On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 we hosted a champagne and confection Back to School celebration at our store.
We toasted the new school year and all the nostalgic memories it brings with glasses of champagne and mouthwatering morsels from SugaPlump Pastries and Cornucopia Gourmet Popcorn.
Dill pickle and sundried tomato basil flavored popcorn from our friends at Cornucopia
We couldn’t get enough of the delicious popcorn and pastries. A big thank you to SugaPlump and Cornucopia for providing the treats.
Lemondrop cake pops & white chocolate Irish creme infused cakeballs & mini french vanilla and strawberry cupcakes from SugaPlump Pastries & Catering
Guests met our “artists in residence” Tolly Moseley of Austin Eavesdropper and Maureen Stevens of Inglenook Decor and Inspired Mrs. Stevens.
Room designers & guest bloggers Maureen & Tolly
Both Tolly and Maureen designed spaces at F123 and were our “You Never Forget Your First” guest bloggers. We unveiled their well-styled spaces at the party.
Maureen's Furnish 123 Room
Maureen used Furnish 123’s Riverton sofa in Spa, Cubit ivory cubes, Aaron Spa chairs and Marsha lamps in her relaxing room design.
With its soft blues and vanilla tones, we felt like it was a room one would want to retreat to after a long day. A little “seaside” get away.
Another shot of Maureen's beautiful room
In Tolly’s room, she used our Oakmere Truffle Leather Sofa, Showwood Accent Chair, Flanders coffee table and Natane lamps for her awesomely styled space. We called it “the cigar room.” Tolly remarked that she was used to have male roommates in college and that she was accustomed to designing for the male color palette: deep browns and leather.
Tolly's room design
Tolly's dashing room
Guests also wrote on the Conquest Wall/Wall of Shame on the days leading up to the party and during the party and we gave away a free throw blanket to all contest entrants.
Checking out the wall of shame and wall of conquest
Posting a first furniture purchase story
We drew from the first and worst furniture purchases on our Wall of Shame/Conquest Wall from our Never Forget Your First Contest and awarded the winners a FREE sofa, a dinette set with chairs and a table, or a dresser drawer chest. Contestants to be called this week.
Furnish 123 owner, Kyle Gage, drawing our contest winners
Here’s to memories of your first day of college, your first dorm room, your first apartment, your first home and your first adult furniture purchase.
Thanks to all who joined us for our Back to School celebration. We enjoyed meeting new people and seeing some of our regulars. We also enjoyed reading all of the fun and creative You Never Forget Your First contest entries. For more photos of the party, like us and check out our Facebook page.