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Holiday Tables for Every Style

MakeoverHosting holiday parties or Christmas dinner this holiday season?  Take some inspiration from our store locations for the perfect holiday tablescape or centerpiece!  You don’t have to be a pro to put together an impressive holiday arrangement; find your style and let your creativity flow!

Glass Trees from our Canton, TX location

Glass Trees from our Canton, TX location

Create a Frozen look with snowy whites and wintery blues.

Walnut table, dining chairs, glass trees with LED bases, leaf sprays, glass vases, chandeliers, weave orb ornaments, and gold dinner plate available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for 60in pampas grass, salad plate, and dinner plate.

Glass Trees from our Monroe, LA location

Glass Trees from our Lake Village, AR location

Mix in metallics and sparkle for an icy yet elegant Frozen look.

Glass trees with LED bases, glass chargers, cake stand, candleholder, glitter candles, 8in mercury Christmas bottle, napkin rings, and branch mesh available  Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for honeycomb silver plates, silver beaded boxes, and 6in mercury Christmas bottle.

Wintergreen from our Canton, TX location

Wintergreen from our Canton, TX location

Sticking to a color scheme can pave the way for a sophisticated or playful setting!

Beaded trees, silver standing deer, teardrop ornament, blue Fleur de Lis cup and saucer set, white napkin, decorative blue bowl available Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for gold glass ornaments, snowflake ribbon, blue Fleur de Lis dinner plate, splendor dinner plate,  blue Fleur de Lis salad plateblue Fleur de Lis bowl, glass goblet, and glittered fern spray.

Blue Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Blue Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Break away from the traditional reds and greens with icy blues.

Blue hurricane, dark wood candleholder, snowflake napkin ring, blue napkin, polkadot salad plate, metallic votive holders, burlap runner, 6ft reclaimed pine table, and blue vase available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for honeycomb silver plate, honeycomb bowl6in mercury Christmas bottle, white candlestick, and bay leaf spray.

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

An easy way to create a stylish tablesetting is with festive dishware.  Get the Christmas look with minmal effort!

Christmas pattern dishware, reclaimed pine table, dining chairs, mango wood bowl, decorative twig ball, natural placemats, crabapple spray, and cedar greenery available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas pattern dishware, natural placemats, Lazy Susan cutting boards, antler piece, nutcracker, red snowflake mesh, red stripe ornaments, rope ball, star caddy, holly branch, dining chairs, and reclaimed pine dining table available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for wooden heart hangtagsalad plate, and dinner plate.

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Take your Christmas dishware settings to the next level with a centerpiece arrangement to match!  Mix and match your Christmas dishes with non-seasonal dishware to break apart your Christmas patterns.

Natural placemats, driftwood bowl, wood candlesticks, gold lined drinking glass, natural balls, gold charger, galvanized tin cylinder, gold candleholder, silver bowl with wood base, gold orb, reclaimed pine dining table, natural sprays, and dining chairs available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for reindeer plate, pinecone swag, and honeycomb silver plate.

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Use Christmas accessories with some sparkle for a tablescape that will transition easily into your New Year’s day festivities.

Dining table, dining chairs, Christmas stockings, light fixtures, mirror, area rug, oversized clock, mercury vases, pinecone picks, set of 3 gold candleholders, glass cloche, gold decorative bowl, blue napkins, pearl napkin ring, gold serving tray, gold glass container, silver glitter gandleholder, decorative gold container with wood base, metallic votives, gold mercury trees, and set of glitter pinecones available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for gold heart locket mirror, 64in pearl garland, foam gold pear, acorn ornament, 5in feather ornament, 8in feather ornament, oval cutting board, cocktail set, beaded gold pill box, metallic orbs, vintage glass votive, and etched mercury glass frame.

Whether you go for traditional Christmas or try something new, stick to your style and you’re sure to impress!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

 

 

 

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!

Decorative Winter Wreaths

Although there is a connection between the winter holidays and decorative wreaths, a wreath can be successfully implemented into tasteful decoration during any season. Experimenting with alternative materials, various color schemes, and cute themes, you can craft something impressive with minimal time and effort.

Stay winter ready with a beautiful holiday wreath

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A comfortable, traditional, feeling can be inspired by a well-constructed wreath in dark browns and neutral tones. Consider using a retired wheel as the base for your project and supplementing it with natural items such as sticks, leaves, and berries.

Bright flowers, colorful herbs, and man-made decorative accessories can combine for an uplifting and fun summer wreath. Try to stick to a monochromatic theme and match existing atmosphere or even use small, fresh, fruits for a novel appeal, though this may cause for a short-lived wreath.

You can also make wreathes for other holidays.  For example, folding together green, purple, and yellow ribbon into a bushy wreath sets a lovely Mardi Gras tone. It can be accentuated with bright baubles, bells, beads, and balls to add a festive touch and adorning the wreath with appropriate masks will pull the message together.

For unique materials and inspiration for your next wreath project, be sure to stop by Paul Michael Company.  We have stores in Lake Village, AR; Canton, TX; Monroe, LA; and Lafayette, LA.  Be sure to visit us on Facebook!

Decorating with Vases to Make a Statement Tablescape

Attractive home decor is a matter of blending shapes, color, and texture. Decorating with vases, and their infinite geometry, colors, and materials makes a stunning table display. Try these ideas to display your unique vases in lovely arrangements in your home.

Try adding a vase to your home decor.

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  • Pick a large-based, wide-mouthed tall vase. Place a single candle in a holiday color. Or, fill the vase with sea shells, small crystals, river stones, or preserved fruit. Use the contents to support seasonal flowers or a flat candle on top
  • Choose a medium width, tall, and clear vase. Put gravel in bottom and a live fish or water plant in the clear water above. Place small stones in the bottom to support dried flowers with long stems. Stuff it with varicolored sheets of tissue paper. Or, plant a blooming tulip or other bulb flower in a small base of soil.
  • Now, you can simply multiply the vases described above into a cluster of varying widths and heights. However, you might consider spray painting the bottles in individual colors, wrapping them in ribbon or hemp, or covering them with decoupage or lace. Using candles in such displays accents the color and textures used.

Of course, to decorate with vases, you first need to find interesting pieces to display. Paul Michael Company has a variety of antiques and unusual housewares for your home.  Just stop by one of our stores and check us out on Facebook for more information.

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Paul Michael Company would like to wish all our clients and customers a very joyous holiday and look forward to seeing everyone at any of our four convenient locations in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana in the coming New Year.

 

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Holiday Party Entertaining Tips and Ideas

Are you gearing up for entertaining guests at your fabulous holiday party? You can make your celebrations even more special by putting your own spin on seasonal creations. Here are a few DYI ideas for putting your personal touch on yuletide festivities.

Holiday party home decorations

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Personalize Background Music
Even party needs a soundtrack, so choose something that reflects your crowd’s taste. If you like bluegrass, find bluegrass holiday music. If jazz is your speed, grab a big band seasonal CD.

Pass on Eggnog
Some people genuinely enjoy eggnog, but many do not. Keep it fresh with unexpected cocktails like mojitos. If you prefer a dry party, pick exotically flavored sodas and seltzers to add some excitement to your beverages.

Custom Party Favors
You know your guests best, so use it to their (and your) advantage. Personalize party favors for each guest to show your appreciation. They will certainly appreciate you!

Play with Color
Go outside of the holiday box and opt for nontraditional colors. Using color schemes with purple and yellow can be a refreshing change that guests are sure to remember.

Are you looking for more holiday entertaining tips and ideas? Then visit one of the four Paul Michael Company locations, home of the famous “Creation Station” for making your own wreaths.

7 Unique Ways to Wrap Holiday Presents

Wrapping gifts can be almost as exciting as giving them to your loved ones! It’s a great opportunity to show off your creative side and the love and care that went into picking out the perfect present. Instead of sticking with the ordinary store-bought wrapping paper this year, branch out and try some of these unique ways to wrap your holiday gifts.

 

Start with simple brown paper and then spice up it up with a homemade paper snowflake.

10 Unique Ways to Wrap Holiday Presents

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Create your own unique Christmas ribbon by simply using strings of colorful yarn. 

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Find some holiday themed cloth and swaddle it around your present. In addition to being festive, the fabric can be reused, too!

10 Unique Ways to Wrap Holiday Presents

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Hold on to your Sunday paper and use it as a way to wrap your holiday gifts.  Believe it or not, you can even create a decorative bow for your gift out of newspaper, too!

10 Unique Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts

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If you are feeling especially crafty, create a felt garland of colorful circles or stars in varying sizes and attach them to your gifts.  If you have any leftover, you could even use this garland to decorate your home!

10 Unique Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts

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For a stylish shabby-chic wrapping job, use burlap to wrap presents and pair it with raffia or ribbon. 

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Use an inexpensive map to wrap a present and finish it with a bright ornament.  

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How the Most Popular Christmas Traditions Came to Be

There are so many sights, sounds, and smells that make the holiday season magical. Wouldn’t you like to know where some of these Christmas symbols originated from? Here’s a quick little history lesson on some of our favorite Christmas traditions.

Nutcrackers: These little men stem from the iconic ballet that remains one of the most treasured Christmas activities. According to German folklore, these wooden dolls were given as keepsakes to bring good luck and protection to your home. The nutcracker represents strength and was believed to ward off evil spirits. And today, it is an added bonus that these popular Christmas decorations can be put to use at the dining table!

Christmas Trees: For hundreds of years, evergreen trees have remained a special symbol of winter. In some cultures, these year-round trees were believed to ward of evil and illness. The tradition of displaying an evergreen at Christmas time, however, began in Germany. Years ago, Germans began bringing trees indoors to decorate their homes during the holidays. At first, Americans found this very strange, but now the Christmas tree is the ultimate symbol of the season!

Mistletoe: According to Celtic legend, this plant was cherished for its ability to bring good luck and heal wounds. But over the years, we started hanging this small bushel of holly and using it as an excuse to sneak a quick Christmas kiss. Who knows how it went from Celtic mythology to kisses? But we do know one thing: it’s the most romantic Christmas tradition of them all.

 Does all this talk of Christmas have you in the decorating spirit? Make sure to stop by Paul Michael Company for a wonderful selection of gorgeous Christmas decorations from nutcrackers and ornaments to Christmas ribbon and DIY holiday wreaths.
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The Paul Michael Company Holiday Party is December 6th!

We’d like to formally invite you to one of our holiday parties that we will be hosting at ever Paul Michael Company store location on December 6, 2012.

Come hungry and ready to shop! There will be lots of tasty hors d’eourves and refreshments as well as some very exciting prizes. Every hour, there will be a drawing for a $50 gift card! But even if you are not the lucky winner of one of our gift cards, there will be plenty of opportunities to shop and enjoy new mark downs on unique gifts and holiday decor throughout the store. So come celebrate the season and get your holiday decor and gift shopping done early.

Oh and that’s not all! For the holiday parties at each location, there will be special guests and entertainment. At the Paul Michael Company location in Monroe, Louisiana, Ms. Kay from the ever-popular A&E show, Duck Dynasty, will be joining us!

Please RSVP on our Facebook Event Page and enter to win a $100 Gift Card. We hope to see you all there! Don’t forget to wear your Santa hat!

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