Stewpot Coat Delivery

Many of you know that we’ve begun a yearly tradition of hosting a coat drive for Stewpot Community Services in downtown Jackson each year at Christmas! This year’s drive was an overwhelming success thanks to all of YOU!

We had a great time delivering the coats and just getting a minute to talk to some of the folks at Stewpot! Thanks to all of you for giving us this opportunity!!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com
Mary at Stewpot with Laurel, Lisa, and Patty!

SummerHouse delivers coats to Stewpot Community Services // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope all of you are still feeling the happiness that the Christmas season provides to us! Thanks again for allowing us to serve on your behalf by delivering your generous donations! This is why we LOVE our SummerHouse family SO MUCH!

Find out more about the next way we can serve Stewpot together by clicking here!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s been a wonderful 2015 up here at SummerHouse! We have loved working with all of you on making your homes, stores, offices, weekend getaways, and other various spaces just a little bit more beautiful! We are honored that we’ve gotten the opportunity to help so many of you!

We are hopeful that 2016 will be every bit as great as 2015, if not better!

Happy New Year! XOXO, SummerHouse

We wish you a very safe and happy new year and we can’t wait to see y’all in 2016! Thank you so much for your business, love, and support! We would NOT be where we are without all of YOU!!

CHEERS!

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Very Merry

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas!

We hope you and your families all have a fantastic Christmas together celebrating this most wonderful time of the year!

In case you missed it, you can look here to see how our staff celebrates the holidays with their families! There are so many great ideas and fun traditions amongst the SummerHouse fam! You’ll definitely want to read more about them! 🙂

Quick reminder: Our hours are a little different this week and next, so be sure to check those out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!!

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The SummerHouse Family’s Holiday Traditions, Part 2

Earlier this week we shared a few of our staffs’ favorite holiday traditions/memories! Now it’s time for the rest of them! 🙂

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com

RECEPTIONIST / DESIGN ASSISTANT DANIELLE ROONEY

I have different traditions with each of my parents. With my mom, we always make hot chocolate and drive around different Madison neighborhoods looking at lights and listening to Christmas music.

We tend to celebrate typical Irish Christmas traditions on my dad’s side since he is from Belfast. My dad usually brings over holiday “poppers” and candy from Ireland. Around 6 years ago, I created a “Rooney Christmas Book” full of Christmas stories and songs and had dad bring it to my Granny and Granda for Christmas. Ever since then, my family gathers around and reads it together. It’s kinda like a representation of us being present with the rest of the family since we are so far apart during the holidays!

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INTERIOR DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND PARKER

Every year, the week of Christmas, all the women on my mom’s side (we are at 10 now) get together and spend a whole day (sunrise till well into the night) making candies, cookies, and treats like home made chex mix and trail mixes, fudge, and popcorn balls! It is always fun and gets everyone in the family spirit for the holidays!

INTERIOR DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

As a child I have memories of our season starting with us all going to pick out the Christmas tree and coming back to decorate together.  I have already continued this tradition in my family: we all went together to find a tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving! And we always ride around on Christmas Eve to see the Christmas lights!

The SummerHouse family's holiday traditions and favorite memories // www.alwayssummerblog.com
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INTERIOR DESIGNER KATHERINE SHELTON

As a child my Christmas memories are of my family going to pick out our real tree and coming home to decorate it.  My dad always made wassail and it was so much fun pulling out the ornaments to trim the tree.  Mom and I finished by decorating every room of the house with Santas, nutcrackers, and snowmen.  We also always had a Nativity that I helped put out on the coffee table.  Now that I have my own family we also all decorate the tree together. My boys love to help me put ornaments on our tree and figure out where to put all of the Santas!

INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT MARGUERITE JOHNSON

One year my family somehow ended up getting three christmas trees and ever since then we have to have 3 threes! Also, we love the Elf on the Shelf.  We always try and see which family member can come up with the most creative thing for the elf to do!

You can get to Part 1 here in case you missed it!

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Family Christmas

Some clients of SummerHouse designer Todd Prince had their beautiful home and Christmas traditions featured in the current issue of Social South Magazine! The Johnston family shares how they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and why this Christmas season is just a little bit different as they eagerly await the release of Same Kind Of Different As Me, a movie filmed here in Mississippi of which Stephen Johnston was the lead investor and producer!

Todd had the pleasure not only of designing several rooms in the Johnston’s home for year-round use, but also of decorating for Christmas. He did a great job of allowing the beautiful Southern architecture of the home to shine through the simple holiday decor.

The full story can be read here.

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If you haven’t had a chance to flip through the whole issue, you can get to it here.

(( Keep an eye out for our pretty ad on page 4! ))

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Quick Christmas Open House Recap

We had such a ball at our Christmas Open House last Friday and wanted to thank all of you who came out and made it the success that it was! We think this year’s crowd was the largest we’ve ever had before, which was SO exciting!

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The Open House also sort of served as the grand finale of our Coat Drive and we were THRILLED with the turnout from you guys! We are just so thankful and overwhelmed with the generosity of the SummerHouse family. We (and Stewpot) cannot say thank you enough!

Thanks for helping us help others at this special time of year.

We hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season!!

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Our Holiday Hours

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we wanted to go ahead and share our holiday hours with you guys!

Our normal business hours (M-F, 10-6 & Sat, 10-5:30) will resume except for a few little changes, so please take note!

SummerHouse Holiday Hours

We will be open until 1:00 on Christmas Eve for all of your last minute shoppers (and believe us– you are in good company! This is one of our busiest days of the year!), then closed on Christmas Day and on the 26th. We will also be closed all day New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!

We hope all of you are able to enjoy this merry time of year and not stress too much! (Although that is so much easier said than done!)

We would love to help you knock out a few items on your gift list and take away just a little of your worry! Let us know how we can assist!

Thanks for following along. We hope you have a great weekend!

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Christmas Open House is TONIGHT!

Our Christmas Open House is TONIGHT from 5 to 7 p.m.!

There will be fun festivities all throughout The Township and we hope you’re making plans to attend! Santa will be set up at Metropolitan Bank taking pictures from 5:30 until 8, there will be a trackless train, elves, a moving jazz ensemble, and a great big giveaway from all of The Township merchants! The more merchants you visit, the more entries into the drawing you get!

Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

As far as what’s going on at SummerHouse…

If you’ve been following along with the hashtag #sh12daysofchristmas on Instagram, or if you’ve seen the buzz on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve seen all of the amazing deals we’ve been offering for the past 12 business days! In case you missed out on any of those deals, they are ALL good again TONIGHT ONLY during the open house! That’s right– 20% off of everything mentioned in our 12 Days of Christmas posts!! Here’s a recap of the deals you can take advantage of!

DAY 12: EARRINGS

SummerHouse's 12 days of Christmas // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DAY 11: ORNAMENTS

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DAY 10: GOURMET POPCORN

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DAY 9: FRAMES

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DAY 8: BRACELETS AND CUFFS

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DAY 7: COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

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DAY 6: GARLAND

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DAY 5: HOLIDAY CANDLES

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DAY 4: NECKLACES

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DAY 3: GOURMET TOFFEE

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DAY 2: BARWARE

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DAY 1: CHRISTMAS ACCESSORIES

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Come join us for some great shopping, some refreshments, and some holiday cheer! Give us a call if you have any questions about tonight (601-853-4445) and we hope to see you soon!

P.S. Don’t forget that our GIVE&GET Coat Drive ends tomorrow! Get all the fun details right here!

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Gifts Under $100

We have a fun new category on our web store created just for your shopping ease this time of year!

GIFTS $100 AND UNDER!

The items listed in this category are only a fraction of what we have in-store, so come see us for be best selection! But what is online is a pretty good representation!

Here are a few of our favorite picks–

SummerHouse's Gifts Under $100 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

From top left, line by line:

Water Lilium in Glass Cube // $70
Gold Leather Cuff // $94
The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails // $17.95
“Landscape” by Lauren Barksdale // $100
Carriage House: Magnolia Cypress Candle // $59
Bird Bowl // $80
Maidenhair in Terracotta Pot // $80
Hourglass Candle Holders // from $58
Triangle Brass Necklace // $60
Style by Kate Spade // $20
Geometry Sculpture // $60

We look forward to helping you get part of your gift list knocked out! Come see us!

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Bright Friday (and Saturday!) + Cyber Monday!

Today is the first of three days of post-Thanksgiving sale excitement!

Today is BRIGHT FRIDAY! Our happy take on Black Friday is way more fun… We’re offering 25% off gifts and accessories (there are just a few exclusions), 20% off candles and coffee table books (which is our 12 days of Christmas flash sale of the day!), and buy two ornaments get the third one free!

Then the fun starts all over again on Saturday as our Friday deals continue! 25% off gifts and accessories, 20% off candles and garland (the 12 days of Christmas deal of the day!), and the buy-two-get-the-third-free ornament deal!

Friday and Saturday deals are good IN-STORE ONLY!

Bright Friday at SummerHouse

Then for Cyber Monday, the fun switches over to the web store!!!

You’ll get 25% off gifts and accessories (with those few exclusions), buy two ornaments get one free, and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100! Or of course you always have the option of free in-store pickup!

Just use the code SHCYBERMONDAY to claim the deals!

Cyber Monday at SummerHouse

Have fun shopping! Let us know if you have any questions about anything!

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Christmas at Interiors Market

23
NOVEMBER
2015

Not only is Christmas taking over our showroom, but it has also overtaken our Interiors Market booths!

Marty has it looking really bright, happy, sparkly, cheery, and beautiful over there! All the things you want your holiday to be full of! Next time you’re in Fondren, be sure to stop by and pick up a gift or two for yourself or for those on your list!

Here’s what you have to look forward to!

SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

These ornaments are one of a kind! Aren’t they cool and so unique?!
SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

These bags are also handmade and all one-of-a-kind! What girl doesn’t love an extra little bag for purse or travel organization?!
SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DYING over these Rebecca Atwood prints… They’re numbered so these are available in very limited quantities!
SummerHouse booth at Interiors Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

ALSO, while we’re all in the Christmas spirit, don’t forget about the 12 Days of Christmas fun we have going on in our shop in Ridgeland! More about that here! AND! Our third annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive is going on now, which you do NOT want to miss out on! Get the details for that right this way!

Thanks for stopping by! We hope your week is off to a great start!

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Third Annual Give & Get Coat Drive

20
NOVEMBER
2015

It’s the time of year for our third annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive!

We love this time of year and love having the opportunity to help others! The best part is getting to share that opportunity with you– our amazing clients and followers!

Third Annual GIVE & GET Coat Drive at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Now through December 5th, bring new or gently used coats (for men, women, and children!) to SummerHouse and get one entry per coat into our drawing for a pretty amazing SummerHouse holiday gift basket plus a $250 gift certificate to the store!

The more coats you bring, the more entries you get!

The week following our collection end date, we will deliver all of the coats to Stewpot Community Services. Read more about this organization and all they do HERE!

We look forward to being able to give the gift of warmth to some Jackson area people who might otherwise be a little bit chilly this holiday season! THANK Y’ALL for making it possible for us to do so!

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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SummerHouse’s 12 Days of Christmas

18
NOVEMBER
2015

We’re very excited to announce something new we’re doing this year! We’re calling it “SummerHouse’s 12 Days of Christmas” where, every day that we are open leading up to our Christmas Open House on December 4, we are doing a 20% discount on one item or group of items per day, flash sale style!!

SummerHouse's 12 Days of Christmas Flash Sale Series // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The 20% off is only good the day that we post about it, and it is good IN STORE ONLY! (Not online!) The daily item will be posted to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so be sure you follow us in all three places so you’ll have all the info!

One new thing will be marked down with each new business day. Then, as a big grand finale, ALL 12 items/categories we marked down throughout the series will be 20% off again JUST during the open house from 5-8 p.m. on Dec 4th!

This will be a fun way to stock up on gift items and holiday home items!

We look forward to seeing a lot of you over the next couple of weeks! 🙂 Have a great rest of the day!

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Save The Date!

16
NOVEMBER
2015

Save the date for The Township’s 12th annual Christmas Open House!

The date is set for Friday, December 4th from 5 – 8 p.m.!

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As it is every year, this event promises to be a lot of holiday fun! We will have refreshments and a lot of fun items on sale!

In about a week, we are going to start a 12-day countdown to the open house with some pretty incredible flash sales so keep your eyes open! We’ll be posting about them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so be sure you’re following us on all of those platforms! Our handle across the board is @shopsummerhouse 🙂

Also, speaking of sales… Don’t forget about our big FALL SALE going on now! Save up to 40% on select furniture and accessories!

Our talented designers are here to answer any and all questions you may have!

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Happy Fourth of July!

04
JULY
2015

Happy July 4th! We hope you enjoy spending the weekend celebrating with friends and family! We plan to do the same! (Reminder that we are closed today!)

All the mamas up here reminds you not to forget your sunscreen! 😉

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Shop clockwise from top left:

stool // lamp // book // pillow // chair // chair // bird // book

And don’t forget about our FLASH SALE!!! 30% off all in-stock case goods and upholstery ends Monday!

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Inspiration Mississippi Blog Feature

02
FEBRUARY
2015

We are a little late in posting this, but better late than never, right?! The lovely people over at Inspiration Mississippi have done a wonderful feature on one of the homes we got to spruce up for the holidays. Designer Todd Prince did a wonderful job “Christmas-ing out” this home! Go on over to their website and read up on this wonderful interview they did with Todd!

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Thanks for checking it out and supporting local companies like Inspiration MS! 🙂

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Merry Christmas To You!

24
DECEMBER
2014

Merry Christmas Eve to all of you! We wish for all of you to have a very happy holiday filled with lots of merriment and quality time with those you love!

Merry Christmas from SummerHouse!

Just a small little reminder that we will close today at 1 p.m. and will not reopen until Saturday the 27th!

We are so thankful for all of you and can’t wait to hear how your holidays have been whenever we see you again!
Have a warm, wonderful day and we will talk to you soon!

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Our Holiday Schedule

17
DECEMBER
2014

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we wanted you to be sure and know when we would and would not be open! We want to see you as much as we can this holiday season, but don’t want you showing up when we aren’t here! 😉

Here you go…

SummerHouse Holiday Schedule

We still have a great assortment of last minute gift items so we’d be happy to help you with any people you may still need to take care of on your list! Come see us! 😉

Hope you’re having a great week!

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