Saturday, January 18, 2014

To Market To Market...

Good Evening Everybody!

Well, it seems it's been non-stop since CHA!  I got home from LA at 5:30 p.m., washed clothes and started packing again the same day I got home.  I worked at my real job for a day and the next morning we left for Dallas Market at the crack, which is my real job too!  LOL!

So, I just brewed myself a decaf coffee....Thought I would experiment.  I rarely have decaf.  I'm a full strength kinda guy until about 8:00 p.m.  But this hotel gives you like 2 packages of decaf coffee and 1 package of regular and I MUST have something that looks like coffee when I wake up in the morning!  So saving that!  HA!  So, where was I?  Yes, brewed a cuppa, turned on the Tube for noise, which is a loop of all the movies the hotel has to offer, can't be bothered with getting up to get the remote I left clear across the room!  Lazy? Maybe, but more like too tired to get up!  Anyway, I thought I would catch up on blogging...

So, back to Market...It's been an excellent market so far... Usually it's really very busy.  This year, TONS and TONS of people shopping for their stores.  I haven't seen it like this for years. Which, gives one a bit of hope that sales will be good this year.  Another thing...Loads of new things I haven't seen before.  Usually, the manufacturers will just take the same thing and make it in a different color or change it up a bit.  This year, lots of good new fresh merchandise.  Maybe it's just me, but I'm excited.

If you are following me on Facebook, you probably have seen most of these pictures already.  But for those of you who are not, here are a few things we are seeing.  Some things we have purchased, some things we just admire, some things I found the displays to be very cool...AND YES, we do but CHRISTMAS in JANUARY to sell in December!  It's just what we do!  LOL!  Thought I would share a few photos from the last couple of days...













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Well, Off to bed.  Thanks for coming by! Make it awesome!
 
Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

18 comments:

  1. So much gorgeousness! But what I really loved was the 'boobs' t shirt ~ truly priceless!

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  2. You have been so busy! Thanks for taking us along on your trip to market. Have a good long sleep now - you deserve it!

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  3. Thanks for taking all the pics Jim. So what is your job? I know you work for Graphic 45, dream job. But now you're at a market checking out new products. Did Ceasar get to come with you? Love all that you have showed so far.
    TFS!! Linda Storey

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  4. JIM what type of stores do you buy for? Btw I love the watches!

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  5. Wow Jim you really know where all the good items are. Next time you go swing by and take me with you..lol. Love the metal cupboard and pocket watches. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

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  6. What a fantastic display of fabulous things, the like of which one doesn't see here in the uk.

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  7. INFO PLEASE, I love the cabinet with the labeled drawers. is that a replica piece. how can I get my hands on one? hate to mix business with pleasure but ... I think it's a gotta have. if possible.

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  8. Loving your buying trip! I'm seeing lots of things that I'd love to empty out my house to have. LOL.

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  9. Wow! The variety of items there is amazing! Thanks for taking us along. Some great ideas for craft projects.

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  10. Thank you for sharing all the pics.... they're wonderful and I feel like I'm walking around there with you!!! :)

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  11. I wish I could attend I saw so many items I would kill to have. The metal shelves w/ the drawers cabinet I would buy if I saw it-love it. Also, I love the tree out of narrow pieces of wood very clever.

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  12. Luv the Octopus dishes!! And the same cabinet that everyone keeps asking about....
    Looks like a fun job (hope it is!!!)...

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  13. Jim just love the brown paper bag rolls and twine dispiner how do I get one? Please help

    June Lanum

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  14. WOW!!! How do you decide what to order with SO much on offer?

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  15. so many really unique things. Love the yellow clock

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  16. Fabulous Show... love all of the pictures! You look like you are having a wonderful time! So how much did you purchase for yourself? LOL! I hope the buying trip goes well for you!!! Hugs!!!

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