5 Ways to Use Flowers in Displays that Work

5 Ways to Use Flowers in Displays that Work

I grew up with flowers. Flowers bring happiness and cheer.  My mother has flowers all year-long in her yard and gardens.   This year I asked for tulip bulbs for my birthday in October.   Now I'm celebrating my birthday present!   Flowers make me happy and they are great for business.    I like to use flowers in many ways.  Here are 5 ways that I've used flowers to draw attention and bring cheer.   I use Pinterest to collect ideas and have posted these photos on Pinterest.   Be sure to follow Classic Legacy on Pinterest! 1. Accent Bracelet Display with Flowers My grandfather learned "basket Continue reading

Classic Legacy Licenses Art by Tom Chapman former Horse Racing Jockey

Classic Legacy Licenses Art by Tom Chapman former Horse Racing Jockey

I am thrilled to announce our new licensing agreement with Tom Chapman.   He is a former jockey who loves to paint.   Tom knows how to capture the best from race horses!   We are introducing three collections that include some of his most popular subjects.   I originally had chosen different paintings that I liked....it is hard to choose because they are all so good.   Tom helped me select paintings that he knew enthusiasts liked.   I appreciate his help and we are off to a great start!  To view the complete catalog pages of Tom Chapman Race Horse Gift Collection click here.    Seabiscuit Continue reading

Bird’s Nest Cookies and Wine Coasters Thinking Creatively with Classic Legacy

Bird’s Nest Cookies and Wine Coasters Thinking Creatively with Classic Legacy

Think creatively and gifts are noticed!   Classic Legacy sells wine accessories.   One of our gifts is a small silver plated wine coaster.   Classic Legacy is known for our custom gifts and gifts with themes.   Recently Classic Legacy has become known for #MakingTheOrdinaryExtraordinary.    This is a  hash-tag that will find on Twitter and Instagram.  Here are some ways that this silver coaster is being used. Dessert Plate/Wine Coaster The Classic Legacy wine coaster doubles as a dessert plate.   This festive Spring table features bird's nest cookies with Easter eggs for dessert. Here Continue reading

Wine Coolers Dual Purpose Creative Use for Retailers

Wine Coolers Dual Purpose Creative Use for Retailers

The Classic Legacy Spring photo shoot was a success.  It was  a little cool but the sun was out and it was a great day.  The purpose was to photograph lots of  ideas for Spring outdoor dining.    I wanted to especially highlight how our wine accessories also can have a dual purpose.    Our wine coolers are double wall insulated and are a great tool to chill wine.    For retailers often it is helpful to take the ordinary gifts and  showcase them in an extraordinary way.   That is what I did with the wine cooler! To receive more updates from Classic Legacy please join our email Continue reading

Behind the Scene Tour of the new National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis

Behind the Scene Tour of the new National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis

What an honor I had today!    Debbie Nutt  invited me to take a behind the scene tour of the newly updated National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.  I have created custom gifts for the museum.  It has been a few years since I visited the museum.   The exhibits are much more inter-active.   I got to see the vision and how the gift shop will integrate that vision.   What a help this was for me!    Thank you Debbie.   Here are some of the things that inspired me. Thank you Debbie for taking the time to show me the museum.   I feel like I understand Continue reading

Warren Buffett Quotes:  Why I’m honored to Create Custom Gifts for Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett Quotes: Why I’m honored to Create Custom Gifts for Berkshire Hathaway

"You've got to give a little, take a little, and let your whole heart break a little.  That's the story of, that's the glory of love."    I didn't  know until just a few days ago that Warren Buffett sang and played the ukulele!    I wanted to add music to my simple video of the custom Berkshire Hathaway bottle stoppers that  Classic Legacy created for the 2014 BRK Shareholders conference.   I searched and found this YouTube video of Warren Buffett singing with Jon Bon Jovi. The unlikely pairing came about  out of a desire to help the world.   Both of these men are great philanthropists.  They Continue reading

Irish Quotes and  Gifts to Celebrate

Irish Quotes and Gifts to Celebrate

The Irish have so much wisdom!   It is fun to collect quotes and to become Irish for a few days.   Here are some of my favorite quotes. Celebrations call for gifts!    Classic Legacy has wonderful Irish theme gifts.   Fun ideas to celebrate special days and these gifts can be used all year round!   Blessings to you on St. Patrick's Day!         Continue reading

Scotland Comes to Lewis Gifts for the 2014 Shreveport Cotillion

Scotland Comes to Lewis Gifts for the 2014 Shreveport Cotillion

Scotland has come to Shreveport.   Lewis' Gifts is the place to find wonderful gifts.   It is the gathering spot for wonderful lunch outings at Biscotti's as well.  I met Mary Jean, the owner of Lewis' Gifts, several years ago at the Dallas market.  We have kept in touch via email and our  blog.   Each year the Shreveport Cotillion chooses a theme for their event.   This year the theme is The Scotland Highland Hunt .   When she telephoned to ask if we had any Scottish theme gifts I just smiled and said, YES!  Scottish Theme Gifts When I first learned of Mary Jean's request it was Continue reading

Metal Collage  Gifts and Jewelry-One of a Kind

Metal Collage Gifts and Jewelry-One of a Kind

"My customers love when I explain to them that this bracelet is one of a kind."    It meant  a lot to hear these words from Leah at today.   It confirmed to me that I was on the right track with our new metal collage art for cuff bracelets, wine bottle stoppers, small boxes and frames.  Materials To Make a Metal Collage I have collected metal medallions, charms, crystals, stones, ribbons and fabrics for years.  Classic Legacy is known for our gifts with themes and custom design.  A design idea began to take shape a few weeks ago and receiving positive feedback is a thrill. Classic Continue reading

The Power of “Littles”  Valentines and Custom Gifts

The Power of “Littles” Valentines and Custom Gifts

Valentine cards have been saved by my family through the years.  Some of the sentiments are silly, some syrupy sweet, and some lovely.    I enjoy looking at the art and also the thoughts that were deemed important enough to keep for over 100 years!  The sentiment that stood out to me  is  "The Power of Littles".    "Great events we often find, on little things depend, and very small beginnings, have oft a mighty end."    Clay Jones, my grandfather, signed the Valentine featuring a red rose and this sentiment.    It is the little things we do that often lead us step by step to the great Continue reading