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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Falling for The Cellar Elves

Introducing ...
~Zim's The Cellar Elves~
When I think of Fall, I often think of wine tours, wine tastings, cozy nights by the fire with wine... I guess there is kind of a theme.  But, now that I am in the Christmas business, I am also thinking of Wine Elves.....
They have arrived and are already busy at work... cleaning, taste testing and playing around in the wine cellar.  They also moonlight as Vinegar Tasters in the kitchen!
Zim's The Cellar Elves are a hearty bunch of busy elves.. They are ready to order and are immediate ship for your gift shop, for the holidays or year round for a winery gift shop.  Come and enjoy the magic.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Treats!

First, of all... it is good to be back... I guess I took the summer off!  Kids are now back at school and we again have a routine that we can semi count, on to blogging....

Halloween Treats

The biggest "treat" for me is to decorate my home for Halloween. We usually have a party.. for the kids... so, I enjoy decorating and using all the fun, Fall colors.   

I have purchased my Mums... orange, of course and next I will get out the decorations.  I started this weekend, but it is hard to put up pumpkins and ghords when it is 80 degrees out and the windows are open.  

Pinterest is my new BFF... visit us at  Check out our Board ~ Glass Ornaments~Fall/Winter and our Board ~ Holiday Ideas.

On here, I have saved a ton of ideas on how to decorate for Fall and Halloween.  Thank Goodness, for all the creative people out there sharing their ideas.

Here are a couple of the images that I love:
Okay, so it isn't all about the Glass Ornaments.. :) 

 Last two above images, via Pinterest under ~ and

Well, enjoy the images.. it is good to be back on the blog. 
Happy Fall!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

140 days!!??! Scary!

Although all I can think about is Summer with hot days, flip flops, swimming and barbeques... 

I just read.... that there are 140 Days until Halloween!!!


So for all my buyers from the Gift Shops, Florists, Garden Centers, etc... take note.. 
the Scariest of Elves are among us...

Visit our website at for individual images. 

Call us at 585-473-4790 to have them arrive promptly to your gift shop and make a great display for Halloween!

P.S.  I will not be talking Halloween for a bit now.. off to enjoy the summer heat!  :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Make Some Waves...

No matter where you live, if it is summertime, blues, aquas, whites, greens and silvers are among the popular colors to decorate with... 
Make some waves this summer and surprise your guests with tablescapes and hints of summer using glass ornaments.

For instance....

Use assorted colors to go along with a beach theme...fill apothocary jars, vases, wooden bowls, etc.  Place them on coffee tables, buffets, as a dining room centerpiece.. the list goes on.

Here are a few Color Palettes to go by....

via Completely Coastal
via Completely Coastal

via Completely Coastal

Create Memories and fun crafts with these ideas from Pinterest!

All of the above are FABULOUS ideas using glass ornaments that I found on Pinterest... (my new Love)...
Thanks to the following amazing crafters~,,,,

Here's a tablescape idea using plants.. looks like the Aloe Plant... perfect for the summertime burns...
Beautiful idea from one of our customers, Black Eyed Susan
 Visit us on Pinterest ~ for other great ideas I have found using glass ornaments.

So enjoy these images and ideas... Create Memories and above all ... ENJOY the Summer!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy 166th Birthday Carl Faberge!

Imagine my surprise when I recieved an email from a magazine editor requesting the use of an image of our Faberge ornament this morning, THEN, opening up Google this afternoon to this!!!:


Today is Carl Faberge's 166th Birthday!

Little did I know!
So, in honor of him, I present to you our Faberge products!  Enjoy!

The above Faberge Eggs are imported from China.  We currently have all styles in stock in our Rochester, NY warehouse.

The next batch of Faberge Eggs is our beautiful collection we import from Germany.  These are made by the Oberfrankische German Glass company. 
As with all of our products, we stand behind their quality and know you will enjoy these products for years to come.

Call us today to order!

Hope you can enjoy a piece of cake in Mr. Faberge'e memory!


The Whitehurst Company, LLC

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Forgo the Flowers.....

                    Flowers are over-rated... NOT!  I love flowers.. but, they do have a life span.
In addition to beautiful, fresh flowers to liven up a room.... use colorful solid colored glass in any hue to fill a coffee table or empty spot on a shelf....

via Decorology
via StacyKFloral
via House of Turquiose

many images via Stumbler

And, with the summer weddings coming... maybe?...
via Merci New York / Heather

But, while the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming.. enjoy the real, irreplaceable tulips...


Monday, April 23, 2012

Social Media is Everywhere!

Our newest form of Social Media.....

First I started this Blog thing... Decorating Everyday... and although I find it hard sometimes to post on a regular basis with life going on at the same time. Turns out it is so much fun to put together a story and images. So, I love this when I am in my creative mood and chatty.

Then, I put my company, The Whitehurst Company, LLC on Twitter under @glassornaments.  This is easy because I have 140 characters to say something and then it is posted.  Done. 

Next, I bit the bullet and joined Facebook.  We now are on Facebook at

The last few days, I have been glued to my laptop.  Producing our latest Social Media outlet, our Pinterest account.  This is so great and melts all my favorite images into one spot, under one username and password.  So, you can also follow us on

 There, now you have it... all of The Whitehurst Company, LLC social media outlets in one post.

Enjoy and follow us!  I promise lots of fun and creative uses for our products.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

...Easter's on it's Way!

Dining Room table display...
filling up a corner...

via Adventures in Decorating~use white glass ornament and embellish using fuzzy, a little paint and some light pink felt! 

via Better Homes & Gardens
via Better Homes & Gardens
throw together some pastels for a Easter Tree...

All these pastel colors makes it feel as if Spring has Sprung!  

Enjoy your Easter preparations....


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Happy March, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Happy Spring.....

At our house, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day from January 15 to the end of March!  Very fun!  

Each year we plan a St. Patrick's Day party/open house for everyone and anyone we see, after the local city parade.  Usually we have between 35 to 50 people.  Everyone brings stuff to eat~all Irish related food or green/orange/rainbow stuff and drink, of course.

This year my husband is going away for a golf tournament that he was invited to, and we will miss him at the party.  But, "even though the Leprechaun's away, WE still want to play!"  That was my line on the invitation this year! ~from Smilebox. So funny!  And, there was a hysterical leprechaun dancing to a jig...

If you are ever having a party or want to send a note, a thank you, a birthday wish, hello - you name it.. .you need to check out   It is the best!  You can add pictures, it plays music and there are tons and tons of options!  Oh, did I mention ~ it is free too!!! 
Although, you may want to join, for a monthly fee, there are more options available if you are a member.
So, check it out if you get a chance. 

Also, if you enjoy decorating... (hear comes my plug...) everyone could decorate for any occasion ~St. Patrick's Day ~ with solid colored glass ornaments!  My company,, offers one of the largest selections of glass ornaments in 9 sizes...from 1 1/4" up to a 7" glass ball.  We have over 17 shades of green available to choose from.  Here are a few of them:

Anyway, there are lots of ways to use these ornaments...

~place different shades of the glass ornaments in a bowl and place on a shelf.
~hang from different lengths with green ribbon from a chandelier,
~make a Shamrock Tree with stray branches in your yard, spraypaint them white and hang glass ornaments from them..etc...etc...

Basically, you can use glass ornaments everyway you always use them, just color coordinate them to the holiday!

Whether you are Irish, like to decorate for the holidays, or just enjoy the annual parade....
May the luck of the Irish always be with you and sun always shine upon your face....