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Amelia Presents

Since opening in 2009, owner Erin Austen Abbott has received international attention, from the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Design Sponge, Daily Candy, Anthology, Design Love Fest and many, many more.

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We are so thrilled to bring you all of our finds, some of which you can't find anywhere else as we work with many artists directly to create exclusive items for Amelia. Most everything in the shop was designed and made in the USA, leaving some shelf space for a few European and Canadian lines as well. We carry a little something for everyone, from housewares to stationery to jewelry to baby items.

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Amelia does pop-ups which are a fun, different way of shopping. They also have a little stall at BTC in Water Valley which was a nice surprise.

Credit to: Mississippi Museum of Art member

Last week I found myself in High Point, North Carolina, for fall furniture market. And yes, I have plenty of new products to fill you in on. But first, I wanted to share a different kind of discovery.

During my visit to the Hickory Chair showroom, I ran into Kate Roebuck, who works for Hable Construction in Athens, Georgia. Hable Construction has a fabric collection with the 100-year-old furniture company and Kate was there showing off their new designs.

I talked to Kate for a long time about all the interesting things happening in Athens and all around the South, and she brought up Erin Abbott's charming store in Oxford, Mississippi. It's called Amelia Presents...

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Credit to: Haskell Harris, Garden & Gun

I’m Erin Austen Abbott, owner of Amelia in Oxford, Mississippi, where I carry paper goods, such as greeting cards, journals and planners, housewares, jewelry, and gifts for babies and children.

My motto for the shop is, “Where the new wave of craft culture meets design and makes it an art.” When I opened the shop, in 2009, I knew Oxford was the perfect location because of its already vibrant art scene, literary draw and the musical influences the city sees on an almost daily basis.

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Credit to: Erin Austen Abbott

Erin Austen Abbott is owner of Amelia and the creative mind behind many art and design projects in Mississippi including Otis & Co., The One Night Stand Motel Artshow Series, Studio Stories, #aportraitofmississippi and, if you can believe it, even more. Her aesthetic and passion for design paired with her love for our state and her drive to make things happen make her a one-of-a-kind gem in our community. We are so happy to call her our friend and to share a little of her story here…

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