Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Atlanta Gift Show Recap-Patina Collection

I'm a bit late in writing about the gift show but I've been much busier since returning from Atlanta a few weeks ago. Last year was my first to attend the gift show and it remains to be a truly overwhelming experience for me. It's a super fun time and I'm so glad I went but let's just say it's waaaay different than being home alone all day in my little studio, working to the sounds of Ira Glass and This American Life! The Mart is a series of 3 interconnected 16-story buildings that are just packed full of products of all kinds: high end home decor, seasonal product, imported rugs, lamps, wall decor, kitchenware, etc. etc. I went to the show this year for a truly exciting event for me-the debut of my first large licensed collection of wire garden decor for Studio M/Magnetworks.
There are 30 products in this collection and since my photos don't do them justice, I'm using the photos from the Studio M catalog. I can't say enough good things about the Todd family: Curt and Sue Todd, the owners of Magnetworks and Studio M, along with their son Michael and his wife and sister-in-law, are some of the most genuinely nice people you'd ever want to meet. They really care about their artists and employees and treat them like family. They made me feel so at home in their showroom while I made some small wire creations for the retailers. And Anne Brown--well none of this would have been possible if not for her vision. She's an endless source of creative ideas, energy, and vision with a truly wonderful sense of humor and love of life! I had a feeling we'd be friends the moment we met and I'm so glad that came true and that I'm working with her.
As for the showroom----WOW! The team did a TREMENDOUS job and they won the "Best of Floor" display award again this year. Congrats to the team: Colleen Prout, Tammy Hickel, and Debi Baker! I posted some photos below of the incredible moss couch they built for my Patina collection display. Just wonderful.

Here's the lovely Anne Brown and me on the FAB moss couch!

A shot of the collection in the showroom-visit Studio M to see the entire line


  1. Oh! It's all so fun Tammy! I'm so proud of you and happy for you too. I think I need to buy the bird baskets! So charming!

  2. Incredible collection, Tammy!! I love it all!