Monday, January 14, 2008

Atlanta Gift Show

Well, it's Day 4 for me here at the Atlanta Gift Show and I have found some really great new merchandise for "the hen". I picked out beautiful new linens for your tables, stunning dishware with a beachy theme, subtle tacky flip flops here. Don't get me wrong, flip flops can be very cute but I think we have seen about enough, don't you? I have selected adorable PJs in a pink and green toile and plenty of very feminine bath and body products. Lollia has expanded their line again and has added new fragrances. Plus, they will soon be offering Relax in a cologne! I know, I know, finally they have listened to our many requests and should be offering it this summer. I, for one, adore the Relax fragrance and plan to use it as my signature scent. There will be lots of new delectable surprises for you, your valentines and your Easter Baskets.

One of the highlights of the show was a "curious dinner" party held at the Pleasant Peasant restaurant. The dinner was arranged by the owner of the Curious Sofa in Prairie Village, Kansas, Debbie Dusenberry. Twenty of her blog readers, who happen to be shop owners from all over the country, met for a lovely dinner and lively shop talk. What fun! Debbie and her home were most recently featured in (and on the cover of) the January issue of Country Living magazine. Check out Debbie's website and blog, she rocks. Her talents are more than numerous; photo stylist, makeup artist, successful business entrepreneur and fun. I will post some photos when I get home.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Spring is coming

It sure doesn't feel like it now but Spring is coming and we are off to market to find treasures that will delight our customers.

Sale Sale Sale

All Holiday merchandise is on sale including mariposa. We still have some of the adorable little gift boxes of the mariposa holiday buffet plates, napkin holders and candy dishes. Snap them up now at half price for next year. Trimmings, ornaments, sparkling trees, Christmas cards and wrapping paper are all on sale. There is still a nice selection of the Cody Foster, Bethany Lowe and Nicole Sayers Christmas Collectibles.
All ZENTS products are on sale at 50% off!
Monogrammed notes are only $5 a box. WOW!
Deals are in absolutely every corner of The French Hen. The winter items must be cleared away inorder to bring in the "new" exciting spring merchandise.

It won't be long until the shop is transformed into a magical, mossy, enchanted garden. Urns, doormats, nests, a new selection of antiques, lamps and clocks are sure to entice.