The Southern Sampler is my way of highlighting Southern Artists, Entrepreneurs, Makers and Creators that I admire. I am proud of my roots even in their humid complexity and “Southern Sampler” is just a natural way for me, a creative shopkeeper to share my pulse on it. “Southern Sampler” has been simmering on the back burner for a long time and now the time is right!
This Southern Sampler is all about Entertaining this Christmas Season, which is something that is innate in all of us Southerners. I like to entertain in a “High Low” fashion, which means not taking it so seriously or making it so formal. Otherwise, I would chicken out and never entertain at all!
I truly want my guest to feel at ease. And I want to feel at ease, too! The cooking part is not necessarily my strength... and I'm lucky to be married to the Grill Master. We go with simple menus, and a few “Southern Cheats”.
The table setting is what makes my heart sing and where I show my hospitality. I am so excited to share with you my Southern “Go-to’s” when it comes to setting a table this Christmas Season. Say hello to the very first Southern Sampler! May your table be surrounded by those you love.
The first Southern Sampler is all about Entertaining this Holiday Season and is limited to 75 orders and will ship out the first week of December.
You also have the opportunity to order the Southern Sampler for the year! Order all four and receive a 10% discount. Quantity is limited, so if you want to assure that you'll get all four, order today! They are all an amazing collection of products and are still 'works in progress'! Don't miss out!
It features the following Southern Makers:
4 -Linen Napkins in pear green with our exclusive white antler motif. (We chose this pear green because we think it works brilliantly year round.) These 20 x 20 linen napkins are made by Jennifer Zamudio, who is the owner and designer of Dot & Army. Dot & Army is 100% family and based in Brunswick, GA. Jennifer even named her company after her maternal grandparents. I have been working with Jennifer for years now and I don't do an event without her. We are both passionate about elevating the dinner table and cloth dinner napkins are an essential part of it. These wash and dry beautifully. I folded them immediately after the dryer and that is all I do.
1 Pad of Winter Collage Paper Placemats- This pad of 30 paper placemats will serve you well this Christmas and Winter Season and they are made by one of my favorite companies, Hester & Cook in Nashville, TN. Hester is the maiden name of Angie, who is married to Robbie Cook and their company started in their basement and now their wonderful products are in retailers throughout the country. I love the idea of these paper placemats serving as the visual backdrop for a fancy meal or just elevating a family dinner. Believe me, the family dinner is worth celebrating!
Pinecone Place Cards also by Hester & Cook
2 "Turkey Red" Beeswax Tapers hand casted from maple sticks and made in Highlands, NC. I was vacationing in North Carolina when I stumbled into Doug Collum's studio and I have been selling them ever since. They are a staple in my home and I love this deep rich turkey red for Winter.
Be our Guest Sampler Print- This family heirloom is what started the whole idea of doing a Southern Sampler highlighting creators and makers in the South. I just love the sentiment that we are in this together. I hope you will frame it.
Sweet and Salty Holiday Fried Pecans- These fried pecans from Louisiana are both salty and sweet and so so good. You will be nutty for them, too and I am a sucker for some good packaging.
$150 value including shipping