November 2, 2015
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Autumn Gold - NC's One-of-a-Kind Treasures
@ Metrolina, Leland Little & The Ivy Cottage

November brings cool temperatures and a soft light quality that gently filters into our homes. The changing climate affects our cadences. Crisp autumn air triggers our nesting instincts and efforts to head out for antiquing adventures. Sure, it's easy to purchase items on the Internet but the brick and mortar approach to antique hunting is so much fun and makes for a great day trip or fall weekend-getaway.

Vintage treasures abound at a variety of venues including flea markets, auctions, and consignment malls ready to be explored. Inventories are constantly being refreshed and prices are always negotiable. The camaraderie among buyers and sellers is what you'll enjoy the most. It's so easy to strike up conversations and forge new friendships when the topic turns to antiques.

We've traveled the state near and far, east to west for treasures of endless varieties in fine antiques, vintage heirlooms, shabby chic furniture, jewelry, collectibles, rugs, fabric, handmade gifts and more. And here are some widely popular events & venues that any treasure hunter and lovers of all things vintage won't want to miss.

Metrolina Expo Marketplace Fall Extravaganza - Take a road trip and enjoy these 1500 handpicked dealers for the biggest antique show in the Southeast! Metrolina Fall Extravaganza opens this Wednesday, Nov 4th through Sunday, Nov. 8th in Charlotte, NC. Vendors come from 40 states and 20 countries.

With 98,000 square feet of indoor, climate controlled shopping, 2 large covered outdoor malls,122 outdoor booths in Piccadilly Lane, as well as 18 buildings in Antique Village you'll feel as if you struck gold. (See Map)

Not only is there 1500 booths, but a great assortment of fresh market produce & plants.

For the weak and hungry - You'll find a full bar featuring local craft beers, and Food Truck Fest from Charlotte's favorite local food trucks & Belly Backers Express Café.

The Metrolina Fall Extravaganza is overflowing with a wonderful collection of fine antiques, collectibles and unique merchandise from all over the world waiting for you.

Here's a Bonus - Metrolina Antique & Vintage Market offers guests complimentary, on-site appraisals on Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

Metrolina Expo - November 4th-8th. 7100 Statesville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28269. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Website.

Fast Talk - Live Auctions @ Leland Little

Have you ever wanted to try your luck at bidding in a live-auction, but were too intimidated to wave your paddle? Or maybe you think auctioneers talk too fast for us slow-talkin southerns? Quit being a scardy cat! We know an auctioneer who gives first-time bidders as much attention and consideration as his seasoned bidders.

Mr. Leland Little, of Leland Little Auctions speaks with a warm, southern accent, but he can rattle off lots at a tongue-twisting speed when conducting live auctions at his Hillsborough, NC Gallery. His auctioneer chant is used to hold the attention of the audience and to keep the auction moving at a steady pace. But Leland does it in a manner that keeps it fun and allows you to feel comfortable and engaging.

Unlike other types of sales, an auctioneer is responsible for selling all the lots within a few hours, and use of the chant helps keep the items moving. The chant is a series of numbers connected by "filler" words to give the buyer time to think between bids.

Treasures await; the fun and thrill of live auctions can be exhilarating. Leland Little invites you to attend an auction at his 16,000 square foot Hillsborough, NC Gallery. (Next live-auction, Nov.14) To register for bidding in-person, please visit the auction gallery where a staff member will get you registered, give you a bid card, and you'll be ready to bid!

Remember, the numbers are the most important part of the chant, and are pronounced the most clearly. Listen carefully, you CAN understand the auctioneer. Don't worry, he won't allow you to mistakenly increase your own bid! (Thanks Leland!)

Next live auction is The Personal Collection of Mr. Philip H. Huggins, Saturday, November 14, 9:00am. Click Here to view lots.

Leland Little Auctions include sales of: Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, Asian Art, Silver, Modern Art, Fine Wine, Furniture, Antiques, Couture & Entire Estates. It's easy to ask and consign:Click Here.

Leland Little - 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919)644-1243. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Website.

Largest Consignment Shop @ The Ivy Cottage

The Ivy Cottage in Wilmington, NC is the southeast's largest antique and home decor consignment shop. With over 25,000 square feet of space and 6000+ consignors who contribute antiques, vintage, and modern furniture and decor which continue to change. Hundreds of new items come in every day!  

You'll never get bored when shopping The Ivy Cottage. The selections of china patterns, fine crystal, sterling silver, oriental rugs, lighting, artwork, Americana, & much more are endless. It's worth a road trip, and you'll definitely be bringing back something you fell in love with and just had to have.

The Ivy Cottage - 3020-3030-3100 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. Phone: (910)815-0907 Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm
Consignment Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends: Appointment Only. Website.


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To Bee or Not to Bee
Grape News - NC Wine Festival Comes to Triangle this Saturday
You Just Got Carded! On Saturday, November 7 the North Carolina Wine Festival will be held among the cobblestone streets of City Market and Moore Square in Raleigh. The longest running and largest wine festival in NC is a great event featuring wine tastings, local food pairings, artist exhibits and live entertainment by the EMBERS. Starting at Noon (11am for VIP tickets), you are free to bring your lawn chairs and ID (but no coolers or pets). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Raleigh Jaycees and the Foundation of Hope which provides research and treatment of mental illnesses. Tickets 

How does the wine tasting work? Over 20 wineries are participating and are prepared to pour a 'standard' taste sample. Tasting is free with your admission and there are special advance VIP tickets which provide access to additional wines, food samples, early (11am) access. Please be respectful and allow others to enjoy their product too. Winery List
Make Way for Artists and Crafters: In-between sips and spits you can check out the over 40 exhibits selling everything from Wine Wipes (no we didn't make this up) to beautiful jewelry and leather crafts to fine Bull City Cigars. Also, make room for food as some of the tastiest food and snack vendors will be there to feed your additions (you must check out Nothing Bundt Cakes ... to die for). Website & Exhibitor and Food List 
World (Class) Series - First Friday Raleigh, February 6
Down But Not Out: Ok, so the Cubs didn't make the World Series (like predicted in  'Back To The Future II").  Oh well, it seems like this series came and went like a flash. Unlike another successful series ... First Friday, Raleigh ... which provides a much needed excuse to throw a curve into your daily routine. So "tee up" for a sensory surprise and visit the galleries and bars/restaurants this Friday, November 6. Besides, with the eclipse of Daylight Saving Time, you should have plenty of energy to strike out. Website
Triangle Photography Festival Exhibition at the Mahler: "Click! ... The Mahler Fine Art will exhibit photography by Doug Van de Zande, Christer Berg, Jean-Christian Rostagni and Jon Kolkin during its First Friday event from 6 to 9pm. Also, later this month the Mahler is honored to present an exhibition of the extraordinary artworks of John Lennon. All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th. All events are complimentary and open to the public. Website
Jimmy Craig Womble II / Recent Work at Adam Cave Fine Art: November will be a busy month at Adam Cave starting with First Friday. Come see the new show of oils by gifted North Carolina artist Jimmy Craig Womble II showcasing his widest array of subject matter yet. Womble finds his emotional touch stones in junk yards, boat docks, and contemporary still-lifes. The First Friday evening reception, 6-9pm at Adam Cave Fine Art - 115-1/2 East Hargett Street, 2nd Floor. Website
High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition - Meet the Finalists at High CottonThe Third Annual High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition was open to students in both the College of Design and College of Textiles at NCSU. Students were invited to design a paisley pattern using a specific palate of colors. The winner's design will be printed on fabric and will become a bow tie for High Cotton's 2016 Spring line! First Friday shoppers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite design so come on by and cast your vote. Website

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Take a Breather Before the Holiday Rush!

Join Ginny Broughton and Heidi Behrends for tea, light bites, styling tips, and unique gifts from the new India Hicks Holiday Collection.
Friday, November 6th from 10:30am-2:00pm.
Please email for details.
To see the India Hicks Collection, Click Here

CT Weekends Invites You to Meet Lisette Limoges and Her Daughter Kathryne. Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2-6pm & Wednesday, Nov. 4th 11am-6pm. Wine & Hor d'ourves served Wed. from 4:30-6:30pm.
View a large selection of her Fall 2015 line and preview her Spring 2016 collection. Have your picture taken with Lisette on Tues 5-6pm, Wed. 2-3pm. PLUS! Lisette & CT Weekends are Teaming up to Support Interact of Wake County. For every Lisette L® pant you try on, Lisette & CT Weekends will each donate $1 to Interact. 
C.T. Weekends - 437 Daniels St. Raleigh, 27605. Phone (919) 787-9073. Website.

Bridge of Spies -  Film Screening (starring Tom Hanks) and Q&A, Benefitting The Cold War Museum is Saturday, November 14 at 5:30pm at Carmike 15 Theater - 5501 Atlantic Springs Rd. Raleigh.
The gripping account of the shoot-down of Pilot Francis Gary Powers and America's Secret U-2 Spy Plane over the USSR May Day 1960.

Tickets are $20/person. Event proceeds to benefit The Cold War Museum. Click Here to Reserve Your Seats.
Following the movie there will be a Q&A session with Francis Gary Powers, Jr, son of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers; and book signing for "Operation Overflight" to follow Feature Presentation. First come, first seated. No assigned seats.

The Cold War Museum is an all-volunteer operation dedicated to honoring Cold War Veterans and preserving Cold War history. 100% of your donations and membership fees are directed to preserving artifacts and educating the public about the Cold War.

Olde Raleigh Real Estate
Jill Rekuc, Broker, Ph: 919-389-0555, Website

3712 Camp Mangum Wynd $1.05m   
Olde Raleigh
5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 6280 SF Basement, Gorgeous Lakefront Traditional, MLS #:1990632, Click Here for MLS listing.

 311 Gallery - November 5-28 at 311 Gallery: Raleigh Warehouse District Plein Air Juried Show. Small paintings produced onsite during the October Warehouse District Plein Air Paintout and other plein air paintings are the focus of the November show at 311 Gallery. The First Friday Opening Reception is November 6 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Normal hours Thursday-Saturday 11:30 to 4:30.
311 Gallery - 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh 27601. Website

Photo left: Artist, Rick Bennett, plein air painting. 

Share the Pie - StepUp Ministry in Raleigh and Alliance Medical Ministry have teamed up this Thanksgiving. Local bakeries have donated thanksgiving themed pies that will be available for purchase with all proceeds supporting StepUp and Alliance Medical Ministry. To help with this fundraiser, Click Here to purchase your Thanksgiving Pies.
Pumpkin, Pecan or Chocolate pies for Thanksgiving are $25/pie or $45 for 2 pies. Pick up dates are Nov. 24 or 25.

Join Southern Season in Chapel Hill for the biggest event of the year and celebrate local craft beer! Home Brew Competition and Beer Extravaganza is Saturday, November 7th from 1-4pm. Several local breweries, brewers and vendors will be at this event. Starting at 1pm sample the local breweries and brewers and several food vendors. Stick around until 4pm when announced the winners of the home brew competition. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $14 at the door. Website

2.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Stephen J. Waters, III, Personal Banker. 2101 Clark Avenue, Cameron Village Raleigh, NC 27605.     
Phone: 919-755-2401.
Call Blaise Waters for a Super Detailed Clean Car!   
Car Wash
Blaise is paying for his high school tennis. He has all the supplies and uses professional products. If you don't own a hose, he will bring one. He cleans the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and washes the outside. He will come to you. Prices: Cars $30, SUV's $40. Contact: Blaise Waters (305)903-1550 (texting is best!)

Did You Know?  For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain. Please support our local businesses!  This is what the Beltline Buzz is all about.

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