Friday, July 11, 2008

Wow! new stuff at market

I don't mean to sound so shocked but I am thrilled to have found many NEW things to stock The French Hen with this fall, winter and spring. One of my favorite finds is absolutely brand new. It is a line of soaps, perfumes, lip balms and greeting cards. The packaging is perfection. The soaps, lavender and honey scented, are wrapped in stunning papers strewn with dragonflies and Elizabethan-era dancing ladies...highlighted with the tiniest bit of German glitter. They are so pretty that you will gasp... I can't wait.

My big focus at this market has been jewelry and you won't be disappointed. I delved deep into the layered chain look with multiple pendants and pearls. I like this look so much because you can mix and match the pieces, adding enhancers and initial pendants. The pearls make them "classically-Connecticut" as I discussed with a designer today.

More to come...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

my long absence

Sorry for not posting in such a long time. I have been busy with the opening of a new art gallery. Left Bank Gallery Essex opened on May 15 with a bang. It's a 5000 square foot gallery that houses the works of over 60 artists. The space itself was a gallery before so the improvements were "minor" although they were costly and time consuming but the outcome is frankly, fantastic! I am back in the game now however and will be posting new and exciting info about the shop on a much more regular basis. I sit in the airport in Providence on my way to Market in Atlanta and hope to be able to post from Market to give a preview of my finds.