Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"This Thing Called Family" Tour, DEMDACO Showroom, Atlanta Market

We love how "This Thing Called Family" was displayed in the DEMDACO Showroom!  

Can we take you on a little tour?

 What a fun job --  to go shopping for all of the furniture, props, and repurposed items and then arrange them in a way that they become a part of the scene in a fun but not distracting way, and help convey the look and feel of the line. Cory and the team that display the showroom are very talented and creative!  It must take a lot of work to make it all come together!

The "I love us" picture frame (above, bottom right) is one of several new ones - the first time frames have been added to the collection!

And don't you love the old projector screens?! 

The new mom rules looked so great mixed in with everything else! (There's even a "Grandma" rule, they do play by their own set, you know!)

Also new are some small sitting houses. (Above, bottom left.)  The dimension on these are really cool- the bases have a bit of decorative wood trim for "grass" and the words, heart and starburst are bumped out.

 Notice the one "DAD" rule pretty much covers all the bases.

Then there are some laundry and bathroom rule signs too!  The display was quite entertaining - a rotating sign perched in a basket of laundry, and a whole vintage-looking bathroom scene in one of the showroom windows!   Notice the soap flowers?!

Laundry signs:
"It's ok to say your prayers {even if it's in your underwears.}"
"Do laundry today (or go naked tomorrow.)"

Bathroom signs:
"Wash your hands.  {Use soap}"
...Because that's not always a given.
"You don't have to brush all your teeth (just the ones you want to keep.)"

Here's the new Christmas line!  It's the cutest stuff and even though Christmas just happened, we can't wait to decorate our homes for the 2013 holidays!

Also in the window - this giant green tree-shaped book shelf and a lit wreath displaying ornaments and the 'Believe' garland.  The three trees would look great with the Christmas houses - you could make your own Christmas village!

We're pretty excited about the new nativity and countdown to Christmas calendar!  They're pretty cool - and totally family friendly!  Wall art says, "Meet me under the mistletoe" and "Don't get your tinsel in a tangle."

A Christmas Lazy Susan! And "Fa la la" bird art (which also turned into a similar ornament!)

Christmas houses and lots of ornaments!

The view from the hallway.  We sat in this little outside corner for a meeting and it was kinda fun to peek over and 'spy' on sales executives and retailers as they looked everything over! :-)
Connie, Jill, Laura
So that's what our little corner of the DEMDACO showroom looked like in Atlanta!  Thanks for coming on the tour and indulging us!  Be sure to check out our last post for more market goodness - we met and/or reconnected with some of our favorite DEMDACO artists and we showed off their fabulous collections!  So super proud of them all and glad to see their faces!

Also while at market, we found out that DEMDACO had a full page ad right inside the front cover of Gift & Decorative Home Accessories Magazine that featured TTCF!  (The cover image of the magazine overlaps with a little half-flap cover and our ad was right inside that front flap! A very good place to be!)  This monthly magazine serves retailers and manufacturers in the gift industry and provides industry news, trends, trade show news and product intros.  We are so excited and grateful that DEMDACO has that kind of confidence in our line!

You should start to see the newest TTCF pieces showing up in stores in the next few weeks!  To find a retailer in your area who sells "This Thing Called Family," you can use the store locator on the DEMDACO site by entering our line name and your zip code.  Don't be afraid to ask your favorite gift and home decor shops to order our line, your word of mouth is amazing!

Retailers interested in ordering these new pieces can find out how and who to contact (and see the rest of the line!) by visiting our TTCF page, or the DEMDACO Retailers website.

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