AmericasMart January 2017 Home and Gift Show

Posted by Meg Councilman on

I get up early to overthink. Can you relate? Here's an example; It's opening day at the 2017 AmericasMart Home and Gift Show. Is everything priced? Are the bags hanging up straight? Is the floor clean? Of course, on this important day, as we are heading out the door to catch the train, essential oil spills out of the pantry and glass shatters all over Ozzy's dog bed. Great. Thankfully, the Marta train is on time, I manage to find a seat and relax for a moment. 

I cannot believe it's already here. Where has the time gone?

We're in building 3, floor 2, booth 208. Is my spot good enough? Should I be somewhere else?  I arrive 15 minutes before the big open and try to put myself at ease. Coffee and water at the entrance help. Seeing other neighbors scrambling to arrange their booth also helps. 9:00 am comes and goes. 12:00 pm comes and goes. 4:00 comes and goes. Overall the day went smoothly, I met new customers and old business partners stopped by too. The adventure continues tomorrow. Stay weird, AmericasMart! 


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