SouthHouseBoutique

For Stylish Celebration of: Home, Friends, Seasons

Maryville, Missouri · 9854 Sales

SouthHouseBoutique

For Stylish Celebration of: Home, Friends, Seasons

Maryville, Missouri 9854 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2065)

Announcement   NOTE: DEC. 1 is the LAST day for ordering Christmas stockings for delivery for this Christmas.

Unique Christmas Stockings! Party banners, wine bottle bags, party sacks and more made of burlap, chalk cloth and unique fabric combinations to enliven home decor and celebrations.

NEW Stocking Policy: Due to the unique and one-at-a-time process for Add-On stockings for my growing Stocking Families, these special stockings will carry a $15 surcharge. HOWEVER, plan ahead and order by Aug. 15 and the surcharge will be waived. By Aug. 15 = $32, after Au. 15 = $47. Add-on Stockings only for my growing families that value continuity.

Yippee! Yes, those are my chalk cloth banners selected by Country Living magazine as a winner of their Pitch Your Product search for fun & innovative products. I'm truly honored to have designed the stockings for the cover of 2013 BH&G Christmas Ideas and to have been a featured designer for the 2010 Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts edition and for my wine bottle bags to be featured in Food & Wine.

Please do not hesitate to convo me with any suggestions or special requests. Custom listings are no problem.

Sign up as a fan at Facebook.com/SouthHouseDesigns to receive notice of new products, specials and fun insights.

Happy to ship internationally, just convo me first to get a shipping quote.

Thanks for stopping in! Diane

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

NOTE: DEC. 1 is the LAST day for ordering Christmas stockings for delivery for this Christmas.

Unique Christmas Stockings! Party banners, wine bottle bags, party sacks and more made of burlap, chalk cloth and unique fabric combinations to enliven home decor and celebrations.

NEW Stocking Policy: Due to the unique and one-at-a-time process for Add-On stockings for my growing Stocking Families, these special stockings will carry a $15 surcharge. HOWEVER, plan ahead and order by Aug. 15 and the surcharge will be waived. By Aug. 15 = $32, after Au. 15 = $47. Add-on Stockings only for my growing families that value continuity.

Yippee! Yes, those are my chalk cloth banners selected by Country Living magazine as a winner of their Pitch Your Product search for fun & innovative products. I'm truly honored to have designed the stockings for the cover of 2013 BH&G Christmas Ideas and to have been a featured designer for the 2010 Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts edition and for my wine bottle bags to be featured in Food & Wine.

Please do not hesitate to convo me with any suggestions or special requests. Custom listings are no problem.

Sign up as a fan at Facebook.com/SouthHouseDesigns to receive notice of new products, specials and fun insights.

Happy to ship internationally, just convo me first to get a shipping quote.

Thanks for stopping in! Diane

Diane Sudhoff

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Diane Sudhoff

Wine Tasting Party Scorecards, set of 4
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5 out of 5 stars
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Brianna Oleson

Brianna Oleson on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So gorgeous in person. Couldn't be happier. Beautiful packaging and personal note. Thanks for the extra touch. Merry Christmas.

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Think beyond the mantel -- maybe a display niche like our stair ledge? Christmas stockings can bring the joy of the season throughout your home. #christmasstocking #christmasdecor #holidaynichedecor #holidaydecor

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About

The Irony (and Lesson) of South House Boutique

Every story worth telling has a backstory, a dilemma, and a resolution. If it’s a good story, it contains a bit of irony and a good lesson. Here is the short story of South House Boutique.

The Irony: For years I have preached to my children, “Be true to who you are, don’t try to remake yourself to please others; you will be happier and true friends will gravitate to you in abundance.” But, I wasn’t following my own advice.

The Backstory: 24 years ago, I founded South House Designs as my exit strategy from the Corporate Jungle, allowing me to be a stay-at-home mom and supplement my dear Hubby’s teaching salary.

The Dilemma: I was still entwined in the Corporate Jungle; I designed sewn textile products for retailers nationwide, and in most cases contracted for the production of these products. It fed the children, but slowly ate away at my creative soul.

The Resolution: South House Boutique. I thought my Etsy boutique would be a quirky little sidebar to my larger story; a playground for me to experiment with techniques and materials to create products that come from my heart without the concern for “sale-ability” and “market reach.” Lo and behold, my quirky Etsy playground is not only feeding my soul and creative spirit, but also feeding the kids. I am the happiest I have ever been and enjoying many, many new customers and creative peers.

Staying true to myself, I gravitate toward rich textiles full of character. For me, it’s always been about the textiles – I have always reached for a scarf instead of necklace, well, unless we’re talking pearls and that’s a whole other love affair. A handsome houndstooth, a floral linen, rustic burlap can all tug at my heartstrings; a fabulous pop of color can make me weak in the knees.

I’m a traditionalist, but a rebellious one. I adore timeless style with an unexpected twist, a modern punch, a wow factor. Nothing beats a solid balance of style, function and persnickety detailing. ……. And my customers agree.

The Lesson: Follow your heart, stay true to yourself. Oh yes, and be mindful what you preach to the kids.

And yes, some of the very best lessons come from the playground. South House Boutique is my playground, my sandbox, my happy place where I explore, play and flex some creative muscle. And like all good playgrounds it is So. Much. Fun.

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  • Diane Sudhoff

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm fueled by my morning Diet Coke and newspaper with my hubby - every morning! Then I'm ready to explore, design and create all day long. I'm a: traditionalist (with fun, quirky twists), puzzle nerd, jelly bean/gum drop/twizzler addict, smiler

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2016
Thanks for stopping in to visit South House Boutique.
Our mission is to not just satisfy our customers; but to delight them with our designs, our workmanship and our service and integrity.

It’s my dream that this boutique will become your favored source for fun and functional accoutrements for yourself and your family and friends—and allow me to feed my creativity - as well as my children - by handcrafting wonderful new goodies.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout (which accepts all major credit cards) and Etsy gift cards.
Payment is due at the time of order.

International Buyers: please be aware that your shipping does NOT include any customs fees that may or may not be charged by your country.
Shipping
Most orders ship via US Post Office.

All Christmas stockings and table runners are made to order and can at times require up 2 weeks to ship. I try to keep the bottle bags, party sacks, and banners in stock for immediate shipping, but at times it could be a delay as well. If you are in need by a particular date, leave me that info in the "Notes to Seller" section.

All orders shipped to a Missouri address must add 7.25% sales tax.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is extremely important to me.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please convo me.
I am confident we will be able to take care of any concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
CHRISTMAS STOCKING INFO:

SIMPLIFIED ORDERING:
Each grouping has its own listings (6 groupings = 6 listings) rather than 42 listings (42 stockings). When you are ready to order from a grouping, select which fabric combination you want from the drop down menu. Please note that the quantity is for that one fabric combination NOT for your total number of stockings. So if you want 5 different stockings, do NOT put 5 in as your quantity, specify 1 and one fabric combination, click "Add to Cart", then "Keep Shopping", then another 1 and your second fabric combination choice and so on.

Fewer listings means less for you to wade through to find the combination of stockings you want; it also means less pictures. So for one stop perusal of all my stockings, you can jump over to my website post - and then jump back to Etsy to purchase.

Of course feel free to pick and choose between groupings to build your own special set. There are no rules here.

NAME TAGS:
And how about those name tags? Oh, be still my heart! From the beginning, customers have been asking about personalizing my stockings. The amazingly gifted Jane Dolan is back for another year. Jane has samples of all of my fabrics and has designed tags specifically for them. Hop on over to her shop and pick out the name tags you want for my stockings - or any other needs. www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernCalligraphy?ref=ss_profile

SHIPPING:
As best I can, orders ship in the order they are placed. I will not be shipping any stockings until the middle of September so I can focus all my energy on getting inventory built up.

Historically, as we get further into the season, the lead time will slip significantly. I will adjust the projected "processing time", so please check the bold "Ready to Ship In ..." announcement right above the shipping charges at the top of this page.

Yes, historically my stockings sell out. Last year, Vanilla & Cream was the first, and was sold out at the beginning of November. I had to cut off ALL stocking orders on November 18 for stockings to be received by Christmas - and some of those arrived very close to the big day.

Please do not wait!

CHARITY DRIVE:
“Stocking the Pantry” Drive:
2016 will be the 7th year that my stockings will be both for receiving goodies and for giving good as well.

You can read the full disclosure and past success of "Stocking the Pantry" on my website.

$2.50 from every stocking ordered by Dec. 31 is dedicated to helping our hungry. Part of my New Year's celebration is to total up all the sales and write the check. 2013 resulted in ... drumroll .... $3,307.50! It was matched by an anonymous donor and through Harvesters leveraging magic each $1 = 5 meals. So last year netted 33,075 meals for the hungry!

My theory: a dollar or two will not significantly impact my life or my customers, but if we pool all those "insignificant" dollars, we can truly make a positive impact on lives all around us. I hope you’ll join me in Stocking the Pantry, via South House Stockings.

RIGHT-POINTING TOE STYLE:
I grew up with left-pointing toes on our stockings. It's what I knew, so it's where I started. I've made 25,000+ stockings over the last 20+ years (mail-order catalogs and large retailers, and now Etsy). I prefer to think my "muscle memory" is too developed to change; rather than my "cranial memory" is too feeble to change.

It does not seem like a big deal to switch the direction. IT IS! Because the cuffs are not symmetrical, it starts at the cutting table as they have to be cut out reversed. To keep my prices at their affordable level, I have developed a very systematic process where I am never cutting just one at a time or stitching just one of a kind. I group all the pieces based on the color of thread, the machine tension, even the needle size for maximum efficiency.

Every year I have let one customer talk me into doing a right-pointing stocking and every year it's been torture for me. I apologize, but I just can't. It's not fair to the rest of the customers waiting on their orders to ship OR to my family :).


QUANTITY DISCOUNT:
As I tell everyone who asks, I price my stockings assuming they will be purchased for the most part in groups of at least 3 and very often 8 or 10. My pricing does not allow for any discounting "cushion". Everyone gets the same price, although you do save on shipping.

The only cushion I do build in is the previously discussed $2.50 donation per stocking.

I hope you understand. I would be honored to make you some stockings and have you join me in our “Stocking the Pantry” effort, but I totally get it if you can't. No judgement here.