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    Tanssi by iittala

    Tanssi is a dinnerware collection illustrated by London-based Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. Meaning dance in Finnish, the line is inspired by the Finnish National Opera production of The Cunning Little Vixen, a Czech opera by Leoš Janáček which premiered in January 2015. More ...

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  • ATLANTA - George Kacic will join AmericasMart Atlanta as executive vice president, effective April 1. He will join AmericasMart following his departure from Giftcraft Ltd., the Toronto-based lifestyle home décor and giftware company, where he has served as president of U.S. operations since 2012.
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  • WASHINGTON - What do the Smithsonian, Versailles, Rome's Colosseum, and Britain's National Gallery in London have in common? Officials at each have determined that the "selfie stick" poses a danger to their attraction and its visitors.
  • STONE MOUNTAIN, GA - Mud Pie has announced the appointment of Betsey Eastman as independent channel sales and marketing manager.
  • This year, 80 percent of Americans are expected spend $140.62, slightly more than last year’s $137.46, on apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food and more during Easter.
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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    March 24, 2015

    Dollar Store Deals

    Repetition is pleasing to the eye, and multiples of almost any item can make a great backdrop for a merchandise display. If you don’t have enough of one product to hang dozens in the back of your window, take a trip to a Dollar Store. For $24 you can get two dozen of just about anything—beach balls, buckets, colorful containers (like these used by Ashley King in this illustration), pool noodles, or gift bags. You may also discover other finds that will be useful in the store. If you search under Dollar, Store & Display in Pinterest, you’ll ...

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    March 19, 2015

    Let's Hear it for the Boys: Melissa Joan Hart's King of Harts

    Picking out clothes for my kids is a blast (so much more fun than shopping for myself). There are no shortage of fashionable options at reasonable prices, and of course, I always like to splurge on a big-ticket item every now and then. Some moms may think I’m lucky because I’m shopping for girls (to them I say, get back to me in a few years and we’ll see who’s having fun now!). Even while I’m out and about, I like to check out what’s hot in boys and truthfully, I don’t see ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    March 18, 2015

    Shredding Time

    Do you have boxes of old invoices and other financial records taking up valuable space in your shop’s storage area?  If you’ve been in business for over four or five years (to say nothing of our store’s 40 years), you probably have accumulated a lot of paper. We have always kept 7 years worth of records, and were surprised to recently discover that the legal requirements for how long these boxes of paperwork need to be kept has changed. Here is the latest from the IRS: Keep copies of your filed tax returns. They help in preparing ...

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  • CR Gibson

    CR Gibson

    See why CR Gibson has been a leader in providing eclectic and joyous gifts for over 140 years. From casual dining serveware, to baby gifts and art, this inside look at CR Gibson's Atlanta showroom is only a taste of what they have to offer. Visit to view their full line.  

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