Thursday, January 17, 2008

2008 Home & Holiday Trends at the Atlanta Gift Market

We just returned from a week long buying trip at the Atlanta Gift Market. The Atlanta Market is huge…and so inspiring! We love going to see what the new trends in both Home and Holiday décor are for 2008. We thought we’d post a few pics for you to see.

The Estate Garden feel is back in a big way for spring. Garden pieces are moss covered or found with worn and chipping edges for that great vintage look. We loved this line from Midwest and will be listing it at soon at it arrives! Spring will also be very colorful with a pallet of yellow, lime and green apple paired with turquoise.

We were very excited to find some wonderful cottage products. We will also be offering this wonderful line of papered tin pieces, and these beautiful quilts just as soon as they are shipped. We also have new ideas for our handmade lines so watch for those to come this spring.
Inspirational product will be a big theme in both home and holiday décor. Warm and thought provoking messages where found on everything from plates, and frames to jewelry. We’ll be listing some jewelry pieces as soon as we can get pics taken!
Because we own a Christmas show, we spend a great deal of our time in that section of the market. The displays are incredibly beautiful and give us wonderful ideas for our fall and winter shows. The colors and themes for Christmas are broad, and there should be something for everyone to love. With the “green” movement, nature related themes where in virtually every showroom. It seems dressier and more sophisticated than in past years.
Pretty much everyone had some kind of stripped candy, gumdrop or cocoa/coffee line as well. Here is a cute example from Dpt. 56.

The market is too huge to share it all, but that’s some of the highlights. There’s just one last product I have to tell you about. This stuff comes in a little three inch bottle and when soaked in water forms little jelly like marbles. They come in different colors or you can dye them. Watch for them in the wedding and floral industry! I know I’m going to use them in my weddings! So cool! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

To Market To Market Clear it out SALE!

Happy New Year to all of you! Thanks for visiting our blog! We hope you enjoyed our photo's of our Christmas show....but It's 2008 and it's time to get a move on! 2008 is going to be GREAT!

It's MARKET TIME!!! So it's time to clear off the shelves! We are headed to the Atlanta Market to load up on wonderful new products for you and your home. We are so excited to see what is new in 2008. We have a feeling it is going to be great!

To make room for all the new goodies, we are offering 15% off your total order. Just type in SALE when you check out. We'll be gone for a week, so shipping will be delayed until we get back January 17th!

We have just a couple more of our darling pink chocolate snowmen! Get them before they melt away and are gone for the season!
See you all soon!
Eileen & Karen