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Hi, everyone.  This is a shout out to my friends, family, and favorite customers: I just nominated Caldwell Collection to win a $35k  small business grant from Intuit at LoveALocalBusiness.com.  This is a major cash prize that would make all the difference in 2010.  Please click the link to help me win!

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Claridge & King is a collection of women’s loungewear inspired by classic menswear fabrics and tailoring.  The company was founded in 2008 by sisters, Laurann Claridge and Lizbeth King.  We now carry their popular “His is Hers” oxford cloth shirts ($105), which “you’ll live in, play in and sleep in” according to Lizbeth.  The colors are: white, pink and blue.  Sizes range from XS to XL, or 0-16.

Other features: 100% oxford cloth cotton; mother-of-pearl buttons; packaged in striped button sham; classic center placket on front; box pleat on back, under yoke; and soft collars and cuffs.  Monogram options will be available early next year.

[photo courtesy of Claridge & King]

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It’s that time of year again!  We’re pleased to welcome Nashville artist Ben Caldwell for his annual Winter Show on Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12, 2009.  Store Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm.  Joining him, as their schedules permit, will be the following special guests:
Scott Witherow of Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Company, Nashville, TN — This chef-turned-chocolatier will be serving his Mexican hot chocolate, which is made from Olive & Sinclair’s artisan chocolate ($6/bar).
Luci Crow, who’ll be representing her friend Kelly Joseph of Seaside, FL — Kelly’s popular jewelry designs are made of leather cording and high-quality pearls ($60 – $650).
Mike Quaranta & Marston Maddox of Two Good Dogs, Nashville, TN — This local company makes all-natural Granola Barks dog treats ($5/bag).  Both recently graduated from the Owen Business School at Vanderbilt.
Sarah Scarborough of Partners Tea Company, Nashville, TN — Sarah will be discussing and serving tea made from her organic and fair trade tea company ($10/tin).
Bob Schatz, Photographer, Nashville, TN —   Bob recently published a book, Nashville By Design: Architectual Treasures, which is becoming one of this season’s best-selling Christmas gifts ($48.95).
[special thanks to Caroline Allison and Bob Schatz for use of these photographs]

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For starters, I’ve been in business for 10+ years, which is reason enough to celebrate.  I see it as a way to communicate with friends, family, the media, my customers, and the “world at large” in an easy, informal manner.  Just last month, I put up a store Facebook page and started doing Twitter.  Prior to that, it was an eBay store, email newsletters, and a website.  So a blog seems like the next logical step.

This past summer has been a productive one.  I’m representing two new artists, Clay Binkley and Kirke Martin, which brings the total up to six.  I plan on profiling each in upcoming posts.   Also, a talented floral designer, Jessica Gainey, is working here on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 11 am – 3 pm.  On the morning of her first day, an interior designer asked Jessica to do 35+ arrangements for a client’s newly built house in Williamson County.  Within three weeks, the materials were ordered in and they were done!

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