From a relaxed rehearsal dinner to a special bridal shower to a themed party, Dot and Army offers an easy, simple custom napkin program that will make your special event sparkle! Recently, their napkin rental program added the perfect elevated touch to our rehearsal dinner with a variety of coordinated custom fabric napkins at each table.
First a little background on this family business located in beautiful Brunswick, GA, Dot and Army‘s owner, Jennifer Zamudio’s charming store front offers a full variety of kitchen and table linens plus other local treats, while the workroom (and piles of gorgeous fabrics) are housed in the rear of the downtown building. At steve mckenzie’s we’re in love with their seersucker cocktail napkins, Unpaper Towels, denim cocktail napkins.
Back to the rental program…All rentals are customized. They rent everything from their seersucker to cotton prints to linens with metallic edging. The rented set can be entirely the same, from one fabric, or mix and match. We sent them a Pinterest mood board for our event including some inspirational floral images.
Here’s how easy it is to choose your custom napkins: pricing discussion is via email, and Dot and Army emails images of samples. Want to see a fabric in person? Easy, they’ll mail it. We chose the edging colors, sent the deposit and voila, 60 custom napkins arrived at our doorstep.
And you know what else? Return the napkins to them without washing. Again, easy and no laundry for you!
Take this tip and add it to your Party File, and as always, steve mckenzie’s is ready to help you make your next event extra-special and easy, be that custom fabric, floral design or table settings. Stop in or to start the conversation!
Happy 2018 to all! Kick off the new year with a big sale, 70% off all holiday and more. That’s right – 70% off ALL Holiday and more, now through Saturday, January 6th.
This includes discontinued patterns from Royal Crown Derby, April Cornell and more. Call or email for details.
See you soon!
As always, we’ve got our eyes on new products and trends, bringing you the best and latest in design and home. Follow along on our blog and Instagram as we scope out AmericasMart and Maison et Objet this month. Cheers to a fabulous month!
Not only do we have college football and basketball games (Go Butler Bulldogs!) to look forward to this winter, but our family looks forward to board games together. As our kids are young adults now, it’s the season to gather round the table for some game time.
Steve and I took up backgammon this year and love it. Keeps us unplugged and thinking strategically about the next move. Perhaps this would be a welcome gift for someone on your list?
Here is one of the hottest new games, have you played Catan? Looking forward to learning this interactive game of settlers with our adult kids.
Another fun intergenerational family activity is a puzzle. Many folks leave one out on a table so family and friends can stop and work on it a bit at a time.
Game time calls for crunch snacks. This Asian-inspired snack mix from Cooking Light looks like just the right recipe to share over your next game.
Thank you for letting us share our thoughts as we make plans to create special memories together. That’s what this is all about, right? And let’s keep it easy, unplugged and authentic. Tell us what your family does to have fun together.
It’s our End of Season Sale this week with 20% off the entire store, special furniture pieces at deep discounts, a 75% off Table and lots more. Spruce up your outdoor living space, office, home and don’t forget to stock up your Gift Closet!
Stop in soon or email us for details as we love to ship to our clients far and wide.
Quick look at some crazy deals on some amazing furniture pieces…
We look forward to seeing you at steve mckenzie’s, and bring a couple of friends because friends are fun!
Being full of holiday goodwill, Steve’s gone wild and the most of the store is 25% off (some exclusions apply). Visit us the shop on Dec. 28 – 30 for best selection, and online savings with the code WILD2017, expires midnight 1/1/2017. Start 2017 off right by saving!
It’s so simple to do too! Simply visit our showroom, where you’ll be totally inspired by our beautiful furnishings, jewelry, accessories and so much more, and we’ll work with you to complete a simple wish list. Or, create an account on our website and begin pulling your steve mckenzie’s Wish List together there.
You’ll share who we should reach out to and what we should tell them you’d love as a holiday gift this year. It’s a win-win folks. Your loved ones will appreciate the ease with which they can gift you your greatest holiday desires and you’ll be sure to fall head-over-heels with a present from your loved one!
Be sure to encourage your friends and family to complete a steve mckenzie’s Wish List as well, so your holiday shopping will be done in the greatest of ease. Best of all – we offer complimentary gift wrapping, so your holiday to-do list will be a literal wrap when you leave the steve mckenzie’s showroom. Effortless we tell you, effortless!
And, while there’s an array of fabulous gift options in a wide range of price points, we also offer gift certificates, which your loved ones will surely appreciate!
Now’s the time to get to your Wish List and holiday shopping. We promise an unforgettable shopping experience here at steve mckenzie’s and we’ll work with even the biggest Scrooges out there to help put them in the holiday spirit!
Have you begun breaking out your traditional holiday linens and tableware and realize you may need to spruce things up a bit this year? You know, nothing a new set of glasses or napkins couldn’t fix. And they could be just the refresh your celebration tablescape needs… Take it from us – after all, steve mckenzie’s was recently awarded the “Best of Atlanta – Tabletop” by Atlanta Magazine!
Enter these beautiful, hand embroidered Libeco holiday napkins, $32. If these won’t be the star of your place setting, we don’t know what will be! Create a set with the stag and snowflakes for a winter look that will last all season long, or keep it classic for Christmas with the Noel, Joy and Christmas embroidered napkins.
Do all the same, or create a table full of fun by mixing and matching – these are so pretty, your guests won’t want to dab their fingertips on them. What’s even better, is a portion of the sales of these napkins goes back to the African women who do the embroidery. A win-win!
Next up, these sculptural red acrylic (yes, acrylic!) Milly Tumblers, $25. These will do double duty for you, as the glistening jewels on your table, and even on the kid’s table, since they’re not crystal or glass… These unbreakable, acrylic glasses will go far for you this holiday season, but can also make a reappearance this summer season when you’re celebrating the 4th of July!
Grab a few more than you’ll think you’ll need and use them as mini vases, vessels for your buffet’s utensils, so many options! Everyone will want to know where you found these unique tumblers, as they’ll add a perfect punch to your tablescape.
Finally, these Blackfriars Check napkins by Libeco, $23, will add a touch of drama with their deep hues. Although the pattern allows these to blend with traditional holiday decor. The Blackfriars Check napkins will make an especially lovely addition to a holiday brunch table and would line bread baskets equally as well.
There are so many ways little touches such as these can blend seamlessly with the decor you already have, adding the ideal fresh touch needed to dress up any holiday table. Add a few sprigs of rosemary to the napkin rings, and you’re ready for a celebration!
Come into the steve mckenzie’s showroom today to select a few items from our selection, voted “Best of Atlanta,” to adorn your holiday table and see what an impact a few new accessories can add… And don’t forget, these would all make fabulous gifts for the entertainer or hostess in your life, and with complimentary gift wrapping by our team, what’s not to love?!?
Aside from the family and friends you’ll be celebrating the holiday with this year, do you think about those out-of-the-box recipients who always fall to the end of the list to receive re-gifts, last-minute crafts, or are forgotten all together?
Be the envy of your group of friends this holiday and get it all together by checking out these potential gift recipients who you may want to include on your gift list this year:
Mailman – they brave the rain, cold and Rufus to deliver your mail in a timely manner. A little something just might be in order.
Hairdresser/barber – they fixed your at home perm and made you look ten years younger all with a new cut and color – a token of appreciation would surely be well received.
School teacher/nanny – you don’t have to be a Pinterest maven to gift your child’s teacher with a little something special… The thought alone will go a long way!
Dog walker – they love your furry family members as much as you do, and they have to do the dirty work. Show them how much you appreciate their use of the pooper-scooper.
Doorman – you see them everyday, and they probably almost always help make that moment a little brighter with a smile. Give them a little something extra to smile about this holiday season.
Clergy member – this is usually a very busy time of year for people of the church. Do a little something nice to show them thanks for all of the hard work.
Butcher/Florist/Baker, etc. – they meet your specific requests and go above and beyond to make you a satisfied customer. Show them you appreciate their professional attention.
As you can see, the list of potential gift recipients can be seemingly endless. Select those you have formed a very special relationship with, or who have really outdone themselves in the past year, and show them you recognize their efforts with a little something special for the holidays.
Gift suggestions range from an extra tip on your next service, a gift card, or even a handmade item, such as a jar of your famous peach preserves.
But, if you want to share something truly memorable, stop in to steve mckenzie’s today and let our team help select the perfect ornament, notebook, or other gift item – even a fantastic handmade card will help spread holiday cheer – that will show them how much you appreciate them!
You know when you see a memorable piece of jewelry. Sometimes a unique piece will make you stop in your tracks and question a total stranger about the beautiful baubles they’re donning. Be that person stopped on the street, thanks to Mark Edge, the designer behind some of the most uncommon jewelry pieces you’ll treat your eyes – and your wardrobe to.
We’re so grateful Mark took some time out of his super busy holiday schedule to share a bit about himself and his seriously amazing collection of jewelry… We’re sure you’ll find something lust-worthy in the photos he shares below!
A few words from Mark:
I have a passion for creating jewelry. I gather environmentally conscious materials and push them beyond their conventional uses. My jewelry is handcrafted from a bevy of unusual materials including reclaimed metal and wood, unclaimed old stock chains and fittings and vintage crystals. I disappear into the design process for hours until I have that magic “ah-ha” moment. Then…and only then…do I feel my work is complete and that I can put my name on it. My designs are truly a labor of love. Enjoy!
– How did you get in to jewelry design?
I took a 5-evening jewelry-making class in the 8th grade just for the fun of it, and it stuck. I was instantly in business and the rest is history after attending college.
Here’s a short video of Mark and Jill – he’s sharing how long necklaces can be worn in various ways:
– Do you have a favorite piece you’ve created, or perhaps favorite jewelry collection?
The current EcoVintage collection is my favorite as I love antiques and a patina!
– Can you share just a bit about your design process – from inspiration, to determining materials, colors, textures, etc.?
I gather all sorts of materials and basically put them in front of me and that’s when the magic begins as if I love something I’ll make it work and sometimes it designs itself when certain things beg to be next to each other.
– What’s the most unique item you’ve ever turned into jewelry?
I’d have to say the vintage solid silver American coins. They are so beautiful and iconic, as well as an amazing investment. In fact, the tag line for the coin pieces is “an investment in style.”
– What are some of the more unique ways you’ve seen people wearing your pieces – in a way you may not have envisioned?
Dolly Parton has a ton of my jewelry and in a recent photography shoot she’s wearing a butterfly necklace as a hand bracelet!!
In fact, here’s a quick video of Mark showing Jill how to turn one of his bracelets into a fantastic necklace…
– Do you ever think of specific people when designing a piece of jewelry? Perhaps a friend, family member, or even a celebrity?
The age range of people who’re attracted to my jewelry literally ranges from teenagers and moms to hip grandmothers, which makes me feel so good! Normally three generations of women would not shop in the same stores, but with my work, they all love it which I love! I look at the jewelry as art and anyone or age can be attracted to a piece of art!!
– What kind of traditions do you and your friends/family recognize when it comes to jewelry, if any?
I do give jewelry to family and friends and they always love it!!!
Thank you so much Mark! We’ve heard that in addition to the fabulous Dolly Parton, his celebrity clientele includes ladies from The Real Housewives of NYC & Atlanta, Courtney Cox, Martina McBride, The Ladies of “The View” – and we can see why!
Last video share – this one of Mark sharing how nicely his necklaces layer:
Stop by steve mckenzie’s today to see some of Mark’s work in person, and possibly add a little celebrity style to your wardrobe. For a limited time, we’re offering all in-stock Mark Edge jewelry at 25% off, so please pay us a visit and take advantage of these special savings! These pieces make fantastic gifts as well, and we’re offering our gift-wrapping services through the holiday season, so there’s no reason to leave something – or nothing – unwrapped under the tree…
So, there are tons of gift guides circulating… And, sure, plenty of cool items. But we’re especially excited about this gift guide we’re sharing with you today because it’s just for the guys! If there’s any one thing we hear around this time of year it’s “what can I get my husband/father/uncle/boyfriend.”
The truth is, many of us are stumped on what to get the men in our life. Well, stumped you are no more – steve mckenzie’s is here to help with our 2014 Gift Guide for the Guys:
Starting at $44 (for a felt iPad sleeve), sleeves and cases for your guy’s beloved technology will always be well received. They’re the perfect understated accent, they’ll actually be able to use!
Here’s something your guy will forever treasure, a handsome rucksack by Colsen Keane, for steve mckenzie’s ($695 on sale for $556). The era of the murse (man-purse) is behind us, enter the rucksack – a redesigned classic from your man’s youth, this piece will only age the older it is, and he’ll find a use for it almost every day!
If this piece doesn’t fit the bill for your man, there are a number of fabulous leather gift options currently on sale on the steve mckenzie’s website; take advantage of these special savings before they’re gone!
Every southern gentleman needs a place to store his bourbon, whisky, or scotch while enjoying a fall tailgate, bonfire, or other activities where a warming drink may be needed… Help your man enjoy that drink in style with a fantastic flask, available in small and large sizes in timeless cowhide or supple ostrich leather, ranging in price from $32 to $50.
Each of these gifts is sure to elicit a smile out of even the most ornery men out there come Christmas morning. So, what’ll it be for your guy this year? Come on in today and let the team at steve mckenzie’s help you select something special for the guy in your life – we’ll even gift wrap it for you!