Posted in Articles & Tips, CoCo Milano's News, Holiday Decor - Written by Jennifer Lossing on November 21, 2014 - 0 Comments
Thanksgiving is less than a week away!
This is the time of year when everyone usually pulls out their same old dishes they use every year and set the table and decorate with the same old theme.
Well, not this year! Below are 5 Fabulous Fall Place Settings to give you the inspiration you need to really make your Thanksgiving table pop!
This look is all about incorporating natural elements to keep the look casual and comfortable. This no fuss approach is just right for the host or hostess that want to focus on the food and conversation with guests and keep the decor easy and to a minimum.That is not to say that it is not just as beautiful as an over the top setting. There is something to be said about simplicity. Using natural materials, like a burlap runner or table cloth help to create an organic feeling. A color palette of green, orange, yellow and brown echo a crisp fall day. Layer your plates and add a bit of whimsy by using leaf shaped plates and bowls. A centerpiece of rustic florals and pine tree branches conveys a sense of dining outdoors. Top it all off with a pine cone place card and you have created a natural and woodsy ambiance.
Decorating your table for Thanksgiving does not always have to consist of leaves and pumpkins. You can add a bit of elegance and tradition by setting your table in a vintage theme. To achieve this look, use a traditional patterned textile as a table cover. Use linen napkins as your base instead of a place mat. Stack your plates starting with a decorative ceramic charger then layer with another plate like this striking toile pattern to depict a classic and elegant vibe. Using peasants and magnolias as your center piece present a lovely traditional touch.
If your are looking to add a little glamour to your Thanksgiving table this year, look no further than using metallics. When decorating with metallics, its helpful to mix textures to keep everything from looking too flat. Use a textured velvet table cover to add richness. A gold place mat topped with a metallic green leaf plate and beaded napkin ring add just the right amount of sparkle! Mixing metals like gold, copper and silver are a great way to keep things interesting. To add a bit of playfulness, include a silver turkey themed gravy boat and platter or a gold and bronze pomegranate salt and pepper shaker.
If you are not familiar with a Williamsburg theme, this is a lovely way to add traditional flavor to your holiday setting. Typical decorations include dried herbs, vegetables and fruit, such as apples, oranges, and pine cones. The color pallet lends itself favorably to fall with colors of hunter green and a variety of neutral colors ranging from soft ecru to a rich wheat color. A cream colored water pitcher with a C shape handle full of tree branches and fruit is used as a creative alternative centerpiece.
Here in Mesa, Arizona. We don’t get to see to much of the leaves changing color when fall comes around. This fall place setting is a fun way to entertain your out of town guest by bringing a little Arizona twist to the table. Here we have used some amazing artisan glasses with bronze bases. The sculptured metal napkin ring and bronze vase is made by the same artist. The studded metal plate charger lends itself to a western feel, while the use of succulents add local character to the center piece.
We have so much to be grateful for this year. We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
……..It’s never to late to make a stylish impression. Come into the store and let us help you put those last minute decorative touches on your Thanksgiving table.
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on November 13, 2014 - 0 Comments
There is nothing like a fun and festive party to help kick off the holidays.
We want to take a moment and thank everyone who came out and helped us celebrate our 9th Annual Christmas Party.
Everyone had a great time. The band was wonderful, the food was wonderful, but above all, our clients are wonderful. Thank you!!
Here are some pictures from the nights events.
(Be sure to follow us on Facebook and tag yourself or anyone you know from Christmas Party album!!)
Posted in CoCo Milano's Drawing - Written by Jennifer Lossing on November 6, 2014 - 0 Comments
We are so pleased to announce that our October basket was won by the wonderfully sweet Diana Hernandez. Diana came in to the store to pick up her winnings and was accompanied by her beautiful granddaughter Erika.
Diana said “I was so excited to get the call saying I had won! I never win anything!” That is a comment we hear so often from our CoCo’s clients, that is, until they win one of our stunning baskets!
Thanks Diana for entering our drawing and congratulations on your WIN!
You could be next! If you’d like to ensure you’re entered to win the next CoCo Milano’s basket drawing, stop by the store and sign up!!
Posted in Before & After, CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on October 30, 2014 - 0 Comments
WOW!! What an amazing experience it was to be involved in this years IFDA Take a Seat auction.
We are so excited to be able to reveal to you our beloved final chair design!! May we introduce “GEORGE!”
Our muse was non other than George Washington himself! We drew our inspiration from his military jacket. We wanted the chair to be fun and whimsical, but sophisticated and functional as well. Overall we were so delighted with the final outcome. To see what the chair looked like before, click HERE!
We are pleased to announce that “George” was procured at the auction and went to an amazing and very deserving family who purchased the chair for their son who is currently serving active duty! The chair will be a surprise for him when he returns home. We could not be more pleased.
In case you missed it…..the auction was for the Military Assistance Mission (MAM) located here in Phoenix, AZ. They are a wonderful group who provide support to family members and members of the military when they need assistance. All proceeds from this auction went to support this truly amazing organization! If you would like more information on this organization and how you can help, please click HERE!
Not only did CoCo Milano’s design and donate a chair for the auction, but we purchased two chairs as well! There were so many amazing chairs there that night. We had a hard time choosing and there was a lot of competition, but we finally won the auctions for these two amazing pieces.
The “Owl” chair has been purchased and will be enjoyed by two twin 8 year old girls, but the “Ram” chair is still available for purchase! If you are interested, please come by the store or contact CoCo Milano’s at 480-641-2626 for pricing and additional info!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News, Floral Design, Holiday Decor - Written by Jennifer Lossing on October 23, 2014 - 0 Comments
We want to thank everyone who came and participated in our 2014 Wreath Making Class.
All the ladies had so much fun and the wreaths turned out beautifully! You can see below how much fun everyone had and how proud they were of their beautiful wreaths.
The food was delicious (thanks to our Cyndi Reis!!)
Cyndi was gracious enough to give everyone a copy of her recipes from her wonderful spread that night. The most requested of the recipes (which was not included in her handout) was her famous cheesecake recipe.
As promised, here it is:
If you missed this class and would like to stay updated on our current events and classes happening in the store, check out our Facebook Page or check out our EVENTS page here on our website!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on October 15, 2014 - 0 Comments
A CoCo Milano’s Exclusive Event!
A night of Shopping, Eating, and Champagne…..what more could you ask for?
With such a successful event last year, we are proud to be teaming up with Michael Kors again this year to shop their 2014 Holiday Collection. We are offering our CoCo Milano’s clients and friends an EXCLUSIVE evening of shopping….. with discounts!! (20% off in store purchases over $250. See the invitation for more details.)
Be sure to Click HERE to RSVP!!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on October 8, 2014 - 0 Comments
We love Dyana Hesson. Her creativity, thoughtfulness and kindness make her more than just an artist to us, she is also a friend.
Dyana became interested in painting as a way to express things that she couldn’t through a lens alone. She chose oil as her medium because it possessed a fluid quality perfect for the subjects she was painting.
She began to experiment with thin layers of carefully blended paint, and the results were luminous.
We are so honored to carry some of her limited edition pieces in our store. Below is an example of just one of those limited edition pieces we carry.
**Come into the store to see the rest of the limited edition pieces we carry.**
Recently, Dyana released her amazing note cards of reproductions of her original oil paintings. They are quite popular with her fans; little pieces of collectible art. They are great for gifts and are also frame worthy!
Hurry and get your hands on your own set of these beautiful note cards, they are going quick and we only have limited stock!!
Shop Local, Buy Local!
Posted in Classes, CoCo Milano's News, Floral Design, Holiday Decor - Written by Jennifer Lossing on September 24, 2014 - 0 Comments
We are so excited to announce our next crafting class!! We hope you can join us!
Reserve your seat at the 2014 Wreath Making Class
October 17th at 6pm
Class includes drinks, dinner and all supplies. … Plus a FREE gift to take home, door prizes, and 10% off shopping all night!
We will provide a beautiful magnolia leaf wreath that you can use all year round. We will be teaching how to create a burlap bow, an interchangeable fall spray and an interchangeable holiday spray.
YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THIS!!
Class will be held at:
2837 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85215
P | 480-641-2626
TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE!!