Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspiration and Pretty Things

For todays post I thought I would share some pictures from last weeks buying trip for Moving Designz Home & Cottage.  We were shopping for Spring and Summer accessories and artwork for the shop.  I've been busy travelling every single weekend and today is the first day I've had a chance to sit down and get some blogging done.

The day before leaving on the trip I purchased a new IPhone.  I absolutely love it... I took all of the pictures from the show with it.  I only wish I had it during the furniture show 2 weeks previous.  And also wish it had a flash.

The show was The Canadian Gift and Tableware.  Held in Toronto Jan 31- Feb 4.

Ashley came to the show with me.  This was her first trip to Toronto.  I could not honestly get all my work done without her and Anitas help on a daily basis.  They both work in the shop full time it only makes sense to bring them with me since they do most of the stocking, merchandising and store sales.  Thank you gals!

One of the first things we saw was this piece of artwork.  In fact, Ashely saw it and immediately said OMG its Chilly.  My dog is famous.  This picture is a dead ringer for my dog, minus the suit, so I had to include this in my post. 

Let's have a look at some of the pretty things we saw... starting with this toss cushion.  It's pretty self explanatory.  On to more things I love... love ... love
More love!!! Is it just me or is this upholstered bench seat amazing?
White... lots of white.  Many of the accessories we saw were white and very sculptural.

Adore doesn't even begin to describe cover how I felt in this suppliers room display... very chic chic.  Loving... it!

This collection of art prints was so striking. 

Pretty pretty flowers, flowers and more flowers in all the booths.


The picture does not even do this arrangement justice, at all.  Lovely pink magnolias.

This gorgeous arrangement was in the lobby of the Congress Centre.

How's this for an amazing light fixture?

This sculpture was also in the lobby.  I don't know who the artist is but OMG I love it!!!

Ending off the trip with all the beautiful things I would be remiss if I didn't post this picture.  This car was on display outside of our hotel in downtown Toronto.  Unfortunately it didn't fit in my suitcase or my budget. 

Thanks for reading.  Have a great week!  I know we did :)


Ashley said...

We sure did have a great trip, thanks Susan..Luff you!!

C.J. said...

I am so envious! Thank you so much for the great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

DesignTies said...

Wow, so many beautiful things!!

It isn't just you -- that upholstered bench IS amazing!! And love all the white pieces. The display with the elephants really caught my eye.

That sculpture is super-cool -- too bad it doesn't come in a book shelf size!!


Vanessa said...

Glad you had a great trip - thanks for sharing! I love my iphone too -I didn't realize that the camera was that good - these photos really came out well and it reminds me to use mine. I still carry my digital camera around.

Staff said...

Looove it - adore all the white - the pink eiffel tower picture (want it) - Yous are definately going to have to help decor my future office/boutique!!

qerat said...

yes that bench is great so are all the other accessories

Maria Killam said...

That looks like a great rip! Love the pink display!

Donna said...

Very cool!! I just love how classic white and clear glass are.

Lovely pictures and it sounds like you had a great time in TO.

Next time we'll have to see if we can be there at the same time - that would be too cool :D!