Monday, December 29, 2008

If you can draw it, we can make it!

We might actually need to do the drawing, but any idea can get us started in the right direction. Using four different fabrics, we came up with this treatment for a bedroom reading nook.

Here's the finished product:
The pretty shade is a "Nantucket" from Hunter Douglas. The fabrics used for the valance were a blue/brown striped silk for the face; lining for the jabots was a tan linen; a small checked, chenille-like fabric covered the cornice, and the cording was all done in a darker brown polyester. The fabric companies included Kasmir, RM CoCo, Carole Fabrics, and Williamson Supply.
We'll show more of the new bedroom in future posts.

We hope you become inspired with new ideas for the New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Break

Wishing all our customers and blog readers a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our Christmas Break begins Wednesday, December 24th. The store will open after the new year on January 5th. We will be in and out of the store picking up mail and any other deliveries. Please give us a call if you need anything---there's a chance we'll be there! 417-206-0550. If we miss you, we hope to see you soon in 2009!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Billboard Advertising

How about a preview of our billboard for the new year? We are using a little more pizzaz on this one in the hope that people will be more curious than ever and just have to come by!

Well, what do you think! We hope it makes you want to stop in and see more! The picture below is currently in place at 2nd and Main. Many people have commented on how much they like it. We really appreciate knowing our advertising dollars are doing something positive!!

It's not too late to buy those last minute Christmas gifts. We will be open on Monday and Tuesday next week. Check out our Christmas sales.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

One more look at Christmas

Even though the shopping season is coming to a close, many people are in the middle of their Holiday entertaining. We thought you might still need something to finish off your Christmas table setting before all the friends and family arrive. Hope you are inspired to do something a little different this year.

The bright green looks great with the silver and white. Who says the color red has to be involved!

Don't forget to decorate the chandelier over the dining table. These beautiful glass ornaments add sparkle to the tablescape without detracting from it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Some new views inside a small shop

Getting a fresh, new view in a small store is a challenge. The bed isn't going anywhere, but looking at it through the Christmas decor makes it almost new.

Same table, different view. Did you find some new things by looking from another direction? We hear that pretty frequently from our customers. We may be small, but you still need to walk through a couple of times to take it all in. Try doing that in your own home. You might be surprised how a new view can change your mind. Take a quick picture of a room and view it on the computer---you'll see things in a whole new way!

The hutch gets a new look by adding red to the green already displayed for fall. For a quick change we replaced the Indian corn and acorns and added bright red apples and berries. A few pine cone and berry sprays, and some jingle bells really say Chistmas!

Just to remind you we have a full linen cabinet. Look inside--there are still a couple of red and white coverlets that would make that guest room look even more inviting for your Holiday guests.


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