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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Trip To Dallas!

Hey Guys! I hope your week is going well! I feel like I've been gone forever! lol...We stayed in Dallas until yesterday, so I was there almost a week! As many of you know my friend Sherry has a house there so I stay with her and her husband...and two dogs,I mean three...I brought Sassy. I ride back and forth with them so I just go with the flow! Sherry and I never have a boring moment though. There is plenty to do in Dallas!

I mentioned in my last post that we were meeting a blogging friend. Well... it was Cathy from Mille Fleur ! What a sweet lady!! Sherry and I enjoyed eating and talking with her at a wonderful Italian restaurant. Would you believe we were there for over four hours!!...I think they closed at 10:00, but we were there until 11:00...lol! Ooops! We were just having too much fun! We talked about everything including how much fun we have blogging and how you meet some of the sweetest people! We plan to meet Cathy again soon!


One of the main reasons I went to Dallas was to go to the big January market. I've gone every year for the past 13 years. When Sherry owned the interior shop we would go to buy all of our Christmas items for the next year. It was alot of work! This year I wanted to go to find frames, ribbon, embellishments, and spring items to sell online and customers around here. Sherry also has some clients she is helping...still work, but not as much pressure as it used to be! Thank goodness! lol..
For some reason I always forget to take pictures at market until the last day...lol. I guess I'm too distracted by all of the pretty stuff! I noticed that butterflies are everywhere!
These mirrored framed butterflies caught my eye!
More butterflies and interesting pillows...I've been seeing alot of those too.


Cute garden stuff! Easter will be here before we know it!

Birds are everywhere too. I love anything with a bird on it! Cute chair too...

Colorful dinnerware...

I think I took this pic because I liked the candles. They are really dressed up with bling!
This showroom is amazing! My fireplace screen came from here...it's discontinued though. There is just so much to see at market...it's overwhelming!

And just look at all of these embellishments!!! Oh my! This isn't even half of what I bought. I have ribbon, frames, photo albums and spring items coming in soon. Looks like I will be busy!!
Look for new items in my Etsy store soon...
Have a great rest of the week!!


17 comments:

Allyson Pecilunas said...

It looks like you had alot of fun! Look at all those pretty embellishments you bought. They are GORGEOUS :) Cant wait to see what you come up with. I always admire your work.

Paula said...

Glad you had such a good time! It must be so difficult to pick what to buy when you are shopping amongst all of the gorgeousness. I'm sure you'll create some great things for your shop once your things arrive.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How great you got to meet Cathy, Kristen! It sounds like you had a lot of fun and a productive week! I'm sure I would have been totally distracted by all the wonderful things you saw.

mississippi artist said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all of these embellishments.I bet it is hard to focus on what to buy with so much to choose from.

Melissa Miller said...

Welcome back Kristen! Oh you two look wonderful! How great that you got to meet and eat and talk. It's just fantastic how blogging brings everyone together.

Love all the new stuff. I see a new frame in my future. *Smiles*

Happy week! ~Melissa :)

A Hint of Home said...

It's always fun to meet another blogger. I'm sure you could have stayed even longer. lol
Looks like a fun time at the market. Lots of pretty things to see. I have noticed a lot of things with butterflies on them. Looks like you're going to be one busy girl.
Can't wait to see what you create.

Liz said...

Hi Kristen,

It looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm so glad you and Cathy were able to meet....you both are so pretty! Blog friends are the BEST! =)

I saw so many goodies that I would LOVE to have in my home. Looking forward to seeing what you show us next.

XOXO ~Liz

Dear Sweet Home said...

Looks like you had alot of fun! The frames you do are so pretty! You definately have a talent for decorating!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I commented on the wrong post! I left it on the previous one! SILLY ME;)!

Garden Forum said...

Think you have a good time in Dallas.
And awesome finds.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Kristens, It definitely looks like I missed out, which I knew! I enjoyed seeing glimpses of the showrooms. Nice to know butterflies are "in" right now! :) Anxious to see what you come up with next!

Donna

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Kristin~

Do you ever go into the Naperies Showroom when your at Market in Dallas? That is where our custom baby/kids rugs are now. We just signed with them a couple weeks ago.

Angie said...

Sounds like you had an awesome trip! Oh, how I would love to go to market one day and drool over all the gorgeous displays.

Miss Janice said...

I'm enjoying catching up with your blog posts! It's always fun to see your creations. Just came over from Cathy's blog and y'all are both too cute!

EFT for Anxiety said...

I bet you had a great time in Dallas!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sorry I missed seeing you this time...I would have loved to meet Kathy....

Maybe we can meet up this Spring or in June....I have been doing a major clean out of my shop.....Not a job I like plus we have all been fighting the flu bug....I am so ready for it to be gone....

Wanting to plan a trip to see the Mouse...

Love the Decor! said...

I love the Dallas Market!! When I worked in a design shop we would go every year and buy for the following Christmas too. It is a lot of work especially since we would do 9 or 10 trees each year. Love it though!!
Often we were there 10 days because it takes that long to get through it all!!

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