Charlie, Jamie, Jack, and Emmie Smith

Friday, January 23, 2009

Back from market!

My mom and I went to market in Atlanta two weeks ago. We had a blast!! But were pooped when we finished!! We saw so many new great things!! And, we ordered a lot!! I can't wait for it all to come in.
A few things I am excited about are: Arte Italica has a new gorgeous everyday china line that we are introducing, as well as, more pieces from their Vetro pattern. We LOVE the Vetro line!
Lipstick shades has a personalized plate program that is the cutest thing ever! Each plate comes with an age appropriate placemat that is cutely decorated on one side and has games, puzzles, coloring activities on the other side. Rafia is a new jewelry line I picked up. This designer is from L.A. and creates the most unique and fun necklaces and earrings. She has a "Mommy Necklace" that I will be carrying that is beautiful and special! I can't wait to get one...but it will be a few years! :)
We spent a lot of time finding graduation, Mother's Day, Easter, and Valentine's Day gifts. We found great classic items, as well as, new fun trendy pieces.

New fun Vietri line - Poppies - This mixes great with the red and green Vietri dishes and our Belaverra serving pieces.

Belaverra is one of my favorite lines! It works great with Gracious Goods, Vietri, and Good Earth Pottery. I wish I would have known about this line when I got married. Their cake plates and serving bowls are amazing!!

The bird pattern was huge at market. I was so excited about it. The birds are precious and will accent any type of serving pieces already owned.

This collection is PERFECT for Valentine happies, baby gifts, and Easter baskets. These animals are super soft and will surely be loved by the little one that receives it!

It's not too early to think about graduation! You can be sure those seniors already are!! We have tons of new items arriving daily. This line is a fun great gift for graduates, summer birthdays, or congratulations happies. They have great prices and are very functional. The tote bag is great for over night trips, and the patterns have coordinating toiletry bags, make-up bags, and laundry bags.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Growing up in Meridian did not provide many experiences of snow for us. I can remember vividly 3 times that it snowed enough to see it. In Meridian, the chance of snow creates chaos and long lines at Wal-Mart. Schools close, stores run out of soup, batteries, and duct tape, and kids pray that it will stick! That is not the case in Hernando. I guess these people are used to it. (Not that it snows tons, but they know what to do when it does.) No warning what-so-ever, I walked out to my car to drive to work, and it was snowing! It snowed all the way to Hernando! It was the prettiest drive. Although none of it stuck, it was gorgeous!! Here are some pictures of the courthouse and clock tower.