Perfect Pairings: Holiday Appetizer Recipes by Paula Deen & The Furniture For Hosting Friends & Family

Perfect Pairings: Holiday Appetizer Recipes by Paula Deen & The Furniture For Hosting Friends & Family

We’re back with another edition of Perfect Pairings, featuring our favorite Paula Deen furniture paired with some of her most delicious holiday appetizer recipes! During the holiday season, it’s all about easy appetizers and stress-free ways to entertain your house guests. Here are a few of our favorite bite-sized ideas to serve up at your next holiday party. Paula Deen Guest Room Metal Bed + Paula Deen’s Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Once you’ve brushed up on the essential elements of the perfect guest bedroom experience, you’ll want to make sure you have a comfy bed where your houseguests can sleep. Paula Deen’s Guest Room Queen Metal Bed is the perfect bed for your guest bedroom. (It also comes in king size.) Whether you’re throwing a full-blown holiday party or if you just want a warm snack to welcome your house-guests with, Paula Deen’s Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious snack that are easy to prepare. Simply fill fresh mushroom caps with a mixture of spinach, feta cheese, cream cheese and green onions, and then top with Parmesan cheese. Bake it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes and enjoy! Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Host & Hostess Chair + Paula Deen’s Crab Balls Recipe Need some extra seating for all of those extra holiday guests? The Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Host & Hostess Chair or Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Friend’s Chair are a beautiful way to expand your seating options, whether around a dining room table or in the living room. These upholstered arm chairs evoke the Southern sensibilities of historic Savannah, Georgia. Another thing that...
5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Holiday Season in Atlanta

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Holiday Season in Atlanta

The holiday season is meant for spending time with your family. Lucky for you, the Atlanta area offers plenty of things to do this December for you and yours. Here are just five of the many family-friendly activities you can do this holiday season in and near Atlanta. Watch The Nutcracker. Taking the family to see The Nutcracker is a time-honored holiday tradition. Watching this classic ballet performance is a great way to bring a little culture to your family fun this December, as you watch the tale of dueling soldiers, enchanting fairies and delicately dancing snowflakes. Head to The Fox Theatre December 9-24, 2016 to watch the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker performed live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. The Georgia Ballet will present their version of The Nutcracker December 2-4, 2016 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at Cobb Civic Center. You can also catch the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Rialto Center for the Arts December 9-10, 2016. Bring the family to the Atlanta Christmas Parade. A favorite holiday tradition among Atlanta residents is watching the Children’s Christmas Parade in Midtown Atlanta. The parade begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Peachtree Street and 16th Street. This festive holiday celebration features floats, marching bands, the Distinguished Clown Corps and giant helium-filled balloons, making it the largest holiday parade in the southeast. If you’re planning to watch the parade, we recommend taking the MARTA to the Midtown or Arts Center station in order to avoid parking hassles. The kids will enjoy riding the train. Make it even more festive and pack a Thermos or...
5 Guest Bedroom Essentials: How To Create A Welcoming Retreat Your Guests Will Love

5 Guest Bedroom Essentials: How To Create A Welcoming Retreat Your Guests Will Love

Inviting friends and family to stay in your guest bedroom during the holidays? While you may not run a boutique hotel, you can certainly take a few cues from them to make your guests feel welcomed. Ensure that your holiday guests feel right at home with these five guest bedroom essentials: 1. A comfortable mattress and plenty of cozy bedding. While you may not be ready to splurge on a Tempur-pedic mattress for the guest bedroom, you can always upgrade your own mattress early and shift your own comfy mattress into the guest bedroom. Whether you use a hand-me-down mattress for your guest bedroom or purchase a new affordable mattress, make sure that the mattress your guests are sleeping on is comfortable. You’ll also want to make sure there are plenty of cozy pillows and extra blankets for your guests. If you have frequent guests in your home, you may want to take a cue from modern hotel chains. They use white sheets, blankets, quilts and duvet covers for a reason, because they can be easily washed and bleached to look like new. Opt for the highest thread count you can afford – your guests will thank you for their good night’s sleep! 2. All the comforts of a hotel room. In a hotel room you’ll find plenty of finishing touches that you might not expect in a normal bedroom. Consider adding some of the same accouterments to your guest bedroom to make your guests feel right at home. Consider adding an iron and ironing board or steamer to your guest bedroom’s closet. Fresh flowers are always a beautiful finishing...
Perfect Pairings: Thanksgiving Recipes by Paula Deen & The Dining Room Furniture Made For Entertaining

Perfect Pairings: Thanksgiving Recipes by Paula Deen & The Dining Room Furniture Made For Entertaining

Thanksgiving is right around the corner… are you ready? After you’ve started the preparations with our time-saving Thanksgiving tips, you’ll want to make sure you have the furniture you need to entertain your friends and family. These delicious Thanksgiving recipes from Paula Deen will be the perfect finishing touch for your turkey day celebration: Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Dinner Table + Paula Deen’s Roasted Turkey Recipe A big holiday gathering needs a big dining room table and a big turkey to feed the whole family. When you pair the Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Dinner Table with Paula’s roasted turkey recipe you get both. The turkey is as simple to prepare as it is delicious! Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Side Chair + Paula Deen’s Mashed Cauliflower Recipe Once you’ve got the perfect dining room table, you’ll need the perfect dining chairs to pair it with! The Paula Deen Dogwood side chairs feature an upholstered linen seat along with a mid-tone brown Low Tide finish, reminiscent of the antique furniture found throughout the South. This dining room set will be the perfect way to serve up a sharing-sized bowl of Paula’s mashed cauliflower. It’s a nutritious alternative to mashed potatoes. Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Breakfast Table + Paula Deen’s Southern Cornbread Stuffing Recipe If you’re hosting a smaller gathering this year, or need to separate the kid’s table from the grown-ups, the Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Breakfast Table is a great place to gather round. This sturdy breakfast table features a fancy face oak top with an octagonal pedestal base and stylized pear feet. A great...
Time-Saving Thanksgiving Tips: How To Be Stress Free On Turkey Day

Time-Saving Thanksgiving Tips: How To Be Stress Free On Turkey Day

Thanksgiving can be one of the most stressful days of the year OR it can be a wonderful holiday, filled with family and friends. Take the stress out of your celebration this year by planning ahead using these time-saving Thanksgiving tips: Plan your menu (and grocery list) a few weeks ahead of time. As Benjamin Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Plan as much of the big day ahead of time as possible to make Thanksgiving a stress-free event. Start planning NOW for what you will serve and what you need. Once you’ve planned your menu, use it to create a grocery list. You can buy your non-perishables like canned goods, spices and boxes of stuffing a few weeks in advance. You should also use this time to make a checklist for your day-of kitchen needs so you don’t forget to do anything during the frantic Thanksgiving rush. Clean out your kitchen and double-check your kitchen equipment in advance. Now is the perfect time to clean out your cabinets and make sure that you have all necessary utensils, dishware, and serving platters. If you plan to use disposable aluminum trays for cooking and serving, go ahead and purchase them now, as the last minute Thanksgiving grocery store rush will often leave the stores low on stock of important items like this. You’ll also want to take this opportunity to purge any expired items in your pantry to make room for Thanksgiving groceries. Make space in the fridge for lots of food. While you’re purging expired items from your cabinets, be sure to...
Fall Decorating Ideas Made Easy: Spice Up Your Autumn Decor!

Fall Decorating Ideas Made Easy: Spice Up Your Autumn Decor!

A chill is in the air and the leaves have turned from bright green into beautiful fall foliage. Just like the outside of your home has taken on a fresh new appearance, it’s also time to transform the inside of your home with vibrant autumn decor. Decorating your home for fall doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Some of these decorating tips will work in your abode all year long, and some of these fall decorating ideas are perfect for a quick transformation each autumn! Mix classic with eclectic elements. A trip through The Loft at Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet will have your mind spinning with new decorating ideas. We love to pair things like a classic book with unexpected eclectic elements like a quirky and colorful chest of drawers or a lamp made from an old ship’s lantern. Gather up the gourds. Everyone loves a pumpkin or two this time of year, and there are plenty of ways to use this edible decor around your home. Pile a few on your dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner decorations, or add a few pumpkins and other gourds to your front entryway. You can even use stick-on numbers or paint to add your home’s address number to a large pumpkin for an unexpected first impression for your guests. Bring the outdoors in. Make your home feel warm and cozy all year long with a rustic coffee table handcrafted by local artisans. We carry lots of one-of-a-kind pieces like the unique coffee table seen above at our Atlanta area furniture stores. You can also add a fall floral arrangement...
Where To Find Unique Furniture in Atlanta

Where To Find Unique Furniture in Atlanta

What makes a piece of furniture unique? Does it need to be truly one-of-a-kind, a priceless antique heirloom or handcrafted original? Or is it that conversation starter at a dinner party? Here at Woodstock Furniture and Mattress Outlet, we take great pride in scouring a wide variety of sources to hand-pick pieces you won’t find anywhere else so that we may offer you the best unique furniture anywhere in the Atlanta area and beyond! The Loft: Your Atlanta Source For Unique Furniture Investing in unique home furniture is a great way to ensure that the interior design of your home reflects your distinct personal style and point of view. When you turn to Woodstock Furniture and Mattress Outlet for your home furniture needs, you can select from a tremendous collection of custom, distressed, and vintage furniture that we offer in The Loft, your source for unique furniture in greater Atlanta: These photos were all taken at our Acworth furniture store and showcase the ever-changing array of distinctive furniture and home decor options we offer. From hand-crafted rustic coffee tables made from reclaimed wood to shabby chic bedroom furniture to industrial inspired lighting designs, we have the unique pieces to make your home stand out. An Ever-Changing Assortment of Unique Furniture At Woodstock Furniture and Mattress Outlet, we want to serve as your one-stop shop for all of your home furniture needs. One of the fun things about our selection of unique furniture styles is that our inventory is always updating and changing. Since each piece is one-of-a-kind, you never know what you’ll find when you visit The Loft: When you...
Perfect Pairings: Furniture for Entertaining and Halloween Recipes by Paula Deen

Perfect Pairings: Furniture for Entertaining and Halloween Recipes by Paula Deen

The spookiest holiday of the year is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than inviting over some fellow ghouls for a few Halloween tricks and treats? Whether you’re inviting your child’s classmates over for a spooktacular get-together or hosting a weekend gathering for the family, Paula Deen has plenty of fun and tasty Halloween recipes, plus we’ve got the furniture to make your party even more memorable. Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Breakfast Table + Paula Deen’s Moldy Guacamole with Creepy Critters Recipe A blend of black beans and Haas avocados give Paula Deen’s Moldy Guacamole with Creepy Critters Recipe its creepy color. Make it even more festive by using Halloween shaped cookie cutters to create dippable chips. This deliciously spooky dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The Paula Deen Dogwood Low Tide Breakfast Table is the perfect place to gather the whole gang. This oak top dining table is inspired by classic Southern silhouettes. Featuring a mid-tone brown stain, birch veneers and select hardwood solids, this stylish piece of furniture is one your family will cherish for generations to come. Paula Deen Dogwood Cobblestone Kitchen Island + Paula Deen’s Hairy Eyeballs Halloween Recipe Paula Deen’s Hairy Eyeballs Halloween Recipe may sound and look disgusting, but pop one of these appetizers into your mouth and you’ll quickly realize how much looks can be deceiving. These “eyeballs” are actually a tasty blend of biscuit mix, Gruyere or sharp cheddar cheese and sausage, topped with ramen noodles and pimento-stuffed olives for that extra terrifying finishing touch. One thing that’s NOT scary is how fantastic Paula Deen’s...
How To Choose The Perfect Colors For Your Home

How To Choose The Perfect Colors For Your Home

It’s no secret that our daily environment can have a big impact on our happiness and productivity. A little paint or a splash of color can go a long way. Not only can furniture affect our mood, but so can the overall color scheme of your home. That’s why it’s so important to understand how to choose the best colors for your room: How To Pick A Color: The Scientific Way Color theory tells us how different colors impact our moods and which thoughts and emotions each color typically evokes. When paired with knowledge of the color wheel, it’s easy to pick the perfect colors for your home decor. The color wheel breaks down all of your favorite hues into cool and warm colors. Cool colors like blues, greens and violet can bring to mind a sense of the great outdoors and have a soothing affect. These colors can also make a room feel more spacious and open. Warm colors like red, orange and yellow will make you think of sunshine and vibrant heat. If you have an expansive room like an over-sized living room or den, you can use dark warm colors like a rich burgundy to make the room feel cozier. Even neutral colors can lean towards the cool or warm side of the color spectrum. Steel grey has cool blue undertones, while a rich tan brings to mind warmer colors. Try to match the mood and purpose of the room to the color that evokes it. How To Pick A Color: Trust Your Gut Of course, there’s always a less scientific way to pick the perfect...
Scenic Views: 5 Best Hikes Near Atlanta, Georgia

Scenic Views: 5 Best Hikes Near Atlanta, Georgia

As the weather cools down this fall, you can bet we’re ready to enjoy the beautiful scenery that our home state of Georgia has to offer. We can’t think of a better way to spend a day than exploring God’s creation, viewing the changing leaves and soaking in the cool autumn air. (Except, of course, an afternoon shopping in The Loft at either of our Atlanta furniture stores, in Acworth or Dallas!) While there are hundreds of stunning hiking trails spread across the state of Georgia, here are a few of the best hikes near Atlanta: Chattahoochee River The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers plenty of opportunities for enjoying nature including boating, fishing, cycling, and of course, hiking. One of the most popular hiking trails in this area is the East Palisades Trail which will take you through a bamboo forest and over scenic bluffs overlooking the river below. A daily parking pass costs $3 per car and is required to park at the trailhead. Arabia Mountain The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area feels like you’ve stepped into another world, even though it’s only a 30 minute drive from Midtown Atlanta. This area, which also includes Panola Mountain State Park, features some of the most stunning hiking, running and cycling trails around. Explore the moonlike scenery of Arabia Mountaintop or round up the whole gang for some family photos. The new granite overlook at Panola Mountain State Park and the iconic Vaughters Barn offer a perfect backdrop. While you’re in the area, you can also explore the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Sweetwater Creek State Park One of the...