Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

Christmas time is the perfect time to say thank you to all of our wonderful customers and clients. We at Interiors Etc. believe that we have the best customers ever----loyal, enthusiastic, and always so appreciative of our efforts! In turn, we truly appreciate your patronage-----it is the reason we are still here after 37 years, and plan on staying for many more. We promise to bring you more exciting merchandise, lots of fun events, great decorating and display ideas, and quality customer service in 2012. You are truly a "gift" to us, and everyone at Interiors Etc. wishes you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We hope to see you lots in 2012!

P.S.We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But don't forget ----all Christmas merchandise will be 50% off starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday (12/26)!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More Christmas Decorating

A few weeks ago, I said that I would post a few more pictures of my own Christmas decorating here, and then I misplaced my camera! I just found it today, so here are a few more pictures of my Christmas decor for this year.

My den is very easy to make "Christmas-y" since it is already red and green! Above my little bulldog figure wears his Christmas scarf. The tartanware on the shelf above that stays out all year long, but lends itself particularly well to the holiday season.

A small grouping of iron reindeer reside on a skirted end table.

A corner cabinet displays more of my red baby shoe collection, mixed with additional plaid items.

A close-up of my tartanware collection.

My main tree holds my collection of ornaments from 30 Christmas seasons at the shop, plus additional vintage ornaments and personal momentos.

On my mantel this year I displayed my Belsnickle Santa collection, rising to new heights on stacks of books and a miniature chest.

Last year I displayed my tartanware collections on the mantel ---which I think I liked better, but wanted to change it a little from the previous year!

A little leather book collection rests under a glass cloche on an old linen press in my living room.

Miniature antique Santas sit on glass cake plates in front of a framed chalkboard message to all.

One garland twined through the chandelier, left to dangle and topped with a bow, adds a festive touch above the dining room table.

A little vignette on the kitchen counter hosts a lovely black transferware platter the girls from the shop gave me for Christmas last year, and also a tiny tea towel with cross-stitched deer given to me by Gwen this year.

Hope you enjoyed this little Christmas "tour" ---and hope you all had fun decorating your own home for the holidays this year!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dates to Remember

Still decorating? Still shopping? (Me -- I'm done with the decorating, still shopping!) We have lots of great items to "deck your halls" or to present to that special someone as a cherished keepsake gift. Beginning this Saturday until December 23, all Christmas items will be 20% off.

Since many of you have already been asking us the dates of certain events, the 2012 Calendar of Events has now been posted along the side of this blog. Lots to look forward to!!

In planning your shopping, please note that we WILL be closed on Christmas eve, as well as New Year's Eve. But we will re-open on Monday, Dec. 26 at 10:00 a.m. with all Christmas items at 50% off. It won't last long, so shop early!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Girls' Night Out!

This Thursday evening (Dec. 8) is the night we all look forward to ---- our special Holiday Girls' Night Out featuring chocolate martinis and cosmopolitans made by your favorite bartenders, Tony Simeri and Mike Collins! Not only that, but we'll also have nibbles, door prizes, and 20% off! You won't want to miss this fun night---- 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Can't wait to see you then!

*20% excludes antiques and sale items.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Green and White Christmas.......

In looking at Christmas decorating ideas this year, I noticed that all of my favorite pictures were of rooms done in green and white -----not a touch of red in sight!! Although I have always been a traditionalist, and have used lots of red in my Christmas decorating, I found all of the rooms pictured here to be beautifully refreshing. Maybe next year I'll leave out the red!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Mad about Plaid"

Does anyone do "Classic Cozy" better than Ralph Lauren??? These are some of my favorite pictures of his rooms ---maybe it's the plaid featured in each room. I've always been "mad about plaid"!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Time to Start your Holiday Decorating

Have you started decorating your home for the holidays yet? I usually try to get about half of my decorating at home done before Thanksgiving, and do the other half soon after. (Since I always have the family Thanksgiving at my house, I save the living room and dining room to do last for Christmas, so that I can feature the more apropos turkeys and pumpkins in the dining room that day!) I thought I'd share some pictures with you of my progress so far.

Above and below are pictures of my round foyer table as you first enter the front door. The velvet patchwork quilt is one that I purchased years ago, and the colors work wonderfully at Christmas. So I begin by topping the table with that, and then change the rest of the decor every year to feature something different. Since I've been on a silver "kick" lately, I started with a silver bowl full of vintage ornaments, a silver candelabra, and a couple of silver loving cups to fill with red roses or red tulips. A tall glass vase holds "faux" greens and sticks to give the needed height, next to a statue of a young girl, while some favorite Christmas books act as risers to stagger the other pieces. Vintage bead garland casually draped over several pieces adds to this "more is more" table!

Above and below is one corner of my den, where I put a small tabletop tree decorated in plaid ornaments, plaid ribbons, and vintage plaid postcards.

I put a "pencil" tree in one corner of my kitchen. And since I collect black transferware, and display it in the kitchen, I use a black and white theme in that room. Along with black and white ribbons and ornaments, the tree also holds part of my collection of vintage red baby shoes.

Here is the cupboard in that room holding the black and white transferware, decked out with a little swag of greenery, bows, and dangling ornaments.

Another small grouping on my kitchen counter, of tiny black and white plates, wicker jugs, and a red cyclamen grouped on a silver tray.

Greenery and ribbons decorate my pot rack, and amaryllis are be-decked with black and white bows.

In my guest room, I change the summer bedding to Christmas bedding, covered with amaryllis and Christmas birds, and complete the look with a grouping of red tole trays above the bed.

I'll share the rest of my holiday decorating with you as it progresses. Hope you're all having fun decking your home for the holidays...... If you need ideas, stop in and we'll be glad to help you add a few new items to your existing collection of holiday decor to make "home for the holidays" a very special place to be!

And no, we won't be opening at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning (thank goodness!) and we won't have any "door-buster" specials! But we will be open from 10:00 to 5:00 tomorrow and Saturday, serving holiday punch and cookies. So when you can't stand the traffic on Grape Road any longer or the crowds at the Mall are more than you can bear, come to Interiors Etc. and relax, have a glass of punch, and find something special for someone on your holiday list! Hope to see you then. And hope you all had a Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving.