You read it right, it is wedding season here at The Attic Outlet! The most popular wedding time frame is usually during the Spring and Summer months. Considering that we are already in the month of May, that means that we are already in wedding season! There's no need to worry though. Here at the Attic, we've got you covered with all of the wedding essentials.
Are you the bride? If so, we have many dresses here that are sure to fit your taste and your budget. Are you a wedding guest? We've got several silver items that could be used as gifts for the couple that are sure to impress. Are you needing something comfortable to wear for the reception? We have a wide variety of stylish shoes and clothing items that can be very functional for the big day.
Wherever you find yourself this wedding season, The Attic Outlet has you covered.
Thursday, April the 27th and Friday, April the 28th we will be having a BOGO sale on all of our picture frames! Picture frames are not just used to display your favorite picture. Instead, try getting creative with these fun pieces and you will leave all of your friends, family, and guests so impressed with how you transformed these frames. In this blog, I thought I would give you all a few ideas of how you could transform an ordinary picture frame into a work of art!
1. Paint it! This simple solution can really transform a picture frame. You can grab several frames of all different shapes and sizes and paint your heart out! You can paint the frames different colors, but I would recommend sticking to one color, using different shades of that color to paint with. For example, you could use blue as the theme color and paint the frames in the shades of baby blue, periwinkle, sky blue, and steel blue. Using the different shades of color will really make your frames pop.
2. Decor Pieces! Did you know that you could use picture frames as abstract decor pieces? You can display picture frames around the light switches in your home to turn your light switch into a piece of art. No need to leave your other home appliances out, try hanging a frame around your thermostat as well! You could also hang a small hook from the top of your picture frame to display your jewelry pieces on. Hang them up on the wall and turn your jewelry into an eye-catching wall display. Using the same idea, you could also use picture frames with a hook attached on top to display your keys on!
3. Redesign it! These fun frames have the potential of being turned into something completely different than just a regular picture frame. Picture frames have the foundation to be recreated into practically anything you can imagine. With the help of a few extra tools, you can really make a masterpiece. Here are a few ideas: A coffee table. You can use the picture frame as the table top and attach a sturdy back to the frame like plywood or regular planks of wood. Attach four legs to the bottom and ta-da! A creative twist to a coffee table!
Another idea you could try would be a picture frame chalkboard! Just paint the glass on the picture frame with chalkboard paint and there you have it! Tie a cute ribbon on the top or glue an old pedestal to the bottom to make a really cool chalkboard piece.
As you can see, the possibilities of what you could do with picture frames are endless. If you would like to purchase some of these frames to try out some of these ideas on, be sure to come by and see us Thursday or Friday of this week to take part in our sale! When you do come, tell us that the Attic Status sent you!
Ever since the Attic Outlet has existed, we have held a Volunteer Banquet that takes place every year. The purpose of the banquet is to take a moment to honor the volunteers who make our ministry what it is. In the banquet, we have a wonderful meal catered, we have entertainment to watch, and at the end of the event, we honor one very special volunteer with the title of "Volunteer of the Year."
This award goes to the person who is a standout volunteer. The kind of person who goes above and beyond for the sake of our ministry. Year after year, we have had several volunteers who have taken home this award for their standout service. This year, we didn't a person take home the award. Instead, we had a family take it home: the Michael's family.
Allow me to tell you a little bit about this family. Bob and Cathy Michael's have been volunteers for a year at the Attic Outlet. From the moment they got here, they have hit the ground running and have never stopped. They are the kind of volunteers who come day after day to our ministry with a joyful spirit that blesses everyone who they come in contact with. They are the kind of volunteers who take their projects home if they didn't finish them during their day here. They are the kind of volunteers who bring their friends and loved ones in to join forces in what they were already doing here at The Attic. They are the kind of volunteers who love our ministry and what it stands for.
Cathy Michael's is over the linen department at the Attic. She sorts, cleans, and prices all of our linen items. Her husband Bob is over our food pantry ministry. You can always find him hard at work in the food pantry sorting, organizing, and bagging items that we have in the pantry. Together, they make one dynamic duo.
A few months into volunteering, the Michael's started bringing in their grandchildren to volunteer with us! These cute kids come in almost as much as their grandparents do. Not only that, but they are just as hardworking as their grandparents are. Their four grandchildren Sam, Ella, Sophie, and Ethan are equally divided when they are here. The girls help their grandmother sort through Barbie dolls while dressing them in cute outfits and occasionally braiding their hair. While the girls are hard at work dong that, the boys run off with their grandfather to help in the food pantry. They enjoy bagging bread with him and organizing donations.
Needless to say,we don't know where we would be without the Michael's family! Their hard work, loving spirits, and dedication to our ministry earned them the title of "Volunteer's of the Year" this year. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you Michael's family! Thank you for all that you do.
This week at the Attic Outlet, we realized that our property had been inhabited by a mother bird and her four eggs. Her nesting ground is located right outside of our furniture room. The furniture room has a gated entrance attached where customers who are purchasing furniture items can easily back their vehicle up to the gated entrance and load up their pieces without us having to haul the heavy pieces throughout the store.
While some of our employees were raising the gate one day, they discovered this beautiful bird and her eggs. We discovered that the bird is a Killdeer. These birds are commonly found in golf courses, lawns, and parking lots. They have beautiful stripes that are printed on their feathers and they produce stunning speckled eggs.
After watching this beautiful bird to monitor her behavior, we quickly realized how protective she was over her eggs. These birds are known for flailing around, acting like something is wrong with them so that the people nearby will focus their attention on the mother, not on her eggs. If that isn't a good mother, then I don't know what is. We also noticed how the mother was providing everything for her eggs. The dedication that it took to sit on those eggs day after day must have been exhausting, but she did it in order to protect her eggs.
The more we watched the bird, the more we realized how the beautiful picture of the mother protecting and providing for her eggs was a representation of how our loving, tender, and kind Heavenly Father does the exact same thing for us here at The Attic. He always is protecting and providing for us. He meets all of our needs here so that we can extend those same blessings out into our community. He is always watching over us, keeping us safe and unharmed just as the mother bird does for her eggs. Needless to say, we have become very fond of our new inhabitants of the Attic. Not just because they are absolutely adorable, but mainly because they are a constant reminder of who is watching and protecting over us in our ministry.
Spring is right upon us, which can only mean one thing.. IT'S ALMOST WEDDING SEASON! Usually, the most popular wedding months are the spring and summer. Here at the Attic Outlet, we plan on transitioning from the prom dresses that we have for sale right into the wedding dresses. Before we even had the chance to put these wedding dresses out, we had a special surprise come into our store! Let me tell you the story.
Two sisters that are six years apart in age came into the store with their mom and aunt to look for wedding dresses. Both of the sisters are planning weddings that will take place next year in March. One of the sisters came into the Attic alone during a previous day to just get a sneak peak of our dress selection. When our director Lisa Cardwell heard the story, she told the sister to go back home, bring her family and come on a different day so that we would have time to make the day as special as we could be for the bride's. So just as Lisa had suggested, the girls came back ready to play dress up with us! Coming on a different day gave us the opportunity to give the sisters our undivided attention as we helped them find which dress style fitted them best.
This experience was a very first for the sisters as it was for us. The ladies had never tried on wedding dresses before, and we had never had a pair of sweet sisters come in together to try on wedding dresses together before! This was something that I know that the Attic Outlet staff will never forget, and I hope that it is an experience that the sisters will never forget either.
The Attic Outlet is so much more than just a thrift store. It is a place of gathering. It is a place where people can get together to celebrate new beginnings, relish in joy, and a place where we realize we have so much hope for the future. These sisters made me realize this. Be on the lookout for upcoming wedding dresses that will be for sale here at The Attic Outlet. I hope that you all enjoyed this story of wedding bliss. Until next time, God bless!