Posted by: Sally Ingraham | January 9, 2010

The Atlanta International Gifts & Home Furnishings Market

I have several blog entries that I was planning to write this weekend, but after a 12 hour day at AmericansMart Atlanta, I am not going to try to push it. I am on the first official ‘business trip’ of my life. I am spending three days at an enormous trade show with my boss from Our New England Country Store, playing my part as her manager and assisting in the purchase of an astonishing amount of merchandise.

This is just the latest development in what is rapidly becoming my more professional job, even though my other job at the movie theater is more fun and much closer to my heart. However, I’m getting the knack of the retail thing after two years, and as I have more responsibility and say in the matter, I am even developing my own tastes for ‘primitive’ and specific types of ‘country’ merchandise. (We don’t go in for ‘Americana’ at ONECS though – oh no we do not!)

So anyway, since shopping all day is truly exhausting, I am letting myself off the hook when it comes to keeping up with my blog. I’ll be back on Wednesday, after I’ve talked my boss into buying as much super fun Halloween stuff as I can!*


*I have to admit that on the one hand, I’m slightly embarrassed by my new profession – not too long ago I secretly sneered at the majority of the merchandise I sold in order to keep a roof over my head – but on the other hand, it’s been increasingly becoming bizarrely fun. AmericasMart is something else, let me tell you! Of course the travel part is great, and the eating. Indian food tonight at Haveli Indian Cuisine. Oh, and did I mention that it is FREEZING in Atlanta? It’s warmer back home in Maine! Chalk the whole thing up to life experiences I guess. 🙂


  1. Ugh…-5 on the back deck this am. Don’t think Atlanta can match that. Sounds like you are enjoying the show. Do. Love Dad.

  2. I’m so proud of you! I’m a giant dork of a friend, but proud, just the same. Enjoy your stay. I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back!

  3. Dad – Way. Too. Cold. SERIOUSLY! I’m glad I’m in Atlanta, even if it is abnormally cold here!

    Julie – Yay! Other than my sore and tired feet, I’m still having a great time. Wait until you see all the FUN stuff I assisted in purchasing. 🙂

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