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PMC Geodes

In April of this year, Paul Michael returned triumphant from an Arizona picking trip with a truckload of ancient geodes and fossils – and, not one of his employees were particularly surprised. Over the years, Paul acquired a number of curious objects: a three hundred year old, 32-ft boat from southern India, swans made from cypress stumps hand-carved in West Monroe, pencil-thin beeswax prayer candles made by and purchased from a Catholic priest in Sitka, Alaska. See, Paul Michael hasn’t grown his stores by doing the expected. He strives every day to do the exact opposite. “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it,” Paul quips.

Paul’s true passion lies in creating, and to create he needs cool stuff and a cool space. #1 – Check! To understand how this painter’s palate sizes up, imagine just one of his four warehouses in Southeast Arkansas filled to the brim with his collection of antiques, oddities, and architectural salvage.

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#2 – Double Check! Not only has Paul been developing a creative working environment for his skilled furniture makers and craftsmen to work, but every employee, from the home office payroll clerks to the Monroe store managers, work towards proliferating the Paul Michael ideals, quality, and lifestyle. From his exclusive line of hand-made furniture & accessories made from locally harvested and architectural salvaged lumber to the well-known Creation Station, the Paul Michael Company, intrigues employees and the public alike.

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You may be thinking, “Why does a Home Decor and Furniture store want geodes and fossils”. No, we are not expanding into a museum… We truly believe that nature makes the best art, and there is no better testament than fossils and geodes. We are selling them “raw” and letting you get creative with their use. Statue them on an entree way console for an instant conversation piece, or position them in your family room bookcase like a badge of flair. Whatever you decide, know that these objects from the caves of Hot Springs, Arkansas, the mountains of Morocco, and extreme southern Brazil are unique and genuine… Quality. The only thing Paul knows.

Be on the lookout for Paul’s incredible selection of crystals, geodes, petrified wood, and fantastic fossils- arriving at a store near you this fall!

Father’s Day Gifts for Dad’s Favorite Hobbies at Paul Michael Co.!

Father’s Day is on the horizon. Have you put any thought into what you’ll get for the special dad in your life? While there’s nothing wrong with the traditional greeting card and a new tie to add to his collection, we at Paul Michael Co. encourage you to think outside the box this year. What are dad’s hobbies? If he’s into sports, fishing, hunting or even manning the grill this summer, then you’ll definitely find something unique for him at one of our stores. Take a look at just some of what we have for dad:

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We have a number of locations for you to shop for Father’s Day and just about every other occasion!

Lake Village, AR
3696 HWY 65 & 82 South
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-3872

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays.

Monroe, LA
2348 Sterlington Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: (318) 812-7285

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays.

Canton, TX
2100 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX
Phone (903) 567-0363

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays and First Monday Weekends.

Lafayette, LA
1800 Kaliste Saloom Road
River Ranch
Lafayette, LA
Phone: (337) 981-1289

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:30 a.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays.

The Art of Decorating Your Home with Scented Candles

Scent influences our mood and perception, which is why many people choose scented detergents and wear perfume. Scents also affect how people perceive particular environments. For this reason, scented candles play an important role in making a home feel attractive and welcoming.

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Room by Room You don’t have to use the same scent everywhere. For the bedroom, you might want subtle, soothing scents such as sandalwood, myrrh or a soft floral. In the dining room, invigorating and deliciously scented candles, such as citrus or vanilla, work well.

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Seasonal Scents Scented candles are a great way to transition the home to a new season. In spring and summer, for example, floral scents or anything reminiscent of a beach or open field brings the season to the space. In fall and winter, cinnamon, baked apple, clove or pumpkin spice candles bring a sense of coziness and warmth.

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If the scent of cleaning products lingers in the room, air it out before using candles. Otherwise, the scents will compete unpleasantly.

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For great scented candles and much more, stop by any of our Paul Michael Company locations. Keep up to date with tips and trends by joining our Facebook page.

Come See What’s New at Paul Michael Company

We love a season change. Not only because it means new color and home decor trends, but because it also means new inventory at the Paul Michael Company stores!

The season of football tailgates, autumn wedding showers and holiday gatherings is upon us, and Paul Michael Company will have everything you need to entertain friends and family this fall.

We are bringing a whole new line of home goods to our floors, including dishware, cookware, towels, holiday decor and more. Some of our new items were even designed out of locally harvested materials exclusively by our designers at the Paul Michael Company store in Lake Village, Arkansas. Here’s a sneak peek.

New Orleans Saints wreath from Paul Michael Company in Lafayette, Louisiana

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Mesh decorative pumpkin from Paul Michael Company in Canton, Texas

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Christmas elf door decor at Paul Michael Company in Canton, Texas

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New inventory at the Paul Michael Company in Lake Village, Arkansas

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The football season is already in full swing and Halloween is right around the corner, so head on down to your local Paul Michael Company store in Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas to get the best pick over our new fall inventory.

Paul Michael Company is Pet-Friendly!

From exercising to reading and mediation, there are many things we do for our mind and soul. Now, there’s one more you can do. Take your pet shopping with you at Paul Michael Company. Here at Paul Michael Company, we know that your pets are an important part of your family, so why leave them at home when you are shopping for items that will enhance your home? Or why forgo a visit to a Paul Michael Company store when you are traveling with your pet?

Research has shown that pets are not only good for our hearts, mind and soul, but they also reduce the risk of allergies, asthma and anxiety. Pets even provide wonderful opportunities for making love connections!

We recently came across an inspiring news feature on a retail shop in North Carolina that allows all employees to bring their pets to work even with the store’s collection of crystal and china! Like this retail store, we truly believe in the benefits of having pets in the workplace. What better way is there to keep the stress monsters away than with our favorite furry friend?

These are all reasons why all four Paul Michael Company stores are pet-friendly! Not to mention many of our customers are visiting one of our stores in their travels, and we wouldn’t want them to miss out on great items for their home!

So do something good for you, your pet and your home with a fun shopping adventure to the Paul Michael Company location near your hometown or in your travels.

Tennessee, the Lake Village, Arkansas store cat 

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Princess, the former Canton, Texas store cat (recently retired) and one of her customers

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From Skis to Chairs: See Paul’s New Creation!

Things are reaching new creative heights in Paul’s World. His latest creation is an adirondack chair made of—drum roll, please—vintage snow skis from around the world!

These chairs are so cool, and being repurposed from something old into something functional and new, they’re green as well. The skis come from different vintages and countries, making the chairs as unique as can be.

They’re perfect for spending a relaxing day or evening out on the patio, sipping sweet tea or enjoying the latest bestseller.

The unlikely switch from cold-weather accoutrement to warm-weather furniture makes them even more unexpected and the perfect conversation starter.

What do you think about this ski to chair transformation? Leave a comment below to let us know!

You can stop by a Paul Michael Company store to see more of our offerings. We have locations in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

Green Furnishings and Home Decor

Earth Day is April 22, and the environmentally friendly holiday has us thinking about going green with furnishings and home décor. More and more, people are becoming aware of how important it is to make green practices and products a part of our everyday lives.

The importance of recycling was one of the things that prompted Paul Michael Company to start designing and manufacturing a line of furniture and accessories in Arkansas. As we explain in our history:

Today we refer to these original designs as Paul’s World ~reclaim, reuse, recycle, redecorate~ everything is 100% American made and the majority of items are constructed of architectural salvage and reclaimed wood that Paul has been collecting for years.

One of our exclusive pieces, for example, is this storage furniture made from reclaimed native wood and found, antique galvanized mechanist buckets.

Contact us to find out more about Paul’s World. Happy early Earth Day! How have you gone green at home?