It's hard to believe it is time for us to head back to the summer Atlanta market. This is the largest market in the country with over a 7 million square feet of vendor space, and growing! We will be at market from Friday, July 10Th until Tuesday, July 14Th. Even with 4 full days (8:00am-8:00pm) we still do not see all the market has to offer. We always make appointments with our key vendors. But, we also make sure we have ample time to search out new vendors with the latest high design trends to bring back to the shop. There are several exciting seminars we will attend to learn the best way to merchandise and operate our shop. We also meet many talented professionals and share success stories and "war" stories. We are planning many exciting special events for the shop this fall and we will be searching for the perfect treasures to showcase at these events. Most people think we will be buying Christmas, but in actuality we will be buying Spring and Summer 2010. Our Christmas 2009 was purchased in January and has already arrived at our shop. We have sorted and marked our Christmas treasures and will showcase them at our open house in November. I know you are going to love the unique gifts, jewelry and decorations we have for this Christmas! Check back with us next week and see my daily snapshots from the market. We will be closed Friday, July 10Th through Tuesday, July, 14Th. We will reopen Wednesday, July 15Th for all your gift giving needs!! We hope to see you next week! In the meantime, check out our website at http://www.evelynsjewelry.com/ and become a fan of ours at http://www.facebook.com/ and search evelyn's jewelry & gift shop.