous. Frank Capps, who manages and styles many of the booths, shows some great examples of mixing new with old. Screen Door is also the perfect place to go gift shopping or to just pick up some fun soup spoons or vintage glassware. This is a destination you'll want to spend some time at so I'd give yourself at least two hours to peruse in peace. (and if you like design books, you won't want to miss their attached bookstore) What I love most about Screen Door is you can always walk away with a little something, no matter your budget. Not to mention that the item you do buy, once carefully placed in that perfect nook or wall space back home, always begs the question from friends, "Where'd you find that?"  

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach