With bathing suits in the stores and the countdown to summer started, I can’t wait to go out on the boat and play in the lake. To show my love for fun days out on the lake, I have a shabby chic wooden sign hung up in my house that reads, “What happens at the lake, stays at the lake.” It was made by a local OTP company in Acworth called Go Jump in the Lake.
Go Jump in the Lake specializes in rustic, shabby chic signs and photo frames. The company has expanded their themes to beach, mountain, river, nursery rhymes, and home concepts, like pets and chocolate! They also have apparel wear from baby onesies to shirts, as well as koozies and mugs.
One of their categories is children’s nursery sayings. My girlfriend loves the “You are my sunshine song” sign, as that is something she sang to her boys when they were little; it brings back great memories for her.
Go Jump in the Lake was just a hobby for several years doing local craft shows and growing their list of products. After starting in their kitchen in 2006, they made a few signs for fun on small scraps of plywood. The signs were so popular at a local craft show that they sold out before lunch. So that night they made 40 more — and sold out of those as well.
In 2009, they began selling at the Atlanta Gift Mart. Nationally, they are featured in catalogs and stores for One Kings Lane, LL Bean, Swoozies and more. Locally, they have some distribution at the Woodstock Antique Market with several of the vendors.
At the time, there were only two other companies selling screen printed artwork on wood. Since then, the category has exploded. A quick look on Pinterest and Etsy will tell you how popular the sign category has become — and the owners of Go Jump in the Lake are the original creators.You may have seen their signs on Etsy, Pinterest, at the Yellow Daisy Stone Mountain Festival, and in stores throughout OTP. They also have an easy to use website for ordering, too.
Now they have a large industrial warehouse in Acworth, Ga with 12 employees that go through a couple of pallets of plywood each week. Every day, they make a handmade product that is like nothing else out there. And Scoop loves a unique Made OTP product! Check them out on Facebook too, and enjoy the scoop!