Belmont Plantation: An Old Home and a New Business

Belmont Plantation

It‘s not just southern women that age gracefully but also our homes. Belmont Plantation has been standing since 1857 and is a reminder of the style and sophistication southern homes have always possessed. As some of you know may already know, we are working diligently to make our product available online. During the process it was decided that we needed a special place to photograph it all. The plantation owners graciously allowed the Paul Michael Company to do a photo shoot for our upcoming web store.  With our beautiful merchandise and their amazing home it was easy to achieve the results we wanted. It also reminded us that the Paul Michael Company truly has a place in any home including an antebellum beauty like Belmont!

Fearless Photographer

Here’s a little behind the scenes action from the shoot. Luckily our fearless photographer wasn’t afraid of heights- the ceilings are 14 feet tall! Below is a picture of the living room as we found it, full of old world character and beautiful antiques.

Belmont Living Room

And here is the Paul Michael Company twist. Drum roll please…………………………………………………

PMC Belmont Living Room

Ta-Da!!! We kept one of the family’s existing chairs in the photograph because it blended so well into this bohemian look.

Check back to find out more information about the launch of our new website and to peek at more pictures from this fabulous photo shoot.

PS- If you’re on the lookout for your very own plantation home Belmont is on the market 🙂


DIY Ideas for Making Your Own Tree Skirt

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Holiday DIY projects are unique and creative ventures to undertake during the yuletide season. Are you looking for inspiration for you next DIY holiday creation? Check out the latest craze, the homemade tree skirt! Here are some ideas for making your own tree skirt.

Quilted Tree Skirts
Quilted tree skirts are cozy creations that you can make with leftover fabrics. Simply gather the fabric you want to use, find a stitching pattern if you need one and create your very own patchwork skirt. The homey touch is perfect for cozy holiday celebrations.

Overlapping Tree Skirts
Using yuletide-inspired colors of felt (think red, green, and gold), you can cut each piece to be a little larger than the other, cut a pattern edge for each and stitch them together. The result is a branched and festive homemade skirt.

Simple Tree Skirt
For a simple tree skirt, cut out a piece of felt and grab some decorative yarn. Get create and adorn the skirt any way you choose!

Paul Michael Company has everything you need for your DIY holiday creations. Stop by one of four locations and check out the inventory. Make sure to visit the “Creation Station” to make your own wreath during your visit!

Grand Opening Friday, August 3rd! Paul Michael Company Lafayette 8,000 Sq Ft Addition

We’re expanding! The support we’ve received from the River Ranch community and our patrons in the greater Lafayette area has given us the opportunity to expand our business into the vacant retail space adjacent to our current location in River Ranch. On Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 10:00am the Chamber of Commerce will join us for the ribbon cutting of the new addition. The 8,000 sq ft expansion now makes the Paul Michael Company in Lafayette just over 31,000 sq ft and highlights our exclusive furniture line, made in Arkansas, out of locally harvested and reclaimed woods. We are especially proud that much of the reclaimed materials used in our furniture production are architectural pieces salvaged from South Louisiana. For more information, call our home office or find us on Facebook under The Paul Michael Company. Grand Opening festivities will continue after hours on Friday, August 3rd from 5-8pm. We hope to see you then!

Find Wonderful Wedding Decor & Wedding Gifts at Paul Michael Company

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Wedding bells are ringing. As we are in the middle of the wedding season, we’d like to remind all brides-to-be, wedding planners and wedding guests that Paul Michael Company is a wonderful place to find fabulous decor and gifts for that special day.

You can find a gorgeous piece of furniture that will become a family heirloom for the bride and groom. Or, find that perfect set of dishes, linens or other treasure for their home. Brides, don’t forget that you can register at any of the four Paul Michael Company locations. Our Lake Village location in Arkansas even has a Here Comes the Bride section! DIY brides and couture brides alike love this Paul Michael Company section full of stunning decor and registry options.

One of our favorite resources for inspiration on wedding themes and DIY wedding projects is Style Me Pretty Bridal Inspirations, the ultimate wedding blog. Do you have a favorite source for wedding inspiration? Share with us in a comment below!