Friday, December 21, 2012

"...Happy Christmas to All and To All A Good Night!"

The holiday season is a sensory overload....of endless lists, gifts and ornaments, tinsels and trees, hustle and bustle, over-excited children and exhausted adults. But now after the table is cleared, the children put to bed, the presents stacked neatly under the is time to sit quietly and breathe in the scent of pine and cinnamon, enjoy the sight of one favorite ornament swinging gently on a branch and to listen to the angels sing.

From our house to yours and from our hearts to yours.

With the holidays only days away, we extend heartfelt wishes to you and yours for a healthy New Year filled with peace and goodwill.

Thank you and remember one of our favorite thoughts:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thirty days until Christmas??!!!

Ho Ho Ho!!! Oh Oh Oh!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Design Studio and to all of you who stopped in this 
week-end to celebrate our open house and visit Mary Ann Johnson who brought her fabulous personalized ornaments, we say THANK YOU!!

If you missed Mary Ann, we have samples at the shop of her adorable ornaments, 
light up wine bottles and stemware...all can be personalized with name, year, school affiliation...she will be back at the shop in several weeks.. date and time will be announced soon, in plenty of time for 
gift giving.

To wrap up the festive week end, Linda was thrilled to receive the $50 gift certificate! Congratulations!!

How can we help you with your decorating dilemma...mantle, home entrance, table, tree, book shelf, staircase, etc???  We love helping you!!
Perhaps the easiest way to start is know what colors make you silver/green your first choice?

We adore greens and silver and want to share our vision with you...bring your photos of areas you need advice,  your lists, your questions...we are here to help make decorating fun and festive!

Do you prefer Christmas reds and greens?  Whether whimsy or traditional, we offer many choices for small areas to grander scale.

Yum! Laurie brought in her fabulous home made dark chocolate/peppermint toffee!
Priced at $6 for 1/4 pound and $12 for 1/2 pound, it makes a wonderful hostess gift or a treat for 
you and yours.

Available in white or black, this magnificent monogram can be delivered in time for gift giving...allow 10-14 days.  Also a great wedding gift!

Holiday store hours are Sunday 11-4 and Monday through Saturday 10-5.  We hope to see you soon!

Priced at 14.95, this reversible sign says it all!  Sound familiar??

Thursday, November 8, 2012

We're thankful for YOU!

Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among all religions after harvests.
In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly traced to a 1621 celebration in present day Massachusetts.  

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941. It has been an annual tradition by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation before that.

Traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal, it is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.

We are thankful for you!
We are blessed to serve you at Design Studio.  It is a pleasure to welcome you to our shop and to gladly listen and help you as you choose for yourself or others.  
We appreciate the kind words you have shared with us and others, the pictures you show us and your enthusiastic response to our merchandise choices, our programs and more.

We wish you the blessings of the season and look forward to serving you, your friends and your families.



Monday, October 15, 2012

Days until Halloween!


Check out the perfect addition to your Halloween decorating! This 18 foot long ghost looks 
"spooktactular" hanging in a tree, suspended from a second story window or inside your home hanging from the ceiling room to room.  Add orange lights behind it for added drama!
Stop in the shop this week and see it in the window...priced at only 44.95 they are going fast!

Wonder (?) Woman!!

This is a great story.....a woman stopped in the shop yesterday and when she saw my IPhone hanging on the lanyard around my neck, she started to laugh.  Her daughter calls her "Wonder Woman" because  she is always saying, "I wonder where my keys are? I wonder where my phone is?"

Wonder no more!

These fabulous lanyards will solve your problems. The lanyard pictured on the right will hold your keys, name badge or charms on the lobster claw while a nylon loop holds your glasses or sunglasses.

Pictured on the left, an IPhone 3 or 4 will fit securely in the adapter.

Great gifts for you or someone you love, they are available now at $10 and $15 each.

Anyone dressing up as Wonder Woman for Halloween??? Please send a picture!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall into Fall Girlfriend Fun!!

Thursday evening marked the fourth program at Design Studio and you can see what fun we had!

Fifteen wonderful women laughed, tasted, sipped as Mary Ann and Paula presented ideas for entertaining and decorating for fall and Halloween. These savvy shoppers also saved 10% on DS purchases.

Congratulations to Amy who won the light up spider door prize!!

Friends since they were two years old (!), Karen and Sheila model the latest in Halloween hats.

Because the first four programs sold out, we have added two more, each on Monday evening:

Monday, October 1   7pm

Monday, October 8   7pm

Space is limited--gather your girlfriends and call today for your reservation!


Would you prefer to have your own private party? We are happy to accomodate
groups of or stop in and we can discuss your needs.

Monday, August 27, 2012

No tricks, just treats!

Our adorable candy corn countdown calendar is a reminder that the children have gone back to school, the weather has changed and yes, fall and Halloween have arrived at Design Studio!

Open each drawer and place your surprise inside to mark the days in October.

We welcome autumn and we welcome you to see what's new for the season at the shop!

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins....for your entry door, table, trug, basket, urn...there are so many pumpkin possibilities.

Creepy crawlers....

Ghouls gone wild....

...welcome trick or treaters in happy, hair raising style!

Host a Halloween gathering and let us help you with 

table settings and accessories.

It's almost frightening how easy decorating can be!

Consider your costume...choose a headband, fascinator or hat.....gather a spider bracelet or ring

Scare up some fun at Design Studio!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Design Studio Customers Share With Us!

Jeanette stopped in the shop to purchase a gift and decided to buy two topiaries...a fresh look to her home after a long hot summer.

Thank you for sharing this photo with us!

Jane celebrated her birthday with special girlfriends and gave each a Mary Ann Johnson girlfriend 
t-shirt from Design Studio.

What fun!! Happy birthday Jane!

Let us know how you use Design Studio merchandise...we love hearing from you!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Seaside Soiree!

Ahhhhh summer!!!

Lazy days with thoughts of poolside, beach side or ocean side...

cool pool colors, cool beverages and summer food...

week-ends with friends and family...

fireflies and night skies...

Enjoy special savings on our beach signs...20% off while supplies last!

Need a hostess gift or a sign for your home or vacation home?

Stop in the shop to see more choices...we are happy to help you!!