Bold Blues

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

Today, we’re talking about using bold blues in design! Although we do love a soft, muted blue, today is dedicated to the loud, strong, personality-filled blues that really add some statement to a space! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite uses of big, bold blues in design. We think you’ll love what we’ve found!

B L U E   W A L L S

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

B L U E   U P H O L S T E R Y

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lindsey Townsend

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lindsey Townsend

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

B L U E   A R T

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

SummerHouse Oxford showroom

B L U E   D R A P E R Y

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

B L U E   A C C E N T S   &   A C C E S S O R I E S

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Laurie Conway

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Lisa Palmer

BOLD BLUES // interior design incorporating big blues by SummerHouse

design by Elish Moon 

How do you feel about a big, loud blue? We’d love to hear! And, as with all design decisions, you will want to consult a professional designer about your decisions! (Which is what we are here for!)

Thank you for reading today. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on bold blues!

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Inspiration Mississippi Feature

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We are so excited to share the bedroom that was just featured in Inspiration Mississippi’s new issue! This beautiful magazine showcased this bedroom as their Summer Interior Design feature. This project is located in Oxford and is the handiwork of Lisa Palmer. Take a peek at our spread, then enjoy several additional photos of this stunning space!

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Blue and White Bedroom by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lisa Palmer // www.alwayssummerblog.com

// Photos by Anna Goodson //

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We hope you’re having a good week!

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America Inspired

Happy 4th of July weekend! Both of our shops will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in observation of the holiday so we can all spend some QT with our friends and families.

One thing we’ve enjoyed doing in years past on this little blog is rounding up some of our favorite red, white, and blue interiors! We’ve got some fabulous ones in this year’s lineup! 🙂 Enjoy, be inspired, and enjoy your 4th!

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue Rooms We Love // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Photo sources // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 //

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Scout is Out!

SummerHouse in The Scout Guide Jackson v.4 // alwayssummerblog.com

The newest issue of The Scout Guide Jackson is out, and we could not be more pleased with our spread! The whole issue is really beautiful. So many outstanding businesses are a part of this year’s volume!

SummerHouse in The Scout Guide Jackson v.4 // alwayssummerblog.com

We are also particularly in love with the blue cover. How pretty does it look sprinkled around our showroom floor?! 🙂

SummerHouse in The Scout Guide Jackson v.4 // alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in The Scout Guide Jackson v.4 // alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in The Scout Guide Jackson v.4 // alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse in The Scout Guide Jackson v.4 // alwayssummerblog.com

Be sure to stop by the Ridgeland shop soon and pick up a copy to flip through for yourself! We can’t wait to see you 🙂

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Beachy Vibes

The beautiful weather and warmer temperatures lately have had us thinking often about the beach! Although we can’t necessarily pick up and go whenever we wish, we can quickly add some blue and natural beachy elements to the design of our homes to help accomplish a goal similar to a 30A vacation!

Shop these pieces (plus so many more) at summerhousestyle.com

Beachy Vibes via alwayssummerblog.com

Chic Stays // $110

Blue Mist Pillow // $390

Caffarella Vine Candle // $80

Marbelized Ceramic Coasters // $270

Double Diamond Vase // $250

Octagon Geo Stool // $410

“Tide Creek” by Brent Smith // $600

Roscoe Chair // $930

Shop more beachy pretties throughout our entire web store. And thank you for dropping by today! We appreciate it so much! Have a great day 🙂

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Study Love

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

We have some beautiful eye candy for y’all today! How gorgeous is this formal study in one of our favorite homes in Jackson? This room, designed by our very own Lisa Palmer, is elegant, functional, and brimming with high style. We love every detail!

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

A Seriously Gorgeous Study // Interior Design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse in Mississippi

Isn’t it just perfect?! We hope this leaves you inspired today! 🙂 See more from this home here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It means so much to us! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

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Only The Best In This Guest Room!

Only the best in this guest room!

We have some beautiful eye candy for y’all to enjoy today in the form of a guest bedroom designed by Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend! We love her take on this traditional bedroom and would love to be a guest in this pretty setting any day! 😉

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Only the best in this guest room!

Such a beautiful job, Lindsey! That blue and gray is mesmerizing!

We hope you are having a great week! The weekend is just around the corner!! 😉

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The Summer Blues

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our showroom is currently filled with beautiful shades of one of our favorite colors: BLUE! We’re loving all shades of this magical, soothing hue and wanted to share a few snaps of this lovely tone accenting our floor!

Have a look!

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The Summer Blues at SummerHouse in Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you love blue as much as we do? It just such a happy color that goes with so much!

We hope you’re enjoying the last couple of weeks of summer before school starts back! Thanks for stopping by today! It means so much to us! XO!

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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July, friends! We are closed today in celebration of our nation’s independence! We hope you’re having a great day off relaxing with friends and family and giving thanks for our freedom!

We’ve rounded up a little red, white, and blue eye candy for ya today for your viewing pleasure!

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Red, White, and Blue interior and party designs // www.alwayssummerblog.com

( sources 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 )

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Our doors will open again tomorrow at 10:00! See you then! 🙂

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The Best Beachy Paint Colors

One great way to really freshen up a room is with a new coat of paint!

With summer just around the corner, we’ve had the colors of the beach on our minds these days… So we had our designers pick their favorite beach-inspired hues to share with you!

Here are their picks!

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

The best beachy paint colors picked by the Interior Designers at SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Do you have a beachy paint color fave that we missed? Do share!

And have a GREAT week!!

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A Pop Of Color

While we all love neutrals around here, a pop of color can really finish off a space! Today we are diving in to different colors that our designers have used in their projects. From vibrant green pillows to a vase of pink flowers, there are so many great ways to add a touch of color to your space. Don’t these rooms make you so happy?

GREEN

A Pop Of Color - Green // Always Summer Blog

A Pop Of Color - Green // Always Summer Blog

ORANGE

A Pop Of Color - Orange // Always Summer Blog

A Pop Of Color - Orange // Always Summer Blog

A Pop Of Color - Orange // Always Summer Blog

BLUE

A Pop Of Color - Blue // Always Summer Blog A Pop Of Color - Blue // Always Summer Blog

PINK

A Pop Of Color - Pink // Always Summer Blog

PURPLE

A Pop Of Color - Purple // Always Summer Blog

A Pop Of Color - Purple // Always Summer Blog

YELLOW

A Pop Of Color - Gold // Always Summer Blog

What is your favorite pop of color?

We hope we’ve left you inspired and ready to add some color to your space for spring!
Have a great day!

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A Little Bit of Mississippi in Emeril’s Seaside Sanctuary

We are so proud of our friend and talented Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter for having a piece of her art placed at the Seaside, Florida home of renowned chef Emeril Lagasse! The oh-so-beautiful Veranda Magazine did a spread on his beachside bungalow (which you can see fully HERE) and included some GREAT shots of Dyann’s work!

Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter featured in the Seaside home of Emeril Lagasse // from Veranda Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter featured in the Seaside home of Emeril Lagasse // from Veranda Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Also featured in these photos are pieces from other favorites Tara Shaw and Fabricut!

For more pieces by Dyann, stop by the showroom and see what we have currently available! Or shop some of her smaller pieces on our web store here!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!

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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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Inside The Orange Box: Nontraditional Neutrals, Part 2

31
JULY
2015

You might remember seeing from our last Orange Box post about nontraditional neutrals! Today, more of our designers are getting in on the discussion! Let’s see what they have to say!

DESIGNER LINDSEY TOWNSEND

One of my favorite non-traditional neutrals is dark slate blue-greys. I love how it can really ground a space while also balancing well with many other color schemes.  It can be used within a traditional design palette or contemporary.  It is a very versatile non-traditional neutral!

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND

My favorite non-traditional neutral is black, it is usually thought of as an accent to white or grey neutrals, but it is amazing standing on its own as the main color in a space! It pairs great with all colors and can make any room stand out as a show stopper or can tone down a space for subtle elegance!

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

DESIGNER KATY HINES

I have really been drawn to blush tones lately!  When paired with creams and ivory, it creates a soft, sophisticated palette.  And it is a beautiful accent to darker neutrals like charcoal and taupe.  Here are a few blush accents you can find in our showroom now!

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse designers' favorite nontraditional neutrals // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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For previous Inside The Orange Box posts, click here!

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Web Store Wish List: BEACH VIBES

02
JUNE
2015

Now seems more than appropriate to share a beach-inspired Web Store Wish List! Many of us and our friends have thankfully gotten to spend a few days with our toes in the sand, and the rest of us are longing for a beach trip!

We’re so glad it’s summer… And with our help, it can be summer all year long at your home! 😉

Shop our wish list below…

Beachy Vibes... Shop at www.summerhousestyle.com !

Clockwise from top center:

Babylon Lamp // $510
Beach House Candle // $59
Abalone Shells // $25
Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits Book // $50
Water Lilium // $70
Hourglass Outdoor Ottoman // $690
“Delta” by Lauren Barksdale // $2850
Blue Stripe Pillow // $290
Henan Blue Vases // $120

Shop more of our constantly-being-updated web store HERE! And thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Web Store Wish List: The Sky Is The Limit

19
MAY
2015

Our web store wish list today is all about the color blue! And since it’s been a little gray around here lately with lots of clouds and rain, we find ourselves wishing for some blue skies!

Shop all of this (plus so much more) at www.summerhousestyle.com. And follow the links below to get to these specific items!

The Sky Is The Limit - Web Store Wish List // shop all of this at www.summerhousestyle.com

Clockwise from top right:

The Joy Of Decorating // $50
Abstract Landscape by Austin James // $195
Exeter Chair // $2256 (ON SALE!)
Light San Marco Pillow // $180
Agate Bookends // $140
Culloden Pebbled Aquamarine Table Lamp // $620
Turqouise Snakeskin Box // $290

See something you love? It can be yours! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by- have a great rest of the day!

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New On The SummerHouse Interior Design Site

10
OCTOBER
2014

We have recently added two GORGEOUS projects to our SummerHouse Interior Design site and invite you to hop on over there and check out all of the photos from these to beautiful rooms!

This first project is by designer Elish Phares. We love this peaceful master bedroom! You may remember reading more about it in this blog post. Check out all of the photos on SummerHouse Interior Design HERE!

SummerHouse Interior Design // Lake Caroline Residence

The next beautiful new project is by designer Todd Prince. This nursery is SO sweet and pretty! We absolutely love it. You can read more about it in this blog post and view more photos on the SummerHouse Interior Design site HERE!

Reunion Nursery // SummerHouse Interior Design

 Enjoy!

And HAPPY FRIDAY! Have a great weekend!

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Master Bedroom Masterpiece

08
SEPTEMBER
2014

SummerHouse Interior Designer Elish Phares takes us inside the master bedroom of one of her clients to remind us of just how beautiful simple design can be! We love the tight color palette, clean lines, and all of the natural light! Elish tells us a little bit about what all went into this design!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

What did your client say she wanted in this room and what were you working with?

For this room, we pretty much had a fresh start in there! The only thing we worked with was her bed, which she had already purchased from SummerHouse. I got to start basically from scratch in there. We selected paint colors together, which is when I learned that her favorite color in any shape or form is blue. So I knew I needed to include several shades of blue! I had already redone her living room, and her master is right off of her living, so I wanted it to be different but I wanted it to still flow off of her living.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

She wanted it to be calm and soothing. I think she and her husband really like to read, so we made a little reading nook for her over in the corner. A big debate for them was whether or not they wanted to keep a TV in the bedroom, but we eventually decided not to, so we ended up with a lot of room for book storage. They can also use their night stands for storage!

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Tell us more about working with this client!

She is great to work with! I knew the design would have to involve blue because that’s her favorite. She likes pretty things, but we have to be somewhat practical- we couldn’t do anything too crazy- because her dogs get on everything. Her dogs sleep on the foot of the bed so the bedding, except for the shams and decorative pillow, is washable.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

We were trying to create a balance between the bed she already had, which is actually kind of green, and that blue. So that was kinda where the color palette came from. And she’s not overly girly. So that’s why the lamps are a little bit rustic. She’s kind of drawn to reclaimed things sometimes! It ended up being a really nice mix.

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

Shades of Blue // Master Bedroom by Interior Designer Elish Phares // www.alwaysssummerblog.com

How long have you and this client been working together?

We have been working together for about a year now! She’s made several house updates throughout my time working with her. She’s updated finishes, redone her kitchen, redone her floors, painted…. So we are kind of doing interiors as we are going through some of her home updates.

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Thanks Elish! So soothing and relaxing… Keep up the good work! 🙂

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Web Store Wish List: The Blues

27
AUGUST
2014

This week, we’re singing the blues! With so many pretty things in our web store that fall under this category, these are actually some blues that we’re happy to have! Of course, all of these items can be found at www.summerhousestyle.com under the shop tab (as well as hundreds of others!), or you can scroll down to get to the individual links for these specific items!

SummerHouse's Web Store Wish List: THE BLUES // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Clockwise from top right:

Natural Silver Trivet // $300
Vertical Water 1 // $560
Slipcovered Swivel Chair // $2190
Phipps Sky Rug // $2350
Abidjan Square Pillow // $500
Silver Lisbon Bar Cart // $1400
Pools: Reflections // $130
Patterson Table Lamp // $620

Do you see something you just have to have? We’d love to hear!

And don’t forget about our brand new Pinterest account! We would love your follow!

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Commercial Interior Design

18
AUGUST
2014

We have a brand new section on our SummerHouse Interior Design site (the site dedicated solely to our designers and their projects) that we are excited to tell you about! This section is to showcase our commercial design projects since we’ve done quite a few lately!

Two of these projects are up for your viewing pleasure currently, but more are in the works, so be sure to keep checking back for more to be added soon!

See more photos from each of these projects on www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com.

(1) ARCO AVENUE by designers Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer

ARCO AVENUE by SummerHouse designers Elish Phares and Lisa Palmer // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

In case you missed the feature on Arco Avenue’s remodel on The Scout Guide blog, be sure to check it out ASAP!

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(2) TOWNSHIP OFFICE by designer Todd Prince

TOWNSHIP OFFICE by SummerHouse designer Todd Prince // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Remember reading more about the Township Office HERE? It may be time to refresh your memory! 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have an amazing week! We hope to see you in the shop soon! 🙂

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