Posts Tagged ‘Paul Michael Company holiday decor’

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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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!

5 Great Gift Ideas from Paul Michael Company

Still have gifts left on your holiday shopping list? Paul Michael Company can serve as a one-stop shop for your gift list this holiday season! From gorgeous home decor to unique local art, Paul Michael Company offers a wide variety of gifts with genuine character and personality. Here are just five ideas for wonderful holiday gifts that will be meaningful and memorable.


1. You can never go wrong with a pretty Christmas Chateau Ornament from Paul Michael Company.

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2. Give someone a special holiday wreath that you made at a Paul Michael Company store just for them!

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3. Decorative pillows always make a fun gift for homeowners that love to decorate and re-decorate.

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4. Someone who likes a little sparkle will love our bubbly chandelier wreath.

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5. For a great coffee table book for Delta natives, we recommend The Delta: Landscapes, Legends and Legacies of Mississippi’s Most Storied Region.

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For more information on these gifts and others, please email

Don’t Miss the Black Friday Specials at Paul Michael Company!

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Tomorrow we will all be relaxing at home and indulging in an abundance of quality family time and delicious comfort foods. But on Friday, we’ll be strapping on our running shoes and getting ready for the busiest shopping day of the year! Are you ready? To help you gear up for the busy day of shopping, here is a great list of Black Friday shopping tips from Hip2Save.

And don’t forget to include one of the Paul Michael Company store locations as one of your Black Friday shopping destinations. We’ll be offering hundreds of Christmas decor and home decor items at 25 to 50 percent off! But you better get here early to get the best selection of our holiday decor and unique handcrafted home decor. Here are the Black Friday store hours for our three different locations:

  • Paul Michael Company Lafayette, Louisiana Location: 8am to 8pm
  • Paul Michael Company Monroe, Louisiana Location: 8am to 8pm
  • Paul Michael Company Lake Village, Arkansas Location: 9am to 6pm
  • Paul Michael Company Canton, Texas Location: 10am to 6pm

Happy Thanksgiving and happy Black Friday shopping!

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Traditional Fall & Thanksgiving Decor Inspired by Nature

Certain things just make you think of fall and the upcoming holiday season. Continuing our series on the origins of fall and Thanksgiving traditions, today we are going to focus on traditional autumn decorations that come from the orchards and fields.

Fallen leaves: The easiest item to find and use in fall decor is all around us. Fallen leaves add gorgeous colors and shapes to decorative autumn displays and they are the quintessential sign and symbol of the season.

Apples: One of the most popular fruits to use in fall décor, apples make simple and beautiful displays that remind us of the crisp cool weather and warm apple cider. Many people now use the apple-picking season as a way to enjoy the outdoors and quality time with family and friends this time of year. And since apples originally represented the sweetness of life, it’s a very appropriate way to enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Acorns: From that tiny odd-shaped nut grows a mighty oak. Oak trees once were thought to be the only tree that could frequently be hit by lightning and still survive. Some people believe a plethora of acorns indicates a year of power, fertility and survival.

Wheat Sheaves: A symbol for a successful harvest, wheat sheaves are indicative of bountiful blessings and bring a sense of security and well-being to your home. In ancient times a good harvest insured sustenance throughout the winter feeding both the body and the mind.

Maybe over the years some of your family traditions have been forgotten or perhaps you’ve started your own family and are looking for new ideas. Let this be the year that you start your own treasured family traditions by using beautiful and timeless décor from Paul Michael Company in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.

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How to Better Budget for the Holidays

If you follow Paul Michael Company on Facebook, you might have noticed that our first posts for both Halloween and Christmas decorations went up in the same week and before it was even September! Some call this the “Christmas creep,” which is when retailers begin to display Christmas decorations weeks before Halloween. And while this makes some shoppers crazy, it’s actually meant to help! There are many benefits to begin planning for holidays early.

As one thrifty mommy blogger Annie Johnson says, the only way to truly stay on top of your budget during the holidays is to plan ahead.

“… when we don’t plan for these things ahead they can feel like an emergency.  It is so tempting to live like these things are emergencies and pull out the credit card to cover them.  That starts a vicious cycle where you are paying off the last thing when the next one comes up.”

Not to mention, if you wait until you are inspired by the Christmas spirit, you may let the tidings take you too far! That’s why it’s better to actually plan and purchase your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor before you are swept away by the holiday cheer, as you are more likely to think carefully about how much you are spending. Why not try to make it an all-cash holiday season? Or how about trying to have all of your exchanges done before Christmas so you can really enjoy the New Year? These are just a couple of the goals you can try to set in order to enjoy a more organized Christmas.

Tell us in a comment what your tricks are for achieving budget-friendly, festive holidays?

For those that are looking for holiday decorations that look more expensive than they actually are, try visiting a Paul Michael Company store in Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas!


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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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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!”

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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

Get Ready to Start Decorating for Easter!

It may seem like Easter’s a long way away, but it’ll be here before we know it! And from our Facebook fans, we can tell we’re not the only ones already thinking about decorating for the April 8 holiday this year. As requested, we’ve now posted pictures of our Easter 2012 décor on our Facebook page, and we wanted to give our blog readers a peek, too! Here’s just a small sampling of the Easter décor and goodies at Paul Michael Company this year.

We have lots of Easter bunnies…

…not to mention cute patterned eggs…

…and flowers bursting with color.

You all know we’re big on holiday decorating, so if you want to get started on your Easter décor, just stop by a Paul Michael Company store. There are four locations, including Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

How are you decorating for Easter this year? Leave a comment to share!

Paul Michael Company’s Holiday Hours

Paul Michael Company is still open through Christmas Eve for people who need last-minute holiday décor, but we do have different hours for the holidays.

Holiday Hours are as follows:

Christmas Eve
Lake Village 9am-4pm
Canton 10am-5pm
Lafayette 9am-5pm
Monroe 10am-5pm

Closed Christmas Day

Then normal hours will resume after Christmas with the exception of:

New Year’s Eve
Lake Village 9am-4pm
Canton 9am-8pm
Lafayette 9am-5pm
Monroe 10am-5pm

New Year’s Day
Locations closed except for Canton, open 9am-6pm

Stay tuned for a post later this week about our upcoming sale!

Classic Holiday Decorating: Red and Green

We’ve done a post covering colorful holiday décor beyond red and green, but for those of you who love this classic color scheme, we’re all for embracing it. Many holiday memories include these two quintessential colors, and there’s something nice about sticking with the tried and true.

We love holiday décor at Paul Michael Company, and have some great red and green items in this year. Take a peek…

There’s nothing like over-sized candy canes, lollipops, ornaments and snowmen to get you in the holiday spirit.

Your guests will love a red-and-green holiday table setting like this.

Red-and-green wreaths make perfect holiday door decor. 

Our shelves are bursting with holiday ribbon for our crafty shoppers.  

Which color scheme are you decorating with this holiday season? Classic red and green? Non-traditional colors like blues, pinks and purples? Metallic gold and silver? Leave a comment to let us know—we’d love to hear from you!

Images: Paul Michael Company Holiday 2011

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