Thursday, 24 October 2013

Creative Bag products featured in Style at Home Magazine's November Holiday edition


I picked up a few holiday magazines earlier this week and was totally blown away by the new (November 2013) Style at Home magazine. I read every article - some twice. There are so many great ideas for the holidays. Between working with all of the Christmas products in our stores and reading a few holiday magazines like this one I can hardly wait for Halloween to be over so I can get started with my Christmas holiday decorating! 


 I knew that a number of our products were going to be featured in Style at Home but as I started flipping through the pages I found myself getting more and more excited about all of the beautiful photos and inspiring ideas. One of my favourite regular column in the magazine is the "high or low?". Our Rosanna cake stands and domes, ribbons and tags were featured in the "high or low?" column. Yeah!!! Aren't these pictures beautiful? Wouldn't you feel like a kid in a candy shop if your kitchen looked like this for the holidays?! 


 I started to collect some of these white cake stands for my kitchen already. My daughters bought me my first one as a Mother's day gift and I'm hoping to have enough to use for a holiday display this year.  I have always avoided buying the glass domes but now that my children are older I think that I may invest in a few. Non-perishable display items would look great under glass and I can see setting up a few of them on the dining room table on the days that we are not using the cake stands and domes for entertaining. 

Note: We don't have any of the Rosanna cake stands on our website. They are only available in our stores. Many of our customers have told us that our regular prices on these products are lower than the regular prices at other Canadian retailers selling the exact same product.


There are lots of diy projects that I have marked in the magazine and have to try myself. I especially love the cookie packaging ideas (lots of great ideas for pot lucks and hostess gifts), the salt dough ornaments made with cookie cutters and baker's twine and the holiday wreathes. I especially liked the one featuring gift tags that have been stamped with holiday images, portrait silhouettes and family member names. You can find more diy projects on the Style at Home website too!


Our kraft lunch boxes were featured on page 62 with the cookie packaging ideas. They painted the box with turquoise paint. One of the girls in the office came up with the idea of painting the kraft lunch boxes with our Martha Stewart chalkboard paint. So of course, yesterday I had to paint one of the lunch boxes I bought for my daughter to use in her bedroom. I have the turquoise blue MS chalkboard paint as well so I may have to paint the other one with blue chalkboard paint. I still need to add some wrapping paper to the inside of the box like they did in the magazine. My daughter and I can't wait for the black chalkboard paint to "cure" so we can start adding a design with chalk markers!


There are four pages of inspiring gift wrapping ideas by the Style at Home design team. The "Paper Divas" all had very different styles and there are multiple ideas from each Diva. Check out the ideas and then shop with us for wrap, ribbon, gift tags, paper punches and more to recreate many of these yourself.  


I always love it when we are "on trend" with products that we sell and when I see magazine articles with products that we carry it makes me happy! Cardinals, red and white packaging, glass containers for food presentation, chalkboards and burlap stockings are a few of the items that stood out for me. 

By the way, I was pleasantly surprised to see that most of the Etsy artisans featured in the "Hung by the Chimney with Care" article were Canadian Etsy artists. 


I hope that you get a chance to pick up a copy of Style at Home's November 2013 magazine and can find a few hours to yourself to curl up in a comfy chair with a warm cup of tea (or coffee)  and just read.

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I'm going to be pinning lots of these ideas to our Creative Ideas for Christmas Pinterest board. Our "Pin It To Win" Contest is still going on. 
If you are interested in entering you have until end of day on October 27th, 2013!

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