Farm & Filigree Decor Rentals and Styling specializes in one-of-a-kind rentals to supply photographers, venue owners, brides, event planners, and designers with hard to find props and décor items to create any desired look.
The company also offers prop styling services and expert assistance in establishing theme, selecting colors ,and locating just the right accessories for any soiree, as well as delivery and set-up services. The designers at Farm and Filigree turn simple ideas into creative expressions that coordinate with all aspects of your special day, as their goal is your vision, artistically rendered, in a way that causes your heart to skip a beat and your guests to say, “Wow!” Their styling and rentals have been featured in numerous wedding publications and blogs including Every Last Detail’s Best of 2014 feature, and they have received Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award for the past two years.
I so enjoy working diligently to understand a couple’s vision for their wedding decor, and then helping to bring that vision to life with the PERFECT decor pieces and styling. It is a wonderful creative outlet, and it is very rewarding to see excitement and satisfaction in the eyes of my clients.
I live on ten acres in Hurdle Mills with my husband Scott, whom I met in the first grade. (He was my first boyfriend in the sixth grade although we didn’t officially start dating until just after our junior year of high school.) We have one daughter, three sons, a dog, and a goat and adore them all! My only brother, his wife, and their six children live just next door- the path between our homes is a beaten down one through the woods!
I have a masters degree in counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I planned large family ministry events and decorated event spaces as well as large classroom spaces for 15 years at a huge church in Greensboro, North Carolina. More recently, I have been awarded the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award in 2014 and 2015 and was featured in Every Last Details Best of 2014 Blog. I am also a preferred vendor with The Lovely Find and the wedding director at Mountain View Farm in Rougemont, NC.
If it’s sweet, I LOVE it. I have to admit that my favorite part of any wedding is probably when the cake is served.
Have kids–you will truly then seldom have the chance to sit down for very long, which is a boost for the metabolism. I also get lots of regular exercise from gardening and yard work – with 10 acres, there is more than enough to be done!
I like everything except heavy metal, but my fav is probably Big Band….I think I was supposed to have lived in the 30’s-40’s! I never tire of listening to Ella Fitzgerald sing.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
Reading, gardening, refurbishing and redesigning, making something out of nothing, and watching my sons play football and basketball
Lots of favorites, but just to name a few: my children’s laugher; my husband’s eyes; fall leaves; birds chirping; crackling firepits; yard sales; Block Island, RI; open windows in the spring; being the first to leave footprints in freshly fallen snow; checking off my to-do list; Flea Market Flip; cutting fresh cilantro from my garden; mercury glass; children’s picture books; dancing; sleeping under a pile of quilts that my grandma made; Country Living Magazine; Shark Tank, and The Andy Griffith Show
Time travel, as I am very curious about what life in the past would have been like, or the ability to fly. “Soaring” in Disney World is a very cool ride.
What is something you could not live without?
I could not live without windows and a view. I hate to be locked indoors all day and love the fresh air–if I can’t be in it, I at least want to see wide open spaces!
If you could have lunch with anyone in history, who and why?
I’d want to have lunch with my mom. She died 18 years ago, and I still miss her so. She is such a part of who I am, and I’d love to just hear her voice and see her smile again. I was blessed to call her my mom.
Food TastesBeverage of Choice: Coffee or tea?
I honestly adore both, especially with a good friend or two, accompanied with lots of conversation and laughter. I must admit, though, that I am happy all by myself with a cup of the hot stuff in front of my fireplace in the winter (and yes, we get more use out of our fireplace than anyone on the planet) or with the iced stuff on my porch swing. (It gets lots of use, too, though not as much as I would like – this business and my family keep me BUSY!)
What makes you happiest?
I am the happiest when I know I am in the center of God’s will for my life – when I take a risk for Him and see the fruits of that obedience.