Atlanta Market Story – Day 4

Hello again! Thanks so much for following along. We hope you are enjoying our daily posts! We hit the ground running once again and ordered many great products from a few new vendors and of course vendors we have worked with before such as Tile Craft, Savannah Bee Company, Nora Fleming and Garden Route.

We’ve noticed that in each of our daily photos we look a lot more tired with each passing day! 🙂 We are having a great time and thankful for the opportunity but hey, it is hard work and long days! We want to make sure we are finding what YOU, our customers want and will buy! If our customers are happy then it is worth it!

We are VERY excited about some new products we will be bringing in and we are thankful for our friend Nicole Storey for telling us about these companies. First off, Simply Whimsical! Take a look at the cutest pineapple aprons in the photo above that we will have coming in soon! Also, we just LOVE the girls at Headbands of Hope and are very excited about the  headbands we are bringing to Winston’s! For every headband we buy, one is given to a child with cancer to a hospital of our choice! Isn’t that wonderful?! The headbands are just beautiful and we have ordered a great selection!

We browsed so many showrooms this afternoon and ended up at Caspari and ordered quite a few beautiful cocktail/beverage napkins, guest towels and plates. Excited for you to see the beautiful selection they have!

Well, tomorrow is our last day! So we are resting up to make the most of our time while we are here! We are pretty excited about what we have accomplished in our time here and we are ready to get back to the shop and await the shipments!!

Goodnight!

 

January Buying Trip!

Janie just returned from one of her annual buying trips to AmericasMart Atlanta. It’s where Retailers go to Shop! “The complex ranks first as the world’s largest trade mart/trade show facility with more than seven million square feet of enclosed space.”

As usual, Janie made the most of her time there and reported busy showrooms and happy retailers! According to the Market Report from Gifts and Decorative Accessories publication – “If AmericasMart’s winter show kickoff this week is any indication, 2015 looks to be a good year. According to exhibitors, attendees were optimistic, coming off of a solid holiday season.”

She was able to meet several new vendors and of course place orders with some of our favorites like Nora Fleming, Root Candles and Savannah Bee Company, just to name a few! We are so excited about the new products due to arrive very soon! Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates! We love being able to bring in new items that we know our customers will LOVE!

We have HONEY!

This past Fall we started carrying honey from Savannah Bee Company in Winston’s Gift Shop. These items are great for entertaining and also to give as gifts! Stop by and see our selection! We can also put together a gift basket for pick up or delivery!