Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Monday, January 30, 2012

Notes from Market

Hello, Hello????  Anyone there?  I KNOW it has been a very long time since I last blogged.  I’m pretty sure my sweet sister is the only one who noticed! haha… No excuses.  I do want to say every time I think about giving up blogging I think of all the nice people I have met in Blogland and it makes me want to get back up and start again.






A week or so ago I attended the Dallas Gift Market.  People are always saying to me, “Oh how fun!  I would love to go!”


Yes, we do have a lot of fun but I have to say it is also very draining. So much walking, so many showrooms and so many decisions to make.  After 23 years in the silk floral business I have recently made a decision.  As plans progress I will give you more details but when your 20 yr. old arrangements start appearing at the thrift store, it could be a sign it’s time to change things up a bit!  I took a picture of a very, very old floral arrangement of mine I spotted today at Goodwill:


DSCN5650_1634 probably around 1995, going price today…. $4.95!


Here’s what I discovered at market.  Color of the year is Tangerine Tango.


Paint colors if you are interested:
Benjamin Moore 2013-10 - Outrageous Orange                         
 Sherwin Williams Fireworks SW6867
 Valspar Richly Red WV36015
 Ralph Lauren Bold Orange IB63
 Behr Volcanic Blast S-G-210


I don’t think I’m ready to paint a room or even a wall with this color but looking around my home I see that over the past few years my reds have turned to a rusty and even a reddish orange.  My dining room which you have seen many times is actually called Cajun Red by Sherwin Williams.  I can see using a few accent pieces in Tangerine Tango.




What REALLY surprised us was all the VINTAGE shown in many, many, many showrooms.

Here are the windows which greeted us as we entered market:








Burlap was everywhere.  We saw lots of tartan plaid and owls.  Lanterns are still really hot too.


One thing I will tell you now is I plan to incorporate some decorative accessories along with my silk arrangements and

yes, maybe even a few thrifted finds!

I’m excited and I feel like God is leading me in this direction.  It’s a good feeling to be excited over a new twist with what I have done and enjoyed for so many years.


Thanks for stopping by 47th Street once again.  Nice to see you.  I hope you’ll say hi so I will know you were here!