Oh happy day – We’re convinced Small Business Saturday is one of the BEST days of the year!! As a small business, we LOVE supporting other creative locals with a passion for what they do. Here at Winnefred Austin, we believe entrepreneurs are some of the best storytellers. Thank you so much for becoming part of our story. Each and every customer never ceases to brighten our day – a feeling of joy we hope to bring right back to you. Thank you for your incredible encouragement and support, always in the moments we need it most.
In the spirit of small business – I’d love to introduce myself to all who are new around here.
I’m Ashley, artist and owner of Winnefred Austin. (Pictured above as crazy bag lady!!) From the day I could hold a crayon in a high chair, drawing and creating have been my passions. I love using gifts God has given to the praise of His glory and to bring joy into the every day. Winnefred was my grandmother from 13 generations ago – a London lady turned American pioneer! Her legacy inspired the mission of this company, alongside Proverbs 31:17, “She is energetic and strong; a hard worker.” I create all of the illustrations by hand, and our company’s duo team (me and my Mom, Michelle!) designed our first lifestyle product, Austin Tall Tote. Thank you so many very bunches for your loving support and joining this adventure with us! The best is yet to come.
This weekend Winnefred Austin celebrating the heart and soul of small business with a sale on the shop – discounts already applied at checkout. Shop here!
Psssst…just for you special blog readers…use code SHOPSMALLYALL for FREE SHIPPING on all orders…Today only!
Yoohoo…Did I mention how much I LOVE small businesses?! I believe they are the heart and soul of community – and I want to share some of my faves here! I look up to them, learn from them, and love working with them too.
I always searching for new locals to give some love, so please comment you go-to small businesses below.
Here are a few of my go-to Alabama-made favorites!
Holland & Birch – My favorite handmade bracelet is from here, and they have an incredible mission! (plus…we’re popping up shop there next week. Stay tuned!)
OHenrys Coffee – THE best cup of coffee in Birmingham, plus they have Winnefred Austin calendars and notecards too!
Ashley Mac’s – I could eat there everyday, no joke. Strawberry cake is life. Plus the owner Ashley is the sweetest!! (and we have the same name!)
Emma Jane Designs – My newest business gal friend with beautiful handmade jewelry. I’m obsessed with her tiny cross necklace!
Brick & Tin – My Sunday after church favorite place to eat. They change the menu seasonally so there’s always something exciting to look forward to!
Alabama Goods – Every single product in this shop is made in Alabama! Find Winnefred Austin notecards there, too.
Urban Cookhouse – Berry good salad, yes please! My Bible study meets here weekly, too. Good food and even better people.