Welcome back to the new Amelia blog...

At the end of 2017, I decided to take a break. I wanted to practice more self care, be more present for my family, and I wanted to write a second book. I'm so thrilled to say that I have been able to do all three over the last almost two years. I've been able to do all three while still being more busy than ever.... 

I've been traveling, doing tons of interior design, taking more pictures for both clients use and content creation to share on social media. But you know what, I'm still able to meet my son's bus everyday, get exercise that I had to push to the side from all those years of having a store, and volunteer more time to my community. 

It's been a great two years, but I miss sharing here a lot, so I created a calendar for myself with content lined up, full of artists to watch, design I'm loving, recipes, event to talk about (like the upcoming Motel Art Show Series), and so much more.... If you have anything you'd love to see in this space, please let me know. I'm bringing back Studio Stories too! Once a month, I'll be sharing a look into the studios of different artists, makers, chefs, musicians, and more. 

I hope you will follow along! New content will go live at the end of September, when I announce this year's Motel Art Show Series artists. - Erin


The 2018 One Night Stand At The Ole Miss Motel

Welcome to the 2018 Motel Art Show Series, October 13th, from 5pm - 9pm. 

For one night only, artists take over the Ole Miss Motel, each turning a motel room into a gallery for one night only. 

Most artists sell out of work quickly, so we started adding in a paid preview and the first dibs to buy art early. This price includes a light dinner from Smoke Shop Oxford and the first preview and chance to buy the art. 

The show opens to the public for free, from 6pm - 9pm, but you will have from 5pm - 6pm to browse and eat, with a purchased ticket. 

Pre-purchased tickets will be available at will call. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

Artists include: 

Jonathan Kent Adams (from Water Valley, MS)

Heather Sundquist (from Austin, TX)

Tammie Gilfoyle (from Ann Arbor, MI)

Adrienne Brown David (from Water Valley, MS)

History Bones (from Oxford, MS)

Nicole Gladden (from Oxford, MS)

Michael Foster (from Oxford, MS)

Kristen Ley (from Jackson, MS)

Rebekah Flake (from Oxford, MS)

Corynne Pless (from Los Angeles, CA)

Hannah's Art Lessons, will have a kids drop in art lesson and showing the work of her students (from Water Valley, MS)

Things of note: 

*Tickets will also be available for purchase day of the show. 

*All ages welcome. 

*No parking available on the premises. Please park in one of the free lots around the square and take the bus, take a taxi, or carpool to the event.

1517 University Ave. // Oxford, MS // 38655

The Final Living Room Gallery Show - Opening February 3rd, 2018

The Amelia brick and mortar is closing on March 10th, while the online store will still be going strong... See the last blog post to read more about that. 

Starting February 3rd, join us for our last art show, with Memphis artist Lo-Fi and British artist, Sam Hennig, in his very first US show. Opening reception on February 3rd, from 2 - 7pm.

In the shop, there will be lots of great deals then too, as well as fun grab bags that we will be giving away with purchase, to the first 20 people, on February 3rd, from 11am - 7pm. 

I hope to see you in the Valley! 

***Visit the sale section of the shop, use the code BYEBRICK to save 30% off.


112 South Main Street / Water Valley / 38965 

- Image above by London, UK based artist Sam Hennig