This Week’s Hot Buys Picked By Our Store Managers

Whether you’re decorating the garden or backyard patio, Dave’s has what you need! This week, we asked our wonderful store managers and employees to pick their favorite products that they believe could be a beautiful fit in anyone’s home. We hope their suggestions help you pick out the perfect products for your home.

Summer Gnome – $19.99

Gnomes are crazy popular in the Buffalo area. And the price point on this fun-loving summer gnome is just right for our customers. Our assistant store manager Shelby describes this summer gnome as “…an adorable addition guaranteed to add a unique welcome to any porch or garden.” Kids and adults will get a kick out of this guy!


Four-Tier Plant Stand – $59.99

Do you have flowers in your home that you like to showcase? If so, this four-tier plant stand could be the perfect decor piece for you. Shelby likes how “ it is a classic way to add flair while displaying your flowers and plants.” Make a statement in your home with both your flowers and how you present them with a decor piece like this.


Black Metal Lantern Light – $19.99

If you like to entertain, these lantern string lights add some ambiance inside or outside. Shelby mentioned how “these metal lantern lights are the perfect addition to any event, indoors and out. These lights fit any theme from rustic to nautical.” However you like to entertain, a decor piece like this will go a long way!


Large Angel Statuary – $99.99

Bringing character to your garden just became much easier with Denise’s product suggestion. Our large angel statuary will bring together your entire garden and be the statement piece outdoors. It will fit well in any home, and you will definitely not be disappointed in this garden accent piece!  


Double Cherub Bird Bath – $49.99

Every backyard needs a piece that will grab everyone’s attention. This find by our store manager Paola will do just that. The double cherub bird bath is a beautifully designed bird bath that everyone will be amazed by. In return, you will get to enjoy your backyard with the beautiful birds that come spend time in your new bird bath.


Gazing Ball – $17.99

If you’re looking for that perfect outdoor decor piece, a gazing ball could be a great option for you. Paola and her employees love these pieces so much they showcase them in the front window of their store. With gazing balls coming in a variety of styles and designs, you’ll be sure to find that perfect one for your yard.


Thanks to our store managers and employees for their suggestions on different decor products that can spruce up your home this year. We hope you take advantage of these products and give your guests something to talk about! Stop by Dave’s soon to check out all of these decor pieces.

This Week’s Hot Buys: Selected by Our Store Managers

Did you know that Dave’s brings in new inventory every week? With so many items to browse, we want to highlight the best deals for you! We asked our savvy store managers which new trendy products they recommend. Our managers want to help you create that perfect setting indoors or outdoors this month. We hope this helps!

Deluxe Hanging Baskets – $34.99

Looking to add color to your patio? Our store manager Susan suggests adding our deluxe hanging baskets to your backyard or front yard. They provide a great amount of color and need very low maintenance. With a variety of colors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the right one for your patio.

LED Lighted Train Water Fountain – $189.99

Adding a unique look to any backyard can capture your guests’ attention. A popular item at our Depew store location, the Train Fountain captures the antique looks with a realistic smokestack and relaxing waterfall. This piece can be a great statement at your home and conversation starter!

Inflatable White Jumbo Magical Unicorn Float – $34.99

When the warm weather comes around, kids are going to excited to jump into that pool! Susan pointed out the trending inflatable animal float perfect for your day at the pool. Kids and even adults can enjoy this pool float. 85.5″H x 63″W x 47″D

This Week’s Hot Buys Selected by Our Store Managers

Dave’s is known for its great deals on Christmas, but we’re so much more! We’ve searched all over to find on-trend spring and summer items. We asked our wonderful store managers which new products they recommend this month, and which ones you’ll find at their homes. We hope you find these products as beautiful as we do!

Beach Themes Are Perfect Throughout The House

Summer is a great time to carry that beach theme into your home. Paola of our Niagara Falls location had a great time putting this set together for her daughter’s room.

It showcases a beautiful hammock swing that can mount from the ceiling. She complimented the hammock with accent flamingo throw pillows. To finish off the setting, a potted palm tree was placed behind the swing for a tropical vibe.

These three decor pieces go well with each other and create a beautiful indoor setting at her home. What a great way to carry that beach theme into your home!

Customize Your Backyard With Colorful Decor Accents

Jeff at our Cheektowaga store location suggests a gazing ball with a stand to add color to your backyard. It’s also a relaxing accent piece that has continued in popularity over the years.

A great accent to any patio or porch is wooden furniture and Jeff mentioned how great the Acaca Jack and Jill Wood Set looks on any backyard patio. Customize your wood furniture with beautiful outdoor decor accents like throw pillows, blankets and much more.

The lemon theme is still going strong, and these pretty lemon-colored accent pieces stand out and add sunshine to any room.

We have plenty of great new pieces for summer and spring. Come and see what’s new at your nearest Dave’s location today!

Products Featured:

Hammock Swing: $34.99

Flamingo Throw Pillows: $9.99

Potted Palm Tree: $69.99

Gazing Balls & Stands: $17.99/ea

Acacia Jack & Jill Wood Sets: $159.99


Dave’s Exciting New Location!

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In March of 2018, we announced the official opening of our newest location of Dave’s All Season Store at the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls, NY. We are very excited to start this new adventure and to serve both American and Canadian customers alike. Our store will open in April 2018. See our official announcement below:


DAVE’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND TO OPEN NEW STORE LOCATION IN NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK

The new store location marks a return to Niagara County for Dave’s Christmas Wonderland,
and is the fourth store for the local chain.

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK (March 5, 2018) – Dave’s Christmas Wonderland
announces the addition of a fourth store location at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls in
Niagara Falls, New York. Dave’s Christmas Wonderland is a division of Gordon Companies, a
family-owned and –operated business based in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland will occupy an 8,200-square-foot space located at the Military
Road entrance to the Fashion Outlets. It is located next to Aerpostale and Eddie Bauer. The store
is scheduled to open April 2018. Further details and an exact date will be available on the store’s
website, http://www.daveschristmas.com.

This is not the first time Dave’s has had a presence in Niagara County. Dave’s operated under
the name National Warehouse Sales in the 1980s when Gordon Companies specialized in surplus
and closeout merchandise.

“We’re very excited to return to Niagara County,” said Dave Gordon, CEO of Gordon
Companies. “This location offers us an opportunity to reach a valuable customer base of savvy
shoppers from both the U.S. and Canadian markets. We are proud to offer a wide selection of
everyday and seasonal merchandise at affordable prices that make it a great fit for the Fashion
Outlets of Niagara Falls.”

The Niagara Falls store location will feature a year-round designated Christmas section featuring
indoor and outdoor decorations such as trees, wreaths, ornaments, garland, and lights. Seasonal
merchandise for all holidays will be displayed with both the Canadian and U.S. holidays in mind.
In the summer months, Dave’s will stock pool and patio merchandise such as pool floats, rafts,
and patio furniture. Customers can also purchase annual plants and flowers in the spring.
Additionally, customers can expect great deals on specialty home decor merchandise such as
pillows, throws, and LED wall art.

“Fashion Outlets is thrilled to welcome Dave’s Christmas Wonderland to the center’s growing
list of new tenants. The store’s wide range of items – beyond just holiday décor – cannot be
found anywhere else in the mall and we’re confident our shoppers will be pleased with the
selection of merchandise available.” John Doran, Property Manager of Fashion Outlets of
Niagara Falls.

ABOUT DAVE’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland has been a family-owned and –operated business for over 40
years. Dave’s operates three additional store locations – Depew, Franklinville and Cheektowaga,
New York. Visit Daveschristmas.com for store addresses, phone numbers, hours, and coupons.
Dave’s Christmas Wonderland customers can find tens of thousands of additional products
shopping online at Christmas Central.

ABOUT CHRISTMAS CENTRAL

A division of Gordon Companies, Christmas Central is one of the largest online seasonal stores
in the country. Since its inception in 2004, Christmas Central has been named on Inc. 500’s list
of fastest-growing companies in the country five times, and has been recognized by Internet
Retailer Magazine as a company to watch. Christmas Central ships regularly to both the U.S. and
Canada, and has shipped seasonal and holiday items to locations around the world. Shop
seasonal and everyday home décor at https://www.Christmascentral.com.

This announcement can also be found at The Buffalo News.

Outdoor Lighting Tips

Hanging your Christmas lights is a lot of work and can be a frustrating endeavor. Below are a few tips to make sure that hanging your Christmas lights is a safe and easy task.

Plan your Attack: First, decide on the area of your home that you want to cover and figure out how many lights you’ll need. Then test out your lights to make sure they still work properly. If you need more lights to cover your home, we have a great selection of lights available at our store!

Keep your Extension Cords Safe: Before using extension cords, you should first make sure that the cords are suitable for the outdoors. Also, make sure that when they are set up, your lights and extension cords are kept out of high-traffic areas. They should also be kept off the ground to prevent being covered in snow or dipped in puddles of water.

Make Sure your Lights are Suitable for the Outdoors: There are a variety of lights that you can choose from. Like your extension cords, make sure that your lights are rated for outdoor use. Never use indoor lights for the outdoors, as these lights won’t be waterproof.

Don’t Hang your Roof Lights up Alone: If you are hanging lights on your roof or anywhere that requires the use of a ladder, make sure that you have someone there to hold the base of the ladder for you. You don’t want to risk falling off and hurting yourself!

Open Your Pool for Summer in 12 Easy Steps

The weather is getting warmer, the snow is melting, and the sun seems to shine brighter with each day. Pretty soon it will be time to open up the pool for summer! Whether you are “summer-izing” your pool for the first time or you’d like a reminder of all the necessary steps, we have you covered – no pun intended! Here’s how to successfully prepare your pool for summer:

1. Remove Debris & Drain Water from Pool Cover

The first step in preparing your pool for summer fun is removing all the water and debris from your winter pool cover. Use a submersible pool cover pump for easy water removal. Once your pool cover is completely dry, you can use a large broom or leaf blower to clear off leaves and other debris so they don’t fall into the pool during the next step.

2. Remove Pool Cover

Now that water and debris have been removed from your winter cover, grab a friend and carefully peel the cover back and off of your pool.

3. Clean & Store Away Pool Cover

Pool covers can be easily cleaned with soap, water, and a soft brush. Be careful not to use anything too abrasive, as this may tear the material. For protection against bugs, rodents, and mildew, wait until the pool cover is completely dry then store in a heavy-duty plastic bin.

4. Remove All Winterizing Plugs & Re-Attach Drain Plugs

Make sure all winter plugs are removed from your pool equipment, including the filter, pump, heater, pool cleaners, etc., and replace them with your normal drain plugs. Ensure all antifreeze has been discharged before removing winterizing plugs from your pool skimmers and return lines.

5. Reconnect Pool Equipment

Reconnect your pool filter, pump, heater, and anything else that was disconnected when closing the pool. Above-ground swimming pools will need to have flexible plumbing lines reconnected to the pool equipment and skimmer.

6. Refill Your Pool

Using a garden hose, refill your pool back to its normal level (about halfway up the skimmer).

7. Clean Your Pool

Use a leaf rake net, pool brush, and/or pool vacuum to remove any remaining debris in the water.

8. Set up Your Pump & Pool Filter

Make sure to properly replace drain plugs (and any other parts that have been removed) to your pool pump and filter. Check the pump’s O-ring for any cracks or damage and replace if such blemishes are present. If the O-ring is in good shape, apply an O-ring lubricant to maintain a tight seal and provide easy removal later on.

9. Start the System Back Up

Turn on your pool filter and pump; check and make sure the system is running properly with no leaks or drips. If the pump fails to pull any water, prime the pump by turning off the filter system, removing the lid, and filling the pump housing with water. Replace the pump and turn the system back on again.

10. Test & Adjust

It is crucial to test the quality of your pool water before swimming. Once your pump and filtration system has been up and running for several hours, you will want to test levels of pH (ideal: 7.4 – 7.6), alkalinity (ideal: 80 to 120 ppm), and chlorine (ideal: 2.0 to 4.0 ppm). Using a pool testing kit is an inexpensive and easy way to ensure the safety of your water. Once you’ve established your pool water chemistry, you may need to balance your water by adjusting pH, adding chlorine, or removing phosphate.

11. Filter Overnight

Run your filtration system overnight to get rid of any remaining dirt, bacteria, algae, and debris still present in your pool water. Use algaecide to help remove stubborn or excessive algae.

12. Shock & Awe

The final step to cleaning and preparing your pool for summer is to apply a shock treatment to the water. This will eliminate nearly all the remaining contaminants and bacteria, providing you with a fresh, clean start to the summer season. Once you are all set, you can kick back, relax, and enjoy your pool!

Last Minute Gift Ideas Everyone Can Love

Last minute gifts don’t have to be terrible, rushed and thoughtless gifts. Just because you ran out of time doesn’t mean you don’t care. Plenty of people have busy schedules, stressful jobs, and responsibilities. Fortunately, you can show others how much they mean to you, regardless of your busy schedule with some last-minute gift ideas that are still pretty thoughtful. These projects are sentimental, sweet, and useful, and they’ll take less than 30 minutes to create. Happy Holidays!

Homemade Cookie Recipe


Hot Chocolate Reindeer

Chocolate Dipped Spoons

Photo Luminaries

Gift Card in Candy Jar

A Money Tree

 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

DIY Christmas Ornaments & Projects

When I was younger, my mom had my sisters and I make a handmade ornament each year. Now, we have a large selection of extremely sentimental ornaments from our past. This is something I plan to continue, and my sisters already have. Handmade ornaments are a tradition in most families, because they’re sweet and kids love making them. The best part is that you don’t need artistic talents, because when they come out terrible it’s even more adorable. Looking back on your uneven reindeer or dilapidated snowman is hilarious. Try some of these DIY ornaments with the kids this year. In a few years when they’re older, you can reminisce about the fun time you had making it, and you’ll laugh each year when you remove it from storage.




Scented Ornaments



Hand & Feet Prints



Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments



TMNT Ornaments



Scrabble Tile Messages



Glittered Ornaments




Feeling even more crafty? Try some of these adorable DIY decorations and gifts this year. Hand made Christmas items offer an inimitable charming touch to your home. Check them out and let us know your favorite ideas!

Sparkle Branches

Santa Tulle Wreath

No Sew Deer Pillow

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Snow Globe Ornament

 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

Unique Gift Wrap Ideas for Christmas Presents

Christmas gift wrap is as important as the gift itself. When you put effort into wrapping the gift, it shows that you care. It’s such a simple gesture that can say a lot. Sure, nobody will judge you for having mediocre gift wrap, because they’ll appreciate the gift inside. However, when you take the time to get creative and innovative with your wrap, it shows the recipient that you went the extra mile, just to give them a beautiful presentation of their gift.

Sweater Gift Wrap

Use an old sweater to make an adorable sweater-wrapped gift!


Chalkboard Wrap

Create trendy & personalized messages with chalkboard gift wrap!


Stamped Kraft Paper

Create your own pattern with markers on a Kraft paper for a custom rustic-chic giftwrap!


Plaid Wrapping Paper

If you have plaid decor in your home, try wrapping most of the gifts in plaid, red, green, and gold. This selection of colors and patterns will turn the gifts into a wonderful decoration. Plaid is big this year, just ask Target!


Glam Wrap

Add a bit of glitz and glam to your gift with shiny gift wrap and glittered accents!


Santa Style

Make your gift bag look like Santa. How cute is this?!



 
Sherrie Carter
 

Free Christmas Printable Downloads

Make the holidays fun, creative, and easy with these FREE printable downloads I found. I recently purchased three different sets of gift tags from varying chain stores and they left a lot to be desired. Although pretty, they ripped easily and didn’t stick to the wrap well. This sent me on a mission to print my own and apply them with double-sided scotch tape. While searching, I also found wall signs, jar labels, activities and even emoji wrapping paper! I’ve added pins to the best ones, but there are so many more! Check out these 50 Christmas Printable Downloads from Personal Creations.

Modern Christmas Printables


Hot Chocolate Labels

Rustic & Plaid Printable Gift Tags

Christmas Sign Printables

Classic & Whimsical Printable Gift Tags

 
 
Sherrie Carter