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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Minute Ideas for Decorating..

Glass ornaments are not just for the trees anymore... they are for beautiful wreaths...
~or to add a punch of color with apothocary jars...

~to hang from the rafters, or at least the crown molding...

~or load them up on the mantel...

~ you could even hang them from the mantel....

~use as a party favor and/or a place setting...

~use as decorations to hang from the chandelier...

~ create a small mini tree for a corner or empty shelf....

~ use one or two colors to create a theme...

~OR~ top it all off as a tree topper... take the cap off and put over the top branch of the tree...

We hope you all enjoy the holidays!
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

(the beautiful photos via The Inspired Nest, Eddie Ross, High Street Market, Hometown Girl, and House of Turquoise - thank you)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

What is your favorite color?

Pinks, purples, raspberry, or HONEYSUCKLE... above is a creative way to infuse one of your favorite colors into your living space, using glass ornaments.

Limes, moss, or other shades of green add just a perfect punch to a relaxing shelf arrangement.
(images via blogs: Habitally Chic and In My House)

Both of these ideas can last long after the Christmas decorating season... think outside the norm and decorate with glass ornaments ALL year long.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

O' Christmas Tree..

This picture is compliments of the Stacy K Floral Shop in Rochester, N.Y.

What a Fairy Tale tree, complete with some of our colored glass ornaments. This year seems to be a year of bold and bright colors for decorating. We have sold a lot of oranges, purples, blacks and lime greens, along with our traditional Christmas colors. Stop in to Stacy's floral shop and check out her holiday decor and gifts!

*Email us a picture of your displays or creations, using our product and we will send you a coupon for a decorative container of multi-colored ornaments with your next order.*

We are looking forward to your emails! Our email address is

Happy Holidays!


12 Days of Christmas!

The 12 Days of Christmas are here!

(that means Christmas is in 11 days)

I cannot believe that Christmas is so close. My stockings are hung, but the presents are not ready...

There are 3 regular ground shipping days left before Christmas, and we have tons of orders to get out to customers this week. If you need any last minute orders, visit our website at

or call us at 585-473-4790
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Exciting and Magical News!

Although we are currently in the midst of our busy season with receiving in shipments and sending out orders... we also are starting to think about our 2011 season.

What new products do we bring in? How do we re-decorate the showroom to get the "WOW" factor from our current customers and enough of a "wow" factor to entice new customers to come in and visit us. What themes will we display? Hopefully the Zim's Wizard will work his magic in the showroom.

We are very excited to introduce some new additions to our Whitehurst Family. We will be welcoming in the following new lines to The Whitehurst Company:

Oberfrankische Glas from Germany
Zim's Elves Themselves and Zim's Nutcrakers

Natalie Sarabella

With Oberfrankische Glas we will be introducing some of the most beautiful pieces of glass ornamentation. There will be all sorts of themes to build a collection on.

Zim's Elves Themselves and Zim's Nutcrackers will be making their debut back into the holiday market in January 2011 at the Atlanta Gift Show. These adorable Elves and whimsical Nutcrackers will delight every age group.

We welcome Natalie Sarabella and her beautiful ornaments. What a wonderful addition to The Whitehurst Company. Natalie Sarabella has created a special assortment of ornaments that will entice everyone.

The Whitehurst Company welcomes these new additions to our family. We hope you will enjoy visiting us in our showroom at the Atlanta Gift Show in January.

Enjoy the next few weeks leading up to the Holidays! See you in Atlanta!

Enjoy the Decorating Process!

This beautiful dining room centerpiece above is from the website:
Or check out this beautiful mantle arrangement.. greens, candles, lights and glass ornaments!
~ via

See this arrangement .. found on a most beautiful blog: The Inspired Room All these are great ideas.. choose a favorite color scheme or theme and accessorize with glass ornaments in different sizes and finishes.
If you are set on certain colors, check out our website at or call me and I would love to help you coordinate the colors you are looking for.
Enjoy the decorating!!
p.s. more ideas tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Week we celebrate our Armed Forces...

November 10th is the 235th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.... and November 11th is Veterans Day! Help us celebrate the Birthday and Veteran's Day with our salute to the Armed Forces.
Thank you to all the troops who haved served our country and risked their lives to protect us.

Visit us at if you are interested in our nutcrackers. They are a perfect gift for Christmas or for any occasion.

Monday, October 11, 2010

We are in Full-Holiday Mode!

Thanksgiving has come and gone so quickly. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. Here, at The Whitehurst Company, we are truly thankful to our loyal customers and families that support us through out the year.

Our mission now is to help you make the most of the next few weeks and get the products out to you. We have 20 more shipping days before Christmas! Whether you have a new order or a re-order, we are ready to ship the day we receive it.

Our wholesale customers can visit us for orders at and for retail sales, please visit

Thank you again for your business this year and are looking forward to a great 2011 ahead. We have many great things in store.

Enjoy the magic of the holidays,


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

There's a new Florist in Town...

I am pleased to introduce to you - a new, exciting and creative florist shop -
Stacy K. Floral - Rochester, NY

Please check out Stacy's site at I met with Stacy last week and we talked about glass ornaments, fir and cashmere trees, and other holiday decorating topics. Stacy is a Florist and an Event Planner.

Stacy's shop is beautiful and filled with fresh flowers, vases, artwork, and many unique and very cool gifts. See some of her arrangements on her gorgeous website!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Decorating for Halloween..

Set up a Halloween Holiday tree in your dining room as a centerpiece or on the buffet. Another area could be a corner of the countertop in the bathroom or kitchen.
Very simple to get this look: First, I collected branches from the yard and spray painted them black. Then I collected all sizes and fall colors of glass ornaments, and placed them around the branches with pretty ribbon.
Very colorful and festive!

Let the Games Begin....

Happy Friday... I know my husband is happy that there will be Football on non-stop for the next 3 days! This is a great season with lots of great things: crisp air, colorful trees, chili, fires in the fireplace, etc. and most important, at least to my husband - FOOTBALL! :)

Here is our Horizons Easts' collection of Football Nutcrackers in our inventory. These nutcrackers can be paired with, our special ordered custom Decorative Tabletop tree in your favorite team colors.

What are your favorite team colors?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall is Here!

Fall is Here!

My Girls started school yesterday and today it is chilly! Back to school is always exciting. When the weather starts to turn, I am always ready to re-decorate my house with the Fall colors.

The Whitehurst Company's Fall colors are very popular. An order yesterday was for: Orange, Pumpkin and Cocoa colors. Very pretty combination. You can see all our colors and our Halloween Nutcrackers at

Another sign of Fall is the Atlanta Merchandise Mart September Show. It runs this weekend from September 11-13, 2010. Be sure to stop in our showroom:
The Whitehurst Company / Horizons East
20th Floor, Aisle E, Suite 17
240 Peachtree Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Have a great day and enjoy the change of seasons!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cape Cod

We have spent the past week in Cape Cod.
Although it rained most of the week... the sun has finally come out and our last two days will be spent at the beach. In Hyannis, we spotted this awesome Nutcracker keeping guard over the carousel and arcade.

Enjoy your the last week of summer!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Celebrate Aviation!

Orville Wright, of the Wright Brothers, who played such a major role in aviation celebrates his birthday on Thursday.

We celebrate aviation with a 14 inch Pilot Nutcracker!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Giveaway with Matthew Mead

Check out The Whitehurst Company/Horizons East's giveaway on Holidays with Matthew Mead...
We are very honored to be selected to offer a giveaway and want to thank everyone responsible for the kind words about our company.

A new magazine is under way... check out the website above and order one for the holiday season!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Cup of Charity

Our latest creation ~ a Decorative Tabletop Tree in Lemon Yellow and Pewter.

It is a donatation to : Artsy Mamas.. a benefit for the Bethany House.. which provides emergency housing and assistance for women and children in need.

The event is this Sunday, August 1, at Cafe Mona Lisa in Webster, NY.

I will post pictures of the event next week.

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Three Peas in a Pod

These greens are perfect for the summer! They remind me of a crisp apple, snap peas, and fresh cut grass. They would looked great heaped in a glass bowl on your dining room table for a quick, fresh splash of color! Or, hang them from a chandelier with hot pink ribbon for a preppy look!

We hope you are enjoying all the sights, sounds and smells of summer!
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Getting Ready for Halloween

A selection of colors chosen by one of our customers. They must be planning their Halloween decorations!

Don't forget to stop in at our showroom at the Atlanta Gift Mart...

The Whitehurst Company/Horizons East
Bldg 1, 20th Floor, E-17
Enjoy the Show!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Yellow House

This is my Yellow House. Most times if someone is wondering where I live, my answer is usually, "The Yellow House". And people usually know. Although it looks pretty yellow, this picture is not giving the yellow color justice. It is truly a brighter yellow. You may even say 'highlighter yellow'.

Anyway, I wanted to show everyone a picture of our home because we recently came very close to leaving our yellow house. Someone wanted to buy our house, even though it was not for sale. We almost went through with the offer, but in the end our love for our home overrode the offer. And even though we are staying, we appreciate the compliment on our house.

I think my love of color intensified when we moved into our home four years ago. Although the outside was bright yellow, the inside walls were all high gloss white. This came with the exception of a few rooms with very retro wallpaper, that we happen to love. Anyway, I think it is ironic that I am now selling every color in the color wheel of glass ornaments and coordinating colors schemes for decorative tabletop trees. My inside walls are still high gloss white, with the exception of our dining room. We recently painted our dining room a deep chocolate brown. It is very sharp and sometimes even looks black or eggplant.

I hope you have enjoyed the picture of my house. My goal is to create a little portfolio of the rooms with coordinating groupings of the ornaments, after we paint or update each room. Let's see if I can keep up with my challange.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I am trying to add the blog buttons necessary to enter the great contest with Matthew Mead. This contest will give the opportunity of a photo shoot at your own house. I have one more day to meet all the requirements and enter the contest. Hope I can finish in time. Good luck to all the contestants!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our new 2010 Plaid ornament line...

Gift, Gourmet & Decor Plus
Great reading for the latest and greatest in gifts and home decor.. see page 40 of the digital version for a glimpse at one of our new and exciting 2010 products.

Christmas in July!

Please visit us :

Atlanta Gift Show

The Whitehurst Company / Horizons East

Bldg 1, 20th Floor, E-17

July 15-21, 2010

If you are unable to make it to the show, please call or email us:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate and Honor all the Servicemen in your life! Thank you to all our troops for all you do for us.

Show your patriotism and collect an Uncle Sam nutcracker. A great way to celebrate and decorate this time of year!

Another great way to show your patriotism is to display a Red, White & Blue decorative tabletop tree. How fun it is to celebrate and decorate ALL year long! Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Although Summer has begun...

Although Summer has just begun... it is time to place any last minute orders for Back to School Merchandise. We have a new Male Teacher Nutcracker this year, along with our Graduate Nutcracker that we carry.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Kings in our lives! Enjoy your day of celebration.
Working with my Dad has brought us to a new level of the Father/Daughter relationship. I am so glad to have the opportunity to work with him and have this time together. My husband, Tom, needs to be honored also as he is supporting me and my new adventure in the gift industry. Thank you both, for being in my life.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Weddings - this is the time of the year... in fact, we have 5 to attend this summer starting next weekend. A new blogging friend has posted about weddings and celebrating them, along with decorating and giving for the occasion using, my favorite subject, Christmas ornaments. Please visit the blog below and see his wonderful creations..

The Decorated Tree (of Life)

My sister's wedding was in November and she put on the table for guests.. a beautiful glass ornament in the shape of a wrapped gift in gold and white.. It is a happy memory every year we place it on the tree.

So, long story short, a wonderful gift that is different and special for the Wedding couple to give is a Christmas ornament, or set, for their tree. Another idea is to give an assortment of sizes in the color they chose for their wedding.. for instance, Blue... all sizes from 1 1/4 inch up to a 7 inch ball in their color.

Enjoy the wedding season....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Here we are ... up to our ears in boxes... and so excited to add our new color, Turquoise!.. Our first shipment for 2010.. "on with the show"..
We hope you all have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2010 Color of the Year - Turquoise...

Our first shipment for this coming season arrived this week.. and on it was our new color of glass ornaments, Turquoise!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Monday! The Summer season is about to begin...

The end of May already!... I cannot believe the summer weather and celebrations are all starting this coming up weekend. Time to get out our Red, White and Blue and decorate our homes to celebrate our country and the summer months. Fill a large vase or glass bowl with red, white and blue glass ornaments or even red, blue and silver is a pretty combination too. Look in magazines and on other blogs for ideas. There are so many ways to use glass ornaments all year long and these holidays coming up are perfect opportunities. Enjoy celebrating with these patriotic colors.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I think my blog button is working.. but just a little large! Can anyone advise me on how to minimize it a bit?
please help....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Spring Idea for a Beautiful Thursday Afternoon

We placed our beautiful glass ornaments in a birds nest. Place this on your coffee table, dining room table, anywhere for a tablescape. Very cute!

Good Morning.. I am trying to create my Blog Button!!!... learning new things is so frustrating and fun...wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome again to our celebration of holidays everyday of the year! I am excited to be able to bring ideas to the table of ways to use glass ornaments for any reason at all! Our website is Thank you for stopping by.. we are just getting started.. enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lilac Festival | Rochester, New York

Lilac Festival | Rochester, New York

Spring has sprung! Welcome to our Holidays Everyday Blog! We are excited to start out in the Spring season as that is when exciting new things happen. My name is Kirsten and I work alongside my Dad in a Christmas/Holiday business. We wholesale all things Christmas and then some.... My job is to entice and encourage everyone to use our glass ornaments all year long as decorations throughout your home, store, business, etc.

I have linked in the Lilac Festival which is in my hometown, Rochester, NY. The beautiful purples, pinks and greens of the flowers can be found in our glass ornaments. We have Soft Lavender, Lilac, Rosewood, Pale Pink, Dusty Rose, Lime, Kiwi are a few of our colors that would look beautiful heaped in a bowl as a centerpiece. Please check out our website at for all our colors.

Thank you for stopping in to our blog... we are just getting going, so please check back soon. Have a great day and don't forget to stop and smell the lilacs!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Please be patient and check back with us, we will be up and running soon!