Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dallas Gift Market - March 2014

I made my bi-annual trek to the Dallas Gift market in March this year.  I usually go in January, but there was waaaaay too much going on this time.  It doesn't change much between January and March.  The only difference is that there are no temps.  Major lines are in the permanent showrooms anyway, so it's not a big deal. 

Many of the showrooms have a "no photographs please" policy, but even if they don't, I always ask permission to take photos for my blog.  Most of them love the extra PR, but there are still a handful who don't want everyone to see what they have to offer, mostly the co-ops who offer a lot of handmade items from a variety of small business manufacturers. 

Anyway here are the photos, so grab a cup of coffee, glass of wine, box of chocolates, or whatever, sit back and join me on my walk thru many of showrooms at the Dallas Gift Market.

This blog post is all "eye candy" and for designers, a peak into what the gift stores are seeing for the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons.  I don't comment about trends - I like to let each of you draw your own conclusions, but I'd be remiss not to say something about "Katherine's Collection".  The displays in this showroom will take your breath away.  I think you could spend a whole day in here and not see everything.  The creativity will amaze..........




And that's the last of the photos from "Katherine's Collection".  Hope you enjoyed them......  now let's move on.

Yes!  This is an old TV set being used as a display!  How clever......

This "Brazil" display was in the "Two's Company" showroom.  Look for more design influences from Brazil as the 2016 Olympics get closer.

That's all for this trip, but I'll be back with more after the summer show in July - God willing and the creek don't rise.........  Y'all come back now.  Enjoy!

Yours truly,


  1. Is it possible to OD on eye candy?? Wow! Beautiful colors and so many pretty, cute and awesome things! My mind would be whirling. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great time!

    1. It's pretty overwhelming. I love seeing how the items are displayed. So much more inspiringr than looking at individual items in a catalog. Display is so important......

  2. Thanks for featuring Katherine's Collection, Julie! We enjoy inspiring our customers with our displays and seeing the creativity they use when debuting the product in their stores. Follow me on twitter as I'm always sharing behind the scenes projects as we develop our new product! @FranciscoYepo

  3. Thanks so much for this. My first time seeing anything from the Dallas Market. Definitely inspiring for my fall and hioliday hndmade beaded jewelry collection. I'm sure I'll be pinning many of these displays and will accredit you.