Of the many things we squeezed into the day, these were my favorite picks of the day. Oh, so cute! Oh, so stylish! Oh, so Susan!
Does anyone else like these framed alphabet letters as much as I do?! They have been printed onto enamel disks that are ever so slightly concave and framed in distressed metal frames. I can think of hundreds of creative uses for these!
One of the most interesting trends we spotted was furniture and pillows made from reproduction french feed bags. Course linen and muslin-like fabrics in natural colors were the fabrics of choice. Script was primarily black with occasional red accents. Some were collaged with old images of botanical or insect themes. How fabulous these would be on the linen sofas we used in our designer room! These really stole my heart. Prices range from $135.00 to $200.00 depending on size. You can definitely look for these to make an appearance in the store.
These are something new introduced by one our favorite vendors. They call them "book crops". Not the least bit overdone yet, and they are dimensional in various sizes. Great quotes and a variety of fonts-oh, so cute! I liked the way he placed them in a collage form within this old frame--something you wouldn't be surprised to see at Black-eyed Susan! I liked this one"There is nothing like staying home for real comfort." -Jane Austin. They also had introduced many phrases and words in their "walligraphy" line. Basically, rub-on phrases and quotes that give the purchaser lots of creative licence for composition in several colors. One of my favorite offerings was an entire collection of labels, or signs to identify rooms, i.e. "Nursery", "Laundry Room", "Pantry", "WC" (water closet), "Master Suite" and many more.
One of the best things is the ability to customize your own phrase or book crop! I'm getting my favorite quote from Anne of Greene Gables ready right now! These can be ordered through the retail store. Great gifts for sure, and it will all be able to be done on line (in the wee hours of the morning for those of your who shop when I do...) and drop shipped to your recipient! So cool. I'm pretty excited about this great find.
Lastly, I feel in love with this linen sofa. (I know it has nothing to do with alphabets, but as my last cool find entry, you must see it!) It was super long, about 8 feet and very stylish. Those french feed bag pillows would be the perfect finishing touch. Oh, yes!
Well, that's the end of my best picks from the July 09 Atlanta Market. It's sure to be exciting when they all start arriving. Keep checking in for advance notice and first pick. It's sure fun to look forward to new inventory!
For the record, I wore my most comfortable shoes today! It's good to be home.