One of the best kept secrets at Seersuckergypsy is the fact that the owners Husband is a junk finding machine! Adam can literally find ANYTHING, try him. His full time job allows him to be out in the community all day talking with people and finding the best picking spots. He is willing to search, dig, drive, and negotiate for your treasures. One of his most recent finds was discovered after sparking a conversation with a man about Coker’s Pedigreed Seed (his newest obsession). After sharing we lived in Hartsville the man was excited to show us a piece of Hartsville history he claimed about 20 years ago. It was a Hartsville sign off of the old Coca cola bottling plant.
Funny how things happen when they are meant to be. A little over a year ago a family member bought this awesome building & renovated it turning it into a health food store. She has spent so much time and energy to give this building life again. YALL ITS ANOTHER BEST KEPT SECRET CHECK OUT ALIVE N WELL…. 646 W carolina ave (across from Ruths). Adam traveled to NC to picked up the sign and brought it home.
Not sure if it is his drive, passion or the horseshoe up his butt however we are here to tell you Adam can find what you are looking for. Please share a story if Adam has found the perfect piece for your business or home. Contact us if we can find something special for you!
New Year. New Baby. New Focus.
Hello 2019! Can y’all believe we are going into our 4th year of business??? The New Year is a time of reflection, refocus & setting intentions. So far in January we have been hibernating & working behind the scenes AKA TRYING TO GET IT TOGETHER. This year we hope to take our business to the next level. Online presence is a huge new focus for us. Amazon isn’t the only one who can ship straight to your door. Consumers do not want to get out of their PJs to shop and we get it (Side note PJs are welcome at SSG its a judgment free zone). Seersuckergypsy will be adding a buy now option to make shopping with us easyyyyy for everyone. We are open to suggestions about what we should list online!
The back exterior and studio are also a huge part of the 2019 TO DO list. We are going to be painting and freshening up the back door to show customers that we encourage them to use the back entrance. We have a fabulous new parking lot at our back door TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. The studio at Seersuckergypsy has grown to be a therapeutic space for the community. Looking back we can not believe that the classes were not in the original business plan. Our classes have become more successful than our retail space. Through out the year we will be adding new classes to the schedule that include painting, glass etching, crafts, candle making, jewelry &&&& TONS of fun kids classes are coming soon (let us know what you want to make/paint).
Baby Nova took over our lives in the absolute best way. Since adding a baby to the crazy mix we call life we are trying to work smarter. Seersuckergypsy needs your reviews and feedback. Please take a moment and let us know what you love most or what you would like to see us change this year.
SOOOOOO many new things coming in 2019. Please sign up for our email list to get a monthly update and class schedule. Thank you for loving us and continuing to grow with us.
Marcie Sumner has spent the past few years honing her skills developing essential oils. We sat down with her after one of her classes here at Seersuckergypsy and asked her a few questions.
Seersuckergypsy: How did you get started making essential oils?
Marcie Sumner: My grandmother gave me some lavender for an ailment and after I saw the results of it and how much it worked I decided to do a little more research and see what all the hype was about.
SSG: What experiences led you to where you are now in making essential oils?
MS: I started buying different oils for myself and making different blends for myself. Family members were interested and reacted positively to what I was making and that is when I decided to branch out and turn it into a way to help others?
SSG: What kind of Decision making goes into choosing what products you make and the ingredients?
MS: The quality of the products is very important to me. A lot of ideas, I get for different products I make are ways to deal with personal issues. I don’t want to sell a product I haven’t used myself and I know it works. Because of this, it has led me to make custom blends for people as well.
SSG: What personal satisfactions do you have now when making your oils?
MS: It’s very peaceful for me. I think that the intent that you put into something when you make something with your own hands is very important. So I like to put a lot of love and care into every blend I make because I like to help people.
SSG: What do you find most challenging?
Blending for men has been a challenge for me because I’m obviously a woman. So it’s hard for me to find smells that men would be attracted to.
SSG: What sort of changes would you like to see to further your brand?
MS: I would like to see more awareness from the community, and a desire to learn about my products because it is a natural way to heal ourselves. Figuring out how to get the information out there. I want to branch out to other businesses in Hartsville and make things based on their specific needs. Veterinarians, pet grooming, day cares, schools chiropractic offices. There are so many ways you can go with essential oils it’s pretty unlimited.
SSG: What is your next step?
MS: To increase my product line at SSG and expand my products with other businesses. I also want to put more focus on social media and marketing
SSG: Any major frustrations?
MS: Yes. My competition is not the quality we need to have out there. It’s like a pyramid scheme to me. I want people to know the difference between therapeutic grade essential oils and oils from multi-level and mass marketed oils. It’s becoming popular, which is great, but I’m scared people will become deterred when they invest into products that don’t work.
SSG: How would you assess your experience so far?
MS: It’s been a very rewarding journey. And I’m growing and learning every single day. And I don’t want to stop until I have reached my goal of everyone locally experiencing the benefit of the product because that’s how much I believe in them. And my customers believe in them, so that has been very rewarding.
SSG: Any final thoughts?
MS: Come try it. You won’t be disappointed. They smell amazing. And they heal you from the inside out.
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Seersuckergypsy is rocking it out! Since the inspiration developed for the boutique it has been an amazing experience. The outpour of support has been overwhelming and I’m forever grateful to the community of Hartsville, the artists, downtown merchants, my family and friends, my Aunt Susie Morris, my mentors and especially my fabulous Husband, Adam. Everyone had a hand in helping turn my dream into a reality and I could not have done this without you. I am amazed by the amount of people who are interested in our products and I am thankful for their appreciation of each Artist’s work. Hartsville is an awesome city to own a business!
It is so much fun to watch the growth of Seersuckergypsy! The boutique is now featuring 34 local artist’s work. Everyday the artist bring new merchandise into the store this keeps the boutique fresh! All of the artists have the ability to customize orders to ensure that everyone will leave with the perfect item. Oh and don’t forget to continue to check out our website for Featured Vendors to get the inside look at their products. The calendar on the website will be a simple way to keep up with our upcoming classes and events. The event opportunities for Seersuckergypsy are endless! Helping those in need has always been near and dear to my heart and Seersuckergypsy has this perfect space where I can make it happen. Sooooo March 11, 2016 I would like to invite everyone to Seersuckergypsy to a special charity event called Eye Mission Zambia….. 100% of the proceeds raised go to restoring eyesight of villagers. There will be refreshments and a video showing previous missions.
An unexpected business venture for Seersuckergypsy is hosting birthday parties and classes. I love seeing creative juices start to flow as soon as you walk into the boutique! Having 20 kids running around with paint and glitter does something for my soul. I cannot wait to see what this venture is going to develop into.
Our future is bright! We have innovative ideas, artist talent, and a work ethic like you wouldn’t believe. Together we are determined to make Seersuckergypsy leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling every time you stop by!