Dec, 4th at 7pm
We're having a very special event and you're invited! Please join us on Dec. 4th at 7pm at Southport Antique Mall for our Social Media Workshop! Do you want to learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, Craigslist and other online service to promote your booth and drive your sales? Whether you've started some social media marketing but want to learn how to take it to the next level or you are just starting out and don't know a tweet from a post, we can help. Please attend our social media workshop to learn insider tips and learn to start using social media like a pro. We will be teaching how to gain fans and continue to engage them. This information will all be catered specifically to antique dealers, providing insights that typical how-to guides can't. This workshop is free to Southport Antique Mall dealers and ten dollars for the general public.
I can’t believe it is already Storewide Sale time! Our semiannual storewide sale is a very exciting time for Southport Antique Mall. We get lots of new guests, as well as visits from our dedicated regular customer base who wait half the year for the event. For those of you who have not participated in the sale before, here are some things to remember…
• All credit card fees are waived, so guests can pay however they like and we pick up the
EVERYTHING in your booth is on sale! So keep that in mind, the percentage off that you
have chosen will be deducted on every item sold. This includes items marked “Firm”
and SALE tags. Please feel free to adjust your pricing accordingly.
• The sale is a wonderful way to clear out some of your stale merchandise to make room for new and exciting items for the Holiday season. We always hope for total participation so if you have not signed up be sure to give us a call and tell us what discount you would like to offer for our special weekend.
“Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat!” We are fortunate to get a lot of holiday shoppers during this busy season. Feel free to clean up and spruce up your spaces to prepare for them! I love the feeling at the store around this time. It is full of fun and Christmas cheer.
We hope everyone has enjoyed watching the mall evolve into its new look. Thank you so much for your patience with our painters and our contractors. We are very excited to complete the work with signage and awnings! Here we grow again!
Mom and I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving-we are especially thankful for each one of you, for you ARE Southport Antique Mall! We would also like to emphasize how very blessed and thankful we are for our amazing staff. We love you and appreciate each and every day you are with us.
Be thankful and blessed!
This month we are featuring our behind the scenes heroes, Dee and Krissy. Dee and Krissy are our awesome office team. They keep things running and keep the lights on. Dee and Krissy are always there to pinch hit when the mall gets busy. Leaving their office duties behind, and picking up keys and radios to help customers. Take a minute to get to know them better!!!
Favorite Word: Seriously?
Favorite spot in the mall: That's hard I love it all.
Years at Southport Antique Mall: 2yrs
Best antiquing tip: Buy it when you see it.
Favorite things about working at SAM: The family that we are... and shopping.
Favorite Word: I have 2 favorite words... Kasey and Maddie (my two beautiful daughters) They are music to my ears.
Collects: I love Christmas decorations!! I'm a fanatic!!!
Favorite spot in the mall: Every booth in the mall. I cannot choose just one!!!
Years at Southport Antique Mall: 2 wonderful years
Best antiquing tip: Shop the Southport Antique Mall!!!
Favorite things about working at SAM: My fellow employees. I gained a whole new family the day I joined the team. I have such a fun time working with every single one of them!
Tis’ the season for festive gatherings, which means you’ll be spending many evenings as someone’s guest. Everyone tires of bringing the same tried and true host gifts. Every host by the end of the night has been gifted at least three bottles of wine, an assortment of chocolates and a poinsettia. So make your gift stand out from the crowd by pushing past the norm to the especially thoughtful.
Being extra thoughtful doesn’t have to mean extra cost and time. Heading to a pitch-in or family dinner? Consider bringing your dish in an adorable casserole dish from Southport Antique Mall and leaving the serving piece as a host gift. Finding a casserole dish that matches your host’s kitchen is a lovely personal touch. Alternatively bringing a holiday-themed serving piece is nice for a host who always entertains during the holidays. If your attending a family gathering at a first time hosts’ house consider bringing a hint of the past with you by getting nostalgic and finding a serving dish just like Grandma used to use.
If your not bringing a hot dish but baking instead put all of your sweet treats in a cookie jar. Cookie jars make great non-traditional host gifts. Another outside the box idea involves an old tradition. Giving the gift of salt, traditionally, brings good luck to a household and blesses the home assuring that all who live there never know hunger. Put a modern twist on this old world tradition by gifting your hosts’ salt and pepper shakers.
Even if you decide to go with a more traditional host gift, making small tweaks can allow them to stand out among the rest. Gifting alcohol? Pair it with a fun cocktail shaker or an elegant decanter. Bringing fresh flowers? Gift a vase too, not only does this make your gift lasting but it also prevents the host from having to look for a vase. Remember no matter what you settle on Southport Antique Mall can help you be the perfect guest this Holiday season. Stop by and be sure to let us know what you’re looking for, we’d love to help you find it.
Searching for the perfect décor isn’t always easy. We are always looking for that centerpiece that is just the right height, size, and color. And when we finally find the perfect one, it breaks the bank. Shopping at the Southport Antique Mall can help you remedy this problem! Do-It-Yourself centerpieces are a perfect way to personalize your holiday while saving oodles of cash and getting that perfect piece. In this issue, we are going to take a look at how to make multiple centerpieces with just 40 dollars and some creativity. Instead of buying one 50-dollar centerpiece, you are able to create multiple décor items that are unique to you and your style. Follow the picture storyline below to find out just how easy it all is!
*If you would like to view the slide show in an un-automated format, just simply click through the thumbnails below the main picture.