Thursday, December 12, 2013

Revisiting your favorite topics

Happy Thursday!

 Today we are revisiting some of our most popular blog topics. It's a great way for us learn more about our customers and how we can help you guys find what you're looking for!

  First, here are some of the searches you guys have done that led you to our blog.

  Country lamps (287 times!) Our most popular country lamp is this one.

Blackstone lantern

Primitive snowman. Snowmen happen to be a customer favorite not just during the winter, but all year long. Here is our most popular country snowman, Elmer! (And he's actually 10% off right now.)

  Country Elmer Snowman

  Country dolls. This is one of our favorite categories too. One of our best-selling dolls is Gloria and her goose! 

  Gloria and her goose country doll

  Primitive bathroom decor. Need we say more? There's just something fun about decorating your bathroom. Some customer favorites in the bathroom department include the Starfish bathroom towel hooks, the Sturbridge shower curtains, and the button shower curtain hooks.
Button shower curtain hooks Starfish bathroom towel racks

  Primitive curtains. It's no surprise that blog readers have found us by searching for primitive curtains. We have almost 300 different styles of them, and dozens of curtain rods and tie backs to complete the look. Sturbridge is our most popular pattern.

  Split Heart Forged Iron Curtain Hook Sturbridge wine prairie curtains

  And now, here are our top 5 most popular blog posts of all time...
Is there anything you'd like to read more about? What area of the home or aspect of decorating interests you the most?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

8 ways to embrace the cold

With snow storms and cold weather hitting much of the country this week, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite winter holiday-themed items and some great ways to embrace the colder weather.
  1. Go sledding! And if you don't want to go outside, we have a couple of darling decorative sleds to bring the spirit of the snowy hill indoors.


  2. Bundle up. We've bragged about our fantastic quilts here before, but really, nothing beats a warm quilt on a cold winter day.

  Kettle Grove Quilt

  3. Snowmen. If you love snowmen, you've come to the right place.  We have more than 60 snowman-themed items in our inventory, from decorative balls and Christmas tree toppers, to wall hangings and kitchen linens.

  freezer space snowman

4. Let it snow! Specifically this collection of country kitchen linens. And it happens to be 10% off right now!

  let it snow kitchen linens

  5. Candles. We have such a fun collection of glitter candles, snowflake candle pans and holiday candle wraps; a great way to keep your home cozy and bright through the dark winter.
  Glitter candles

  6. Believe in magic. This is the collection that includes our beloved Frosty the Snowman cookie jar as well as a full set of patterned kitchen linens, accessories and home decor items.

  winter magic dish towel Frosty cookie jar

  7. Throw a party. We love our collection of Top Hat ceramics, and with dessert plates, party platters, dip and chip bowls, and mugs and pitchers, it is perfect for any winter celebration.
   Top Hat Chip and Dip Bowl Top Hat Platter

  8. Eat, drink and be merry. Whether it's a glass of wine or a mug of hot tea, a delicious beverage is sure to warm you from the inside out. Add friends + enjoy!
  Eat Drink and Be Merry Mug Mat Eat Drink and Be Merry Wine Bag

  What is your favorite way to embrace the winter weather? If snow is falling where you are, please stay safe and stay warm!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What we've been pinning


 We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you're catching up, here are some blog posts you might have missed:

Holiday Traditions
Product Spotlight: stocking hangers!
A guest-room makeover in 6 easy steps

 Today, we thought it would be fun to share what we've been up to on Pinterest! It's a great time of year to 'pin' because there are so many fun decorative styles and DIY projects centered around the holidays. Here are a few of our favorites...

  Wooden snowman family
snowman family

  DIY Christmas tree ornament
DIY ornament
Source: the thrifty crafter

  Holiday dinner centerpiece
centerpiece ideas

  DIY Frosty hat decoration
frosty hat DIY decor
Source: Julie Freck

  Red dresser + Christmas tree
christmas decor dresser

  Frosty the Snowman cookie jar
Frosty cookie jar
Source: Primitive Home Decors

  When do you decorate for the holidays? Where do you find your home decor inspiration? 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Product spotlight: stocking hangers!

We've only been offering these items on our website for a couple of years, but they've been a HUGE hit with our customers.

 Currently, we have 11 to chose from, in red, white and iron...

  White snowflake

  White iron snowflake stocking hanger

Iron snowflake

  snowflake stocking hanger

  Iron star

  Star stocking hanger

  Red star

  Red star stocking hanger

  Moose and tree

Moose and tree stocking hanger

  Christmas tree

Iron tree stocking hanger

Fir Tree Iron Stocking Hanger

Iron snowman stocking hanger

Holly Jolly Stocking Hanger

And we have basic stocking hangers in iron and red.

Iron stocking hanger

Something our customers ask us a lot is how much weight the stocking hangers will support! The plain hangers will hold a lot more weight because of the way they're made. The decorative stocking hangers will probably not hold a stocking filled with goodies, but since they look more festive, our customers like to use them throughout the holiday season, and then sub in a few of the plain hangers on Christmas Day.

Coming up: we have a fun blog post planned for Thanksgiving! If you'd like to tell us what you're thankful for, or your favorite holiday tradition, just leave a comment below and we'll include it in Thursday's post! Have a great day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Two big sales with free shipping this weekend!

Just here to quickly wish everyone a happy weekend, and remind you that we have two great sales going on through Sunday, AND let you know if you order any of these sale items this weekend, the shipping is on us, no minimums!* 

All floor coverings: 10% off + FREE SHIPPING THIS WEEKEND

Black Country Star Braided Jute Rug
Black Country Star Braided Jute Rug

  Guest room makeover (bed, bath and lighting): 10% off + FREE SHIPPING THIS WEEKEND

Home Place Bathroom Decor
Home Place Bathroom Decor

  Have a great weekend! 

 *Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Coupons cannot be combined with any other coupon, offer, sale or discount. Coupons are not applicable to prior orders. One coupon redeemable per customer. Not redeemable for cash. Offer subject to change without notice. All orders, with no minimum, using coupon codes above are eligible for free Ground Shipping, as long as the shipping address is located within the continental United States. This applies to ground shipping only, with the entire order going to one address. Expedited shipping charges can be obtained during checkout if desired. Normal rates will apply.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A guest room makeover in 6 easy steps!

There are few things more satisfying for a home decor enthusiast than doing a makeover. The good news is that you can do this without breaking the bank and finish in time for your holiday visitors. Here are six steps for a quick and easy guest-room makeover.

1. Choose a theme. We're probably all guilty of bringing home a fun impulse buy that doesn't really go with anything, so we stash it in the guest room and pretty soon we have a disorderly mix of country, modern, vintage and...what's that? We find that first choosing a bedding set, and then decorating around that theme is easier than doing it the other way around. 

Vintage Star Black bedding set, throw blanket and curtain panels
Vintage Star Black bedding set, throw blanket and curtain panels

2. De-clutter! Often subtracting, rather than adding, can breathe new life into an old room. Save the items you cherish and donate the rest to charity.

3. Accessorize with care. You've gone to the trouble of de-cluttering, so the last thing you want to do is add more stuff! A simple accent lamp or throw blanket might be all you need.

Blackstone Lantern
Blackstone Lantern

4. Repurpose and rearrange. You don't have to buy all new furniture to make a room look new. Sometimes just moving things around will give the room a whole new personality.

5. Deck the windows! Coordinating window treatments can help emphasize your central theme. Most of our bedding and decor sets come with a variety of country curtains to complete the look.

6. Take a step back. You may want to shut the door to that guest room for a few days and then return with a fresh perspective. Would that lamp look better on the dresser than the nightstand? Would a braided rug tie the whole thing together?

Black Country Star Braided Jute Rug
Black Country Star Braided Jute Rug

Bonus step: Don't forget the guest bathroom! The same rules apply here. Do you want to carry over your theme into the bathroom decor, or choose completely different colors and patterns?

Home Place Bathroom Decor

Home Place Bathroom Decor

What tips would you add to this list? Do you have guests coming to visit for the holidays? 

  Right now you can save 10% on all bedding, lighting and bathroom decor items! Visit our website for a coupon code good through November 24!