new york gift show: day two!

I’m feeling better today….lots of sleep and no wine certainly helps! I finished up in the Handmade section this morning, seeing new pieces from Thomas Mann and Zpots, among others. Man I love seeing the abundance of beauty and creativity at this show! The rest of the day was spent walking the many aisles of Personal Accessories, a section which runs the gamut from jewelry and purses to pajamas, reading glasses, scarves, socks, watches, pottery, home goods — most handmade and lots U.S. made.

Of course I exhausted myself visiting with my old friends, vendors I cherish seeing twice a year — such a treat!

Here’s who I saw and what I ordered today:

Noelle Vanttendrick, the soul and love behind ZPots (along with her husband), is a treasure to visit and a pleasure to place orders with. You see her buckets, cups, and lamps in Heavenly Metal — I’ve ordered more and some vases, adorned with her poetry and drawings.

Of course I had a lovely visit with Beth Mueller. Her precious ceramic works are part of the Heavenly Metal family of goodies. I ordered a couple of new styles and lots of new images, painted by Beth.

I had to go back to the Wasabi booth to see Jill, who wasn’t around yesterday when I placed my order! Always always always a big special treat to catch up with Jill. I just love the spring story she’s created – and you will too!

Tokyo Bay has some sweet new watches for spring 2012. Muted pastels, big readable faces, a nice new story!

Dolan Geiman! Love love love his work — and he’s working on some pieces just for me, to bring to Ann Arbor just for you!

I visited with Jill Schwartz of Elements, whose booth looks like one of the Heavenly Metal displays. We love looking at the pictures of her yummy studio in the “Where Women Create” book I carry. More signed copies of the book are on their way.

Spring hats from Goody Goody! They were a hit last spring — this spring there’s a few new fabrics for you to try on!
You can see that my Goody Goody gal pals are really shy!

Spruce is the sweetest earrings, some assymetrical, some not. They were a holiday hit — they sold out — so I bring them back for you to enjoy.

New Highway bags! Fun colors, a teeny bag, new fabrics, a backpack plus the Highway wallets many of you have begged me to bring to Heavenly Metal! Oh Boy and thanks Jem!

New fun socks from Portland Oregon: Sock it to me! I think these will be a winner on the first go-round!

The Maruca spring line is just precious! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so you can all strut your stuff in the sun with these sunny new fabrics.

OK. That’s all I’m sharing with you from Day One. There was much more, but some of it will just have to be a surprise!