Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Atlanta Gift Show Highlights

So excited about the gorgeous jeweled and printed velvet pillows- to die for! Arriving in 6 weeks.
More from the velvet pillow collection, arriving in late February for the Italian Villa theme!

Beautiful hammered nickel with gold accents casserole containers for the European bistro.

A selection from the decoupaged glass dishes for the French garden.

A dramatic Venetian chandelier- not sure what category it fits, but we couldn't resist it!

One of my favorite buys- a rounded cloche on marble and the painted grape picking buckets.

Soft pastel Venetian stemware - will go so pretty with our vintage china!

Love this pretty little towel holder that's decorated with black enamel and rhinestones.

Don't you just want everything in the above pictures for your home? I sure do! I am just returning from the Atlanta Home Furnishings and Gift Show and want to share some of the fantastic finds that we purchased for the store. It was a lively show with many more buyers than last January, forecasting a good spring for retailers. So of course, we bought with gusto! Jill, my old friend from Marshall Field's days, went with me as a second set of eyes. Having an extensive retail background, she was a great help in the selection process. We were at the show for a week, so things started to blur a bit - couldn't always remember everything that we bought. But once we sat down and reviewed our orders and pictures of our selections, things started to fall into categories and our spring themes were born! Brainstorming with Lynda and Jill, we focused on how to take our presentations from basic to brilliant, from good to great, from expected to unexpected ! This spring we are excited to provide our customers with a European Bistro experience , a romantic French home and garden collection, and the Italian countryside. So the above pictures reflect the themes for spring at Romancing the Home. Tomorrow I will share many more of our purchases. We are focused on bringing our customers the best and most exciting merchandise that is available. We are really excited about all the new vendors that we will be able to offer our customers this spring.

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