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Christmas Decorating Trends for 2015 by Eric Cortina

Autumn is finally here, and our thoughts are drawn to the upcoming holiday season. Planning our parties, decorating the tree for Christmas and getting the home ready for guests are all part of this time of year. To help you decide on the direction to go with your decorations this holiday season, I have gathered [...]

Creating Vignettes with Your Christmas Must-Haves

I get to work in a richly visual world (yes, there are days when I just pinch myself!). This time of year at Roger’s Gardens is especially vibrant. Our gallery is overflowing with a bounty of beautiful Christmas keepsakes. Here, we are respectful of tradition, but we also move to the beat of our own [...]

Behind The Curtain : Halloween 2015 – The “Big Reveal”

Well it’s been a crazy couple of days with the opening of the Halloween Room. It’s been great to see everyone come in so excited and wanting to see EVERYTHING! And now I get to show you the results of all our hard work this year commonly known as the “Big Reveal” (if you like [...]

Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2015 – What’s In A Name?

“What’s the Halloween theme this year?” This may be the most asked question I get as a visual merchandiser at Rogers Gardens every year starting around, oh, April, at least by fellow employees (the most asked customer question is: “Don’t you just love your job?” to which the answer is YES!). […]

Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2015 – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Don’t look. I’m serious. You aren’t ready for it. You really don’t want to know. I can tell you’re thinking about it. I can see you, you’re standing there glancing nonchalantly at the curtain and the sign saying “Coming Soon” but you really shouldn’t peek. It’s not going to be pleasant. There are some things you can’t [...]

Entertaining Guide for the Holidays by Barbara McGraw

Gathering with family and friends is what the holidays are all about.  During this busy season it’s essential to be prepared to spread holiday cheer.  By taking some time now to see what you need, you’ll be ready to party with panache. […]

Decorating Trends for Christmas 2014 by Eric Cortina

The Holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home for the Christmas season.  This is the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate with family and friends, and adding greenery and cherished ornaments will add to the memories created. The trends for this Christmas are not brand new, but [...]

Must Have Christmas List by Barbara McGraw

We probably all have some criteria for Christmas that must be displayed, eaten, or performed in order for this holiday to be a success in our minds. Without these certain rituals the season seems empty or deflated.  It could be poinsettias at the front door, constructing a gingerbread house or draping the fireplace in cedar [...]

Vaillancourt Folk Art | A Christmas Tradition by Barbara McGraw

The holiday season is a time we associate with family traditions.  Cookie recipes handed down from grandmothers, a family outing to select the perfect tree, or an ornament exchange party might be some of our family rituals. […]