We started our last day of Market with a run to the bakery across from our hotel. I treated myself to a chocolate muffin, which let’s be honest is really a piece of cake. Rob was still excited to be there but he said his feet were really sore.
On the last day of Market, we usually see mostly gift items, jewelry and smaller temporary booths. We started in a jewelry showroom and ordered these great initial charms. I like them because they have silver and gold so you don’t have to choose. I love it when people make charm bracelets and mix the metals. *Update! These are in the store now! We also found these cute tassel keychains that we ordered with Christmas in mind. They would be a cute stocking stuffer or a little hostess gift. The next thing we looked at was a line of yummy floral goods by the makers of Tokyomilk, one of our favorite lines in The White Rabbit. We got lotions, perfume, bath oils and more. Since we are getting ready to put out our Fall goodies, we are having it ship for Spring. I can’t wait! The prettiest bath oil! This would make a really nice gift. We have been looking for a little while for a line of soaps that would be a good little pick up item to add to a gift. Packaging is really important to us because a gift has to look pretty! We loved the black and white packaging on these soaps and most of the scents were absolutely amazing. They should be in the store pretty soon! In the same showroom, we spotted Rifle Paper Company where we get the prettiest notebooks. I took one of them home for my wedding notes and it makes me happy every time I look at it. Look how cool their wallpaper is. We did not place an order but we are considering getting the 2016 planners. I want the blue and white one! Here are some cute gifty dishes we’ve ordered before. We already carry this baby line but I took a picture so you could see their cute display. Cody Foster’s showroom is so magical! Since we went to the Dallas market in January, I hadn’t gotten to place my Christmas order at Cody Foster so this was my chance. They have the cutest little woodland animal ornaments. It’s hard to choose! I love the big deer and birch in the windows.
P.S. I ordered one of the unicorns. I’m thinking it would be great for a little girl’s room!! So many animal heads! I’m loving the colorful, vintage inspired Christmas mantel. Also, where can we get that rug?? I can never find the faded, thin ones like this! Vintage wallpaper and dog heads! So cool! Every year, I order lots of their little paperpulp houses. They are filled with little details that make them special. This year they had this little barn with a cow. We had to have it! You can find vintage paperpulp houses sometimes but I have found that the colors are often very 60’s. I just don’t know how I feel about lime green and orange for Christmas. My mom could hardly stay in the Cody Foster showroom because she was so excited to see Peacock Park. It is by far her favorite because it’s French inspired and the way the owner, Gina, displays everything is unparalleled. She goes to Europe to get her props and inspiration for designs. There’s an actual old staircase in her showroom. We’re always looking for old trophy cups but they’re hard to find. These reproductions had a nice patina on them so we ordered several. I’m picturing straw and a pumpkin in them for Fall. They always have real little birds in their birdcages. I love hearing their little peeps while we shop! After spending way too much time in Peacock Park, we headed down to the Temporary building. It’s an exciting place because you never know what new vendors will be there. It changes a little more than the permanent building. One of the first things we saw were these blessing beads that are handmade by an artist. We ordered a variety of these. I love that we met the young lady who makes them. She gave us ideas for using them including draping them over picture frames and mirrors and giving them as a gift to bless a baby’s room. We were watching The Real Housewives of Orange County(I know, it’s terrible!) the same night we ordered these and one of the girls had one hanging on the corner of her full length mirror! You can spot the Glenda Gies booth from a mile away! It’s basically just a sea of velvet and fur and luxurious vintage fabrics. I could just get on the ground and swim around in them. My mom was obsessed with this furry one. This is what the main area of the Temporary building looks like. There are signs that help guide you through the aisles.
We looked at a lot of jewelry in the Temporaries and the picture below is one place where we ordered. She makes everything by hand and it’s one of a kind so you have to just give her an idea of what you like.Cash and carry jewelry is a dangerous place. We’ve been stopped by security at the airport before because we had such a huge heavy bag full of jewelry to carry on the plane. I mean, can you blame us??Here’s my mom and I at the end of the day. We were so tired that we hardly got any cash and carry jewelry this time.
Overall, the July 2015 Market was a success for us. We found a few new things our customers will love, we reordered pieces that are always popular, and we had a great time looking at everything together. Thank you for reading about it and keep an eye on our Facebook page to see everything as it comes in!