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Happy Tuesday PARISH Friends!!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer! I have to admit that I am welcoming Fall with open arms!! I love the cool crisp air that fall brings as well as football season!! Our calendars are already filling up quickly for the Fall around here and I wanted to give our favorite readers a little preview of what is to come!!

At the end of August, we will be participating again in Hue’s Fall Fashion Show! The event name this year is Festi-Welle and we are so excited to be a vendor a long with a ton of other local merchants! The event will take place on Thursday, August 28th and we will have a PARISH booth set up with all kinds of fun goodies from the shoppe as well as Hyla DeWitt Jewlery!! It is going to be so much fun with a  fashion show, live music, and fun vendors!


our booth last year!! :)

In September, we have a few different things going on that we are so excited about!! For starters, we are having another #PARISHtrunkshow with the ever so talented Caroline Boykin that is the brain behind Caroline Ceramics! If you are not familiar with Caroline’s work you are truly missing out! Her website describes her work best…. “Caroline Ceramics has been enhancing beautiful homes with handmade flowers since its start in 2010. Caroline finds joy in the culture of a “Southern Lady” and the time this Lady takes to perfect the details of true hospitality. This adoration can be seen through her signature flowers and gold lusters. Caroline’s work that represents the internal strength and external beauty of Southern Ladies are made with love in Raleigh, North Carolina.” The trunk show is going to be Thursday September 25th and we are literally counting down the days!!





All images via Caroline’s website

In September, we also have the Auburn Show House that we have already told everyone about! We are partnering with East Alabama Living, Prestige Properties, as well as Dilworth Development on this super fun collaboration! The tour consists of three houses and are referred to as the “The Homes of Beaumont.” We are going to be staging the home known as “The Dixie” and it will run from September 26th-October 5th! We will be sure to show everyone pictures once we get it all installed as well as more information once the event gets closer so stay tuned!!

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Our house, The Dixie


In October, we are going to be a part of The Chapel Market at The Waters in Pike Road! This is our first year participating and we are thrilled! Our good friend, Layla Palmer, is heading the event so of course it will be fabulous! It will be Saturday October 25 from 9-4 and if it is anything like last year, it will be jam packed with fun vendors, foods, etc!! Make sure you check out Layla’s latest post discussing all of the vendors!! We will be sure to keep everyone posted on more details as they come! :)


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All images via Layla Palmer from The Lettered Cottage

We are so excited about all of our fun events coming up as well as all the fun custom projects that we are working on too!!

Get excited for later in the week because we will be sharing one of our latest custom installs from one of our favorite Birmingham clients!! :)

Until next time,




European Inspiration

Hi PARISH friends!

Happy Thursday! We are so excited to finally share some photos from our shopping trip in Europe! Ashley and I picked up so many ideas and were absolutely inspired by the intentional details throughout Belgium, France, and England! We were so humbled by the experiences we had and the places we visited! We cant wait to show you all of our purchases… but they are currently on a big container sailing the open seas! Stay tuned for a fun “our container has arrived” announcement! :)

We started our European adventure in the beautiful city of Brussels, Belgium. We arrived and immediately went exploring! The city and the people were completely enchanting, and we quickly learned that no one was in a hurry to do anything!! If you know Ashley and me, you know we are always on the go and can’t sit still for very long! After our very first dinner in Belgium (which lasted about 3 hours), we knew we were in for some change! Thankfully, we welcomed the break and learned to slow down and just enjoy ourselves (an idea we are trying to enforce over here!)

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Ashley and I are rarely left speechless… however, when we stumbled into this stunning church (Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels), we were so emotionally overwhelmed and just stared in awestruck wonder!! This was such an incredible experience that definitely started our trip off on the right foot! Its amazing to think that this structure took over 2 centuries to complete!

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We also explored some beautiful gardens and courtyards! Many of the antique dealers that we purchased from actually operated their business out of their homes! This gave us such a good chance to get to know people on a personal level! We made lots of new friends! (How perfect are those beautiful planters?!)


We explored the city of Antwerp and learned the history of this fabulous statue! It is rumored that hundreds of years ago, a giant terrorized the city. In this “David and Goliath” type tale, a young boy cut off the hand of the giant and saved the people in the city. This statue is of the young boy throwing the hand of the giant- thus the name “Antwerp” is translated to mean “City of the throwed hand.” We were fascinated!!

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While we were in Belgium, our sweet guide surprised us with a trip to Axel Vervoordt’s castle home! He is such a talented designer… and his castle property definitely did not disappoint! Even his horses were stunning!

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We stayed at multiple hotels throughout Europe, but a sweet bed and breakfast in Belgium took the cake for us! We slept with the doors open at night and woke up to this beautiful countryside! It was so picturesque- literally bunnies were playing in the fields!! Heaven!

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From there, we headed briefly through France and then to England! This is of the beautiful coast of the English Channel! Brighton Beach was filled with such an eclectic crowd of people and incredible views!

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As we explored through all of Europe, Ashley and I experienced “Charm overload” and loved every minute! I think we were constantly snapping photos of storefronts that spoke to us!! This green storefront is a Pet Shoppe… take note petco. THIS is how its done :)

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This is the Royal Crescent- an area of luxury condos! We were told that if you live in England, this is THE address to have! The building overlooks a beautiful park with a killer view!


Can I just say that after coming back, I’m mildly obsessed with the idea of having a blue door?! We saw about 500 different shades of blue doors, each one perfection in its own way! This one in the Cotswolds was my favorite! Everything about this house is pretty great in fact!



The charming streets in England were to die for!! Strategically placed flower boxes, chalkboard signs, and beautiful storefronts filled this beautiful country!


We visited an incredible warehouse in Belgium that was actually attached to the owners home- how gorgeous is this entry? We can’t wait to show you the inside!! Let’s just say I’m still dreaming about it!


One of our favorite parts of the small cities we visited were the cozy alleyways in between buildings. This one is so sweet! Boxwoods, mossy cobblestones, and wood beams… doesn’t get much sweeter, folks!

I hope you all enjoyed our little photo recap! For more pictures, checkout our Instagrams using #AFGIDdoesEurope. I think we took about a thousand pictures, so more to come! Stay tuned for a fun announcement regarding our container’s arrival with all of our purchases!! We can’t wait!

Until next time,



Hi PARISH Friends!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday and that you are counting down the days until our Trunk Show with Amanda Roberson Art and Vintage Green Jewelry!! The show is going to be Thursday-Saturday and to top off having some awesome art and jewelry… we are going to be having a 20% off sale on EVERYTHING in PARISH!! Make sure you come by and check it all out!!

Today, we wanted to share with everyone a Blog Post that our dear friend Layla Palmer at The Lettered Cottage shared last week about some accent tables at PARISH! (If you don’t follow The Lettered Cottage you are totally missing out!!) Accent Tables are the perfect accessory in any room and can always add those finishing touches that a room needs! Check out the full Blog Post here, but see below for a sneak peak of some pictures she shared!






All images from The Lettered Cottage

We hope everyone enjoyed Layla’s post about the shoppe and some of our fun items!! Come by and check them out!!

Until next time!