Category Archives: TRAVEL + OTHER NEWS

GARAGE SALE 2013

GARAGE SALE NOW OPEN

The Alabama Chanin Garage Sale is back. Open at 9 am CST (now), we feature items from our recent sample sale, along with trims, notions, fabrics, DIY Kits, and treasures galore (yes, it’s an online sample sale).

Shop our Alabama Chanin Garage Sale for a select few one-of-a-kind garments and home goods.

Shop our DIY Garage Sale for special-dyed fabrics, notions, DIY Kits, and more.

If you participated in one of our previous garage sales, you know items go very quickly, and our inventory system is not always able to keep up. We have taken precautions and hope everything runs smoothly, but please be patient with us as we fill orders and keep up with the excitement.

THE RULES:

1) Most of our Garage Sale items are one-of-a-kind—meaning, there really is only one—except where indicated. If you buy it first, it’s yours. Just adding an item to your cart doesn’t mean it’s yours, you have to click purchase first.

2) Once you buy it, it’s yours. No returns, exchanges, or buyer’s remorse allowed. (You won’t want to anyway.)

3) Everything is sold as-is. We have done our best to give complete descriptions. If something is less than perfect, we have tried to let you know.  But then, we love less than perfect from time-to-time and are sure that you will love your purchase, too.

4) Be happy. Make good things. Love your neighbor. Share.

5) We’ve been enjoying these Garage Sales and having fun re-discovering what’s hiding in all of our storage boxes. As long as you keep coming back, we’ll keep having them.

Call us if you need our help, just call: +1.256.760.1090
Or email: office (at) alabamachanin.com

 

TEXAS PLAYBOYS: VISITING ARTISTS + BASEBALL

TEXAS PLAYBOYS @ THE FACTORY

The Texas Playboys Baseball Club is a collective of architects, artists, filmmakers, musicians, photographers and entrepreneurs based in Austin, Texas.  Member and long time friend, Jack Sanders and his crew have challenged Alabama Chanin and Billy Reid to one of their infamous baseball games. We welcome them to Florence and our studio, with a series of events – open to the public.

Join us Thursday, April 4th for an artist talk with the Texas Playboys as part of the Alabama Chanin Visiting Artist Series.

And Saturday, April 6th, the Alabama Slammers (aka the Billy Reid crew + the Alabama Chanin squad) take on the Texas Playboys in a (friendly) game of backyard baseball.

 

Free Admission to both events
All are welcome

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013 Visiting Artist Series
Good conversation + cocktails
7pm – 9pm
Artist Talk @ 7:30
The Factory
462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 Texas Playboys vs. Alabama Slammers
2 pm – until
Mike D. Lane Field
UNA Campus, Florence, Alabama

Learn more about the Texas Playboys here.

For more information contact: office(at)alabamachanin.com or call +1.256.760.1090

 

 

ALABAMA CHANIN @ SOUTHERN MAKERS

ALABAMA CHANIN @ SOUTHERN MAKERS

Southern Makers is a one day event that celebrates creativity of all types in Alabama. Our state has a rich artisanal history in textiles, food, farming, literature, art and design. Southern Makers will explore Alabama-based food and design with panel discussions, artist talks, cooking demonstrations and tastings, workshops, and a Market Place Bazaar featuring wares and goods from talented southern artisans and chefs.

Panel discussion with Natalie Chanin and other participants on Transportation and Traditional Industries @ 6pm.

Alabama Chanin Two-Hour Workshop with Natalie + staff @ 2:30 pm.

$155 includes all materials to complete an Alabama Chanin DIY kit for the workshop only.

Register here for the Two-Hour Workshop.

*Event is open to the general public – $10 advance ticket/ $20 at the door. Additional fees for workshops, beer garden, and purchase of craft items.

**All proceeds from the event will benefit EAT South, a non-profit organization, committed to promoting sustainable growth through education, agriculture, and sustainable design.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS + WORKSHOPS

UPCOMMING EVENTS + WORKSHOPS 2013

March 29-31, 2013

17th Annual Doonanny Festival

Art – Music – Experimental Architecture – Fire

Museum of Wonder
41 Poorhouse Road
Seale, Alabama

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/garden/08doonanny.html

For more information on Doonanny, visit here.

 

April 4, 2013
Visiting Artist Series: Texas Playboys Baseball Club @ The Factory

7pm-9pm
Artist Talk @ 7:30pm

462 Lane Drive, Florence, AL

The Texas Playboys are a group of artists, architects, photographers, writers, filmmakers and entrepreneurs based in Austin, Texas. Learn more about the players + artists here.

For more information contact office(at)alabamachanin.com or call +1.256.760.1090

 

April 6, 2013

Texas Playboys vs. Alabama Slammers

2pm

Mike D. Lane Field, UNA Campus

Florence, AL

Free Admission

Come watch the Texas Playboys baseball club take on the Alabama Slammers (Alabama Chanin + Billy Reid)

For more information contact office(at)alabamachanin.com or call +1.256.760.1090

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MAIDEN’S BLUSH (AND COCKTAIL NAPKINS)

MAIDEN'S BLUSH (AND COCKTAIL NAPKINS)

We’re not quite in the cocktail business (yet), though we seem to be sneaking behind the bar more and more lately. Our collaboration with Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. brought about the Jack Rudy Bar Towel, which we featured early last month along with the Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic, both available for purchase on our website.

Last week, our friend Brooks Reitz of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. sent us a beautiful, hand-written thank you note, along with a bottle of their newest creation – Small Batch Grenadine. Handcrafted in Napa Valley, the grenadine arrived just in time for our latest addition: the Alabama Chanin Cocktail Napkin.

MAIDEN'S BLUSH (AND COCKTAIL NAPKINS)

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NEWSLETTER #1

ALABAMA CHANIN NEWSLETTER #1

We are pleased to introduce our first-ever Alabama Chanin newsletter. Each month (or so), you can expect updates about our newest designs, events, workshops, design projects, products, and other ideas and people we care deeply about.

You can update your subscription to include the newsletter (and our other offerings) by clicking here.

Let us know what you want and when you want it.

LOS ANGELES BOUND

ONE-DAY RETREAT @HEATH CERAMICS- LOS ANGELES. PHOTOGRAPHER: COREY MILLERIt’s no secret that we (heart) Heath Ceramics. And we are fortunate enough to have one HEATH collaboration under our belt (with a new design coming in May).

Our collaboration plates and dishes are a daily treasure in my home. My daughter sighs, “I want to eat on the star plate this morning.”  “Star plate for a star student,” I reply.

HEATH was founded in 1948 by Edith Heath. “She was a talented ceramicist with a great respect for craft and material, and a strong point of view on the product that her company would make — simple, good things for good people.” Over 65 years later, the company is still dedicated to that same simple, functional (and beautiful) line of products.

My friends Cathy and Robin took over in 2003 and will soon be celebrating a decade at the helm of this company with an amazing history.

Dinnerware and tile are staple products under the Heath Ceramics name, but visit their website or store front and you will find an array of merchandise and collaborations in textiles, home accessories, glassware, and more.

ONE-DAY RETREAT @  HEATH CERAMICS - LOST ANGELES. PHOTOGRAPHER: COREY MILLER

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LOVE AND SAVE

LOVE AND SAVE Take 15% off the things you love from Alabama Chanin through February 7, 2013*

Enter code LOVESAVE at checkout

*Excludes workshops

(P.S.: Don’t forget to order in time for Valentine’s Day.)

For Valentine gift suggestions and delivery options: call +1.256.760.1090.

HOMEGROWN GOWN

NO'ALA BRIDALWe (HEART) this story in the newest NO’ALA Magazine (on pages 110-117) about our custom made Bridal gowns:

NO'ALA BRIDAL

It takes a village:

“Once the elements of the gown are chosen, Diane, the master seamstress, measures the bride and Carra-Ellen cuts the fabric and prepares the pattern. Steven, the production manager, applies the stencil to the fabric using an airbrush technique. And with Natalie’s stamp of approval, Olivia prepares the kits for the artisans.

The artisans, who are all from the North Alabama area, are independent contractors, who charge per square inch, depending upon the intricacy of the stitching. This cottage industry-style production model allows artisans to work from their own homes and set their own wages.”

NO'ALA BRIDAL

Plan ahead:

“Brides should allow three weeks for online orders and several months for a custom gown. ‘It’s a slow process,’ says Lyndsie, ‘but it’s well worth the wait.’”You can contact Lyndsie: office (at) alabamachanin.com and read the whole story here. Look for our new bridal line to launch soon.

NO'ALA BRIDAL

P.S.: What did you wear to your wedding(s)?

“A handmade silk slip underneath a silk brocade, baby blue fur-collared evening coat from Anna Molinari, heels, and a diamond choker,” says Natalie. “Totally 1996.”