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Sharon Cleland: Fabulous Gift Under $50

I have pulled together items for everyone on your Holiday list.  Here are some of my favorite gift ideas:

For the Fashionista or Design Lover:

This compact Pantone color palette book is THE essential reference to inspire every designer. This would be a wonderful item to pair with a sketch book or project journal.

For the Chef or Gardener:

(Inside this burlap wrapping is…) a recycled ‘green’ wine bottle that has been repurposed as a grow your own basil herb kit. This pairs nicely with a gourmet dip mix.

For the hostess or colleague:

A simple low cost gift idea would be to use this delightful antler handled mug filled with chocolate treats and presented with a pack of holiday napkins. I tied an ornament into the bow for a bit of added sparkle!

For the Holiday Lover/Decorator:

I love this fabulous crackle glazed candle holder. One of these would look great on a mantle amongst greenery. 

We have a vast selection of mercury glass trees. Some of them even include LED lights. These would add that extra holiday twinkle to bookcases and tables!

For the Golfer:

A book containing a ‘bucket list’ of golf destinations complete with novelty golf tee keychain is an essential for the avid golfer.

For Him:

What fellow would not be happy to receive a collegiate football bottle opener with beer glasses, and a six pack?

For Her:

The essential clutch – these beaded and velvet clutches are the perfect accessory for this holiday party season.

For the Pet Lover:

Gourmet ‘sushi’ dog treats with the latest in leash technology (treat holder, clock, flashlight, baggie holder & leash all in one!) would make great gift for your four-legged friends and their owners.

J Banks Retail has gifts for everyone on your list!  Come see us M-F 10am-6pm & Saturday 10am-4pm.

Happy Holidays,

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Holiday Decor: Inspiration to Creation

The task of decorating for the holidays can be daunting.  There are endless options and themes and it can be hard to decide where to begin!

We have been gearing up for this holiday season transforming our retail store into a winter wonderland. Beginning as early as September, our buyers and merchandisers gathered to pull inspiration photos, and to compare pictures of what was scheduled to arrive and what was currently on hand that could be used for this year’s displays.

One of our favorite approaches is repurposing existing items as well as buying the latest and greatest during the Fall Markets!  Mixing the old with the new creates interest, and better yet – allows you to save your dollars for gift giving!

Here is an example of one of the inspiration photos we used for our holiday vision – we love the simplistic, yet shimmering glamour of the tree!

Using this as our inspiration, we took our bare tree, metallic spray paint, and items already found in our store to make our perfect store entrance vignette.

Mercury bottle votives became cool over-scaled ornaments, and burlap ribbon became glitzy dressing by simply spray-painting it silver. The metallic theme was also applied to an older red wreath and voila – we had a new tree topper complete with ‘JB’ letters as the finishing touch!  Combining existing goods with our fabulous new mercury balls, sparkling vine orbs, and festive ornaments makes a grand statement.

Interested in repurposing your existing Christmas holiday décor into new ideas and displays?  We can help!  Our designers are available for hourly consultation to help you create displays that will dazzle.

And if all you need is a little inspiration, then please plan to join us for our Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 8th from 3-7pm.  All of our displays will be ready for gazing AND shopping!

We can assure you, J Banks Retail has the holidays covered with gift ideas for everyone on your list!

See you soon during all our holiday events!

JB

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Tuesday Tabletops – 4th of July Celebration

We may not be event planners, but J.Banks knows a well-dressed table when we see one (and we delight in the sight!). What better way to launch our new series “Tuesday Tabletops” than in preparation for our nation’s birthday!?

 Our inspiration is Classic Americana with a light, fresh, coastal flair. This is a holiday that goes to show, your place settings don’t have to be stiff to be elegant. Classic basics make a perfect pallet, and fun details like napkin rings and placecard holders add sparkle!

Whether you celebrate your family traditions with a picnic or a sit down dinner, consider adding some creative little details in our nation’s “signature colors.” Make sure to stop by our retail store for a pop of patriotic pizzazz, or even for some star-spangled suggestions!  

Send us photos of your special tablescapes! We’d love to become inspired by you!

Happy Tuesday!

J.Banks

(Image 1: Place Card Holder, Pitcher, Napkins, NapkinRing, Glassware – Image 2 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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