Holidays Around The Shop...

It's the holiday season and we have geared up, at Amelia, to brings all sorts of fun events and items... 


We just added a cookie decorating workshop to the classes, taught by Sarah of The Canvas Cookie. There are only 10 spots, so sign up soon. It will be a fun night of learning different techniques and styles to making your own cookies. 

There are also still a few more spots left for the children's art classes, happening during Thanksgiving week. I know child care is always hard that week, so send your children, ages 4 - 10, to us, for a three day workshop. 

If you have a child, ages 8 - 12, that loves to cook or is just interested in learning, the January Kids Cooking Class, is taking sign ups now. Each Saturday in January, they will learn four courses. It would make a great Christmas present. 



We have added a bunch a fun, vintage items to the shop. These one-of-a-kind pieces are great for that hard to shop for person. This collection is highly curated and each piece is special and unique. 

The sale section has new additions being added to it weekly, so make sure to browse there, before checking out. 

We are having a holiday open house, November 11th, from 9am - 3pm. Hope you will stop in and pick up some early Christmas presents, teacher gifts, gift wrapping supplies, and more... We will be offering free gift wrapping, with purchases of $20 or more, from 9am-11am, during the open house only. 


Our next show opens December 1st, featuring women artists from around the country and Canada. It's a wonderful group show, that we have worked hard to bring to Water Valley. The work form the show will go live in the online store on December 4th, if you aren't local. 

Lastly... use the code HOLIDAZE at check out, to save 30% off, ALL SEASON! What?!!?? Yes, all season. It's a thank you for shopping at Amelia for the last eight years. Also, if you order online and live in Oxford or Taylor, we offer year round free delivery. Just mark in store pick up and leave us a comment in the notes section, with the address that you want the idea delivered to. 

See you in the Valley! 

112 South Main St. / Water Valley, MS / 38965

 New holiday hours coming soon! 



Keeping Clean With Lemi Shine

Now that we are hosting more and more parties and offering more classes than ever at the shop, I'm always on the hunt for natural cleaning products that also work really well. Especially as we head into the holidays, I need something that works not only well but also fast. I found it!! My new go-to is Lemi Shine. Besides smelling good, it doesn't leave a chemical residue like some products do. I'm a bit of a clean freak, so this is my new shop and home cleaner for sure. 

As a shop owner, the holidays are the time of year that I don't have time to spend cleaning for hours on end, but also a time that I end up hosting more gatherings at my house. I'd rather be able to move through cleaning quickly and efficiently, so more celebrating with friends can be had. We have two dogs, two cats, and a child... so much to clean up after! But Lemi Shine makes cleaning quick. I've used some natural products and you have to go back over what you just cleaned, because they don't work as well. I didn't have to do that with Lemi Shine Everyday Cleaner nor with the Glass and Surface Cleaner. It was quick and easy, so I have more time to enjoy my clean home and times with friends in it.  I also now use the Washing Machine Cleaner once a month... a much needed cleaning product, that's for sure. I can clean the machine before all my washable linen table clothes and cloth napkins, so everything will be extra clean in a snap, for guests, all season long.

My tips for a five minute clean, this holiday season... I started stashing the Glass and Surface Cleaner behind my bathroom sink, so it's on hand for a daily clean and then I keep the Everyday Cleaner in the kitchen, for a daily wipe down of the counters. By not letting the cleaning stack up, it makes the daily five minute job feel like a breeze. Once a month, use the Washing Machine Cleaner.

Leading up to your holiday parties, figure out all the serving platters and such, that you will be using. Three days ahead, run the dishwasher using the Dishwasher Booster for all serving platters, wine glasses and silverware. Two days before, go ahead and set the table, or put out the bowls and platters that you might be using. My grandmother used to put a note for what goes in which bowl, on the table. I picked up this habit and it makes things feel less frazzled when getting your home ready for guests. One day before, make any dishes that you can make ahead of time and prepare the bar. On the day of the party, cook a little, but mostly enjoy your clean home and the company of your guests. 

Have you tried Lemi Shine? Here are some coupons, if you want to give them a try. Let me know what you think. Happy cleaning and happy holidays! - Erin 

*This post is in partnership with Lemi Shine. While I was compensated for my review, all thoughts about the products are my own. Thank you! 


October at Amelia

Here are all the happenings around Amelia for October. I'll try to be better at listing all of these things... There is still room to sign up for the kids 8 week art camp on Mondays. And check back incase new things get added! 


The 9th Annual Art Crawl in Water Valley

Have you been to the art crawl in Water Valley? It's this fun event where you go from gallery to gallery, home to home, all to see art in each place. You can pick up maps for each spot at The Living Room Gallery, Yalo Studio, and Bozart's Galley, all on Main St. The Lee House will also have maps, just across Main St. 

From there, just wander at your own pace, from spot to spot. 

Just make sure to end up at Yalobusha Brewery for the after party with a fashion show from MisFits and a live performance from And The Echo. It's right next door to Amelia, so you can't miss it. 

Yalo Studio, Bozart's, and The Living Room Gallery will all be showing a portion of the Do Good Fund collection. 

About the collection: 

Photographs from the Do Good Fund: A Celebration of Southern Photography, is a statewide photography exhibition featuring the work of dozens of photographers and more than 100 images from the Do Good Fund’s collection. The Do Good Fund, a non-profit based in  Columbus, Georgia, is a contemporary photography collection whose focus is to build a museum-quality collection of photographs made in the American South in the years since World War II. Artists represented in this collection include Guggenheim Fellows, Magnum photographers and regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized photographers. More about the DO Good Fund here. 

I'll be showing work from Gordon Parks, Baldwin Lee, Bill Yates, Brandon Thibodeaux, Dave Anderson, Emmet Gowin, Henry Clay Anderson, Mark Steinmetz, and Maude Schuyler Clay. 

Truly not to be missed. September 23rd, from 5:30 - 9:00. Free to attend. 


The One Night Stand At The Ole Miss Motel 2017

It's the time of year.... Announcing the artists for this year's October 7th, One Night Stand At The Ole Miss Motel. Going into the 11th year for the show, I've decided to invite fewer artists so that you can really get to know the work of the artists that are showing and support them by buying their work on the evening of the show. 

Like the last two years, there will be a preview hour, from 5pm - 6pm. You can buy tickets directly, here. From 6pm - 9pm, it's free to attend. 

This year's artists are: 

Jonathan Kent Adams  (Oxford, MS) / Meredith C. Bullock (Nashville,TN) / Ashleigh Coleman (Jackson, MS) /Adrianne Brown David (Water Valley, MS) / Reid Mitchell (Memphis, TN) / lo fi  (Memphis, TN) / Michael Foster (Oxford, MS)  / Kate Freeman (Jackson, MS)  / Andrew Leggett  (Los Angeles, CA) / The Living Room Gallery (Water Valley, MS)  

**Food will be available for sale, vendor TBA. 

**For parking, please carpool, walk, ride your bike... there will be no parking on the premises. There is a parking lot across the street from the motel that you can use or public lots near the square. 

1517 University Ave. / Oxford, MS / 38655

October 7th, 2017, 5pm - 9pm.