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Recent Visit to the Craig Bachman Imports Showroom

Carrie and I just returned from a 3 day visit to the Craig Bachman Imports showroom just outside Chicago. We had a great trip, weather was very warm as compared to the snow the last time! The folks there are so gracious and friendly, our visit was fun and productive. The showroom is astounding! So many new items and their displays are amazing. We ordered hundreds of new things that will take a while to add to the website so I thought I would just go ahead and blog about them to give you a sneak peak. This is a Square Twig Wreath form with burlap mesh, grapevine garland and moss roping. Some butterflies are clipped on. I don't have a photo of it, but they had used a similar square wreath as a frame for a photograph. That wreath had less embellishments on it, but sure sounded like a cool idea. The Square Twig Wreath forms are in stock in the brown/green and the green/brown will be arriving soon. The designers had also worked in some fresh flowers into the wreath....great for a special function or event. In the entrance way, there were long streams of Cotton Windowpane mesh in spring colors. But the neat thing about it was the sheer polka dot material behind the Windowpane mesh. It really gave it a nice look, sort of like raindrops. I just wanted to post this photo because you could apply that technique using Windowpane mesh in a wreath. Here's the giant Snowman you've seen photos and videos of too. To give you an idea of the size, the metal thing to the left of it is one of those outside gazebo frames. And also, the cone shaped nose of the snowman was a rolled up piece of mesh...think I missed that on the video. This photo doesn't have anything to do with Craig Bachman Imports, but it is our grandson, AJ, playing in his first golf tournament at the Pontotoc Country Club while we were shopping for Trendy Tree. He won his division! We missed it....but we'll catch the next one for sure)) Here's the product I think you've been waiting for! Deco Poly Burlap! This one looks like burlap, but made of poly, so it has the same features as the Deco Poly Mesh. This Poly Burlap will be available at Trendy Tree within the next few days in the 21" 10" 4" and 2.5" widths. The 21" will be a 10 yard length also. Colors include Natural Brown, Black, Brown, Watermelon, Persimmon and Tan.
Natural Poly Burlap
Persimmon Poly Burlap
Watermelon Poly Burlap
Some of the styles will arrive in the next few days and the others should be here in August. I have more photos of the new Poly Burlap.....but they are on Carrie's I'll add them later. We were able to get a few new things for Halloween and one of my favorites is this collection of glittered metal hanging signs....and they're pretty big!
Deco Flex Tubing - we already carry 35 colors....including the new Antique I really wasn't expecting much in the way of any new in Flex Tubing.....wrong......... we'll be adding 19 NEW styles. New solid colors include Antique Lime and Antique Fuchsia. Patterns will be Black/Silver Stripe; Purple/Orange/Black; Black/Gold Stripe; Purple/Yellow Stripe; Antique Red/Lime; White/Royal Blue; Red/White; Red/Black; Antique Red/Gold; Red/Emerald Green. Colors that will be shipping later in a few weeks include Red/Lime Green/White; Black/Orange; Navy Blue/Orange Stripe; Orange/White Stripe. Also, if the Orchid with Purple was one of your is being retired, so all we will have available is what we have in stock now. New styles of Work Wreaths included Ovals, Mail Box Covers and a "Ribbon" which was just a strip of ladder style work product. I still have more to share....but will add it later))) Have to call it a day!
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