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Meet Kathy

Meet Kathy Zoe Adams  Social Media Marketing Manager for Carlyn Smith Creations Kathy is a team member at our shop! She has been with us since October 2018, just after moving to Maryland from Ohio, where she lived for most of her life.  Kathy’s experience with furniture painting goes back 20 years, where she re-purposed vintage furniture and sold it at flea markets, art shows, and a shop she previously worked at in Ohio. Her favorite part of her job is styling the shop, and she loves using Dixie Belle’s Kudzu. She spends her free time with her triplet grand...

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Meet Stephanie!

Meet Stephanie! Zoe Adams Social Media Marketing Manager for Carlyn Smith Creations  Meet Stephanie, a team member at our shop! Stephanie has been working with us since October 2018. She works on furniture in the shop and also paints custom cabinets with Megan.  Stephanie has been an artist her entire life. She started creating art when she was a young girl, when her mom let her draw on the walls of her bedroom. That led to her painting to relieve stress, and eventually brought her to our store! Her favorite part of her job is taking an old piece and...

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Meet Ariel

Meet Ariel  Zoe AdamsSocial Media Marketing Manager for Carlyn Smith Creations This is Ariel, a team member at Carlyn Smith Creations. Ariel started her very first job here almost two years ago. Although Ariel is our youngest employee, she is full of talent and creativity. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know all of the regular customers that come into our shop! Ariel has experience in painting furniture, as well as fabric, which she taught herself using video tutorials on YouTube. Her favorite Dixie Belle Paint color is Buttercream. When Ariel isn’t at work, she can be...

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Meet Pattie

Meet Pattie Zoe Adams Social Media Marketing Manager at Carlyn Smith Creations. Meet Pattie, a team member here at Carlyn Smith Creations. Pattie is from Perry Hall, Maryland, and has been at our store for one year.  Pattie’s favorite part of her job is painting furniture. She has been painting for many years and finds it to be a great escape!  When she paints, she enjoys finishing her pieces with waxes that Dixie Belle offers. Her favorite Dixie Belle Paint color is Vintage Duck Egg, and her favorite Dixie Belle Wax is White. One of Pattie’s hobbies is floral arranging....

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Our Top Gifts for Teachers this Year

Our Top Five Gifts for Teachers With winter break rapidly approaching and holiday parties coming up at school, you might be wondering what to get your child's teacher this year. We have selected five categories of gifts that would be perfect to show your appreciation for your child's teacher. The best part is, they are all under $20.  Candles There's nothing like a good candle to help someone unwind after a long day. Help your child's teacher unwind with one! We have a variety of holiday scents, as well as scents that are great all year long. Choose from Mulberry,...

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