Furniture market yields fun finds

By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal

Vendors at the Tupelo Furniture Market offer more than upholstered furniture.
Sure, upholstered items are the mainstay at the market known for value, but vendors have branched out.
Their wares were on display at the spring market, which wraps up today. Items included everything from metallic, zebra-pattern rugs to faux palm trees to electric fireplaces.
Some vendors like Global Furniture USA emphasized modern and contemporary pieces, which Mark Shreyberg said are taking a little longer to catch on in the region. The New Jersey-based company has been at the Tupelo market twice and has filled its showroom with modern sofas, beds, chairs and tables.
One bar table had a double-layered clear top. When Shreyberg rotated the legs of the table, the top expanded to double the size.
“It’s something fun for a game room or a bar area,” he said of the $399 table. “It’s something good for people who are tight on space.”
The table stood out at the market, as well – a quality many vendors hoped would help them catch the eyes of buyers.

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