Thursday, January 31, 2013

I Don't Believe What I Just Saw!

We just returned from a long shopping trip at the NYIGF. It's always one of my favorite times of the year, but it's also easily the most exhausting. It's so stimulating because we get to see all kinds of new trends and exciting new products to bring to our friends at both our shops. It's exhausting because we spend nine hours a day for five straight days walking and debating the warrants of a million different products.

My mother always likes to tell the story of how I make her look at EVERYTHING, because, you never know what you might find. There's one section of the show called, "Accent on Design". It's one of our favorite sections where we tend to find a lot of great new items. Because so much of what we stock is found there, it takes us a long time to get through it. As my mother explains, there is another section she calls, "Accent on [explitive]" that I also make her go through. We rarely find anything there, but you just never know what you might find. 

Now that we've emptied the Saratoga store, we have to find a lot of product to fill a new space. We loved the color and curves of this lamp, but we loved those curves even more when we saw them repeated in this six-foot tall planter. 

This chair showed both design and whimsy in one great package

Finally, one thing you're sure to see a lot of next year is the anchor motif. We saw it in all kinds of forms. These were just a few of our favorites. 

So, sure it says, "no photos", but sometimes we have to break the rules to bring you our favorite things. 

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