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Top Trends from Dallas…

Dallas was BUSY! Confidence is High in the Marketplace… Buyers WERE Buying… and Attendance broke 5 year records…

This is what January Market is all about when it comes to Flowers, Interior Accessories… and of course CHRISTMAS! Kel and I drop in early to start scouring the Showrooms for Great New Products, Trends and Colors… and Dallas NEVER Disappoints…

I wanted to offer up our TOP Trends from the January Market and over the next few days… I’ll share great examples in these categories and also talk Color details and NEW Product introductions…

So Let’s get Started with a LIST of the TOP TRENDS from the Dallas Market!

10. “Humorous Halloween”… with Scary things happening everyday in the real world… Halloween is taking on a more Humorous Tone….

Humorous Halloween from Seasons Direct!

9. “Sweet Treats”… still prevailing in the Market…and moving in a Vintage Color Direction… it’s also Important to note… that DONUTS… seem to be the “New Cupcake”… mmmmm Donuts…..

Donut Ornaments from Old World Christmas

8. RICE Lights….(LED Lighting)… in Strings for Christmas Trees… adorning Trees, Wreaths, and even Accessories like Icy Spheres and Reindeer Antlers… RICE sized lights are the NEW Christmas Light for 2013…

Rice Light LEDs… with Wire Frames at Arty Imports

7. Ribbon Rosettes… this Victorian Style Accent… looks great on Christmas Trees, Packages, Vases, Candlestick and more… it’s a Vintage Look that grabbing hold across the board…

Ribbon Rosettes at Direct Export

6. Pumpkins… and not for just for Halloween… Pumpkins seem to be the NEW Icon for Fall and Thanksgiving… Irregular Heirloom Gourds, Giant Sizes… and decked out in just about any textile you can imagine… Leather, Burlap, Tweed, Raffia, Straw, Wood… the list goes on and on…

Pumpkins at Park Hill

5. Rhinestones and Brooches…Diamond-like gems are covering everything… from Ribbon to Reindeer…and Brooch Trees, Frames and Christmas Decorations are dazzling…

Rhinestone Christmas Tree at AllState Floral and Craft

4. Vintage… Park Hill discovered and refined this look… and now it’s main stream…everyone was sporting a Vintage Line… window frames, nostalgic signs, re-purposed furniture and accessories… “Vintage Glam” and “Rustic Chic” were terms heard over and over again… to describe this Antiquesque Look…

Vintage Collection at Park Hill… featuring Growing Sweet Potatoes

3. Cloche’…. Last market the Cloche’ made a comeback… it was Botanical Based and most common to see it harboring a plant… This Market they were everywhere… housing candles, nativity sets, flowers, ferns and much much more!

Santa Under Glass… Cloches at Seasons Direct

2. Owls… are BIG… not only in Abundance… but also in Size… and in every shape, color and texture…. if you give a Hoot about Trends… you’ll be Stocking up on OWLS!

One of my Favorite Owls… at Direct Export… Designed by Philip Horton

1. Burlap… the Market was BURSTING with BURLAP… and you could find just about everything made out of this Natural Earthy-feel Material…  Ribbon, Pillows, Accessories, Furniture… even Flowers and Foliage made out of Burlap… and there were significant updates to Burlap.. maturing, partnering and mashing-up… with other textures!

Burlap… Everything… from my BEST of BURLAP Demo in Dallas!

So that our TOP Ten Trends for Dallas 2013…. I’ll dig deeper into each one… and give you some great examples… fun photos and more… Dallas is THE DESTINATION Market… and I’ve got lots to share!