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Our July Market Best Sellers

HOLIDAY was the Star of the Show for July Market!

July Market was all about the Holidays. Our customers were excited to see our new holiday dish towels with new monograms. Some of the most asked about monogram fonts were Barrett by Herrington Designs, Monogram Chic by Shuler Studio, and Arabesque Dots by Apex Embroidery.

Red, Green and White Holiday Dish Towels on a rod at Market with Monograms
Holiday Dish Towels at Market

 

 

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Santa Waffle Weave Dish Towel
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Holiday Block Dish Towel with Barrett Monogram

 

Christmas Memories

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.

Christmas Memories Book spiral bound hard cover book with pages for 20 years of Christmas Memories
Christmas Memories Book

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!

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Fringe Guest Towel in 10 colors
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Navy Fringe Guest Towel with Pagoda Monogram by Apex Embroidery
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Acrylic Red Dot Wine Glasses (set of 2)
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2019 5 x 7 Desk Calendar

 

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!

Retailers you can shop at www.gowhimsey.com and all others can find many of these items at www.mainstreetcollectiononline.com.  If they are not there yet, they will be arriving soon!

 

Giving Back…MSC Style

Warehouse Sales & so much more!

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!

After each sale, MSC donates to local charities that our employees have a connection to or are involved with. The proceeds from our Fall Sale went to our local youth football league, Washington Youth Football League and the Shelter of Love, an orphanage in Cambodia. Other recent recipients include the Marion Shephard Cancer CenterGreater Bath Foundation, Old Ford Baptist Church, Bright Futures of Beaufort County and Young Life. 

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!

Follow us at Tassels on Instagram about our Warehouse Sale and on Mainstreet Collection for information about our wholesale and retail websites.

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Proceeds from each sale are designated to charities that are near and dear to our hearts!
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When the OPEN flag is up, the doors are OPEN!
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Friends and Family all pitch in to make the Warehouse Sale a success!

Meeting Pam Shuler…the artist behind Shuler Studio

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!


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!

Check out our Canvas Collection, Fringe Guest Towels, and Throw Pillow Covers at www.gowhimsey.com.

For Retail shoppers, shop our Monogram It section of our website at www.mainstreetcollectiononline.com 

XoXo,

MSC

Fall Favorites…Tortoise & Leopardista

What is your favorite thing about Fall? Is it football season, pumpkin spice everything, sweater weather, or (our favorite)…new fall accessories!!

Customers loved our new Tortoise Jewelry Collection at July Market and you should start finding them in shops that carry MSC very soon!  Click here to find a shop with Mainstreet Collection near you!

Leopard for Fall!

Leopard is the perfect pop of pattern to blend with the Valiant Poppy, Red Pear, Russet Orange and Martini Olive colors that are trending this Fall!

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!

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Here is Lizzy… with our Sales Rep’s favorite tote, the Tan Leopardista Carry-On Tote!
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The oh so popular Leopardista Key Ring is the best way to keep up with those keys!
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Don’t forget home! Add a fun splash of pattern to your desk or bookcase with this beautiful black frame with the Leopardista bow!

 

Wholesale customers can order all of these items online at http://www.gowhimsey.com!

Tortoise Jewelry and Leopardista will be coming soon for retail customers at http://www.mainstreetcollectiononline.com.

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for daily updates to our collections and what’s NEW at MSC!

 

 

 

 

Here’s the Dish…On making a special gift for Mother’s Day!

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Flowers for Mother’s Day and a container that is beautiful after the blooms fade!

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! Potting Bench 2

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).

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!

Spur of the moment parties are the best!

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 onion
  • 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!

 

Shop our Black and White Ceramic Collection at http://www.gowhimsey.com!

 

Logan and Jeff’s Gender Reveal Party

Are baby showers and couple’s baby showers a thing of the past?  No, not at all, but a gender reveal party is a great excuse to bring family and friends together to celebrate one of life’s most special moments!

I was delighted to be invited to my first gender reveal party this spring and could hardly wait to see how it was done!  My college suite mate Celeste was the first one of our group to get married and naturally the first to become a Grandmother!  And what a wonderful grandmother she will be!

With Logan and Jeff living out of state, Celeste managed to host three parties in this one weekend so they could celebrate a high school graduation and a cousin’s baby shower while everyone was in town.  And in true Celeste-style it was perfect!

Many thanks to Celeste and Logan for including me on this special day for their family!

First, the invite.

 

Food & Decorations – so fun and easy — Pink and Blue!

 

and the REVEAL…

And as all monogram shop owners will tell you… They are really the first to know!  Even before the Grandmothers!

 

 

This is one lucky baby that is so loved!

Go Whimsey!

 

Shop Mainstreet Collection baby at http://www.gowhimsey.com!