Saturday, May 30, 2009

Inside Information

I promised that you would be the first to know of any upcoming sales. Well, be sure and check out the Accents section of the Star Telegram this Sunday for a chance to save 20% on selected discontinued patterns!

Friday, April 24, 2009

And The Winner Is....

Table #7 by Malise and Mary! Congratulations girls! They have won a store gift certificate for $100! We were so thankful to all of our contestants that everyone received a $50 store gift certificate. Everyone did a fabulous job- I'm glad the decision wasn't up to us! And a big thank you to all of you that did the deciding. We had a record number of voters this year. We really had fun and enjoyed the tables so much that we are going to make this a regular event. Stay tuned and I will announce when our next sign up will be!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Antique Linens Trunk Show

We are very excited to announce that Pandora de Balthazar will be bringing her Antique Linen Show to Dishes From The Past. Check it out May 25-30, 10am-5pm daily. We have used her linens in past seminars and believe me when I say, they are magnificent. Truly, truly fabulous. There will be everything from tablecloths and napkins to bedding. Call your friends or stop by during your lunch hour.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Only 4 Days Left

You only have 4 more days to get in here and cast your vote in our Tabletops Contest! With 10 tables to choose from, there is something for everyone! Bring your family or your girlfriends and spend an hour or so looking around our shop. You are sure to say "Oh my, this was_(enter family members name here)_pattern! I can't believe it!" at least once.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Today in the Star-Telegram

The story that was going to be done about our Tablescapes Contest is in today's paper! Page 3E of the Star-Telegram has 3 nice pictures and a nice write up. Be sure and check it out!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Star Telegram Story

I am here to announce that the story written about the Tabletops Contest will be running this Saturday the 11th. I forgot to ask which section, but I'm pretty sure it will be the Home section. We can't wait to see how the pictures turned out! You still have plenty of time to vote. We are so happy with the turn out of voters we have had! Keep it up!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Keep 'em comin'!

We have kept a steady stream of voters flowing through our doors the last few days and we couldn't be happier! If you haven't been by yet, grab some friends and come by. For those of you that have voted, thank you very much. Please tell your friends and family to vote, too.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Contest Is On!

First things first, Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!
Now down to business- We have extended our contest. All voting will now end on April 18th! The Star-Telegram came by this morning to speak with Jennifer about our contest and take some pictures. Keep an eye out for the story. I will also let you know here when it has ran. Here is a sneak peek:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We were inspired

After 2 days of contestants coming in to set up their contest table, we were inspired to do an Easter table of our own. We did our front table in 8 different mixed and matched place settings. Complete with crystal and butter pats. We added a different color sherbet to each setting in the center of the salad plate. Then each sherbet got some Easter grass and an egg. Our centerpiece is simply a vase of tulips on top of a stool and a couple stuffed rabbits.

But we couldn't stop there! Jennifer became inspired and brought in a birdcage that had been in her backyard. We cut the legs down, laid some fake grass, and we had a centerpiece! After gluing many a butterfly to the cage, we added butterfly shaped place mats, our dishes, crystal, napkins, and rocks...yes rocks! The place mats were very simple, so to show the definition and the shape we accented the tops and bottoms of the wings with small pebbles. We also used larger rocks to outline the grass below the birdcage. All the makings of a great Spring table!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Our First Post!

How exciting! People are always asking us- "when are you going to have a sale?", "what new patterns have you gotten in?", "are you gonna have another seminar?". This will be where you find the answers to those questions. As soon as I know we have a sale coming up, I will tell you here first. Every time we get in a new pattern, I will tell you here first. When we start planning our next seminar, I will tell you here first.
Right now I want to tell you about our Tablescapes Contest. For the last few weeks customers have been signing up to take part in our contest. We offered 10 spots and we got 10 contestants! Today and tomorrow they will be setting up their table. They provide the linens and decorations. Dishes From The Past will provide the dishes and crystal of their choice. From April 1-11 visitors to our store will vote on their favorite table. The winner will receive a $100 store gift certificate. Come in, take a look around, and vote for your favorite table!