Atlanta Gift Market

We have just returned from the International Gift Market in Atlanta.  The market is housed in three enormous buildings in downtown Atlanta., each between 10 and 20 stories tall.  Each occupying more than a city block.  It takes us four non-stop days to cover what we need to see, and we still can’t get everything in.  It is always inspiring for us.  We get fresh ideas, and see products used in new ways.  We attend at least four of these markets every year.  In January, we focus on new ideas for our spring and summer season.  Orange, light blue, and lavender were introduced this year in lots of different products.  Light blue has been a staple for several years now, but it continues to be strong.  Color is definitely where the market is heading.  Following are some images of what we saw.

Bobby with a clock that will soon be at Bobby Todd

Bobby with a clock that will soon be at Bobby Todd

Fun colors!  Market is a great place to get a sneak peek at upcoming color trends.

Fun colors! Market is a great place to get a sneak peek at upcoming color trends.

A beautifully displayed showroom

A beautifully displayed showroom

Garden items, and great colors

Garden items, and great colors

An array of kitchen towels at Mary Lake Thompson

An array of kitchen towels at Mary Lake Thompson

Beautifully displayed kitchen items

Beautifully displayed kitchen items

Some of the unbreakable dishes we are now carrying at Bobby Todd

Some of the unbreakable dishes we are now carrying at Bobby Todd

The newest color trend, lavender

The newest color trend, lavender