Saturday, December 31, 2011


It's hard to believe we are celebrating a New Year. We have many exciting events planned for 2012 including our Spring Open House, Spring Evening of Design, & many more exciting events throughout the year. This year we will also be offering a limited number of in home Fall & Christmas decorating services (be sure to book early). We will be traveling back to Atlanta to market soon and find many wonderful new collections that will be sure to excite you. And, as you know, we have already planned Christmas 2012 with beautiful, classic, & elegant designs in mind. We will showcase a lot of crystal, silver, white, & jewel tones for this Christmas. Spring is arriving daily & we are sure you will find our collections unique & refreshing. Keep us in mind when you are shopping for a gift, or for yourself. We always appreciate your business & friendship.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Now you can read my interview with Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine. Click on the title above to read the interview.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


We received wonderful news that Evelyn's has been selected as one of Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine's 2011 "25 Gifted Retailers." It is great to be recognized by one of the industry's top trade magazines. I will post an interview soon that you can read about what is involved in running a small retail business. We are successful because we have such wonderful customers!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


It is hard to believe that it is already the Christmas season & time to start decorating our homes to welcome all our family & friends. This is a wonderful time to bring nature into our homes with fresh greenery that smells so great! The following are pictures taken from a home that I recently decorated for a garden club meeting.

Living Room Mantle Before:

Living Room Mantle After:

Entrance Table Before:

Entrance Table & Coffee Table After:

Dining Room Mantle Before:

Dining Room Mantle After:

Dining Room Table Before:

Dining Room Table After:

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas season. We hope to see you in the shop soon.

Monday, November 7, 2011


This year's Christmas Open House celebrated "Home for Christmas." At a time of economic uncertainty, we are celebrating home, family, & friends this Christmas. Our trees reflect the love we have for our home town & all our friends & family.
The love of childhood Christmas is reflected in our "Santa Please" tree. This tree is filled with santas, reindeer, snowmen, & a lot of "fresh baked cookies."

Our Crimson themed tree reflects the formal trees our grandparents would have in their living rooms. We would always sneak in there to spy on our Christmas gifts. This tree has a lot of gold, red, & bronze ornaments.

Over the woods & through the snow we get to the cabin for a cozy Christmas. Our elegant lodge tree is filled with all things in nature including red birds, deer, pine cones, & acorns.

The real meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus. Our "Joy to the World" tree is filled with nativities, churches, angels & crosses.

We all hope you will come in & see us this holiday season. We have so many wonderful collections that you will love. We always appreciate you shopping locally this Christmas.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


All the Barnwell Downtown merchants invite you to stimulate Barnwell's economy & shop local this year. Local, independent merchants offer many unique gifts & will even gift wrap them for free for you. And you can't beat the wonderful customer service you will receive. We all want & need your business this holiday season so that we can be around for many more years.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Thanks to everyone who came to our fun Witches Night Out last week. We loved all the unique witch's hats! We look forward to next years big event.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Decorating

I recently spoke at a homemakers meeting about quick & easy ways to decorate your home for fall. Below are the before and after pictures. Enjoy!
Living Room Before:

Living Room After:

Foyer Before:

Foyer After:

Dining Room Mantle Before:

Dining Room Mantle After:

Dining Room Table Before:

Dining Room Table After:

I look forward to the next presentation.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Fall is here! This is one of my favorite times of year. I love all the colors of fall & the cool weather is an added bonus. Now is the perfect time to start thinking of how you want to decorate your home for your holiday guests. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Greet your guests with a beautiful display of pumpkins. I love the idea of writing messages on pumpkins. And I love filling large urns with fall leaves, indian corn and topping with a large pumpkin.

Add some more interest to your table by using pumpkins & gourds in creative ways. Add some mums to mini pumpkins and place at each place setting. And, pumpkins & gourds make great place card holders. I always love using fugi mums since they last a long time & come in many great colors.

Candles are always a great way to add a festive touch to your decor. Use your glass votives and add colorful ribbons, raffia, or twigs for a new look. Hollow out pumpkins in many sizes and add candles for a quick display. And add fall leaves to vases & add a battery operated candle for a warm glow.

A great way to end your evening of entertaining is with a delicious apple crostata. A fun way to serve is in mini individual cast iron frying pans. I hope you enjoy and come in the shop soon for more great ideas!