MSLL Holiday Gift Guide 2014

MSLL has constructed the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide to make your shopping experience a bit easier this Holiday season. We promise with these amazing gifts there will be no returns or re-gifting if you stick to our guide! The following MSLL Holiday Gift Guide features 12 perfect gifts that are sure to bring happiness and […]

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2014 Spring Color Trends

It’s officially spring, no matter what the weather decides to do.  In honor of the season, we posted this picture last week on Facebook, showing the current color trends.  The colors chosen for spring 2014 range from neutrals, pastels, and bold colors.  So how can you use these in your home design? Neutrals are wonderful […]

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Fall in Love with Your Home by Finding One Special Thing

With Valentine’s in the air, it is time to fall in love all over again with your home at Lake Gaston or beyond.  I read several other designers’ blogs that suggest working on organization, creating cozy spots and adding fresh paint as ways to rekindle that fire.  I am taking another approach.  Here I selected […]

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Give Thanks to the Host

It’s getting to be that time of year again for lots of parties and get-togethers with family and friends.  While your Holiday shopping list is probably already a mile long, it’s important not to forget about your gracious host.  Here are a few gift ideas of different sizes and some impressive wrapping ideas that show off […]

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From Rustic to Shiny…2013 Market Trends

Once again, we ventured to High Point, North Carolina to get a taste of the newest trends in home decor. With sensible shoes in tow, we trekked through showroom after showroom eyeing innovative designs with fresh spins on tried and true styles. We noticed quite a few trends became apparent throughout our three-day journey: Details, […]

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Hope Filled Handbags for Fashion

MSLL Spring Fashion Show and Hope Filled Handbag Event Thursday, March 28th, 6-8 PM Donation Admission: “Nearly New” Handbags  and/or Toiletry Items See the latest styles of casual fashion, shoes and accessories.  Help us support this great cause.  “Nearly New” Handbags will be filled with personal toiletry items and donated to Hannah’s Place, Inc., a non-profit […]

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To Market, To Market, To Buy…..

So the nursery rhyme reads “to market, to market, to buy a fat pig, home again, home again, jiggety-jig”.  Well, we went to market and we’re home again, but there was no fat pig.  There were, however, a multitude of new products in every possible category. We perused, navigated, and maneuvered as much of the four buildings and seven […]

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Last night my husband said to me, “you have logged a lot of miles in the last few weeks”.  It made me stop and think about how much had happened in three short weeks.  Here is the timeline: Dec 20 -28     Roundtrip-Lake Gaston to Santa Monica, CA        5580 miles Jan […]

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Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle…

Shopping for a special gift for that special someone?  Looking for the ideal present for the person who has everything?  Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.  Allow Mary Sherwood Lake Living to help you compile the perfect gift basket. Are they a wine enthusiast?  We can combine our E-Z Grip Wine Bottle Opener, Wine-A-Rita […]

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Company C Launch Party!

Mary Sherwood Lake Living is excited about our upcoming Company C Furniture Launch Party on Saturday, September 29th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Started in a garage by Chris and Walter Chapin in 1994, Company C is now a premier design studio and leading producer of exceptional home furnishings.  Company C has established itself as […]

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The Results Are In…

The results are in for the Mary Sherwood Lake Living Photo Contest! Contestants shared photos of those special items they found at Mary Sherwood Lake Living that changed their lives, made them smile when they looked at it, or completed their home, look, or menu.  Then readers voted for their favorite photo beginning September 3rd and ending September 17th. The winners of the contest, along with their entries, are listed […]

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Loving Tile Dots!

In our new demonstration kitchen we found a wonderful new accent tile to incorporate in our design. Tile Dots are created by ceramic artist Kim McGinnis of Rocky Mount, NC. This is a truly custom product. There are over 30 colors to choose from. Mix and match the size and colors of the dots. Add […]

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Help Us Fill “Hope Filled” Handbags!

Good day to all our Mary Sherwood Lake Living family! What a beautiful Labor day weekend!  We hope everyone is begining to recover from the power outages, downed trees, structural damage and spoiled food.  With this in mind we want to do something to help a local agency.  This may not relate to the Hurricane Irene disaster […]

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Slipping and sliding into the New Year!

Time flies when you are having such a good time!   Just a little over a week ago we were slipping and sliding into Atlanta to attend the January market. We started our first day at market with a “man on the street” interview with Susan Dickenson, retail editor for Home Accents Today magazine. She grabbed […]

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Sparkle, excitement, shopping, food and friends all in one place at Lake Gaston!

Yesterday we had a crowd of people in and out of our store to take in the “sparkle, excitement, shopping, food and friends” at our annual Christmas Open House.  The “buzz” that circulated the showroom was amazing!  People came for all sorts of reasons. Some came for the chance to learn some quick holiday decorating […]

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We Showed You Ours…

We showed you ours…Pumpkin Event! What a great event at Mary Sherwood Lake Living!  Here are some of the creative ideas we showed for pumpkin decorating.  The ideas ranged in difficulty from Autumn’s intricately carved spider web pumpkin to my very quick and easy wired pumpkin.  Since time seems to be at a premium we […]

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NC State Student’s Excellent Summer Adventure at Lake Gaston

Written by Lyndsay: (Before diving into the main part of this blog, I would like to extend a very big ‘thank you’ to Nancy Walker-Reilly, without whom I would not be writing this.  She is the reason I was given the opportunity to work here this summer and I hope she knows how sincerely grateful […]

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Hot ‘lanta…7 Categories-Oh My!

As of today I think I am back up to normal speed after a whirlwind trip to the summer Atlanta Gift and Accessory Market.  Four days of non-stop shopping for “the next best thing” to bring to you in Lake Gaston. I have been to this market too many times to count (twice a year […]

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Paul’s Skills Exposed with this Video Testimonial

Well, today I believe Paul has finally arrived at a level he thought he was unlikely to achieve.  After his bantering and complaining about the lack of respect regarding his gift wrapping skills he has received a glowing testimonial from our customer, Peggy Freeman.  Not only is his competency no longer a secret we now […]

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our giveaways during our recent After Hours WINOS event, Memorial Day weekend.  Three of the four winners were men.  That is quit a switch from our pool of women dominated shoppers.  So does this tell us something…do we have to serve them wine or beer to get […]

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The Secret Unwrapped at Lake Gaston

The time has come for me to speak out!  I have been taking more heat than is fair over gift wrapping!!!! Now, as you all know, we offer complimentary gift wrap at our store.   Normally, Mary or Autumn handles all of the wrapping (and I will admit they have raised gift-wrapping to an art form) […]

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Women in Need of Sanity-W.I.N.O.S. at Lake Gaston

Women in Need of Sanity-W.I.N.O.S. at Lake Gaston Right now, as I write this blog, I feel like “a women in need of sanity”.  It is very early in the morning and I am up before the sun.  I can hear the birds just waking up.  “No”, I am not going to tell you what […]

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The Eye Candy of the High Point Spring Market

Color, color everywhere!  That’s what we saw at the High Point Spring Market.  Here are a few colorful products and display pieces. As you know our style is all about color.  Let’s work together to find the perfect color for your lifestyle! What is your favorite color and style?  Let’s start a conversation by replying below. […]

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Sponge Bob is Wild about W.I.N.O.S.

Sponge Bob is Wild about W.I.N.O.S. Sponge Bob enjoys relaxing on the new outdoor collection of W.I.N.O.S. furniture.  He can’t wait to tell all his Nickelodeon friends about this fabulous new furniture he found at Mary Sherwood Lake Living. This furniture line was designed by North Carolina’s own Bonnie Jesseph and manufactured by Acacia Home […]

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