Lindsay Cowles Pillows

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you’ve been by the showroom lately, you’ve more than likely noticed a collection of super unique pillows we have around the showroom! These beauties are by Richmond, VA artist Lindsay Cowles and we are all just in LOVE with every single pattern and color way!

Her patterns are digital manipulations of her original abstract work, so these are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Simply stunning. Here’s a look at a few of the styles we currently have…

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lindsay has also created some great long lumbar pillows like the one seen on this bed!

Lindsay Cowles Pillows at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come check out all of these fab pillows for yourself! We can’t wait to see ya!

Have a wonderful weekend! XO!

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Scout is Out!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson has hit the stands!

We are so thrilled to be a part for the third year in a row! The Scout Guide is an annual publication showcasing a carefully curated collection of locally owned businesses, helpful not only for visitors but for locals as well! We are honored to be a part!

Volume 3 of The Scout Guide Jackson is OUT! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We think the world of TSG Jackson’s editor Kristin and love the opportunity to get to work with her through being a part of The Scout Guide! We had a ball this year at our photo shoot for our ad, thanks to our incredible staff and TSG’s wonderful team! Thanks, Kristin (and photographer Tom Beck) for being so much fun to work with! 🙂

SummerHouse in TSG JacksonWe have tons of copies at the store, so come by and pick up a couple for yourself and for friends! We look forward to seeing you!

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Seven Ways To Sit Small

Small stools and ottomans have proven time and time again to be the perfect addition to almost any space: at the foot of a bed, flanking a fireplace, tucked under a library table or console… Who doesn’t love non-obtrusive and stylish all rolled into one?! Beautiful small seating not only looks great, but is functional! A couple of extra places to sit can be useful when you have a bunch of people over, or even if you just need a place to sit and slip on your shoes.

We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite small seating options for you and put them all in one place!

Seven Ways to Sit Small // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Most of these can be custom ordered to fit whatever fabric and finish desire you may have! See one that strikes your fancy? Feel free to contact one of our designers to get more information on your future favorite place to perch!

Our contact info can all be found here!

And more small seating options can be found here on our web store!

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Blue and Gold

Our current Web Store Wish List focuses on one of our favorite colors paired with one of our favorite metals… Gold and blue never disappoint. Especially together!

Shop this look on our web store! Direct product links below!

Web Store Wish List: Blue and Gold. Shop at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top left

Flora Belle // $3200
Brassy Accent Table // $930
Lille Bench // $1720
Manners by Kate Spade // $21
Gigi Vase // $150
Essence of Florets Rare Botanic Candle // $50
Indigo Print Pillow // $475

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Meet Kristin Miller!

Hey friends!

Laurel Donahoo here! 🙂 I’m the editor over here at Always Summer and the director of all the social media at SummerHouse! (Can I just take a moment to say that I have the best job EVER?!)

Later this week, I am having my second child so I’m about to be out of pocket for a couple of months! After searching high and low, we finally found someone who I got really excited about as someone who could step into my shoes for a little while! I’m excited to introduce you to Kristin Miller, my INCREDIBLE maternity leave replacement! I’ve known Kristin for a little while now and think she might be the most perfect person ever to take over this position for a while! She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us so you can get to know her a little bit better! So without any further delay… Meet Kristin!

Kristin Miller

Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you live, about your family…
I have grown up in Madison, MS and currently live in Ridgeland with my fiance and child/dog Stella. After graduating from Mississippi State, I immediately moved to New York City. I loved my time there and came back so inspired, but quickly learned that the older I get the more I want to be close to my family. So I now live less than a mile away from my parents and childhood home. If you were to tell me that I’d live that close to them a few years ago I would laugh at the thought but it couldn’t be more perfect now.

What was your first impression of SummerHouse when you walked in for your interview?
WHERE DO I START? There is so much beauty in SummerHouse my mind couldn’t even focus on one thing when I first walked in for my interview. As I stood around and slowly started scanning item by item I immediately noticed the detail put into every inch of the retail floor. For example, one of the coffee tables had the coolest box of matches sitting on it!

What’s your favorite social media platform currently and why?
Instagram. Hands down. You know the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”? I love that I can scroll through pictures and not only draw a ton of inspiration from the people I follow but also gain a lot of knowledge about what’s happening in friends and family members lives as well as people I look up to all across the world.

What is your favorite way to spend a lazy weekend?
A big breakfast (my favorite meal) followed by a long walk with my dog Stella and a glass of wine with friends.

Rumor has it you do some pretty awesome calligraphy! Tell us more about how you got into that!
When my family first got a computer I was mesmerized by the different font options (there were only about 15 at the time). I would sit in front of the computer and try to copy the fonts for hours. Ever since then I have had a love for typography so as soon as I saw Fresh Ink was holding a Intro to Calligraphy class I immediately signed up. I have been doing calligraphy for about 2 years now and absolutely love it!

What are you eating for dinner tonight?
Salmon, sautéed spinach and onions, and broccoli with Halo Top chocolate ice cream for dessert!

What’s your favorite magazine these days?
Elle magazine’s wedding edition because I get married in April!

What is your favorite app on your phone?
I would be completely lost in life without Google Maps.

What else do we need to know about you?!
I am so excited to get to help out at SummerHouse for the next few months!
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Yay, thank you so much Kristin! I could not be more excited to have you stepping in.
And thank YOU for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! xo!
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Inspiration Mississippi

The 2016 issue of Inspiration Mississippi Magazine is out and we are delighted to be a part of it this year!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Not only are we advertisers (recognize that model? 😉 )…

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

…. but we had one of Lisa’s client’s homes featured in a pretty little spread!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Camille also put together a fantastic fall-inspired mood board!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lastly, some of the locally made gems that we sell in the shop were featured in the local love section (#9), like a gorgeous handmade throw and some lovely little hide cuffs!

Inspiration Mississippi Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a big stack of copies at the store so come by and grab one for yourself so you can see the entire issue with your own eyes! It’s a great read!

(Props to Adam+Alli Photography for all the lovely photographs!)

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Showroom Refresh

As many of you know, we update our showroom every week since we sell directly off of our floor and are always having to move sold pieces out and bring new pieces in!

Well, this week, we did this in a BIG way! We brought over lots (like… LOTS) of new pieces and the showroom could not look prettier!

Check it out… We are dying over multiple new pieces and vignettes and we think you will too! Prepare for LOTS of eye candy! <3

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse [ Furniture + Interior Design ] // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something you just have to have, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our designers are here for you!

601-853-4445

Have a fantastic day! 🙂

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Our Guys

In a recent photo shoot for some updated pictures of our incredible warehouse and delivery guys, we got some pretty hilarious outtakes that we just had to share!

SummerHouse Warehouse and Delivery Team // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Josh looks great even if he does get a case of the giggles in the middle of a picture! 😉

SummerHouse Warehouse and Delivery Team // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Korderro is our big teddy bear! The sweetest, most cheerful guy, as you can tell!

SummerHouse Warehouse and Delivery Team // www.alwayssummerblog.com

… and Kendrick is always up to something! Ha! He’s a great/hard worker for whom we are very thankful! 😉

SummerHouse Warehouse and Delivery Team // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We also thought now was as good of a time as any to give them a huge shout out for the amazing job they do! We are very blessed to have each of these guys as a part of our team and just think the world of each of them! THANK YOU to you guys! We couldn’t do it without you!!

SummerHouse Warehouse and Delivery Team // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Warehouse and Delivery Team // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lots and lots of love! XO!

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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!

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Christmas Open House // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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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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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Pillow Talk

17
NOVEMBER
2015

We are honored to have had some of our work featured on The Scout Guide’s national blog! In this Pillow Talk post, you’ll see a couple of pictures from homes designed by our oh-so-fabulous Lisa Palmer!

We totally agree with TSG and their love of cozying up interior spaces with a few perfectly placed pillows! The rooms they featured are prime examples:

SummerHouse featured on The Scout Guide // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse featured on The Scout Guide // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Read their full post here. And shop our online store for pillows here!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great rest of your week!

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Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs

13
NOVEMBER
2015

We love a great wing chair. They work well as pairs flanking fireplaces or library tables, or as a foursomes in a chat group. They’re even great as individuals in the corner of a room with a little side table or a floor lamp!

We also love the wide variety of styles in which wing chairs come! Here are just a few that we have used in projects, had on our showroom floor, or have been eyeing for a while now just waiting on that perfect project to come along! 😉

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Lee Industries L1905-01 Chair

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Vanguard James Street Wing Chair

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Hickory Chair Josephine Wing Chair

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Vanguard Duke Chair

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Lee Industries 1347-01 Chair

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Vivianne Leather Chair

Seven Spectacular Wing Chairs from SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

^^^ Lee Industries 1691-01 Chair

Shop our current selection of wing chairs (and other chairs too!) on the web store right here or come visit the showroom to see what all we have in house!

Have a great day and we hope to see you or hear from you soon!

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Our House

09
NOVEMBER
2015

As we do almost every week, we’ve changed up our showroom once again! And it is looking great! Marty and her team of help always do an incredible job of moving things around, bringing new things over, and accessorizing to perfection!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We want “our house” to be new and exciting and inviting each time you come visit, so if you haven’t been in the past week or so, it’s time to come back for a visit!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Next week, we should be all decorated for Christmas, so you’ll definitely want to stop by and see how that looks! 😉

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Reminder: Don’t forget about our fall sale going on right now! We have some pretty incredible markdowns all throughout the store. Like this entire table of lamps… all 35% off!

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you had a great weekend and that your new week is off to a great start!

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Fall Sale!

02
NOVEMBER
2015

Have you heard the exciting news? We’re having a FALL SALE! Lots (and lots) of furniture and accessories have been marked down up to 40% off! This is BIG, people!

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Just look for the red sale tags throughout the store to find where the savings are! You’ll see quite a few when you walk into the showroom!

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The savings aren’t just good in the physical store… You can find deals in our online store, too! Just look for the white SALE tags throughout the online listings! (There are quite a few!) 😉

Here are some of the deals you have to look forward to when you drop in…

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fall Sale! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come see us or shop online for even more! Now is the time to stock up for the holidays (which are pretty much HERE!)

Let our designers help! It’s what we do! 😉

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Four Little Designers Went To Market…

27
OCTOBER
2015

Our four market-goers gave us a full recap of their trip yesterday and we are all SO fired up about what all they saw, found, and fell in love with!

A few of the things they specifically noted in their recap were…

– Vanguard has a new bedside chest program where you can customize finish, hardware, base, doors, and drawers of your bedside chests! Sounds pretty awesome!

– LEE Industries had some GREAT new fabrics! And some pretty cool furniture intros too, like this fringe chair!

New introductions from Lee Industries // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Suzanne Kasler’s space at Hickory Chair was knock out! AND – exciting news – Benjamin Moore White Dove, Suzanne’s favorite paint color, is now a standard finish!

Suzanne Kasler's space at Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler's space at Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Suzanne Kasler's space at Hickory Chair // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– SO much great new lighting! Barbara Cosgrove, Visual Comfort, and tons of one-of-a-kind pieces from antique places throughout market!

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Killer Lighting spotted at High Point Fall 2015! // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– New twists on old favorites like this great ottoman…

Vanguard Ottoman at High Point Market // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Mitchell Gold was a breath of fresh air this year!

Mitchell Gold at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mitchell Gold at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mitchell Gold at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Running into the oh-so-talented Thor Taber!

Thor Taber at High Point // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– Finding a new line of REALLY cool sculptures, mirrors, etc…

Handmade sculpture at Arete // www.alwayssummerblog.com

AMAZING snake mirror at Arete // www.alwayssummerblog.com

– The Swiss Alp theme for the Oly party was SO much fun!

Oly Party at High Point Market 2015 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are excited for market finds to start rolling in over the coming weeks and months… Be sure to check back often to see what all we’re getting!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

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Pretty + New in the Showroom

12
OCTOBER
2015

Marty got the showroom looking extra pretty last week! We have some beautiful new pieces in, so come in and have a look for yourself! Here’s a peek…

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see something that particularly catches your eye, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Or see if it’s available on our web store (which we are constantly updating!)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

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New From Shalla Wista

08
OCTOBER
2015

We have some fantastic new Shalla Wista jewelry for you, fresh out of the box!

We absolutely love this line of baubles… From our friends just a couple of hours away in Birmingham! All of us up here who have Shalla Wista pieces LOVE them… The quality, the style, and the versatility make these pieces a very worthy investment!

Here are just a few of the pieces we currently have!

Shalla Wista available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista jewelry available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista jewelry available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista jewelry available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista jewelry available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista jewelry available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shalla Wista jewelry available at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Shop all of our new pieces in-store or give us a call to inquire about any of the ones above! 601-853-4445

We hope to see you soon! Thanks for stopping by today!

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