Archives for August 2016

Grand Re-Opening of Marketplace Gray

Last year, one of my very best friends, Kelly Gray, took a leap of faith, quit her career as a teacher and became the owner of Marketplace Gray. She turned her hobby into her new career and hasn’t looked back. She started out making custom signs for friends and family and her business has grown into a full fledged home interior… well, marketplace. Marketplace Gray quickly outgrew its first home in Perryville, Kentucky and Kelly has now moved her business to a larger location in Danville. The store’s Grand Re-Opening is this Saturday and I would love to see you there! Details are at the end of this post.

MPG logo signKelly is basically Kentucky’s version of Joanna Gaines and she has TONS of amazing vintage and farmhouse style furniture and decorating pieces. She travels the region to find the most unique and detailed pieces of furniture and then she restores them into new gorgeous pieces that are works of art.

unnamedThis is a sneak peek into the Marketplace Gray store. Isn’t it awesome?!? SO many adorable things and all styled SO well! She has an amazing line of home furnishings and also sells Kentucky for Kentucky apparel. The last shirt I bought at Marketplace Gray says, “I love you to Kentucky and back.” I think I wore it to training camp a dozen times. Hah! And an added bonus to the cuteness… their shirts are SO soft!

MPGKelly still makes custom signs as well. Check out the City Subway Art and Porch Signs she recently made! She can literally do *anything*! I have several of her signs hanging in my house and hope to add a few more for our forever house too! And, did I mention she’s also an official Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist? Yep, the girl has everything you need!
-1MPG Porch sign
I would love it if you would stop by and say hi to Kelly on Saturday at her Grand Re-Opening! The details are below and there will be door prizes, food AND I get to be there! It’s my first time being home for one of Kel’s events and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate her new location.

MPG Grand Reopening

Hair Bow Pre-Sale

Before I had babies (that feels like a lifetime ago), I had a small (read: teeny tiny) online business called Allie Rae’s Boutique. I’ve always loved to make things and thought an online business would be perfect for our busy lifestyle and it was… for a while. After going back to school and having babies, I let it drop to the wayside and just created things for friends and family. The main thing I sold through my online store was hair bows. I LOVE bows! Little girls (and big girls) NEED bows in their hair. They just do. Bows are cute, they can make bed head look great in a flash and they are a necessity… at least in our house anyway.

When we lived in Denver, hardly anyone ever wore bows, so I’m pretty sure it’s a southern thing. Everyone always commented on Lyla Rae’s bows when we lived there. Not because they were anything over-the-top, but just that she was wearing one. As soon as we moved to Atlanta all the little girls wore them and we were back to just another little girl. Instead of *the* girl in the *bow*. Hah!

I’ve had a few people ask about ordering and after much thought, I’ve decided to do a bow pre-sale! Ahhh… Pretty sure I’ve lost my mind, but here goes nothing.

Hair Bow Pre-Sale
– All bows are handmade by yours truly.
– Bows will begin shipping in three weeks.
– Each order has a $5 flat rate shipping charge.
– Bows are secured with elastic AND needle and thread.
– Since each bow is handmade, sizes are approximate.
– See below for size comparison photos to determine which size you need to order.

How to order:
View the color chart and bow option chart below. Then e-mail me at allison.tamme@gmail.com with your order. Please include bow type(s), color(s), number of bow(s) and your Paypal e-mail address. You will then receive an invoice and I will begin to work on your order. All invoices must be paid within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled. Since, this is my first pre-sale, I will be cutting it off after the first 25 orders (not bows, but orders). Another order will open back up after this round ships.

 

Bow Presale options

Bow Colors for Presale

Here are a few comparison pictures to help you judge the size of the bows.

Bow Presale

IMG_5711This is Lyla Rae in the mini bow. She is 2 years old and is 36″ tall.

IMG_2946Here she is in the large bow. This is the size she wears daily.

IMG_5723This is the XL bow. We wear these for special occasions or if we are feeling especially sassy!

IMG_5713This is the large bow clipped onto the headband. Isn’t this style cute? I haven’t really tried these on her yet, but I think we may start!

IMG_4527This is my niece Lucy and nephew Sam. For some reason Sam doesn’t like wearing my bows? Lucy is wearing one of my mega bows in shocking pink. She is 6 years old and is 48″ tall.

IMG_3422And for the grand finale: Here is yours truly modeling the cheer bow. Don’t all cheerleaders have stray gray hairs and wrinkles these days?!?

Again, to order e-mail me your bow color(s), bow type(s) and Paypal address to allison.tamme@gmail.com.

Please let me know if you have any questions!