Jackie Schwartz with Army Specialist, Cas Werda
You may remember an event we held last spring for Army Specialist Cas Werda, a 25-year-old from Novi, who was blinded while serving our country in Iraq. During that one-day event, we raised enough money to furnish his family room and living room.
Fast forward to last week when our team had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Cas and many members of his family as we decorated his Christmas tree and added some holiday touches to his family room and kitchen.
Cas is a very special person and his message of being happy and appreciating what you have is always a precious reminder.
Emily, Cas and Natalie
Some really special Girl Scouts brought ornaments their troop made with a focus on holiday smells and sounds so Cas can enjoy them. The 5th grade troop made glittery, cinnamon scented pine cones and pipe cleaner trees with bells.
Flo and Cas Werda
Cas and his mother Flo took a quiet moment to appreciate the decorations.
The story was featured on FOX 2 and was such a warm way to start the holiday season.
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Our holiday Open House events have taken on such a special life of their own. Our Nov. 13th event was a fabulous gathering of old and new friends!
We are so fortunate to know Tola Lewis who played jazz music and really livened up the energy in the showroom. Tola can be reached at www.tolalewis.com.
The photo above includes our favorite painter (or is it singer), Nico surrounded by Jackie, Tola, Terri, Kristen, Klava, Darlene and Emily.
Our favorite young helper, Emily helped raise more than $300 for Lighthouse Emergency Services.
Justin, Regina and Beverly had fun shopping together!
Diane and Kathy enjoyed the numerous holiday displays that are found throughout our 17,000 showroom.
Our design team created several decorating themes this year including: Wine Country, Versace, Central Park, Renaissance Christmas and Christmas in Tuscany.
Stop in soon to see the many beautiful displays and fabulous ornaments! Our showroom will really put you in the spirit of the season.
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I was lucky enough to sell my Dad’s condo recently. His unit was the only non-forclosure sale all year!
So what was the recipe for success?
We did our work upfront to make our little condo the most appealing and irresistible it could be. We did things like fresh paint and new hardware on the kitchen cabinets.
Next, we set the stage with furnishings for the living room, dining room and kitchen in fun, contemporary styling. We chose chocolate brown and chartreuse green.
I have to say the condo showed like a model. While we did spend some money to make the improvements, our investment paid off in a sale!
I knew in my heart it was what we needed to do to stand out from the very saturated market. So you know all those HGTV shows such as “Designed to Sell” really do work!
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Our resident creative expert Klava Tsalenko created this bountiful display of fall-themed florals and special elements that could be used to a custom arrangement for your home.
Bring your own container, or choose one of ours and our in-house floral designers will create the perfect center piece, foyer arrangement or gift floral for you to take to Thanksgiving dinner. Many price points available.
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We have some great college-themed serving ware that will add a special flair to your next game day event.
Marketing Director Dawn Frasa and Interior Designer Darlene Hubbard have created a fun display in our showroom that features a University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University theme.
Stop in to see our collegiate serving ware and vote for the team you hope will win when the two Michigan universities face off in Ann Arbor on October 25th. One lucky winner from the winning team's entries will choose one piece of serving ware from the display. The drawing will be held on Oct. 27th.
We also can Special Order items from 57 other schools including: Ohio State, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin and more!
These picture frames, cookie jars, pitchers,serving trays, vegetable trays, and platters make great holiday gifts too!
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