Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sights and Sounds of Dallas Market

Daphne and I are always amazed at the sheer magnitude of Dallas Market. From the overflowing Market Hall to the grand opulence of the World Trade Center, you're in sensory overload from the minute you arrive. Merchandise, tons of bling, buyers, sellers, exhibitors, lights, music, food....literally floor to ceiling....whew! You simply cannot take it all in. Every trendy new item, style, and idea comes to life at Dallas Market.

Imagine our surprise when right in the middle of all the flashy, trendy, bling from China we step right into a small booth entitled, "Sterling Service..." Being the "silver" girl I am, I was captivated and stepped in to shop. I said, "Wow, you don't find many NEW sterling items these days!" To which the vendor responded, "These are all old things." I was thrilled! Daphne and I honed in on the only antique booth in the whole place! And, selling silver, to boot....go figure! We just love the old stuff.

The only thing I purchased all day was this lovely old silver-plated open salt. I fell in love with the lion's head corners and paw feet. It's absolutely stunning. Can't decide if I want it to hold my business cards or little soaps or jewelry or ??.... I'll enjoy finding a special place for it.

Daphne took some awesome pictures at market. We ran into a few Canton friends and blogging buddies. Our favs always include those booths with some antique and/or vintage flair, including: Annette's Touch of Class, Katies Rose Cottage Designs, Meadow Street, So Shabby Pink, Noelle Garrett Designs, My Pink Boutique, and The Sterling Service and Royal Rabbit. More pictures, soon! TTFN! Lynda


LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I didn't make Dallas this year, I might try Tuesday....not sure yet. Love the silver booth...sorry I missed that one! Hope you found some great things! ~LA

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

My sister used to be in a showroom at market, and I would take vacation days to go help her during shows. I like having my vacation days back, but I kinda miss the activity of the shows. She worked this one in Outdoor Living. I should have at least gone to visit for old time's sake. I'm liking that silver! ~Mindy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Laurie & Mindy, sorry ya'll missed Market, too. It was its usual grand fashion. It's always a pain to find time to go, but think I'll keep it on my social calendar. It's an inspiration. Can't wait for Serendipity in February! I missed it last year - will make a point to be there this year. Mindy, I'm liking the silver, too! TTFN! Lynda