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A PMC Fall Porch: Make the most of your space

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Cooler nights are finally becoming a regular occurrence here down south, and that means enjoying the fall evenings outside with good company, tasty food, and eye-catching, fall decor.

Pumpkins have been a staple in fall arrangement for centuries and it’s safe to say that isn’t changing any time soon.  Mixing pumpkins with different textures and colors creates some colorful eye-candy and keeps things interesting during the pumpkin filled season.

While pumpkins are the go-to fall decor item, incorporating other natural tones to your arrangement will double the impact and keep your eyes entertained no matter what angle!  Make an impression no matter the size of your space with some inspiration from our Paul Michael Company fall porch.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, pumpkin leaf spray, coffee cone thistle sprayfall foliage wreath, willow baskets, gold geometric pillow, cypress scroll bench, decorative metal tray, and amber lantern.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, cream jute pumpkin, curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, feather stems, teardrop door decor, and orange pillow  can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, coffee cone thistle spraypumpkin leaf spraywillow basketscypress scroll bench, and wall clock.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, cream jute pumpkin, feather stems, curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, and teardrop door decor can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkinassorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, and pumpkin leaf spray.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, and cream jute pumpkin can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, and pumpkin leaf spray.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, and cream jute pumpkin can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns,  small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, pumpkin leaf spraywillow basketswall clocklarge lantern, small lantern, green pumpkin spray, maple leaf spray, and coffee cone thistle spray.

Striped jute pumpkins, jute pear, feather stems, curved sticks, and teardrop door decor can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, pumpkin leaf spraywillow basketsgreen pumpkin spray, maple leaf spray, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkincoffee cone thistle spray, and cypress scroll bench.

Feather stems, curved sticks, and cowhide rug can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for  cream pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spraypumpkin leaf spray, coffee cone thistle spraywillow baskets, gold geometric pillow, cypress scroll bench, decorative metal tray, and amber lantern.

Curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, feather stems, and orange pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for  cream pumpkin, assorted acorns, willow baskets, gold geometric pillow, cypress scroll bench, decorative metal trayamber lantern, and cattail spray.

Live edge bench, cowhide ruge, and orange pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for  cream pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spraypumpkin leaf spray, cattail spraycoffee cone thistle sprayfall foliage wreathwillow baskets, gold geometric pillow, butterscotch pillowcypress scroll bench, decorative metal tray, and amber lantern.

Curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, feather stems, jute pear, and orange pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for fall foliage wreath.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Teardrop door decor can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gold geometric pillow and butterscotch pillow.

Striped jute pumpkin, jute pear, orange pillow, and honey pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

Using Emerald In Home Decor

It’s time to trade out those tangerine tango pillow covers for emerald because Pantone named its 2013 color of the year. Emerald is a particularly bright and energetic tone of green, and its connection to the gorgeous gemstone adds a luxurious element to its hue.  It’s a warm, versatile color that can transform a classically conservative design to a fresh and modern look. Here are some suggestions for using emerald in your home décor.

Make a splash

An accent wall is one of the easiest ways to incorporate emerald in home décor. All you need is a can of emerald paint and a roller. Remember that for living room and bedroom walls, matte paint eliminates glare. For bathrooms, high gloss paint is easier to clean and is moisture-resistant.

Cover up

Use emerald-accented pillow covers and throws on your sofa and armchairs. These items come in all price points.

Details

Pull your look together by decorating your rooms with emerald-accented wall art, vases and – the  most ubiquitous emerald item of them all — houseplants. Plants that come in this hue include pothos (devil’s ivy), English ivy, ferms and aglaonema (emerald beauties).

At Paul Michael Company, we’d love to help you find or create unique emerald accents for your home decor.  Stop by one of our store locations or check us out on Facebook for more information!

Ideas for Decorating Mantles for Fall

I think we can all agree that one of the most satisfying feelings is gathering around a toasty fire when it’s cold outside. To complement indoor fireplaces this fall with added ambiance, don’t forget to add some warm, seasonal decor on the mantle.

Since fireplaces are often the focal point of a room, you never want to leave this precious piece of decor real estate bare! Here are some wonderful ideas for fall mantle decor.

 

Incorporate some traditional symbols of the season, such as scarecrow, corn maize and cornucopias. 

Via Hoosier Homemade

Old frames and pennant banners are versatile accessories that can be used to create unique vintage mantle displays; plus, you can leave these year round and simply add seasonal touches, such as painted pumpkins for fall. 

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Via Diamond in the Stuff

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and create your own DIY decor such as wreaths and decorative letters using feathers, fabrics and even old window frames. 

Via Tatertots & Jello

Of course, you can never go wrong with an all-natural autumn vignette of dried leaves, pine cones, wheat sheathes and acorns, especially when you use these items to create a wreath centerpiece. 

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For ribbon, wreaths and any other craft supplies or decorative pieces you may need to achieve your own beautiful DIY holiday decor, stop in at one of the Paul Michael Company stores in Texas, Louisiana or Arkansas. Once you are done, snap a photo and share your mantle decor with us on the Paul Michael Co Facebook page.

The Origins of Traditional Fall & Thanksgiving Decor

thanksgiving traditions decorations We can all think of several items that are traditionally used to decorate during the fall season and Thanksgiving, but what do we really know about them? In our last post we began to explore the origins of different harvest celebrations, and now we’d like to look into the symbolic meanings of some of the most widely practiced traditions in fall harvest and Thanksgiving decorating.

Cornucopia: Latin for “horn of plenty,” this traditional piece of decor comes from Greek mythology. After Zeus rewarded the goat goddess Amalthea by transforming her into a constellation, he took one of her horns and presented it to the King of Crete. The horn proved to be a magical horn that was filled with any food or drink that the King desired. It remained a symbol of abundance for the Greek and Romans

Turkey: Known as the bird of the harvest, the turkey plays an important role in White Mountain Apache mythology and ancient Mayan and Aztec tribes. The turkey is responsible for the beginning of agriculture life, as the myth goes that a turkey gave a young brother and sister seeds and taught them how to grow corn. The turkey was additionally revered by ancient North American tribes for the way it shared roosting and nesting space.

Pumpkins and squash: These fruits were believed to have been first cultivated in the ancient Americas along river banks long before corn. They were known to store well, which made them an important food to harvest before the winter season. Once maize was discovered, early farmers began growing squash with corn and beans, an ancient farming tradition that became known as the “Three Sisters.”

Stay tuned for our next post where will we uncover the meanings of other fall harvest symbols that are still used in fall and Thanksgiving decorations today. Carry on these fall harvest traditions with meaningful and beautiful decor from Paul Michael Company in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.

 

Photo via Victorian Traditions/ Shutterstock.com

What Does the Fall Harvest Season Mean to You?

I know we’ve already been talking Christmas decorations, but we’d like to backtrack a bit to talk about an important celebration that happens before Santa and his helpers get involved: the harvest.

Here in the United States, harvest festivities occur throughout the autumn season and culminate with the holiday of Thanksgiving. But harvest celebrations have occurred throughout the world for thousands of years. Many traditions stemmed from ancient harvest celebrations that took place during the harvest full moon of the autumnal equinox as a way to give thanks to mother earth for providing us with food. And while many traditions revolve around the celebration of a successful harvest, they can mean different meanings to different cultures.

Harvest traditions and customs in the United States have taken on new meanings, however, as we have moved away from an agricultural society. Today, many people see harvest celebrations and Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for not only food but for all blessings and individuals in our lives.

What does the fall harvest mean to you? And how does your family celebrate the harvest season? Share with us in a comment!

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If you are looking to decorate your home with decor to celebrate the beautiful fall season and all of our bountiful blessings, let Paul Michael company help! From centerpieces to wreaths to yard props, we have all the items and decorations you need to help you celebrate fall and the harvest in your own special way! So be sure to come by one of the Paul Michael Company stores in Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas soon to get the best picks from our fall decor!

 

 

 

Photo via Yu Lan/ Shutterstock.com

Fall 2012 Decorating Trends

Move the cinnamon, clove and nutmeg to the front of your spice rack because fall is just about here! While preparing your home for the autumn season, think of adding warmth and spice to your home decor. To find out some of the top trends for fall decorating this year, She Knows Home & Garden asked top Pinterst users what they are pinning about.

Andrea Currie of TLC’s Craft Wars says . . .

 “This fall is all about showcasing fun fall colors in mix-and-match patterns.”

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Jennifer McAliley of the Scissors and Spatulas Pinterest page says . . .

“I love decorating outdoors with hay bales, pumpkins and mums (one of my favorite flowers!)”

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Via SheKnows

And Jennifer Holmes of the Dear Lillie Pinterest page says . . . .

“My favorite fall decor trend this year (and pretty much every year/season) is to bring the outdoors in!”

Via SheKnows

Paul Michael Company can help you celebrate the autumn season with mesh pumpkins and wreaths galore! Several of our decorative fall items are made with burlap and other natural materials and warm colors. Come by one of our stores to see our fall displays!

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Burlap-inspired, poly mesh autumn wreath that was made at our Monroe, Louisiana store for the WFR Relief Ministries' HeartFest Banquet.

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The "pumpkin patch" at the Paul Michael Company store in Lafayette, Louisiana