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Mar 14 / jfletcher

I hate good-byes.

This time of year is really exciting for the design world. New 2012 catalogs are starting to arrive. The High Point Furniture Market, when loads of new pieces are introduced (whether it be furniture, fabric or accessories), is just around the corner. It’s all very exciting. But also around this time, some scary things start happening. Along with the glossy new catalogs come an updated price list revealing hefty price increases and discontinued items. It never fails that my favorite pieces always get the boot (not sure what that says about me) and last night was no exception. While flipping through the new Arteriors catalog, I had this gut feeling that something was missing. And it was. The Carter Antique Brass lamp was nowhere to be found. After sending frantic and urgent emails to my rep (who I’m sure loves to get frantic and urgent emails from me about things that are not, in fact, urgent) it was confirmed. The Carter lamp has been dropped from the line. Let’s take a moment of silence.

Carter brass lamp from Arteriors

I first fell for the Carter lamp when I saw it on Design*Sponge a few years ago.  Design*Sponge, in one of their Sneak Peak posts, was showcasing the insanely charming home of Emerson, of Emersonmade fame, and her husband, Ryan. The only thing getting me through this difficult time is revisiting the photos of Emerson’s quaint and super stylish New Hampshire farmhouse, appropriately named Emerson Farm.

emerson farm house photo 1 via design sponge

There she is. Sigh.

emerson farm house photo 2 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 3 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 4  via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 6 via design sponge

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the pantry. Emerson and Ryan do not eat sugar, flour or any processed foods. Right. Me neither. My pantry looks like this, too. Just shove the Lucky Charms and Pop Tarts out of the way and look towards the back.

emerson farm house photo 7 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 8 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 9 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 10 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 12 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 13 via design sponge

I love this bathroom (above). I want a towel with the name of my house embroidered on it. I guess I need to name my house first. Having cool first name would help. Joanna Farm just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Thanks, parents.

emerson farm house photo 14 via design sponge

emerson farm house photo 1 via design sponge

Here is the living room shot once more. I love the shape and the shine of this lamp, especially in such a classic and natural setting. It’s the perfect touch in this space, as well as countless others. Such a shame.

If these inspirational photos weren’t enough to get you through the grieving process, check out Emersonmade’s clothing line. It’s bound to put a smile on your face.

Photo credits: Arteriors and Design*Sponge

53 Comments

  1. Sarah / Mar 14 2012

    This post made me giggle, numerous times. In my pantry, you will find lots of Concord Grape jelly and candy bars. 🙂

  2. Hilary @ Arteriors Home / Mar 15 2012

    Joanna, Isn’t it a shame? We love the rush of excitement around new product releases but inevitably that means a somber good-bye to a few of our favorites. We’re so sorry to see our Carter go but happy to know he was so loved while he was around!

    Thanks for a lovely post (we’re big fans of Emerson too)!

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