June 2014 archive

America: Home Sweet Home

The fireworks and festivities are only a week and a day away!  July Fourth is just around the corner; a holiday that has traditionally been a day for barbeques, pool parties, weekend vacations, fireworks, and, of course, the grand ole U.S. of A.  We all know that a sensational fireworks display is the highlight of July Fourth, but flaunting your most bold reds, whites, and blues becomes part of the fun.  We’ll certainly see plenty of folks wearing their red, white and blue hues and denim cut offs made to look like the American flag.  But how many people will go the extra mile to create an outdoor atmosphere that screams, “AMERICA!”?  If you’d like to be one of those people this July Fourth, or in honor of today’s USA vs Germany Cup game, we’ve got some ideas to help you go the extra mile and really get into the spirit.

Naturally flags are always the go-to decor when you’re going for something patriotic, because there’s nothing more patriotic than a flag.  Duh.  But you can get creative with your red, white and blue decor by using umbrellas, lanterns, pillows, vintage drink crates, garden stools, and incorporating these colors into the foods and drinks you serve.  The great thing about combining your red, white and blue everyday decor is you can use these items all year round.

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Now go forth in the name of America and decorate!  We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe July Fourth weekend!

-Ainslea Hooton

 

 

 

 

 

 

PMC Throwback Thursday

Cleaning out and organizing our offices led us to discover a treasure trove of old photographs buried under piles of paper work.  We’ve shuffled through them at least once a week since their discovery, giving us windows of insight into the early days of Paul Michael Company.  We also learned just how many of our current employees have been here since the beginning, stayed loyal, and have grown with the company.

These gems are too good not to share, so here’s our first ever, and certainly not last, Throwback Thursday blog post.

Here's Paul and his crew, back in his jewelry selling days

Here’s Paul and his crew, back in his jewelry selling days

Our logo looked a little different, don't you think?

Our logo looked a little different, don’t you think?

The bare bones of our flagship store in Lake Village, AR

The bare bones of our flagship store in Lake Village, AR

Does this look familiar?

Does this look familiar?

Things have changed since our first days at Paul Michael Company

Things have changed since our first days at Paul Michael Company

And just for fun…

The Michael children in their Sunday best

The Michael children in their Sunday best

We have evolved and flourished as a company since our first store was built in 1993.  It’s always enlightening, humbling, and entertaining to look back and see how far we’ve come.

-Ainslea Hooton