Hassle Free Fall Decor

     Fall is upon us and it’s time to celebrate the season.  From harvest to Halloween and on to Thanksgiving, the warm autumn colors transform us from our active summer selves to our more reflective winter personnas.  The brilliant colors of fall are inspirational and remind us that all life is constantly changing.  After all, change is good.

     Fall is the perfect time of year to dress up the front door with sunflowers or  harvest fruits, cones and nuts.  Send the kids on a scavenger hunt for the most colorful leaf or fallen cones and acorns, then fill a bowl with their treasures or scatter around  a pumpkin spice candle.  Remember when we ironed fall leaves between wax paper to preserve them. (Don’t  forget to cover the wax paper with plain paper  before ironing.)  These leaves are great for tucking into wreaths or garlands and for table settings; what a gorgeous cheese platter liner they make.

     For Halloween in a hurry, add our adorable clip-on witch hat to your hairdo.  It turns a little black dress into an instant costume.  Add spider jewelry to complete the look; these bracelets and rings can double as candle decor or napkin rings also.

     You asked for more hassle free decorating choices , so this year we have a beautiful selection of harvest wreaths and garlands  ready to use with or without ribbon. Choose  the cone and fruit look or the hawthorn berry style and exted your effort through the yuletide season.  Add sparkle to these same products with glass and ribbon  to brighten it for Christmas.  Learn these and other tricks by attending our Mantles and Garlands Seminar, either October 11 or November 8.  Call 770/ 972-7237 for reservations.

September Unwrapping and Decorating

September arrives with cooler temperatures and color changing foliage.  These signals jumpstart the most exciting  time of the year for the M.C. Twinklin’s elves.  We’ve been planning all year, but September starts the unwrapping and decorating in preparation for our 2012 Grand Opening, September 29 and 30.

Our buying trips this season resulted in a successful blending of today’s fresher, more natural decorating trends with the glitz and glamour that our customers love.  Let’s face it, everything in life seems better with a judicious application of glitter.  Sparkle adds light to a design, lifting the overall mood, whether it is sofa pillows, table settings, or your Christmas decor.  This year’s themes “Frosted Friends” and “Winter Formal” blend the current home decorating fabrics, patterns, and embellishments with traditional Southern style and represent two stunningly different looks.  “New Traditions” enlivens burgundy with an infusion of the new, cleaner pale lime being used in home decor.

Christmas lovers will find an all new selection of Santas, snowmen, sports and hobbies, family commemoratives, snowflakes, and beautiful decorative glass ornaments.  Every color of the rainbow is represented in our more than 14 fully decorated room-size trees, from the autumnal shades of  “Harvest Wine” to the whimsical Christmas brights of “Clara’s Night Out” and “Snow Fun”.  Basic glass ornaments in over 30 colors really pull these looks together and are very budget friendly.

Holiday ribbons just seem to get more beautiful every year.  Our selections this season include printed linen, French chic, and embroidered looks on silk and burlap.  Don’t miss the “Fresh and Fancy” ribbons, lime and red lace coupled with sequin encrusted color blended fabric; it’s a show stopper!  Ribbon is a great way to spruce up your holiday look without breaking the bank.  Let us show you how to blend different styles together for a dramatic impact and best use of your decorating dollar.  Learn how to use ribbons to their greatest effect at our first seminar of the season, “Ribbons and Bows”, Thursday evening, 7 p.m., October 4.  Join us and you CAN learn how to make a bow.  We serve light refreshments and admission is $10 per person.  Give us a call, 770-972-7237, and make a reservation today.

We are so excited about the 2012 season; it’s shaping up to be a great year.  The elves look forward to seeing you soon.  Doors open at 10 a.m. on September 29 so mark your calendar.

From the desk of the Elf Herself,  Cheryl A. Gaston