I had my iPhone with me and wanted to give you a quick glance at the scene....
Above was the Kelly Rae window at the Demdaco Showroom. Totally loved it...
Above was one of the main displays inside the showroom featuring the latest new gift product releases. I'm certain that Demdaco has one of the very best set designers in the industry (Hello, Cory + team!). It's like going to see the Macy's Christmas Windows. You never know what they're going to come up with but you know it's going to be stunning.
Below are a few close-ups of this particular display. I love the use of wooden hangers! And all the wood and metal. Makes my decor senses swoon....
On the other side of the wall/display photo'd above is another lovely display:
There was also a magnificent jewelry display with some pretty awesome vintage suitcases repurposed as display cases with lights. LOVE. These photos aren't the best, but you'll get the idea:
The holiday displays over in the Sylvestri showroom were gorgeous, peaceful, and lovely in all the best ways (a big hit). I was only able to capture a couple of photos (so wish I was able to get a photo of the beautiful tree that was decorated with all the new ornaments!):
As I mentioned during the sneak peek post, this latest launch marks my 5th anniversary with Demdaco! Here's to celebrations, gratitude, and my continued awe that this particular season of my life is so full. I feel very much in the center of a dream.
Here are a few more iphone/instagram captures of the showroom:
Next up, the Creative Co-op showroom! As always, it was bright and full of creative product formats. I couldn't get too many photos but here's a peek. I am very proud of this collection and am still counting my lucky stars for the opportunity.
This was the most relaxed year yet at the show for me. Every year for the past 4 years, I arrive home from this show sick. I think it's too much energy, anticipation, possibility. This year I was super careful to get plenty of sleep, eat well, not over schedule myself, and take lots and lots of breaks.
I spent a lot of time hanging out with Leigh, Lacy, Emily, and Molly in/out of the Curly Girl showroom. I even got a canvas of the card Leigh made for me. How lucky am I?
In my effort toward self-care, I ended the trip with a couple of days out in the North Georgia country with my childhood BFF, Gina. We stayed at a B+B, got massages, slept, talked, ate. Ahhhhh, soul food.
Thank you, Atlanta Gift Mart. Every year I show up with boatloads of anticipation and nerves. And every year, you show up and meet me with excitement and confirmation that what I'm doing in the gift industry matters. Thank you!