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Lydia Pearson arranges the centrally located display table featuring selections for the bridal registries.

AMORY – Lydia Pearson is a freshman English teacher at Hatley High School but on the side, she lives out her knack for decorating through her business All That & A Little More, which opened earlier this year.

“It is something I’ve always loved to do,” Pearson said, who has been decorating for the last five or six years. “I felt that this kind of store was needed in Amory.”

The feel of an airy country cabin pervades the atmosphere as guests step through the entrance. The shiplap plank wall behind the service counter immediately captures the eye before the customer’s view expands to view the bookcases with pillows and antique window frames with examples of family photos.

The little store competes with larger merchants by offering an extensive bridal registry, modern- and farmhouse-style home décor and unique gifts. The bridal registry and dinnerware anchor the inventory.

A unique feature of Pearson’s inventory is Mississippi-made items including reasonably priced pottery and fine art. Artsy items include Pearson’s own hand-lettered show cards for the bridal registry table.

Her customer service includes making surprise deliveries.

“I made one bride-to-be very happy one afternoon,” she said. “We love making deliveries to bridal showers.”

Pearson is a member of Amory Main Street and the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, Pearson’s inventory may be viewed by searching her company name on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

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