I've decided that this time of the day, when the hush of night falls upon this side of the world, I may be at my calmest. It's a great joy to be able to sit back and finally relax and blog in a quiet space. My time...I must say...being truly honest here, I love to be around people...I love people...but, I so love being alone too. I think I'm dreaming of being in my comfy studio crafting away....Soon Jimbo, Soon!
It's been an eventful day and a lot was accomplished. Sadly, I can't recall a single thing I purchased for the stores today. There were so many things and it all a blur really. So, I'm going through some of the pictures I took and wanted to share.
First, here are a few pictures of Dallas Market Center....This will give you an idea of when I say it's huge...it's....HUGE! And contrary to what most think, market is a place where you place orders for merchandise to be shipped to stores. It is not open to the public, just to retailers buying wholesale merchandise to stock their stores....And no, we don't rent a U-haul trailer and haul this stuff back home. Hahahaha!
Here we go...World Trade Center from the ground floor....
OK, now for some merch and displays.....
I would love to have this for my work surface in the studio!
Cool use of old lampshades....
This stove or oven reminded me of Dyan Reaveley...
Love this garden bench...
Cute Display of the letters coming out of the mailboxes.
Rosette covered topiary.
Santa mail holder.
Made from paper! Cool but wow! Expensive! Would retail for over 80.00!
There's gotta be something cool that can be done to this HUGE heart locket.
This horse was made completely from braided cloth cording.
I so have to try and make this! Made completely from old wooden pallets and then painted white. This tree was about 7 foot tall.
I love how the designers took a pine branch and hung ornaments so beautifully from it.
OH yeah! I need to explain something to y'all. Believe it or not, we buy Christmas merchandise in January to be sold in December! Go figure. The next time we go to market in July, half of this will be sold out, so you are almost forced to buy it now. LOL! Doesn't bother me a bit. I love Christmas anytime, but I know some of you will just have to cover your eyes! HAHAHA!
Loving the fur neck wraps on the deer...
You had to see this in person to get the full effect. Very pretty!
Very Cool! LOVE IT!
Well, that's all I have for tonight! Better hit the hay to be bright, rested and ready for tomorrow!
Thanks for coming to visit!
The Gentleman Crafter