Park Hill Lanterns

We have a HUGE selection of lanterns at some FANTASTIC prices!! Park Hill’s collection of lanterns offer a wide range of styles, perfect for lining a garden pathway or adorning a beautiful mantel or sideboard. DFC’s large selection of lanterns also features a wide range of sizes to choose from! Lanterns are so on trend right now, they are very versatile, with the ability to use them as both outside and interior decor! 

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Shop Lantern Collection: 6.5″x10″; 9.5″x16″
French Quarter Lantern Collection: 12″x18″; 15″x22″
Estate Lantern Collection: 10″x22″; 14″x32″

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Hillcrest Lantern Collection: 8.5″x14″; 12.25″x23″; 16″x32″

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Chateau Lantern Collection: Distressed paint finish

Come in now and take a look at our beautiful showroom! So far, we’ve gotten absolute rave reviews about the new look and feel. Every time a customer walks in the doors their reactions have been so excited and we’ve gotten such amazing feedback! There is nothing like it anywhere else in Fresno! Take a look at what everyone is talking about, come in and see for yourself!! Our whole showroom is full of beautiful home accessories, furniture, lamps, and accent items to adorn your home. 

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for details regarding our Showroom Unveiling Event in April! You won’t want to miss it as we celebrate and share all the amazing new changes we have made!
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Remodel Photo Update

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by us being closed this past Saturday, but we are very excited to share our photo update to let you in on all the progress that we made last week! Our renovations are coming to an end and we are getting ready to introduce our fresh new looks and exciting changes. We are moving forward with current trends and brand new product! Be sure to look out for updates on our big showroom unveiling!
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DFC Renovation and Remodel!

Since the beginning of the year we have been talking about, and preparing for some pretty big and exciting changes for expanding our business! The time is finally here, and our renovation and remodel is underway. This week, we will be building and moving things around, getting ready for a newly designed showroom, complete with brand new product! We will be blogging about some of these changes and our progress as we go along in this renovation and remodeling process, so be sure to look for updates and you won’t want to miss info about the unveiling of our new showroom!Untitled 3Untitled 2
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Tying Up the Loose Ends This Xmas!

We are tying up the loose ends of this holiday season with everything you need to know about ribbons and bows! How to make DFC’s signature bows and the countless ways they can be used to embellish your home and even gift giving!

DFC’s “Signature Bow” Tutorial:bow 11: Use a narrow ribbon to tie the rest of your ribbons together. 2-3: Start with making one shoe string bow. 4: Make a second shoe string bow with either the same or different style ribbon. 

bow 25-8: Tie the two shoe string bows together using your very first narrow ribbon. 
bow 39-12: Keep adding shoe string bows and tying them together with the first narrow ribbon. Finish the bow off with another shoe string bow using the very first narrow ribbon. You can curl the tails on the last ribbon for a finished look.bow 413: To finish off the tails of the bow, fold the tail in half and cut the end off at an angle. And there you go! DFC’s Signature Bow!

bows setholiday bows classThese bows are great for any home decorating ! Use them in the tree, use your bow on a wreath or in a garland, instead of running ribbon through the garland. Top off a glass jar in your kitchen or embellish a lamp outside. The possibilities are endless!bows 2These bows are perfect for gift wrapping and other sorts of packages–even bottles! You can also use smaller/narrow ribbons to make a smaller version of this signature bow. These smaller bows are great for embellishing ornaments to give as gifts or to really make an ornament stand out on a tree. This is a great idea for an ornament exchange.  

Need Packaging Ideas?…

DFC has a wide variety of products that are perfect for all your packaging and gift wrapping needs. Our ribbon selection, alone will have you set with what you’ll need to wrap your presents beautifully! After you’ve selected all the ribbon you’ll need, you definitely won’t want to forget the cellophane products that we carry. We have rolls of cellophane in different colors, patterns and sizes! We even have cellophane bags in different sizes. So grab everything you’ll need to package and wrap all of your gifts this holiday season! Make someone smile with the gift of giving, from the inside out! set 1corsage boxStop by for ideas and inspiration, any of our DFC Staff will be more than happy to help you with tons of great ideas for unique and creative holiday gift wrapping and packaging!

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Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Now that you’ve trimmed the tree, and decorated the banister and mantel with garland it’s time to start thinking about outdoor decorating. We’re not talking about hanging lights and you’re done. No, we’re talking about front door wreaths or swags, ribbon treatments on your outdoor lanterns, even hanging clustered ornaments from your awnings! We’ve included some photographs from some of the homes we’ve decorated this year and in years past to give you some great outdoor decorating inspiration! set 1

We are always trying to find new and interesting ways to take holiday decorating to the next level! When it comes to your front door, most people go with a traditional wreath but you could also choose to decorate your front door with a swag or two, if you have double doors! We like to keep the same color scheme going from the moment your guest arrive at the front door and draw it all the way in to your entry way and possibly the living room or even the entire house. Mae has done some beautiful work with front door wreaths and swag, we just couldn’t resist sharing them with all of our customers!

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We love ribbon treatment, and we know you do too! So why not embellish your outdoor lanterns with some beautiful ribbon treatments to make the outdoors of your home match the festiveness of the inside! You can pick up some of DFC’s outdoor velvet red ribbon to keep your bows looking very traditional, or you can choose a variety of ribbons to match your indoor color scheme! A great ribbon to use outside that will sparkle from day to night, is our Diamond Lumei Mesh Ribbon! It is one of our top selling ribbons for holiday decorating and your company will see it driving up from the street, it’s that brilliant! Add some pine branches or ornament balls to your ribbon treatments for an even more festive design!
IMG_1737-XLIMG_6209-XLIMG_1735-XLIMG_1736-XLIMG_6177-XLDon’t stop there! You can even add clustered ornament balls to the awnings of your front door, balcony or terrace. We’ve even done hanging ornament balls in courtyards and patios! The possibilities are endless, let yourself be inspired and get creative with it! IMG_6004-XLIMG_6020-XL2009_11_ 21 162-XLWe’ve also done some great outdoor garland treatments for a patio or front door walk up!12-05 CHILDRENS HOSPITAL HOME TOUR 105-XL12-05 CHILDRENS HOSPITAL HOME TOUR 001-XL

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Christmas Decorating – Garlands

When it comes to garland treatments, they can be hung just about anywhere and they will make your home look absolutely gorgeous! We have done some fabulous garlands in the past when designing for the holidays, so we thought we’d share some of those designs with you to inspire and delight! We also have some more great tips for designing your own garlands, as well as the do’s and don’ts for hanging your garlands in your home! How much ribbon? And how to run ribbon through a garland…

  • For a 9 foot garland you will need 10 yards of ribbon. 
  • Take your ribbon at the 5 yard mark. (You can find the middle by unrolling the spool and folding it in half.)
  • Meet the 5 yard mark/middle of the ribbon with the middle point of the length of the garland. Twist the ribbon into the garland using two branches.
  • Then, move to one of the very ends of the garland and twist the ribbon into the garland, leaving a tail. Do this at both ends of the garland before tying down the middle parts. You should only have ribbon twisted into the garland in three places at this point: the middle, and two ends. This ensures that you end up running the ribbon throughout the entire garland evenly using all 10 yards. 
  • Twist in the rest of the ribbon in a pattern: side, middle, other side. It’s sort of a zig zag pattern. This ensures that the ribbon is evenly dispersed and looks beautiful from all angles. So not matter if you are looking at the top or bottom it will give the illusion that the ribbon is running through the entire garland. 

Adding Ornaments to a Garland…
There are a few different ways you can go about placing ornaments in your garland…

  1. If you want the primary focal point of the garland to be the middle, you can place all of your ornaments in the middle portion of the garland, with the ends and/or corners being accents. (For example: The garland in the picture just above.)
  2. If you would like to have ornaments throughout the entire length of the garland a good way to place your ornaments, as well as plan how many to buy, is to divide your garland into 3 foot sections. Set a pattern for the length of the 3 foot section, and repeat it 3 times. (For example: The garland pictured below.)
  3. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Expand the overall look of the garland. The picture below draws your eye upward, to the top of the candles, all the way to the lowest hanging ornament. Your eye does not just see a narrow garland running across the mantel, but instead it has expanded into a 6 foot span. When adding candles for height in your design, bring the pine/greenery up as well with the candles and the garland. It really brings the look together, like it is all one piece. (The 3M hooks in this picture were used to hang a wreath, which the candlesticks frame, also tying together and completing the look.)
  4. Hanging ornaments with fishline and draping beaded garlands from your garland and mantel, really highlight the ornaments instead of the pine. This is a great way to showcase your most prized or delicate ornaments, instead of hiding them in the tree. 
  5. Hanging stockings can be challenging when you have a beautiful garland also hanging on your mantel. A great tip for this is to use 3M hooks to hang the stockings. Attach them to the fireplace and use coordinating ribbons to hang the stockings from the hooks. It will look like the stockings are hanging from the garland but they are really hanging from the mantel. The hooks are removable and you can also use them to securely hang the garland on the mantel. 

Hanging Garlands on a Staircase…

Here are a few tips for hanging a beautiful garland on your staircase or railing.

  • To figure out how long your garland needs to be, measure the length of the of the railing.
  • If you want your garland to run across the top of the railing, you will need the same length as the actual measurement of the railing.
  • If you want your garland to dip, you will need 2 to 2.5 times the amount of the actual measurement of the railing.
  • For a lit garland, always be sure to plug it in before you hang your garland, to make sure all of the lights are still working properly.
  • Also for a lit garland, always double check which end of the garland has the correct end of the cord you will need to plug into the wall. You don’t want to get it up and not be able to plug it in because the correct cord is on the opposite end.
  • Bring the ends of the garland all the way down to the floor, this makes it easier to reach the wall outlet in order to plug it in, and it will also hide the outlet and plug.

Don’t Forget DFC is open to the public for the Holiday Season, Now until December 28th.

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