Bridal Season!

Happy Spring! Now that Spring is officially here, that means bridal season is also here! With everything going on in the world right now, I’m sure many brides have had to postpone their weddings however, they are still getting married and their wedding is still going to take place! Love is not cancelled!

Now is the perfect time to find a sweet gift for the bride in your life that might need a special surprise to let her know you are thinking about her. Below are some fabulous bridal gift ideas that will bring a smile to her face!

Bridal Ornament

An ornament is my absolute favorite gift for a bride! No matter what time of year you gift it, the bride will always think of that special time in her life while decorating her Christmas tree!

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The hanger is a fun gift that the bride can use on her wedding day! You know that picture that every bride gets of her wedding dress hanging up? Yes, that one! Help her make sure she has a beautiful hanger to hold her dress up. Pro tip: you can even get her new monogram or wedding date personalized on it for an extra special touch!image3.JPG

Hanging Accessory Bag

Lastly, help the bride stay organized with the Hanging Accessory Bag! This is perfect for keeping together her something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue!

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Many more bridal gift options can be found in our website www.gowhimsey.com. Happy Spring everyone!

 

Bailey Weaver, Raleigh, NC Sales Rep

Getting Graduation Ready

The spring 2020 season is quickly approaching…which means before we know it, it will be time for Easter, Mother’s Day, and of course, graduation season!

I’m certain that seniors everywhere are counting down the days until graduation. Oh, how I remember that sweet time! One of the many perks of graduation, (aside from earning your diploma of course!) is all of the fun gifts you receive from friends and relatives. The gifts I remember receiving, were the useful and practical ones! Give a gift that will stand out…a college student doesn’t need but so many sets of sheets and bath towels.

 

  • Stationery – With gifts, come thank-you notes. Our fold-over notes and flat notes make for great thank-you notes to your loved ones. They also come in handy for the students moving far from home – grandma sure would appreciate an old fashioned note to hear how the first semester is going!

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  • Canvas totes – Our sturdy Canvas Collection has great travel pieces. The big tote makes for the perfect laundry bag to keep in your closet and tote to the laundry room. It’s also the ideal tailgating bag. Pack all of your drinks, snacks, soft cooler, and more in the larger-than-life tote.

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  • Beach towels – Sure, most grads get plenty of bath towels but what about a good ol’ beach towel?! They want to hit the pool at the rec center after class and don’t want to be stuck with the tiny, free towel they give you at the front desk. Our beach towels are perfect for drying off, to use as a picnic blanket, a throw in your dorm room, and more!

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  • Men’s duffle bags/dopp kits – Don’t forget about the guys! We can’t leave them out, they deserve something useful too. Let’s face it…guys can be hard to buy for. It’s so hard to find gifts out there for them. We’ve got you covered – our men’s duffle bags and matching dopp kits are perfect for travel. They didn’t even realize they needed these items until…well they needed them. You have to put your toothbrush somewhere!

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  • Keyrings – Have a lot of grads to shop for and don’t want to spend a lot? Consider our keyrings. We have several different styles to choose from. It’s hard not to love them…your grad will never lose their keys again! We also carry coordinating card holders that can be clipped on – perfect for their meal cards and school ID. You can even slide a surprise gift card to the student store for a little something extra!

 

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I hope you find these tips helpful. Take advantage of this time to stock up – the sooner you display your gifts, the sooner you’ll have shoppers. Consider a registry to keep up with what gifts have been purchased for each grad. A great way to help prevent duplicates!

 

Happy selling and congrats to all 2020 grads!

 

xoxo

Sara Tate, Director of Sales

 

Monograms on Monograms!

I think Reese Witherspoon said it best.  “If it’s not moving, monogram it!”

I live in the heart of the south, where our cloth napkins are monogrammed, luggage, gifts for weddings and babies, even bedding, shower curtains and silverware!  Embroidery isn’t a quick afterthought.   It takes time, planning, patience and experience to do it well.  It also takes the right tools.  It can elevate a store-bought gift into something really special.
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Our diaper bags that are trimmed in ricrac or white piping are the perfect baby gift!  And don’t let the navy and light blue bags lean exclusively towards boys.  A curly vine monogram for a little girl in the coordinating white piping is gorgeous!  And a light pink monogram would really pop on the navy.  Our white pique blankets are the perfect blank canvas for a name or monogram! Paired with the coordinating bib and burp cloth, and it’s the quintessential baby shower gift.
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Also, graduation will be here before you know it.  And monogramming our linen bags would be the gift every senior would love to carry into their first years of college.  Choose a duffle, cosmetic bag and train case – personalize each piece and it looks like a million bucks!   Or for an understated, classic gift, personalizing one of the linen bible covers, and including a family bible is a touching, heartfelt present.
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I love to monogram or appliqué and I try to find a way to incorporate it into most of the gifts I give. It’s thoughtful, and most importantly, personal. And isn’t that what we all want when we receive a gift?

Skye St. John

Jackson, MS Sales Representative

Martha’s Favorite Stocking Stuffers

One of my favorite traditions to participate in during the holidays-aside from picking out and decorating the perfect tree is finding fun and inexpensive ideas for stocking stuffers! Yes, unwrapping the big presents is always exciting, but for me, it’s even more exciting to see how many small items you can fit in such a limited amount of space. I have rounded up a list of some of our fabulous stocking-sized gifts that retail for $15 or less. Here they are!

Circle Key Ring $11.99

The ultimate key ring for someone who always has their hands full. The circle design allows you to wear it like a bracelet and keeps your hands free. Once you have one you will wonder how you lived so long without it!

Pebble Grain Earrings $13.99

These stylish earrings feature a vegan leather pebble grain detail set in a gold frame and come in two different shapes. They are the perfect wardrobe staple and will soon become your everyday go-to!

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Burlap Ornament $8.99

We have lots of adorable ornaments in our holiday line this year but this one is a personal favorite of mine! I love all things burlap and the flat design makes it super easy to be personalized with a single initial or even a monogram.

Confetti Cell Phone Pocket $9.99

Our confetti line makes everyone happy because everyone could always use some sparkle! The cell phone pocket has a strong 3M adhesive that holds permanently to the back of your phone and has a slot to hold your ID and credit cards.

Enamel Compact Mirror $12.99

Our compact mirrors are another perfect gift for that girl on the go! The size is my favorite part and I catch myself using mine all the time to touch up my makeup when out and about. 

Bamboo Chunky Key Ring $11.99

Who doesn’t love a good tassel to add some fun to their keyring?! This colorful tassel with a natural-looking bamboo finish will give you a reason to have your keys on you all the time and the ability to find them more easily in your purse. 

 Ceramic Bead Bracelet $14.99

This wood bead bracelet accented with ceramic beads is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your arm party. The stretchy design makes it a good one size fits most options as well.

Scallop Passport Carrier $12.99

Know someone traveling a lot? Help them keep their passport and tickets safely together with this cute Lizard Passport Holder! Features a full pocket on one side for the passport, and a half pocket on the other to keep tickets or other travel documents. 

Magnetic Notepad $9.99

Never forget your to-do list with our handy Southern Blooms Magnetic Notepads! These rectangle notepads feature 4 hand-painted potted greenery and floral art images and two magnetic strips on the back. 

I hope you were able to get some new ideas from the list! I can’t believe the countdown to Christmas is officially on with Thanksgiving right around the corner!

Tag us @mainstreetcollection on Facebook or Instagram with your favorite stocking stuffers from Mainstreet Collection!

Happy Holidays! 

Martha

Sales Representative, Charlotte, NC

 

Two Products, Multiple Uses!

Here are a couple savvy tips and tricks for multiple ways to use our Jewelry Cube and Beach Towel. 

I love it when products have the ability to be used in different ways- it just makes life easier! Here are a couple savvy tips and tricks for multiple ways to use our Jewelry Cube and Beach Towel. 

Jewelry Cube- This item is truly a great piece for jewelry because it keeps your items from tangling by keeping them separated in the three pouches. However, it also works great for organizing your chargers! You can use the pouches the separate your phone charger from your laptop charger from your headphones! It also is the perfect size to drop in a purse or a backpack.

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Beach Towel- This product is a fabulous towel because it absorbs quickly and dries quickly. However, it also makes a stylish wrap if you get cold in church, while in a restaurant, or tailgating! It also can be used as a throw blanket on a bed or on a couch.  I even like to roll mine up and bring it into the movie theater because it gets so chilly in there! 

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We would love to see all the different ways you use Mainstreet Collection products! Tag us on IG or Facebook @mainstreetcollection with all the fun and creative uses you find for your favorite MSC items! 

Thanks so much, 

Bailey

Hello from Shenzhen!

“We’ve been blessed to work with the same team for years on end, so at times, it’s almost like they can read our minds!”

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Huānyíng huí jiā! This means welcome home in Mandarin. This is Jordan Godwin, MSC’s Senior Graphic Designer, fresh off the plane from our Spring 2020 Product Development Trip to Shenzhen, China. I was joined by Tracy Mayo, President, for this short but productive trip to review new products and samples for our upcoming releases. Hopefully, you were able to follow along via our Instagram stories for sneak peeks and behind the scenes of the trip!

While we are continually designing and creating new products in our Washington, NC offices, a few times a year, we take the 7,500-mile trip westward to visit our development team. Based out of Shenzhen, China, our fabulous team handles the sourcing, production, and shipping of the product to our Washington warehouse. We’ve been blessed to work with the same team for years on end, so at times, it’s almost like they can read our minds!

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MSC’s China Team!

Our team lead by Kate works relentlessly to bring our creations to life. While we communicate daily via email and the occasional conference call, it’s always great to be able to work together in person. In this short, power-packed 3-day trip, we reviewed numerous samples and additions to our favorite collections ranging from Baby, to Holiday, to travel lines. We’re SO excited to bring you the best of the best new products which will be debuting at the January market!

Our day typically consists of breakfast at the hotel, working in the office, and going out for a fun dinner at night. With so many trips under Tracy and I’s belt, we certainly have our favorite restaurants and cuisines to indulge in. One of our favorite restaurants affectionally called “Japanese BBQ” by the locals, is a fun, interactive restaurant. Various meat and vegetables are brought to your table, along with charcoals, and you cook your food in front of you with your table. We all take turns flipping meats, serving each other, and enjoying the fellowship after a long day in the office.

 

As it seems like as soon as we got here, we were sadly saying our “goodbyes” and “see you next times”. We left feeling excited and confident in our selections, knowing we’re bringing the best of the best to our MSC customers. Make sure you stop by our showroom in January to see all of our new goodies!

Zàijiànle (goodbye for now!),
Jordan