Tuesday, November 17, 2009

furniture, mountains, and shooting stars

This week in North Carolina is all about doing the final tweaks to our new furniture designs at Metro Home Furnishings. We're going over every inch of the new modular concept, and we'll be applying some great new fabrics that I've totally fallen in love with. I may even be proud enough to post some photos soon.

While I'm here, Robert Thomas the Sales Manager for Metro, is graciously hosting me at his mountain top cabin home in Fancy Gap, Virginia. It's just over the state line from Mount Airy, NC, and it's a magnificent place! His property borders the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The luckiest part is the meteor shower. Last night I woke at 3AM to see it, but it had become cloudy. I was so bummed I was missing it. But tonight I went outside and the sky was completely clear! Pitch black! The stars are so vivid up here at 3,000 feet with no light polution. You can see dense clusters of stars. It's totally awesome! And I've seen 4 shooting stars so far tonight :-)

I wish I had a really good camera with me, but here's some decent photos I took with my sony phone. Oh! Did I mention there's a horse out back too?!

I had to stop and photograph this old house on the way down the mountain this morning. It just makes my imagination wander to the history it must have sheltered over the many years. I really love this photo.

And finally, tonight's dinner was pork tenderloin in the oven with peaches, ginger, garlic, and other spices, with baby red potatoes and a Caesar salad. It was SO good!



Caio Fernandes said...

you have really good photos here .the last one is my favorite . i think all the good vibes appear on then .

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Again, you are making me hungry and once again, you are in another gorgeous place on earth. Fancy Gap looks so tranquil. Perfect spot for making good decisions. I love old structures as well. It truly is the history that it speaks. What a special evening Robert. So thrilled to see your new line. You must share soon. Enjoy your last beautiful moments.

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful part of the country. made my first trip through there this past summer, while traveling the long way back from south carolina to ohio. such simple life, and untouched beauty, don't ya think? great pics! i agree.. the old house makes the imagination flow. :) oh, and the dinner sounds delicious!!

continued blessings,

p.s. can't wait to see the new furniture designs!!

Ari said...

It's totally awesome that place!.
It must be really easier to loose all sense of time there ....just a place where you can simply experience and take forth.

Congrats !!....finally you catched a few of shooting stars .

Ideezine said...


The interior designer (soul) in Robert is a HUGE believer in wishes coming true (shooting stars). Love of nature (mountains & horse) and respect for history and hope in the future (little white house). Good people, good food is good business. Life is but a dream come true!

Great snaps and glad you're taking it all in and sharing it with us.


Robert Petril said...

Caio, Deb, Tracie, Ari, and Bette, This really is a magical place. Thank you so much for sharing your comments, and your incredibly kind support.

JeanetteS said...

What a fabulous place to visit. And I'm envious you got to see the meteor shower.