Inspirations and just A Bit of Bucks County…online

Gift Fair Views and Inspirations


Perfect for a cold January day, a glimpse of  some of the Inspiring Designs, Displays and Exhibits to share from the New York Gift Fair 2013, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center on the West side of Manhattan.

This year seemed a bit less in size and scope than other years, there is always too much to get to. There were great displays of Gifts and Home Interiors, color, textures, design, old and new, traditional and modern, and are always an inspiration.  Color Impressions this year of subtle, traditional Ivories, Oyster , Linen and spring greens,  bright and in contrast,  of Sage, Grass and Moss,  were eye catching.


Fair- fresh greens, spring colors, beautiful designs and presentations. Loved the Table Place Settings, Gift Wrap and Favor Displays, naturally beautiful Quartz Candle Holders of orange, agate green and rose, and fresh spring flowers about of all kinds.

entranceEntrance to the ground floor Main Hall, just off of the Main Entrance along 11th Avenue.


This was an interesting Oyster and shells fossil formation – 12 million years old- decorated on 17th century Italian altar stand.  From:  Interi Designs


Topiaries tabletop display.  Is beautiful to see the greens of spring, on a January day in New York.

savondemarseilleAll Natural, Beautiful Olive Oil “Marseille Soaps”  – Savon de Marseille  on display.   These Soaps are made in a savonnerie – soap factory, near Marseille, France, in the traditional manner, and are amazing.

The representatives describe the process of mixing Pure olive and vegetable oil with  alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean seawater, which then must be heated for ten days before being cut into cubes and stamped, and then set out to dry in the sun and wind.  French law declares that only soaps made according to these specific traditional methods may bear the mark  you see , of “Savon de Marseille”.

– the soap is gentle and moisturizing, in traditional blocks or slices, and are usually at first  still moist, curing over time.  They are long lasting, and can be used to wash anything.  A beautiful Display.  They look so naturally elegant in any Bath or Powder room. Marseille Soap –  a favorite- the color is beautiful.

tabletopkitchenRefreshing kitchen displays from Stonewall Kitchens of York, Maine.  They even offer Cooking Classes.
sage-greensFavor, Gift Wrap and more Candle Tabletop Gift Display in contrasting greens


Gianna Rose Tabletop Displays, they carry the beautiful and popular figurine soaps.  The popular Dog soaps are in the far right background.



Beautiful arrangement of Spring whites and greens, with White Parrot Tulips and Hydrangeas.

And More Tabletop and Ceramics details and  displays above.  From Christopher Jagmin collections.

Colorful highlights in Childrens and Celebrations Displays, below.



4 comments on “Gift Fair Views and Inspirations

  1. Bell
    February 4, 2013

    It’s amazing the colors, display, history, processes- all in the heart of NYC! Will def be looking forward to next year! Never knew that about Savon de marseille. Also can’t wait to get the spring scents of bucks county candles as I do every year!

  2. Yolanda
    February 4, 2013

    I feel like I was there! Thanks for the wonderful pictures 🙂 I love stonewall kitchen – didn’t know they had cooking classes. Love your blog!!

  3. Bill
    February 5, 2013

    Been a guest of the NY Gift Fair for years. Wasn’t able to go this year, but felt like I was there with all those amazing pics. The displays there never cease to wow me. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sally
    February 13, 2013

    Pictures are beautiful on entire site! NY gift fair-must be an inspiring experience! Your candles are so elegant with such captivating aromas!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on February 2, 2013 by in Off The Shelf, Palettes and Place Settings, Towne.
%d bloggers like this: