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SHOP TALK: We Are Moving on Up

 

Hi friends and fam!

If you are on our newsletter list you received our big news already! But we’re excited to share that WE ARE MOVING!

We opened up shop in the Belvedere Courtyard a little over a year and a half ago, in September 2016. The courtyard was a great incubator space that we stumbled upon on a downtown discovery stroll one day earlier that year. After calling on the spot to inquire about the lease terms, we pulled it together and made a long time dream a reality.

Here’s a look around. Mind you these photos (by our beloved Rachel Garrison) came after a quick 1.5 month long mini-renovation. Sarah flexed her design muscle with new materials for a better bathroom and mini-kitchen. Plus we added a custom pillow wall shelving unit and cut out a new doorway into what we styled as the bedroom, making for a better retail flow. The shop was set up like an apartment, which suited us well for displaying our new bath, bed, living and kitchen collections.

Since opening, Sarah and I have learned a lot, namely that the retail adage “location is everything” is super real. We have certainly built plenty of wonderful friendships within the SOPI community back in the courtyard, but we can’t wait to get up on the main drag and see more of that foot traffic that we missed by being tucked away, out of sight. Sarah and team asked almost every guest that walked through the door how they came by us and more often than not, the answer was something along the lines of “just wondering around town and found my way back here.”

Wait! You mean it wasn’t because of all our hard work posting pretty pics on Instagram, our buckets of duckets on local magazine and newspaper ads or a Word-of-Mouth referral? I’m sure those efforts paid off as well, but the foot traffic opportunities on Broad will surely enhance our bottom line! Don’t you think?

Even our neon dream sign couldn’t attract all the attention we crave! (But we love all the great compliments we received.)

Feedback on the shop, the mini-kitchen and the updates that we performed to get this former salon in shape for our collection has been super encouraging. We’ve ended landed a few design and staging gigs from it, as we hoped.

We are looking forward to bringing our vision to another space in downtown Southern Pines, but we do admit that dropping bonus cash dollars on a Moroccan cement tile, shipped from LA was a splurge that maybe didn’t translate in the courtyard. So, we’ll perform the upfit a little bit more conservatively on the next space. We’ll add a TEOT kitchenette in due time, but in the interest of getting back into the game sooner than later, we’re cooking up a plan to open on Broad street asap with the essentials.

Some design brainstorming needs to be done, lickety splitly. We should have access soon to get measurements and start pulling quotes for the basics like painting and electrical.

So where are we moving? It’s literally right around the corner, not even a full half mile away. We’ll be setting up shop at 168 Broad Street, right by the Ice Cream Parlor… which should make Sarah’s little girls REAL happy, since now shop days will mean Ice Cream Days too.

So, if you are local, please join us at the shop in the courtyard on Friday evening from 5-7pm for a fond farewell with cocktails and sales. And we’ll keep you posted on the progress at the new spot!

PS. If you aren’t local… use the coupon code MOVINONUP at checkout for 20% off your entire order, all the things – even SALE items.
 

The Estate of Things is moving on up! A new spot in town opened up and it's just exactly where we wanted to go next. So…

Posted by Betsy Moyer on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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YEAR END SALE

Hi friends.

We are hosting our first ever clearance sale at TEOT.

Sarah and I are both aiming to move a lot of the current collection out to make way for the next batch of goodies. We are ever thirsty for new designs, new vibes, new mixes, new TEOTy good stuff for 2017.

Our constant desire for newnew, is your opportunity to save!

Here is a quick rundown of what is going down.

Online – everything is 25% off. Use coupon code TREATYOURSELF at checkout.
In Store – everything is 25% off, unless otherwise marked with a further discount. For example Furniture floor models are a MUST-GO and are marked down to 40%.

If you do not live in the Southern Pines, NC area, but you are interested in a large furniture item, you should definitely holler at us and we’ll see what we can arrange. We’ve marked these items down on Chairish as well, which provides great White Glove delivery for large items at a very fair price. (aka, much cheaper than any that we can arrange since they do such high volume shipping.)

If you were the lucky recipient of a TEOT Gift Card, it applies.

Also, I will be posting a selection of sale items to the @shopteot Instagram page & The Estate of Things on Facebook – with special prices for our followers. So, get on that here!

Stay tuned for more and go get your shop on.

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Holiday Cupcake Crawl

 

We’re pretty stoked to be hosting this cupcake crawl in downtown Southern Pines tomorrow night.  You can swing by our spot for a taste of the Gingerbread cupcake with a white chocolate icing! Yum.

Thursday, December 15th 6-8pm

Join us along with our friendly retailers on West Pennsylvania Ave for extended holiday shopping hours. There will be loads of great deals for gifting and best of all, mini cupcakes! Hit up every spot. There will be one holiday flavor at each participating shop so come try them all.

 

Participants include

The Estate of Things
Stock up on stocking stuffers &
Enjoy massive markdowns on TEOT original designs
Gingerbread with White Chocolate Icing

R. Riveter
Owned by Military Spouses.
Providing portable careers to Military Spouses.
Producing quality handbags and purses, hand crafted by Military Spouses.
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

MossHound Designs
Handmade Macrame and artful items by local makers
Chocolate Peppermint Cupakes


Wine & Design

These events sounds like a great holiday gift idea for your girl gang.
Stop in for special $20 class signups.
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream and Candied Pecans

I MEAN….???
THAT’S GONNA BE GOOD

MUCHOS GRACIAS to C Cups CupCakery for the wonderful holiday flavors!

SHARE AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK!

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Gifts for the Global Wanderer

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Hi everybody!

We are moving right along. Today’s holiday gift ideas are for your friends with the wanderlust.

Ah, does she appreciate a good escape.

Whether it is through her latest adventures abroad, a good cultural read or her addiction to her textiles stash.

The global wanderer appreciates the quality of handiwork that is evident in her collections from around the world. She lives vicariously through the products she collects from the far reaches, whether she’s traveled there in person or not.

This is a little piece of what that looks like. Find all of these items and shop the entire Global Wanderer Gift collection on TEOT, here.

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A travel tin candle, to elevate your surroundings and make them more homey, even when you are on the road.

A pom-pom bag swag to make your luggage easier to spot when its coming down the claim belt.

Handwoven Rwandan earrings for a little global Holiday bling.

A hemp wristlet for easy access to your cellphone and your passport.

This insanely gorgeous Hmong Tribal embroidery on a pillow.

A lovely African basket to corral all of the trinkets that you’ve collected.

And a hand dyed Shibori Journal for the collected memories.

Lastly, this rich and luxurious example of an Uzbek Suzani to drape over your couch or your table, or add to your textiles stash, to remind you of the beauty of the handmade items from all over the globe.

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ADD THIS! Vintage African White Mudcloth

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If you aren’t yet hip to the Vintage African textiles trend, get up on it y’all.

Mudcloth, in it’s exciting tribal patterns as well as the many indigos and ikats that we are seeing, are all the rage.

Today, we celebrate the wonderful addition that a white mudcloth pillow brings to any pillow grouping, regardless of your style. We love the boho maximal goodness that is everywhere we turn, but we also really appreciate a more subtle, if not sophisticated application of these nubby, textured and soft textiles.

The black and white pattern plays nicely with other colors and patterns and will likely pair well with your current decor. It’s an easy addition for a new flair.

Cruise on over to shop TEOT and see what we have in stock in white mudcloth. We think your home will sing with the addition of one of these global goodies!

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