Packing up today and heading down to Atlanta for the annual Gift & Home shop. Although I try to solely stock my shops with vintage items, it's nice to have a few items that are "shop ready". No tromping through muddy fields at dawn, schlepping, cleaning, painting, waxing, pricing....yada yada yada. I make sure I have no more than 20% new items vs. 80% vintage. Making sure to look for items that inspire me and really have a "vintage" feel.
Really......not user friendly or "vintage-y"!! I go for 2 days and hit the ground running. Three building with about 23 floors each. Each manufacturer has a showroom that displays the year's products.
This is more like it!!! It's great to be able to see, touch and examine the items that I am interested it. I always want to make sure that quality doesn't suffer if it's a new item. Also, I buy made in USA whenever possible! Even if it's a little more $$$ it's so important to me to support artists at home.
Well.....that suitcase won't pack itself, so gotta go. Look for pics. of my crazy wild trip to Atlanta, GA.
Have a good one,