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Jul 15

Miskelly’s Presents 4 Fun Fourth of July Facts

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Miskelly Furniture thought it would be fun to give you a few little-known facts about America’s celebration of independence. Check out these 4 interesting facts about the Fourth of July!

1. The 15 Stripe Flag – The American flag once had two additional stripes. When Kentucky and Vermont were added to the Union, a resolution adopted in 1794 expanded the flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes. Realizing the flag might look off balance with a stripe for each new state, it was suggested the flag have 13 stripes for the 13 colonies and that a star be added to the flag’s blue area for each new state. That proposal became a law in 1818, and ever since then the American flag carries 13 red and white stripes.

2. Delayed Celebrations – Although the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Fourth of July celebrations didn’t become tradition until after the War of 1812.

3. The Flag’s Legend – Seamstress Betsy Ross is credited with designing the Stars and Stripes, but historians have found no evidence to back up this claim. Ross did make flags for Pennsylvania state ships, but there is no record of her meeting with George Washington or other leaders to design a flag. In fact, the legend of Ross’ involvement wasn’t even born until 94 years after the fact: In 1870, one of Betsy’s grandsons told the story to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the story of a hard-working seamstress designing the much-loved flag was too much to resist.

4. Star Spangled Banner – The “Star Spangled Banner” wasn’t written until Francis Scott Key wrote a poem stemming from observations in 1814, when the British attacked Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music which would become the official national anthem of the United States.

Whether you learned something or not today, Miskelly Furniture wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July!

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Jun 15

Miskelly’s RoomStore Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to the Black Rodeo

Looking for something fun to do the weekend after next? Well, you’re in luck because Miskelly’s RoomStore is giving away two tickets to the Mississippi Black Rodeo coming up on July 11, 2015!

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Visit http://bit.ly/RoomStoreContest

This year’s spectacular is the 13th Annual Black Rodeo and will take place at the Mississippi State Fair Coliseum in downtown Jackson. This is your ticket to roping, riding, and everything in between!

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For your chance to win, all you have to do is ENTER HERE. Once you follow the link, just enter your name and email and you’ll be in the running for two free tickets! What are you waiting for?

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Once you’ve entered, be sure to check your email! We will pick and notify a winner on Wednesday, July 8th. Good luck!

While you’re waiting on the contest results, check out the fabulous furniture at Miskelly’s Jackson Metro Area locations. If you’re curious what beautiful pieces and accessories you can find at Miskelly Furniture, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture!


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Jun 15

5 Tips for Expanding Your Living Space Into the Backyard

With an imaginative use of space and furnishings, your patio, porch, or poolside can become an inviting extension of your home. Follow these tips from Miskelly Furniture in the Jackson, MS area and you’ll be on your way to creating a stylish outdoor space as cozy as any indoor room!

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1. Embrace Your Space

Get creative and don’t be put off by a small or oddly-shaped space. Turn a tiny walled-in patio into a cozy breakfast retreat or a potted herb garden! A deck or dreary concrete slab can become a dazzling dinner setting, a casual conversation spot, or a cozy “screening room” for summer family movie nights. Create an intimate seating area in an expansive yard by defining the space with a border of tall plants and decorative screens and trellises. If you can dream it, you can do it!

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2. Furnish Comfortably

Today, nearly every style and model of interior furnishings and appliances are available in weather-tolerant versions. From luxurious outdoor sofas in fresh fabrics to elegant al fresco dining sets, complete kitchens, and heating units – everything you need for comfortable living is available in an outdoor model. The biggest problem you’ll encounter may be narrowing down your options!

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3. Incorporate Lighting

Advances in energy-efficient solar technology have changed the landscape of outdoor lighting. A wide variety of accent and path lights that require little or no installation work are available at many home improvement stores. New designs in sun-powered table and floor lamps offer indoor charm and function. Don’t forget fun strings of lights that are perfect for deck railings and under umbrellas.

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4. Accessorize with Color

Add colorful outdoor pillows, blankets, rugs, and umbrellas to enliven your newly imagined space. Flowering plants, candles, and solar lanterns add ambiance while water features and fountains create soothing sounds. Remember to plan your design for easy access and allow plenty of room for relaxed seating and entertaining.

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5. Consider a Ceiling Fan

It’s summertime and it pretty hot. An easy and often overlooked way to cool an outdoor space is to add a ceiling fan. Add an optional light kit and brighten up your summer evenings! Fun colors and blade shapes, including natural textures, make these fans decorative elements in your space as well.

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We hope you’ve found these design tips helpful for making your outdoor space perfect this summer!

Looking for more guidance and the best outdoor furniture for your deck or patio? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! We offer a fantastic selection so you’ll rest easy knowing you have plenty of options. Don’t forget to check out some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


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Jun 15

Decorating Like a Professional: Make Your Home Pop with These Design Secrets

Follow the Miskelly Furniture blog in the Jackson, MS area for the latest design tips!

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How to Decorate Like the Pros

Sometimes giving your space a cohesive, chic, and comfortable feel can seem almost impossible. Interior designers undergo years of study and training before they begin serving clients, but homeowners need not go that far. There are many tips and tricks that can be easily applied to every home and complement a homeowner’s personal style!

Let’s go over a few characteristics that well-designed homes have in common:

Cohesion

For every project, it’s essential for a room to feel connected. Look at your space as a singular entity. See if the colors share at least one color with your other home items. For example, if you have marsala (2015′s Color of the Year) in your accent pillows, consider a marsala-colored accessory in the room. Keeping each decorative element linked to the other in some way ensures that no section of your home appears out of place.

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(Just Enough) Variety

It’s important to keep color schemes consistent; however, a room is far more interesting to look at if similarity is not mistaken for uniformity. Keep your colors inline, sure, but vary the scales, sizes, and shapes of the patterns used. The key to this secret is moderation – variances can add dimension, but too many can break apart the design scheme. Go with your instincts!

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Nesting Tables with Accessories

Arrange a Furniture Conversation

When setting up your living space, pretend for a moment that your furniture is a group of long lost friends. Are your chairs positioned to chat easily with your sofa? Are your pieces too close or too far apart? Move some pieces around and see what would be most convenient for your guests, while still working towards a chic, cozy atmosphere.

Tip: Make sure that your TV is secondary to relaxation and socialization.

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Mirror, Mirror

Reflective surfaces beautifully brighten and expand rooms. Mirrors, in particular, are a versatile decoration that can spread natural light and accentuate your current design. If done right, a mirror will not overwhelm the space it inhabits. Some decorators recommend one for each room, but placement is key. For example, keeping your mirror perpendicular to a window instead of directly across from it gives the surface the chance to maximize its reflective power.

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Mirrored Metal Wall Art

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Every home has the potential for design greatness, and by keeping some basic design tips in mind you can ensure that your space reaches its full potential!

Looking for stylish furniture and accessories? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! Check out some of our beautiful products by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture

Click below to browse Miskelly’s Home Catalog:

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Jun 15

3 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Miskellys

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the perfect father? We’ve got what you need! Whether he’s the grilling type, outdoor type, relaxing type or all of the above, Miskelly Furniture carries great Father’s Day gifts for all “mankind.”

1.  KAMADO JOE GRILL

Ah, summertime. It’s a time to enjoy cookouts with family on the patio. What would make it even better? Giving your father one of the best grills on the market: the Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill. So what makes these grills so popular?

  • Comes with everything you need to grill, sear and smoke
  • Best built and most versatile grill
  • Creates moister meats and wood-fire flavors for delicious dishes
  • Large cooking surface which means more burgers, more brats, more steaks–and more friends with grill envy!

Give him the ability to grill, smoke and sear better than ever this Father’s Day. From meat to seafood to veggies to pizzas, he can cook everything on it! Come check out all the colors and sizes we carry at Miskelly Furniture.

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Kamado Joe Grill

2.  YETI® COOLER

Fact: Dads love cold drinks. You won’t go wrong with getting your father a YETI® Cooler this Father’s Day. These indestructible coolers have a lot of awesome features and are made to last. Keeping items cold is what it’s all about. With thicker walls, more than twice the insulation and a full-frame gasket, this cooler will keep ice longer than your average cooler. They’re perfect for the Reservoir, fishing trips and summer vacays. He will absolutely love it! Come find your favorite color at Miskellys.

YETI Coolers are perfect for summer.

YETI Coolers are perfect for summer.

3.  RECLINER

If your father is the type that appreciates an evening of kicking back and watching the game on ESPN, a recliner may just be the ultimate gift this Father’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a rocker recliner, built-in cup holders, leather or a plush cushion fabric, we have it all. Providing him a remarkably comfortable spot to take it easy after a long day at work or in the yard is a gift he will never forget! Visit us at Miskelly Furniture, Miskelly’s in Madison or Miskelly’s RoomStore to find the perfect recliner.

Get social with Miskellys and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram. This Sunday, June 21st, we wish you have a wonderful Father’s Day!


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Jun 15

Home Décor Tips: 4 Easy Ways to Decorate for the Changing Seasons

Decorating for each season is a fun way to keep your home’s design fresh and relevant. But for many, a full revamp is a lot to ask a few times a year. However, there are simple modifications that can be made to areas in your home to make this process much simpler. Just for you, Miskelly Furniture will highlight several types of furniture and accent pieces that can be easily modified to match the beauty of each season!

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As you might have suspected, the best way to keep a seasonally-updated home without spending too much time and money is to focus on accessories. Rather than replace major pieces of furniture, wouldn’t you rather just change up a few smaller items? Here are four items you can try updating throughout the seasons:

  • Vases, pottery & glassware
  • Coffee table items
  • Accent pillows
  • Fragrances

Let’s go over them a little more…

Do you have dark colored pottery on display during the summer? Instead, pick up some lighter colored pieces or even crystal glassware to reflect the interior natural lighting. Lighter, shinier vases and bowls really glow in summer sunlight, and their bright texture helps any room feel open and inviting. While you’re at it, put some fresh sunflowers or tulips in your favorite vase.

When the temperature starts to cool down again, bring the darker accessories back out and decorate with orange and red flowers for fall, or pine needles and holly berries for winter.

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We all know how important coffee tables and ottomans are to decorating a living room. After all, they are quite literally the centerpiece of this social space. It’s super simple to update the look of your coffee table or ottoman! Beyond incorporating light glassware as mentioned earlier, the coffee table book you choose to display can make a huge difference. Pick up some gardening magazines or how-to guides for spring and summer. Place a colorful accessory as the centerpiece for a “summery” feel.

For colder months, try books and magazines that highlight snow skiing or Christmas celebrations around the world. And of course, anything red and green would work!

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What about the accessories you sit or lay on? One of the best ways to update for any season is to break out new accent pillows. Trade the dark and fuzzy winter pillows for brighter-colored floral patterns in the spring and summer. In the fall, incorporate warm or rustic colored throws on your sofa and chairs. These quick and easy switches keep your home décor in line with the season, and it only takes a matter of minutes!

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Finally, don’t neglect one the most important senses – your sense of smell! As it turns out, scientists have found that smell is perhaps the strongest trigger of memories of all kinds. We already touched on flowers, an obvious go-to, but other natural fragrances can also lend a big hand.

For spring and summer, populate the air with dried citrus. For autumn and winter, consider fresh cinnamon sticks or pine. From potpourri to scented candles, there’s nothing like delightful fragrances to really bring a seasonal decorative theme together.

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So there you have it! Don’t let the thought of major seasonal revamps prevent you from keeping your home’s design in tune with the seasons. You can accomplish just that with these simple tips from Miskelly’s!

At Miskelly Furniture, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for with our incredible selection of furniture and accessories. Stop by any of our locations and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


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May 15

Memorial Day 2015: Honoring Those Who Gave the Greatest Sacrifice

Remembering Those We’ve Lost

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 (NASB)

Memorial Day first started following the Civil War. Citizens around the country would honor the fallen soldiers from both the Union and Confederate sides of America’s most tragic and violent conflict. Originally called “Decoration Day,” the early summer holiday officially became known as Memorial Day in the mid-20th century. Now, Memorial Day serves as a tribute to all servicemen and servicewomen that have lost their lives while protecting American liberty.

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Although to many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer holiday season, the traditions of this reverent holiday go far beyond backyard barbecues and sunscreen. The graves of fallen soldiers and military personnel are traditionally decorated with flowers on Memorial Day as a sign of respect. In many cities throughout the U.S., parades are held showcasing current and former servicemen and women.

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Amid the fun and excitement of Memorial Day, it’s important to stop and remember those in the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives in the struggle for our country’s freedom. Without their sacrifice, our comforts and luxuries would never have come to be. If you have the opportunity, thank an active or former serviceman or servicewoman on Memorial Day.

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Miskelly Furniture is a proud supporter of America’s military forces. We encourage you and your family to pause your celebration just for a moment and remember those who lost their lives fighting for our way of life. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful weekend!

PLUS- if you’re needing new furniture and wanting a fantastic deal, shop Miskellys this weekend for tons of markdowns throughout our store!

  • Be at our doors on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 AM to get your $250 OFF coupon (valid with $1499 minimum purchase.) This offer is good at all locations!
  • Pay No Interest for 48 Months
  • 20% OFF rugs and accessories

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Be sure to follow Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram! *Offer valid only May 25, 2015. Event offers may vary. See store for complete details.


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May 15

Miskelly Furniture Annual Wild Game Banquet Ticket Giveaway!

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If you’re the type of person that likes tasty wild game and barbecue, Miskelly Furniture in the Jackson Metro Area has exciting news for YOU! We are giving away four tickets to the Third Annual Wild Game Banquet on Saturday, May 30, 2015!

The banquet is a community fundraising event sponsored by a collaboration of men in United Methodist Churches throughout Rankin County. In the past two years, it has raised more than $48,500 for Habitat for Humanity in the Mississippi Capital Area, and all of the proceeds stay in Rankin County. Miskelly’s is happy to make our contribution!

We will give away a total of four tickets to two lucky contestants. That means, each of our two winners will be able to bring a friend or family member along with them to this fun night out with delicious Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for dinner!

All you have to do is visit http://bit.ly/WildGameBanquet to enter to win. Oh, and one of the best parts is that it’s super easy — you’re only a click away!

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The contest runs May 11 – 27, 2015 so just be sure to enter before then. Two participants will be chosen at random. We’ll send you an email to let you know if you’re the lucky winner. Good luck, everyone! Don’t forget to follow Miskelly Furniture on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram @Miskelly Furniture


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May 15

Miskelly’s Celebrates Summer at “Gardens of Madison County”

At Miskelly Furniture, we love to get involved in our local community. One of our favorite ways to do that is by helping others and participating in all sorts of events! We recently participated in the 2015 Gardens of Madison County. This year’s tour included eight interesting and unique gardens, enhanced with tablescapes provided by local designers–such as Miskellys–along with fun activities to suit everyone’s taste.

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Miskelly Furniture was happy to get outside and provide beautiful outdoor furniture for garden lovers from all over the Southeast. Over 1,000 people took advantage of the gorgeous weather to view some of the South’s prettiest lawns and patios. Miskelly’s was thrilled to have been a part of this event!

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Our outdoor furniture fit well at Gardens of Madison County, and we think it’ll do the same for your home! We brought several pieces that are sure to perk your summer patio interests, and there’s plenty more to check out on our showroom floors. Our products range from unique and chic, to plush and comfortable. Whichever is your style, you’ll be most happy with our affordable prices and expert staff ready to transform your outdoor space!

Come by Miskelly Furniture to pick out the perfect furniture to host your next crawfish boil or just to enjoy a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day.

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Ready to revamp your patio or deck with fresh, trendy and elegant designs? Come see the incredible selection of furniture and accessories available at Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro area. Our expert interior designers are happy to help you make your summer home décor dreams a reality!

Check out our new product arrivals and join the conversation by following Miskellys on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


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Apr 15

Need Stylish Outdoor Furniture? Shop Miskelly

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Gathering Table & Barstools: Miskelly Furniture

Summertime is right around the corner and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather! But what’s to enjoy if you’re not able to relax in comfort and style? No worries — Miskelly Furniture has the solution!

Miskelly not only offers the best selection in mattresses, living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture in the Jackson Metro Area, but did you know we also carry a beautiful selection of outdoor furniture?

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Wicker Sofa: Miskelly Furniture

Whether you’re looking for a simple gathering table that won’t stain or fade from sunshine and crawfish, or a wicker spring set that will complete your ultimate patio look, you’ll love Miskelly’s chic and affordable outdoor pieces!

You may already be making big plans to grill out or throw a summer birthday party on the back deck. Imagine bringing together friends and family around a quality and stylish fire pit! Or, you may be more interested in rounding out your Mississippi summer night on a relaxing chaise lounge.

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Outdoor Furniture at Miskellys

No matter what fits your style, at Miskelly’s you’ll find a great selection of trendy outdoor furniture. Shop our showrooms this spring and be sure to check out all of our convenient locations!

Want to see more photos of pretty furniture and accessories? Give us a follow on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture