We grabbed an early breakfast at the hotel and made it on the 7:30am shuttle to AmericasMart. We spent close to 11 hours there and were able visit 17 vendors! Whoa!! We are exhausted and our heads are spinning a bit! The crowds seemed to have picked up a lot, especially with it only being Wednesday! It will really be busy the rest of the week and through the weekend.
We hit the ground running and started off in the IMAX showroom. Oh my, we were drooling over everything in there and wanted it all! Then went to Gerson and The Royal Standard where we got a picture with our great sales rep Heidi to send to sweet Nontie (who usually helps us but is currently having some health issues) to let her know we are in good hands. The Royal Standard is one of our favorite vendors. We founds lots of cute items there! Next up we visited C&F Enterprises, Roman, Two’s Company, Evergreen (excited about the big order we placed there), and then our last stop before lunch was at the Melissa & Doug showroom. Found several great new items for the kiddos that we are excited to bring to Winston’s. Sometime during the morning we also stopped by to say hello to our friend Kim Freeman , she works for Diverse Marketing and we just love her!
After our delicious lunch at Market Club, we took off again and stopped at Collins first. Oh my, we are SO excited about the cute signs and ornaments we got here! Next up was Bearington Bears , Mariposa, Magnolia Lane, Habersham candles and Occasionally Made, Crabtree & Evelyn, Karen Adams Designs, Stonewall Kitchen & Good Food Services!
We did some browsing and a LOT of buying! It was a busy afternoon and I (Jennifer) didn’t spill any coffee! But that was because we couldn’t find anybody serving any! 🙂 However, I did trip while trying to get into the hotel shuttle van and sort of “fell” into my seat. Oh boy, never a dull moment! Well, we have another busy day lined up tomorrow so we better get our rest!