Lisa's Market Recap!

Lisa got back from Atlanta Gift Market not too long ago, and came back with lots of pictures and lots of excitement! She's gonna tell us a little about her trip... :)

July market is always exciting for me. I take my sister and sister in law to peruse the showrooms and we stay with my brother who lives in Atlanta and make it a reunion!

My first stop is always the temporaries and my first stop there was with my fave vendor Karen of Tourmaline. Her pillows are beautiful and I love that she uses natural materials like linen with ruffled details and embroidery. I've been buying from Karen for years so we usually spend way too long catching up!

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I am thrilled that I found some new lines this market. One of the new lines I found is Lostine. Awesome vintage pieces such as these great glass standing containers. I see them on a desk filled with rubber bands or large clips.

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They had unique shaped bottles which look so good in clusters on a breakfast room table.

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I also found these metal flower models that are whimsical and artsy.

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I'm always drawn to fresh and unique designs and Ro Sham Beaux was one of those. Beautiful lighting!! OMG! Unusual shapes and materials on lamps chandeliers and pendants! Check out the Ananas on her website I can't wait for my shipment to arrive!

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Because we are girlie girls and sell jewelry at the SH, and what girl doesn't love jewelry, I had to make a stop at the Mark Edge booth. I LOVE him by the way. He is such a talented artist and his eco vintage line is to die for!!

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New to Atlanta gift mart but not new to me is Lowcountry Originals. They are based in South Carolina and hand make all of their lighting and accessories using oyster shells and marsh reeds for example.

I put one of their pendants in a clients foyer. Gorgeous!!  They will custom any of their pieces which I love because I can never just buy off rack!

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In the JDouglas showroom I was introduced to the newest member of the showrooms team, Ooomph. Yes, odd name but such great tables in great shapes and colors.  LOVE THEM and can't wait for my shipment!

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I bought much from the Noir showroom as I always do... chests, a beautiful tall secretary with great scale and a grand buffet!

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Before I went home my family and I make a pilgrimage to Taqueria del Sol. The best fish tacos in the world!!

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Next to the restaurant is the new Jonathan Adler flagship store. I was in mid century heaven!

I've been a fan of this adorable jewish potter for years and of course, here at SummerHouse, we feature tons of his wares! I got some great merchandising ideas and lusted after his new line of bedding.

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After that I was off to Jtown where I will wait on my new orders to arrive. It was happy shopping in Atlanta!!

Thanks, Lisa!!! We feel like we were right there with you! :) Can't wait to see all the new goods!!

July 26, 2011 by SummerHouse
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Rachel Kabukala

Rachel Kabukala said:

Those little Ooomph tables are so cute! And I LOOOOVE the Jonathan Adler displays…it makes me want to take a trip to see the store :)

Tess Turberville

Tess Turberville said:

Looks like a successful trip! I am the Event Coordinator at AmericasMart until I move to Jackson, so it’s great to see you had a fabulous trip. I’m going to miss seeing all the fantastic designs and wonderfully decorated showrooms when I leave, but I will just have to frequent your store more often. Thanks for sharing.

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