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A Time To Give

This past Tuesday was recognized as Giving Tuesday. During this charitable season as you are thinking about your end-of-year giving, we would love for you to consider making a donation to a local cause. While the holiday season is a joyful time for most, for some, this time of year is a struggle. Several years ago it came to our attention that there was a group of pre school age children who were living below poverty level and in need. While many local organizations step up to help meet basic needs like food, clothing, and school supplies, we decided that we wanted to take on the task of ensuring that each of these children received a Christmas present. Out of our desire to bring a bit of joy to these children during the holiday season, our non-profit organization, SA323 was born!

The SA stands for Salvage Assurance and the 323 is based on Colossians 3:23 which is the core of our mission statement: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Each December we purchase and present one wrapped gift to a group of around 100 children who might otherwise not receive anything for Christmas. We call on our friends Frosty and Rudolph to help deliver the gifts as well as provide snacks for their Santa party. 100% of the donations received are used locally to provide for these children. All donations are tax deductible and no gift is too small.

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques

If you would like to make a donation, please stop by our showroom during regular business hours or give us a call at 877-737-0554. Each donation of $100 or more received between now and December 15th will receive one of our custom Alabama wood ornaments. These ornaments are made especially for us by local artist Leldon Maxcy. We understand that there are many worthwhile organizations seeking donations during this time of year and we truly appreciate your consideration in helping us put a smile on the face of a these children that need your help!

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques

Every donation of $100 or more will receive a custom Alabama wood ornament created especially for Southern Accents by local artist Leldon Maxcy.

Bourbon & Bacon

In 2002, Southern Living editor Morgan Murphy, wrote about Southern Accents in the September issue. In reference to architectural salvage stores he referred to us as the “benchmark store to which I compare all others.” We’ve considered Morgan a friend since his very first visit to our showroom. We were thrilled when we recently received Morgan’s new book Bourbon & Bacon – The Ultimate Guide To The South’s Favorite Food Groups. Part reference guide, part recipe book, if you are not a connoisseur of bourbon or bacon, you will be after perusing the pages of this new book. The recipes are mouthwatering, each beautifully photographed in true Southern Living style. Reading the bourbon and bacon guides is simply fascinating and leaves you with a new appreciation for these culinary delights. We are working to schedule a book signing with Morgan at Southern Accents. In the mean time, if you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone who appreciates the artistry of a good bourbon or who is a fan of bacon (and aren’t we all), this book would be the perfect gift!

Bourbon & Bacon

Written by: Lisa Jones


Trunk Show – Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair – Friday, December 7th

This past Saturday was the third annual “Small Business Saturday”. Shoppers were encouraged to “Shop Small and Support Local Business”. We would like to encourage your continued support of small businesses not just for one Saturday but throughout the entire year and especially through this holiday shopping season. Therefore, we have a fun shopping event planned next week just for you!! Mark your calendars and plan to join us in Cullman, Alabama on Friday, December 7th!

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques

Southern Accents Architectural AntiquesSouthern Accents will be hosting a trunk show in our upstairs gallery from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm! Lucy Farmer of Lucy’s Lockets will showcase her vintage jewelry collection and Southern Artist Mandy Maples Phillips will return with new beautiful works of art. These gals will also be bringing other unique items and ornaments that each have handcrafted from salvaged goods. We will also have our own selection of  hand crafted items and antique goods available for purchase. All perfect for gift giving! Please bring your shopping list and join us for light refreshments and a relaxed shopping atmosphere.

3rd Street PromenadeAfter browsing our unique selection of gift items you will want to step around the corner and visit our friends at 3rd Street Promenade. 3rd Street Promenade shows work of emerging and established area artists and is a fun place to visit. They are offering a 15% discount to Southern Accents customers. Just mention you came from our Trunk Show on December 7th to receive your discount while shopping with them!

The Candle GardenYou will then want to venture a couple of blocks down to visit The Candle Garden. This beautiful shop is housed in a local landmark known as The Green House. They will be hosting their holiday open house on Friday and Saturday and are also offering a 15% discount to Southern Accents customers!

Another noteworthy event worth checking out is the Christmas Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by Cullman City Parks & Recreation. Our own Leldon Maxcy will join over 70 other vendors at the Cullman Civic Center on Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is FREE.

 Southern Accents will also be offering a discount for all our customers on Friday, December 7th! Shop with us and receive 15% off all regular priced merchandise purchases while here! Discount is not valid on wood shop services, shipping, or consignment items.

Won’t you make plans now to join us in Cullman, Alabama on Friday, December 7th for a fun day of browsing and shopping a unique selection of gift items… and don’t forget about the discounts! Hope to see you HERE!!

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