Posted in CoCo Milano's News - Written by Jennifer Lossing on November 26, 2014 - 0 Comments
Christmas is the time of year to spread love, gratitude, gifts and cheer!
While most of these may be easy to bestow, some are a little harder to come by. If you are struggling to find that perfect gift for someone, we have put together a list of our Top 25 Favorite Gift Ideas just in time for the 25 days of Christmas. You might even find something to put on your own Christmas wish list!
If you find something you like on our list, or would like more information about a product you see, be sure to call or come by the store to check stock and availability!
CoCo’s Top 25 Favorite Gift Ideas:
1. Roma Frames
Roma Frames are classic and beautiful. They come in more than 400 different styles and 3 different sizes to choose from. They are made in North America and use wood from FSC reforestation programs.
*Including a picture in the frame of you and the recipient is a nice way to add a personal touch.
2. Kurtz Designs
Kurtz Designs is a collection of cast-stone wall decor and crosses for the home and garden. Handcrafted in the USA, each item is a unique collectible piece of art, designed and created by the artist, Sharon Kurtz. Since each plaque is hand made, custom sayings are available.
*These plaques are a great way to personalize a gift. Have one made with your wedding date on it, birth dates or any special event.
VIETRI offers fine, exclusively Italian ceramic dinnerware and decor for the home and garden, decorating and dining, handmade and hand painted in Italy.
*CoCo Milano’s is currently featuring the Old St. Nick collection.
4. Arthur Court
Sand-case aluminum is what Arthur is known for today. Arthur court is a leading national brand name in alternative metals. Inspired by nature, he crafts this cool, lustrous metal into themes of plants and animals that add elegance to the dining experience.
*While these pieces are beautiful, they are also incredibly well designed. They can be refrigerated to keep food cool or heated in the oven to keep food warm.
5. French Note Card & Gift Co.
French Notes is the water color creations of Cynthia Dunn who resides in the Columbia River Gorge area with her husband Larry, an area loaded with fruit orchards, beautiful flowers, rivers and all of what nature has to offer. Cynthia’s original water color designs are printed onto flour sack towels, recipe cards, note cards and beverage napkins.
*These flour sack towels make the perfect hostess/host gift!
Archipelago Botanicals provide warm candlelight, exquisite fragrance, and soothing products to make your house a home. They offer soy wax candles, essential oils, natural fragrances and fine fragrance blends. Gentle and natural based bath and skin formulations are loaded with pomegranates and other powerful antioxidants to keep skin looking young, healthy, and vibrant.
*The Hope Scented diffusers make a perfect gift. They fill the room with a subtle scent of pine, perfect for those who have artificial trees.
7. Michael Aram
Michael Aram creates intricate metal objects ranging form tableware to furniture. Each metal object undergoes a series of grinding, buffing and polishing techniques. Variations or “imperfections” in the product’s finish are characteristics of the creation process.
*Due to this handmade nature, no two pieces are ever exactly alike.
8. Woof N Poof
Woof N Poof’s are handcrafted home decor items made in the USA since 1975. They specialize in Christmas, Halloween and other baby products, as well as other fun seasonal products!
*These make great gifts for adults and children alike.
9. CoCo’s Milano’s Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Decorating Services
CoCo Milano’s carries a wide array of incredibly unique and amazing Christmas ornaments, decorations, and ribbon. We offer many styles and unique objects for your tree and trimmings.
*CoCo’s offer’s Christmas decorating services as well.
10. ESC & Company
ESC specializes in vintage style collectibles with nostalgic charm. Designs include hand-painted whimsical sculpted figurines and signs. Created in the USA by American Artisans.
*These make great gifts that can be handed down through generations.
11. Patience Brewster
Patience Brewster is a small, one artist company that creates handmade ornaments, gifts,and textiles. Every ornaments she designs is sculpted from wood, cast, then molded by hand using tiny brushes and finally hand painted.
*These ornaments are sure to add a bit of fun and whimsy to any tree.
12. Harmony Kingdom
Harmony Kingdom’s unique collections are handmade of crushed marble and resin in the tradition of the English cottage industry. They are the original box figurine.
*Each box comes with a saying that is unique to its creation.
13. Dyana Hesson
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.
*CoCo Milano’s also carries a collection of Dyana Hesson note cards as well!
14. GG Collection
The GG Collection (also known as the Gracious Goods Collection) is a collection of beautiful ceramics accented with bronzed brown metal. The Gracious Goods collection includes kitchen canisters, dinnerware, flatware and serving accessories.
*These beautiful ceramics are sure to add character and charm to any home.
15. Jan Barboglio
Jan Barboglio is inspired by the romance of Old Mexico and she creates decorative iron accessories and furniture infused with glass, wood and leather accents. Each piece is hand-cut, fashioned, forged, and finished to a tanned-leather luster.
*An embossed, etched signature is stamped and accompanied by a sentiment, proverb, or poem in every creation.
16. Advent Calendars
These Advent Calendars are a Christmas tradition that can be used year after year. This collectible is a fun and colorful addition to your family’s Christmas tradition.
*Fill each of the 24 drawers with treats for an extra-festive twist.
17. Candle Holders
Candle stick holders come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors. They are wonderful to use as home decor, not just for the holidays, but all year round.
*You can mix styles and colors for a unique and collected look.
18. Sid Dickens
This winter, Sid Dickens is proud to introduce this special limited-edition Holiday Collection to warm your home with traditional and charm.
*The entire collection is gilded with a new gold-trimmed edge.
19. CoCo Milano’s Custom Florals
A stylish and festive way to add holiday cheer is with custom florals. CoCo Milano’s offers a large variety of pre-made florals as well as options for custom floral arrangements.
*You can buy a container from us or simply supply your own and we will create the rest!
20. Ruby Mae
Ruby Mae jewelry combines a wide variety of shapes and textures. She merges vintage pieces with buttons and charms to create a truly one of a kind piece of wearable art!
*Its not just diamonds that are a girls best friend, but jewelry too!
Poo-Pourri is a blend of essential oils that virtually eliminates bathroom odors! The award winning before-you-go® toilet sprays come in a variety of scents and sizes. Poo~Pourri is not a chemical cover up! Based on aromatherapy principles, a few squirts into the bowl before-you-go forms a protective layer of essential oils that prevent stinky bathroom odors from showing up in the first place.
*This product is often given as a gag gift or for white elephants, but people keep coming back for more when they realize it actually works!
22. Silver Plated Coffee Scoops
These little scoops are the perfect way to add a little style to an otherwise simple gift. They are great to give as hostess gifts or to friends, family and neighbors. Simply buy your favorite coffee, cocoa, or tea and tie this little scoop around the package with a pretty bow, and you have got yourself a simple yet elegant gift!
*These are so cute you should buy one to give and one to keep!
23. Katherine’s Collection
Katherine’s Collection grew from Katherine’s love of thoughtful gifting and the timeless memories associated with it. The designers have delighted many collectors around the world with their fanciful character dolls, whimsical creations, and holiday décor.
*These wine toppers are a great addition to your recipients favorite bottle of wine.
24. Gathering of Friends Cook Book
The Gathering of Friends cookbooks were create to introduce “food as a love language,” enhancing traditions, fortifying relationships and celebrating life!
*These cookbooks are great for the seasoned cook and for those who want to learn how to cook.
25. CoCo Milano’s Gift Certificate
If you still can’t find what you are looking for or want to let your recipient choose something for themselves, then a CoCo Milano’s Gift Certificate will always make the perfect gift!
We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!
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.