January Trends: Cotton and Clover, She Craft, Hats and Chain Saws


By Corby Carlin Winters, Public Relations & Marketing, Winters Media & Publishing Inc.

Each month we cover some of the hot trends from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side.

A local monthly marketplace
For many years residents have driven to Atlanta for antique markets that were open one weekend a month. All who attend know you must plan to be ready to buy it right then and there or you may never see it again.

Now you can save the drive. Newnan has a brand new monthly marketplace in town called Cotton and Clover. The new proprietors, Gail Ansley, Janet Cantrell and Heather Miller are counting on your interest in a local monthly market place.

This fabulous shop will be open the third weekend of each month starting in January. The gals will be out and about to bring you the best of the best and the most creative things at awesome prices.

Here you will find where vintage and handmade meet timeless, modern and most of all fabulous.  Cotton and Clover is located at 19 Millard Farmer Boulevard.

January is a perfect time to let go of unneeded stuff
If you love to clean out or even if you don’t, January is a perfect time to do so. And remember the old adage “one man’s or woman’s junk is another one’s treasure.” Clean it out and most of all start fresh in the new year. Anyone who knows me knows I love bargains and also helping others out.

There are many outstanding nonprofits in our area who would love some things you no longer need. Our home flooded on Jan. 2, 2018, and we are still fixing up small items. Much of our home was rebuilt from wonderful things found at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore and we are blessed with repurposed possessions of others. I was there so much they eventually hired the Eldest SON of Thunder to work there. Places like these are great for bargains and to help worthy causes.

Family owned and operated businesses
In the South family owned businesses are a timeless trend. You can find many of them right here in The Paper and The Shopper. One I want to highlight is when Ileana Morrison (a new member of our staff) took me to She Craft, Co. a darling new restaurant in Tyrone.
I walked in the door and was thrilled to see a familiar face behind the cash register –  Becky She. Miss She was the owner of several restaurants, including She Bistro. This time She is helping out her son, Adam and his wife Lexy, who is the chef. They opened up about six months ago and focus on Asian American style with a fun flare fusion. Adam is Chinese and Lexy is a sweet Southern gal, so they have quite a diverse menu going.

Fashion trends you will see popping up in 2019
Hats For Both Men and Women. Hats are fun, fabulous and can cover up an unexpected bad hair day or lack thereof.  So don’t be shy to wear them – from beanies to the classic fedora.  My mother adored hats and I love carrying on her passion.

Snake skin patterns and fabric will be popping up all over from boots, belts, bracelets, and clothing.  One small piece will get you in the spring trend.

Acrylic tortoise jewelry can be perfect addition to your jewelry box.  You will love these wonderful lightweight and reasonably priced earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You can find them in many of our wonderful shops and in many colors, patterns, shapes and sizes.

The classic vest will be more and more seen on both men and woman this year.  Vests can kick up any outfit a notch and make for a great statement.

Are You In Need Of A Chainsaw?
The wintertime is the perfect season to buy a chainsaw. If you need one, head over to Jack Peek’s Sales in downtown Palmetto. They’ve been around since 1962 and was started by, you guessed it, Jack Peek. They have more than 250 mowers in stock, weed eaters, leaf blowers and best of all chainsaws.

Years ago I needed a chainsaw and John Winters came home with a darling little red battery-operated one. I coined it the “Barbie chainsaw”.  Need I say more… it was just darling and still is.

But if you are looking for a real chainsaw check out this one in the picture from Jack Peek’s. Troy said they are all the rage.

Corby Winters is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONS of Thunder.

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