Decorating for a Cause

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DECEMBER
2011

On Sunday, December 11th, Reunion (a neighborhood in Madison) hosted their annual Tour of Homes where people could buy tickets to view five beautiful homes all decorated for Christmas. This is something Reunion does each year to help raise money for various area charities chosen by the homeowners. We had the pleasure this year of helping one of our favorite families get their home ready for the tour. The charity this family chose to help was the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Take a look at their beautiful home, made even more beautiful with a little help from Marty and Melanie!

Lisa has helped this wonderful family with their home for years and years and has done a beautiful job, don’t you think?! The last two photos are of the most recently completed bedroom belonging to the family’s youngest daughter. It turned out so nicely!

*Thanks to our friend Rachel Kabukala for all of her gorgeous photographs!*

We hope you’re having a lovely holiday season so far! Can you believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve?!

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Congrats to our Winner!

Congratulations to our FA LA LA Photo Contest prize winner, Farrah! The photo she entered got the most “likes” on Facebook, getting her a Jonathan Adler prize pack! Thanks to everyone who entered photos. They were all beautiful!

What did you think about the photo contest? Should we have more throughout the year? We want to hear from you!!

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Time to VOTE!

Now that we have some really beautiful photo entries into our FA LA LA Photo Contest, we need some VOTES! All you have to do to vote is go to our Facebook page and flip through the FA LA LA Photo Contest 2012 album. LIKE your favorite(s) and consider yourself having done one of your civil duties!

We had some great entries this year and look forward to doing it again next year!! Here are a couple of the entries…. Pretty, right?!

Voting is over at NOON (CST) on 12/20 and our prize winner will be notified! Get your votes cast before it’s too late!!

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Photo Contest Deadline Fast Approaching!

Have you entered photos of your house in our Fa La La Photo Contest yet?! You have until the end of the day Friday! Here are the details!

If you have trouble posting them to Facebook (or if you aren’t on Facebook!), email laurel @ summerhousestyle.com and attach your photo. We’ll be sure to get it entered!

Happy decorating and good luck!

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Christmas Open House Recap

Thanks so much to all who made it out to our Christmas Open House last weekend! We had a great time visiting with all of you (and drinking cider and eating holiday goodies with you, too!) 🙂 Photos with Santa, carriage rides, festive music, and the spirit of the holidays… We loved every minute!

We even caught Betsy tugging on Santa’s beard… YEP–He’s the real deal!

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The time to get all your shopping done is getting short… If you need help, don’t forget that we’ve got many, many unique gift items!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day seven }

Today is the last day of our official SummerHouse Gift Week! We’ve enjoyed showing you a sampling of the affordable, in stock gift items we have available! Of course, to get the best look and to see everything we have, you’d have to come in and see things for yourself 😉

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1. Roost Penguin Ornaments (these have been a customer favorite for years!), $11

2. Cut Glacier Selenite Votive, $62

3. Lauren Barksdale Small Cross Painting (the perfect gift for someone who has everything), $55

We hope you’ve enjoyed SummerHouse Gift Week! Remember, if you have any questions about anything you’ve seen in any of our blog posts, don’t be shy to call up to the store! We will be happy to help in any way possible. 

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day six }

It’s day six– Only one more day left after today! We’ve got some great, in-stock, under $75 gifts for these last two days that you will not want to miss!

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Gift Weed day 6Monkey Desk Box (the color is gorgeous in person), $34

Roost Mercury Glass Tealight Bottle, $40

Roost Oxidized Silver Glass Cup, $45

Only one more day left in SummerHouse Gift Week!

If you missed a day, you can find them all here!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day five }

It’s day five of SummerHouse Gift Week! Today we’ve got two really outstanding gift items to tell you about!

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The first gift we want to show you is absolutely beautiful. Lauren Barksdale, one of our favorite artists from Baton Rouge, came up with these calendars, featuring a different painting each month. What more affordable way to enjoy so much of her art?!

Lauren Barksdale 12-month 2012 calendars, $36

 Boston Chocolatiers Purefection chocolates are new to SummerHouse and we are obsessed with these confections! The beautifully packaged chocolates would make great gifts for the chocolate lovers on your gift list, your kids’ teachers, or for a dirty santa party. (We can promise this would be the gift that gets stolen over and over again!)

Regular size box (2 tiers of chocolates), $45

Large box (4 tiers of chocolates), $68

Don’t miss our previous Gift Week Posts!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day four }

It’s day four of SummerHouse Gift Week! Remember, all the gifts we’re featuring in our gift week are in stock and under $75!  You just can’t beat that! And the things we’re featuring are just a sampling of what we have. You just have to come in to see everything we offer!

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Brass Scribble Birds (absolutely adorable). Small, $17. Large, $25

Don’t miss the rest of our SummerHouse Gift Week features!

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Christmas Open House TOMORROW!

We hope all of you are off to a great start to your weekend! Just wanted to remind you that tomorrow (12/4) from 1:00 to 5:00 is the Christmas Open House at The Township. We’ll have horse drawn carriage rides, FREE Santa photos, some drawings, of course some good holiday goodies, and much more!

We hope to see you out tomorrow! Bring your whole family, and tell your friends! 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day three }

SummerHouse Gift Week continues with day three! We hope you’re finding some useful gift ideas! We sure are having fun getting into the gift-giving spirit!

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1. Silver Forest Tree (these are always very popular!), $25

2. Swirl Scarf (this seriously goes with everything! We love this!), $24

3. Slver Reindeer (the perfect Christmas accessory!), $25

4. Silver Sea Votive (these are so pretty in a little group), $15

5. LAFCO Candles (five different scents, all to die for!), $55

Did you miss days one and two in SummerHouse Gift Week? That’s ok! Here they are 🙂

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day two }

Today is day two of our SummerHouse gift week! Every gift we’re featuring over the course of this week is in stock and under $75. If you see something you like that you have a question about, please don’t hesitate to give one of our talented designers a call!

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Orange and Gold Bracelets (these look so expensive, but they’re so not!), $20

Lauren Barksdale extra small pink heart painting, $40

Lauren Barksdale small red heart painting, $55

Did you miss day one of gift week? Don’t fret! You can check it out here.

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SummerHouse Gift Week { day one }

We know everyone is  on the hunt for some unique, fun, and affordable gifts this holiday season, so we’ve put together our first ever Gift Week to help you shop! Each day for one week, we’ll post some gift ideas that we have in stock and under $75!

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1. Jonathan Adler Bull (can be used as a paperweight or a decorative figure. Perfect for the bull collector!), $28

2. Jonathan Adler Coasters (we are all crazy about these!), $74

3. Jonathan Adler Aspen Candles (they smell divine!), $38

4. Jonathan Adler Carnaby Blue Mug (drinking coffee out of these is almost too much fun…), $19

 Stay tuned throughout the next 7 days for more gift ideas! Happy shopping!

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FA LA LA Photo Contest is Back!!

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DECEMBER
2011

We hope all of you are having a great week so far! If you have not had a good week, it’s about to get better. If you HAVE had a good week, it’s about to get GREATER!

We are pleased to announce the second annual FA LA LA Photo Contest is back by popular demand! We had so much fun with this contest last year, and have had people ask us when we were going to do it again, so we’re excited to get it up and running again!

Check out the flyer:

SummerHouse // Ridgeland MS

Now all you have to do is get started! Take some pictures of your beautiful holiday decor and post them to our Facebook wall! If you’re having any trouble, please feel free to email laurel @ summerhousestyle.com and we’ll help you out 🙂

{ Merry picture-taking, and good luck! }

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‘Tis the Season to be Thankful

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NOVEMBER
2011

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… A time to celebrate blessings … A time to visit with family … A time to eat some lovely food… What are you thankful for this holiday season?

We asked our team what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving.

SummerHouse is thankful…

“That we are busy!”

“For our great staff! Everyone truly works as a team and we love each other!”

“For the clients that have become like our family”

“For the opportunity to have a job and work in this beautiful environment!”

“For my new sweet computer!”

“For the SummerHouse family. From Marty in the business office to Todd and the guys at the warehouse! Everyone here is so fun to work with!”

“For the ability to do what we love doing everyday!”

“For such a prosperous year and the talent we have in our designers to make that happen!”

“For life, the love we have for our customers and each other, for beauty, and, of course, good health!”

Have a wonderful, safe holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!
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