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05 March 2014

Pink House Press

What do southern values, Ray Charles, and Carolina blue have in common? They’re all a part of Carolann Belk’s Pink House Press. Pink House Press houses some of the most adorable (and affordable!) prints and drink holders around...all laced in southern hospitality.

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Carolann, the owner and operator of Pink House Press, on an unseasonably warm February afternoon after several days of Atlanta snow. Stick around and learn more about this charming belle and her southern pride prints. 

Why did you decide to focus your shop and designs on the spirit of the south?
I moved to New York City after graduating from UNC, and I became re-obsessed with everything southern. I missed it so much here. I think that reinvigorated me to be inspired by everything southern. Even when I moved to Atlanta, I found myself constantly looking up southern things on Etsy and everywhere else. That’s how Pink House Press came to be. 
What is your favorite product that you sell?
It has to be my original Carolina print because it is an homage to my alma mater, and it was the first thing I ever made, so it was the most exciting product, too. 
Tell me your definition of "southern hospitality"?
For guys, treating ladies with chivalry and having the “old” manners; being respectful towards women. For girls, putting on a smile even when you don’t want to…to everyone you meet…and if you really don’t like someone, “bless their heart.”
Fill in the blank: one thing every home should have is...
Photos or some type of art that means something to you.
What is your favorite southern dish? Pecan pie or key lime pie?
It’s a tie between my mom's fried okra her cheese grits; she makes the best cheese grits. Better yet: fried okra with cheese grits. Definitely pe-can pie! 
What was the last book you read?
I don’t read a ton of books, but Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the last book I read start to finish and actually enjoyed; it made me want to move to Savannah. 
Want to read more about Carolann and get to know the story of Pink House Press even better? Head over to Mainly Southern for the full interview! In the meantime, Carolann is offering 20% off of her shop right now with the code "DOTS20".  AND! She's offering you a chance to win a print & drink holder combo of your choice.

To Enter:

Visit Pink House Press and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite drink holder & print combination is. Don't forget to include your email, so I know how to reach you if you're the big winner!

For an extra entry like Probably Polka Dots on Facebook and leave another comment below stating that you did.
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For even more entries, follow Pink House Press on Instagram and leave another comment below!

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, March 19th and is open to US residents only. Winner will be notified via email.

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  1. I would pick the Rocky Top Tennessee Koozie in Navy for my friend who is from Tennessee
    Thanks for the chance!
    email - mercedeslyne (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. gone to Carolina in my mind koozie in UNC blue!

  3. Most definitely the "Get Your Shine On" Florida koozie. I'm a Midwest girl, but we vacation there every year! What a great Etsy shop -- just favorited it :)

  4. I would LOVE the Florida Georgia line koozie as an homage to my home state. :)

    ~ Joanie

  5. I follow Pink House Press on Insta :D


  6. I would choose the Texas Koozie "Deep in the Heart of Texas" in Navy!
    Erika W.


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