The first time I saw Teri White was when I was peeking through my kitchen window when Blair White first brought her home to meet his Mother Joyce White. I remember saying to Ange,
“Holy cow that is one hot looking woman Blair just brought home!”
I am not going to tell you how many years I have known her as this would “out” our ages. Not that I hide anything, and yes I was around when they discovered the wheel.Through the years I went to weddings, funerals, and talked to her as neighbours do when she came to visit Joyce. I knew she was once a florist in Perth, and then became the Pampered Chef icon of this area. Whenever there was something buzzing Teri was there.
I always thought I knew Teri White– but did I really know her? I don’t really think I ever knew the force that lives inside of this woman. I found out quickly when we put on the Ladies Who Lunch event in June. For those that don’t know me– it was a personal emotional struggle. But through the darkest of moments, Teri was there beside me online or offline offering me this single thought—-and I will always thank her for that LOL.
Anywhere she goes with her pop-up boutique on wheels, Teri White creates a unique environment. She treats her customers to what you can’t find locally at prices you can actually afford. Whether it be home or office trunk shows, or even fundraising opportunities–Teri created Swirlicious to meet the needs of the person who wants something special that is hand stamped.
Teri listens to what people want, and delivers products that women love. “It’s not all about me,” as she says, so her one-of-a-kind hand stamped pieces lets your imagination run wild. Her exceptional flair for design and attention to detail make each item as special as you. AND- you can believe her when she says it’s not all about me a I have found out personally.
As a designer in many aspects of her life, Teri became intrigued with finding unique items that would stand out in a crowd while being affordable and fun to wear. Rather than scooping up fast-fashion pieces that could fall apart in months, she offers quality product that will last for seasons.
As a bonus, shoppers local to the Ottawa Valley, have a chance to come and visit her home studio. Teri will always be there on hand to help customers style their choices of either jewelery, purses, hats, scarves and more. Swirlicious offers fashion and flair with an element of surprise.
Teri has been in business since 2006 originally on Etsy and a full online web site for the past 2 years. Her business is independently owned and operated (with a small staff of a husband & 2 boys to help out.) Swirlicious is currently open by appointment, so please contact her for your personal shopping experience.
So tomorrow October 31st– not only is it Halloween but you can attend the shopping event of the year at the old Carambeck School in Carleton Place. Teri will have her Swirlicious goodies there in full force. I am going to be there also selling my books, photos of Carleton Place, fudge and a few one of a kind outrageous hats that might decorate a wall instead of a head LOL.. See you there!
Blogs about the upcoming Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event