Chapters Indigo Fall Preview 2014

I was lucky enough to be invited to drop by the Chapters Indigo Fall Preview yesterday afternoon. Today is a bit of a relaxing day for me so I thought I'd put on the Camera Obscura, sit down, and write out a proper blog post about it. 

  The preview setup. I thought the leaves dangling from the ceiling were a nice decorative element. It definitely felt like fall in here. There weren't actually too many people so I had a good opportunity to look at things closely.

 

The preview setup. I thought the leaves dangling from the ceiling were a nice decorative element. It definitely felt like fall in here. There weren't actually too many people so I had a good opportunity to look at things closely.

  The table setup. I was in love with all the copper elements, and I think the textures here are working well together (between the copper, wood, and fabric, and bread, it feels rustic, as it should.)

 

The table setup. I was in love with all the copper elements, and I think the textures here are working well together (between the copper, wood, and fabric, and bread, it feels rustic, as it should.)

  I'm a sucker for anything gold/black. It's probably my favorite combo of "colors" imaginable. I might even buy one of these candles just because of the packaging, but they also happened to be my favorite scent among the options. The Voluspa website describes it as a "warm, exotic mixture of light amber, vanilla benzoin, and Indonesian patchouli." Hey... I know some of those words!

 

I'm a sucker for anything gold/black. It's probably my favorite combo of "colors" imaginable. I might even buy one of these candles just because of the packaging, but they also happened to be my favorite scent among the options. The Voluspa website describes it as a "warm, exotic mixture of light amber, vanilla benzoin, and Indonesian patchouli." Hey... I know some of those words!

  Again with the black and gold. I am a big fan of "plain" purses... in other words, things are aren't embellished to oblivion, which is why I loved these little wristlets. Excellent for a day about town.

 

Again with the black and gold. I am a big fan of "plain" purses... in other words, things are aren't embellished to oblivion, which is why I loved these little wristlets. Excellent for a day about town.

  OK. This is the worst photo ever BUT check. out. these. mason jar. shot glasses. Shot glasses. Whaaaaaaat. May have audibly gasped when I saw them. So stinkin' cute. 

 

OK. This is the worst photo ever BUT check. out. these. mason jar. shot glasses. Shot glasses. Whaaaaaaat. May have audibly gasped when I saw them. So stinkin' cute. 

  These Pluck teas caught my eye as well. Check out these flavors. Niagara Icewine. Is this a joke? I need this. Right now. The one behind it is "Smoky Maple" which sounds the perfect "windows-open-reading-a-book-fall-time" tea. But seriously... Niagara Icewine. I need this.

 

These Pluck teas caught my eye as well. Check out these flavors. Niagara Icewine. Is this a joke? I need this. Right now. The one behind it is "Smoky Maple" which sounds the perfect "windows-open-reading-a-book-fall-time" tea. But seriously... Niagara Icewine. I need this.

  Last on my Indigo Faves list was this "Today is a good day" pillow (which I'm pretty sure that all of us who attended the preview took the exact same photo.) It just demands attention... and to be honest, I'm not usually one for "words on objects", I think it can easily drift into the realm of cliché, but this pillow is kind of neat. It might be the use of the bold, plain font that helps it's design, now that I think about it, but it works. If anything, it at least inspires me to want to take up embroidery or something. 

 

Last on my Indigo Faves list was this "Today is a good day" pillow (which I'm pretty sure that all of us who attended the preview took the exact same photo.) It just demands attention... and to be honest, I'm not usually one for "words on objects", I think it can easily drift into the realm of cliché, but this pillow is kind of neat. It might be the use of the bold, plain font that helps it's design, now that I think about it, but it works. If anything, it at least inspires me to want to take up embroidery or something. 

All in all, the preview was a pretty neat experience! I think the set up was beautiful and now all I want is a hot cup of tea and something.... anything... that has maple in it. I think the great thing about Chapters is that it really does support independent businesses by opening up their product to a larger audience. Brands like Drip Maple, Studio Patro, Rifle Paper Co., Knot & Bow, Honeycomb Studio, among others (those are just the ones I can name off the top of my head) are all brands that I personally enjoy and love to see grow larger and become more successful. It's also a great way to make it much more accessible to the Canadian market. I think Chapters also focuses on finding and promoting products with good design which is so important to me! At the end of the preview, I walked away with a little gift bag that had a mug and candle and a copy of Covet Garden which I dove into immediately. (No Pluck Tea though... sad Andrea.) 

On another note, I realize I rarely write blog posts. It's something that I'd like to get into doing more, but I won't be promising it to anyone. I think when I first started writing, I worried about having to write about what other people cared about, and then never wrote anything. But really, this blog is for me, just to write about interesting things that happen.... to me. So the next post might be this weekend, maybe a week from now, or maybe longer than that. We'll see! Thanks for reading. 

A.