Archive of ‘Recycled / Reclaimed’ category

Georgia Pellegrini Features Paul Michael Co. Furnishings

Georgia Pellegrini, author of Girl Hunter, recently highlighted her trip to Lake Village, AR on her blog, and included details on her time spent at the Paul Michael Company workshop. First, we want to give Georgia a big thank you for featuring us on her blog!

Everyone else, be sure to check out her post on Lake Village. Here’s a small excerpt from what she included of this visit:

“And then I visited Paul Michael’s workshop. I’ve been there before and showed you what he builds and what he works on every day. It’s recycled beautiful things that he repurposes into furniture. I loved this piece especially. It would be lovely in a bathroom full of linens and soaps and trinkets.”

Head over to her blog to see more pictures and information on some of the Paul Michael furnishings she saw.

Interested in checking out Paul Michael Company offerings for yourself? Our four locations are in Lake Village, AR; Montroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

Image via georgiapellegrini.com

Picking at First Monday Trade Days in Canton

Picking seems to be a popular topic on television these days, partially fueled by the economic times and the trend to reclaim. Before picking gained its popularity, my mom and dad were drawn to the Old-World style of wheeling and dealing centered around the flea market culture. They actually met in my mom’s antique clothing store in Nashville, Betty Boop’s, over negotiations for a stuffed peacock.

Paul got his start wheeling and dealing in antiques for restaurants at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX, and since then our business has grown to multiple retail locations, including one right down the road from the First Monday grounds.

As a family, we still love to go to First Monday early and hunt for hidden treasures. You have to be patient, though, because there are miles and miles of vendors to cover. And bring cash because the concept of credit cards or checks doesn’t exist. Our favorite spot on grounds is the “unreserved” section because you never know who will be there or what they will bring. On the grounds, you will also find your fair share of new clothing, decor, pet accessories, sunglasses and so on.

These are all picks from the First Monday grounds…

And here’s a look at the grounds being set up…

Once a month, Canton is a shopping mecca, drawing customers from miles and miles around. I think customers enjoy our store because it is 25,000 square feet of climate-controlled treasures. We layer in old with the new and always keep it visually exciting. Also, we serve complimentary snacks and refreshments all day long and start Happy Hour at 5 p.m. every day during First Monday.

You can find a calendar on the First Monday Canton website.

Happy Picking!

—Elizabeth Michael

Great Storage Solutions for Home Organization

Many people made the resolution to get organized for the New Year, and we know this isn’t always a simple task. From mail and paperwork to craft supplies and accessories, clutter just has a way of piling up. Not to worry, though, because we have an array of great storage solutions for home organization at Paul Michael Company that’ll have your paraphernalia organized and out of sight in no time! Here are just some of our organizational offerings:

Baskets and trunks are perfect for containing clutter while looking stylish!

Stash odds and ends in a chest of drawers while displaying lovely decor on the top surface.

We also have exclusive pieces we design and make in Arkansas out of reclaimed native wood and found, antique galvanized mechanist buckets.

Shelving is another fantastic option for your home organizational needs. Use shelves to hold any number of things, including books, photo albums, linens, and even your pretty baskets!

Happy organizing!

2012’s Big Decorating Trends

Orange will be a popular hue in 2012.

For those of you looking to freshen up your decor for 2012, we want to share some of the big decorating trends for this year. MSN’s Glo did a great piece covering such trends. Here are a few that we’re most excited about:

  • Incorporating vintage pieces is all the rage for 2012, not only for their go-green appeal, but also because they offer that wonderful classic style.
  • People will also be looking for more great furnishings made right here in the U.S. It’s all about going local, and even more special if the pieces are handmade.
  • Pantone has set the color scene by naming Tangerine Tango its 2012 Color of the Year. Add a few pops of orange to your décor to keep it fresh and exciting.

Check out Glo’s whole slideshow to learn about more of the year’s big trends. How are you planning to update your space in 2012?

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