Monthly Archives: October 2015

Friends of the Cafe Dinner: Southern Makers

This past weekend Alabama ChaninSouthern Makers and The Oxford American presented the Friends of the Cafe Dinner with Atlanta-based Chef Anne Quatrano. The dinner was held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Factory in Florence, Alabama. The cost of the event included cocktails, dinner, and the very first Maker Box created through a collaboration between Oxford American Magazine and Southern Makers.

Friends of the Cafe Dinner - Southern Makers

The Oxford American is a non-profit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. The magazine, founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi, relocated to Arkansas in the early 2000’s, under the auspices of a newly formed nonprofit organization called The Oxford American Literary Project. In addition to publishing the Oxford American, the Literary Project is dedicated to promoting literacy and exploring Southern culture through various other creative endeavors.

Both having been created and developed in the deep south, the Oxford American supports the entrepreneurial spirit of Southern Makers. Our goals are similar; to explore and promote quality, hand crafted and one-of-a-kind goods to a larger market and exposing gifted artists with unique talents to a greater audience. In an attempt to spread the word about Southern Makers and the makers who participate, the Oxford American website will feature a revolving selection of Southern Maker-approved goods in their online store. Additionally, Oxford American Magazine is offering a “Maker Box” as a subscription upgrade. In the coming weeks, those who purchase an annual subscription to the Oxford American will be offered the opportunity to upgrade their subscription to include the Maker Box which will contain a curated selection of goods from Southern Makers participants.

Each attendee of the Friends of the Cafe Dinner received a Maker Box.

Each attendee of the Friends of the Cafe Dinner received a Maker Box.

We were honored to be part of this unique event. It was a fun evening and we look forward to future collaborations!


Framed

Visit Southern Accents showroom in downtown Cullman, Alabama and you will quickly see that we have an immense love and appreciation for finding ways to repurpose salvaged goods. One of the ways in which we repurpose some of our gorgeous salvaged wood and beadboard is by turning them into picture frames. Our salvaged wood frames are available in a wide variety of wood colors and sizes: 5×7 – $25, 8×10 – $35, and 11×14 – $45. Each rustic, one-of-a-kind frame is hand crafted by local artist Leldon Maxcy.

Hand crafted, salvaged wood frames available in a wide variety of colors in three sizes!

Hand crafted, salvaged wood frames available in a wide variety of colors in three sizes!

Through our collaborations with Leldon, in addition to our gorgeous salvaged wood frames, we also have a great selection of salvaged wood State of Alabama cut outs. These are available in two sizes and a wide variety of color options. Choose from 10″ long for $25 and 14″ for $35.

Hand crafted, salvaged wood, State of Alabama cutouts available in various colors in two size options.

Hand crafted, salvaged wood, State of Alabama cutouts available in various colors in two size options.


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