Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Snooty Fox

Shop til you drop

This morning I woke up bright and early to join a bus full of women on an all-day shopping adventure to Cincinnati's chain of upscale consignment stores, better known as "The Snooty Fox." The store boasts designer fashions, accessories, shoes, handbags, and even furniture. We visited 5 of the 8 store locations. This was my first Snooty Fox experience and I have to admit, I was more than impressed!

The bus trip was great surrounded by friends and newly found friends (by the end of the day) and the quality of the merchandise made it feel like a true treasure hunt. Some of my favorite purchases from the trip are an Escada suit (that fits like a glove), a Max Mara satchel, a skirt by Oscar De La Renta, dresses by Free People, Max & Cleo, BCBG Max Azria, and much more! Amazingly I did not purchase any items for the home, although that doesn't mean there weren't any great items. I think I just need a small break from home goods after all my shopping for the Home & Garden Show. Don't worry - I'll be back on my game tomorrow!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


March 3, 2010

You may be wondering why my blog has a different name than the actual business I blog about. Here's the skinny: HappyRoost is my latest project - an offshoot of Laura Weimer Interior Design - and inspired by my love for all things vintage. will be an online furniture, accessories, and decor retailer that aims to provide a fun shopping atmosphere for you! We will carry one-of-a-kind accessories, hand created/refurbished furnishings, and unique vintage finds. The site will also feature a new concept in the world of shopping - all prices will be negotiable!

Hopefully this new site will help me reduce my inventory to a manageable size. Currently, my house, barn, garage, shed, and greenhouse all serve as storage! I have gathered and collected antiques since I was in elementary school; beginning with antique dolls, clothing, and dollhouse furniture spanning to my current obsession with mid-century modern pieces. It will also bring me one step closer to my eventual goal of opening my own store here in Dayton, Ohio.

In addition to my personal collection of oddities, I hope to include original artwork by local artists (perhaps with a few of my own thrown in) and fun gift items. I hope to have the site up and running by the end of March. It will start with just a few items added each week and we'll go from there! Please check in often to


Monday, March 1, 2010

And the Award Goes To....

Winner of the 2010 People's Choice Award

Laura Weimer Interior Design LLC is proud to be the winner of the People's Choice Award for the best design at Dayton's Home & Garden Show.

Thank you everyone for your votes and support! I'm looking forward to participating again next year. I'm already conjuring several possible ideas! Maybe I should have a vote as to which concept I should complete?

Congratulations also to John Stuart of J. Parker Stuart Interiors for winning the Mayor's award for his fabulous design!

The show was great advertisement for my company and winning the people's choice award was sweet icing on the cake! For more pictures of my design please visit my website:

All the furniture pieces I refurbished and painted myself. I even designed the chair upholstery by creating a template in AutoCad then painting the pattern on with fabric paint. It was easy and cheap - the fabric was on clearance for $1.50 /yd!

All items featured in the photographs are for sale so if you or someone you know is interested in something, please contact me! Prices are negotiable. I just don't have the space to store everything :)

Thanks again!