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THOM Magazine

I know I’m sharing this to the point of bragging, but I’m just so honored and grateful that Jessica Grace and I were included in the sixth issue of THOM Magazine.  A gorgeous publication put out by the Thomasville Center for the Arts, this issue features those who are building community in creative ways, and those who began their work with a creative collision of sorts with another like-minded individual.  That describes Gracie and I to a T – we met over coffee at The Bean Cafe one morning, and about 3 hours later we left with dreams of opening a shop in our heads.  A few months later, Maiden South was born.

Maiden South in THOM Magazine | oysters and pearls

If you’d like to read about all the other insanely talented folks featured in this issue of THOM, and would like to read our little article, too, stop by the shop this weekend (open today 10-6 and tomorrow 10-2).  We’ll have plenty of copies to share with ya.  They’re also available all over Thomasville, if you’re in the area.  Thank you to everyone who has supported our crazy little business venture over the past year and half or so.  We consider you a part of our tribe and are so grateful for your help in building our creative little community.


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One Book Thomas County



Happy Monday!  I just wanted to share another exciting literary event in our area with y’all: Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, is coming to Thomasville!

One Book Thomas County - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - oysters and pearls

I read The Happiness Project recently and can attest, it is one amazing book!  I’ve heard many refer to it as “life changing.”  Gretchen is relatable, real, and her tips she learned from her personal happiness project are easy to apply to your own life.  It’s worth a trip to The Bookshelf to pick up a copy for yourself!

I am so excited to attend Gretchen Rubin’s lecture Tuesday night – I hope you’ll join me!  Visit One Book’s Website for more event details and for ticket information, or stop by The Bookshelf and they will help you out while you get your copy. :)  See you tomorrow!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

Happy Birthday, Sweet Wheat!

He doesn’t have a facebook page or a twitter account (although he does have Instagram!), so if you see him around today, tell Wheat HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Wheat & Juin 2015 | oysters and pearls

I hope that your day is full of golf, football, Juin, fall weather, and all the sweets – I even promise not to make any sweet tooth comments!  Love you!!

And in case anyone is interested in some really great guy gifts, Wheat was thrilled with his this morning. :)  He got a new pair of briar britches from Kevin’s for his upcoming pheasant hunting trip to North Dakota (not pictured) already, but today he awoke to a Yeti cooler cup (also from Kevin’s), a shotgun shell carrier from Sturdy Brothers (not for sale online, but they’ll have them at Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival again this year!), a Sturdy Brothers Sturdy Square (a pocket square or handkerchief), and a Bixby beard comb I also picked up at our Maiden South pop up at Sturdy Brothers last week. I may or may not hope this encourages him to grow his beard again…


Not (completely) pictured is the blaze orange hat Wheat requested for his North Dakota trip.  I’m still working on it!  But Harold is obviously a huge help when it comes to hand knitted gifts.

Just in case any knitters are interested, the yarn is a superwash worsted by Sweet Georgia (colorway: Dutch) that I purchased at (where else?) Fuzzy Goat. For those of you not near Thomasville, you can find it online directly from Sweet Georgia Yarns here.  The pattern is the same one I knitted for my dad last year (and for Wheat last year using Spud & Chloe Sweater in Penguin).  You can find the pattern in my Ravelry projects here – and find & friend me on Ravelry @ oystersandpurls!

Happy Birthday, sweet Wheat!!!
Until Next Time - oysters and pearls