A Week of Gifting, Day 5

06
DECEMBER
2013

As our Week of Gifting wraps up, we bring you the sweetest of the sweet! Today’s gift guide is all about CANDY! Gourmet candy, that is!

Because of the beautiful packaging and the universal appeal of anything chocolate, we feel that these would make great gifts for ANYONE on your list! These would be especially great for corporate gifting. Who doesn’t love a beautifully packaged bunch of chocolate? Easy and super appropriate for the holidays at the workplace! 🙂

SUMMERHOUSE GIFT GUIDE // SWEETS

1. Chocolate Pop Sensation // $5
2. Milk Chocolate Hazlenut Truffle Firecracker // $16
3. Peppermint Bark Tin // $21
4. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels // $9
5. Milk Chocolate Almond Caramels // $9
6. Peppermint Bark / $7
7. Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark // $7
8. Black Mission Figs // $9
9. Peppermint Pop Sensation // $10

In the event that you’ve missed our other gift guides, be sure to check out GIFTS FOR HER, GIFTS FOR HIM, GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS, and GIFTS UNDER $100!

Merry Shopping!

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A Week of Gifting, Day Four

05
DECEMBER
2013

Day four of our Week of Gifting is here! Today’s edition is GIFTS AT OR UNDER $100! We know that sometimes the pocketbook can get a little tired around Christmas, so hopefully some of these ideas will be just what you were looking for (without breaking the bank!)

SUMMERHOUSE GIFT GUIDE // GIFTS UNDER $100

1. Clear Stemless Bubble Glass Wine Glasses // $12 ea.
2. Shagreen Tray // $53
3. Camphor Wood Spokes // $12 for a set of 4
4. Brass Foliage Dishes // $41
5. Marble Cheese Tray and Knife // $100
6. Carnaby Blue Mug // $19
7. Holiday Candle // $36
8. Harmon Sculpture // $90
9. Silver Squirrel Ornament // $37
10. Coming Home Coffee Table Book // $62

In the event that you’ve missed our other gift guides, be sure to check out GIFTS FOR HER, GIFTS FOR HIM, and GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS!

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Christmas at The Township + Stewpot Coat Drive!

26
NOVEMBER
2013

Mark your calendars! The Township’s Christmas Open House is coming up on December 5th!

Christmas at The Township // SummerHouse

On the evening of December 5th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Santa will be on hand to take pictures, and there’ll also be some live holiday music!

As far as what’s going on at SummerHouse that night, we’ll have some bubbly punch, some light bites, and a little holiday sale going on: 15% off most gifts and accessories! This sale will actually be all day long– not just from 6 to 8!

AND! We are excited to announce that we’ll be doing another COAT DRIVE this year benefitting Stewpot Ministries! Bring in your old coats between December 5th and 19th for a good cause PLUS get registered to win one of two free chairs! Each coat you bring gets you one entry into the drawing for a beautiful chair, so the more coats you bring, the better your chances of winning are! We’ll have more details for you in the next few days, but for now, start setting aside those gently used coats that you no longer wear!

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Be sure to like us on Facebook, and we’ll keep you updated on what other fun activities are going on surrounding Christmas at The Township! We hope to see you out on the evening of December 5th (coats in hand!) It’ll be a great time!

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It’s Our BRIGHT FRIDAY Sale!

25
NOVEMBER
2013

It’s our BRIGHT FRIDAY sale!

This year, instead of Black Friday, we’re keeping it happy and BRIGHT! And to keep spirits high, we’re starting it early!

Our BRIGHT FRIDAY sale begins tomorrow (Tuesday the 26th) and will resume on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th! We’re marking just about everything* in stock down by 25%, so now’s the time to grab a few gifts, some tabletop, a couple of chairs, some bedding… Whatever!

Bright Friday Sale @ SummerHouse!

*There are a few exclusions, but not many!

We hope to see you tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday! 

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Lauren Lachance In The Press

07
OCTOBER
2013

It’s officially Lauren Lachance week at SummerHouse! Our big trunk show event with her is all day on Thursday (10/10), so we’re devoting one post a day to her work from now until Thursday!

Today we’re talking about pieces from The Lauren Lachance Collection that have been featured in the press! Although there are many instances of her work appearing in nationally published projects, we just picked a couple of our favorites. We love how these pressed botanicals work in both modern and traditional settings!

The partictular grouping below are four 26″ x 34″ pressed leaves in their signature French Gray frame. Ann Holden, a New Orleans interior designer got these from Lachance through Geri Bremmerman, who owns a shop on Magazine Street in New Orleans!

Lauren Lachance in the Media

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The pressings in this photo are all 20″ x 28″ cream hydrangeas for Phoebe Howard’s grand opening of her Charlotte, NC showroom. This photo is also featured in her book, The Joy of Decorating!

Lauren Lachance Collection Art in the press (via SummerHouse)

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The pressed pieces also mix beautifully with other art. The versatility is amazing! We think you’ll be impressed to see the botanicals hanging in our showroom amongst our other art. It’s going to be beautiful!

Looking forward to seeing you (and your friends!) on Thursday!
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What You May Not Know About The Lauren Lachance Collection

02
OCTOBER
2013

The Lauren Lachance Collection Trunk Show is only a week away! We’re getting really excited about the pieces that they’re bringing (they actually just sent us a long list!), so we can’t wait to mingle with Lauren and Eduardo and talk plants! As we’ve gotten to know more and more about their collection, the more interesting they become. Here are some fun facts highlighting what we’ve learned!

What you may not know about The Lauren Lachance Collection…

– The Lauren Lachance Collection is the largest collection of plant pressings in the world!

LAUREN LACHANCE ART AT SUMMERHOUSE– Artist Lauren Lachance and her husband Eduardo Benitez of Texas are the masterminds behind the beautiful Lauren Lachance Collection.

– Pressed botanical art blends seamlessly alongside transitional and contemporary art and furnishings, and never fails to capture attention. We know this from experience! Our clients love it!

– Lauren and Eduardo use hand selected organic plant material from around the globe to use in their art.

– The plants in the new collection that will be showcased here at SummerHouse on October 10 were largely harvested last winter along the coastline from Naples, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana. Get ready to see tropical leaves, sea grasses, and swamp lilies in their new collection, in addition to flowers, lotus hydrangeas, orchids, and ferns from their existing collection!

– On gathering plants last winter, Eduardo says, “We loved every minute of our six week trip: Kayaking inter coastal river ways to gather swamp specimens, and other endless hours wading and walking through overgrown brush along roadsides and empty inlet islands.”  Quite the adventurers they are!

– Their orchid art pressings grace the halls of Harvard University and have been shown at the Chicago and New York Botanic Gardens. Impressive, wouldn’t you say?!

Botanical Pressed Art by Lauren Lachance // SummerHouse – In April, Lauren and Eduardo will be guests of honor at The Nature Conservancy’s first annual fund raiser in Scottsdale, Arizona alongside world renowned floral designer Remco van Vliet of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

– The tropical leaves, orchids, seaweed and wildflowers are pressed and preserved in a labor intensive process that creates original, archival, museum-quality pieces of art.

– The orchid art authentically depicts endangered or extinct species, which are reproduced using a variety of tropical plant material.

– Hanging on our walls at the store during the show will be, among many, two very important pieces from last winter’s Gulf Coast adventure: A triptych of tropical palms and fronds, each panel measuring 44″ x 64″ inches, and a scene from the Everglades Canopy measuring 6′ x 9′.

– Their most challenging commission was a series of eight 12′ high Palm fronds for a palatial hallway! It took over six months just to find the different palms and another several months to complete the drying process!

– Lauren and Eduardo love what they do!

Don’t miss the ALL DAY trunk show on October 10th, starting at 10 a.m., then join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and chat with the artists themselves! We look forward to seeing you!

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Beautiful Botany

26
SEPTEMBER
2013

As you may or may not know, we’re hosting a Lauren Lachance Trunk Show here at SummerHouse on Thursday, October 10! We are really excited about this event because, not only is Lauren super nice, but her work is OUTSTANDING… And you’re all invited!

She was kind enough to send a few images of items she plans to bring to the show in a couple of weeks. She’s actually bringing about 200 pieces of all different sizes! We aren’t sure how we’re going to handle our excitement over these pieces once they actually arrive, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there!

For now, we’re lusting over these botanical beauties…

Lauren Lachance at SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Lauren Lachance pressed botanical // SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Lauren Lachance pressed botanical // 13.5″ x 18″
Lauren Lachance pressed scene from the Everglades on wood // SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Lauren Lachance pressed scene from the Everglades on wood // 48″ x 96″
Lauren Lachance pressed Louisiana fern // SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Lauren Lachance pressed Louisiana fern // 32″ x 40″

Gorgeous, right?! Do you have a favorite? We hope you’ll join us on 10/10 for our all-day event! More details HERE!

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Lauren Lachance Trunk Show :: Save The Date!

04
SEPTEMBER
2013

We have an exciting announcement to make!

One of our FAVORITE artists, Lauren Lachance, is coming to SummerHouse in October for a trunk show! We could not be more thrilled!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 10! Lauren will be here for all day for a trunk show, and at the end of the day, we’ll celebrate a successful day of art appreciation with cocktails from 5 until 7!

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If you’re not familiar with Lauren and her work, take a look at her beautiful website. Her collection of pressed botanicals will take your breath away! Here are a few we have hanging in our showroom… Gorgeous right?!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Don’t forget to mark your calendars. And we’ll keep you updated as event details continue coming together! See you on October 10th! (Or hopefully before!)

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Looking Good!

21
AUGUST
2013

Over the course of the past week or so, we’ve had a LOT of pieces leave the showroom floor, which means a lot of holes have been filled with brand new items!

Marty and the guys worked their magic to get the showroom floor looking more gorgeous than ever! Of course, it’s prettier in person, but in case you can’t get by to see with your own eyes, here are a few shots of what we’ve got goin’!

SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

If you see anything you’d like to learn more about, just give us a call at the store! Our wonderful design staff is always happy to help!

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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New + Found

31
JULY
2013

After a quick update, the showroom is looking smashing!

Marty made a trip to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, not only for market, but for a little antique shopping! Some of her purchases have started rolling in, and we now have several amazing one-of-a-kind pieces amongst our mix of furnishings and accessories. The unique antiques add a beautiful rustic element to the floor.

SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Should you have any questions about anything you see, give us a call, or just stop in!

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Pretty + New

11
JULY
2013

New additions to the showroom have been made! A little bit of new upholstery, some fabulous new case pieces, a ton of great accessories (including some really cool books), and a little of this and that are taking the showroom up a notch this week!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Enjoy!

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A Modern Girly Girl’s Bedroom

31
MAY
2013

We’ve got a great bedroom to show you today!

Our leading lady Lisa Palmer (and her fab assistant Elish) completed this adorable teenage girl’s bedroom a while ago, but we just now made it a point to get some good pictures of it!

MODERN GIRLY GIRL'S BEDROOM BY LISA PALMER // SUMMERHOUSE

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Lisa says, “She is sort of a modern girly girl. She wanted a feminine, soft, restful bedroom, and she wanted to keep everything light. She wanted fabrics and colors to be soft.”

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“It all started with the peacock!” Lisa says. This Lauren Barksdale painting has a beautiful palette of blues from which to choose, and was the perfect jumping off point.

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouseBlue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“She has a great sitting area that she and her friends can use as a gathering spot. She really uses her room a lot,” says Lisa.

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“She really wanted something mirrored in the room, so we went with this Bungalow 5 mirrored chest.”

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

We love this room and think it’s the perfect blend of fun and sophistication! Good work, Lisa!!

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What you have to look forward to…

08
MAY
2013

WOW.

That’s all we can say about how GORGEOUS the showroom looks right now!
It has seriously never looked better. Marty is so good!

You’re invited to come see the showroom in all it’s beauty for yourself in an extra fun atmosphere tomorrow night at our Barry Dixon event! Here’s what you have to look forward to… (Disclaimer: LOTS of gorgeousness lies ahead in the following photos!)

SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

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SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Tomorrow night is going to be a blast– we hope to see you out! 🙂

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Two Days Away!

07
MAY
2013

The big Barry Dixon event is THIS Thursday! Only two days away!
We are so excited to host this one-of-a-kind event alongside Arteriors for such a design celebrity as Barry Dixon!

Photo © Tony Powell. Barry Dixon Portraits. Elway House. August 23, 2012

Not only is Barry extremely talented, but he is genuinely one of the nicest people we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know!
We know you’re going to really enjoy talking with him and hearing him share about his design adventures.

In case you haven’t heard, Barry is an Ole Miss graduate, so he is calling this event a homecoming of sorts!
He loves his Mississippi friends and has had some really kind words to say about us Mississippians
(and our homes!) 🙂

“Perhaps the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality,” Barry says. “The South, Mississippi in particular, literally oozes this cardinal quality, and her children take it with them wherever they go…”

Come meet Barry on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. over a bite to eat (prepared by James Beard Award winning Chef Derek Emerson of Walker’s and Local 463!) and a Mason Dixon signature cocktail! Raphael Semmes and his trio will also be here providing some groovy tunes to set the mood for the affair!

We look forward to seeing you! Bring your friends!

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The Mason Dixon: What It Is & Where To Get One

01
MAY
2013
With our big Barry Dixon event only a week away, we figure it’s time to start letting y’all in on some of the details!
Along with the help of our friends and neighbors at Calistoga Wine, we have come up with a signature cocktail for the event
and we’re calling it The Mason Dixon.
MASON DIXON
The Mason Dixon is a spirited sipper with a mix of delicious personalities like rosemary, lemon, and cucumber…
Sounds just right for a warm southern night, doesn’t it?! Come try one on May 9th at SummerHouse from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
and bring a little appetite with you as well! Award-winning chef Derek Emerson from Walker’s and Local 463 is doing the food. Try Braised Pork Belly and Cheddar Biscuits on for size… Yeah, this event is not to be missed!
WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY! 
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Barry Dixon Event Update!

05
APRIL
2013

We updated our Facebook cover photo (you like us on Facebook, right?!) to serve as a little reminder that our exciting Barry Dixon event is coming up in just a little over a month!

BARRY DIXON COMES TO SUMMERHOUSE

If you haven’t already, be sure to make plans to attend SummerHouse on May 9th to meet internationally renown interior designer Barry Dixon as he signs copies of his latest book, Barry Dixon Inspirations, and gives guests a peek at his brand new collection with Arteriors!

It’ll be a wonderful night with a little live music, some savory Southern fare, and a lot of design inspiration! We are looking so forward to this event and can’t wait to see you here on Thursday evening, May 9th!

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Portico Ad Photo Shoot Outtakes!

06
MARCH
2013

We had such a blast this morning at a little photo shoot for a joint Portico Jackson Magazine ad coming out in the next issue!

We’re teaming up with Hemline Ridgeland, View Gallery, and Arco Avenue on a collaborative ad about style of all mediums at The Township!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

The great art is a Paul Edelstein painting from View Gallery, the clothes are from Hemline, all the killer shoes and bags are from Arco, and the furniture is, of course, SummerHouse! Here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Stay tuned for the full ad once we have the winning photo selected and all “prettied up!” 🙂

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photo shoot fun!photo shoot fun!

 

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photo shoot fun!

photo shoot fun!

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Meet Yancy

01
MARCH
2013

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MEET YANCY LOVE!

Yancy is a new addition to the SummerHouse family! Next time you’re here, or next time you call, Yancy is likely the one you’ll encounter. She’s our new receptionist since Patricia is now Elizabeth’s new assistant! Yancy is doing AWESOME and we’re all so glad she’s here!

Here are a few quick “get to know you’s” we asked her…

1. In just a few sentences, tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, your major, your family…
I was born and raised here in Jackson and have 3 brothers, Sam, John, and Luke. I graduated from Ole Miss in Dietetics and Nutrition.

2. What is the best movie you’ve seen lately?
Argo. Ben Affeck is a hunk!

3. What’s your favorite way to spend a nice weekend?
I like to just relax and hang out with friends… and what not.

4. What’s your most favorite local restaurant?
Aladdin on Lakeland

5. What band/bands are you really diggin right now?
The Lumineers- they rocked it at The Grammys

6. What is your dream vacation destination?
Bora Bora- and I would want a lot of fun activities to do while I’m there.

7. What’s your favorite piece on the SummerHouse showroom floor right now?
The new Hickory Chair cocktail ottoman

8. Ok… Lightening round… Pick your fave from each pairing…
a. Skittles or MnMs? Skittles
b. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
c. Books or Magazines? Magazines
d. Black coffee or fancy coffee? Black coffee
e. Beach or mountains? BEACH
f. Burger or pizza? Burger or Pizza…. too hard!

Thanks Yancy! Burgers and Pizza really is too hard of a choice… Totally agree! 😉

Be sure to tell Yancy hello next time you’re here! She’s a cutie!

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New To The Floor Part 2

15
FEBRUARY
2013

Yesterday, we started showing you a few of the beautiful new pieces on the showroom floor, but there was too much to squeeze into just one post! So here are a few more shots of our beautiful new inventory just waiting to go to a good home! (YOUR home!) 😉

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
How amazing is this bar cart?! We love!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pretty beachy accessories make us wish for warmer weather!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Beautiful Brent Smith art steals the show!
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
This new Mitchell Gold chest is such a beauty!

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
More beautiful new Brent Smith art!

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

See anything you just have to have? Or anything you want to know more about? Feel free to leave us a comment or give us a call and we’ll get you what you need!

Have a   F A N T A S T I C   weekend!

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