When I was in 8th grade, my Mom started teaching 2nd grade at my school. I thought it was the best thing to EVER happen to me! I would rush to her classroom every day to help after school. I would grade papers, sharpen pencils, and best of all - create her bulletin boards. I had GRAND creative visions and my mom would often look at me puzzled. Envisioning the ideas was not in her skillset, but trusted me (even at that young of age) to make it a reality. I've held onto that trust and the knowledge that not everyone is creative. Or maybe they simply don't have the time (or patience!) to implement creative ideas. Just like my mom, my Old Southern Charm clients usually fall into those two categories too. Working one-on-one with each customer ensures that I understand the need for the OSC product as well as the original idea or motivation for the purchase. Spending a little extra time upfront results in the customer's creative vision becoming a reality.
So you may be wondering when Old Southern Charm came into existence (no it certainly wasn't in 8th grade!). I launched Old Southern Charm a little over 10 years ago. It began as an online art gallery for my fine art work, but as I transitioned into mom life, I found myself struggling to find the time to paint and participate in art shows. A friend who owned a paper goods store saw one of my christening gown paintings and suggested it might make a great invitation. That small piece of encouragement lead to a business pivot in 2016. A "One-Stop Hospitality Shop" was born and now Old Southern Charm provides many of the party essentials that would normally take a client two or three or four (!) errands. As a working mom with young kiddos, I know the pressure on time well. There’s literally no better feeling than to hand over your to-do list! I love being able to provide these services to my clients, just like I did for my mom with her bulletin boards.
Thanks for the learning a little about me and the history of Old Southern Charm. I can't wait to learn more about you and your next project! Please feel free to email me with questions or just reach out to brainstorm together at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Love and Gratitude,