Meet the Team of
Classic Tassels and More
We have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT . ..
Well here it is! !!!
Classic Tassels and More has been SOLD
and we have NEW OWNERS
Jennifer Bates (Jen) is the excited new owner of Classic Tassels and has partnered with her daughter Catie Fredrickson who will be serving as Marketing and Media Manager and a Buyer. They are new to the business, but have been customers and lovers of classic tassels for years. Jennifer is a personal friend of the previous owner, Donna, and is excited to continue the tradition, quality and classic style of these custom handmade pieces that Donna and her daughter have designed over the past ten years. Jennifer and Catie are both passionate about the business and can’t wait to meet and serve the customers who love the tassels as well.
Jennifer was born in Pinehurst, NC and grew up in North Carolina and southcentral Virginia. Inspired by her English teachers with a love of language and writing, she double majored in English and Psychology at Virginia Tech, and finished her Bachelor Degrees at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She has a passion for design, painting, interior design, and writing. After marrying and raising 4 children, she channeled her creative talents working in the print and marketing industry for 10 years, as well as working as a personal shopper and wardrobe stylist for women who had distinctive tastes, high profile careers and who traveled frequently. Jennifer lives in Greensboro, NC and is active in serving her community in the Sedgefield Womans Club, and as President of the Sedgefield Colony Garden Club. She is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She loves entertaining friends and family at dinner parties, backyard cookouts, and specialty themed cocktail parties. Her home is her haven, and she is constantly updating and tweaking details to make her home a place of comfort and style. She enjoys golf, tennis, cooking and gardening, as well as spending time with her husband Dave and their children. She has one grandson, Banks and is excited to welcome her second grandson (no name yet) in June. She and her husband love cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Virginia Tech Hokies, and the Pittsburgh Steelers!
Catie was raised in Burlington, North Carolina spent the majority of her childhood playing soccer and tennis. During her time at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she was inspired by a Human Development professor, and decided to complete her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies in May of 2017. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she spent the next two years at North Carolina State University obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Inspired by a commitment to service and leading with integrity and distinction, Catie decided to focus on Human Resource Management and has worked for the leading LTL transportation carrier, Old Dominion Freight Line, since completing her Master’s. In her free time, Catie loves spending time with her husband, their son, Banks, and their two small pups! Together, the family loves cheering on the Wolfpack and the Carolina Panthers during football season! Jennifer’s daughter Catie is her right hand with marketing, assisting with the website, and various social media platforms. Together, they make the dream team!
At Classic Tassels and More, decorative Tassels are designed to celebrate special moments in your life. They add flair for expressing your personal style or nostalgic touches to your home decor. We are proud to say our tassels are handmade in America.