Paul Schatz Furniture shares tips for a beautiful table top

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means the kick-off to holiday entertaining….particularly family gatherings  and dinner parties. Our in-house designers at Paul Schatz Furniture can help you create a beautiful holiday table. Come into the store for ideas! And follow these easy tips to create a stunning table for small or large groups:

1. Invest in Classic White Dishes

For the biggest bang for your buck and a versatile, timeless look, use classic white dinnerware for entertaining. White dishes also show food to its best advantage— which is why the pros use them.


2. Pull Out Your Vintage China

Dinner parties and the holidays are a great time to use your heirloom china—or the mismatched collection of flea market finds you’ve collected. Either mix different sets with the same color family or unite different patterns by mixing in white dishes for a visual break.

3. Add a Table Runner

A white tablecloth is always classic, but you can add a layer of color and dimension to your table setting by choosing a runner cloth in a contrasting tone or design. Or leave a beautiful, textured wood table bare and simply use a table runner in the center.

4. Cloth Napkins Add Extra Elegance

Cloth napkins are one of the most classic ways to instantly dress up your table. Napkin rings aren’t necessary; simply fold napkins or roll and tie with a ribbon and a sprig of green. Don’t forget to iron napkins if you have time!


5. Make Place Cards

Handmade place cards at each setting cost little but make guests feel special. Simply write names on plain white or colored card stock using a metallic or black pen. For Thanksgiving, you could add paper for guests to jot down what they are thankful for!


6. Light Candles

Candles and their flickering glow are a simple way to add impact and atmosphere. Group pillar candles of different heights for the easiest of centerpieces (be sure to choose unscented candles to avoid clashing with the food).


7. Make a “Natural” Centerpiece

Find serving pieces, vases, pitchers, or bowls from your everyday collection and fill them with a sprig of fir, fruits, pinecones, or branches. After all, we are Oregonians with access to so much natural beauty!

8. Utilize a Buffet or Side Board

Set food up on a buffet next to the table to avoid overloading the table top and detracting from your decorations.

Don’t forget, Paul Schatz Furniture also offers gorgeous table top accessories, on sale now for the holidays!


Sensational Storewide Sale at Paul Schatz Furniture

PSF_NovemberSale_FBWe’re on a roll here at Paul Schatz Furniture – passing on sensational savings to you, our valued customers with our storewide sale.

Now is the time to get your home ready for the holidays, and we can help.

Are you entertaining? Hosting out-of-town guests? Planning to surprise a loved one with new furniture? Or just need a new look for all the festivities?

If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, stop by and see us today.

You’ll discover great savings on top brands like…

  • Stickley
  • Ekornes
  • Hooker
  • Lexington
  • Sherrill

….at our storewide sale on furniture for all rooms:

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Bedroom

And more!

And don’t forget our in-house designers are ready to offer complimentary consultations. It’s like having a personal stylist for your home. Now, what a way to gift yourself an early present for the holidays!

The divine difference at Paul Schatz Furniture

Notice a “devine” difference at Paul Schatz Furniture?

Some of the Tigard showrooms at Paul Schatz recently got a divine refresh thanks to Devine Color paints. We love Devine for its luxuriously thick and creamy texture and illuminating colors. Specially formulated with premium-quality pigments that help colors and light radiate throughout a room, Devine Color is ideal for brightening up gray wintry days here in the Northwest.

Devine Humador enhances the richness of this room.

Devine Humador enhances the richness of this room.

Local artist and color consultant Gretchen Schauffler, originally from sunny Puerto Rico, founded Devine years ago when she moved to cloudy Portland. Inspired by the lush natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and yet missing the tropical hues of the Carribbean, birthed her vision for Devine Color. But don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself how Devine  enhances our showrooms here at Paul Schatz. And it can do the same for your home!

Devine Lobster makes these paintings and sofa pop.

Devine Lobster makes these paintings and sofa pop.

One of the reasons we’re spiffing up the place is in preparation for our Paw-fect Holiday Celebration this Thursday. It’s the “paw-fect” way to kick off the holiday festivities, get inspiration for table decor, and support our four-legged friends. Our sensational storewide sale will be happening, and a portion of Thursday’s sales will benefit Oregon Dog Rescue.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages, and raffle prizes, too!


Devine Melzi transforms ordinary walls into a bold and sophisticated room.

Raffle prizes include $1000 gift certificate for family portraits from Emily Andrews Portrait Design, $1000 gift certificate to Paul Schatz Furniture, and two tickets to a Portland Trail Blazer game.

Please join us this Thursday, November 13 at our Tigard store for all kinds of holiday cheer you won’t want to miss. Drop by any time between 4:00-8:00 pm. See you there!


A “Paw-Fect” Celebration at Paul Schatz Furniture

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Join us for a festive kickoff to the season and help Oregon Dog Rescue, too! We’ll be celebrating in style on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at our Tigard Showroom. We hope you’ll come, too for holiday shopping and finishing touches for your home; holiday table decor; raffles for Oregon Dog Rescue and complimentary food and beverages.

While you’re with us, you’ll learn about our friends at Oregon Dog Rescue and even meet some of their dogs! You can also buy raffle tickets for valuable prizes, including a $1,000 Gift Certificate for family portraits from Emily Andrews Portrait Design; a $1,000 Gift Certificate from Paul Schatz Furniture; and a pair of tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game. In fact, a portion of our sales during the event will go to ODR.