Atlanta Market Day 1 Recap

We hit the road at 6am ready for a big week of finding new gift and home decor items for Winston’s Gift Shop! There was quite a bit of traffic that delayed us some but we managed to get to our hotel to drop off the car, just in time for the 10am shuttle to AmericasMart. We were pre-registered so checking in and getting our badges was a breeze once we got there!



We spent the day in Building 2 and started in the Demdaco showroom. We found so many neat items here! Adorable children’s pillowcases, Embellish your story magnets & frames, Lighted galvanized metal frames, Art Hearts, super sweet coasters and tea towels and so much more! We were in this showroom probably 2 hours! ūüôā

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Next stop was Market Club for lunch before our 1pm appointment with Coton Colors where we ordered new glass ornaments shipping this summer! Love the tervis tumbler they gave us!


Next on the agenda was our appointment with Mud Pie! They have recently moved to a new showroom and increased their space to 11,000 square feet! WOW! We found lots of cute items here too including lake themed decor, bride and bridesmaid tote bags and so much more! Can’t wait to show you!

Last stop of the day was with C.R. Gibson where we found super cute notepads, recipe cards and thank you notes! Oh and (I) Jennifer did accidentally spill my afternoon coffee on one of the displays! Oh dear РClean up on aisle 7!  I think that meant it was time to call it a day! We caught the shuttle back to the hotel and now we are resting up and recharging for day 2!





3rd Annual Tailgate Party and Fall Preview! 

We hosted our 3rd annual Tailgate Party on Thursday, August 27th from 5-7pm. It was a good turnout and we had great weather! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had fun drawing names for door prizes¬†every 20 minutes! We even had a few people take photos with our new instagram cutout. Check out our instagram feed to see them – ¬†Winston’s Gift Shop

For those of you that didn’t make it we took a few photos around the shop so you could take a virtual tour! You can hover over each photo to see a caption and click to see a larger version.

We were thrilled to have Jessica with Sugar Stripes make us Tailgate themed Cookies! See the photos below. You can follow her business on Instagram¬†– sugarstripessc!¬†She takes local pick up orders via email –¬†

We were so happy to have Theresa Adams with Adams Apple Eatables¬†provide samples of her brand new Apple Pie Jam and her popular Apple Butter for everyone! We sell both at Winston’s Gift Shop! Stop by and pick up a jar or two!


Embellish Your Story!

“Embellish Your Story is a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate and showcase the joys of family, friends, and traditions while decorating your personal space with a creative display. Start with one of our functional base pieces, such as a colorful memo board, an inspiring word, or a picture frame. Then, embellish it to your heart‚Äôs content with personal photos and memorabilia, and our assortment of playful and personable hand-painted magnetic shapes, frames, and words. Customization is as quick as the click of a magnet. Creating a new look is as easy as a fresh idea.”

Here’s how it works –

Step One: Select a base.

Step Two: Choose your words and accents. (All $9.95 each) 


“Turn your treasured memories into a celebration of your life, with your own innovative style! Embellish Your Story products give you an endless creative foundation for building the perfect expression of your family, friends and favorite memories.

Embellish Your Story takes the concept of scrapbooking and applies it to home decor. You simply start with your favorite word art or magnetic memo board, then add accents that reflect your interests, experiences, and the signs of a life that no one else can duplicate!

Artist Carol Roeda has created a range of themes and color schemes, painted to perfection, for you to build your story upon. Add decorative magnets, meaningful photographs or holiday and seasonal imagery to make your story even more unique.

We offer a wide variety of Embellish Your Story bases, accessories and accents, so that you can express your creativity and create a one-of-a-kind expression of you, your family and friends. After all, no one else has your story so who better than you to make it your own!”