Made our bi-annual trip to the Atlanta Gift & Merchandise Market. This is where we purchase a lot of the cool items that we sale in our store. For those of you who don't know, Atlanta has one of the largest Wholesale Gift Markets in the United States. There are 4 HUGE BUILDINGS, with 18 floors covering an entire block in downtown Atlanta and over 3000 vendors. It can be overwhelming. (we get lost a lot).
The vendors range from large multi million dollar companies to someone like Moe's BBQ Sauces run by a couple from Cartersville, GA. We are always searching for products made in Georgia to support our local economy. We get asked a lot about how we decide what to purchase for Lavender Mountain - its simple, we have to be genuinely excited about the product before we put it in the store. This usually works, if we love it our customers will too.
New Spring arrivals for Lavender Mountain will include, Mad Mats, outdoor rugs made from recycled plastic, Ibis & Orchid marble night lights, Striplings Beef Jerky (made in Georgia), Picnic At Ascot collapsible coolers and picnic baskets, Swann Creek soy candles, Angela's Garden hats, gloves, aprons, Pretty Tools and lots of iron garden arches, benches, tables, and wall art all from Iron It Out located in Canton, GA.