Chances are, if you have called MSC, you have spoken to Julie Marshall or “Juuulie” as she is affectionally referred to within the office walls. Julie joined MSC in 2017 as an Inside Sales and Customer Service Rep and has not looked back. As a Mother of 2, Julie is busy at work and at home but still has time to give back to our local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter.
At MSC, Julie provides our customers with new product ideas, re-orders and information on their account. In her FREE TIME, Julie schedules the rides to and from our local VA hospital in Durham, NC. She confirms appointments and drivers for those in our area that can not make the 100 mile trip on their own.
Volunteering for this organization was something near and dear to Julie and her family. Her husband, Ezra, is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served overseas and suffered 40% hearing loss. Veterans’ organizations, such as the DAV are so helpful and pivotal in recovery and resources for veterans like Ezra that she needed to give back somehow. After seeing a sign to volunteer when accompanying him to an appointment at the VA-she went straight to the volunteer office and signed up!
In recognition of Julie’s efforts with the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of DAV and the care that DAV provides for Veterans in our community, MSC has donated $1000 to the DAV – Chapter 37 for repairs and maintenance for their vehicles. It is our privilege to support our colleagues in the non – profit organizations that are near to their hearts.
Additional organizations to receive contributes from our recent Spring Warehouse Sale are First United Methodist Church of Washington in memory of Frank Deaner (husband of a longtime employee, Missy Deaner), and Shelter of Love, a children’s orphanage in Cambodia with ties to our hometown, Washington, NC.
Our next Warehouse Sale is on SATURDAY, APRIL 6th at 1201 W. 4th Street. Washington, NC from 9am to 1pm. For more information, visit our Tassels FB page.
Three times a year MSC hosts a Warehouse Sale, which has become a tradition for bargain shoppers in Eastern North Carolina. Each sale is different and that is why our shoppers come back every year! At our Warehouse Sale, shoppers will find samples, limited production runs, returns, and overstocks. Early birds find products that we may not have produced for various reason and are truly ONE OF A KIND!
With a Warehouse Sale less than a week away, our staff is getting ready and very excited about the sale and seeing our friends that come to each and every sale!
Our Holiday Warehouse Sale starts Monday, November 12th – 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We also have a texting club with texting specials each day! To join the Warehouse Sale Texting Club, test the work TASSELS to 41411. So come find some great bargains and help us give back to our community!
In our corner of the monogramming world, we have recently enjoyed stitching out the Monogram Chic Embroidery Collection by Shuler Studios. Classic, yet up-to-date is how we describe this two letter interlocking monogram embroidery font. From our linen Weekender Duffle to our flange pillowcases to our Canvas Collection, we have loved it in every two letter initial combination that we tried. And of course, we do have our favs!
Perfect on the MSC Canvas Collection Crunch Bin
Shuler Studio Monogram Chic Font dresses up our Canvas Jet Setter Duffle!
So nautical on our Southern Home Navy Box Tote!
Perfection! A Shuler Studio Monogram Chic design on one of our Fringe Guest Towels.
PIllow Wall – Showcasing some of our favorite monograms!
Pam Shuler, Shuler Studios with Jordan Godwin, MSC Graphic Designer
One of the highlights of July 2018 Atlanta Market was meeting Pam Shuler. And yes- we were honored to have Pam in the MSC Showroom! I mean really…If you love monograms as much as we do, then you truly understand our excitement in meeting Pam. Pam was so gracious, very sweet and oh so humble about her talent!
Like many success stories, Shuler Studios is a second career opportunity for Pam, born out of a passion for monograms and what she knows! Pam’s mother was a monogrammer, (when monogram machines took up an entire room) and who monogrammed everything the family owned! Remembering her mom’s old block, script and diamond fonts, Pam began to study fonts and the digital side of monogramming. We are so glad that you did!
Pam, we are sure that your mother would be so PROUD and AMAZED at all the beautiful places that your monogram styles are now appearing! Thanks for sharing your love of letters and monograms with us!
Our Sales Reps have been enjoying the spaciousness of our Leopardista Carry-On Duffle as their go-to work tote! This tote (with a zipper!) holds a laptop, catalogs, snacks for the day and sometimes an extra pair of flats!
Your favorite Christmas Memories book is back! This book features original artwork on the cover and on each page along with slots to slide in a family photo. Create a keepsake by recording your favorite Christmas memories each year. This book makes a great wedding shower gift or housewarming gift.
More from Market…
Our fringe guest towels are the perfect canvas to show off your favorite monograms! Experiment with new monograms and threads on these fringe guest towels. Also, our acrylic red and green dot wine glasses come as a set of two tied in a cellophane bag with a grosgrain bow. They come with and without sayings if you want to vinyl your own with initials, zip code or favorite saying. Be sure to tag us when you post your personalized guest towels or acrylic wine glasses!
Last but not least is our 2019 5 x 7 Desk Calendar. With 12 months of fun and fabulous artwork, this calendar has customers coming back every year to replace!
Thanks for reading through to the end of our Holiday Market Best Sellers! We can’t wait to show you our Fall Favorites…Coming Soon!
Recycle, Reuse and REPURPOSE! Use your imagination and make a wonderful dish garden or centerpiece with something you might have in your kitchen!
Here at MSC, of course, we have our newest Whitewash Bow Collection, perfect for all the spring flowers that are blooming in our local garden shop! We could not resist the petunias, vinca, impatiens and daisies for the bread basket, serving bowl and the pitcher!
After choosing our plants, we lined the bowl with fine mesh wire that we also found at the plant shop. We used this since our breadbasket bowl had holes. It is not necessary if you don’t have holes in the dish you are using.
In our serving dish, we actually left the plants in the pots and covered with moss! Giving the plants like this allows Mom to plant the plants wherever she wants, keeps your hands clean and mom’s new dish is not so dirty!
It helps to have a great potting table like this as well! Thank’s to Keiko’s Dad for this fabulous work space!
Now, for the finishing touches to the arrangement, we added Spoon Markers! They come with FUN sayings (Born to Garden, Free Weeds, Water Me, You are my Sunshine, Grow Dammit & Bloom Dammit) or Herb (Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Sage, Dill & Thyme).
Make time for friends during the holidays with a no-fuss but fun get together! Our graphic design team gets together at the drop of a hat when one of the team feels like cooking for the crowd! Jordan is always up for hosting and with the first cold snap, she announced it was time to try her new chili recipe!
Our Black and White tabletop collection has the perfect pieces for everyday entertaining! Jordan uses our oversize coffee mugs for chili and our cereal bowls for condiments like sour cream and cheese!
Jordan’s Chili Recipe
1 lb. ground beef
1 package of Hillshire Farms Polska Kielbasa Sausage
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato soup
1 small can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons of chili powder
ketchup and mustard
Dice onion and cook with ground beef. Dice the kielbasa sausage and add that to the ground beef. In a large pot or crock pot, add the canned ingredients (drain the beans), salt, sugar and chili powder. Once the beef is cooked all the way through, drain and add to the pot with other ingredients. Stir together and then add some ketchup and mustard to taste. I never measure this… just squirt some of each into the pot and stir and taste till it’s right! Once you have the mixture right, either turn on the crock pot, or simmer in a pot on the oven.
Garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions. Yummy!