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Our Holiday Gift Guides!

Gift Guides Holiday Under 20

Our Holiday Gift Guides  We know that choosing gifts for the holiday's can be overwhelming, but we're here to help! We have compiled a list of our favorite gifts in several price ranges, so no matter your budget, we have got you covered. Under $20 Under $20  First up, our gift guide under $20. These gifts could be perfect for a variety of instances, including secret Santa exchanges and stocking stuffers! The gifts range from socks to jewelry, making it hard to not find something that you love! Check out our video to see what our favorites are!  Under $50 ...

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Meet Sharon!

dixie bell furniture paint sharon

Meet Sharon! Zoe Adams Social Media Marketing Manager for Carlyn Smith Creations.  This is Sharon, co-owner of Carlyn Smith Creations. Sharon is from Bel Air, Maryland. Sharon brings over 40 years of furniture painting experience to our store. Her favorite part of the business is hunting for old pieces and bringing them a new life. She loves the history of old pieces, and often thinks about that when she is hunting. Sharon’s favorite Dixie Belle colors are Coffee Bean, Drop Cloth, and Dried Sage. When Sharon isn’t at the store painting furniture, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Here’s one...

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Are you Carlyn?

Are you Carlyn?

Are You Carlyn? Megan Knauer  Co-Owner of Carlyn Smith Creations Are you Carlyn? This is a question I get asked weekly as one of the owners of Carlyn Smith Creations.  And it used to frustrate me.  Seems like a very obvious question to ask someone when you walk into a store with a person’s name on it, right?  So why would it bother me so much?  This question pulls up a ton of emotions for me because although I am not Carlyn, the store is named in memory of my sister, Carlyn Smith Iannuzzi (Carly).  However, if you are new to our store, you would have...

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