Saturday, January 09, 2010

Giant Dresses, Snow, and Surprises!

Looking for a floral print dress?  Try this one on for size!  This is one of the many creative displays we came across today.  It's a dressform that's been completely covered in dried flowers and stems - just fabulous!! Standing at least 8' tall at the entry of the showroom, it was a real eye-catcher!

Today's been a great day....very successful treasure hunting!  I can't wait for everything to start arriving!

On a side note, in all the years I’ve been attending Atlanta gift market, it’s never snowed.  It seems, as I’m just discovering, snow here is as rare as it is in our region of Texas.  But, last night, hubby and I returned to the room after dinner and this was the lovely view from the hotel window.   It's so pretty and peaceful.  Did they save the snow just for us?

Thank you for all the sweet birthday comments, you are so thoughtful!  The winner for the $25 gift certificate is Lucinda of Paperjunk - congrats!!  Email me at so I can get it out to you!

I'll leave you with one other thing that surprised me.  Outside of our hotel lobby is an atrium that leads into other buildings.  Upon first glance, I thought the pillar pictured in the far distance (photo above) was architectural.

It was only tonight that we discovered it is a trompe l'oeil hooked rug!  Has to be at least 30' tall - absolutely amazing!

Have a great weekend!


The Green Pea said...

Sounds like you and your husband are having a lot of fun in Atlanta.

Tanna said...

LauriAnna, your trip sounds so fun! Nothing like living vicariously through the blogland! LOL! That hooked rug is magnificent! I only dabble in hooking, but have several friends who are prolific hookers... they would be impressed with that one, too! It is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your view! Keep having fun for the rest of us!!

paperjunk-lc said...

I'm thrilled to be your winner!!!
Can't wait to see what you've got planned for the store this spring!


What fun you must be having! Adore seeing photos of "faraway" places. Thanks for sharing, and stay warm! ~ Angela

Unknown said...

Wow! That rug looked architectural to me, too in that photo from the distance! Very cool! Speaking of cool, so is that dried flower dress! What a lot of work! Looks like it was a showstopper!

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hello Laurie Anna,

This is my first time to your blog and your shop..I'm loving the crown cake keeper for obvious reasons. :0)

Yes, it seems there is snow in a lot of places that it normally is NOT..:0)

That hooked rug is absolutely amazing!! Have a safe trip home..

Scatter Bliss..

Cindy said...

Ah-ha your at wonder your store was closed.The one and only time I'm up in Canton for the last 8 months..and even my hubbby wanted to check the store out..and it was sad!!!Looking forward to you showing us on blog what all you got!!!!
I'm glad you are feeling better!!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOVE it, amazing pics, just stopping by for a long overdue visit! Hope all is well, Hugs, Janna

Elsie said...

Wow what an amazing rug. I have
never seen one that is so incredible. I thought it was a
print until I read. Glad you had
a good time at market. You should
have bought that dress for Tina
to wear in Canton.LOL:O)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Laurie, sounds like ya'll are having alot of fun. I love the view.

Unknown said...

Looks like another trip to Canton is my future I can see all the new goodies. Have fun on the rest of your trip.

Preemie Donna said...

Sounds like you are have a great time. I bet they did save the snow just for you guys. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the glad to find your blog...I am a Canton faithful and have been for 20 years....