This month we welcome six new dealers to the Southport family. Welcome to the family, we're glad you're here!
Employee Spotlight: Janice Siler
Favorite word: "oh really" & S$#*
Favorite spot in the mall: 116b where I keep my junk, but really every where I love working here
Years at Southport Antique Mall: 5 years as staff more as a dealer
Best antiquing tip: Think outside the box, then decorate the box
Favorite things about working at SAM: I just love the dealers, customers and co-workers. I love helping everyone and being part of the team.
Funniest work experience: It’s funny here everyday.
We asked Janice's Co-workers for one word to describe her: Suzy: Mighty Mouse or true friend, Max: Hard worker, Geri: Hyperactive, Alissa: Dedicated, hard-working, friend, loyal and patient. Jane: Treasured.
Bridesmaid and groomsmen’s gift are the couple’s chance to express how much their attendants’ participation means to them. Although tradition dictates matching gifts there is no reason that each gift can’t be as unique as your attendants. Most attendant gifts fall into one of three categories: Wearable, Engravable, or Nostalgic.
What is your favorite item to
Dusting powder tins, high top baby shoes, and 40-50's kitchen items
What types of items can customers expect to find in your booth?
Vintage baby/children items, 40-60's kitchen items and a mix of everything else.
How many years have you been dealing in antiques?
I have been at SAM for 10 yrs, but set up at flea markets back in the 70's
How did you get interested in antiques and antiquing?
My Grandmother and aunt Patsy always had and eye for what would be collectable. I went to auctions with them as a child.
What is your best antiquing tip for customers?
Set a budget, buy what you love and buy when you see it.
Drab to Fab
Ideas for wedding planning are not only pulled from the pages of magazines, they can also be pulled from our own imaginations. Why decorate how everyone else is? Why not add your own personality and design aesthetics to your wedding by creating unique decorations that reflect both your wedding theme and you and your partner. Not only does the extra effort add individuality to your wedding, but it is also a wonderful way to save money that could be used for spending on the honeymoon or it could even mean the difference between the venue you like and one that you love. Below are some do-it-yourself decor ideas to get your own creativity flowing and begin the process of making your decorations your own.