Q: Do you make everything that you sell?
A: No, I don’t. I strive to support many other artists (currently over 200 different artists are represented at Amelia) that are working hard to bring their wares to Amelia. I have many ideas for things I would like to make, but between running the shop and handling all the online orders, there’s not a lot of extra time to make anything I sell.
Q: Can I sell my work in your shop?
A: I get about 200+ requests a week, asking to sell work in the shop. You are welcome to send me a link to your site/work, but please know that I have a long waiting list of artists that I will gradually be adding into Amelia. It might be awhile before I can get back to you, if your work will work with the aesthetic of the store. Please do not call to discuss this, as email is the quickest way to reach me.
If you would like to send me samples of your work, with no obligations, please send to Amelia | 209 Wagner St. | Water Valley, MS 38965
Q: Do you take returns?
A: Please view our return policy
Q: Do you offer in store pickup?
A: Yes, at 112 Main St. Water Valley, MS. Monday - Wednesday by appointment, Thursday - Saturday 10-2.
Q: When will my items be shipped?
A: Please view the shipping page.
Q: Do you take work on consignment?
A: No, I don’t.
Q: I saw a picture on your instagram feed but don’t see it on the site. How can I buy it if I don’t live in Oxford.
A: Just send me an email at erin [at] ameliapresents.com and I will gladly hand process the order for you. Please tell me what the item is and if a size or color apply, let me know that too, in the email.
Q: I sent you a link to my work a few weeks ago and I still haven’t heard back. How long does it take you to get back to me?
A: I’m working as fast as I can to respond to every single request. I’m just one person and getting to all the emails is a lengthy process. I get roughly 600+ emails a month with requests to sell work at Amelia. Please be patient with me. Thanks!
Q: How long have you been open and what is your background?
I worked for many years in retail, starting at an art gallery and gifts when I was 15, in 1991. Then a great vintage store in Tampa called Decades Ago- Go, all through college. This was before Ebay and when a vintage find was just that, a real find. During graduate school, I worked at a fun shop that focused on handmade, art and design called Lipstick Traces in Seattle. I traveled with bands, doing their “merch” for 7 years after that and settled down to open Amelia in July of 2009.