Sunday, July 24, 2011

L.A. Gift Show Treasures

The summer gift show in L.A. is the show where we select our holiday decorations and gifts so it's sort of Christmas in July for us. By the end of a long day, what we've purchased becomes just one big blur. When we receive our orders starting in October, we are always surprised and delighted to remember what we did buy!

In addition to placing orders for future deliveries, we are also able to buy some "cash and carry" items. This time, we discovered an organization called Woman for Woman, a fair trade Cambodian business where disabled women are taught to sew and create beautiful silk accessories to support themselves. . What impresses us about their products is the quality. They are all 100% silk, the colors are vibrant, the styles run from fun to sophisticated and the stitching and soundness of construction is excellent. Silk is one of the strongest fibers available and known for its soil resistance. Okay, so all this is leading up to us telling you ... we brought back a very nice supply with us! Tomorrow we price and display them and Tuesday, you will be able to buy them at the Grove.

The other treasures we picked up at the "cash and carry" are paper products by Little Heart Designs, a California family run operation.
We adore their ultra feminine, glittery gift cards (see "Girlfriends Matter" card above!), journals and notepads. They have over 1000 images and the most difficult part is trying to pare down and select what we can afford. How can you possibly resist these lovebirds?!#

1 comment:

  1. Susan, I too went to the gift show. Wouldn't it have been a hoot to run into each other on the cash and carry sales floor?! I'm sure I would have bought one of those lovebirds journals if I'd seen it! By that time in the day I was so pooped!
    x, Val