Friday, January 20, 2012

Atlanta Show 2012

Last week, my friend Selynn Barbour from Country Crossroads Gift Shop in Osage Beach, MO, sent me this photo of my new 2012 products in Legacy Publishing's showroom at the Atlanta Gift Market in Atlanta, GA.

For those who might not be familiar with this market, the Atlanta Gift Market, or Americasmart, is a huge, multi-story building filled with little stores, which manufacturers (in this case, gift manufacturers) lease to display their products to retail store owners who shop during the seasonal markets to purchase inventory. Of all the gift shows that occur in Atlanta, the January show is usually the largest and the one where attendees are likely to see every major gift manufacturer represented -- in beautifully decorated showrooms, I might add.

In just a few short years Legacy has developed a commanding presence at the show.  They have also developed a reputation among retailers for their quality products created with an unshakable attitude of service.  They are always dreaming up with new ideas that meet the needs of their customers.  Plus they are the nicest bunch of people you would ever want to meet.

My entire line of Legacy's journals, notepads, recipe boxes and cards, coasters and other stationery will be available at their retail website soon, but here is a sneak peek at one of the collections (for all of us who are impatient!).

Strawberry Picking Kitchen

It's always fun to see what's new at Atlanta.  But it's also fun to get back at the drawing board to prepare for next year -- after all, 2013 will be here before we know it!