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If it is Southern, I want to know about it.  I am on the hunt for fabulous products — from art and fashion to food and furniture — from across the South. I am newspaper feature writer based in Atlanta. My byline is linda jerkins.

  1. Hi LInda,

    We are bottling Georgia Olive Farms Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and will have our first bottles (very limited this year) available for a few outlets and direct in about a month.

    You may have seen the article in the Washington Post

    Also, we have a new facebook page and pic of our label:

    Our website with various media links

    Thank you,

    Georgia Olive Farms

    • Hi tim,
      Thank you for contacting me. Please let me know when the oil is available When, Where? Price?

  2. I am the author of a best selling book on the lowcountry, “Shrimp, Collards and Grits”…art, history and recipes from the creeks and gardens of the lowcountry. This is a beautiful coffeetable book and now in its second printing. after just a few months. is my website.

  3. Hi Linda,
    We feature several Southern artisans here at steve mckenzie’s (new retail & showroom on Huff Rd NW). We are especially excited about Rebecca Wood’s lyrical line drawings that we just hung today. Yes, Rebecca of r. wood studio pottery in Athens…a very talented artist.

    Please contact me for a personal tour. My email is and our address is 996 Huff Rd NW, Ste E, Atlanta, T 404.618.0422.

    And we appreciate your support on facebook – Thanks!

  4. Thank you for the blog post! 🙂
    Hazel j Studstill
    Hj Designs

  5. deborah dietzler permalink

    Linda, Had occasion today to meet Jenny Fosgate and Jacqueline Crisci who created the benbini watch — they have a board on pinterest and the website is They are an Atlanta based company. The watch just won a major award at the NY baby show — only patented two bezel watch on the market. I think your readers would enjoy knowing about this.

    • I will check them out. Thanks so much for the suggestion. linda

      linda jerkins h: 678.298.7754 m: 678.429.7265 7165 twin branch road atlanta, ga 30328

      On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM, southernfinds

  6. Hadi Irvani permalink

    Hi Linda,

    I would love to send you a PeachDish. We are made in Atlanta.



  7. Jim Brams permalink

    Linda – Could you please contact me at Would like to add you to The Cook’s Warehouse media list. Thank you, Jim

  8. HI Linda. I have a story to tell about moving a family heritage barn from GA to NC. If interested, you can reach me at; 770-841-9761

    • Hi Jim,
      Sounds interesting. It doesn’t fit the criteria for my Southern made feature in the AJC. Thanks for reaching out.

  9. Your response to Jim Brams went to me instead. JSYK

  10. Hi Linda!

    Thank you for supporting Southern-made! My name is Mary Frances Flowers, and I own an eponymous accessories line out of Raleigh, NC. Our best-selling products come from our Custom Morse Code Collection. As a Southern belle growing up in Columbus, GA, I received more monogrammed items than I could count for birthdays and graduations. As a more-travelled adult, I found myself straying from the traditional monogram look and searching for something a bit more subtle to display my name proudly. The Morse Code Collection allows women to customize a necklace, ring, bracelet, or earring with letters, numbers, or words of their choosing in morse code. Men can customize a tie bar and, soon, a money clip and cufflinks, with their initials, the initials of a new child, a birthday, or an anniversary date. The possibilities are endless. Our morse code pieces are loved for their subtlety and beauty, and every piece of handmade in wax in our NC studio and then cast in NYC (all done right here in the US). We like to think of morse code as the New Monogram.

    I’d love to talk more with you about this collection! Feel free to view the pieces on my website: and get in touch via

    Mary Frances

  11. Hi Linda-

    We think of our work as a beautiful collaboration between people and bees, Southern bees that is!

    Each step in our hand-crafted process is designed to bring out the natural beauty and healthy burning properties of the 100% pure beeswax we source from Texas beekeepers and transform into premium beeswax candles.

    If you think we would bee a good fit for an article, please get in touch. We absolutely love honeybees, the South and functional design. High resolution images available if needed.

    With Gratitude,


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