Sunday, July 30, 2017

Atlanta Gift Show

Last Sunday, I got up at the crack of dawn and left Statesville on my way to Atlanta.  As I drove out of driveway of the Stamey's home, I passed the cows having breakfast...

Arriving in Atlanta around 11:30 am, I headed straight to building 3 of AmericasMart to check in.  I got my credentials and went downstairs to the Cash & Carry jewelry section to hit up two of my favorite vendors.  I do the same exact thing every time I get to this show...


I ended up getting



Soaps from Michel Design Works.
I am in love with these foaming soaps and they make great hostess gifts!

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Visited with my pal Meg Carter in her adorable booth...


Ordered more clutches from Brooke Wright Designs...


Picked out lots of earrings from La Vie en Parisienne....


Picked up a new line of bags...


The pink and green ones were a favorite...


Saw my friends and Crab & Cleek..they also had some new tops on display. I ordered the one below for me to "test out".


Daniel Richards showroom to see what was new.
These are the new designs from Donovan Designs.
Of course, I was dying over them!


Lifeguard Press..the prettiest showroom of course...



Toss Designs..I almost died when I saw their new chinoiserie bag.  I ordered a bunch!


They teamed up with Paige Gemmel and had her amazing designs on some of their products..I got the bags and can't wait to get them.



I also got these pom pom bags and the rose glitter bags. 


One of my favorite things about is Atlanta is that it is a great place to meet in person my internet friends.  Two years ago, I met Paige from the Pink Clutch and in the past have met many bloggers who came to my booth to say hello.  So fun!



One of my last stops was Alexa Pulitzer. I love their notepads and mousepads.  I ordered a bunch to get me through the beginning of Fall. 


Bleary eyed, I left around 5:45 and on the way out, spotted Laurie Byrne from LB Originals.  I have been buying her cute paper goods for such a long time.  It was so fun to finally meet her.

Then...I got turned around-easy to do in these enormous place and couldn't find the street where the garage was where I parked my car.  I clicked on the maps feature on my phone and they had made a notation for me.  I seriously followed with blue dot until I was going in the right direction and finally found my car.


The rest of this day was not so exciting. I could not decide whether to stay in Atlanta or keep driving towards my parents. I finally opted to get on the road and made it to Macon.  My hotel picking luck failed me and I stayed in a very boring not fancy hotel and got Outback take out for dinner.  The next morning, I decided to hit up Waffle House for breakfast. I woke up at 7am, was sitting at Waffle House at 7:13 and was back on the road by 7:31 heading to Amelia Island.  I got there right around lunch and got to hang out with my niece Taylor and my parents-and Maisie.  All in all, a very fun trip!

Overspent in Atlanta,
Xoxo, KP

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