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This crossbody is back in stock at our Stile Salon and Spa location.  Who else is seeing this with your favorite white jeans this spring?

Winter Hours for our Gahanna location are Thursday-Saturday:  11am-4pm

Can you feel it? Love is in the air!  And the winter holidays proved to once again be a perfect time for guys to pop the big question.  Awesome! You just went from girlfriend to fiancee status.  Now what?  It's time to start thinking about venues, an amazing wedding gown for you, gorgeous bridesmaid dresses for the girls,  classic tuxes for the guys, engagement parties, flowers, the bridal shower (or showers), bachelor party, bachelorette party,  rehearsal dinner--whew-- oh wait, money doesn't grow on trees, does it? Pinterest madness, isn't it?

Whether you are on a budget or the sky's the limit, The Great American Gift and Paper Co. can help on a couple of fronts:  let's start with step one:  asking your besties to participate in your exciting day. Ask in style- with darling cards from the sophisticated style of Anna Bond at Rifle Paper Co. or with a touch of glitter from Karen Adams Designs. Looks like we have you covered for the first step in getting your girls together.


And if you really want to be creative when you ask your flower girl, we love the idea of this personalized puzzle.  Place the puzzle deconstructed in a gift bag and have your littlest lovely put together the puzzle to reveal "will you be my flower girl"!  Hands down best idea ever!

Next, you will need to say thank you and a darling piece of jewelry to commemorate the special day will definitely do the trick.  Check out these special pieces from Freshie and Zero.


 Visit The Great Gift and Paper Co. to find loads of great ideas for your bridesmaid and your groomsmen, too! That will be our next post!  Can't forget about his wing men!


Thanksgiving is by far my most favorite holiday.  This fourth Thursday of November event brings families together in a totally unadulterated way.  Coming together for the sake of giving thanks is, plain and simply, one of the best reasons I can think of to celebrate.  A prelude to the little fussier Christmas holiday, Thanksgiving just makes me happy.

Here is a peek around my home as I prepared to host our Thanksgiving 2015 family get together.  The day was delightful in every way.

My husband is one of nine children, so when we remodeled our home years ago, we converted our living room into an over sized dining room to host every event we can get our hands on. Entertaining is a joy for me and the more the merrier.

Since we were hosting 18 people, we needed two tables.  This is our breakfast room all set up with Thanksgiving flair.  Notice the panels of the Thibaut fabric.  It will be a sad day when I have to change out those draperies.  I love this fabric.

Fresh flowers and candlelight turn any table into a stunning masterpiece.  I added pink daisies to the table to bring a touch of pink in the seats of the chairs to the tabletop.  An unexpected punch of color on Thanksgiving, but it worked beautifully.  The sugared-fruit cornucopia has been a favorite for years.  I love the tradition of bringing this handmade centerpiece out each Thanksgiving.  

I know that we rush on to the next holiday, but I am not quite ready just yet.  I am spending the entire Friday still enjoying the Fourth Thursday.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family.  As you hit high gear for the Christmas season, I hope you will remember to spend a few dollars on American Made.  It matters. It really does.






The holidays are ever so rapidly approaching.  For goodness week is Turkey Day-which, btw, is my all time favorite holiday.  It really is time to get started on holiday shopping.  I hope you will join me in committing to spend a portion of your holiday budget on Made in the USA goods.  You will? Great! Well, guess what...we have made it so very easy for you.  Stay in your jammies on Black Friday and click away at You will be amazed at what you will find.  Not your typical made in America selection here.  No way!  We have curated the most beautiful selection of Made in America you will ever see for everyone on your list.



  Have you signed up for our emails?  We are sending out a Black Friday coupon code, so be sure to get on the distribution list. We are so glad you are joining us for a Made in the USA holiday 2015!

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