The One Night Stand at The Ole Miss Motel 2016

Well, it's almost time for this year's One Night Stand at The Ole Miss Motel, the annual event that takes over The Ole Miss Motel for one night, giving artists a room for the night to turn into their own gallery. 

Join us October 15th, from 5-9pm at The Ole Miss Motel. 

5:00 - 6:00 is $25 to enter. Tickets will be available at the door. No need to preorder. 

6:00 - 9:00 is free. All ages are welcome. 

This year's artists are: 

Kathryn Hunter (Baton Rouge, LA)

Amy Cameron Evans (Houston, TX)

Jonathan Kent Adams (Oxford, MS)

Shelby Kyser and Jake Rogers (Oxford and Corinth, MS)

Jason Cimon (Oxford, MS)

Adrienne Brown-David and daughters (Water Valley, MS)

Deja Samuel (Oxford, MS)

Frances Berry (Memphis, TN)

Andi Bedsworth (Oxford, MS)

**From 5-6pm, there will be a special paid preview where you can come in and have first dibbs on buying art. This will be $25, which also gets you food from Saint Leo, who will be set up, pop up style, there the whole night at the show. 

Parking can be found across the street from the motel or at one of the public city lots, with a short walk down to 1517 University Ave. 

Contact / for more information.

The Motel Art Show is made possible by YAC, Amelia and supporters of local art, like yourself. We thank you for making each year possible. 

All images by Erin Austen Abbott from last year's show. 

Long over due....

I have been quiet on the shop blog, because I have been busy getting the shop filled for the Fall, I'm now writing for Design Sponge, I've been doing a lot of freelance writing and photography and I started a kids travel blog. It was a busy, busy summer. I have a packed Fall too... I'm designing an entire apartment building (!!!), the Motel Art Show is coming up in October, more photography work and a work announcement that I've been on pins and needles to share.... that will be soon. 

I hope you had a nice summer as well!! Hopefully with more relaxing added in, than mine. 

Here's a little of what I've been doing, aside from the links above: 

West Elm / Back To School / Photography 

Photo found makes me think of summer. 

As a thank you for being awesome, use the code BYESUMMER30 at check out to save 30% off. 

The National Stationery Show

Every year, I attend the National Stationery Show in NYC. It's the only gift type show I attend, as of now, and I love it! I have the best time connecting with all the people behind the lines I carry, face to face, meeting so many new people and getting to be surrounded by my favorite thing, paper. 

Leading up to the show, I start to get stacks of mailers, which pretty much make me feel really important for at least a couple of weeks. I pour over each and every one of them, making notes of which row to make sure to not miss, which booth I have to see. I visit websites and make mental notes of how things will look on my shelves. I really take it all in. 

Well, sadly, I won't be attending the show this year. That doesn't mean I won't be making all the same notes as listed above, about each mailer I receive. I will still be looking through everything, as I do every year. Just please understand when I don't come to your booth to place an order. It's not personal. I'm just not there. 

The reason I'm not attending is because my husband, who is a musician, was offered a really great tour, around the same time. He's taken care of our son every year for us, so that I can attend the show. Well, I feel it's his turn to not miss out and we all know I can't bring my son to the show and expect to get anything done. While he would love it, he would only love it for about an hour or two. 

So please don't forget about my shop since I won't be there this year. Please know that I still want to see all your new products and still get your line sheets. I will still be placing orders... it will just be from my office instead of from the Javits. I think it means that I will make better buying decisions as well. I usually get a bit carried away.... easy to do when faced with so many amazing products. 

Have a great show and I look forward to returning next year!!