• To Market To Market
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    Geri Cecil

To Market To Market

It's been a while!  Hope all survived whatever holiday you celebrate and hope you have gone into hibernation for the duration of this very strange winter, where, in Virginia, one day you need to bundle up and the next day you can go barefoot.

The Thistle had a very successful first year as an on-line store.  I have been living at the warehouse since the middle of November, and even had to corral some of my children to help immediately after Christmas.  Then we were busy with inventory in anticipation of the winter Atlanta market.  This is the best market...everything and everybody is there...three HUGE buildings with everything imaginable.  This is also the time of the Christmas market, where we buy goods for next Christmas.  Seems weird, while putting away decorations at home to be thinking of what decorations to buy for the next Holiday season!

One really cool thing about this big market are the Temporaries. These are temporary booths where vendors come with new merchandise that they've designed.  It's always fun to make a new find, and I had luck this year.

One of my favorite finds are these swing tops that fit and flatter any figure type.  They basically fit through the shoulders and "swing" from there, so no need for a lot of sizing. These come in two sizes, Medium, which would fit misses size 8 -16, and X Large, which would fit most women's sizes (Ix - 3x).  The fabrics I selected were patterned polyester  and poly raw silk shantung.  These are great for travel...machine wash and wear!


I bought the black on white and a reverse white on black x pattern in size medium;  the shantung silk swing I bought in x large in fuscia, royal blue, gold, and chartreuse.  At $90, these are a great bargain!  If you're interested you can check them out on the Women's Accessories page.  If you need a different size, contact sales@thesilverthistle.com.

Stay tuned...more goodies to come!




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    Geri Cecil

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