Friday, January 18, 2008

Where did the days go?

Well we are back home in Nevada. Day 6 - 9 was pretty much a blur. We made the mistake the first two days we were in Atlanta of doing a lot more "browsing" than buying. By the time Thursday rolled around it seemed like everyone and their cousins had descended on the Gift Show. Where in the early days of the show we had the salespeople fighting over who would help us, the last four days it turned around completely. We were taking numbers, coming back hours later, and still waiting our turn to find someone to write our order. People were pushing to get on the elevators, not us of course, and a frenzy had overtaken some of the showrooms. Here's how we solved it. We went to the Aquarium!!!! on Friday, and toured the historic town of Roswell on Monday before we headed home. Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday we split up and hit the stores that we had decided we wanted to buy from. With a "fortified with grits breakfast" early morn, and a skilled eye from us all, we managed to not only go back and place all the orders we wanted, we also found numerous new vendors that filled us with excitement for the coming spring season. We found two!!!! new statuary companies that we are very thrilled about. They ship out of Chicago, but are made for our cold. One company specializes in lightweight/non-concrete pieces that appeared as though they had just been shipped over from an old garden in England. New birdbaths, bird feeders, furniture, pots, baby onesies, glasses, wine treats, food........I think you are getting the picture here.....lots and lots of great new things coming in. Michelle even found time to meet up with Rhett for a photo op.

We hope to see you soon, Susan

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