Made in Mississippi Blog
Two Tips for a Home Refresh after the Holidays: from Cait Waite Designs
I don’t know about you, but after every Holiday Season, when the tree is taken down, my home has this feeling of emptiness. It’s so palpable, that my husband even notices! This year, I urge you to lean in to those feelings! In this post, I am going to lay out two major tips to use the fullness of Christmas décor to make some minor adjustments to your home that will leave you with that same warmth and charm you feel during the Holiday season all year long!
Drapery Series #4: Adding trim.
To customize your drapery panels further, a decorative trim can be added along the leading edge. Our workroom is only able to offer this customization for local pick-up only. Learn what size trim is best and how we apply the trim for the most professional finish.
Drapery Series #1: Fabric Selection
We offer eight colorways for purchase from Fabricut's Pacific Linen and Rosemary Linen collection. Learn how to choose just the right fabric for your space. Other colorways and fabric blends may be available upon request.
Drapery Series #3: Accommodating Drapery Hardware
It is important to be sure your drapery hardware can accommodate the drapery panels your purchase. Whether you intend your panels to be stationary or functional, learn how to hang drapery panels appropriately and learn how many drapery rings you need for each panel width we offer.
Drapery Series #2: How to Measure
Measuring windows is one of the most complicated parts of ordering drapery panels. It is important to be sure the panels will fit as you expect them to. Learn how to measure and how to determine the right width and length for your space.
It is with Thanksgiving.
It's hard for me to believe that the end of this year completes the shop's third year in operation. It's been a wild ride since I opened this shop full-time at the end of 2019: first C*VID, then supply chain issues, now inflation, and potentially that dreaded "R" word that seems to be lurking around the corner. Earlier this week, I was reading a story of a local Mississippi business that is closing its doors effective immediately. All 2700+ employees were laid off without any notice. It's absolutely heartbreaking, and the news comes at the worst time of the year. These stories seem to be more common lately as our economic forecast grows a bit more grim each day. Even with COVID and supply chain issues in my first two years, it was fairly easy to sell my pillows. We all had money to spend, and we were all eager to freshen up our homes that had now become our offices. But something changed this summer. What should've been a big sales month in July turned into my first month of negative growth. That stung a bit, and it certainly brought about a bit of anxiety thinking this might be the new normal for a while.