Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Complete Craziness

Those are the only words that can adequately describe the past week and the upcoming month of February. 

We spent a week in Atlanta attending the Atlanta Gift Market which proved to be quite an adventure.  You see, we flew out of Dallas with snow on the ground and then landed in a snow covered Atlanta.  My southern readers will appreciate the rarity of such an event. 

And, we're not talking a little bit of snow, Atlanta had so much snow that over 1000 flights were cancelled.  Upon our arrival I realized how fortunate we were to have arrived at all!

The snow storm kept us from straying further than the gift market and our hotel, but it certainly did not hinder the hunting trip.  I scored some wonderful Spring finds for the Shoppe, and some fabulous vintage items from road trips over the past month....all of it is laying in wait for the Spring makeover of the Shoppe that is just around the corner!

 So much is slated to arrive over the next couple weeks that it's almost dizzying, you're going to love it!  But first, it's on to the Dallas Market later this week and then New York next week. 

After that it will be time for our annual BIG February sale during the upcoming Canton show and then......we get to begin the Shoppe transformation for Spring!  All of the crew is excited and ready to get started!  And, of course for me, this is one of the highlights of being a shoppe owner!


My time online will be extremely limited over the crazy weeks ahead so please bear with my scattered posts.  But, I will pop in and update you as cool things arrive.


Stay tuned and get ready!


22 comments:

Mel's Cabin said...

Sorry you had such a snowy trip to the south. It's been a rough week here. I'm following you now. I like your inspiration. Keep blogging!
Mel's Cabin

Revamped Cottage said...

My sister lives in Ga and said she's never seen anything like it. She said the kids were out of school for an entire week and everything was shut down. You were lucky to have gotten in! Can't wait to see the tranformation! Post lots of pics!

Glynna's Playhouse said...

I'm exhausted just reading this, where do you get your energy from? :) Always love to hear what you're up to!

Blissful Endings said...

I was wondering where you've been. Sounds like you've got a crazy month ahead of hard work,but lots of fun!

cindy said...

Fun, fun, fun! We did (what we like to call "fruit basket turnover") in the store the past two weeks. Market this week. I need to head up your way and see whatcha got going on. Have not been in ages!

-c

Heaven's Walk - said...

Wow...the south is really having a tough time this winter! Glad you made it home safely, though - and we're all looking forward to seeing what cool things you brought home! :)

xoxo laurie

slommler said...

What a fun time you are having. I think it would be so cool shopping for a store. So cool!! Can't wait to see what you have for spring!!
Hugs
SueAnn

cityfarmer said...

waiting with giddy-ness to see the shoppe reborn!!
We have tons here too in chicago

If I can help in any way, I'd be honored ... (etsy)

Tracy said...

Going to Market sounds so fun! Can't wait to see all the new goodies.

The snow in the South has been unreal this Winter! Here in Alabama we had snow on Christmas day ... a first for me in my 40 yrs of life! Then last week the kids were out of school all week because of snow and ice.

Stay safe in all your travels
Tracy

Casa Bella said...

Thanks so much for following my blog. I'm now following yours. It's a pleasure to "meet" you. I have a friend in Georgia who couldn't fly out last week due to the unusual icy conditions in her area. She's never lived through anything similar before! Interesting winter this has been, hasn't it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie!! a while back I saw a link for your bedroom re-design - and when I looked, I had to gasp at the creativity of the way you made your bedroom , with the Vent-hood! I right clicked on the pic and have sent it to so many people for inspriration! It is just so pretty and creative an idea. who woulda ever thought of that one-- love it. changed the way I look at junky old vent hoods ,forever!!lol--xo-,Valery

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laurie Anna,
Congratulations! Just wanted to let you know that you are the winner of The Vintage Nest 'Shabby Silver' giveaway. If you would be so kind as to drop me an email with your address, your shabby silver treasure will be shipped right over to you. Thank you again for participating.

Glad you still mangagd to snag some great new Spring treasures for your shop. Stay warm and safe.

Good Wednesday,
Mimi

Minkee Baby Gifts said...

Our line is carried in the Atlanta Mart - 13S120 Building 3 - I was concerned (ok, FREAKED!) that the show would be a wash, but it turned out pretty good - thanks to you intrepid, fascinating, shop owners! I adore you all (ya'all)! It is great to see life through a shop owners eyes.....

Debra

Antiques & Uniques said...

Can't wait to see all the incredible goodies you purchased!!We have had a horrible winter so far here in GA, glad it didn't keep you away from the Peach State!!
Carol in Georgia

The Flying Bee said...

I am sooo excited! I can't wait!

Hugs,
Adrienne

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

Urgh - the snow is so pretty that I never want it to go. But the disruption it causes is horrendous and people don't like having to wait for delayed parcels.

Get yourself a good pair of shoes for the Canton show. LAst time we were there, we worked out we were walking about 15 miles a day round stands. I was pregnant too at the time !

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Sarah,

No worries, we aren't walking and buying at the Canton show, I own a 5000 square foot store there so we spend our time selling during the show....it's still hard on the feet though! :))

glimpse of my world said...

Hey Laurie Anna... counting down.... the days... Thanks for sharing DaphNE with me.. She gave us the coolest vintage western chic handbag for the silent auction... did a shout out on my blog...

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

I'm sure the ATL trip was an adventure - I'm in the South and it really stopped everything for days!

Just found your blog and am loving your posts!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Looking forward to your 'signs of spring'. Stay warm, my friend.

Love,
Deborah

Poefam said...

You might have gotten a little blog award on my blog...go see! :)

KarenSue said...

I thought you needed another follower. Travel safe!