An Everyday Christmas

December 16, 2015 by  
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Last week I had a conversation with an older gentleman, J.R. ,  who said something that has stayed with me .  When I asked him if he was looking forward to Christmas he replied ” At my age honey,  everyday is Christmas!”   I laughed and went on my way but what he said kept coming back to me.   So I thought of days sprinkled with Christmas and what they would look like and I realized my previous week had been just that.

Christmas was a phone call from my mother inviting me to stop by for she had just made a blackberry cobbler – my favorite food on earth!  It’s the time a friend took on his busy Saturday morning to listen to the bruises on my heart. Or my coworker Kathy, who discovers my mistake on a major order, sees my panic stricken face, and assures me she will fix the issue.  It’s the sorority sisters who trek from far and wide to share a meal at my home and reconnect.  Christmas is running into a vendor I haven’t seen in some time who after catching up says ” you look great Laura” , I blush and laugh it off and he says ” I’m not kidding. I know what I’m talking about!”  It’s the weekly Monday afternoon visit from my brother Chris and niece Carly, bringing me coffee and a time to catch up before they head on their way.  Christmas is the daily calls I receive from my girls, sometimes it’s a quick check in, other times a lengthy conversation about their day and just recently a tearful call of homesickness and “just want to be home with you mama.”

All of these were gifts of time and a kind word, things without a price, gifts that will last in my heart.  It is my hope and prayer that we can all be someone’s daily Christmas, that we see the chance to add a little of that holiday sparkle – even in March, June or September – to someone’s otherwise listless day, giving the gift of a listening ear and an open heart.  J.R. was right.  Everyday can be Christmas.

Merry Christmas !

Laura Ramsey
Kathy Hansard
Celeste Cox
Danielle Turk

Apartment Living

One of our employees, Danielle, moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband last year. The furniture they were using was soft, worn out and hurting their backs. Since they live in a small apartment, the living room is where they relax, eat dinner and spend time with guests. They needed enough furniture to be able to hosts a few friends over for a Georgia game but did not have the space for several pieces. Danielle has always loved LEE Industries’ upholstery and knew that she wanted to furnish her apartment in that. After making a list of what they each wanted and did not want, they went on a hunt for the perfect sofa and chair.

After deciding on a tight back sofa to prevent someone from getting stuck in the crack, and a bench seat that allows for comfortable napping on a Saturday afternoon, they settled on the LEE 3106-03 in Crypton Zag Indigo fabric with fruitwood oak stain for the legs.

Her husband wanted a “man chair” that was sleek but also reclined. He chose the LEE 1974-01R in a stunning plaid fabric (Chester Lagoon) with fruitwood stain for the arms and legs. They completed this living room look with a LEE 9461-90 bench in Simon Truffle fabric and a khaki and white Diamond Rug from Dash and Albert.

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Danielle wanted a clean, soft bedroom without it being too girly (every newlywed’s challenge). She used our ready-made linen drapes in both the living room and bedroom. A simple, taupe quilt with matching shams, a Pine Cone Hill white duvet and a striped throw and lumbar pillow created a room with both feminine and masculine details.

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High Point Recap

We just arrived home from High Point Market. We had a great time seeing our vendors and reps. as well as the new trends in design. We learned that purple and orange are definitely the “colors of the moment.”

Lots of products are going to be trickling in over the next few months. Be on the look out for new bedding, swivel chairs, sofas, lighting, accessories, and case goods in the store and online! Check out a few of our favorite finds and displays from market below.

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Stunning display with pops of purple.

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LEE Industries did a great job as usual!

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Gorgeous desk and chair from Century.

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Fun poufs from Dash and Albert.

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We love Pine Cone Hill’s new bedding. Lots of orange and purple are perfect for a bohemian look.

WE LOVE LEE

September 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Furniture, LEE Industries

Check out our video from LEE Industries and REstyleSOURCE. We had such a great time filming and are so thankful that we got to be apart of it.

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