PMC Presents Designed in the Delta

PaulMichaelCompany_DesignedInTheDelta Ladies 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-Office The-Ladies Photos 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_Woodshop PaulMichaelCompany_LaserEngraver PaulMichaelCompany_CuttingBoard Each 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_GroupPhoto PaulMichaelCompany_Woodshop We 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_AmishStore Pictured 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_CreationStation PaulMichaelCompany_CreationStation The 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_CampDinner Paul 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_CampDinner PaulMichaelCompany_CampDinner We 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?

 

 

4 Comments on PMC Presents Designed in the Delta

  1. Jacqueline
    December 21, 2013 at 10:18 am (10 months ago)

    Such a fun post! Great memories.

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    • Ashley Mayo
      December 23, 2013 at 9:55 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks, Jacqueline! We hope you come back to visit us soon!

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  2. Debbie
    December 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm (10 months ago)

    This was an amazing and fun time. I’m still trying to get my head wrapped around all of it! xoxoxo

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    • Ashley Mayo
      December 29, 2013 at 8:14 am (10 months ago)

      Thank you, Debbie! We had a wonderful time showing you ladies how we do things in the Delta!

      Reply

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