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701 East Bay Street, Suite 106
Charleston, SC, 29403

843.207.4804

Fritz Porter is one of Charleston's best places to shop. We are an interior design showroom open to both the public and to the trades. We feature unique home furnishings, fabrics, lighting fixtures, antiques, vintage finds, fine art and new furniture. 

Journal Repository

Fritz Porter's design blog featuring interiors, inspirations, images that are nothing but Eye Candy and the Inside Scoop on our vendors and design center. 

INSIDE SCOOP: Look Up

Carlye Jane Dougherty

  An upward vantage of the now replaced Grace Bridge in Charleston, SC.

 

An upward vantage of the now replaced Grace Bridge in Charleston, SC.

Sometimes the best finds come from the most unexpected places...

My mother always had antique booths at various venues while I was growing up, and I would tag along with her to shows, flea markets, and auctions. One of the best pieces of advice she gave me was, "Don't forget to look up....you never know what you might be missing."

And she was right. So often we miss what is right in front (or above) us because we are so distracted, disengaged with our  surroundings, or have our faces permanently glowing from the luminescence of our iPhones. 

My father, who could care less about antiques, shopping or design had another unique way of teaching this same lesson: Inverse flying. I know it sounds like a fancy aeronautic term, but really it is just what we called the (now highly illegal) act of riding around in the bed of my dad's Chevy pickup truck under a sleeping bag and looking....you guessed it....up.

My brother and I would have to guess where we were in town by nothing more than the glimpse of an inverted church steeple, a lamp post, or the cornice of a building seen from a different vantage point.

It was fun, we gained some perspective, and, thankfully, we never got arrested.                  #lookup #inverseflying

  A dazzling dining room chandelier discovered by looking up in a most unexpected place.

 

A dazzling dining room chandelier discovered by looking up in a most unexpected place.