Sunday, January 18, 2009

Atlanta-Fun & Inspiring

We just came back from the Atlanta Gift Market! What a fun trip! My daughter and her husband moved to Atlanta in July so it was definitely a “business mixed with pleasure” trip! I’ve been attending the Atlanta Market for the last eight years with friends or coworkers, but this is the first time my daughter and husband have gone with me.

We stayed in their beautiful new home and commuted in. It worked out just great.

We had a blast at the market too! It was so fun showing them around my favorite market. It was great to have their fresh eyes and opinions as we looked for great new products. I always come back from the market feeling so inspired, ready to tear it up! Just wait till you see our 2009 offerings! It’s going to be a great year!

We even managed to squeeze in some fun this year and visited the Coke Museum. Here we are in our 3D glasses!


Lorri said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Hope you have a great week.

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

WOW! Does that look like fun~Your family is adorable too and nice you were able to spend time with them~any new ideas you brought back? Cindy :)

Carolee Crafts said...

The market looks wonderful and pleased your trip worked out well.

lisa said...


It appears that you had a perfect visit with your DD and her husband. They have a lovely home! The Atlanta market looks absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to see all your new goodies.


Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Your daughters home is BEAUTIFUL, I think she has my brick! Anyway, I am quite jealous you got to go there to market, one thing I wanted to do, maybe I will hit it later, could you give me some guidelines so I dont waste my time where I dont need to be!
How exciting and to drink coke too, thats where I think you had tastes from all over the world isnt it?

gail said...

Hi Eileen,,, gift mart looks soooo fun. So many beautiful things, I cant wait to see whats new. Any new suggestions on whats the next big thing and color???
YOur daughters home is just gorgeous!!! I love it. I am glad you had such a nice visit. Pink hugs, gail

Debbie said...

Sounds like a fun trip....I would love to go to market some day....I'll put that on my vision board. :) Your daughter and SILs house is beautiful!

Pink hugs,

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

WOW! Great photos! Yes one walks away from these markets refreshed. How nice to have your family with you. What a great support group!

Can't wait to see what 2009 will bring for all of us! Much success!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a fun trip! I would love to go to a show like that.Love their house too!
bunny kisses,

Patricia said...

What a fun time you had! Looks just marvelous, when do we get the report on new trends and colors??
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Eileen, Your daughters house looks amazing! Great to hear about Atlanta, I have never been there. Went to the Los Angeles show this last weekend and it was very sad. The LA show is getting smaller for every year and the crowd was so small this time around, many vendors does not show here anymore....

Shabby Shan said...

It sounds like you had a blast! Your daughter's home is beautiful. I'm glad you had a wonderful trip!


Inka Thomas said...

It looks like you had a great time and the market looks! Glad you got to spend time with your daughter and family.


Susie said...

Hi Eileen! I would also love being at one of those shows. How can you ever decide? Looks like you all had a blast!
The Polka Dot Rose

Tedi said...

I'm so happy you had such a successful trip and your daughter is gorgeous... gesh, where do you think she got that from? Call me crazy, but I'm really looking forward to this year too!

Steph said...

I had so much fun!!!!! I hope I get to go next year, maybe I'll be ready to take the plunge and start buying!

love love!