Happy Monday! I have driven past Marco Polo Imports so many times and thought, one of these days I am going to stop in there. One of the things that most hinders me from stopping at new places in the big city is parking. Hesitating for one second on the road gets you blaring horns behind you from the ever so cheerful city folk, so trying to find your way somewhere new can be discouraging. Not to mention parking is not easy, especially on weekdays.
Saturday night, we had the great fortune to enjoy a date night but had no plans. So we decided to just get into the car and start driving and make it up as we went along. The Man, who had been wanting to take me to Marco Polo, suggested it and went straight there.
We had a fantastic time wandering the store filled with treasures from around the world. There were beautiful wood carvings, a fantastic selection of unique lighting, beautiful reclaimed wood furniture, upholstered goods and much more. It was a feast for the eyes and creative mind. We fell in love with many things, had fun discussing what we liked, how we'd implement it, etc. I particularly loved the chandelier above that was placed above a beautiful casual, rustic wood dining table. It made such a beautiful impression with a table setting and other furnishing all in earth tones.
The staff was friendly and welcoming and we had a great experience. Design services are available and they work with the trade. If you're in the area, stop in for some great inspiration, lovely decorating pieces that can give your home it's own unique stamp and get to know the team there. We'll definitely be back soon. Marco Polo Imports also has a great web site you can enjoy from anywhere with contact information for purchases. It's also a great site for inspiration.
Wertz Brothers Antique Mart is right around the corner, so there is another fun place to stop and wander and pick up something unique for your home. It's where I picked up items for the trade and this indian print block. It was closed on Saturday night but I'm looking forward to introducing it to The Man soon. I think this is going to be a new path of adventuring, just heading towards areas of town we don't stop in often. There is so much to uncover and enjoy!
all images from Marco Polo