Saturday, January 7, 2012
WE'RE OFF TO MARKET
It's hard to believe that we will soon be off to market again. Every January & July we head to this country's largest market, Americasmart, in Atlanta to be the very best in gifts & decor. This market in Atlanta provides us with everything we could possibly want to see & find. And, we are excited to see how some of our favorite showrooms have remodeled. We gain such wonderful inspiration from our vendors that we will bring back to the shop. And it provides us with the perfect opportunity to talk with other retailers & pick up some great ideas from them.
Although we bought the majority of Easter & Spring in July, we will still be looking for great fill-ins to brighten up the shop.
The majority of our buying will be Fall, Halloween, and Christmas. Yes, we buy these holidays in January to ensure we will get the product we want to showcase in the shop. The majority of these items will be sold out by the time we return to market in July. I have already planned all the themes for our Christmas trees & decor of the shop. It is sure to be one of our best ever!
I'm really excited about going to a seminar with 2 of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators, Nathan Turner and Mary McDonald. They will be discussing interiors, entertaining, & party planning. It should be great!
We will be closed Friday, January 13th, through Monday, January 16th. We will be back on Tuesday, January 17th and will let you know about all the wonderful things we find.