What's Trending for 2016

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] At every Market, I enjoy spotting themes and trends - they seem to just reach out and grab me. I find it interesting how so many independent vendors can be "on" the same design trend at the same time. Sometimes it's downright spooky! Author Elizabeth Gilbert calls this phenomenon multiple discovery. " To me, multiple discovery just looks like inspiration hedging its bets, fiddling with the dials, working two channels at the same time.  Inspiration is allowed to do that, if it wants to.  Inspiration is allowed to do whatever it wants to, in fact, and it is never obliged to justify its motives to any of us.  (As far as I'm concerned, we're lucky that inspiration talks to us at all; it's too much to ask that it also explain itself.)" - Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic (which by the way I highly recommend reading if you're a creative type) So, are you curious what trends I spotted at this January's Gift Market? Here ya go, my friends!   Just remember, when you start noticing these on your own "in the wild", you heard it here first! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] + flamingos, flamingos, flamingos! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="3075,3071,3072,3073,3070,3074,3077,3095" fullwidth="off" posts_number="8" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" caption_all_caps="off" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] [/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] {giant flamingo pool float by Sunnylife + feathered flamingo decorations by Creative Co-op + flamingo lights by Creative Co-op + talk all day card by Mr.Boddington's Studio + inflatable flamingo drink holder by Sunnylife + you're so fabulous card by J. Falkner + hello flamingo card set by Waste Not Paper + coral flamingo scarf by Tickled Pink} [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] +  gold foil (still) - on stationery, drinkware, greeting cards, home accessories - this isn't a new trend, but it's not going away soon! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="3079,3080,3092,3097" fullwidth="off" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" caption_all_caps="off" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] [/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] {drinky tumbler by Easy Tiger + Yay! champagne glass by Easy Tiger + best decision card by Sugar Paper + Kate Spade 2016 agenda by Lifeguard Press} [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] +  gem/jewel/spirograph/geometric shapes - loving this look! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="3081,3082,3083,3085" fullwidth="off" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" caption_all_caps="off" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] [/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] {geometric votive and candle holders by Creative Co-op + light fixture by Creative Co-op + art print by Read Between the Lines} [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]