Friday, August 31, 2012

Homespun in the Hamptons

From the South, the Hamptons seem like a fairy tale.  A place we hear celebrities and New York socialites escape to, but rarely get a glimpse of what life is really like there - until now!

Kelly Kole, a self-described Yankee (happily transplanted to the south) describes her memories of every summer in the Hamptons:  "They are memories filled with the smell of the bay, the sounds of the purple martins chirping every morning and the water lapping on the bulkhead, the excitement of pulling up the crab traps, sunset cocktail cruises, farm stand veggies and the satisfying feeling of long days spent in the sun with those most dear to us."
Just down the street from Westhampton is the town of Quogue, with wide streets, established homes, and a "neighborhood" feeling that sets it apart.  Quogue is the home of one of IC Personalized's top resellers - Homespun, located 142 Jessup Avenue.

Kelly graciously describes the owner of Homespun, Elizabeth Donnarumma: "You know when you meet someone and you instantly know that if you lived closer to each other, you’d be the best of friends? That’s how I feel about the owner of this fantastic little boutique—Elizabeth Donnarumma. Elizabeth knows every customer that walks into her store by name, is passionate about the products she sells and personally runs Homespun until 7pm every day in the summer months."

Check out the IC Personalized glass cutting board in Homespun.  Just personalized with "Beach House" - it is a great "grab and go" item in Elizabeth's store.

I spy IC Personalized coasters in blue trellis with the word "Quogue" on it.  Shoppers with homes in the area love products specific to their town, and Elizabeth gives them stylish options for novel "pick-ups."

Elizabeth comments that the personalized program is doing very well for her.  "Customers have loved their cell phone cases and having people walking around with them has helped spread the word....My shop features American- made products and I introduce 4-6 new items weekly.  Keeps things fresh and interesting!  Things move at breakneck speed and I'm lucky to have such a supportive following!!!!"

No surprise to us!  Thanks, Homespun!

Pictures and partial editorial by Kelly Kole

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hog Fever in Arkansas!

Everyone is seeing red and white in Arkansas
thanks to the new Team Colors collection of the IC Personalized goods line.
We probably have your team colors, why don't you email us at for more info!

Melamine trays are durable enough to withstand game-day transport!

Keep your game day beverage chic in this straw tumbler or red and white flask

Retailer Spotlight: Mint Julep Paperie

We have definitely been taking "note" of the retailers that are having marked success with our personalized program, and Mint Julep Paperie in Shreveport, Louisiana has been sending in orders left and right!

"We're loving IC Personalized," says Claire, the owner.  "The Otterbox phone covers are probably our best sellers right now!"

Their store features a wide variety of gifts and invitations from Inviting Company and many other vendors.

The display of personalized products in Mint Julep Paperie catches the customer's eye and draws them in.

To follow them on Facebook go to

Mint Julep Paperie
4826 A Line Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


We have had so many great items coming off the line for our new personalized line, and we finally got a chance to upload TONS of pics taken in the past few weeks!

cuff bracelets are going CRAZY in the personalized program!

preppy mouse pads have gotten a great response as well
and only $17 plus shipping

Remember, iPhone 4 covers are 10% off during August 2012!

if you like a pattern, why not order multiple items?

tailgate time!  check out these great flyers you can use for marketing, too!
click the image to enlarge it, then right click it to save it to your computer
use in emails or on Facebook!

Auburn vs Alabama

Georgia vs Georgia Tech

 North Carolina vs ECU

USC vs Clemson
Memphis vs Tennessee
Mississippi State vs Ole Miss

I wonder if there are any tailgaters that might like FLASKS?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012