During the July market, we ordered Spring of 2015(and we always end up buying things to ship now too!) I hope you enjoy the pictures I took. I tried to get a few close ups of what we ordered as well as some general pictures so you guys can feel a little bit like you're there! Oh, and, we ordered a LOT of things that I didn't get pictures of. It was too hard to concentrate!
Below, I was trying to show that there are 3 large buildings with bridges connecting them. It's so confusing and hard to find things because not all the floors are connected. It took us 3 ten hour days just to get through the first building.
Our favorite showroom overall is Creative Co-Op. They have such a variety of items and reasonable prices. Here are some pics of their showroom and what we ordered. These items are coming now. Yippee!!!
Above: A jewelry display
Below: Some cool darts you can use as picture hangers. They also looked great piled into a clear glass jar. They're vintage inspired but the colors make them look modern so we need them for the store.
The picture is terrible but we got this pale yellow, 6 ft tall floor clock. I've never really seen one this color so I'm very excited to put it in the store. It will be about $425.
We've ordered their wooden numbers before and begged them to make letters too. We were so happy to see that they finally made them! They're lightweight and colorful.
We saw a few chandeliers we liked in a place where we've never ordered. We hesitantly walked in and looked at the prices. Not too bad! They aren't CHEAP but they are obviously made very well and the finishes are nice looking. We often find that chandeliers we like are in the $1,000 range and well, that isn't very fun!! Below are the styles we ordered. They will all be around $450 retail and they're the right size for dining rooms. My mom is taking one of them home for her entryway.
We were able to walk to our hotel each night. We used to stay far away from market to save money but we figured out quickly that it's totally worth it to spend a little more to be close to the buildings. Here's the view from our floor.
Our view at night. Instagrammed of course.
One of the popular themes we saw for home decor was a blue and white, sort of hand painted, hand dyed look. Not a preppy blue and white, but a sort of bohemian look.
We ordered these plates.
We had to really be thinking about Spring which was so hard because we're prepping our Fall and Christmas items right now. Below are some of the things we ordered for Spring of next year. Sorry, these items won't be here for a while.
This next photo is my absolute favorite thing from all of market! We saw lots of arrows in general and I fell in love with an arrow table in a really high end showroom. It was like $400 wholesale for a tiny side table. I almost cried. The very next day, I found almost the exact same one at a great price!! I can't wait for them to get here!!! Look at the legs!
I know that you guys like to see pictures of market so you can pretend like you're there so I took a few of just showrooms and displays in general. Here they are:
Keep in mind, I only took pics of the good ones. There are a LOT of ugly things there too!
One of the good ones is Grandmother's Buttons. They use antique and vintage buttons in their designs. It's all handmade in Louisiana. They were so nice and excited that they had just won an award for Best Display.
I asked them to take our picture and it's the only one of the 2 of us at Market.
Above left-Me, Lindsay Mathey
Right, my mom, Angie Mathey
Here are just a couple of the many pieces we ordered.
Another artist had some cool vintage looking jewelry that we loved.
Above- I'm probably the most excited about these constellation necklaces. I'm going to take home a Scorpio one! These are coming for Christmas! What a cool gift!! The back says which sign corresponds with the constellation on the front.
As far as kids decor, we didn't find a lot. My mom and I both loved these map themed animal heads though. Great for a boy or girl and they don't look too babyish.
One last thing to show you guys are these hand poured candles. They are made in hand painted bowls and they are already at The White Rabbit! They must have shipped them before we even left the show! I think these make awesome house warming gifts!