It can be rather overwhelming unless I go with a plan.
In the past the Winter show was where I concentrated on Horse/dog gift items that I could sell at Spring horse shows. I will still do that this year, but I will go an extra day and focus on Pier 94 where all the home accessory/gifts are. I've never gone "all the way over" to the Pier before. I am excited to see what I can find that will fit my "aesthetic."
Pretty much the same criteria for my other web site/blog.
Traditional, preppy, sporty, resilient home furnishings perfect for any weekend getaway. I'm looking for easy maintenance, long-lasting, sturdy "stuff."
Being the mother of five, I learned long ago to spend a few extra bucks to get quality furnishings that stand up to kids, dogs and cats. Leather, wool, good paint, solid doors, strong woods such as oak, or furniture that only looks better as it is naturally distressed by my family! So, with that in mind I go...
Below are some manufacturers I look forward to meeting.
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Mitchell + Gold