Sadie takes on the summer IGF

Time once again for Sadie's semi-annual recap of the NY International Gift Fair

Every time she has a better understanding of the show and this time even recognized our booth. Our morning exchange: "Mommy, where are you going?" "To my booth." "I can come with you?"

Yes, and Elmo, Big Bird and Grover came along, too.

She wastes no time in pointing out Kelly's blue-tiful display.

Sadie giving her critique of the booth. We (sniff) scrapped the walls and floors at the end of the show and will be returning in January with an all new look.

Back to our walking tour of the show. First stop was Jill Rosenwald Studio. A fellow Bostonian and founding member of Boston Design Salon I always adore seeing her latest stunning ceramic patterns. The taupe and orange combo is one of my favorites and looks like Sadie gives it her stamp of approval as well.

Across the way Sadie takes time to show Seema how to artfully arrange her Skeem candles.

We admired the hanging bird feeder (and those pipe fittings!) at Pigeon Toe ceramics.

Elmo and friends also found a cozy next in the wire baskets we're considering for part of our display next year.

Posing in front of the display at Wall Candy Arts (one of many wall decal companies that have sprung up like flowers everywhere).

Sadie serenaded me with Twinkle Twinkle underneath the star lamps from Artecnica. In fact we had to go back and visit this booth no fewer than three times that day.

I took a risk and ventured downstairs to the Kids and Baby section. We stopped for awhile at P'kolino where Sadie took their kid's easel for a test drive. Her fish masterpiece was so well received she was even featured on the P'kolino Facebook page. Her efforts were rewarded with a new set of crayons and a coloring book. [I drew the outline, the rest is all Sadie]

A Danish company licensed the rights to make Lego toy boxes, lunch containers and water bottles. The toy boxes are amazing - giant Lego blocks that actually stack just like regular Legos. Sadie was their number one live demonstration model and walked away with three snack containers for her "troubles". They will be available at the Container Store sometime in October and at museum stores in time for holiday shopping.

Visiting the toys at Kushies/Zolo.

Playing with the cut out taxi cabs from Pop Outs by Marc Tetro.

We did a little back-to-school shopping at Zutano.

All that walking around is hard work - no time like lunchtime to meet back at home-booth for pb+b sandwiches.


Until January!


Tina said...

Sadie is getting cuter by the day...and I've been eyeing that P'kolino Easel for Joie Boy. Any other fun tot items we should be aware of? Christmas is right around the corner...

jill rosenwald said...

omg shelly..these are the best photos ever from the gift show..sadie is a fantastic tour guide, and of course elmo and big bird in my booth are too hysterical..love love