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Have You Been Pinned?

Southern Accents has developed a fascination with Pinterest over the past year. We enjoy seeing all the creative ideas, specifically projects that re-purpose salvaged goods, turning them into useful items or beautiful works of art. We appreciate that Pinterest provides a venue for us to showcase pictures of our own creations as well as those of our customers. We have created a Pinterest board titled “Project Spotlight”. On this board we have pinned completed project pictures from Southern Accents as well as many from our awesome customers.

This picture was sent to us by Sara Lassiter. Sara purchased the salvaged industrial cart from Southern Accents and turned it into a beautiful conversation piece. This is another one of our favorite finished project pictures!

This picture was sent to us by Sara Lassiter. Sara purchased the salvaged industrial cart from Southern Accents and turned it into a beautiful conversation piece. This is one of our favorite finished project pictures!

Working in the architectural salvage business, most items enter and exit our store as salvage. We LOVE that our customers browse through our showroom and warehouses and see the beauty and potential of the old, used, often worn items. We get excited when they select a piece and share with us their ideas and vision of what they want to do with it. Unfortunately, we don’t often get to see the finished project. Except… on the occasions when our customers send us pictures of those finished projects! In case we haven’t said this before, we LOVE to receive pictures from our customers! Small piles of salvaged wood turned into a work of art, a spectacular antique mantel that finds a new home, an old door restored to it’s former beauty… seeing pictures of the finished projects inspires us in our continued efforts to rescue these architectural treasures.

Ed and Laura Sergeant purchased the porch that we salvaged from an 1890 Victorian house in Little Rock, Arkansas and had it added to their own beautiful home. This is one of our favorite finished project pictures!

Ed and Laura Sergeant purchased the porch that we salvaged from an 1890 Victorian house in Little Rock, Arkansas and had it added to their own beautiful home. This is another one of our favorite finished project pictures!

This past week we have been gathering many of the wonderful pictures that have been emailed to us or posted on our Facebook page this past year. We invite you to browse our Pinterest board and see if you have been PINNED! If not, we invite you to send us your pictures! If you have purchased items from Southern Accents in the past, we want to see pictures of your finished projects. Please feel free to post pictures to our Facebook page or e-mail them to lisa@sa1969.com. Please include your name and any information that you would like to share with us about your project. We look forward to seeing and sharing your work!

The use of salvaged wood and ceiling tin in Justin Dyar's lake home blew us away!

The use of salvaged wood and ceiling tin in Justin Dyar’s lake home blew us away!

This magnificent door was custom built by Southern Accents from a slab of salvaged wood for customer Ann Pollard.

This magnificent door was custom built by Southern Accents from a slab of salvaged wood for customer Ann Pollard.


Are You Socially Plugged In?

Southern Accents, realizing the important role social media now plays in marketing and communication, has worked really hard over this past year to build a presence via a variety of social media outlets. While most of you are probably familiar with social media, some of you may still be hesitant to jump on board! We would like to introduce you to the various outlets that we are using, familiarize you with how we are using them and encourage you to “plug in” and follow along with us!

Newsletter – Our primary source and best method of communication is through our weekly newsletter. Our goal is to provide a variety of interesting content that will entertain, educate, enlighten, and encourage our readers. We appreciate all the feedback that we receive and encourage you to share our writings with others. If you are a new subscriber, you can view back issues online by visiting our Newsletter page.

Southern Accents BlogBlog – Each week we take the main content from our newsletter and post it to our blog. At times we will expand on a story or add additional photos to the blog post. With our blog, we have created a searchable database of information related to architectural salvage. Many of our stories contain historical data that is now publicly recorded for future use. We encourage you to subscribe to our blog. It’s easy… just visit the blog, scroll down and look for the “Follow Blog via E-mail” on the right hand side. Add your e-mail address and click the “Follow” button.

Southern Accents on FacebookFacebook – Although Facebook has made many changes over the past year that has directly affected our ability to communicate with our followers, Facebook is still a driving force in the social media market. We use Facebook to alert our followers to new architectural and antique finds as they are added to our showroom. We also share DIY and decorating ideas, local events, and more. There are a few things you can do to ensure that you see our posts. 1) Go to our Facebook page and mouse over the like button. Check “Get Notifications”. 2) You can also mouse over the like button and click on “Settings”. You can then select “All Updates”. 3) Mouse over the like button and add us to an “Interest” list. It can be an existing list that you have already created or you can create one just for us!

Southern Accents on PinterestPinterest – Pinterest is an online “pin board” that allows us to post and share our own original pictures and ideas as well as ideas from all the incredibly talented and creative folks who are finding unique ways to repurpose salvaged goods. If you love salvaged goods as much as we do, we encourage you to visit and follow our boards. Pinterest is a great resource for DIY enthusiasts!

Southern Accents on TwitterTwitter – We use Twitter to send out short notices and reminders of events that Southern Accents is involved in. We also “tweet” about new arrivals to our showroom. If you are a twitter user please follow us! We don’t want you to miss a thing!

Southern Accents on InstagramInstagram – They say a picture paints a thousand words and we would have to agree! We have so many beautiful pieces in our showroom and we love to share our pictures with you! If you have a smart phone but haven’t discovered Instagram we invite you to check it out. Instagram allows users to capture and share the world’s moments with snapshots. Follow Southern Accents on Instagram: @saaa1969

We appreciate our customers. You allow us to continue to do what we love: rescue, restore and protect architectural elements of historical significance. Follow us online or visit our showroom! We are open Tuesday – Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Written by:
Lisa Jones
Southern Accents Webmaster/Marketing


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