September 9, 2009

Lori Mitchell

Halloween Decorating Tips

Fall is the most popular season to decorate for. The scents, the colors, the themes.. All of the choices can be wonderful and overwhelming at the same time. Pumpkins, witches, and ghosts, oh my! Try to get a handle on things by figuring out a theme for each room in the home. Narrowing things down a bit can not only make it easier on the mind but the wallet as well. Forget the small things. Less is always more and the larger, better quality pieces will make a bigger, richer statement than the smaller less noticeable ones. Not only is this age-old idea better for the bank account but it helps keep the home looking clean and un-cluttered for the holidays too, and who doesn’t appreciate that?

Themed rooms are fun! Decorating each room is exciting, challenging, and rewarding, especially when you get to witness the surprised and delighted looks on your guests’ faces afterwards. It’s fun for your guests as well. Going from room to room figuring out the theme, experiencing the colorful décor, and breathing in your chosen scents can bring back those nostalgic feelings of childhood, making the visits even more pleasurable.

Decorated and lighted trees have become popular for every day décor and Halloween is no different. Black trees, decorated with pumpkin and witch ornaments has become the rave of the age and there’s no wonder. These decorating tools can make a huge statement without much effort. Enlist the help of your children and place wrapped candy bars on the branches for a delightfully delicious look.

Have taper candles laying around but no idea how to use them?? Take a clear glass vase, a bag of orange and white candy corn, your tapers, and mix. Pour the candy corn inside the vase, then plant the tapers (preferably battery-operated ones) into the candy corn. It’s an easy and eye-catching decoration idea that you can use to accent your fall displays. Use it on the dining room table with a colorful runner and orange, dried wreath or you can place them on either side of a larger, decorative piece on a side table or fireplace. Again, another project that can encourage a corroborative effort of the entire family, which is the point of the holidays anyway.

Cooking for the holidays can be stressful and Thanksgiving is probably the biggest cooking day of the entire year, so the kitchen needs to be a sanctuary rather than a jail cell. Use pumpkins to spruce up your kitchen, several of them in fact. Carved and un-carved, decorated and un-decorated, pumpkins have a calming affect and not only in pie. Take the time with the family to go out and buy pumpkins to carve together, or if you don’t have time, look for the realistically carved pumpkins that can come with inspirational messages on the front. Place them strategically around the kitchen, even above the cupboards, and don’t forget to group them. You’ll be glad you did!

Remember, keeping it simple and inexpensive makes it more fun! We hope these tips have given you a few ideas that you’ll try this season and we wish you best of luck in your decorating adventures! Check us out online, email us with your questions, and take advantage of your savings!

Classics & Country

Country Halloween Decor!

Here is a sneak peak at our latest Halloween creations. We just enjoy decorating for the Fall Season. Halloween
The witch is in at Classics & Country.

You have come to the right place to create a spooktacular welcome for all your trick-or-treaters. Don't miss out on the fun, Halloween decorating has become the second most popular decorating Holiday.

Hurry it's almost Bewitching Hour...We can Help you Set the Mood for Halloween

After Halloween, keep in mind to dress up your Thanksgiving table with a centerpiece found right here

Halloween Vignette

I was so excited when I was asked to decorate a window at a restaurant in Old Town, Alexandria VA. The name of the restaurant is Taverna Cretekou they specialize in Greek cuisine. I decided not to decorate it the traditional Halloween theme. I was really pleased how it all came together.

Featured Twitter Account

I was so pleased to see that our twitter account was featured in the latest County Business Magazine. I was excited enough to get the new issues but than to discover or Twitter account pictured in the magazine was great!

A special thanks to the editor, Susan Wagner.

For a better look at what this article reads check out..COUNTRY BUSINESS

September 8, 2009

What's New

I just love Halloween. Here are some staple items you need to dress up any Foyer to great you trick or treaters. Black and White Themed Halloween decor is a unique way to dress up your home.

To see all these Item Click Here:
Classics and Country

September 7, 2009

Starbucks Anyone?

We all love Starbucks Admit It.
Whats your favorite drink?
Mine is the Coffee Frape.

"Coffee isn't a drug, its a vitamin."
Being said I love Starbucks, I also got to dress up a local Starbucks
for Halloween. I was so honored. Here are the photos of the
Decorations I used all from my store Classics and Country Home Decor.

September 1, 2009

Family Room Makeover!

Something about our family room just wasn't right, but we just couldn't figure out what it was. That is dawned on us that it was the exposed brick wall in the room. The brick wall didn't give us the feel of an old world stone, rather it gave us the feel of cold and dirty.
 We are so happy on the way it turned out.  The room is now no longer old and dated.  It was the perfect makeover our family room needed.  Now it is the exciting time to buy accessories for the room!