Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Americas Mart

Today is Jimmy's 49th birthday. I played hooky and we went to Atlanta for a fun day of shopping. He is co-owner of a furniture store and we were on a buying trip. It was so much fun to point at something and say, "I'll take two of those, four of that one, etc...." and not have to pay for it!!! We found some great lamps and framed artwork for the store. I can't wait until it all comes in to see how it dresses the store up. We were shopping at the Americas Mart. Here is a blurb from their website:

AmericasMart® Atlanta is the industry’s #1 order-writing facility for gifts, home furnishings, home decor, gardens and apparel. It is the largest permanent wholesale marketplace of its kind in the world.

Needless to say, I was in heaven. We then shopped at some of the other markets there and I bought some fantastic things. I got an mp3 player finally! We bought some sea glass jewelry for a Mother's Day gift. I purchased a cute t-shirt and bandana for Cabalito. I will post a picture as soon as he comes home and tries it on. He is with his "other mama" (my sister) right now and we won't see him until later.

Unfortunately, no quilty shopping at all! We did have lunch at Ray's in the City. Excellent, of course!! Creme brulee for dessert - enough said. LOL.
Now I am tired and ready to relax at home. I am happy and content.


Amanda said...

Glad you had such a great day - it should set you up for survival for the rest of term.

Quilter In Paradise said...

Julie, how fun to shop with someone's money! and I love the picture of the buildings looking up!
Thanks for joining in on my Pay it Forward! This is fun! Don't forget to blog it, ok?