Just returning home....shaking my head cause I have this thing about spending money....I LOVE DOING IT !! I couldn't help myself. Told myself to be "frugal" "thrifty" "cautious" ...I was NOT!
The market was not that large...not like previous years - maybe that is why I did not get overwhelmed and was able to really take my time and choose really good items for the store. I am excited...it is going to be a great year....I found really nice Easter and spring treasures....imported yes...but I think you will agree when you come that it is "quality" imports. ( not fabric items....paper mache and resin) Lots of beautiful florals.
They will fit nicely with our mainly HANDCRAFTED TREASURES!! And again I purchased more candles....what is with me lately with candles??? Some great spring scents - these are all pillars and we are in NEED of pillars. There were things I wanted for the store...like the battery operated tapers....but I thought....every store has those - I wanted to purchase items I didn't think you would find anywhere else...I think I did a good job.
I did order some fall and Christmas....it is always good to get that out of the way from the bigger companies...
I am spoiled....the artists that make items for the store are so very talented...the detail and love that they put into making their treasures cannot be purchased at a trade show. I am blessed to have such wonderful gals making things for us. I don't know why I am so lucky but I will not question - I will just embrace it !!
ON A FUN NOTE....Karen from MY COLONIAL HOME and I met today....she is prettier than her picture and just as sweet as you can imagine.....and so is her hubby Doug. Neat couple...and it was fun to talk - I wish we had more time. We both had our noses to the grindstone - but next time we will have to meet after the show and have dinner...sounds like a plan to me!
I had a great day today !!!