Monday, January 17, 2011

The Fog rolls in......

The fog rolls in, both literally, and figuratively. My mind is a jumbled mess as I try and remember all the booths, all the vendors, all the new product, all the new food, all the...........
Today was our last day at Americas Mart and I left there feeling pretty great about what I had accomplished. By about 6pm I was done!!! My feet and mind couldn't take anymore. After 5 FULL days of running at full speed though I feel pretty excited about the trip. Now if I could only remember everything I ordered, when it is coming in, did I order the same book from 2 different distributors - who cares....it must have been good if I did........ and etc.....

A few shots from today:
I spent some time over in the "Cash & Carry" jewelry area today. This is where a lot of the surrounding areas of Atlanta must shop for their boutiques because you can drop in for the day and purchase just what you need for the month and take it home with you. No shipping, and you can actually pick up the pieces, not just buy from a catalog. There was a feeding frenzy going on in this booth . . . so I had to drop in and see what all the excitement was about....the displays were phenomenal (check out how they hung all the necklaces off the dolls legs), the entire booth was filled with old vintage pieces used in really creative ways....only picked up a few pieces of jewelery here...wish I had more time.....We use old doors and windows a lot ourselves. I loved the way they did actually place settings on these. Not sure it would be practical for the back patio....but pretty never the less......Yep, no excuses now.....get him to hang up that picture after he opens his beer......Think of the possibilities with these "write on chalk mugs".
"Honey, please pick up the milk after work"
"Please stop by the ? on your way home"
"I love you"Another artsy sculpture I enjoyed..........I can think of one friend that would love this bike sculpture on her back wall in the garden....

And the fog did roll in........................we are on the 53rd floor, and when we got back to our room we were greeted with this beautiful vision of the city of Atlanta. A nice way to end the trip. Tomorrow morning it is back to the kids house in Jacksonville, and I CAN'T WAIT to see them again. Melissa will head back to Susanville, Ca, and I will settle in to being Nana again for a few more weeks. It has been a great trip!

1 comment:

Real Life In A Minute said...

Looks like a wonderfully productive and fun time...your shop will be filled with all kinds of goodies!

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