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3 Tips for Decorating with Pots in Your Outdoor Space

As you might have heard, we’ve gotten some beautiful pots in at Paul Michael Company. With spring here and summer around the bend, what better time to enjoy extra doses of flora in your outdoor space? Here are a few ideas for decorating with pots sure to spruce up your patio or porch in no time:

  1. To bump up curb appeal, place two large, matching potted plants on both sides of your front doorway.
  2. Group together pots of different sizes and colors for a fun container garden on the patio.
  3. Place a chic pot full of flowers as the centerpiece on your outdoor dining table.

Visit our Facebook page for details on our Buy One, Get One ½ Off deal on outdoor pots this weekend, 6/1/12 – 6/3/12. There are Paul Michael Company stores in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX. Happy outdoor decorating!

3 Tips for Decorating with Pots in Your Outdoor Space

As you might have heard, we’ve gotten some beautiful pots in at Paul Michael Company. With spring here and summer around the bend, what better time to enjoy extra doses of flora in your outdoor space? Here are a few ideas for decorating with pots sure to spruce up your patio or porch in no time:

  1. To bump up curb appeal, place two large, matching potted plants on both sides of your front doorway.
  2. Group together pots of different sizes and colors for a fun container garden on the patio.
  3. Place a chic pot full of flowers as the centerpiece on your outdoor dining table.

Visit our Facebook page for details on our Buy One, Get One ½ Off deal on outdoor pots this weekend, 6/1/12 – 6/3/12. There are Paul Michael Company stores in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX. Happy outdoor decorating!

Outdoor Seating: Vintage Spring Rockers and More

Sitting on our vintage spring rockers under a fan while sipping a cool beverage and watching the sun set on the lake will be our MO after work for the next few months. Paul is obsessed with the rockers—we own a number of them and also sell them in the stores.

These are on our back porch and are Paul’s personal favorites.

We have a total of eight of these and love them all. Our house overlooks a lake, and this is our special cocktail hour place to sit and watch the sun set.

We also enjoy mixing it up with old wicker pieces.

We hope you love spending time in your outdoor space as much as we do!

—Debbie Michael

Outdoor Seating: Vintage Spring Rockers and More

Sitting on our vintage spring rockers under a fan while sipping a cool beverage and watching the sun set on the lake will be our MO after work for the next few months. Paul is obsessed with the rockers—we own a number of them and also sell them in the stores.

These are on our back porch and are Paul’s personal favorites.

We have a total of eight of these and love them all. Our house overlooks a lake, and this is our special cocktail hour place to sit and watch the sun set.

We also enjoy mixing it up with old wicker pieces.

We hope you love spending time in your outdoor space as much as we do!

—Debbie Michael

From Skis to Chairs: See Paul’s New Creation!

Things are reaching new creative heights in Paul’s World. His latest creation is an adirondack chair made of—drum roll, please—vintage snow skis from around the world!

These chairs are so cool, and being repurposed from something old into something functional and new, they’re green as well. The skis come from different vintages and countries, making the chairs as unique as can be.

They’re perfect for spending a relaxing day or evening out on the patio, sipping sweet tea or enjoying the latest bestseller.

The unlikely switch from cold-weather accoutrement to warm-weather furniture makes them even more unexpected and the perfect conversation starter.

What do you think about this ski to chair transformation? Leave a comment below to let us know!

You can stop by a Paul Michael Company store to see more of our offerings. We have locations in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

Patriotic Décor: Red, White and Blue Galore

Do you want to get festive for a Memorial Day cookout? Or are you already starting to plan your celebration for the Fourth of July? Memorial Day is only about a month away, and July 4 will be here before we know it. Check out these patriotic décor options from Paul Michael Company for some red, white and blue inspiration:

Tyler in our Lafayette location came up with this fabulous wreath, complete with the American flag and accessories resembling exciting fireworks.

Tyler also designed this Star-Spangled gem! How cute is this?!

Stop by a Paul Michael Company location to get ready for your upcoming patriotic festivities! We have stores in Lafayette, LA; Monroe, LA; Lake Village, AR; and Canton, TX. You can find addresses and hours for all of them on the Contact page of our blog. Simply subscribe to see all our updates on holiday décor, decorating tips and trends, Paul’s World and more.

Time for a Girls’ Day Out? Come to Paul Michael Company!

All ladies need a nice girl’s day out once in a while. If you’re itching for a fun day with friends, think about doing what this lovely group did and head to Paul Michael Company!

You can use the time to gather around a Creation Station area and make a custom wreath from your favorite spring colors, or you can enjoy taking time to browse the store—without your man looking at his watch every five minutes! Paul Michael Company is full of treasures, from fine decorative accessories to unique, locally made furnishings, so it’s always a visual experience.

All four of our stores—located in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX—have Creation Stations for designing wreaths just for you. Like we mentioned on our Facebook page, if you’re getting ready for a girls’ day out at Paul Michael Company, call ahead—we’ll ensure you and your girls are well taken care of!

Want a Quick Kitchen Update?

If you want a new look in your kitchen, you don’t have to spring for a full-fledged remodel. Switching out small accessories can go a really long way! Put out a bowl of colorful fruit on the counter, add a vase of fresh flowers and bring in new towels for a quick kitchen update you’ll love this spring. Here are some of the kitchen towels we have at Paul Michael Company:

These pink floral designs look fabulous with their red trim and cooking-related decorations like spatulas and whisks.

Roosters are a popular kitchen motif, and these black, white and red towels match this adorable apron!

If you love your leafy greens, these veggie-inspired designs are right up your alley.

Visit the Paul Michael Company Facebook page to see more of our kitchen linens for spring.

Have any of these designs caught your eye? Leave a comment about which is your favorite!

How to Make Our Carrot Mesh Design

When we posted a picture of this carrot mesh design by Paul Michael Company’s creative designers on our Facebook page, it was met with an overwhelmingly positive response—more than 230 people liked it!

Many even asked about how to make one. If you love to DIY decor, we’ve not only posted instructions on our Facebook page for the carrot mesh design, but also made a how-to video to help—and of course we wanted our blog readers to be able to see it, too!

The instructions in the video take you through the steps of making a carrot like this one with two different options: Option A, using 4-inch-by-25-yards of green mesh ribbon, or Option B, using 21-inch-by-10-yards of green mesh ribbon.

You can make a carrot like this using a half cone form with green and orange mesh, or we can make one for you!

Check Out the Fresh Look at Paul Michael Stores

All of the Paul Michael Company stores have undergone a makeover!

In addition to lots of new furniture, there are more Easter items and an expanded Creation Station where designers are making the cutest fresh spring and Easter wreaths. We even installed a how-to video in the Monroe location so you can watch how to make a wreath yourself! (You can also check out our Whimsical Wreath Workshop video in this post on working with mesh.)

The French Countryside section in our Monroe store.

All the stores also have designated sections now, including Modern and Chic, Farmer’s Market, Going Global, By the Sea, English Cottage, Here Comes the Bride and Easter parade. The products in these areas go along with the theme.

Nearly everyone who’s come in has noticed the new look and can’t believe it. We hope you’ll visit to see the makeovers, too! We have store locations in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

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