We are a cosmic, colorful, and fun business that specializes in upcycled, hand-crafted, and imported designs that exceed extraordinary and just may be out of the ordinary to some! Our collection consists of folk art, talavera pottery, hand-crafted furniture, unique yard décor, and much more! Our in-house artist inspires retired products with elaborate embellishments to create authentic works of art, while our other custom products are imported from Artisans in Mexico. If you are in search of that one of a kind gift that is usually only created by one of the few exquisite genius’ of funky art, then you have arrived!
David “Dave” Smith was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1962. In high school he and a classmate started their own painting business called NorSmith Painting and they were able to establish a lucrative business with their craft. After graduating high school and trying his hand at college, Dave decided to move to Atlanta where his sister resided. Shortly after relocating, he started yet another painting business that evolved into some custom home remodeling.
In 1992, Dave started working at Uptown Pawn, a family owned business, where he learned the ropes of the pawn business. In 1995, the owner of Uptown sold him the title pawn segment of the business that was located in the same building. In 2000, Dave branched out on his own and started AllStar Title Pawn in Roswell, Georgia.
During Dave’s adult life he found enjoyment in buying and selling various products. In 2001, he made his first trip to Mexico and instantly fell in love with the lifestyle and art. He began importing and selling products from Mexico out of antique malls in Georgia.
In 2005, he met his current wife, Deidra who is an exquisite folk artist. They combined Dave’s Mexican imports with Deidra’s folk art to establish a cooperative business in Alpharetta and called it Blue Frog Imports & Art. In 2010, they upgraded to a larger space in a historic town with a lot of foot traffic. Olde Towne Woodstock, Georgia is where Blue Frog Imports & Art has called home since the upgrade!