Hello Fall! As we bid adieu to the warm embrace of summer, we look forward to immersing ourselves into the crisp, colorful embrace of fall. The days are growing shorter, and the air carries a gentle chill, reminding us that nature is preparing for its grand finale. It's a time for apple picking, cozy sweaters, and the unmistakable scent of pumpkin spice in the air. As we embark on this season of harvest, we're excited to share the bountiful news and offerings coming your way from Audrey’s.
Audrey’s Receives Numerous Nominations from Gift and Decorative Accessories Magazine!
Gift and Decorative Accessories magazine held their 2nd-ever Reader Rankings survey. The survey included retailers, manufacturers, sales reps, consultants and other industry professionals. They were invited to share brands they love the most in 60 different product categories and nominate their favorites in that category. This ranking was broken down into a variety of categories and voted upon by readers of Gift and Decorative Accessories magazine which accounts for over 30,000 subscribers.
Readers were asked to nominate their top suppliers. Based upon these nominations, the top 10 in each category are added to a final voting form which is available now. Readers can choose their top choice in each category. Each category has one winner and two finalists.
We are excited to announce that Audrey’s has been nominated in 12 categories, meaning that Audrey’s is one of 10 companies nominated for every single nominated category. Voting is taking place right now as you can see and access voting below. We are so very excited about these recent accolades, and nominations, as they speak well for all parts of our company including our product team, customer service, and our shipping and fulfillment operations.
Please see below for more details on the Gift and Decorative Accessories Reader Rankings.
Thank You for Nominating Audrey’s as a Top Decor Supplier in 12 Categories!
VOTING IS NOW OPEN! YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY FOR EACH CATEGORY
Please Consider Supporting Audrey’s by Voting for Us in the 2023 Reader Rankings.
In July, at the Atlanta International Gift Fair, Audrey's made waves by unveiling a spectacular array of over 400 fresh additions across multiple collections. The show was held from July 11th to July 17th at the renowned AmericasMart. This show provided the perfect backdrop for Audrey’s to showcase its upcoming offerings for the spring, summer, and everyday seasons in 2024. The response to the clean and natural aesthetic theme of these new products was overwhelmingly positive. We're thrilled to announce that you can still prebook these exciting new collections, ensuring you're all set for a fantastic kickoff to 2024. Get ready to be delighted!
Dried Flower Co. Create an eye-catching display using a variety of our NEW dried florals and faux arrangements. The Dried Flower Co. Collection features pressed wall-hangings, decorative baskets, and sweet textiles to add charm to any space. Neutral tones like white, beige, and muted pastels allow the floral illustrations to stand out. Pops of vibrant dried florals create visual interest when paired together. Celebrate the beauty of flowers and everyone who enters your space will feel welcome and inspired.
Dried Flower Co. Collection
English Bungalow English cottage home decor is known for its cozy and charming aesthetic inspired by the traditional English countryside. This collection combines rustic elements with vintage pieces and floral block print patterns featuring woven baskets, vases, vintage picture frames, and quaint brass trinkets. Create character and a sense of history with a warm and inviting atmosphere that exudes comfort and nostalgia.
English Bungalow Collection
The Greenhouse Upon stepping into a greenhouse, you are immediately greeted by a symphony of lush greenery. This collection seamlessly blends nature's beauty with carefully curated elements to create a harmonious oasis. Showcase the artistry of gardening by adding décor pieces with character and personality that create a greenhouse aesthetic. This collection incorporates decorative accents such as watering cans, cement planters, and garden-themed wall hangings.
The Greenhouse Collection
Plant Lady Plant Lady decor refers to home decor items and arrangements that celebrate and incorporate plants as a prominent design element. This collection features luscious faux indoor plants, hanging planters, terrariums, wall prints, textiles, and the perfect green color palette. Our goal with this collection was to create a harmonious balance between plants and other design elements, resulting in a beautiful and soothing environment.
Plant Lady Collection
A Vintage Spring Here comes Peter Cottontail! Make it a vintage Spring with sweet retro illustrations of a lamb, duck, and bunny in vibrant spring pastel colors. Incorporating blown glass Easter eggs, vintage Spring greeting cards and nostalgic textiles. These charming accents evoke the feeling of Spring, charm, and whimsy all in one!
A Vintage Spring Collection
New Items Available to Order Online Now. New Catalog Has Been Mailed!
Our new release for spring, summer and everyday 2024 is now on our website under VIRTUAL RELEASE. Created especially for those who were unable to attend the Atlanta show. Quickly see the new images, pricing, photo gallery, as well as, a collection highlight video, all in one easy location. New items will begin arriving to our warehouse in December.
You should have received by now our beautiful Spring/Summer/Everyday 2024 catalog with nearly 400 pages of awesome product! If you have not received our newest catalog, please contact our customer service team.
Pre-Book Dating Program Now Extended Through September 22nd!
For customers who prefer to pay by credit card, you will still receive the discount associated with the dating program and your card will not be charged until we ship the merchandise.
When you pre-book an $800 order of Spring/Summer and Everyday merchandise with a ship date after December 1st, you may purchase an unlimited quantity of a single Spring/Summer or Everyday Item and receive a 40% discount (one time purchase only). Suggestions for your 40% discounted item may be a giveaway for a special event, a gift with purchase to help generate sales, or a large statement piece for your store.
Order now, ship later and pay as late as April 1, 2024!
EXTENDED THRU 9/22!
Dating Program Is for Spring, Summer and Everyday Merchandise Only.
Elevate Your Shopping Experience with Our New Web Platform!
Audrey’s has always been committed to providing you with the best products and services to enhance your retail business. Today, we are sharing some exciting news that will further elevate your shopping experience with us. We are happy to announce that we will be launching a brand-new web platform at the end of this month. We want to assure you that while this platform brings a host of new capabilities, it will not alter the familiar appearance or organization of our website that you've come to know and trust.
Each customer will have a dashboard that will help you keep track of your orders and invoices as well as detailed item history, as we realize having good information at your fingertips is crucial for your success. The new platform will also have enhanced exporting features allowing you to easily export current and previous orders with images in a number of different formats.
We are confident that these enhancements will not only streamline your interactions with us but also help you make informed decisions that drive your business forward.
As we prepare for this transition, rest assured that your existing account information, order history, and pricing will seamlessly carry over to the new platform. Stay tuned for more information in the coming week as we prepare to launch the new platform.
Audrey’s Launches Facebook VIP Private Group
Just recently, we established our Facebook VIP Private Group and we are inviting you to be a part of the group. By joining our Facebook VIP Private Group, you will unlock a treasure trove of knowledge, enabling you to delve deeper into the inner workings of Audrey's. This exclusive space will serve as your gateway to a wealth of information, from discovering our top-selling products and gaining comprehensive product insights to staying informed about upcoming events and show information.
In this dynamic and interactive community, you will have the opportunity to engage with fellow retailers, exchange ideas, share success stories, and foster a sense of camaraderie within our industry. It's a chance to connect with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about delivering exquisite home decor and decorative accessories to customers worldwide. As an Audrey's Facebook VIP, you will enjoy several key benefits:
First-hand knowledge of our top sellers: Gain insights into our most sought-after products, enabling you to make informed decisions and stock your stores with the items that are destined to delight your customers.
Product information at your fingertips: Stay ahead of the curve with comprehensive details about our latest releases, including features, materials, dimensions, and pricing. This information will empower you to provide accurate and compelling descriptions to your clientele.
Exclusive access to special events and incentives: Be the first to know about our exciting sales events, promotions, and limited-time offers. As a VIP member, you'll have the advantage of planning your inventory and leveraging these opportunities to maximize profitability.
To join our Facebook VIP Private Group, simply visit our official Audrey's Facebook page and request access. Once approved, you will unlock a gateway to a world of retail intelligence, where you can engage, learn, share information, and flourish alongside fellow retailers who share your passion. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you into our exclusive community.
Thank you for sharing your day with us at our annual Open House. We hope you enjoyed the event, and we hope to see you soon!
We are very thankful that we had perfect weather and a beautiful setting for our annual Open House celebration at Audrey’s on Monday, August 7th. We are truly blessed that we had so many customers attend the event, which is always our biggest event of the year. We are grateful that our customers enjoyed shopping, door prizes, food and drinks, and a great fellowship throughout the day. Thank you so much for attending and making the event a great success!
Upcoming Audrey's 2-Day Warehouse Event! September 25th & 26th
Join us for our Fall Sale at our cash and carry warehouse. We have a great selection of in stock merchandise to fill your shelves!
Retailer Spotlight: Down Home Decor - Dyersville, Iowa
Hannah, Karon, Steve, Vickie, Taylor & Lynn
Deep in the heartland of America in the small town of Dyersville, IA, you will find Down Home Decor, a store that specializes in helping customers with all of their home decor and decorating needs. Vickie Knipper started the business seven years ago in a very small store they affectionately refer to as the Closet. They outgrew that location, and moved to an 1100 sq. ft. location and then moved again to their current 4000 sq. ft. store at 1021 2nd Avenue SE that is beautifully merchandised from floor-to-ceiling.
Up until three years ago, Vickie would take on projects in customers’ homes decorating for the season and developed a good clientele before Covid hit. "During Covid, we really had to pivot our business and we turned to Facebook and social media to help people decorate their homes and generate business while getting the word out," says Vickie.
"We would have customers take pictures of their home of what they wanted to decorate, and send it to us along with measurements, and we would pick out the proper home decor and accessories, and customers would pick up curbside." That is when Vickie’s business really took off, and it was good timing as her husband had retired from his job and was able to help out on a regular basis.
To this day customers bring pictures of their home and the areas they would like to decorate, and Vickie will advise them of the merchandise to purchase, and the best way to accessorize those areas, while offering a 10 day free return policy. It’s easy to see why customers are drawn to Down Home Décor, as the products are impeccably merchandised into eye-catching, beautiful and breathtaking displays.
“Each Monday and Tuesday, I redo the displays in the store and put out fresh products, and merchandise those products revamping each area of the store, so when customers come in, they will see new items and a new look,” adds Vickie. “We have some local customers that come in 2 to 3 times a week to see what’s new, along with other customers that will drive a few hours to visit us for their decorating needs”.
Vickie has been buying from Audrey’s since January 2020. “I found Audrey’s at the Atlanta market as I attend that show two times a year and I found that Audrey’s has a good assortment of products with really good price points especially on the floral items” Vickie says. There is no doubt that Down Home Decor is thriving in a challenging economy with the many thanks of their loyal and repeat customers that are drawn in on a regular basis thanks to the exquisite merchandising of the products, and the excellent customer service and expertise that the employees exhibit each and every day.
Out With The Old..
It is with mixed emotions that we bid a fond farewell to two iconic fixtures in our Atlanta showroom, the trusty truck bed and the charming country wagon. For years, these timeless pieces have not only graced our space but have also become symbols of our showroom's identity. They've witnessed countless product releases and witnessed the evolution of our home décor offerings. As our product trends have shifted towards a more modern and a cleaner aesthetic, we've decided to embrace new display ideas that align with this fresh direction within our showroom. While we say goodbye to the truck and wagon, we hold dear the memories they've helped create and the connections forged within our showroom walls.
Recipe - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a constant hit with bakers around the world and are sure to put you in a fall state of mind. They are soft-baked, chewy, egg-free, buttery, and perfectly spiced!
PREP TIME: 45 mins | COOK TIME: 10 mins | YIELD: 18 Cookies
1 and 1/2 cups (188g) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup (90g) semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus a few extra for the tops
Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the vanilla and blotted pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.
Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together in a large bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula. The dough will be very soft. Fold in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. The chips may not stick to the dough because of the melted butter, but do your best to combine.
Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Chilling the dough is imperative for this recipe.
Remove dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Scoop the dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough per cookie, and roll each into balls. Arrange cookie dough balls 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Using the back of a spoon or the bottom of a cup/measuring cup, slightly flatten the tops of the dough balls. (Without doing so, the cookies may not spread.)
Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the edges appear set. The cookies will look very soft in the center. Remove from the oven. If you find that your cookies didn’t spread much at all, flatten them out with the back of a spoon when you take them out of the oven. If desired, press a few chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies. This is only for looks.
Cool cookies on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. The longer the cookies cool, the even better they taste! The flavor gets stronger and the texture becomes chewier. I usually let them sit, uncovered, for several hours before serving. Chewiness and pumpkin flavor are even stronger on day 2.
Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.