Sunday, January 22, 2012

A New Year...

So I've been missing in action for a while - life has been crazy - but good:)  Have you been wondering what I've been up to?  Well, my holidays were great....
I spent the holiday season with family on an amazing and much needed vacation!
It can still be Christmas in 85 degree weather!!  I just loved these lights! 

Mom and me enjoying the beach at The Turks and Caicos Islands.
It was so great for us to get a little R&R!!

After getting back from my vacation I was off to Atlanta for an order writing show for the shop! 
Until you've lived through one of these shows you can't even wrap your brain around how intense it is!!  Your day looks like this for four days - 7:30am on the bus to the mart, shop alllllll day and back on the bus at 9:00pm to head to the hotel.  You don't sit, eat and you try not to drink so you don't take time to use the restroom!!  Maybe I'm extreme - Connie (my friend and fellow shop owner of aesthetics who dares to go with me)  might tell you this.  There's just so much to look at and you only have a limited time.  It took a few days to get back to reality - I was seeing burlap, linen, and numbers (yeah you spend lots) in my sleep!!  But it's all worth it when you get your treasures delivered!

You'll be seeing these at the shop!  I have a love for linen and ruffle bedding!

There was burlap everywhere!!

Beautiful lighting seems to be a huge trend - I found amazing lighting at all different price ranges!

There was so much industrial - I wanted it all!!!

Wings, big clocks, and again burlap everywhere!!!

Walls of mirrors were popular - LOVE this idea!

I was starting to see some color in the showrooms that normally were all neutrals!

I am so ready for a garden party!!

Vintage replica floral plates and adorable birds for each guest - soooo cute!!

Now don't think these shows are all one amazing showroom after another - it's like going to TJ Maxx, to find anything good you have to dig!!!  See how scary they can be - yikes!!! It takes a lot of work to dig through showrooms like this!!

I've been bringing some amazing new items into the shop! 
I'll post some pics of all of our great goodies! 
XO Traci



Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So glad you had a chance to get away Traci. Looks like you and your mom had a great time. I can tell your shop and booth will be full of fab finds.

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

OMGEEE! That looks like so much FUN! Your shops gonna' ROCK for sure...BUT I must say...those green hands are a TAAAD Creppy! Yikes! O_o

traci said...

hello stranger. what a wonderful vacation. glad you were able to rest for a while. hope to see you soon.

Maki said...

Can't wait to see all your treasures!
Post those photos soon, tho' I know it'll take a while for un-packing and displays.

Hugs, Maki

Anonymous said...

What was the name of this shop you visited?

Anonymous said...

Where in the world can I buy this gorgeous bedding you posted? I am redecorating my bedroom in linen and burlap and am in LOVE with this. Please get back to me. I am all the way out in Idaho otherwise I would be in your store tomorrow. Thanks!