Friday, November 28, 2008

Tales by the Sea welcomes artist, Dawn Shoults

EDITOR's NOTE: The following is the press release sent out to regional media on November's guest artist, Dawn Shoults. Stop by Tales by the Sea Thanksgiving Weekend to view her art.

Artist Dawn Shoults artwork is featured at Tales by the Sea's annual Holiday Open House!

If you like a splash of color...bright, vivid, happy colors...then you will adore the impressionistic style of painting that Destin, Florida artist, Dawn Shoults brings to life in oil paintings. She paints under the name of Frazier, her maiden name, which is nod to the deep Southern family ties that nurtured her love of art at an early age.

The Atlanta, Georgia native, attended University of Georgia to study fashion merchandising and marketing. Her love of fashion and quest for exploring has taken her to over 35 different countries. With each visit, the artist captures the sights and sounds of the places and people that she encounters to later paint. Each memory is then transformed into a beautiful piece of bright, colorful, bold art.

As unique as the piece, Dawn names each item with a poignant title, which too captures admirer's attention. Thus making you want to linger near each piece to soak in every brush stroke of the artist's bold creation. Her passion for painting is evident immediately when studying her work. Her God given talent and zest for life, create an intoxicating mix that unfolds in her signature, full color style. Florida artist, Bettye Bowick, who took a personal interest in Mrs. Shoults talent has been a tremendous influence on her painting style.

A woman of considerable talent, Mrs. Shoutls is also a sought after Gulf Coast realtor. She and husband, Jeff reside along Destin's Emerald Coast with their two children, son,Frazier and daughter,Darien and yellow lab, Marlin.

Mrs. Shoults also accepts some custom artwork requests by appointment.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

FREE GIFT to Thank our Customers

Our Thanksgiving Gift to our Customers!

Thanksgiving is first...thanks...and then giving! Today, it is YOU, our loyal customers that we are most grateful for. Thank you for your business, but most importantly your friendship over the years. We could not stay in business without your support.

As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering this JOY hand engraved soap with any $25.00 in store or online purchase thru midnight Black Friday. Keep this beautiful Fresh Linen scented candle for yourself or give it as a gift.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Chair for the Little Man

The little man in your life deserves this chair. However, Santa called and said his sleigh is filling up you better get your order in this week if you need this chair, this Christmas! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Our comfy, wing back chair is the perfect resting spot for reading, playing or spending quiet time in "time out." Our chairs are made in the USA one at a time by skilled craftsmen who love their work.

Fabric choices for boys include army green as pictured above, or khaki, white or hot pink for the little lady's chair.

A beautiful monogram can be added to the chair back in the thread color of your choice. The personalizing just adds to the heirloom quality of this piece. Can't you just picture your children and then grandchildren reading in this chair? One of our client's even had her grandchild's portrait painted in it.

{{Ring, ring}} Gotta go---it's the red phone, that Santa uses to keep us abreast of how many chairs are in stock. HOpe you get yours ordered today---we can't have any elves out of work in 2009, they have a really hard time seeing over the tall unemployment counters!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our sweet CoCo is back in stock!

CoCo is back in stock! Finally!

The old saying, "you never really miss something until its gone," certinly applies here.

This little monkey, CoCo, has become a real assest to Tales by the Sea. He sits on the shelf smelling like coconut lime. When he is in stock our whole shop smells divine. When he is gone, we missed not only his aroma, but his warm company.

The staff realized that each of would "talk" to CoCo throughout the day. "CoCo, did you see that ladies cute handbag. CoCo I'm hungry, are you." He became a trusted confidante and friend. The problem is he sells out too quickly. Why?

CoCo is a best seller (and friend) because his belly has a flax seed insert that is filled with tropical coconut lime scents. This insert can be warmed in the microwave or chilled in the freezer providing a wonderful way for you to relax. He is also a nice gift item for a child or baby's room.

Pack CoCo along on a trip to cuddle with or place him in your passenger seat to keep you company. CoCo is a great listener and beautiful addition to any home.

Next time you are in Sandestin, please stop by to meet CoCo. Just remember---don't feed the monkeys! They'll just go bananas!

Only 3 left. Order one today.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Go Wild with our Zebra Robe

You will go WILD over our new Zebra Robe. This pattern is offered in lime green stripes with hot pink trim.

The North Pole called Tales by the Sea this morning to check our supply! We told Santa's elves that these are flying off the shelves, so they better get busy sending us more. Mrs. Claus even ordered one for herself! Imagine!

This super soft, cotton robe can be personalized with a name or monogram. Our elves suggest using hot pink thread and a sassy, script lettering style. Our model, Catrina was caught sporting her robe while picking up her morning copy of the Sandestin Globe. She looks gorgeous!

Come by the shop and discover many new lines and our standard best sellers. The Tales by the Sea elves will cheerfully wrap and ship your gifts, too. Just hurry, because at just $58.99 these robes will roam out of the shop rapidly.

Call us for matching pajamas and slippers, too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lavender Sachets...yum! Smell!

Ohhhh, Smell the Lavender!

{{Take a deep breath}} Imagine that you are walking through a gorgeous field of fresh lavender. Pale purple blooms surround you and tickle your senses with a delightful burst of lavender. Didn't that smell great?

The staff at Tales by the Sea soooo wishes that we could post a "scratch n sniff" sticker here. That would allow each of you to smell these amazing linen sachets that are filled to the brim with our new fresh lavender.

Look closely at the'll notice that each one has a unique saying or design:
Thinking of You
Thank You
Fleur de Lis Design
The front of each sachet has a sheer "window" that permits the fragrance to breeze through the air.

This sachet makes a lovely treat for a treasured friend or co-worker. Many clients purchase these to place in their powder rooms or dresser drawers. It's a really easy and affordable (just $8.99) way to fragrance your home or car.

{{Once more, breathe in, breathe out}} Yum! The fresh lavender scent is everywhere! This item is offered in store---call us---850-351-1980.

PS: STOCKING STUFFER ALERT...these would a perfect item to stuff your stocking with!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stocker Stuffer Alert!

Stuff your Stockings with One Minute Manicure!

"If it's good enough for Oprah Winfrey, than it's good enough for me." The sales team at Tales by the Sea must hear that statement 3 or 4 times a day! When guests step into our shop and see the photograph of the divine Miss Oprah trying our One Minute Manicure they instantly want to try it, too.

The dead sea salt, exfoliating scrub is a must for dry hands, heals, elbows and knees. The name says it all: One Minute Manicure! It truly only takes ONE minute to rub the mixture into your hands, cuticles and nail bed. Then you simply rinse your hands under cold water, which activates the Vitamin E, essentials oils, grapeseed extract, etc. and your hands feel...AMAZINGLY SOFT!

The two fragrances that are in stock today are the Fresh Lemon Creme and the Ginger Citrus. Both smell delicious and work magic on tired, worn out hands and heels. We offer 2 sizes: Large which gives you 120 treatments or the small which offer 15 treatments.

If your Christmas stockings need stuffing...then order a few of these. Teachers, friends and family will be delighted to find this gift under the tree on Christmas morning. We're sure Oprah will have them under her tree, too!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Put this Christmas in Perspective: Amazing Book: Cole Family Christmas

An unforgettable book: COLE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
If your Christmas will be held on a different level this year due to the national have to read this book. With it's moving message and timely theme, it will be one of Santa's best sellers this year. It can be ordered by calling our shop: 850-351-1980 Limited supply as the Holidays approach.

Here's how it has been described:

"Cole Family Christmas is a delightful story about a coal-mining family of eleven in the Appalachian Mountains who learns that love and togetherness far surpass material things. It’s a story similar to the O'Henry's Gift of the Magi in which one’s most prized possession take on a new meaning when you give them away.

The humble family with nine children tightly embrace the importance of listening and respect as they struggle to make ends meet in the harsh climes in the Kentucky mountains. The co-authors, eighty-eight year old Hazel Cole Kendle, on which her true story is based, and her granddaughter-in-law Jennifer Liu Bryan, write with such beauty that you can feel the cold drifting up from the frigid floorboards. You can smell the food Mama cooks and sense the coziness in the tiny kitchen as her children help her prepare each family meal.

In this tightly written story, the authors do a great job developing the characters, a none too easy task in a seventy-five paged illustrated book. An inanimate object, even the Sears catalogue wish book takes on a life of its own as the centerpiece of the children’s lives in the story.

Aside from the lessons of love the reader learns, another significant message is conveyed: the importance of recording family history. Genealogists and parents alike will love Cole Family Christmas for its uplifting quality and its gentle reminder of the true meaning of Christmas."

by Christine Hohlbaum
Mama's Musings

Please consider this for your Christmas giving. The story is one that will be shared from generation to generation. It is based on a real family struggling through real hard times.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shhhh! Secret VIP COUPON...

SSSShhhh, this post is for Tales by the Sea VIP's ONLY! Santa stopped by early and reminded us to send you one more reminder that our Election Day "I VOTED" 15% OFF discount ends November 6th! Simply enter IVOTED in the discount code box during checkout to earn the VIP discount.

The best part is, Santa also said we should let you use the discount on our sister site, You can earn 15% OFF any personalized fabulous find you select there, too! This is one website you'll want to mark as a favorite. From cute holiday photo cards, to unique tote bags and'll be frilled to shop online.

Ohh, that Santa! He's really a great guy. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.