December 2013 archive

Ask and you shall receive…

I would have to say we have two most frequently asked questions: 1) Do you have a website? and 2) When will this go on sale? Well, to answer the first… YES! We launched our online store Sept. 1st of this year.  And, to answer the second, now! Did you know that we only have a sale two times a year, and one of them is going on now through January 26th.  Everything in the store is at least 25% off on up to 50% off. Some Alley Cats and Scratch and Dent is even 75% off!

SaleSo, stock up on your Christmas favorites like Mesh…

re1033f6Or, our exclusive, made in Dermott, Ar, USA cutting boards… All 25% Off.

pmd_cb018Or, snuggle up with our down-filled throw pillows… They come in all shapes, sizes, patterns and colors.

v350630Cozy up with a sheepskin rug, perfect for when you or your baby wanna crawl around on the floor, hehe.

79589-610x610-1352201932-primaryUpgrade your everyday dishes with our exclusive, made in Portugal tableware…

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Or, maybe you need to buy the perfect gift from our Home Fragrance section – featuring Aquiesse Candles (there is a book of matches hidden in the lid, which doubles as a trivet- Genius!)

99033_passion_fruit_citrus_11oz_decorative_tin_72dpiYou can shop the sale at all four of our locations and online now! Hurry in for the best selection.

-Elizabeth Michael

PMC Presents Designed in the Delta

PaulMichaelCompany_DesignedInTheDeltaLadies and Gents! I’m happy to report that our first “Designed in the Delta” Blogger event was a success! We had the loveliest ladies attend. They were a true delight to host! Those in attendance were Creative Outpour, Delta Moxie, Dining with Debbie, The Park Wife, and Ramblings of a Little Wife. These talented women traveled far and wide to spend three days in Lake Village designing, dining and discovering the Delta.

Thursday evening began with cocktails at Paul’s newly renovated office on Main Street in Lake Village. After cocktails we headed to the Paul Michael Company’s Holiday Party; an after-hours event held annually in appreciation for our customers. Our guests shopped, nibbled, giggled, and “got to know the locals.” Our night ended at the Lake Chicot State Park around a fire with friends and some exceptionally funny conversation. It is safe to say that this group of ladies was not lacking in class clowns!

PMC-Pauls-OfficeThe-LadiesPhotos above borrowed from Creative Outpour :) Thanks, Jacqueline!

The next morning our guests wanted to know “where they could find wifi in Lake Village”… and that is how we ended up having breakfast at our local McDonald’s. Kellee, aka Delta Moxie decided to take one for the team and ride in the back. She’s so tiny and precious that it seemed like the logical choice.

photo(63)After breakfast we drove the ladies to our woodshop in Dermott, AR where Paul’s son, Jake, showed them the lay of the land and how we make our cutting boards.

PaulMichaelCompany_WoodshopPaulMichaelCompany_LaserEngraverPaulMichaelCompany_CuttingBoardEach blogger got their own custom engraved cutting board to take home with them. We hope they “serve” as a reminder of their trip to the Delta :) Below is a picture of the group posing by some of our raw materials. Jacqueline was our girly girl that decided “appropriate footwear” meant pumps! So stinking cute!

PaulMichaelCompany_GroupPhotoPaulMichaelCompany_WoodshopWe decided to eat lunch at the Amish Store in Dermott. The owner brought out fresh baked bread, fed us lunch, and sent our guests home with goodies.

PaulMichaelCompany_AmishStorePictured above are a few of the homemade treats we noshed on while we waited for our delicious deli sandwiches.

Once we filled our bellies we headed back to the store for a wreath making demonstration led by the super talented, Tanna! Most of these ladies had never worked with deco mesh, I know…crazy, right?!

PaulMichaelCompany_CreationStationPaulMichaelCompany_CreationStationThe Park Wife made sure to get tips from Tanna about adding ribbon to her wreath.

The next leg of our adventure led us deep into the woods for a little campfire dinner. Paul graciously offered to cook dinner for our “hen party” at his camp EVEN THOUGH it was hunting season and the men had to wake up super early the next morning.

PaulMichaelCompany_CampDinnerPaul and Jake gave the ladies a little lesson about cooking deer steaks over an open flame. While the men tended to the meal we gave lessons on what exactly it meant to dress “Delta Casual” and how to set a table for a dinner party at “the camp”.

PaulMichaelCompany_CampDinnerPaulMichaelCompany_CampDinnerWe woke up early the next morning to say farewell. The ladies indulged with biscuits-n-gravy and omelets as big as their smiling faces from our favorite cafe, JJ’s. It was such a treat to host these fantastic and talented women in our little corner of the state. Y’all come back now ya hear!

I wonder if everyone would be as brave as these ladies? Would you eat Venison or take a trip to our woodshop in pumps?

 

 

PMC Cooks: Delta Duck Wraps

DeltaMeal_PaulMichaelCompanyGrits + greens + duck wraps = party in yo’ mouth!

The cold weather can’t stop us from having a good time or a good meal for that matter. Since it’s been so chilly the last few days we decided to bring a little heat to our meal time festivities with spicy cheese grits and bacon-jalapeno duck wrap kabobs.

DuckBreast_PaulMichaelCompanyCube duck breast on cutting board.

Jalapeno_PaulMichaelCompanyCut jalapeno into 1/4 inch thick rounds. If you place slices of jalapeno in between duck wraps on skewer they will be spicy but not overwhelming.

DuckKabobs_PaulMichaelCompanyPlace cubed duck breast and hunk of cream cheese on bacon slice. Roll and place on skewer. Add slice of jalapeno between each wrap for a little kick!

CuttingBoard_PaulMichaelCompanyBaste your kabobs with a little honey, then it’s time to put them on the grill. Cook bacon on one side then flip.

Grill_PaulMichaelCompanyOnce bacon is crispy on both sides remove from grill and enjoy.

DuckWraps_PaulMichaelCompanyIngredients for Spicy Cheese Grits:

1 cup yellow stone-ground grits

2 large creole tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped bacon

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup sliced garlic

3 cups water

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tsp salt

2 tbsps canned chopped green chiles

1/4 cup mild Cheddar cheese

Recipe:

In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, cook bacon until crisp. Reserve drippings in pan. Add tomatoes, butter, and garlic. Saute until garlic is tender. Mix in water, cream, salt, and chiles then bring to a boil. Gradually stir in grits, blending well. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Remove from heat and then blend in cheese until melted.

 

 

 

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

When the temperatures drop, the best place to be is cuddled up in a leather chair drinking a hot toddy and reading a good book next to the fireplace. Sorta like this…

Cozy up in leather and sheep skin.

Cozy up in leather and sheep skin.

Old Man Winter is knocking on the door and warming up the house with sheep and cow skins has never been more on trend. A subtle touch of fur goes a long way. Place a rug by the fireplace, put your feet up on ottoman, or rest your head on a fuzzy pillow. We call this Luxe Lodge.

PMC has sheep skins from New Zealand to keep you warm.

PMC has sheep skins from New Zealand to keep you warm.

Since it’s cold outside, might as well stay inside and stock up for the holiday season at Paul Michael Company’s online store. Stay warm, friends!

Easy DIY Holiday Centerpieces

After you put up a tree it’s easy to call it quits but why stop there when there are so many simple ways to spread the holiday cheer throughout your home? I know…you’re thinking who has the time? Well these ideas are super easy and très adorable. You could probably do most of them during the commercial breaks of your favorite holiday special (mine is The Grinch)!

These are some of my favorite Pinterest finds!

ClocheWithCones_PaulMichaelCompany GlobesUnderGlass_PaulMichaelCompany CristmasContainers_PaulMichaelCompnay Fuit&Foliage_PaulMichaelCompanyAll of the above just involve placing a few items in decorative glass. We have all of the ornaments, pinecones, and glass you need to get this look together!

I also liked these less conventional Christmas creations.

DecorDisplay_PaulMichaelCompanyInstead of desserts display your favorite ornaments.

BallBowl_PaulMichaelCompanyDon’t have a fireplace to keep you cozy? I think those candles are a great way to create a festive feel and warm up a room.

LoadedLantern_PaulMichaelCompany MercuryGlassGreenery_PaulMichaelCompanyFollow today’s trends and use lanterns and mercury glass. Bonus points *these items will be easy to incorporate into your home decor even after Christmas!

And now for the grandest of all the DIY Christmas looks! Drumroll please…….

TwigBranchTree_PaulMichaelCompanyPick the container of your choice, grab some branches from the yard, add little bit of floral foam and you’re in business!