Thursday, July 29, 2010

From Grand Rapids to Allegan to Chicago and Back

We had a wonderful time @ Allegan, the weather was great and the shoppers were out enjoying the show. Our sales were across the board, from painted to garden, small furniture, screen doors and CJ's created items - jewelry, flowers, signs and vintage wallpapered bottles.
We had such a fun visit Saturday night with Joe and Sandi from Rhubarb Reign, always an inspiration for us!
And then we were off to Chicago to the gift and Accessory Show at the Merchandise Mart.
We saw lots there to inspire us. Felted items were still hot, I loved the felted floral garland! Halloween was everywhere! From spooky to way cool. I loved this pumpkin creature creation. I always try to spot trends and at this show it was a little difficult, however we were both drawn to all things that glittered for Christmas especially the rather tarnished items. I find what we see made up from our fellow antique dealers to be way more unique and interesting than anything we saw at the mart. A fascinating trend to come out of this difficult economy. I am proud of all of YOU!
When the going gets tough we get Creative!! Even more so :>

1 comment:

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